“La actitud es una pequeña cosa que hace una gran diferencia” -Winston Churchill-.

María Laura Vargas


Spanish, English, conversational French and Italian.

María Laura Vargas

Admitted to the Costa Rican Bar Association, 2007.

Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg / Universidad de Chile – Heidelberg Center for Latin America (LLM in International Law, Investment, Trade and Arbitration – Honor Thesis and Graduation March 2011), Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica (Specialization in Notary and Registry Law, December 2009), Universidad de Costa Rica (Juris Doctor – Thesis and Graduation with Honors, December 2006).

Costa Rican Bar Association.

Associate Attorney at Sfera Legal, (2016-present); Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (2011-2016); Associate Attorney at Arias & Muñoz Law Firm (2006-2010); Paralegal at Facio & Cañas Law Firm (2003-2004).

meet the rest of us

Erika Barrantes Ramírez

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.” Ernest Hemingway

Sonia Aragón Muñoz

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"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality” -Nikos Kazantzakis-.

Roberto Castillo Pacheco

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"Focus on consequences, not on probability" -Nassim Nicholas Taleb-.

Raquel Moya Sánchez

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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value" -Albert Einstein-.

Pablo González Montoya

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"Dame un lugar firme para apoyarme y moveré el mundo" -Arquimides-.

Nidia Zúñiga González

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"Somos lo que hacemos cada día. De modo que la excelencia no es un acto, sino un hábito" -Aristótele-

Marilyn Carvajal

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“El primer paso es establecer que algo es posible; entonces la probabilidad ocurrirá -Elon Musk-.

Mariana Castro Sotela

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"When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt" -Henry J. Kaiser-.

José María Pacheco

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"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses" -Henry Ford-

Jean Carlo Díaz Chacón

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"Cuanto mayor es la dificultad, mayor es la gloria“ -Cicerón-.

Javier Montejo Calvo

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“El primer paso es establecer que algo es posible; entonces la probabilidad ocurrirá -Elon Musk-.

Jaime Jiménez Umaña

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“¿Por qué encajar cuando naciste para sobresalir?.” -Dr Seuss-

Carolina Arguello Bogantes

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“La vida es un 10% lo que te ocurre y un 90% cómo respondes” -Charles R. Swindoll-.

Arnoldo Acuña

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"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King-.

Andrea Martín Jiménez

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"Sea curiosa e indistintamente a cuán difícil parezca ser la vida, siempre habrá algo que uno puede hacer, y triunfar en ello. Lo importante es nunca rendirse." -Stephen Hawking-

Alejandra Salazar Blanco

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“Imposible significa que aún no se ha encontrado la solución” -Henry Ford-.

Luis Jeancarlo Angulo

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“Siempre parece imposible hasta que se hace -Nelson Mandela-.

Andrea Rojas

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"Vale más vivir y morir de una vez, que no languidecer cada día en nuestra habitación bajo el pretexto de preservarnos." -Robert Louis Stevenson-

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Regulatory Compliance

Specialized counseling in compliance and corporate governance: compliance verification, due diligence processes, anticorruption evaluation, corporate compliance planning and supervision, corporate risk prevention. We have vast experience in risk management and provide a specialized advisory focused on legal and regulatory compliance for regulated sectors, according to each applicable legislation.
Ethical investigations and installation of a proper system for Claim’s Management.
Counseling on the application and interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Law.
Audits in compliance of administrative policies and Human Resources.
Preparation of ethical codes periodical revisions and support in the correct application by employees.
International norm counseling related to the FCPA Law and money laundering: constant updates and proper application.

• Registry of natural persons and/or corporations in compliance with Law 8204 and its bylaws.
• Elaboration of guidelines for legal compliance and manuals on compliance procedures for anti-money laundering.
• Due diligence preparation and elaboration of reports in order to comply with the resolution regarding the Registry of Transparency and Final Beneficiaries, to be made before the Central Bank.
• Corporate amendments to comply with the Corporate Governance Voluntary Code and other mandatory corporate governance guidelines; according to each specific entity and its business activity.
• Drafting of corporate governance codes.
• Elaboration of family protocols and all related matters to Family Planning and Family Offices.