“Focus on consequences, not on probability” -Nassim Nicholas Taleb-.

Roberto Castillo Pacheco


English and Spanish.

Roberto Castillo Pacheco

Universidad de Costa Rica

Costa Rican Bar Association.

Sfera Legal, (2012-present); Facio Abogados (2010-2012).

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José María Pacheco

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

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-.

Mariana Castro Sotela

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

Carolina Arguello Bogantes

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

Luis Jeancarlo Angulo

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

Marilyn Carvajal

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

Alejandra Salazar Blanco

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

Sonia Aragón Muñoz

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

Jaime Jiménez Umaña

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

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-

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" -Aristóteles-

Pablo González Montoya

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

Andrea Martín Jiménez

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"Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up”. -Stephen Hawking-

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-.

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

Ana Catalina Baltodano

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“Los iletrados del siglo XXI no serán aquellos que no sepan leer y escribir, sino aquellos que no sepan aprender, desaprender y reaprender” Alvin Toffler.

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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.


Processing and renewal of temporary residences in all categories, including family reunification.
Processing and renewal of permanent residences.
Processing of citizenship application.
Processing and renewal of work permits in all categories.
Updating of immigration status.

• Company registrations before the Immigration Department.
• Processing of immigration status certifications.
• Cancellation of immigration status.
• General consulting in immigration and relocation matters.

Project finance

Shareholder/sponsor agreements.
Engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Operation and maintenance contracts.
Take-off, long-term sales, supply, hedging and throughput agreements.
Non-recourse and limited recourse guarantee structures.

• Inter-creditor agreements and syndicated loan structures.
• Project asset and cashflow based loan and investment vehicles.
• Securitization, options, derivatives and insurance structures for risk mitigation.

Intellectual Property

• Counseling.
• Prosecution of new trademarks or renewal of existing trademarks.
• Licensing.
• Opposition actions.
• Searches and investigations.
• Cancellation and nullification actions.
• Prosecution.
• PCT filings.
• Technology transfer agreements and licenses.
• Opposition and cancellation actions.
• Counseling.

• Licensing.
• Copyright Office proceedings.
• Civil and criminal actions.
• Anti‐ counterfeit actions.
• Customs measures and proceedings.
• Anti‐trust and Competition Board proceedings.
• Consumer board proceedings.
• Health registrations (pharmaceuticals, food products, medical equipment, cosmetics,
• Agrochemical and additives.
• Food for animals.