Facio & Cañas
Member firm for Costa Rica

Firm Overview

With 38 lawyers and a total of 110 legal and non-legal support personnel, Facio & Cañas is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Costa Rica. It was founded in 1942.

Most of the firm’s members have complemented their legal training with post-graduate degrees from prestigious higher education institutions in the United States and Europe.

Areas of Practice

Arbitration and Mediation The firm’s lawyers efficiently apply the latest trends in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution, and maintain close links with the main organizations offering these services on a global level, such as the International Centre for Settlement of Disputes and the American Arbitration Association.

General Corporate Representation The firm has represented and still represents a large number of international companies in the process of establishing and maintaining a local operation.

Insurance Recently open to private competition after more than 75 years of being a governmental monopoly, the insurance industry presents itself as a major area of development in the years ahead. Facio & Cañas has prepared to assist international and local companies in their new venture in this country.

Litigation For over 70 years, the firm’s litigation lawyers have successfully represented local and international companies in the most complex cases of civil and commercial litigation.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Transactions Facio & Cañas has intervened in some of the largest and more complex capital transactions taking place in Costa Rica in the last few years. The firm
regularly represents clients in cross-border transactions.

Real Estate Facio & Cañas has been very active in the real estate practice area, developing new business opportunities and solutions to foreign and national clients. Its experts deal with residential, tourism, commercial projects and transactions.

Tax We are leaders in the generation of knowledge in tax matters. We are known as the ideal firm for complex litigation and consulting because we have an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and accountants.

Telecommunications The telecommunications industry has been considered one of the most attractive markets for foreign investment in the country for more than 20 years. After several intents, the approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement has allowed private participation in this industry, and Facio & Cañas has actively represented projects and transactions in this particular area.

Also, the following specialized practice groups have been established to work under flexible and efficient management:

• Fayca Ambiental: Environmental Law and Natural Resources
• Fayca Gobierno: Administrative Law and Government Affairs
• Fayca Laboral: Labor Law
• FaycaMark: Intellectual Property
• Fayca Migración: Immigration and Repatriation Law
• FaycaTax: Taxes