The firm is recognized for its highest ethical tradition, distinctive international background and uppermost professional standards. Clients and international evaluators define it as 'a high octane operation' with 'a superb team of lawyers who uphold its excellence with proficiency, expertise and innovation. Amongst its numerous multinational individual and corporate clients, PACHECO COTO represents more than thirty six of Fortune 500’s most relevant companies that distinguish the firm's foremost expertise in diverse areas of the law and and grant it "the gold standard for high-end transactional work" .
The firm offers its clients:
• Accredited international expertise and sophisticated legal counsel in foreign jurisdictions concerning matters distinct from Costa Rica. This proficiency transcends the regional confines and has established PACHECO COTO within the criteria of a first-class international law firm.
• An elite team of lawyers whose specialized knowledge, vast experience, and creative thinking uphold the firm’s historic reputation of excellence. Many are renowned for spearheading the creation of innovative legislation in diverse areas of the law. Most hold post-graduate degrees from prestigious universities in the USA and Europe, and speak two or more languages.
• A corporate organization with client-oriented policies based on evaluation of the client’s expectations and the immediate and appropriate response to their evolving requirements, monitored by the Partners and the Executive Directorate through a Central Project Management system, to ensure active and efficient lawyer/client communication and the optimal quality of the services provided.
Within its trajectory of Corporate Social Responsibility and to celebrate its 70th anniversary, in 2009 the firm established the HUMBERTO PACHECO COTO Foundation, a non-profit organization comprising philantropic projects of educational nature and social welfare as well as pro bono services to private associations and ongs. For further details, please access www.fundacionhumbertopachecocoto.com.
Areas of Practice:
The Firm’s principal areas of practice are:International Asset Planning; Business and Corporate Law; Real Estate & Hospitality Law; Intellectual Property Law; Banking & Finance; Administrative Law; Litigation and Arbitration; Telecommunications; Government Procurement; Environmental and Energy; Project Finance & Infrastructure Development.
Main and International Offices:
PACHECO COTO is headquartered in San José, Costa Rica. At the international level, for 40 years the Firm has maintained an office in Zurich, Switzerland, and in 2006 established an office in Auckland, New Zealand. At the regional level, as Exclusive Representative in Costa Rica of World Services Group, the firm has a network of legal associates in Central America, Panama, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. An extensive network of correspondents in the Americas and Europe complements the integral support system provided to its clients.
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