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Sfera Legal Continues its National and Central American Expansion

Costa Rican member firm Sfera Legal has expanded their offices nationally to include San José, Escazú; Guanacaste, Tamarindo; Guanacaste, El Coco; and Guanacaste, Flamingo as well as three more Central American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.


Growth and expansion were part of Sfera's objective six years ago, when Sfera Legal where starting to walk their first steps in the national market. “In that moment we strived to become a reference in the country, but we were also aiming in being such in a regional level, that’s why all of these mergers in Central America are part of the objectives outlined since the beginning of the development of the firm”, said Mr. Robert C. van der Putten, funding partner of the Costa Rican firm.


Sfera Legal is comprised by a group of associates that had the courage to think in an “unordinary” way, evolving what was already established, with courage and audacity. “We do not follow the common clichés of the profession, in contrast, we work to RETHINK, REINVENT AND REVOLUTIONIZE the practice of law, and we focus on proposing these objectives also to a regional level in order to grant a distinctive service”, commented Robert C. van der Putten.


This method of working, has granted the firm many recognitions in different media all along their path, such as the specialized publication in rating the quality of granting legal services, Chambers and Partners and Chambers Latin America, who ranked Sfera Legal in their top positions. Others, such as IFLR 1000 (International Financial Law Review), FLI (First Law International), LACCA (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association) and Latin Lawyer, have also highlighted Sfera Legal as the top firms in a national and Central American level.


Regional Perspective

Guatemala was the first country in which Sfera Legal expanded, when just a year ago, under the alliance with partners with a wide experience in such Country, Gabriel Pallarés and Estuardo Galamero, created the regional project, in which young talent is combined with new specialized areas of practice.


On May 15 of 2018, the new offices of Sfera Legal El Salvador and Sfera Legal Nicaragua will be launched, and the strengthen of Sfera Legal Guatemala will be distinguished, with the objective of continuing breaking ground on the practice of law and in order to attend with a better proximity, the needs of its regional clients.


“Asensio Andrede Flores will merge with Sfera Guatemala, likewise Ayala & Betancourt with Sfera Legal El Salvador and Andrés Cuadra with Sfera Legal Nicaragua, solidifying the firm in the Central American region”, explained Robert C. van der Putten.


Partner Rafael E. Cañas declared that “being in Central America further brings us closer to our regional clients and opens new business opportunities, for which in the future we are planning on continuing our regional growth seeking new business areas in Central America, and in other countries of Latin America and United States”.


Sfera Legal has specialized in different practice areas, such as: Real Estate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Labor Law; Insurance; Public Procurement and Administrative Law; Administration of Assets and Corporations; Corporate and Commercial Law; Energy, Technology and Telecommunications; Financial and Banking Law; Project Management; Taxes and Immigration Law; Family Law, for naming a few.