Profile

Francisco is the Director of BLP in the San José, Costa Rica office. He has over 18 years of experience specializing in Public Law, Administrative Contracting & Economic Regulation, Energy & Infrastructure, and Telecommunications, Media & Technology.

As a specialist in Public Law, he has provided direct legal counsel for successful projects related to Public Infrastructure (including road and airport projects). Notably, he served as the legal director for the Manager in charge of executing the Interested Management Contract for the Juan Santamaría International Airport, offering legal advice on the Manager’s relationship with the government of Costa Rica (Technical Council of Civil Aviation and the Contract Supervisory Body), as well as with the Regulatory Authority for Public Services and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic. Additionally, he played a key role in the financing for the airport’s expansion in 2011, with funds from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

  • Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation
  • Energy& Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Education

  • Diploma in Economic Regulation and Competition, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, 2016
  • Diploma in Business Administration for Lawyers, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica, 2012
  • Specialization in Regulation in Telecommunications, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional, 2010
  • Master in Public Law, Universida de Costa Rica, 2009
  • Law degree with honors, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Costa Rica Bar Association
  • Ibero-American Association for Regulation Studies