Profile

Ignacio Alonso, Senior Associate at BLP in San José, specializes in Business Law and Estate & Succession Planning. He has advised national and foreign companies on start-up operations and corporate governance matters. Additionally, he has experience in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and transaction structuring. Ignacio advises family businesses on corporate governance policies and succession strategies, and counsel high net worth individuals on estate planning. He joined BLP in 2019.

  • Business Law 
  • Private Clients & Estate Planning 

Education

  • MBA, IIE University, Madrid, Spain 2023.
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania, United States, 2018.
  • Specialty in Notary and Registry Law, Universidad La Salle, Costa Rica, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Law, Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Costa Rica 2015.

Languages

  • Spanish 
  • English 
  • German
  • Costa Rica Bar Association 
  • International Bar Association: Member 
  • Laboratorios Saval’s entry into the pharmaceutical market in Costa Rica. BLP advised Saval throughout the acquisition process of Laboratorios Stein’s operations in Costa Rica, including the performance of due diligence, the structuring of the transaction, the negotiation of the purchase agreement and ancillary contracts, and the entry of Saval into the Costa Rican market through the obtention of the applicable permits and the hiring of 170 employees.
  • First acquisition of Culligan Water in Central America. BLP represented Culligan Water in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Más Pura, a water purifying company with offices in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Perú, and Chile.
  • Acquisition of WeWork by Grupo Garnier. BLP advised the client throughout the process, including due diligence, drafting the SPA, reviewing and negotiating lease agreements, and closing the transaction.