Profile

Janelle Christie, Senior Associate at BLP in San José, specializes in Ethics & Anti-Corruption, Business Law, and Real Estate & Hospitality. She excels in the verification of regulatory compliance with FCPA regulations and OECD guidelines for international companies based in Costa Rica, and compliance control of local anti-corruption regulations. Janelle has extensive experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions advisory, as well as corporate day-to-day matters, and legal advice in large-scale real estate projects in urban and coastal areas of Costa Rica. She joined BLP in 2016 as a paralegal and became an associate in 2018. She was promoted to Senior Associate in 2023.

  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption 
  • Business Law 
  • Real Estate & Hospitality 
Education 

  • Law degree with concentration in Human Rights, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2017. 

Languages 

  • English 
  • Spanish 
  • Costa Rican Bar Association   
  • International Bar Association: Member 
  • Costa Rican International Chamber of Commerce Anti-Corruption Committee: Member 
  • Women in a Legal World Costa Rica, Young section: Partner 
  • Compliance Latam: Member 
  • First acquisition of Jefferson Capital to enter the Central American territory and expand its presence in Latin America. BLP advised Jefferson in Central America, including due diligence in antitrust matters and negotiation of deal agreements.
  • BLP advised CMI on the acquisition of Corporación AUG in Costa Rica. This sweeping transaction involved a series of critical stages and a diverse group of sellers, marking a significant milestone for CMI in the country following the devastating fire at its plant in early 2023.
  • Moody’s entry into Central America. BLP is Moody’s lead advisor on acquiring SC Riesgo’s operations in Central America, involving all related aspects of the transaction.
  • 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.