José María Pacheco, Special Counsel at BLP in San Jose, Costa Rica, specializes in Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Estate and Hospitality. He represents regional and foreign companies establishing themselves in the region, leads multinational merger and acquisition transactions, and spearheads real estate and hotel developments. José also advises on securities offerings, financial structuring, and contracting. He joined BLP in 2022.

  • Business Law 
  • Real Estate & Hospitality  


  • Master’s degree in Management, IE Business School, Spain, 2014. 
  • Master’s in Private Law, Universidad Carlos III, Spain, 2014 .
  • Specialization in commercial law, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2011. 
  • Law degree, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2008. 


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Costa Rican Bar Association
  • BLP advises Baxter on its spinoff of renal care Vantive. BLP assisted in obtaining operational permits and regulatory authorizations required for Vantive’s operation under special regimes in Costa Rica. Additionally, BLP provided advice on real estate, labor, intellectual property, and data privacy matters. 
  • 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. BLP advises Grupo Garnier on day-to-day operations, including tax and labor law matters.
  • Garnier acquired 50% of Clima Ideal S.A. BLP advised the buyer throughout the purchase transaction, including due diligence and preparation of all necessary documents.
  • BLP advised Veinsa in the acquisition of Aimi Logistica ROH S.A. and Aimi Consolidaciones S.A. BLP conducted due diligence on the target entities, prepared the share purchase agreements, and negotiated the transaction implementation documents. 
  • BLP was local counsel in the acquisition of the Prestamax business. The process involved performing due diligence on the company’s local operations and supporting the transaction’s closing.