Luis Hernández


“Luis Fernando Hernández is the lawyer we call when we are coming up with new financial products. His legal knowledge, sophistication and commercial awareness make him the perfect sounding board.”

Client quoted by Chambers and Partners


Luis Hernández, Partner at BLP specializes in Private Equity & Venture Capital, Banking & Finance, and Energy & Infrastructure. With over 18 years of experience, he advises on credits and financing for renewable energy and real estate projects. He has participated in seminars sponsored by renowned financial institutions and serves as President of the Banking Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica Chapter. Luis joined BLP in 2008 after working as an associate at Gómez & Galindo and holding key roles in legislative and academic fields. In 2016, he was promoted to Partner.

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure

  • Recognized as Recommended Lawyer by WWL(Lexology).

  • Master in Business Administration with a major in Finance and in Marketing, The Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), 2002.

  • Law degree with honors, University of Costa Rica, 1997.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) –Costa Rica Chapter: Member of the Banking Committee

  • Costa Rica Bar Association: Member of the Banking Law Committee
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Financing of Marina Flamingo in Costa Rica.

    BLP has advised both Banco BCT and Marina Flamingo Development Group on granting a syndicated loan for the development of Marina Flamingo, located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The loan in tranches is for constructive financing of the project’s first stage.

  • Waldorf Astoria residential project in Costa Rica. BLP’s role in the $30,000,000 financing of the Waldorf Astoria residential project in Costa Rica in collaboration with the financial institution BAC was pivotal.  
  • Financing for the construction of Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. BLP has advised, as counsel for GENCOM and principal counsel for local banks, a $130 million financing package granted to GENCOM, financing that will fund the Reserve’s ongoing construction. BLP acted as Lead Local Counsel for GENCOM and Lead Local Counsel for BCT. 
  • 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.