Robert Morales

Director

“Robert Morales is a highly trained lawyer who fully knows the functioning of the judicial process and has a perfect handling of court cases.”

Client quoted by Chambers and Partners

Profile

Robert Morales is a Director at BLP in San Jose, specializing in Dispute Resolution. He provides advice and representation to national and international companies before administrative bodies in areas such as Consumer Law, Unfair Competition, and various commercial, banking, agrarian, criminal, and contentious issues. He has represented clients in both national and international arbitration proceedings, addressing civil liability and intellectual property, among others. Additionally, he has taught Law courses at the Universidad Metropolitana Castro Carazo. Robert joined BLP in 2017 as an Associate, later promoted to Senior Associate, and since February 2021, he has served as a Director of the Litigation Practice.

  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Competition & Antitrust 
  • Advertising, Marketing & Consumer Protection
  • BLP represents Pfizer, a world leader in the pharmaceutical industry, in mass tort litigation within the Costa Rican jurisdiction. These proceedings have been widely addressed by the national and international press.
  • BLP advised ADIDAS in a multi-million dispute brought by its former distributor in Costa Rican courts.
  • BLP advises Chiquita Brands International Sàrl in various claims against certain companies with which it participates as a partner.
  • BLP advises Kraft Heinz in various distribution lawsuits. BLP’s litigation team advises and supports the client in this complex situation where the case began with a lawsuit against the client followed by a counterclaim to the initial lawsuit for breach of contract and consequential damages.
  • BLP advises GENCOM, a leader in real estate investments, in litigation and transactions arising from its developments.
  • BLP represents VTECH ELECTRONICS in a multimillion-dollar dispute filed by its former distributor in Costa Rican courts.

Education 

  • Specialization in Notary Law, Universidad Fidélitas, Costa Rica, 2015. 
  • Law degree with an emphasis on Judges Training, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 2013. 

Languages 

  • Spanish 
  • English 
  • Recognized as Approved by LACCA, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association. 
  • Recognized as a Recommended Lawyer by Who’s Who Legal (WWL). 
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by The Legal 500. 
  • Recognized as an Associate to watch in Dispute Resolution by Chambers & Partners.
  • Costa Rica Bar Association 
  • International Bar Association: Member 
  • Civil Law Committee of the Costa Rican Bar Association.