Rodrigo Cubero, Senior Counsel at BLP in Costa Rica, is a lawyer and an accomplished economist. His experience includes the presidency of the Central Bank of Costa Rica and nearly 13 years at the International Monetary Fund. There, he held various positions, including Deputy Division Chief in the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF. He was mission chief for Maldives and Bangladesh and was part of the teams in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand. Before joining BLP in 2022, he was a professor at the University of Oxford and worked for KPMG Costa Rica as a lawyer and tax manager. His extensive knowledge of financial, tax, and administrative regulation provides our clients with the necessary support to invest, operate, and expand their businesses in Central America.

  • Banking & Finance

  • Public Law, Public Procurement & Regulation

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University of Oxford, England, 2004.

  • Dissertation: The Macroeconomic Effects of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: A Two-Sector Analysis for Costa Rica.
  • A. in International Economics, University of Essex, England, 1994.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of Essex, England, 1992.
  • Law degree, Universidad de Costa Rica, 1992.
  • B.A. in Business Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica, Costa Rica, 1991.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Costa Rican Bar Association: Member

  • Costa Rica Association of Professionals in Economic Sciences: Member
  • Academia de Centroamérica (a think tank): Associate and researcher
  • International Bar Association: Member
  • The Republic of Costa Rica issues $1.5 billion in Eurobonds. BLP acted as local advisor to the banking group comprised of Santander US Capital Markets LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, who acted as initial purchasers and joint bookrunners in the issuance of $1.5 billion in foreign currency bonds with a yield of 6.55%, maturing in 2034.