JAVIER ESCALANTE

Founding Partner - COLBS

Javier is an experienced lawyer, with more than 15 years working in important law firms in Costa Rica and for the Costa Rican Government. He formerly had an active role in the Costa Rica Ministry of Foreign Trade and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; he was a Trade Negotiator and was appointed Consul General of Costa Rica in Singapore and Ambassador of Costa Rica in Qatar. With a Masters Degree in Law and Economics, in Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and a Masters Degree in International Business Law, in Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), Javier is considered one of the top rated lawyers in Costa Rica. His practice areas are: Trade, Civil, and Contractual Law; Real Estate Law; Aviation Law; Notary Services and Registration Law; International Law (International Economic Law, Foreign Investment Advisory, and International Trade Law); Administrative Procedures and Government Relationships.

Studies

  • 2006 FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Madrid, Spain; Master of Law in International Business
  • 2005 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Master's Degree in Economic Analysis of Law (Emphasis in Economic Analysis of International Commercial Law)
  • 2003 UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA, San José, Costa Rica; Degree in Law; Lawyer & Notary Public

Experience

  • 2018 COLBS Legal Studio, Founding Partner
  • 2014 - 2017 Partner, Sfera Legal
  • 2012 - 2014 Partner, FH Legal
  • 2010 - 2011 Ambassador in Qatar
  • 2008 - 2010 Counselor & Consul General in Singapore
  • 2007 - 2008 Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Trade
  • 2000 - 2004 Associate, Facio Abogados