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Pacheco Coto

Fernando Vargas W.

Fernando Vargas W.


Pacheco Coto
Costa Rica

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Partner Fernando Vargas is a co-director of the Business and Corporate Law Division, heading the Energy and Telecommunications Division. He advises transnational and local companies on complex M&A transactions, joint-ventures, contracts, international investment (including Free Trade Zones matters), infrastructure development, project finance and international litigation focused on recovery of assets on several jurisdictions.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Common Law Studies, 1998)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica (Licentiate in Law (equivalent to JD), Cum Laude Mention, 1995)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed in Chambers Latin America Guide 2011 to 2013 as “Leader in the Field”, Corporate and Business Law category.
Listed in Latin Lawyer 250 - ‘Best Latin American Law Firms, Costa Rican section’, 2008-2010
Registered in Marquis Who’s Who Legal as one of three Costa Rican lawyers specializing in mergers and acquisitions (2009)

Professional Associations

    ; New York State Bar Association
    Inter-American Bar Association

Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce (Legal Affairs Committee; Presiding the Free Trade Zone sub-committee)
Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE).


  • “Costa Rica - Anti-Corruption Legislation and Enforcement”, New York State Bar Association International Chapter News, Summer Edition, 2013
  • “Costa Rica”, (Co-authored with Humberto Pacheco A., M.C.L.), Spitz Tax Haven Encyclopaedia, 2001- 2010; and Butterworths Offshore Services, 2010.
  • “The Costa Rican Free Trade Zone Regime", New York State Bar Association Practicum, Winter Edition, 2010.

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