Press Room


February, 2020

San Jose, Monday, February 17th, 2020. Labor and social security law attorney, Carolina Soto, is joining as partner to our firm, Arias, starting today, February 17th.

Carolina will become the head leader of the labor law department, after 18 years of experience in company shutdowns, merger and acquisition processes, labor disputes and representation of multinational companies before government entities. In addition, the lawyer has a law degree from the University of Costa Rica, and a master's degree in Labor Law and Social Security from the Distance State University (UNED).

"Joining Arias means for me a fundamental and necessary step in my professional career, this new challenge will allow me to not only grow in work experience and knowledge, but also learn from the operation of an integrated firm, which is innovating constantly", Soto said.

During the last year, we have been strengthening our practice areas with the acquisition of new human talent and offering more specialized services. "To our firm it is extremely significant to be able to rely on Carolina's experience, trajectory, maturity and leadership to design more sophisticated and innovative services, which, without a doubt, will give us competitive advantages and value to our specialization in labor law, now with five lawyers dedicated exclusively to solve problems related to this area", added Carolina Flores, partner at the firm.

Carlos Ubico, also partner of Arias, added that the decision is based on the impression that Carolina Soto has generated by the way she manages the business needs of his clients, in addition to her ability to apply technical knowledge for problem solving.

This acquisition also represents the strengthening of the firm's commitment to female participation in leadership and decision-making positions.

We are a legal firm with offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, and we operate as a single regional entity, with 53% female representation. In Costa Rica, we have 90 lawyers specialized in areas such as intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, taxes, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.

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