Alonso Vargas has served as Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, which has equipped him with a deep knowledge of handling civil, commercial and labor trails, such as Judicial Collections. He has served as external advisor for judicial collections of various state entities such as the National Vocational Institute, the Municipality of Montes de Oca and the bank Banco Popular, among others. In his long career as a litigator, he has represented both individual clients and national and international companies.
Additionally, he has performed excellent results in complicated legal proceedings and arbitrations in the different chambers of our country. His extensive knowledge of jurisprudence and doctrine acquired during his judicial career, being constantly updated and gaining experience since serving as a judge until today, have allowed him to become a talented litigator, defending clients such as for example the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, the Industrial Bank, Casa Blanca, Convergys, Pinturas Sur, Tamarindo Diria, Coocique, Ceca and Cemix, in various cases.
Part of his career as a renowned litigator, has been the experience, accumulated in proceedings concerning representation of foreign companies as well as his extensive experience in civil liability proceedings as counsel for the insurer ASSA and the Grupo Roble.
Alonso Vargas advises clients in labor matters, proper warnings, dismissals, severance payments, solidarism and syndicate matters. He has won important labor court cases, having established jurisprudence in corporate responsibility for actions of employees and payment of workers’ compensation packages for executives of transnational corporations.
He also exercises in the fields of Corporate Law and Banking and Finance, attending various national and international companies, such as the banks Bancoagrícola, Bancolombia, Towerbank and Banco Industrial, providing financial advice.
Finally, he has been a collaborator and lecturer at various academic institutions and has served as Professor at the Universidad Latina, the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica and the Universidad Central in Costa Rica.
- Bar Association of Costa Rica,
- Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce
- Costa Rican Bar Association
- Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA)
- Graduated in Legal Sciences and Notary Law at the Panamerican University;
- Master’s degree in Business Law at the University for International Cooperation (UCI).
- Spanish and English
Áreas de práctica:
Administrative Law and State Contracting, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Financial and Banking Law, Labor Law
Alonso Vargas has been involved in various litigation and arbitration cases, among which we can highlight one arbitration with an estimate of US $ 120,000.000.00 in the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica, presented by the company Desarrollos Naturales de Costa Rica S.A. against the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, where Alonso Vargas defended the Bank with excellent results.
He particularly emphasized in an arbitration case against Deloitte & Touche S.A., which was processed in the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica and obtained a favorable laud that annulled a non-competition clause imposed on our client.
Finally, he has participated in various labor processes, defending the company Convergys, obtaining favorable results.