Fernando Vargas Winiker, formerly a partner in Pacheco Coto (a reputable Central American Law Firm), joined EY Law in January, 2018 as Partner of the legal sub-service line for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Fernando has been actively involved for more than a decade as leading counsel for transnational corporations, regional and local companies in corporate matters and in complex, cross border business transactions focused on Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, corporate reorganizations; and in the negotiation, drafting and execution of a wide range of contracts. He also provides advice on a broad spectrum of issues, including foreign investment in the Central American region and the set-up of numerous shared services operations of several Fortune 500 companies in Costa Rica. Fernando has also led his team of attorneys in the successful completion of projects related to renewable energy generation and in the burgeoning practice area of Telecom, Media and Technology.

Fernando holds an LL.M Degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (1998), is a licensed attorney in the Republic of Costa Rica (1995, cum laude distinction), a Notary Public, and an author of several articles in international publications. He is fully proficient in Spanish and English and has limited working proficiency in Portuguese.


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