In 2018, s.e.e.d., a boutique law firm founded by Jose, became seed by EY, EY Central America's business unit in charge of serving "strategic growth markets" including venture capital, start-ups, SMEs, social enterprises and impact investors. With the integration, seed by EY is able to further scale its presence in Latin American markets, leverage tech-based solutions for legal services and strengthen its systemic-approach to pro-bono initiatives.
Additionally since late 2016 Jose has been engaged as Legal Counsel for Carao Ventures assisting the firm and its portfolio companies in a wide variety of legal matters ranging from day-a-day legal advice to financing and mergers and acquisitions.
Back in 2009, he launched s.e.e.d. where José coordinated legal affairs of outstanding ventures in various fields of the impact investing spectrum such as sustainability, tech, conservation, micro-finance, fair trade, culture, education, volunteering, health, sports and development. He also actively promotes socially responsible investments and the enhancement of the social business ecosystem in Latin America.
José started his career as Corporate Counsel in one of the largest corporate law firm in Central America. He worked as coordinator of a multi-field legal practice in corporate and commercial law, real estate, trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions and litigation and arbitration. There, he founded the Costa Rican Pro Bono Committee, which familiarized him with such NGOs as Techo and Grameen Bank.
After completing his MBA at Oxford with a Skoll Scholarship, he was selected as Global Shaper, a World Economic Forum community.
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