A firm of consultants specializing
in tax and corporate advisory

ICS ABOGADOS

Founded in 1993 and with more than 20 years of experience, ICS is a well-known name in the industry of specialized legal services in Costa Rica. We are recognized in Costa Rica and the world as an exclusive, efficient, and competent boutique firm of attorneys and consultants. Our main advantage according to our clients is our excellent service and our attention to detail. Things are done correctly and are ready on the date they were requested for.


We are selective in the cases and clients we represent in order to avoid sacrificing quality for size.Our founding partner, Francisco Villalobos, former general tax director, publicly proved his capacity to do great things, to achieve change and to obtain results in a transparent, efficient and creative manner. He learned this at ICS.


Based on our corporate values that are, at the same time, real work tools: INTEGRITY, we do not do anything we will not be able to tell our children or that you will not be able to tell yours, which guarantees that we will protect both your company and your family name. INNOVATION, 80% of our time is invested in understanding your problems and needs because we believe that the answer you require is the result of our asking the right questions. We offer solutions, period. QUALITY: Things are done correctly, extraordinarily well, on time, and without excuses.

ON TIME AND WELL DONE

SERVICES AND AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

LEGAL STRUCTURING OF CORPORATE GROUPS

  • LEGAL STRUCTURING OF CORPORATE GROUPS

    ICS has an interdisciplinary team that has evaluated the main legal contingencies of business groups from perspectives of contractual, probate, consumption, and tax law, in order to recommend structures where both business activities and wealth can be developed through the most appropriate juridical instruments, whether mercantile entities, joint ownerships, contractual associations, private or public foundations, trusts, or share-holding companies.


    Some services related to our practice are:

    • Revision and updating of shareholder registries and legal books of the companies.
    • Analytical revision of legal compliances to which the company or groups of companies are subject to.
    • Rules for inherited property.
    • Registry studies of intellectual property, real estate, and movable property.
    • Critical study of contracts and non-contractual relationships.
    • International structuring of assets and companies for international developments, expansion, and acquisition of companies abroad.
  • CORPORATE LAW

    Our clients constantly require the sponsorship of our attorneys in their decision-making processes. Besides being trustworthy legal advisers that are fully aware of each company’s specific situations, our professionals go to a lot of effort to efficiently offer their support in all aspects in which their services are required and that could mean the success or failure of a new undertaking.


    Some services related to this practice:


    Registration of trademarks

    • Registration forms for commercial names.
    • Objections to registration requests for commercial names.
    • Objections to registration requests for commercial names.

    Labor Law

    • Diagnosis on the compliance with labor laws.
    • Work contracts.
    • Contracts for professional services and Outsourcing.
    • Consultancy on disciplinary sanctions and dismissals without employer responsibility.
    • Consultancy in the calculation of vacations, thirteenth month payments, and severance payments.
    • Consultancy services on matters of content and maintenance of employee files.
    • Preparation of internal work regulations.

    Immigration Law.

    • Requests for temporary residencies.
    • Requests for permanent residencies.
    • Registration of companies before the General Migration and Immigration Office.
    • Requests for work permits for foreigners.
    • Requests for minors’ permits to travel abroad.
  • NOTARY SERVICES

    On our team we have duly authorized Notary Publics, with ample experience in the elaboration of public deeds of a diverse nature, two of which have a graduate’s degree in notary and registry law. ICS has been part of complex financial structures, participating either as fiduciary or legal director of the transactions.


    Mortgages, issuing of private entitlements, issuance of preferential shares, shareholders agreements, trusteeships of guarantee, execution of guarantees, securities, and other transactions proper of the modern forms of financing or capitalization of businesses and opportunities.

  • TAXES

    We support organizations in their strategic decision-making processes where our contribution in the tax field comes together with all other legal and financial matters. We offer a wide array of comprehensive services that respond to our client’s daily needs and we firmly believe in our guarantee, On Time and Well Done, our idea of quality, always focused on responsibility, on solving our client’s problems with an innovative and creative approach.


    When you hire ICS, you hire a team of people that understands, just like you, the urgency, importance, and relevance of the matters in which we assist you. Below, our fiscal consultancy services and a brief description of them:

    Compliance check

    • This service seeks to verify an adequate compliance pursuant with the fiscal- legal, accounting- labor, and commercial regulations of Costa Rican legislation.

    Local and regional fiscal consultancy

    • In Costa Rica we have been hired by many companies to assist their legal, human resources, and financial departments in the interpretation of fiscal regulations, of new regulations and laws and in the description of the fiscal impact of their businesses and transactions. We can be hired either by the hour or for a competitive and efficient monthly retainer, thus becoming a part of the organizations’ interdisciplinary teams, which is highly necessary in a high-risk environment.
    • For clients who oversee their financial matters for the region from Costa Rica, ICS offers a Regional Advisory service. We can quickly and efficiently solve your needs regarding taxes, accounting records, labor issues, and tax compliance, assigning a single contact for the entire region and with our guarantee, ON TIME AND WELL DONE.

    Preventive fiscal diagnosis and fiscal due diligence

    • Through this service and a 5-step risk method, where we emulate an inspection by the authorities, we identify the organization’s fiscal risks in order to apply corrective and preventive contingencies and administrative and criminal sanctions.

    Transfer pricing

    • We perform preventive diagnosis and transfer pricing studies in accordance with relevant local and international regulations
  • LITIGATION

    Our professionals will be able to help you throughout Administrative Law proceedings. Our main objective at ICS ATTORNEYS-AT LAW when involved in litigations is to offer managerial solutions to matters of a litigious nature that arise in our clients’ day-to-day operations.We have a group of professionals that is highly trained in lawsuits, especially against the state, and who have received a top-notch academic preparation.


    Once again, what distinguishes us is not the number of cases we manage, but their importance for our clients. We do not leave everything for the last minute; we are not an assembly plant. We are good attorneys who think deeply and analyze in detail our options for winning a trial. Our litigators are covered by important fidelity bonds and we have a rigorous internal control process that guarantees compliance with deadlines, chain of custody of case files and evidence, and guarantees that all aspects of form are aligned with the strategies regarding the merits of the matters over which we exercise professional management.

  • LITIGATION

    • Real Estate law: Andrés Montejo
    • Auditoría: Baker Tilly International
  • PRACTICE AREAS

    • HOSPITALITY, ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE
    • HUMAN RESOURCES
    • INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING & AGRICULTURE
    • INSURANCE
    • FOOD & BEVERAGES
    • REAL ESTATE FUNDS
    • RETAIL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS
    • AUTOMOTIVE
    • ASECURITIES
    • SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS & ADVERTISEMENT
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
    • AVIATION
    • BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES
    • CONSTRUCTION
    • EDUCATION
    • AENERGY & CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
    • FRANCHISE AND DISTRIBUTION
    • FREE TRADE ZONES

INTEGRITY, INNOVATION, QUALITY

INTEGRITY, INNOVATION, QUALITY.

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