San José, Costa Rica
Cristina has been an Associate with Arias since 2014, where she has developed her expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor and Immigration Law, Compliance, Anti-money Laundering and Anti-corruption. She is responsible for coordinating relations with Italian and German clients, among others, and advises foreign investors on developing their businesses in Costa Rica.
Cristina leads the practice area of Business Immigration Law services provided to executives and expatriates of the firm's national and international clients.
A native Italian, she acquired legal experience in Italy beginning in 2006. After obtaining her advanced degree (Licenciature) in Law in December 2005, she won a competition to develop her forensic practice under the Advocacy of the State of Italy working as a defender of Public Administrations in the areas of administrative, criminal and civil law. Subsequently she worked as an attorney with a Boutique Criminal Law Firm in Milan, Italy, where she specialized in Litigation, Environmental, Corporate and Criminal Law, also providing consulting services on compliance programs and corporate criminal liability to Italian and foreign companies as well as international groups.