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CR: New law imposes criminal liability on legal persons

June, 2019

In Costa Rica, only natural persons could be considered as authors of a crime and sanctioned accordingly. This changed with the approval of the Bill of Law "Law on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities on Domestic Bonds, Transnational Bribery and Other Crimes", on June 10th, 2019.Under the new law, l...

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Arias Costa Rica strengthens partners’ team

March, 2019

As of February 2019, Melania Dittel from Arias Costa Rica has been promoted to partner, recognizing her professional path, dedication, human quality and commitment to both the Firm and her clients.Melania has a Degree in Law from Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, specialize in Notary Law; likewi...

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Arias and Castro & Pal merge their operations

February, 2019

Law firms Arias and Castro & Pal have merged its operations; with this merger, Arias strengthens its Intellectual Property area, Castro & Pal is a recognized expert due to its successful and long-standing track record of more than 25 years.Castro & Pal is the go to firm in Costa Rica for...

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CR: Payment of the Luxury Tax

January, 2019

The deadline to submit the Luxury Tax return and to pay this Tax is on January 15th, 2019. The luxury tax applies to real estate used for housing whose construction value exceeds 131 million colones (approximately US$218,000).The luxury tax return must be submitted every three years from the date on...

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