Luis Montes

Luis Montes
Partner – Corporate and Commercial Law, M&A, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Business Structuring. 
T: +506 2280-1718

Luis specializes in business structuring, M&A, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Related Areas and Abilities

Labor Law / Contractual Law / Public Law: Administrative Litigation, Constitutional Jurisdiction, Public Procurement / Public Works Concessions Contracts / Administrative Procedures / Litigation in Labor Law, Commercial-Civil and Administrative Litigation / Wills and Estates / Real Estate Law


Luis Montes is a Costa Rican attorney with extensive and recognized professional experience. He has recognized expertise as a litigator and as a business consultant. Throughout his professional career, Luis has advised in complex businesses structures. Also, he is an specialist in Labor and Public Law, and has a Ph.D. in Civil and Commercial Procedure Law, and has served as director of complex litigation for national and multinational companies. Luis currently represents five of the largest companies in Costa Rica and acts as a legal advisor in more than twenty Boards of Directors, including business chambers, service companies, Free Trade Zone Regimes companies, metallurgical companies, hydrocarbon companies, chemical products companies, and more.

Luis’ commitment, professionalism, and ethical standards make him stand out as an attorney in the region. The passion and determination that he uses to handle each one of his clients’ needs, cases, and conflicts, reflect his capacity, integrity, and responsibility he delivers with his work.

During his years of practice, Luis has recovered and saved -on behalf of his clients- multimillion dollar amounts, making him a highly successful and valuable asset for the organizations and clients he represents. Luis’ understanding about the law is comprehensive. Also, his organization and his demanding level of acumen, makes Luis a highly outstanding and extremely successful professional.



Ph.D. in Civil Procedure and Commercial Law, Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2014

LL.M. in Labor and Public Law, Universidad Interamericana, 2004

Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica, Colegio Académico, 1997


Partner, Guardia Montes & Asociados, Ene. 2008-Present

Associate, Grupo Jurídico Especializado, Ene. 1996-Dec. 2007


Costa Rican Bar Association, 2005


Spanish: Native

English: Fully Proficient.

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San José, Costa Rica San Pedro de Montes de Oca Ofiplaza Del Este, Edificio C

Tel: (506) 2280-1718 / Fax: 2253-6685

Apdo. 7-3410-1000 San José

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