JAVIER ESCALANTE MADRIGAL

Partner

Javier is an experienced lawyer, with more than 20 years working in important law firms in Costa Rica and for the Government of Costa Rica. Previously he played an active role in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; He was a Trade Negotiator and was appointed Consul General of Costa Rica in Singapore and Ambassador of Costa Rica in Qatar. With a Master’s Degree in Law and Economics, from the University of Utrecht (Holland) and a Master’s Degree in International Business Law, from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), Javier is considered one of the best lawyers in Costa Rica. His practice areas are: Commercial and Civil Law and Contract Law; Real estate law; Aeronautical Law; Notarial and Registry Services; International Law (International Economic Law, Foreign Investment Advice and International Trade Law); Administrative Procedures and Government Relations.

  • 2019 – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: FROM AI TO IoT TO CLOUD, BLOCKCHAIN AND CYBERSECURITY.
  • 2019 – GENEVA CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY, FELLOW IN RESIDENCE. Geneva, Switzerland. -Research on the leadership skills for the convergence of climate action and the fourth industrial revolution.
  • 2010 – MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, MAJOR IN SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION STRATEGY, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY. Adelaide, Australia.
  • 2004 – MASTER IN PEACE STUDIES AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, UNIVERSIDAD DE TROMSØ. Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2001 – LICENTIATE DEGREE IN LAW, UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA. San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2022–current TACTIC ESTUDIO LEGAL, PARTNER. San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2019–current IoT REPUBLIK – CEO, FOUNDING PARTNER. San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2015–2018 MISSION OF COSTA RICA TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, AMBASSADOR. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2011–2014 EMBASSY OF COSTA RICA, AMBASSADOR. Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007–2009 COSTA RICAN TRADE PROMOTION AGENCY, DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND COMMERCIAL COUNSELOR. Beijing, China.