BLP was founded in March of 2003 by a group of lawyers who shared the same vision of law practice. They were convinced that legal advisors should become true business partners to their clients by providing top legal advice with a business focus.
BLP is the only law firm in Costa Rica that works under a true business structure in which all professionals and staff members coordinate their functions accordingly and are oriented towards achieving a common goal: satisfying client’s needs. BLP professionals aren’t limited to only working in teams; they also share common values and principles, all in benefit to clients.
All members of the team are characterized by their in-depth knowledge of all the industries and sectors to which the firm caters, and their ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to provide integrated results that always exceed expectations. The excellent legal team at BLP has made possible that the firm participated in important infrastructure, financing, and corporate projects on a global scale.
BLP integrates all areas of practice in interdisciplinary teams with the purpose of maximizing the benefits and solutions offered to its clients, thus satisfying and thoroughly exceeding every expectation.
In 2003, David Gutierrez together with Luis Castro established the first BLP office in Costa Rica. Before this, David served as an Associate and Partner at KPMG for 5 years.
David has over 20 years of experience in the legal profession. His practice areas include Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Project Finance, Infrastructure, and Dispute Resolution. In the Corporate & Commercial practice area, he has experience providing legal advice to multinational companies in day-to-day affairs, as well as in transactional matters and mergers and acquisitions. As for Project Finance and Infrastructure, David guides creditors and other organizations in the development of projects in the region and Costa Rica. Regarding Dispute Resolution, he serves as representative of interested parties as an Arbitrator.
He graduated with honors from Universidad de Costa Rica in 1994 and was a “J. William Fulbright” scholar at Georgetown University, where he obtained an LLM degree with honors.
His titles and memberships include serving as president of the Board of Directors of the CRUSA Foundation, ex-auditor of the Business Association for Development (AED), honorary founding member of the Omar Dengo.
Foundation, Vice-president of the Board of the Latin-American Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA), fellow of the Aspen Institute y Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI), founding member of the Pro Bono Commission of the Bar Association of Costa Rica, and founding member and former chairman of the Costa Rican International Law Association (ACODI). In addition, he is the founding member and current chairman of the BLP Foundation since 2008.