Batalla continues to strengthen its Public Law and Litigation Practices

On January 7th, 2019, Batalla strengthened its robust public law department as well as its administrative and constitutional litigation capabilities with the addition of the experienced attorney Marvin Carvajal as Senior Counsel.

Marvin Carvajal joins us after having served for more than for years as Legal Director of  the Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Costa Rica and clerked at the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice between 1998 and 2006. He later served as Director of the Judicial School of the Judicial Branch until   2014.

Among his achievements, Mr.Carvajal represented the Presidency of the Republic in varios significant proceedings before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice. He had a decisive participation in several proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, such as the Advisory Opinion OC/24, submitted by Costa Rica regarding the protection of LGBTI rights. He also represented Costa Rica in the Artavia Murillo and Gómez Murillo cases regarding the right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) under Costa Rican law.

Marvin Carvajal studied at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained a doctorate in  Constitutional Law.

The incorporation of Marvin Carvajal to our public law team confirms the importance of the practice within Batalla. The firm is betting that, in the immediate future, public-private partnerships will enter into full development, given the limited resources that the Government of Costa Rica has to make investments in public infrastructure.

“Once again, at Batalla we are committed to promoting the success of our clients through the talent of our people. The incorporation of Marvin Carvajal to the practice of public law is evidence of Batalla’s commitment to the quality of the talent of our  people,” said partner Alejandro Batalla. “Our clients face very importante challenges in terms of public procurement, public-private partnerships and relations with the Public Administration. We trust that, with the incorporation of Marvin Carvajal, Batalla will continue to support them in the achievement of their objectives with creative and innovative solutions, consistent with our legal framework’, added Mr.  Batalla.

Batalla is a leading professional services firm recognized for its experience and results in commercial transactions of great importance, litigation and arbitration both local and international, tax law, government relations and international trade. Batalla is widely regarded as the undisputed leader in Public Law representations in Costa Rica.

For further information, please contact:

Milena Berrocal

Gerente de Mercadeo


T. +506 4036-2000

You can also contact Marvin Carvajal directly at or Alejandro Batalla at

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