Batalla’s expertise in energy leverages our reptutation as a leader in the energy legal community. Batalla advised the first power generator during the process to construct the plant and sign the first PPA with ICE under the Law 7200. Since that moment, the firm has teamed up with clients to advise them during the development of innovative projects in the region in different moments, such as the first hydropower plant in Central America to be a CDM, as well to the first non power generation (thermal recuperation) project to be a CDM. This unparalleled experience has permitted us to continue representing clients engaged in innovative and challenging alternative energy matters involving solar, wind, hydro, electric vehicles, biofuels, waste to energy, net metering and other technologies.
Due to the fact that generation, transmission and commercialization of energy from any source is considered a public service, you will always have a team of energy and administrative attorneys advising your business before different government agencies.
We handle the full range of energy regulatory matters, including tariff matters and regulatory accounting before ARESEP, in bidding process and in structuring, developing, acquiring, selling, financing, operating and commercializing energy projects, energy companies and its assets.
Our experience in renewable energies is complemented with our knowledge of the hydrocarbon market in Costa Rica. For years we have advised companies dedicated to the distribution of hydrocarbons in the processes of installation of new plants, their relations with RECOPE, as well as regulatory compliance and tariff procedure with ARESEP.