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Department co-head Alejandro Batalla is recognised as a leading practitioner in the dispute resolution sphere. Market interviewees describe him as ”a well-rounded and solid lawyer,” with peers particularly praising his prowess in handling administrative disputes. Clients endorse his experience and availability, while sources go on to commend ”his impressive presence and level of recognition in the market.” 
— Chambers Latin America 2017

Alejandro is a professional of wide and recognized trajectory. For more than 30 years he has participated as a lawyer in complex litigation and arbitration matters, advised important companies in matters related to administrative contracting, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, consumer issues, and many others. He also has participated as a member of several Board of Directors of many important companies. 

All this arduous professional work has been accompanied by an intense academic activity as professor in the Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica, where he has been professor of Administrative Law courses. He has also made several specialized publications and has participated as speaker in several conferences.

Alejandro has also had a strong cultural involvement as a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Theater and, because of his professional services for years to the French Embassy and to the French culture in general, he has been condecorated with the highest distinction granted to a civilian by the French Government as Knight of the Order of Merit and Knight of the Legion of Honor. 

Alejandro has also served the public function as he was an alternate magistrate of the Constitutional Chamber for 8 years.

Academic Background

Law degree from the Autonomous University of Central America (Universidad Autónoma de Centro América) (1983)

Masters and Doctorate from the University of Bordeaux in Public Law (Universidad de Burdeos) (1986)

Rankings and awards

Band 1 for Dispute Resolution and Public Law by Chambers and Partners.

Band 2 for Corporate/M&A by Chambers and Partners.