Mariano Batalla specializes in Central American M&A transactions, corporate matters and large-scale real estate project finance and development.
Drawing on his business training and expertise, Mariano combines design thinking and strategy consulting methodologies with deep knowledge of the Central American region to cross-border transactions and corporate affairs.
He is an Officer of the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association, a Visiting Professor of Service Design and Entrepreneurship at INCAE Business School and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Costa Rica Business School. Mariano is also a Founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers chapter in Costa Rica and a former instructor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard University.
As part of his active citizenship leadership within the firm, he serves as Director of the Board of Fundación Paniamor and was board member at the Asociación de Vecinos de Barrio Escalante, a pioneering public-private partnership that earned the firm The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and Latin Lawyer’s Leading Light recognition as a Pro Bono law firm leader in Costa Rica.
In 2016, Mariano was recognized by Costa Rica’s leading financial newspaper El Financiero, as one of 40 under 40 business leaders. He is a Fellow of StartingBloc and stars, and a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association.
He received his law degree, summa cum laude from the University of Costa Rica, where his graduation thesis Appraisal Rights: Its Limitations and Proposal for a New Business and Legal Model was approved with distinction and recommended for publication and undertook his graduate studies in business and professional service firms at Harvard University and Tufts Fletcher School.
Law degree with honors from the University of Costa Rica (2008).
Masters degree in International Business from Tufts Fletcher School in conjunction with Harvard University (2011).