For over two decades, Oswald has advised local and foreign clients in diverse areas of Business law, such as: Telecommunications, Energy, Immigration, Consumer, Foreign Investment, Intelectual Property, Real Estate and Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Prior to becoming a member of Batalla, he was a partner in regional and international lawfirms where he advised American, European and Asian clients in establishing and operating their businesses in multiple jurisdictions.
As well as being an Attorney, he is an Arbitrator and a certified Mediator and has consulted for the United Nations, international non-government agencies and the Costa Rican Bar Association.
Oswald was a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association´s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, where he aided in the creation of the Arbitration and Mediation Center where he was a member of the Board of Directors for four terms.
Bachelor and Law Degree in Law (with honors) from the Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho (1997).
Master`s Degree in Business Law from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (2002).
Diplomma in Human Rights and Alternate Dispute Resolution from United Nations´ University for Peace (2013).
Certified Arbitrator in Domestic and Foreign Arbitration from the University of Valencia, Spain and the Costa Rican Bar Association (2013).
Master`s Degree in Taxation from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (cand. 2018).
Rankings and awards
Listed by IFLR 1000 in association with Petroleum Economist Magazine as Leading Lawyer in Energy and Infrastructure (2013).
Listed by Legal 500 as Recommended Lawyer in Corporate Law (2013).
Listed by Legal 500 as Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property (2012).
“European Union and Central American Association Agreement”, at the Warwick Legal Network Autumn Conference in Rome, Italy, November 7th – 9th, 2013.
“Doing Business in Central America”, at ‘‘Investimentos na América Latina: Oportunidades e Ambiente Legal’’ organized by the Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 8th – 9th, 2012.
“Doing Business in Costa Rica”, at the Warwick Legal Network Autumn Conference in Paris, France, October 13th – 15th, 2011.
“Doing Business in Central America”, at the Legal Network International (LNI) Fall Conference in Paris, France, October, 2009.
“Practice of Law in Costa Rica”. Organized by the Bar Association of Orange County, California, USA. Quepos, Costa Rica. May 24, 2009.
“Legal aspects of Leasing in Costa Rica”. Organized by KPMG Peat Marwick. San José, Costa Rica. July 14th and 15th 1998.