Carlos Ubico

Partner, Costa Rica


  • Carlos is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Administrative Law and Administrative Contracting Group.
  • He has extensive experience advising on administrative procedures, administrative litigation proceedings, public bids, the creation of Public-Private Partnerships, public works concessions, project financing, and constitutional challenges before the Constitutional Court.
  • He is a Professor of Public Law at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He also belongs to the board of directors in the Association of Public Procurement Professionals (known in spanish as ASOPROCA).


  • Juris Doctor  equivalent, with Honors, from the University of Costa Rica, and specialized as a Public Notary at the same University. 
  • Masters in Administrative Law from the Carlos III de Madrid University
  •  Ph.D. candidate in Public Law  Carlos III de Madrid University.

  • Listed in Chambers Latin America by his practices in: Public Law and Projects.
  • Ranked by Whos Who Legal for his practices in Administrative and Public Law.


  • International Bar Association.

Client's feedback

  • Carlos Ubico is “a first-rate lawyer who has performed excellently throughout his professional career”, as shown by his “success in administrative and public law”. – Who’s Who Legal.
  • Co-head of department Carlos Ubico continues to be endorsed by interviewees for his "leading" position within his firm and is respected for his strength in public law. One market observer highly rates Ubico, declaring: "He is very good and decisive. He generates solutions and has been helping us in all aspects of our work." – Chambers and Partners Latin America, Public Law.
  • A client praises head of department Carlos Ubico , asserting: "His main strength is that he is very focused on the results." Another lauds:"Carlos Ubico has guided and protected us as a company," and goes on to report: "In addition to knowing the legislation, he understands the sector in which we operate." – Chambers and Partners Latin America, Projects.
  • ‘Carlos Ubico works very well and always has a good knowledge of the subject.’ – The Legal 500
  • Carlos Ubico is praised by sources for his substantial experience acting for public and private clients before the Costa Rican courts. - Who's Who Legal 2022.

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