Carolina Soto

Partner, Costa Rica

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Carolina Soto

Partner, Costa Rica


  • Carolina is the head leader of the Labor Department and Social Security Law given her extensive experience in the areas.
  • During her career, she has participated in several labor trials before the Costa Rican Supreme Court and has represented multiple multinational companies before governmental institutions. Also, she has been in charge of large negotiating processes and company shutdowns.
  • Carolina develops several seminars in labor matters every year, as part of a continuous capacitation program for current clients and public in general. She has participated in merge and acquisition processes that include the most important private banks in Costa Rica, in multinational transactions and complex labor conditions standardization for companies. She is always giving regular labor law advice to companies with more than 1,500 employees in Costa Rica, regarding the three different stages of a labor relationship.


  • Master’s degree in labor law and Social Security, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica, (2006).
  • Law Degree, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, (2002).

  • Listed by Chambers and Partners Latin America for her Labor Law practice.
  • Ranked as Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500.


  • Costa Rican Bar Association.
  • National Notary Directorate.
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Publications in The Employment Law Review on 2011, 2012, 2013.

Client's feedback

  • Head of department Carolina Soto is very well regarded within the Costa Rican labour and employment area. One interviewee says: "She's very good at explaining the process to me and she helps me to explain it to other people." – Chambers and Partners Latin America

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