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  • Barrio Los Yoses
  • Street 37, Avenue 8

  • Phone: (506) 2280-0303
  • Fax: (506) 2281-0020

  • P.O BOX 5405-1000
  • San José, Costa Rica

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  • 2010

    Alejandro Bettoni elected as ILF’s Secretary-Treasurer

    Alejandro Bettoni, D&D delegate at International Law Firms (ILF) was elected as new Secretary-Treasurer of the organization. He was appointed at last Annual International Conference held in Mexico City in September, 2010. Mr. Bettoni also serves as Chairman of the Technology Committee.

    ILF is an international association of independent law firms. Founded in 1998, the organization has grown to include approximately 70 firms from 50 countries worldwide and is continuing to expand to additional strategic locations. Doninelli & Doninelli has been an active member since 2004.

  • 2010

    Doninelli & Doninelli launches new Web site

    Doninelli & Doninelli has launched a newly redesigned Web site with expanded content. The new site is organized to provide quick and direct access to our trademark on-line software and to our worldwide network of contacts. It incorporates all of our bulletins over the past 5 years and updated information about our practice and members. All sections are available in Spanish and English. The new Web site was designed by

  • 2009

    Alejandro Bettoni interviewed in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s January 2009 issue.

    “The world as we know it”. The Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 01, January 2009. In this article, Alejandro Bettoni, member of ILF, is featured and quoted regarding recent developments in the practice of law worldwide. He responds to questions about our firm, his international practice and his important affiliation with ILF. READ ARTICLE HERE

  • 2008

    Pilot plan with Public Registry of Companies

    Doninelli & Doninelli has been invited by the Public Registry to participate in an exclusive plan to use the modern means of communication to register new companies.

    With this project the Public Registry intends to know, from a practical point of view, the comments and recommendations of Notaries Public. Only a few law firms (those that are known to handle extensive volumes of notarial work) have been selected to collaborate. All the attorneys and Notaries Public of our firm are involved in this important project.

  • 2008

    Contribution to the World Bank

    Doninelli & Doninelli has contributed (for the 6th year) in the preparation of the annual report “Doing Business 2009” of the World Bank, which has been recently published.

    In this occasion, the report covers 10 different indicators in 181 economies. The project focuses in the regulations that apply to small and medium businesses during their life cycle. It provides an objective base for the comprehension and the improvement of the regulating environment in each country.

  • 2008

    Alejandro Bettoni appointed as Chairman of ILFs Technology Committee

    Alejandro Bettoni, D&D delegate at International Law Firms (ILF) was appointed as Chairman of ILF’s Technology Committee. ILF is an international association of independent law firms. Founded in 1998, the organization has grown to include approximately 70 firms from 40 countries worldwide and is continuing to expand to additional strategic locations. Potential members are carefully screened to assure that they have the necessary expertise and experience to provide the kind of high quality, responsive and effective representation which ILF’s members pride themselves in providing.

    Prior to becoming Chairman of ILF’s Technology Committee, Alejandro Bettoni was responsible for the design and publication of ILF’s first directory of members. Our firm has been an active member of ILF since 2004. Feel free to visit the ILF Web site at:

  • 2007

    D&D admitted at AEA

    D&D was admitted as a new member of the European Association of Attorneys (AEA), an international network of offices covering most of the world’s countries ( The offices that enjoy the best prestige and importance in each country have been selected. The network has its origin within the European Union and with time, has been expanding to the remaining countries in the world. The AEA invited D&D to join its worldwide network in May, 2007.

  • 2007

    D&D lawyers attend ILF Conference in Washington D.C.

    Several D&D attorneys attended the last annual ILF Conference in Washington, D.C., held in April 2007.

    International Law Firms (ILF) is an international association of independent law firms. ILF members meet twice a year, once on an international basis and once on a hemispheric basis. The conferences include both a full-day meeting and social events.

    Federico Tinoco, José Pablo Arauz, Paulo Doninelli and Alejandro Bettoni were present at the conference. We invite you to learn more about ILF at its official web site:

  • 2007

    D&D listed as one of the best law firms in Costa Rica

    Doninelli & Doninelli has been listed as one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in Costa Rica in the IFLR1000’s 2007 edition. The IFLR1000 is a guide to the World’s leading financial law firms. It contains information on the top law firms and individuals advising on international corporate finance. Doninelli & Doninelli was listed as a result of an extensive research on our team’s specializations, industry focus, deals and recent developments at the firm.

  • 2005

    New E-commerce Act

    The new Digital Signatures, Certificates and Electronic Documents Act has entered into force in Costa Rica on October 13, 2005. The law is intended to facilitate the use of modern means of communication and storage of information. It also aims at bringing legal certainty regarding the use of electronic signatures. Alejandro Bettoni, member of our firm, is an expert on this field of Law. He attended as a panelist with the “Costa Rican Digital Signature Act Draft” topic at the IX Iberian-American Congress on the Law in the Digital Environment (Costa Rica, April 2002). Feel free to contact us should you require further information regarding this new law.

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