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Andrea Hulbert

Mrs. Hulbert has 25 years of professional practice in commercial dispute resolution. She is the founding partner and director of Hulbert Volio Montero Law Firm; with vast experience on national and international law, with special emphasis on complex cases.

Specialist in Civil and Commercial Liability, International expert in Oral Litigation, and anticorruption, Arbitrator and Mediator. With more than 100 training courses and conferences in different areas of the law, with special emphasis on domestic and international commercial arbitration, international judicial cooperation and international commercial contracts.

Professor and Lecturer on domestic and international commercial arbitration, international judicial cooperation and international commercial contracts, at LEAD University, FIU, Costa Rican Bar Association, and Diverse international arbitration centers in  Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panamá, Spain, France and United States. She is also the founder, and academic director of the Center for International Studies Jorge Volio J. in San José.

Andrea Hulbert is accredited as domestic and international arbitrator in: CCA/ International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration. Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (2013); CAM-CR / Center for Conciliation and Arbitration - Costa Rica. Costa Rican Bar Association (2013), CICA/ International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration. American - Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (2014), CFIA - CRC / Conflict Resolution Center. Engineering and Architects Professional Federation (2015), BVI/ IAC -International Arbitration Centre (2015), CACC/Caracas, Venezuela (2015); CEDCA/Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje de Venezuela (2015); CIArb. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London (2016); CIAR/Centro Iberoamericano de Arbitraje, Spain (2019).

She is member of The Costa Rican Bar Association; NYSB / New York State Bar Association; Spanish Club of Arbitration; ICC / International Chamber of Commerce - Costa Rica; AW/ Arbitral Women; IBA/International Bar Association; GACC/ Central American and Caribbean Group of Arbitration; MCIArb/ Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; ICC/Institute of World Business Law; Board of Directors of CAM-CR/Center for Conciliation and Arbitration - Costa Rica.

The agency agreement in Costa Rica

An agency contract is not defined in the law; it has been defined by doctrine and case law as: “…. a lasting and stable collaboration for a principal (merchant, entrepreneur or businessman) to develop his activity, through a representative agent in a certain area…”

Money Laundering Legislation

There is no specific guidance for lawyers. However, the National Notary Office compels registration before the SUGEF of all public notaries that carry out any of the activities described in article 15 of Law No. 8204.