Jorge Alers is our exclusively recommended Emerging Markets expert in Costa Rica on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jorge directly using the contact details listed above.
Costa Rica is a rugged, rain forested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
Jorge is Dentons’ Chief Executive Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, helping to position Dentons for presence, client service and growth in the region.
Jorge previously served as the general counsel and general manager of the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and, on a separate occasion, as general counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the IDB Group’s private sector financing agency.
Jorge also was a partner and head of the Latin America Practice Group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, as well as a partner and head of the Latin American Practice Group for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC. In these roles, he focused on providing legal support to international clients making investments in emerging markets, with a particular focus on the Latin American region.
A dual citizen of Costa Rica and the United States, Jorge has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, Wharton and American University, and at numerous conferences on private equity and project finance, among other areas of international finance. He earned his JD from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University.