Henry Lang

Lang & Asociados specializes in providing services to multinational companies and foreign individuals doing business in Costa Rica with a direct monitoring and follow-up of our clients’ business under the highest standards of service and skill.

We have created an agile and modern law firm. All members of our team have strongly committed to a set of values that includes loyalty, efficiency, promptness, cost-efficiency and building a long-term relationship with the client. Our service is multilingual, including attorneys fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

The scope of our activities ranges from areas as varied as structuring the corporate machinery and hiring personnel, banking support, securing real estate facilities, structuring and advising in government contracting activities, managing labor relationships with employees, protecting industrial and intellectual property, and obtaining residency for foreign staff. For many of these services we have identified and successfully tested a selected group of real estate, banking, and accounting professionals, who help us transcend the mere legal support and provide the client with the possibility of a much more comprehensive assistance on its needs in the country.

The firm maintains a strong and close relationship with Costa Rican government entities and has directly advised them in negotiations and policy-making towards transnational companies and their projects.

The fact that many of our members have legal studies in prestigious United States Law Schools, such as Harvard Law School and Georgetown, and our constant participation in international legal forums are additional elements that contribute to the international vision of our firm.

We provide legal counsel in a large scope of fields. Our practice is concentrated on Foreign Investment; Corporate Law; Distribution Law; Contracts; Administrative Contracting Law; Real Estate; Copyright; Intellectual Property; Securities; Mining, Hydrocarbon and Natural Resources Law; International Business Transactions; Acquisitions; Litigation; Labor Law; Antitrust; Competition Law and Immigration Law.

Most of our practice is with foreign clients; among them, many individuals that have come to Costa Rica to move their businesses and/or just to relocate their lives, as well as multiple transnational companies.

Dorothée Madiya Mwamba

Lawyer at the bar of Kinshasa/Gombe, Mining Attorney ,with a Law degree , ” economic and social right ” option , University of Kinshasa ” UNIKIN ” (1994) DEES Business Law , Pantheon Assas , Paris II ( 2003-2004 ) languages: French , English ( Average ) and Lingala . Dorothée Madiya Mwamba is representative and Law Board of mines and quarries, areas in which she has a perfect mastery of the workings of the Congolese national administration. Incidental to these main areas , Dorothée Madiya MWAMBA intervenes on hydrocarbons law, electrical energy law , banking law , business law , commercial law, tax law and labor law. Founder of the firm DM in February 2007, Mr. Dorothée Madiya Mwamba is recognized for its excellent managerial capacity . Memberships • Member of the editorial board of the law journal ” Juricongo ” (1998 ) • Member of the International Union of Lawyers (since 1998); Participations and programs • Under the old law , drafting and negotiation of mining agreements for account of several mining companies. • Drafting and negotiation of preliminary agreements in respect of mining on behalf of foreign firms. • Intervention in the third day mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 2008) • National Consultant to the Joint Commission (National Consultant , Expert of the Government ) on the review of draft decrees relating to the Validation Committee and mineral rights career (2002 ) • national Consultant to the reform of mining legislation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2002 ) • Participation in the seminar on the contribution of mining to the recovery of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 2002) • Participation in the development and drafting of the new Mining Code and Regulations (2001 to 2002).

Hydrocarbon Law:

The Congolese hydrocarbons law is not well developed due to the absence of specific legislation. However, the firm provides legal and tax assistance to some of its mining companies in the context of granting renewal of permission to install , storage and marketing of petroleum product procedures. Our lawyers have considerable experience in matters relating to the law of electricity, after numerous construction projects hydropower. Indeed , the study has mainly worked with the Ministry of Energy for the construction of hydroelectric dams: • KIBALI JERSEY LIMITED Construction Project 3 hydro ( SESENGE , AZAMBI and AMBRAAU ) for the company KIBALI JERSEY LIMITED KIBALI the river. • KIBALI GOLDMINES PROJECT, proposed construction of hydropower plants (Nzoro, Nzoro Budana II and II) under a PPP between the Government and society MOTO GOLDMINES. For these projects, the firm has advised and assisted clients in administrative proceedings relating to the granting of authorizations for the construction and rehabilitation of power plants, business licensing electrification services, negotiation and conclusion of contracts concession, production and marketing of electric power.