Our story starts at the end of the 90s, at the time there were rumors that the world was about to collapse with the arrival of the year 2000.
This turbulent period coincided with the departure of Pedro Oller, founding partner of Oller Abogados, from traditional law firms, looking for the business world. Without a plan, and only six months after getting married, it was not an easy decision. However, his spirit of configuring his own vision of legal services specific for entrepreneurs prevailed then.
During this stage, together with professional achievements, there was a very special personal satisfaction: the opportunity to share the office with his father, Mr. Enrique Oller.
Father and son wanted to see the legal profession from the point of view of a client. This led to the creation of the first maxim: “It is imperative to vindicate the value of the client and give him the importance he deserves, which goes far beyond a legal opinion”.
It was necessary to stop selling the same legal package for different needs. It was essential “to be in the client’s shoes” first, understand their business, anticipate their needs and risks; creating empathy and trust.
Pedro wanted to serve companies of persons with whom he wished to establish bonds. This vision became a reality formally with the opening of Oller Abogados law firm in 2000, a year before the death of Mr. Enrique.
That same year, which started with the feared second millennium, they started to look for physical space to replace the one-person office of 60 square meters.
Today we are Oller Abogados. We are based in San José, Costa Rica and are a law firm specialized in meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs because we were born of enterprising spirit: restless, curious and in constant evolution.
Guided by the maxim of “vindicate the value of the client”, we have designed the strategy of local approach of every type of business: from the one in its undertaking stage to the transnational company that wishes to establish operations in another country or perform more complex transactions.
With Pedro Oller, founding partner, five other partners have come on board organically and to respond, as a team, to the needs of our clients.
Partner Roberto Esquivel joined the firm in 2001 in virtue of his ample experience in administrative procurement.
Ricardo Vargas became part of the team of partners in 2003, contributing his knowledge of Labor Law and taxes.
One of the most respected constitutional lawyers joined Oller Abogados in 2011: Rubén Hernández.
In 2021 Luis Pal joined the firm as partner in charge of intellectual property, aiming to strengthen this area post pandemic.
The five partners are accompanied by a sound team of five associates and 20 employees who work together in the various fields of Corporate Law and Public Law: the two major areas in which the law firm specializes.
Today Oller Abogados tells this story through the successes of more than five hundred Costa Rican, Central American and international clients. Come closer and let us continue to tell our story through yours.