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Senior Associate
(506) 8695 8972

Ivania Araya is Senior Associate of García & Bodán and member of the Corporate and Transactional, Banking, Financial and Capital Markets and Real Estate practices in Costa Rica.

Prior to joining García & Bodán, she was part of the team of lawyers in the corporate and banking department of a local law firm where she gained experience in the preparation of trusts, management of the release of assets within trusts, formalization of credit lines and specific credits; she carried out business banking operations aimed at multinational companies and/or corporations, drawing up contracts, incorporations,  mergers and acquisitions of companies.

She served as as well as head of the Department of Notarial Law and Corporate Labor Law in a local law firm, providing advice and consulting to companies in the areas of Social Responsibility.

  • Corporate-Commercial
  • Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Graduated with honors (cum laude probatus) in the specialization in Notarial and Registry Law from Universidad Fidélitas, 2014.
  • Legal advice to clients of the banking industry at the Costa Rican and Central American level.
  • Preparation of trusts, specific credits and lines of credit for business banking aimed at national and multinational companies.
  • Advice and consultancy to companies in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Labor Law and Corporate Law.
  • Research and advice on access to justice for migrants and refugees in the area of ​​labor and constitutional law.
  • Costa Rican Bar Association.
  • Master’s Degree in Private Property Law – Universidad de Salamanca y Universidad Pública de Navarra, Sapain, 2019 – To date.
  • Specialization in Notarial and Registry Law – Universidad Fidélitas, 2014.
  • Admitted to practice as Attorney since 2014 and Notary Public since 2016.
  • Graduated in Law with an emphasis on Human Rights – Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012.


  • Spanish
  • English