Manuel González (Inactive)


Member of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 1990.

Partner of Facio & Cañas since 1990.

Best Public Servant of the Year, Chamber of Exporters, Costa Rica, 2005



Phone number: (506) 2105-3794 Fax: (506) 2105-3610


President of  BICSA’s Employees Pension Fund and  Board Member  to BICSA’s  Money Laundering Prevention Committee.

Member of the Government’s Economic Council,(2004-2006).

Member of the Advisory Council for Small and Medium Enterprises, (2004-2006).

Member of the National Council on Competitiveness, (2004-2006).

Chairperson of the Consultative Council on External Trade (2004-2006).

Member of the National Commission for Quality, (2004-2006).

Member of the National Commission for Policies Evaluation on Foreign Trade and Investments, (2004-2006).

Vice President of the 60th United Nations Commission on Human Rights, (2004).

Minister of Foreign Trade, ( 2004 – 2006).

President of the Board of Directors of Procomer (Costa Rica’s Trade Promotion Agency) (2004-2006).

Ambassador to the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies in Geneva, Switzerland (2002-2004).

Director, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, S.A., BICSA, (1999-2002).

Professor of Corporate Law and Securities, Universidad de Costa Rica (1992-1998).

Advisor on Relations with International Financial Agencies to the Vice President of Costa Rica (1992-1994).


Environmental Management Masters, Natural Resourses Management, Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), (2007).

Masters, Georgetown University, (1999).

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Honors, Columbia University Law School, 1995

LL.M., Stone Scholar (Honors), Columbia University, New York (1995). 

Fulbright Scholar, Government of the United States of America 1994-1995.  

National University of San Diego, Costa Rica, Diploma on Stock Exchange Regulations, (1992).     

Law Degree, Universidad de Costa Rica (1990).

Wrote articles on financial and legal issues for Costa Rica’s financial newspaper El Financiero.
Costa Rican Review on Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 2004, “Costa Rica’s participation in the United Nations Commission on Human Rights”.
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Foreign investment


Financial Law

Corporate Law



Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions.