Graciela Soto López

Senior Associate


Practice Areas

Academic Background

  • Certificate of Mediator, Conciliator and Negotiator at the International Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (CICA) of the Costa Rican-North American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Costa Rica, San José.
  • Completed the Master Program in Labor Law and Social Security at UNED, San José, Costa Rica, in 2011
  • Graduate and Bachelor’s degree in Law. Graduated with honors, at the Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, 2008.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. Graduated with honors. Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), Business School, San José, Costa Rica, 1997.

Professional Experience

Before joining Facio&Cañas, Graciela was a manager at Deloitte, where she led the labor and immigration practice for three years. Previously, she had directed the labor law practices at Arias and Batalla. From 2010 to 2016, she worked as a labor and employment specialist and developed the labor and employment litigation practice at Arias & Muñoz. In her work experience, Graciela has advised multiple companies in various industries: life and health sciences, consumption, energy, manufacturing, financial services, technology and agribusiness. In the food and beverage industry, Graciela developed a coffee shop franchise, from its concept and opening to its expansion to six locations.