Ignacio Monge Dobles



Practice Areas

Academic Background

  • Doctorate degree in Commercial Law with the distinction Summa Cum Laude Probatus, Escuela Libre de Derecho University (2011).
  • Postgraduate degree in Franchising, Inter-American Development Bank (2008).
  • “Advanced Legal Writing” Program, George Washington University, Institute for U.S. Law (2019).
  • D Law degree, La Salle University (2005).
  • Private International Law Program, Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands (2006).
  • Postgraduate degree in Notary and Registration Law with the distinction Magna Cum Laude, Laureate International Universities (2007).

Memberships and Professional Experience

  • Partner at Facio & Cañas.
  • Member of the Civil and Commercial Commission of the Costa Rican Bar Association.
  • President of the Academic Excellence Committee of the Costa Rican Bar Association.
  • Member of the publishing committee of Legal Investigations.
  • Former Law Professor -at Postgraduate level- of Commercial Law for Lawyers and Notary Publics, La Salle University, Costa Rica.
  • Former Law Professor –at Master level- of Corporate Law, International Transactions and Complex Commercial Contracts, Laureate International Universities, Costa Rica.
  • Invited speaker at law conferences in Central America, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Colombia.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Top ranked by Who´s Who Legal Central America 2019 & 2020 as leading lawyer in Franchising and Distribution. WWL says: “Dr. Ignacio Monge is a well-respected name in the Costa Rican market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his expert handling of complex franchising & distribution matters and commercial contracts.”


  • Author of many publications on civil and commercial matters in international and local law magazines.
  • Columnist of the Legal Section of the national magazine “El Financiero”.
  • Law for Digital Signatures, E-Documents, and E-Certificates (2009).
  • Law for the Protection of Representatives and Distributors of Foreign Companies (2011).
  • Leases Law (2012).
  • Commercial Law Course (editions 2014 & 2020)