Leading law firm in Labor and Employment Law

With in-depth knowledge of labor and employment law, we provide employers with comprehensive and innovative legal solutions in compliance with labor legislation to maximize the companies' growth safely and sustainably.

We cover all areas of labor law

With a unique focus on employment law, we provide comprehensive solutions and strategic advice to any requirement of your company or workplace.


Specialists in complex judicial litigation or administrative claims

We have a highly prepared litigation team to adopt the most effective solutions and strategies against judicial or administrative claims that can seriously compromise the finances or reputation of your company.


News and blog for the employer

Access information on the latest trends and developments in employment law that could affect your workplace.


Bufete Godínez y Asociados

Bufete Godínez y Asociados was founded in 2000 as a law firm exclusively specialized in labor and employment law. Our law firm represents employers from various industries: from small and medium-sized companies to leading multinational companies in their sector, both nationally and regionally.

Economic activities in which we currently provide services

Retail and wholesale
Banking and finance
Hospitality, tourism, and leisure
Teaching and research institutes
Vehicle dealerships
Real Estate

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What our clients say

Chambers and Partners (2024 y 2023)

A solid Costa Rican labour and employment boutique, Bufete Godínez y Asociados boasts a strong roster of domestic and multinational clients active across the country. Established team continually recognised for representing entities against employee claims, as well as individual disputes relating to dismissals. Often represents companies from the financial, retail and aeronautical sectors.

Chambers and Partners (2024)

"As a boutique, Bufete Godínez y Asociados' practice has a high degree of specialisation. The team is very reliable."

Chambers and Partners (2023)

"Bufete Godínez y Asociados is a highly specialised boutique law firm with a vast capacity to handle complex matters, thanks to the experience and knowledge of its lawyers."

Chambers and Partners (2022)

A pleased client declares: "They're unbeatable. They're professional, knowledgeable and experienced in the matters."

Chambers and Partners (2023)

Highly respected department co-head Alexander Godínez Vargas elicits praise from key market onlookers, with one noting: "Alexander Godínez Vargas is an authority in labour law. He has vast knowledge, experience and intuition, and I would not change him for anything." Another commentator reports: "He is a great lawyer in the Costa Rican labour law field, and shows commitment to the client. He also keeps on top of market updates."

Chambers and Partners (2022)

Prestigious co-head of department Alexander Godínez Vargas is approved by an impressed client, who declares: "He is very knowledgeable in all labour law issues. He is very up to date and has good interpersonal skills," before going on to hail him as "a good listener and negotiator." Another endorses Godínez Vargas's expertise, stating: "We work with him in cases of large impact for strategic executive advice."

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