Our Members:

Manuel E. Peralta

Professional Appointments:

  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, World Bank, member of the Mediators and Arbitrators Panel since 2004.
  • Institutional Court of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce, regular member since 1999.
  • EARTH University Trust, member of the Investment Committee 1989-2004.
  • EARTH University Trust, counsel and legal representative since 1987.
  • FINTRA, trustee of CODESA Project Trust Fund since 1993.
  • FUCE (State Cooperation Foundation), former director.
  • USAID (Agency for International Development), counsel.
  • Banco Lyon, S. A., director 1993-95.
  • Club Unión, President 1992-1996.
  • Club Unión, Vice President 1984-92.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of the Department of International Organizations 1966-68.
  • National Atomic Energy Commission, former delegate.


  • University, University of Costa Rica, 1967.
  • High School, Colegio La Salle, San José.
  • St. Bede Academy, Peru, Illinois 1961.
  • Elementary School, Colegio La Salle.


  • Vargas, Jiménez & Peralta
  • More than 37 years practicing law, as partner of the firm.
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in Intellectual Property.
  • Private Pilot
  • With Divimark, specialized in trademarks and patents, since 2006


  • Attorney at Law.
  • Member of the Costa Rica Bar Association.
  • Associate, Interamerican Industrial Property Association.
  • Harvard University, admitted to pursue advanced studies 1968