Mariano Batalla is an accomplished lawyer and entrepreneur with a strong focus on Central American M&A transactions, corporate matters, and large-scale real estate project finance. With his extensive expertise in business and a deep understanding of the Central American region, he employs design thinking and strategy consulting methodologies to meet the needs of his clients. Mariano's passion lies in developing innovative ideas and finding solutions that propel new ventures or enhance existing ones. His proficiency in English, Spanish, and French, along with his fluency in Portuguese, allows him to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
Having studied at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Law School, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and The Fletcher School, Mariano holds valuable qualifications in Professional Services, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, International Entrepreneurship Education, and International Business. He earned his Juris Doctor and LLB from the Universidad de Costa Rica, cementing his legal expertise.
Throughout his career, Mariano has made significant contributions to various organizations and committees. As the Managing Partner of Batalla, he applies his legal acumen and entrepreneurial mindset to deliver comprehensive legal services. He has also served as an advisory board member for the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association and TAG Alliances, including TAGLaw, TIAG, and TAG-SP. Mariano's passion for teaching and sharing knowledge led him to hold positions as an adjunct professor at the Universidad de Costa Rica and a visiting professor at INCAE Business School. Furthermore, he has been an instructor at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and the University for Peace.
Mariano has a notable publication record, focusing on business issues within the legal profession. His extensive teaching experience spans across multiple countries, including but not limited to Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Japan, Panama, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Mariano's commitment to social causes is evident from his involvement as a board member and representative of the government's executive branch at Fundación Paniamor, an organization dedicated to child protection and rights.
With his diverse background, Mariano possesses a unique combination of legal expertise, business acumen, and cross-cultural understanding. His entrepreneurial mindset, strategic thinking, and leadership skills make him an asset in any professional setting. Mariano's experience in Central American M&A, corporate law, real estate project finance, and his ability to integrate design thinking and strategy consulting methodologies sets him apart in the legal and business landscape.