Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis law group, interviews lawyers from around the world to learn more about how each jurisdiction is handling cannabis and marijuana legalization.


Guest Speaker
Giancarlo Andreoli | BLP | San José, COSTA RICA 

Giancarlo Andreoli is a BLP Associate in the San José office, specializing in the practice areas Real Estate & Hospitality and Business Law. In Business Law he advises local and transnational companies in day-to-day matters, as well as in mergers and acquisitions, preparation and review of corporate contracts, and restructuring. In Real Estate & Hospitality he has participated in the development, structuring, financing and purchase and sale of real estate projects in the coastal and urban areas of Costa Rica.

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About Mario Torres
Mario is an active member of Brazeau Seller Law’s CannaLaw group. He has worked on several cannabis industry matters in Canada, including transactions involving licensed producers of cannabis under the Cannabis Act, licensing agreements, employment matters, and retail store licensing in Ontario. In addition, Mario has worked on transactions and operations in the cannabis sector in Latin America for Canadian clients. He is also a founder and Co-chair of the Meritas Latin America and Caribbean Regional Cannabis Practice Group.

About Monica Bonnett
Mónica Bonnett is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Her experience includes filing, prosecution and enforcing patents, industrial designs and utility models rights. Due to her experience, handling big patent portfolios from U.S., Asia and Europe, Monica is the person in charge of developing business relationships with international clients. She is also a founder and Co-chair of the Meritas Latin America and Caribbean Regional Cannabis Practice Group.

About Meritas
Meritas is a global alliance of independent, market-leading law firms that provides legal services to companies looking to effectively capture opportunities and solve issues anywhere in the world. Clients benefit from local knowledge, collective strength and new efficiencies when they work with Meritas law firms. The personal attention and care they experience is part of Meritas’ industry-first commitment to the utmost in quality of service and putting client priorities above all else. Founded in 1990, Meritas has member firms in 251 markets worldwide with over 8,000 dedicated, collaborative lawyers.