Max Valverde

Senior Lawyer


Max Valverde’s diverse career path, encompassing roles such as Costa Rica’s Ambassador to Colombia and UNESCO in Paris, Deputy Minister of Culture, a media entrepreneur, and a seasoned lawyer, showcases his expertise in strategic leadership, environmental analysis, and public relations. He has played a pivotal role in formulating and implementing policies across public, private, and NGO sectors, both nationally and internationally.

 His blend of legal and diplomatic experience is truly exceptional. Holding a Master’s in International Trade Law and European Integration from the University of Amsterdam, Max brings a unique legal perspective and a profound understanding of international law.

 As a diplomat, he was instrumental in executing Costa Rica’s foreign policy initiatives at UNESCO and in Colombia. His achievements include spearheading significant bilateral cooperation projects and strengthening key commercial ties. As Deputy Minister, Max led cultural infrastructure initiatives, founded the first fund for audiovisual project co-investment, and adeptly managed crises, proving his exceptional leadership skills in challenging scenarios.

 Max’s academic credentials also include a Master’s in Foresight and Strategic Thinking and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. These qualifications enhance his capabilities in strategic communication and storytelling.

 Max Valverde is a perfect amalgamation of in-depth legal acumen and strategic diplomatic skills. His presence is a significant asset to BG&A, providing our clients with expert guidance in governance and decision-making. This is crucial for navigating the complexities of national and international commercial law and effectively preventing corporate crises.

Fulbright Scholar and Netherlands Royal Fellowship

Practice Areas
  • Practice Areas
  • International Law
  • Public Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental Law
  • Notary Public
  • 2022, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Master’s in Foresight and Strategic Thinking (in progress).


  • 2005, Florida State University, USA. Master’s in Film and Television. Graduated with honors.


  • 2001, International Cooperation Agency, Japan. Technician in Educational and Promotional Videos. Graduated with honors.


  • 1998, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands. Master in International Trade Law and European Integration. Graduated with honors through the Netherlands Royal Fellowship.


  • 1996, Universidad de Costa Rica. Bachelor of Law. Graduated with honors, receiving a scholarship for academic performance.