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Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

Corporate/Commercial

6 ranked lawyersBand 1Dominican RepublicGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished multidisciplinary firm benefiting from a deep bench of talented practitioners who are well versed in a range of commercial matters. Routinely instructed by key domestic and international clients to advise on major M&A transactions and corporate finance mandates, in addition to complex reorganisation processes. Boasts expertise assisting notable financial institutions with loan agreements and securities offerings.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming individual Eileen Jiménez Cantisano is experienced advising clients on M&A transactions and cross-border financing and refinancing matters. A client describes their experience working with her as "stellar," further praising her "mature, professional, respectful" way of handling matters.

Jaime Senior is described by a source as "a great lawyer with a lot of experience acting on major transactions in this area." Another client praises that "Jaime is really great to work with; he is fantastically knowledgeable and experienced." Senior is particularly skilled advising on investments in the energy and construction areas and is also qualified to practise in New York, as well as the Dominican Republic. Senior worked at Sidley Austin's New York office for six years.

Well-regarded partner Marisol Vicens Bello is "an excellent professional who is very responsible, experienced and knowledgeable in this area," according to a client. Another interviewee lauds her for having "a very good reputation in the business sector." Vicens Bello offers strong financing know-how, assisting clients with debt offerings and bilateral credit facilities, as well as handling key acquisition deals.

Revered practitioner Mary Fernández Rodríguez is "a reference in the market at both a local and international level," an interviewee enthuses, further praising her as "a very versatile lawyer who handles significant corporate cases." A client also praises her for having "very good knowledge of the corporate arena and great response times." Fernández Rodríguez regularly counsels clients on key M&A deals, as well as debt capital markets transactions.

Eminent practitioner Roberto Rizik is "a very well-known lawyer respected for his high-quality work," according to a market commentator. Rizik is a finance expert and is praised by an interviewee as "a hard worker." He co-leads the department.

Co-head of department Sarah De León Perelló possesses extensive experience assisting institutional investors with strategic acquisitions and disposals, as well as handling cross-border lending transactions. Peers attest to her standing in the market, with one reporting: "She is actively representing important clients in this field."

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Overview

Headrick has one of the most complete and distinguished corporate departments in the country.  The department sets itself apart not only for the capacity and experience of its members, but also for the diversity of matters handled for a significant client portfolio, both national and international with presence in the Dominican Republic. This department currently has 7 partners and approximately 15 associates, in addition to 4 paralegals, exclusively dedicated to this area.

From its inception, the Firm has focused on building a strong asset finance and banking practice, and currently provides legal assistance to local and foreign financial institutions in a wide array of such matters. The firm provides ongoing assistance to local banks Banco BHD León, Banco Santa Cruz and Scotiabank, as well as the local branch of Citibank. It has also served as local counsel to international financing institutions, including Citibank, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, the Royal Bank of Canada, BNP Paribas, the Exim Bank of the United States, BNDES (the Brazilian Development and Export Bank), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) among others.

Corporate/Commercial

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

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Location

Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricart 106

Torre Piantini, 6th Floor

Santo Domingo

Distrito Nacional

Dominican Republic

10148

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Dominican Republic

Corporate/Commercial


Eileen Jiménez Cantisano
Up and Coming
Jaime M. Senior
Band 3, Foreign expert for USA
Marisol Vicens Bello
Band 2
Mary Fernández Rodríguez
Band 1
Roberto Rizik
Eminent Practitioners
Sarah De León Perelló
Band 3