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Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Dominican RepublicLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Powerhouse full-service firm offering an outstanding service in the dispute resolution field. Highly regarded contentious practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including administrative, commercial and criminal law litigation. Expertise further extends to international arbitration proceedings, as well as debt recovery and property disputes. Depth of practice permits team to represent clients hailing from diverse industries such as banking and finance, telecommunications and life sciences, attracting both foreign and domestic clients, including governmental agencies.

Strengths

One client reports: "The team always look for simple and practical solutions, avoiding long and complicated processes." They go on to add: "Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández offer reasonable and conscientious propositions, which is why we feel protected by their advice."

A different client describes the firm's service as "extraordinary," adding that "the level of confidence their team transmits is very high. Their lawyers are careful with all the details in order to ensure there are no surprises."

Work highlights

Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández represented the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic in a criminal action filed against a number of individuals accused of committing fraud at Banco Peravia. The matter value was approximately USD29 million.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and eminent practitioner Francisco Álvarez "is a lawyer you bring in for his vision and strength in strategic cases," a client enthuses. They add: "He is a top-notch lawyer with a longstanding career." Another interviewee appreciates that "he knows how to lead and motivate his team."

Highly regarded practitioner Julio César Camejo Castillo "becomes a part of our team," a client remarks, adding: "His talent, capabilities, client service and effectiveness are almost unrivalled at the firm." He is regularly sought out by clients to assist with a wide range of contentious mandates, including criminal actions, commercial disputes and arbitration proceedings. Julio César Camejo Castillo is co-head of department.

A client describes co-head of department Tomás Hernández Metz as "a highly recommended lawyer who is trustworthy, committed and extremely thorough." They also value that "he is a passionate litigator who always faces our cases in a strategic way." Tomás Hernández Metz is frequently seen advising clients on damages claims, criminal actions and arbitration proceedings.

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Overview

Headrick has a premier Litigation Department that handles civil, commercial, labour, administrative, constitutional, regulatory, banking, sports, telecommunications, consumer, intellectual property, criminal and real estate disputes and litigation, as well as being a recognized leader in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. This department currently has four partners and approximately 14 associates, in addition to 4 paralegals dedicated to this area.

The Firm has a portfolio of over 740 active litigation cases, which is likely to be the largest litigation portfolio in the country. In addition to the high volume of active cases we must point out the elevated number of cases that have reached the Supreme Court of Justice and we have obtained favourable decisions for our client.

Dispute Resolution

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

Dispute Resolution


Francisco Álvarez
Eminent Practitioners
Julio César Camejo Castillo
Band 2
Tomás Hernández Metz
Band 2