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Diaz Reus & Targ LLP

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Global Managing Partner: Michael Diaz, Jr
Number of partners: 56
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages:Arabic, Catalan, Czech, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Shanghainese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Diaz Reus is a global legal practice focused on national and international parallel proceedings and transactions in the following broad areas, with Board Certified lawyers in international litigation and arbitration, international law, and immigration and nationality law:
■Sovereign trade, commerce, banking, real estate, intellectual property, capital markets, project finance
■Fraud, civil litigation, arbitration and international corporate investigations
■Investigations, asset identification, location, tracing, and recovery
■White collar crime, regulatory/criminal investigations and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Magnitsky Act, GLOMAG, CAATSA, Specially Designated Nationals, the Bank Secrecy Act; and politically sensitive investigations and the recovery of US immigration status and visas
■Sports and entertainment law
■Immigration, family, estate and tax planning law
Serving US-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, sovereign government entities, heads of states, political parties, public officials, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and athletes and entertain- ers. Diaz Reus is an entrepreneurial, enterprising, emerging-markets law firm providing traditional legal services across all industries while focusing on promising new business opportunities for its clients. Diaz Reus is dedicated to growing and protecting its clients’ assets and securing their long term stability. From offices located throughout the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the firm’s multicultural lawyers operate seamlessly in international boardrooms, courts, and arbitral tribunals, giving clients access to boots-on-the-ground, global legal counsel.

Main Areas of Practice:
High-stakes Litigation & Arbitration:

Transnational litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters including commercial disputes, sensitive investigations, financial fraud, asset seizure and forfeiture, white collar criminal, asset recoveries, international law, intellectual property rights, and recovery of visas.

Transactional:
Complex contract negotiations, finance, real estate, IP licensing, joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, customs, trade, and franchising.

Regulatory:
Anti-money laundering compliance, BSA, corporate governance, regulatory investigations, FCPA, customs, and criminal and civil RICO cases. Representing banks, corporations, traditional and non-traditional financial institutions, sovereigns, political parties, government entities and officials, and private individuals.

Private Client:
Domestic and international tax, athlete, and entertainer representation. immigration, trust and estate, and family law matters.

Representative Litigation & Arbitration Matters:
■Represent holdout group of bondholders in $700 million Argentinean government default
■Represent US citizen/Venezuelan national in defense of a federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of Florida (Miami) involving allegations of unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering
■Represent group of US auto dealerships in breach of agreements in importation and sale against Indian truck manufacturer. Claims include fraud, negligent misrep- resentation, fraudulent inducement, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, and violations of the federal automobile dealers Act and state ‘dealer day in court’ laws
■Represent head of political party in lawsuit for defamation against The Wall Street Journal
■Represent Latin American, Chinese, and Middle Eastern nationals in recovery of US Visas, following investigations for human rights violations and corruption
■Represent Venezuelan government agency in lawsuit alleging expropriated property in excess of $1 billion, violating the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ■Arbitration of dispute in Panama between US company and Brazilian general contractor engaged in construction of airport
■Represent parties allegedly defrauded of equal shares in joint venture to sell power-generating turbines to Venezu- elan electricity sector. Includes allegations of fraudulent transfer, an out of state trust, an affiliated company in Panama, and US law enforcement investigations
■Represented Mexican oil giant, PEMEX, in multimillion-dollar action under federal RICO, involving complex extraterritoriality issues
■Represented US-multinational corporation victimized by fraudulent acts during government bid process in Peru
■Represented Central American commodities enterprise in dispute with US-based supplier regarding cross-border shipment of goods under CAFTA-DR
■ Arbitrated commercial dispute in purchase and sale contract transferring airplanes from Central to South American airlines, ultimately sold to a third-party airline in Dubai
■Represented iron/ore producer in defense of arbitration dispute for maritime vessel and iron/ore contracts in London, Zurich, Miami, and New York
■Represent prominent, wealthy Honduran family and their business empire against money laundering charges and OFAC designations in federal court in New York City
■Represent holdout group of bondholders in $700 million Argentinean government default
■Represent US citizen/Venezuelan national in defense of a federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of Florida (Miami) involving allegations of unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering

Contributions

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International Arbitration 2019 Trends and Developments in Latin America-wide

Michael Diaz, Jr, Marta Colomar-Garcia, Roland M. Potts

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Holders of the PDVSA 8.5% Bond Need OFAC’s License

Michael Diaz, Jr., Javier Coronado

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Façade of COVID-19 Class Action Litigation Against China Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Michael Diaz, Jr., Marta Colomar-Garcia, Xingjian Zhao, Brant Hadaway, Gary Davidson, Javier Coronado

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Broward County Judge Grants Motion to Dismiss Against Chetu, Inc.

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