Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández is one of the leading law firms in the country, distinguishing itself as one in which its experienced partners provide hands-on service to clients of every size. The firm’s attorneys are known for their practical experience, responsiveness and commitment to providing high-quality legal services at cost-effective rates. The firm currently has about 48 attorneys, 11 of whom are partners.
Corporate transactional practice: The firm provides legal counsel to its clients in all aspects related to corporate and securities laws. The firm is continually involved in a number of national and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, real estate and tax matters. The firm served as counsel to Vinci Airports in the acquisition of Aerodom, the leading airports operator in the country. The firm served as counsel to international investors in the acquisition of the Playa Grande Golf & Resort project and the subsequent legal matters related to the project. Headrick acted as Dominican Republic counsel to global investment firm Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Spanish-based leisure group Cirsa.
Banking and finance: The firm has served as counsel to some of the largest banks in the Dominican Republic and many of the international banks and financial institutions with operations in the country. It has extensive experience in international finance, syndicated loans, medium-term note programmes, project finance and other financing techniques, and provides legal assistance to local and foreign financial institutions in a wide array of such matters. The firm regularly participates in loans and other financial transactions (such a both domestic and cross-border bond issuances) in the country. The firm as legal counsel to BCIE on a US$249.6 million financing for the construction of the most important hydroelectric station in the country, the Montegrande Dam. The firm also served as counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia in a US$463 million and €18 million financing extended to Phoenix Tower, a Blackstone portfolio company. The firm recently represented three development banks in a US$60 million financing for the construction of a 57MW solar power plant.
Litigation: The firm's litigation practice is widely considered to be the most prominent and successful litigation department of all of the large law firms in the country, boasting over 700 active cases and a roster of blue-chip clients. Its litigation department has extensive experience in litigation before the courts and administrative tribunals of the Dominican Republic, as well as in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm successfully defended at the appellate level the international oil manufacturer Nynas in a products liability case related to a transformer explosion. Likewise, the firm is representing the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic in claims and litigation arising out of the fraudulent bankruptcy of Banco Peravia.
Other areas: As a full-service firm, the firm has specialists who provide legal services related to foreign investment, tax, intellectual property and regulatory matters, telecommunications, energy, international commerce, industrial free zones, employment and labour, real estate, administrative law, sports law, aviation, and trusts and estates.Ave. Gustavo Mejía Ricart No. 106, esq.
Ave. Abraham Lincoln
Torre Piantini, 6th floor
Tel: +809 473 4500
Fax: +809 683 2936