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Dentons Muñoz

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Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Albany, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam and 104 more

Roy de Jesús Herrera

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Work Department

Areas of focus

• Litigation and Dispute Resolution
• Intellectual Property and Technology
• Banking and Finance
• Public Law/Public International Law
• Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
• Energy
• Government




Roy heads the Firm's litigation team in Central America and focuses his practice on complex litigation and arbitration. Under his leadership, the litigation and dispute resolution team has developed a renowned national and international reputation thanks to his creative legal solutions, his implementation of clear and effective strategies, and his skillful management of multi-jurisdictional litigation that frequently involves the participation of multiple lawyers and practice areas.

He is a powerful, analytic and reliable litigator with a great business vision. His clients appreciate his adroitness in finding simple solutions to complex problems, his role as leader of a solid and efficient team, and his ability to handle really difficult and complicated negotiation processes.

Moreover, Roy is very knowledgeable about banking and securitization of assets, public and modern commercial contracts, development of preventive legal strategies, and litigation in environmental law. Additionally, he advises on matters of intellectual property and on civil law, and counsels energy companies.


  • Lawyer of the year – Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Ranked in Chambers Global – 2015, Dispute Resolution
  • Recommended Lawyer by Latin Lawyer – 2015, Dispute Resolution
  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners Latin America, Dispute Resolution, 2016
  • Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500, Tier 1, Dispute Resolution, 2016
  • Recommended Lawyer by Who´s Who Central America - 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers - 2017 in the following areas: Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation


  • English
  • Spanish



  • President, Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Costa Rica Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors of the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding member, Costa Rica Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club
  • Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica Chapter
  • Founding member, Young Arbitrators Forum, Costa Rica Chapter
  • Member, American Association of Private International Law
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Arbitrator, Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Conciliatio and Arbitration
  • "Curator Ad Litem" approved by the Costa Rican Supreme Court of Justice


  • Costa Rica, 1994

Costa Rica

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution practice at Dentons Muñoz stands out for its ‘good results, strong teamwork and excellent knowledge’. The team handles litigious and arbitral disputes across a variety of industries and has been particularly active in the banking, construction, oil and gas, technology and telecoms sectors. Another key strength of the department is its expertise in contentious environmental and antitrust matters. Criminal law, compliance and anti-corruption expert Carolina Muñoz heads the practice alongside Roy Herrera, who is noted for his ‘extensive knowledge and experience’. The firm’s client base includes domestic and regional heavyweights, as well as high-profile multinational companies.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Dentons Muñoz’ IP practice is led by senior associate Monserrat Guitart and handles patent and trade mark strategy-development and registration, as well as contentious IP and data privacy matters. Recent work saw the team advise a tequila producer on its trade mark strategy as part of its entry into Central American markets, as well as the registration of a 3D trade mark. Other work includes the successful defence of a corn flour and products manufacturer against a trade mark opposition filed by direct competitors. Another key feature of the practice is its expertise in plant variety registration, as evidenced by its recent advice to a pineapple merchandising and developing company on related matters. Litigation practice head Roy Herrera, who is frequently involved in contentious IP matters, also deserves mention.

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