Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

LH Abogados Consultores specialises in high-profile fraud and administrative corruption cases and is also noted for its strength in disputes in the medical and insurance spheres.
Led by Reynaldo Ramos Morel and Eduardo Ramos E., boutique firm Ramos Morel, Abogados covers a wide range of civil, commercial, constitutional and administrative litigation, with a particular emphasis on public law cases.

Dispute resolution in Dominican Republic

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

The ‘ethics, commitment, availability and objectivity’ of Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández‘ dispute resolution team is praised by clients. The team is able to handle the full range of litigation, covering the key pillars of civil, commercial and criminal law, and has a strong track record of representing clients in Supreme Court cases. Arbitration and mediation are also core areas of the practice. Founding partner Francisco Álvarez (who has notable niche expertise in telecoms disputes) leads the team alongside Tomás Hernández, a specialist in labour litigation (although his practice also extends to acting in administrative and criminal cases). Julio Camejo focuses on criminal litigation, where senior associate Rafael Santana is also a go-to practitioner. Juan José Espaillat is another name to note, with experience in civil, commercial, administrative and labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Álvarez; Tomás Hernández


The team stands out for its attention to detail, professional ethics, commitment, availability, and objectivity.

Headrick is our main firm, which we value and prefer because they simply go the extra mile. By this we mean that they go far beyond their responsibilities and are diligent and empathetic, as well as having expertise and experience in managing delicate and complex cases.

The firm has partners who specialise in different areas of law and have a unique ability, with success in 90% of the cases that are put in their hands, at a fair, reasonable and duly documented cost.

It is a highly professional firm, with a lot of technical quality, and offers a personalised service!

For Tomás Hernández, no issue is trivial – he takes the time to thoroughly and carefully address each case that is presented to him. He takes care of all the details and attends to the issues with the urgency they deserve.

With exceptional legal skills and meticulous attention to detail, HRA&F provides superb legal services. They are a valuable partner for our operations in the Dominican Republic.

Key clients

Central Bank of Dominican Republic

De La Rue


New York Yankees Partnership

Banco BHD – Leon


Zoetis, Zoetis Costa Rica


Frederic Schad

Grupo Sid

Los Angeles Dodgers

Work highlights

  • Represented Banco Múltiple BHD León in several claims related to the failed acquisition and financing of the Silver Sun Gallery Hotel and Mall in Santo Domingo.
  • Defended Nynas at appellate level in a product liability case brought against it by AES, the largest electric company in the Dominican Republic, and a local insurance company related to a transformer explosion.
  • Acted as Dominican counsel for De La Rue in actions against its former distributor in the Dominican Republic.

Medina Garnes Abogados

Medina Garnes Abogados is hailed for providing ‘excellent recommendations in addition to positive results in court‘. The team, which has been involved in a number of precedent-setting cases in the Dominican Republic, covers the gamut of administrative, civil, commercial and constitutional litigation and also has strong suits in white-collar criminal cases and arbitration. Firm founder Fabiola Medina Garnes, who is especially proficient in arbitration and in tax, administrative and civil litigation, oversees with team with Jesús Francos, who is well regarded for his specialism in administrative disputes. The pair are well supported by senior associates Jansy Castro, whose past experience as a public defender puts her in a strong position to handle criminal cases, and Víctor León Morel, who joined from Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fabiola Medina Garnes; Jesús Francos


The team of lawyers at Medina Garnes have high-quality talent and experience. We can attest to the excellent results we have had in the cases that they have handled. Billing is competitive in the market, and the use of advanced technology is excellent.

The follow-up is good. They provide excellent recommendations in addition to positive results in court. Jesús Francos is a quintessential professional with great knowledge of the subject.

We feel very confident when Medina Garnes represent us. They are forward-thinking and capable, and we always approve their recommendations in order to prevent litigation. They are very organised as a firm.

Jesús Francos is always available and his advice is accurate. He is very knowledgeable and stays up to date in his field.

It is a very organised firm and has lawyers with prestigious reputations who, above all, provide their services in a very personalised way.

Both Jesús Francos and Fabiola Medina are well-prepared lawyers with exceptional skills. They are very kind and have exceptional empathy for their clients. They always look for new solutions to problems.

The team is excellent: they work in a comprehensive and unified way, and share the same vision.

This team, especially Fabiola Medina and Jesús Francos, always gives 300%.

Key clients

Agua Clara/Inkia Energy

Autopista del Nordeste (ADN)

Compañía Dominicana de Teléfonos

Corporación Minera Dominicana (CORMIDOM)

Women’s Link Worldwide

García Tejera y Asociados

Constructora del País (CODELPA)

Worldwide Seguros

Familia Bonelly Ricart (La Isabelita)

Reid & Compañía


Work highlights

  • Acting for Agua Clara, which was granted a licence to operate one of the biggest renewable energy electric parks in the Dominican Republic, in a lawsuit initiated by companies claiming that they are the owners of the electric park.
  • Representing Corporación Minera de la República Dominicana (CORMIDOM) in a contentious appeal against a Decree of the President of the Dominican Republic which declared land that is part of CORMIDOM’s concession agreement as a national park/protected area.
  • Representing Garcia Tejera Asociados in a challenge to its exclusion from a public tender conducted by the Ministry of Education for the import and distribution of computers and other devices for distance learning as a result of Covid-19.

Pellerano & Herrera

Pellerano & Herrera‘s dispute resolution practice remains the first port of call for plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile criminal cases – something which is reflected by its representation of former Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz in ongoing criminal and civil proceedings – and also stands out for its strength in shareholder disputes, distribution-related litigation, and administrative and tax cases. At the head of the practice, Vitelio Mejía Ortiz has a wealth of experience in litigation (with significant expertise in tax and sports-related disputes) and Lucy Objío is a key name for commercial, criminal and labour litigation. Sheila Oviedo, who was promoted to partner in April 2023, and senior associate Yolemny Cruz are also skilled in the full range of litigation.

Practice head(s):

Vitelio Mejía Ortiz; Lucy Objío

Key clients

David “Big Papi” Ortiz

Uber Technologies

Wartsila North America

Seguros Universal


Magna Motors

Expeditors International

JetBlue Airways

Subway International

Hard Rock International

Work highlights

  • Represented Wartsila in a lawsuit filed by local plaintiff Alesca, seeking $3m for brokerage services provided during the construction of two power generation plants.
  • Acting for David Ortiz, a former Red Sox baseball player, in criminal proceedings after he was shot and severely wounded while at a bar in Santo Domingo.
  • Defending US shipping company Expeditors International and its Dominican subsidiary in a lawsuit brought by their former local agent seeking damages for the early termination of a contract.

Pereyra & Asociados

Pereyra & Asociados' dispute resolution practice wins praise for its ‘timely and effective opinions and recommendations’. The team handles the full range of civil, criminal and administrative litigation (and also has an emphasis on alternative dispute resolution); recently, its broad caseload has included breach of contract claims, financial crime cases, and constitutional, tax and labour disputes. The firm also stands out for its impressive roster of international clients. At the helm of the practice is ‘prepared and competent‘ founding partner Luis Miguel Pereyra, whose experience spans civil, criminal, commercial and administrative litigation, as well as arbitration. Gregorio García Villavizar is another key name at top level, and is noted for his expertise in real estate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Luis Miguel Pereyra


They offer timely and effective opinions and recommendations.

Luis Miguel Pereyra is an excellent professional. Very prepared and competent.

Key clients

Esso Standard Oil

Eaton Corporation

Abbott Laboratories


Hospira Pharmaceutical

Pfizer Corporation

Ecolab – Microtek

Mondelez International (Cadbury-Kraft)

Altice (Orange)

Haina International Terminals

McDonalds Corporation

Playa Grande Holdings

Napco Securities Group

Sanofi – Aventis



VF Corporation (Timberland)

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Menzies Aviation

E.J. Gallo Winery

Work highlights

  • Assisted Eaton Corporation with a breach of contract dispute.

Biaggi Abogados

Biaggi Abogados has a stellar recent record in commercial, real estate, labour, constitutional and criminal litigation, including defending a client in a high-profile public corruption and money laundering case. Arbitration is another key aspect of the firm's work, particularly for Wanda Perdomo, who is also active in mediation and litigation. Perdomo leads the team alongside Heidy Guerrero, who was promoted to partner in 2022, bolstering the practice at senior level. Firm founder Gustavo Biaggi has a strong reputation for litigation and continues to take the lead on some of the firm's most significant cases.

Practice head(s):

Wanda Perdomo; Heidy Guerrero


Biaggi Abogados has one of the best teams of lawyers in the Dominican Republic, with vast experience in the legal arena. The consultations are always on time and they provide a great analysis.

Wanda Perdomo is one of the greatest lawyers in civil litigation and in arbitration in the country. Always thinking ahead of her counterpart, she always comes up with an innovative solution to resolve the conflict at hand.

The firm includes professionals of the highest level. We consider it one of the most well-rounded teams in the Dominican Republic.

The team stands out for its ethics and efficiency in providing its services and delivering results.

Key clients

JMMB Banco de Ahorro y Crédito

JMMB Fondo de Inversión Cerrado Inmobiliario

Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez

Organización TERPEL



Grupo READ

Muelle de Carga San Felipe Puerto Plata

Abraham Selman Hasbun/Grupo Selman

Puerto Plata de Electricidad

Work highlights

  • Defending Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez (the former Attorney General of the Dominican Republic) in a complex high-profile criminal case.
  • Representing pension fund administrator JMMB Group in a lawsuit brought by a group of affiliates seeking the restitution of money.
  • Represented Puerto Plata de Electricidad, a concessionaire of the Dominican state for the generation and distribution of electricity in the touristic area of Playa Dorada, in the province of Puerto Plata, in several disputes with the regulator and another concessionaire about the scope of rights acquired under previous legislation.

Castillo y Castillo

Castillo y Castillo has experience in a wide range of contentious matters, from bet-the-company international litigation to ongoing mediation. Among the team’s areas of strength are financial services, civil, commercial, administrative, IP, real estate and labour disputes. Senior associate José Manuel Batlle is the director of the litigation and alternative dispute department and is noted for his robust skills in corporate and IP litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. He receives support from a talented team, including senior associates Flavia Báez and Juan Acosta, and associates Camilo Caraballo and Juan Carlos Losada.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Batlle


We are very satisfied with their services. Above all, we feel very well defended, since they are masters of their profession. They are dedicated, analytical, responsible, easily accessible, ethical, self-confident and have excellent relationships with their clients. They charge reasonable prices.

José Manuel Batlle stands out for the sense of security that he gives the client about each step they take and strategy they follow. He is cautious and does not put the client at unnecessary risk. He dedicates time and effort to problem solving. He couldn’t be better.

It is a highly specialised team, with a great capacity for dispute resolution. They efficiently use the legislation to protects clients.

Key clients

Banco Popular Dominicano

Grupo Piñero

Iberostar Hotels

Grupo Excellence

Bepensa Dominicana

Delta Comercial

Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana

Nisibon Gardens

Grupo San Juan

Riu Hotels

Work highlights

  • Represented Banco Popular Dominicano in multiple seizures and foreclosures on properties in collection actions for loan repayment.
  • Defending Nisibon Gardens and its shareholders and executives in more than five cases brought by a shareholder alleging that capital increases of the company were carried out illegally.
  • Representing Macao Caribe Beach (Riu Hotels) in a dispute over the termination of a land sale contract.

Guzmán Ariza

Guzmán Ariza, whose ‘reputation in the local market‘, ‘integrity‘ and ‘ethics‘ are noted by clients, has a longstanding presence in the dispute resolution sphere in the Dominican Republic and is particularly prominent in bankruptcy cases (where Fabio Guzmán Saladín is a high-profile name). An experienced quartet of partners leads the practice – Fabio Guzmán Ariza, whose broad practice takes in labour and medical malpractice litigation, Rhadaisis Espinal and Alberto Reyes Báez, both of whom handle civil and commercial litigation, are all based in Santo Domingo, while real estate-focused Julio Brea Guzmán is the key contact in Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabrera.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Guzmán Ariza; Rhadaisis Espinal; Julio Brea Guzmán; Alberto Reyes Báez


I believe that the culture of the firm makes it unique. Its internal collaboration and reputation in the local market is also worth noting.

They have a commitment to excellence, integrity and ethics in their work as well as being available for urgent cases.

Key clients

Pawa Dominicana

Club Med (Club Méditerranée)

JJH Capital Inversiones Extranjeras

Wells Fargo Bank

Sunwing Travel Group


Meliá Hotels International

Nicholas Tawil

Edesur Dominicana

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

Consorcio de Construcciones Planificadas

Dominican Government (Bahía de las Aguilas)

Acun Medya

Bartolo Colón Morales

Alberto Reyes Baez

Francisco Mazzarella

Mesa Investment

Dream City Country Club & Resort

Tierra del Sol – Michael Cohen

Playa Encuentro Beach Resort

Work highlights

  • Acting for PAWA Dominicana (Pan Am World Airways Dominicana) in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing Club Med (Club Méditerranée) in a dispute with a cigar-producing company over its alleged illegal eviction from premises in the client’s Punta Cana resort.
  • Acting for JJH Capital Inversiones Extranjeras in an appeal to the Supreme Court in a contractual dispute.

Jiménez Peña

At Jiménez Peña, international arbitration is a core area of strength for the dispute resolution team, which has notable experience in investment treaty arbitrations (as well as handling the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards). On the litigation side of the practice, the team is well versed in commercial, civil, administrative, labour and real estate disputes. Founding partner Marcos Peña Rodríguez, who is at the forefront of the firm's arbitration cases, co-heads the practice with Rosa (Lisa) Díaz, an expert in civil, commercial, administrative and labour litigation. Laura Medina is also a key name to note for both litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Marcos Peña Rodríguez; Rosa (Lisa) Díaz


A very prestigious firm with a wide range of services.

They are excellent at designing strategies to resolve conflicts.

The team at Jimenez Peña, in my opinion, has in-depth knowledge of many legal issues, including arbitration and civil liability cases. For me, they stand out from other firms because they are accessible and realistic when evaluating a case. They do not make promises that cannot be kept and have a pragmatic vision of things. I know that they remain at the forefront in this field.

Marcos Peña is an authority in the Dominican Republic on arbitration, both in terms of knowledge and technique in handling cases. He also has a commercial and pragmatic perspective on cases; he is not limited to what lawyers traditionally focus on, but has business understanding. That helps him make brilliant risk assessments in litigation and arbitration.

Laura Medina is a very well-rounded lawyer, with deep knowledge of arbitration, and civil and labour disputes. She is very detail-oriented and quick to analyse cases, so I predict a great future for her at the firm. She is always there when you need her.

Marcos Peña is exceptional.

Key clients

ADM Latin America

AIC International Investments

American Airlines

Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos


Washington Nationals Baseball Club

Eaton Corporation


Sirenis Group

Alstom Group

Work highlights

  • Represented AIC International Investments in multiple foreclosure procedures for approximately 126 properties, pursuing the collection of over $64m against over 40 defendants.
  • Defended Alstom Group against a claim for breach of contract.
  • Represented Celuisma in the Court of Appeals, challenging two conflicting arbitral awards.

JJ Roca & Asociados

JJ Roca & Asociados has significant experience in bank fraud and cybercrime cases, as well as shareholder disputes, IP litigation, asset recovery claims and real estate disputes. Managing partner Jaime Roca and Felicia Santana are the names to note.


At OMG, the dispute resolution team has skills across a wide range of areas, from commercial, civil and administrative litigation to arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards. The department is co-headed by senior directors Tristán Carbuccia, whose practice covers foreclosure and collection proceedings and international arbitration, and Luis Pantaleón, who was promoted in May 2023 and handles civil and commercial litigation. Esperanza Cabral is also able to bring to bear her significant corporate expertise to handle contentious matters in this space. Consultants Michele Hazoury and Carlos Bordas provide key support.

Practice head(s):

Tristán Carbuccia; Luis Pantaleón

Key clients

Agua Planeta Azul

Warren & Warren Productions

InterCaribbean Airways

Banco Promérica

Baxter Healthcare

Oxygen Development

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Lajun Corporation


Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI)

AV Blandino

SCN Lavalin


Sociedad Española de Montajes Industriales


Work highlights

  • Acting for InterCaribbean Airways in seeking the revocation of the Civil Aviation Board’s decision to cancel routes to Jamaica and Cuba through the Dominican Republic.
  • Acting for Agua Planeta Azul and its current majority shareholder in more than 20 ongoing lawsuits and appeals regarding deviations from the representations and guarantees given by former shareholders of the company in relation to EBITDA for 2019.
  • Represented Altice in actions brought by some of its competitors over decisions issued by INDOTEL, the country’s telecoms authority, in relation to the merger of Orange and Tricom.

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs stands out for its ability to work with colleagues in the firm’s offices across Europe, as well as in Puerto Rico and the US, on cross-border cases. The team is heavily involved in commercial litigation, especially disputes over agency contracts, and has an impressive track record of representing states in international arbitration. Pedro Gamundi and Carolina Soto Hernández co-lead the practice; the former has expertise in civil aviation and labour-related cases, and the latter is highly active in both local and international disputes, appearing before courts of all instances. Senior associate Francisco Batlle is a key name for international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Gamundi; Carolina Soto Hernández

Key clients

Owens-Illinois (OI Puerto Rico STS and Owens-Brockway Glass Container)

Diageo Dominicana

Caterpillar Crédito

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Republic Bank

Earthbound Holdings I

Trojan Battery Company

Toronto Blue Jays

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Frontier Airlines


Republic of Costa Rica

Empresa Pública de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador – EP Petroecuador (Petroecuador)

Republic of Ecuador

Magna Motors

Grupo Viamar

Work highlights

  • Representing Owens-Illinois in complex ongoing litigation related to a joint venture, share purchase and technical assistance agreements.
  • Representing Magna Motors in ongoing administrative tax-related proceedings against the General Directorate of Customs.
  • Representing Caterpillar Crédito in three lawsuits involving collection procedures to recover debts based on eight contracts related to construction equipment financing.

De Camps, Vásquez & Valera

Diana De Camps Contreras and Amaury Reyes Torres lead the dispute resolution group at De Camps, Vásquez & Valera; De Camps is an expert in public procurement litigation, while Reyes Torres has a broad litigation practice, frequently appearing before the Courts of Appeal. Areas of strength for the firm include civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative and election disputes. Founding partner Amauris Vásquez Disla also lends his expertise to the team.

Practice head(s):

Diana De Camps Contreras; Amaury Reyes Torres

Key clients

Banco de Reservas de la R.D.


Kentucky Foods Group

Mones Packaging Solutions (MOPACK)

Grupo Cisneros

Sargeant Marine Petroleum

Bradeira Holdings

Bahia Estillero

Steway Corporation STCO

Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana- Macao

Marítima Dominicana (MARDOM)

Work highlights

  • Acting for Organización Cisneros in a dispute over the purchase of property in Miches.
  • Acting for a private client in a family law case relating to the affairs of a Major League Baseball player.
  • Represented Sargeant Marine Petroleum in a P&I coverage claim relating to damage caused by the barge Asphalt Lion to a berth in the Haina Occidental Port during Hurricane Matthew.

DMK Abogados

Iván García Elsevyf leads DMK Abogados‘ dispute resolution group, which has diverse experience handling civil, commercial, real estate and administrative litigation for clients from a range of industries, including tourism, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, energy and construction. The group also has an enviable track record in labour litigation, which is one of García Elsevyf's key areas of expertise. Senior associate Eduardo Moreta is also a notable contact.

Practice head(s):

Ivan García Elsevyf

Key clients

Corporación Aeroportuaria del Este



Senator Hotel & Resorts

Sol Meliá

Civil del Caribe

Work highlights

  • Representing Corporacion Aeroportuaria del Este (CAE) in an administrative appeal relating to the Bavaro International Airport construction project.
  • Representing an Israeli company in a series of breach of contract claims against a Dominican company relating to a public tender for the development of electricity distribution lines.
  • Representing a Major League Baseball teams in a land-related dispute over its training academy property in the Dominican Republic.


International firm ECIJA DVMS is especially active in litigation and arbitration in the sports sector, with an emphasis on the baseball industry; its recent highlights include representing the Texas Rangers in a breach of contract and damages claim. The team also has notable strong suits in foreclosure and debt recovery proceedings and in litigation relating to agency contracts. Practice head Edward Salcedo handles the full spectrum of litigation, ably assisted by senior associates Arístides Victoria and Erika Gomez.

Practice head(s):

Edward Salcedo


They pay a lot of attention to detail, have unquestionable technical capacity and are excellent litigators. Their track record of success in my cases, to date, is 100%.

Their responses are practically instantaneous and they are very efficient with providing reports on the status of all my cases. They are true specialists. Edward Salcedo is in charge of organising my defence at all levels and his associates Arístides Victoria and Erika Gómez are excellent in managing the day-to-day affairs of my cases, very efficiently and successfully.

Key clients

Mercantil Farmacéutica

St. Louis Cardinals

Atlanta Braves



Helidosa Aviation Group

Minnesota Twins

Houston Astros

San Diego Padres

Grupo Lácteo del Caribe Gruplac (Dos Pinos)

New York Mets

Colorado Rockies

Wurth Dominicana

Rangers Baseball

Alvaro Skupin and Nancy Alvarez

T.E.V.A. & Asociados (Credicefi)

Texas Rangers

Work highlights

  • Representing the Texas Rangers in a $250m breach of contract and discrimination claim filed by a prospect before the Dominican courts.
  • Representing a multinational pharmaceutical company in a complex $4.4m damages claim under Law 173 filed by a local distributor before the Dominican courts.
  • Representing the Colorado Rockies in an arbitration claim seeking $5m in compensation filed by a former player before the Center for the Resolution of Disputes of the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce and Production.

Guzmán & Molina, Abogados

Guzmán & Molina, Abogados‘ dispute resolution practice ranges from civil and commercial litigation to tax, administrative, criminal, labour and real estate cases. Firm co-founder Lucas Guzmán is noted for his experience in bankruptcy claims and arbitration.

Martínez, Peña & Fernández

Martínez, Peña & Fernández fields a diverse dispute resolution practice which particularly stands out for its representation of major banks and public bodies. Richard Martínez Amparo, Abraham Fernández Arbaje and Luis Ernesto Peña Jiménez share leadership of the team.

Pellerano Nadal

Pellerano Nadal, whose ‘best qualities are its in-depth knowledge and accessible team‘, handles a range of litigation, arbitration and mediation, including civil, tax, construction and distribution-related cases. Thanks to practice head Gustavo Mena's expertise in environmental law, the team also has robust experience in disputes in this sphere (Mena's wide-ranging practice also takes in commercial and labour litigation). Managing partner Luis Pellerano is prominent in alternative dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Mena


The team is attentive and follows up well on legal matters.

They have a high level of communication. They look for direct and concrete solutions to resolve conflicts.

Its best qualities are its in-depth knowledge and accessible team.

Key clients

Jetblue Airways Corporation

Dominicana de Cales (DOCALSA)


Apache Corporation

MK Inc of the Palm Beaches

S2 Yachts




Work highlights

  • Acting for Jetblue Airways Corporation in a variety of disputes.
  • Representing DOCALSA in an environmental dispute relating to the contamination of natural pools in La Toma.
  • Acting for Unicomer in a dispute with the tax administration, which is seeking the payment of consumption tax.

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a long history of handling disputes in the Dominican Republic, including cross-border cases, and is noted for its ‘excellent professionalism and communication’. Among the firm's core areas of expertise are commercial, civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative litigation - with an emphasis on disputes over agency contracts. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio and associate Joan Batista Molina, an expert in criminal, real estate and administrative law, sit at the helm of the group.

Practice head(s):

Georges Santoni Recio; Joan Batista Molina


The firm is distinguished by its excellent service, communication and legal support. They offer detailed explanations of the legal actions to give clients a better understanding of the cases.

Key clients

Impregilo (Webuild)/Consorcio Impregilo-Yarull

Gulf Trading


Work highlights

  • Representing private clients in a lawsuit before the Land Court of Higüey seeking authorisation for the registration of title.
  • Acting for Impreglio (Webuild) in seeking an injunction to prevent the compulsory collection of tax by the tax authority.
  • Acted for Gulf Trading in seeking the recovery of sums embezzled by the company appointed as its manager and administrator in the Dominican Republic.

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores is singled out as being ‘available to handle cases in different areas’, covering a wide range of litigation, although the team is particularly experienced in criminal cases and damages claims. José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto and Laura Polanco Coste co-head the practice and are experienced in civil, labour, real estate and criminal litigation. Associate Kendy Mariel García Acosta provides support, including in family law cases.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto; Laura Polanco Coste


At Alburquerque Abogados they respond on time, and the partners are very accessible and are available to handle cases in different areas.

Laura Polanco’s client service, availability, knowledge of the client’s business and professionalism are key in the resolution of each case.

The Alburquerque team has worked with our company for many years and also has extensive experience in our sector. Both factors combined are the perfect mix to meet our requirements. They always focus on obtaining the best result for us and efficiently establish priorities.

Key clients

Altice Dominicana


Eulen América/American Sales & Management

Eulen Dominicana De Seguridad

Euronova Agro Import

Fidenzia Reizabal

Inmobiliaria Jaypa

Inversiones Azul del Este Dominicana (Hotel Catalonia)

Inversiones El Valle Realty

Inversiones F&G

Teófilo Cruz

Tui Dominicana

Work highlights

  • Acted for Inversiones El Valle Realty in filing an appeal before the Supreme Court of Justice in a dispute over the purchase of real estate.
  • Represented Inversiones Azul del Este Dominicana (Catalonia Hotel & Resorts) in a case before the Supreme Court of Justice against the company contracted to provide repair and conditioning services for the hotel pool.
  • Defending CDH-Carrefour against a claim for unfair competition and anti-competitive practices.


LMV Advisors - CENTRAL LAW‘ diverse caseload includes civil, commercial and criminal litigation (including real estate and insurance-related disputes) and international arbitration. Practice head Cesar Joel Linares Rodriguez is skilled in a range of areas, with a focus on civil litigation. A key name at associate level is Bella Yelissa Brea de León who is proficient in civil, criminal and family law.

Practice head(s):

Cesar Joel Linares Rodriguez

Key clients

Lawdale Trading

Tenedora Las Terrenas

AFP Siembra

Iban Online

Inversiones Lomba’s

Sindoni Group

Gadonso Properties

Scotia Crecer


Seguros Crecer

La Colonial de Seguros

Work highlights

  • Represented Lawdale Trading in a damages claim relating to the rescission of a contract of promise of sale for a property.
  • Represented Tenedora Las Terrenas in civil and corporate liability claims against its former general manager over a series of frauds.
  • Represented AFP Siembra in a dispute over the granting of a disability pension due to a change in the legislation regarding the maximum age for claiming this pension.

Mazara Abogados

Specialising in economic and financial criminal litigation, Mazara Abogados frequently handles public and private corruption-related cases, although it also has a strong suit in administrative litigation. Yurosky Mazara and Lissette Tamárez are the key names.

Ulises Cabrera

Ulises Cabrera has experience in disputes ranging from agency and distribution litigation to financial and cybercrime cases, and is also noted for its strength in high-family law cases and maritime litigation. Practice head and managing partner José Cruz Campillo has extensive litigation experience, while founding partner Ulises Cabrera is skilled in mediation. The group’s offering was bolstered by the additions of senior associate Iris Pérez Rochet from Michel Abreu Abogados in 2022 and associate Adonis Rojas from independent practice in 2023.

Practice head(s):

José Cruz Campillo


The strong point of the team led by José Cruz Campillo is the prompt attention given to clients’ requirements, making them feel that they are not alone and that they have high-quality legal support.

Ulises Cabrera can see both the forest and the trees. They know the law, invariably respond rapidly, are always available, and exhibit admirable analysis and cutting-edge knowledge and techniques. In an environment sometimes characterised by irregular practices, Ulises Cabrera has stuck to its principles. This translates into a significant competitive advantage over other law firms promising quick results using tactics that may be counter-productive over the long term.

Ulises Cabrera provides a cost-effective service, which creates added value. This is mostly due to their constant effort to keep up to date with technology and bring in well-trained legal professionals.

We are totally satisfied with the legal services provided by Ulises Cabrera in general and by José Cruz Campillo in particular. His legal acumen is complemented and enhanced by his keen commercial awareness when designing the strategy for litigation and negotiations, buttressed by his associates. In José, we have had and continue to have an excellent, well-rounded and well-grounded legal adviser. We regard him not just as our lawyer but as a true business partner.

In his years of practice, José Cruz Campillo has earned a reputation for efficiency without compromising on ethics or the law. We are confident and secure that our legal affairs are in the best of hands with José Cruz and Ulises Cabrera.

Key clients


Antonio P. Haché & Co

Asociación Bonao de Ahorros y Préstamos (ABONAP)

Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos (APAP)

Baterías Dominicanas

Coccia Dominicana


Comercial San Esteban (Cosanca)

EnviroGold (Las Lagunas)

Fresenius Medical Care

Gildan Activewear

Inversiones Kappa

Inversiones Manuel Cabrera


Seguros Universal

Siemens Mobility

Sucesores Mejia Arcala

The Dominican Real Estate Company (DRE)

Work highlights

  • Acted for EnviroGold (Las Lagunas) in a complex tax case against the Dominican Tax Authority (Dirección General de Impuestos Internos – DGII).
  • Acting for Coleraine in a dispute over a public tender.
  • Acting for a number of clients in disputes related to the termination of distribution contracts under Law 173.