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Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández
Dominican Republic
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Work Department

Business / Corporate / M&A


Founding partner. His professional practice is focused in the areas of general contract law, banking, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, insurance law, corporate law in general, as well as in foreign investment.


– Founding Partner at Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández – Served as professor of Contracts and Secured Transactions for the Pedro Henríquez Ureña University (UNPHU), 1980-1986 – Member of the Presidential Commission in charge of the drafting of the Code of Commerce of the Dominican Republic His professional practice has been noticeably recognized by Chambers Global 2014, Chambers Latin America – Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 edition and Latin Lawyer 250 – Latin America Leading’s Business Law Firms, 2014 edition.


- Spanish - English - Reading ability in French


– Dominican Bar Association (CARD) – Dominican Association of Labor Law and Social Security


Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude), Pedro Henríquez Ureña University (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1978


Playing tennis and fishing.

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández‘s corporate team is best known for providing a comprehensive service that covers all types of transactional work. Its broad experience in both local and international markets is of benefit for its multinational clients, which operate in a range of sectors including healthcare, air traffic, consumer products and e-commerce, among others. Sales of receivables and asset acquisitions have been very active areas in the past year, while the group also saw an increase in projects relating to the supply and regulation of health products. Commercial agreements, tax matters, financing, corporate reorganisations as well as tourism and industrial free zones investments feature prominently in Jaime Senior‘s workload. Sarah De León‘s specialisms include real estate projects, distribution, joint ventures and foreign investments. Roberto Rizik divides his practice between banking and corporate projects; in the latter field he specialises in M&A, insurance law and the execution of contracts that involve public or private entities. The trio jointly lead the practice. Other key contacts include Eileen Jiménez, Mary Fernández and Fernando Marranzini.

Dominican Republic > Banking and finance

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández has banking and finance as one of its core areas of focus. The firm’s client roster includes a significant number of local and international banks and financing institutions, which turn to the team for assistance in day-to-day, transactional and contentious matters. Key practitioner Jaime Senior has a well-recognised practice with elements of both corporate and banking law, with an emphasis placed on disputes related to foreign investments. Founding partner Roberto Rizik co-leads the department; alongside his role as a member of the corporate team, he stands out for his involvement in banking, international finance matters and the encouragement of foreign investment.