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Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández
Dominican Republic
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Work Department

Business / Corporate / M&A


Partner. Counsels foreign and local clients in civil, commercial and business organizational laws generally, with an emphasis on banking, financial transactions and foreign investment. Advises on mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, tax matters, financings, corporate reorganizations, tourism and industrial free zones investments.


– Partner at Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández – Senior Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, New York. – Chair, DR Country Chapter, International Section of the NYSBA – Professor of Banking Law at INTEC – Professor of Torts Law at UNIBE


- Spanish - English - Moderate French


– Dominican Bar Association – American Bar Association – New York State Bar Association


– Doctor of Law (Summa Cum Laude), UNIBE, Dominican Republic, 2004 – Juris Doctor, with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation, Cornell University, New York, 2007 – Admitted as an attorney in the Dominican Republic and New Yor


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Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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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 > Tax

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández fields a specialised tax practice, which is highly recognised for representing, among others, the Dominican Tax Agency in relation to criminal proceedings involving tax evasion. The case was addressed by the firm’s litigators Francisco Alvarez and Julio Camejo as lead partners. This is in addition to its work on the non-contentious side, where the team advises clients on the tax aspects of corporate and commercial operations, including in the establishment of local operations, tax exemptions and corporate structures; Marisol Vicens is a key contact in these areas. Jaime Senior is another name to note.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández is appreciated in the market for providing cross-practice advice and a full-service offering to clients in the real estate and tourism sectors. Key additional areas of expertise include tax, environmental, social security and labour law, among others. The firm often represents large tourism groups and real estate investment firms in complex tourism projects, restructurings of real estate holdings, and concessions. Jaime Senior is an active member of the team, who focuses on M&A, negotiation of commercial agreements, and tourism investments. Mary Fernández and Marisol Vicens are also noted.

Dominican Republic > Energy and natural resources

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández is regularly involved in major transactions in the energy sector taking place in the Dominican Republic, and also stands out for its assistance in regulatory matters. Practice head Marisol Vicens is particularly recognised for her experience in this field, which she acquired, among other projects, during her work on the privatisation process of the previously state-owned electrical system in the 1990s. Vicens’ main areas of activity include investments, public-private partnership contracts, and distribution matters. The team also includes standout practitioners Jaime Senior and associate Carolina Silié, who specialises in permits, authorisations and licences, power purchase agreements and purchase contracts of natural gas, among other areas.

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.