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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Puerto Rico


O'Neill & Borges LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Partner Carla García-Benítez is highly regarded for her expertise in litigation, and is additionally noted for her work in IP. Market commentators point to her "hard-working, responsive approach." She has considerable experience acting for an impressive roster of international clients and is admitted to practice in New York and Puerto Rico.

Salvador Antonetti Stutts focuses his practice on commercial and securities disputes, both in litigation and arbitration. Peers highlight "his impressive intellectual capacity" and "his profound sense of the law," adding: "He's doing very good work." He acts for a number of global clients from sectors such as banking and energy.

Partner Carlos Valldejuly-Sastre has notable experience in commercial litigation matters and class actions, and is described by peers as "an intelligent, responsible lawyer who manages complex cases." He frequently represents major international clients.

Manuel Pietrantoni regularly participates in commercial and civil disputes, including class actions. He handles complex litigation and arbitration proceedings and is singled out by interviewees as "a dedicated, hard-working lawyer with great talent."

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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC - Dispute Resolution

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Néstor Méndez enjoys substantial praise from market commentators, who describe him as "an excellent litigator" with many years' involvement in complex disputes and "the ability to defend his clients' interests." He offers considerable experience of sophisticated litigation and commercial arbitration. He has in-depth knowledge of US law and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.

Sources highlight partner Jorge Peirats as a "great litigator," describing him as "very efficient in his work and capable of handling complex cases." His experience of commercial litigation extends to a comprehensive range of business issues on behalf of a diverse client roster.

Clients are quick to endorse the work of Oreste Ricardo Ramos, noting that "he has established himself as one of the best litigators we've worked with." His principal focus is on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has notable experience advising on cross-border mandates.

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Casellas Alcover & Burgos - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head César Alcover earns ample praise from clients for "his unique trait of fully understanding the healthcare industry in Puerto Rico, from a business, legal and operational standpoint." He is described by market commentators as "a good litigator" and "a stellar healthcare lawyer." He frequently advises both domestic and international clients.

Sources state that co-head of department Ricardo Casellas is "an outstanding litigator who doesn't lose his cool: he's effective because he's calm, firm and statesmanlike, and that helps him in front of federal courts." They go on to add that "he is really very skilled and knows his way around the courtroom."

Interviewees praise Heriberto Burgos Perez as "an excellent, knowledgeable and effective lawyer," who impresses with "his skills as a negotiator and successful handling of matters to achieve the client's objective."

According to market sources, partner Natalia Morales Echeverría is "a very analytical lawyer, particularly good on the strategic side." They go on to praise her for "her great drafting skills, both in Spanish and English."

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McConnell Valdés LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

"Intelligent litigator" Raúl Arias-Marxuach is significantly active in complex disputes and is noted by sources for his "intellectual depth, thoroughness and legal understanding." Clients add: "He works tirelessly and is always available, particularly during those critical moments in the process." He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

Francisco Bruno is noted for his long-standing involvement in litigation at both the federal and state court level. Sources comment: "He is an excellent lawyer with a great deal of experience handling complex matters." He is well versed in representing clients from a number of Caribbean jurisdictions, including the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

Arturo García-Solá enjoys market recognition for his background in litigation and his long track record in civil and commercial disputes. He is also experienced in bankruptcy proceedings, and is described by sources as "very intelligent and responsible." He completed postgraduate studies at Columbia Law School.

Respected practitioner Roberto Quiñones has considerable expertise in dispute resolution, particularly relating to IP matters, with sources describing him as "excellent." He is qualified to practise in Massachusetts and New York, as well as Puerto Rico, and has additionally spent several years working at firms in the USA.

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Reichard & Escalera LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Commentators single out department head Rafael Escalera as "a spectacular litigator with a great mind and strong presence in the courts." He earns the deep respect of his peers, who describe him as "enormously hard-working," and say: "He is an extraordinary lawyer, and very passionate; when we litigate against him, we have to go in armed to the teeth." He gained his LLM from Harvard Law School and has notable expertise in cross-border mandates.

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Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C. - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Sources regard practice head Eric Pérez-Ochoa as "a passionate lawyer who takes the lead on matters to ensure excellent results." His experience includes both civil and commercial litigation for domestic and international clients, covering bankruptcy, product liability and class actions. Clients endorse him for the clarity of his written arguments, going on to add: "He is very good at what he does."

Pedro Jiménez-Rodríguez has an established track record representing clients in contentious cases, with a particular focus on civil, commercial, securities, antitrust and financial litigation and additional experience in ADR. He is dual-qualified in New York and Puerto Rico.

Luis Oliver receives positive recognition in the market for his "organised and hard-working approach." He offers particular experience of contentious issues relating to distribution law and bankruptcy matters. He has completed postgraduate studies at Tulane Law School, Louisiana.

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Sepulvado and Maldonado - Dispute Resolution

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Albeniz Couret enjoys praise from peers and clients alike, and is described as "very knowledgeable, diligent and thorough and highly responsive." Sources go on to add: "He is an excellent attorney who provides valuable insights and experience."

According to interviewees, practice head Lee Sepulvado is "a talented litigator," valued by international clients for the way "he quickly develops trusting and communicative relationships" and "provides excellent insights on the predicted outcomes and costs associated with our strategy."

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Toro, Colón, Mullet, Rivera & Sifre - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Jaime Toro-Monserrate earns solid praise from market commentators, who highlight his "considerable experience at both the federal and state level." He is further endorsed for his management of complex cases as "he handles sophisticated matters and has a structured, intelligent approach to legal issues."

Interviewees single out Manuel Fernandez-Bared for his strength in both litigation and arbitration, describing him as "an intelligent and hard-working lawyer," and noting: "As a litigator he is elegant and responsible."

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Senior Statesmen

Salvador Antonetti-Zequeira

Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC)

From the Chambers Global guide

Veteran practitioner Salvador Antonetti-Zequeira of Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC) is widely regarded as a leading figure in the market, with sources describing him as "an excellent, admirable and respected litigator." They go on to say that he is set apart by "his broad experience and knowledge." He is well versed in cross-border mandates and has acted for a variety of international clients.

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Senior Statesmen

Nigaglioni Law Offices PSC

From the Chambers Global guide

Commentators characterise respected partner Ruben Nigaglioni of Nigaglioni Law Offices PSC as "a high-calibre litigator," and endorse him for his established reputation in the courts. They go on to say: "He is experienced and talented, and has handled very complex cases."

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Eminent Practitioner

Arturo García-Solá

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Arturo García-Solá enjoys market recognition for his background in litigation and his long track record in civil and commercial disputes. He is also experienced in bankruptcy proceedings, and is described by sources as "very intelligent and responsible." He completed postgraduate studies at Columbia Law School.

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Band 1

Reichard & Escalera LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Commentators single out department head Rafael Escalera as "a spectacular litigator with a great mind and strong presence in the courts." He earns the deep respect of his peers, who describe him as "enormously hard-working," and say: "He is an extraordinary lawyer, and very passionate; when we litigate against him, we have to go in armed to the teeth." He gained his LLM from Harvard Law School and has notable expertise in cross-border mandates.

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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Néstor Méndez enjoys substantial praise from market commentators, who describe him as "an excellent litigator" with many years' involvement in complex disputes and "the ability to defend his clients' interests." He offers considerable experience of sophisticated litigation and commercial arbitration. He has in-depth knowledge of US law and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.

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Band 2

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head César Alcover earns ample praise from clients for "his unique trait of fully understanding the healthcare industry in Puerto Rico, from a business, legal and operational standpoint." He is described by market commentators as "a good litigator" and "a stellar healthcare lawyer." He frequently advises both domestic and international clients.

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Band 2

Raúl Arias-Marxuach

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

"Intelligent litigator" Raúl Arias-Marxuach is significantly active in complex disputes and is noted by sources for his "intellectual depth, thoroughness and legal understanding." Clients add: "He works tirelessly and is always available, particularly during those critical moments in the process." He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

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Ricardo F Casellas

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources state that co-head of department Ricardo Casellas is "an outstanding litigator who doesn't lose his cool: he's effective because he's calm, firm and statesmanlike, and that helps him in front of federal courts." They go on to add that "he is really very skilled and knows his way around the courtroom."

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Band 2

Eric Pérez-Ochoa

Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources regard practice head Eric Pérez-Ochoa as "a passionate lawyer who takes the lead on matters to ensure excellent results." His experience includes both civil and commercial litigation for domestic and international clients, covering bankruptcy, product liability and class actions. Clients endorse him for the clarity of his written arguments, going on to add: "He is very good at what he does."

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Band 3

Salvador Antonetti Stutts

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Salvador Antonetti Stutts focuses his practice on commercial and securities disputes, both in litigation and arbitration. Peers highlight "his impressive intellectual capacity" and "his profound sense of the law," adding: "He's doing very good work." He acts for a number of global clients from sectors such as banking and energy.

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McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Francisco Bruno is noted for his long-standing involvement in litigation at both the federal and state court level. Sources comment: "He is an excellent lawyer with a great deal of experience handling complex matters." He is well versed in representing clients from a number of Caribbean jurisdictions, including the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

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Band 3

Morell Bauzá Cartagena & Dapena LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

"Excellent" litigator Ramón Dapena of Morell Bauzá Cartagena & Dapena LLC is highly regarded among interviewees for "his intelligence, seriousness and professionalism," and is described as "a respected and knowledgeable figure." Key areas of focus include antitrust, regulated industries and commercial law. He has notable expertise in matters litigating before federal and local courts.

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Band 3

Carla García-Benítez

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Carla García-Benítez is highly regarded for her expertise in litigation, and is additionally noted for her work in IP. Market commentators point to her "hard-working, responsive approach." She has considerable experience acting for an impressive roster of international clients and is admitted to practice in New York and Puerto Rico.

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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources highlight partner Jorge Peirats as a "great litigator," describing him as "very efficient in his work and capable of handling complex cases." His experience of commercial litigation extends to a comprehensive range of business issues on behalf of a diverse client roster.

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Oreste Ricardo Ramos

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients are quick to endorse the work of Oreste Ricardo Ramos, noting that "he has established himself as one of the best litigators we've worked with." His principal focus is on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has notable experience advising on cross-border mandates.

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Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal

Goldman Antonetti & Córdova

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators recognise litigator Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova for his long-standing involvement in the Puerto Rican disputes arena, and endorse him for his "considerable experience and reputation." He is admitted to practice in New York, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

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Jaime Toro-Monserrate

Toro, Colón, Mullet, Rivera & Sifre

From the Chambers Global guide

Jaime Toro-Monserrate earns solid praise from market commentators, who highlight his "considerable experience at both the federal and state level." He is further endorsed for his management of complex cases as "he handles sophisticated matters and has a structured, intelligent approach to legal issues."

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Band 3

Carlos A Valldejuly-Sastre

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Carlos Valldejuly-Sastre has notable experience in commercial litigation matters and class actions, and is described by peers as "an intelligent, responsible lawyer who manages complex cases." He frequently represents major international clients.

Manuel Pietrantoni regularly participates in commercial and civil disputes, including class actions. He handles complex litigation and arbitration proceedings and is singled out by interviewees as "a dedicated, hard-working lawyer with great talent." 

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Band 4

Heriberto Burgos Perez

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees praise Heriberto Burgos Perez as "an excellent, knowledgeable and effective lawyer," who impresses with "his skills as a negotiator and successful handling of matters to achieve the client's objective." 

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Band 4

Sepulvado and Maldonado

From the Chambers Global guide

Albeniz Couret enjoys praise from peers and clients alike, and is described as "very knowledgeable, diligent and thorough and highly responsive." Sources go on to add: "He is an excellent attorney who provides valuable insights and experience." 

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Band 4

Manuel Fernandez-Bared

Toro, Colón, Mullet, Rivera & Sifre

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees single out Manuel Fernandez-Bared for his strength in both litigation and arbitration, describing him as "an intelligent and hard-working lawyer," and noting: "As a litigator he is elegant and responsible."

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Band 4

Pedro A Jiménez-Rodríguez

Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Pedro Jiménez-Rodríguez has an established track record representing clients in contentious cases, with a particular focus on civil, commercial, securities, antitrust and financial litigation and additional experience in ADR. He is dual-qualified in New York and Puerto Rico.

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Band 4

Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Luis Oliver receives positive recognition in the market for his "organised and hard-working approach." He offers particular experience of contentious issues relating to distribution law and bankruptcy matters. He has completed postgraduate studies at Tulane Law School, Louisiana.

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Band 4

Manuel A Pietrantoni

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Manuel Pietrantoni regularly participates in commercial and civil disputes, including class actions. He handles complex litigation and arbitration proceedings and is singled out by interviewees as "a dedicated, hard-working lawyer with great talent." 

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Band 4

Roberto C Quiñones

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Respected practitioner Roberto Quiñones has considerable expertise in dispute resolution, particularly relating to IP matters, with sources describing him as "excellent." He is qualified to practise in Massachusetts and New York, as well as Puerto Rico, and has additionally spent several years working at firms in the USA.

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Band 4

Jose L Ramirez-Coll

Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC)

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Jose Ramirez-Coll of Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC) has an established name in contentious matters, with a broad practice that covers bankruptcy, IP, class action disputes and product liability, among others. He is dual-qualified in Florida and Puerto Rico.

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Sepulvado and Maldonado

From the Chambers Global guide

According to interviewees, practice head Lee Sepulvado is "a talented litigator," valued by international clients for the way "he quickly develops trusting and communicative relationships" and "provides excellent insights on the predicted outcomes and costs associated with our strategy."

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Up and Coming

Natalia Morales Echeverría

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Global guide

According to market sources, partner Natalia Morales Echeverría is "a very analytical lawyer, particularly good on the strategic side." They go on to praise her for "her great drafting skills, both in Spanish and English." 

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