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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution — Puerto Rico


O'Neill & Borges LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Marini
- 15 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly esteemed disputes practice group advising on civil and commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration. Assists clients with litigation at the federal and state level, securities arbitration and class actions, representing significant players from the insurance, finance and healthcare spaces. Also recognised for its strength in bankruptcy proceedings, mainly representing creditors in restructurings. New client wins for the firm this year include Kraft Heinz.

Strengths Impressed clients enthuse: "The firm's strengths include a complete knowledge and understanding of the laws pertaining to our core business, impeccable accessibility and quick responses to our requests and questions."

Clients go on to single out the firm for its approach, noting: "The main strength that the law firm has is that it is genuinely a one-stop shop for any legal issues that we may have."

Work highlights Represented Santander Securities in a securities arbitration against an individual claiming damages relating to the alleged mismanagement of a brokerage account. The account was worth USD2.5 million.

Advised Shell Trading (US) Company on a USD2 billion class action brought against the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) by all of its customers from 2002 to the present day. The plaintiffs claim that the client took part in a scheme whereby it sold PREPA cheap, sub-standard oil whilst charging the price of a higher-grade product and recouping the surplus in the form of kickbacks to certain employees.

Significant clients UBS, Banco Popular, Caribbean Property Group, Medical Card Systems, Aerostar Airport Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Partner Hermann Bauer-Alvarez is noted among sources for his varied practice, which includes bankruptcy matters as well as litigation. One source notes that "he sees the bigger picture and tries to find solutions that go beyond the norm; he is a tremendous lawyer." Clients also highlight his "broad knowledge and professionalism, as well as his great capacity to explain complex things in an accessible manner."

Senior statesman David Freedman is revered by sources for his many years of activity in this field. He remains a highly distinguished practitioner in the bankruptcy field and is considered by a peer to be "one of the most important lawyers in this area in Puerto Rico," whilst another praises him for being "highly capable and hard-working."

Partner Salvador Antonetti Stutts is described by peers as "an outstanding lawyer due to how he thinks and writes, as well as his knowledge of the law." Market commentators add that he "is an excellent, diligent and well-respected lawyer." Another interviewee highlights his proactivity and fast response times.

Carla García-Benítez specialises in commercial litigation and also maintains an active practice in representing clients in disputes pertaining to IP, insurance and environmental law. One source highlights her capabilities in presenting appeals.

Carlos Valldejuly-Sastre has 20 years of experience handling trade regulation matters and specialises in commercial arbitration proceedings. Peers say: "He's a very intelligent, diligent and committed lawyer." His expertise spans competition and environmental disputes, as well as mass torts.

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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Oreste Ricardo Ramos
- 5 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding disputes practice garnering widespread recognition for its strength in this area. Fields a strong bench of lawyers with expertise in civil and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration and class actions. The firm is particularly noted for its strength in disputes arising from the telecommunications, insurance and oil and gas sectors. Recent client wins include Capital Crossings and Puerto Rico Rice.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's high-quality team of lawyers, saying: "We are extremely pleased with the service provided by Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez; we consider the firm to be one of our most trusted external legal advisers, as well as business partners, and actively seek and value their support."

Another source states: "I think that the firm's reputation and solid legal team make it stand out."

Work highlights Represented Popular Securities and Banco Popular in a district court hearing regarding a class action filed on the basis of an alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duty.

Acted as lead counsel to the Chevron Phillips Chemical in a toxic tort class action.

Significant clients Banco Popular, AT&T, Empire Gas, Humana, Claro Puerto Rico.

Notable practitioners

Néstor Méndez is recognised as a senior figure in the commercial litigation arena, and has a wealth of experience advising clients on commercial arbitration matters. He is praised by peers as "one of the best litigators in the country," with commentators adding that he "is a pre-eminent figure in this field," and "a prestigious and experienced name here." He recently led the team on the aforementioned work highlight.

Clients state that partner Jorge Peirats is "a highly knowledgeable practitioner in the disputes arena who helps his clients by providing effective solutions to cases." Market commentators add that "he has a lot of experience handling trials at the federal and state levels." He represents a diverse clientele in commercial litigation matters.

Peers praise partner Oreste Ricardo Ramos, with one source saying: "I respect him as he is an intelligent lawyer." Clients highlight the "quality of his work, the results he achieves and the speed at which he provides solutions." His practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution.

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Casellas Alcover & Burgos - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Heriberto Burgos Perez, César Alcover and Ricardo Casellas
- 4 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique practice specialising in dispute resolution. Firm handles commercial litigation and class actions, and remains active in mediation. Key clients emanate from the healthcare, insurance, technology, food and beverages and telecoms sectors. Heartland Food Products Group, Carestream Health and Prestige Holdings LTD are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Clients frequently highlight the team's excellent performance. They add: "The firm is top-notch; their performance is excellent, and they are very detailed and responsive."

Work highlights Represented Stewart Title Guaranty as insurer of AFVPR, in a claim for approximately USD3.8 million relating to an alleged breach of contract and creditors' fraud.

Significant clients Claro Puerto Rico, NBCUniversal, Optum, Sanofi, Assured Guaranty.

Notable practitioners

Partner César Alcover frequently represents clients from the healthcare sector in commercial litigation cases. One client singles him out for praise, describing him as "a highly reliable lawyer with vast legal knowledge in his field." He is recognised by sources for his activity in domestic disputes. His recent work includes leading on the aforementioned work highlight.

Clients are full of praise for Ricardo Casellas, whom they describe as "very impressive and professional; he is someone who takes matters head-on and gives honest opinions and recommendations." They go on to highlight that "he displays the utmost professionalism and is very thorough" and that "he is competent, has common sense and understands business issues."

Clients highlight Heriberto Burgos Perez as "an accessible, extremely knowledgeable and responsible professional." He has experience representing corporate clients in disputes relating to taxation and banking, as well as distribution and non-competition agreements.

Market commentators praise up-and-coming individual Natalia Morales Echeverría as "a very good lawyer who shows a lot of promise." She works with a diverse range of clients from sectors such as healthcare, insurance and real estate.

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McConnell Valdés LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Marqués-Díaz and Raúl Arias-Marxuach
- 15 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable disputes and bankruptcy practice well placed to handle matters including government enforcement and white-collar crime and class actions, as well as commercial disputes relating to contracts such as distribution agreements. Also well equipped to assist clients with complex tax litigation. Regularly instructed to represent companies from the insurance, media and pharmaceuticals spaces. New client wins include Walmart.

Strengths The team is praised for its client service. One reports: "I have a very good opinion of the firm and feel that the lawyers represent clients very well in lawsuits. They have a great reputation and are very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Represented Walmart in an appeal to challenge the Alternate Minimum Tax legislation on the basis of unconstitutionality. The matter was valued at USD49 million.

Significant clients CooperVision, Lilly del Caribe, Primerica, Banco Popular, AIG.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Arturo García-Solá is singled out for praise by clients, who say: "He is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is able to handle complex matters. He's available when we need him, understands our needs and stays in close contact." Peers also describe him as "a serious opponent." He has over 30 years of experience in the litigation arena and has experience advocating before the Supreme Court.

"Distinguished litigator" Raúl Arias-Marxuach is revered by interviewees for his litigation capabilities. Peers highlight his strong reputation in this field and say: "He is a very competent lawyer who is very well equipped from a technical perspective, particularly in disputes relating to distribution agreements."

Partner Francisco Bruno advises a broad range of clients on a variety of state and federal disputes, including environmental, commercial and maritime matters such as toxic torts and product liability mandates. He also has recognised experience in mediation matters.

Experienced bankruptcy practitioner Antonio Arias has experience in representing investment funds on restructurings. He also remains an active litigator, advising companies on contentious matters pertaining to public procurement. He has over 25 years of experience.

Partner Juan Marqués-Díaz has over 24 years of experience in litigation. He is endorsed by observers as "a lawyer who has a good reputation in the market and is very knowledgeable of court proceedings." A peer notes: "I think that he is a highly capable and intelligent lawyer with a lot of patience and in-depth knowledge."

Eduardo Zayas comes highly recommended by peers, who comment: "He expresses himself very well both in writing and orally." They go on to mention: "He prepares himself very thoroughly for trial." His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

Since publication, Francisco Bruno has joined Francisco Bruno - Sole Practitioner

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We are nimble negotiators, often bringing matters to a speedy resolution through mediated settlements that avoid costly and lengthy trials. In the courtroom, our experienced litigators are aggressive,  persuasive advocates for our clients, whether they are facing high-stakes class actions or challenging the constitutionality of local tax law. Our team litigators welcome the challenge of handling difficult cases in every forum, from judicial courts and administrative agencies to specialized and tribunals. And, unlike many other firms in Puerto Rico, we have extensive trial by jury experience.

We work closely with our clients to involve them in every stage of the litigation process, as we pursue and resolve  everything from complex commercial and corporate matters to contractual disputes, from issues of first impressions to a range of securities, tax, insurance and distribution law and other business-related matters.

For our roster of local and multinational clients, we are trusted partners. Clients facing the challenges of litigation look to us for exceptional – and cost-effective – representation before local and federal fora, as well as in multi-district litigation venues such as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Court. We continue to build on our proven track record by obtaining successful outcomes for corporate  clients of all sizes, as well as for individuals.

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Reichard & Escalera LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rafael Escalera
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group routinely representing clients in contentious matters, with particular experience in antitrust litigation and commercial disputes relating to distribution agreements. Offers expertise in cases with constitutional components, as well as banking disputes. Client roster includes both local and foreign companies. New client wins include Metro International, Ariel Investment and Ranger American.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its excellent service and in-depth knowledge of the law. One source notes: "What I appreciate most about the firm is its lawyers' responsiveness, as well as their expertise; they are a great resource and I trust them implicitly as they are well respected in the market."

Work highlights Represented Triple-S Salud in connection with the market division and price-fixing claims brought against Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Significant clients Ariel Investment Management, UBS, McDonald's, Suiza Dairy, Toyota.

Notable practitioners

Main partner Rafael Escalera is enthusiastically endorsed by clients for his knowledge, experience and commitment. Market observers say: "He is without a doubt the premier civil litigator in Puerto Rico and generally a great lawyer who is extraordinarily well known and respected." Clients add that "he is an expert in litigation and very knowledgeable about the law."

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Our Litigation Department is heavily oriented towards complex commercial litigation in a wide variety of fields.  Right now the Department is involved in a multi-district antitrust litigation in Alabama; it is defending a client against a government initiated action related to the opioids controversy; represents defendants in a civil RICO case about the management of several foundations; represents plaintiffs in a constitutional litigation against the federal government regarding social assistance programs in Puerto Rico; and represents the largest group of public debt creditors in the most important aspect of Puerto Rico's bankruptcy proceedings under the PROMESA Law.  In the past it has litigated fraud, securities, super fund, distribution law, labor and trademark cases among many others.  The Department also has a substantial ADR practice.  The Department represents all sorts of corporate clients from hedge funds to international conglomerates, pharmaceuticals and manufacturers.

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established disputes practice group representing local and international clients in civil and commercial litigation. Team's capabilities span disputes concerning antitrust law, debt collection and distribution agreements. Represents notable names from the financial, automotive and construction spaces.

Strengths The team is praised by clients for its litigation capabilities.

Notable practitioners

Eric Pérez-Ochoa focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with expertise in class actions, bankruptcy and product liability matters. He is also active in handling distribution and franchising disputes. Peers recognise his considerable involvement in the litigation field and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer."

Pedro Jiménez-Rodríguez maintains an active presence in this field. He is described by market sources as "a brilliant lawyer" and "a highly capable practitioner." His practice includes ADR, as well as antitrust and securities litigation.

Market observers praise Luis Oliver as an "excellent and experienced lawyer who is highly respected in this field and handles complex work." Market commentators add: "He is a tremendous lawyer and has experience litigating at both the state and federal levels."

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Sepulvado, Maldonado & Couret - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced firm offering advice to domestic and international clients on litigation and injunctions, with particular experience in contentious matters within the oil and gas sector. Team also offers expertise in antitrust litigation, as well as complex appeals.

Strengths Market commentators highlight the significance of the clients that the firm represents and its activity in the oil and gas sector.

Notable practitioners

Partner Albeniz Couret is singled out for praise by market commentators, who state: "He is an intelligent lawyer who researches and writes well." He has capabilities in commercial disputes such as those arising from distribution and franchising agreements, as well as antitrust litigation.

The "excellent" Lee Sepulvado is held in high esteem by peers, who praise him for his expertise in this field, particularly in connection with oil and gas-related disputes. They add: "He is a very good litigator who has great advocacy skills."

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 10 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice with notable strength in arbitration and commercial litigation regularly called upon to represent local and international clients from such sectors as the insurance, telecommunications and banking. Team has additional expertise in environmental disputes.

Strengths Market observers highlight the firm's well-respected team of lawyers.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Jaime Toro-Monserrate is held in high esteem among market commentators, who report that "he is an experienced and very active lawyer." They go on to say: "He is an intelligent and reasonable person who looks for solutions." He has over 25 years of experience litigating at both federal and state level.

Partner Manuel Fernandez-Bared is described by sources as "a well-rounded lawyer who has an in-depth knowledge and handles complex litigation." He handles commercial disputes such as those relating to distribution agreements, as well as workouts, securities arbitration and product liability matters.

Since publication, Jaime Toro-Monserrate has joined MeléndezTorres Law

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Senior Statesperson

Salvador Antonetti-Zequeira

Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Salvador Antonetti-Zequeira of Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC) is hailed by market commentators as "a pre-eminent figure in this field," with one source adding: "I have the utmost respect for him in every sense." He has experience in class actions and distribution disputes, and remains active as an arbitrator.

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Senior Statesperson

Nigaglioni Law Offices PSC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Ruben Nigaglioni of Nigaglioni Law Offices PSC receives significant praise from interviewees, who view him as "a very well-reputed lawyer." They add that "he is a highly skilled litigator and a serious opponent in court." Sources go on to highlight that "he is a highly experienced lawyer who really understands how advocacy works."

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Eminent Practitioner

Arturo García-Solá

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Arturo García-Solá is singled out for praise by clients, who say: "He is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is able to handle complex matters. He's available when we need him, understands our needs and stays in close contact." Peers also describe him as "a serious opponent." He has over 30 years of experience in the litigation arena and has experience advocating before the Supreme Court.

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Band 1

Reichard & Escalera LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Main partner Rafael Escalera is enthusiastically endorsed by clients for his knowledge, experience and commitment. Market observers say: "He is without a doubt the premier civil litigator in Puerto Rico and generally a great lawyer who is extraordinarily well known and respected." Clients add that "he is an expert in litigation and very knowledgeable about the law."

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Band 1

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Néstor Méndez is recognised as a senior figure in the commercial litigation arena, and has a wealth of experience advising clients on commercial arbitration matters. He is praised by peers as "one of the best litigators in the country," with commentators adding that he "is a pre-eminent figure in this field," and "a prestigious and experienced name here." He recently led the team on the aforementioned work highlight.

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Band 2

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner César Alcover frequently represents clients from the healthcare sector in commercial litigation cases. One client singles him out for praise, describing him as "a highly reliable lawyer with vast legal knowledge in his field." He is recognised by sources for his activity in domestic disputes. His recent work includes leading on the aforementioned work highlight.

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Band 2

Raúl Arias-Marxuach

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Distinguished litigator" Raúl Arias-Marxuach is revered by interviewees for his litigation capabilities. Peers highlight his strong reputation in this field and say: "He is a very competent lawyer who is very well equipped from a technical perspective, particularly in disputes relating to distribution agreements."

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Band 2

Ricardo F Casellas

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for Ricardo Casellas, whom they describe as "very impressive and professional; he is someone who takes matters head-on and gives honest opinions and recommendations." They go on to highlight that "he displays the utmost professionalism and is very thorough" and that "he is competent, has common sense and understands business issues."

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Band 2

Eric Pérez-Ochoa

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eric Pérez-Ochoa focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with expertise in class actions, bankruptcy and product liability matters. He is also active in handling distribution and franchising disputes. Peers recognise his considerable involvement in the litigation field and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer."

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Band 3

Salvador Antonetti Stutts

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Salvador Antonetti Stutts is described by peers as "an outstanding lawyer due to how he thinks and writes, as well as his knowledge of the law." Market commentators add that he "is an excellent, diligent and well-respected lawyer." Another interviewee highlights his proactivity and fast response times.

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Band 3

Francisco Bruno - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Bruno advises a broad range of clients on a variety of state and federal disputes, including environmental, commercial and maritime matters such as toxic torts and product liability mandates. He also has recognised experience in mediation matters.

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Band 3

Sepulvado, Maldonado & Couret

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Albeniz Couret is singled out for praise by market commentators, who state: "He is an intelligent lawyer who researches and writes well." He has capabilities in commercial disputes such as those arising from distribution and franchising agreements, as well as antitrust litigation.

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Band 3

Morell Bauzá Cartagena & Dapena LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ramón Dapena of Morell Bauzá Cartagena & Dapena LLC has experience in representing notable clients from the construction, healthcare and oil and gas industries. His main areas of focus encompass antitrust, commercial and labour disputes.

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Band 3

Carla García-Benítez

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carla García-Benítez specialises in commercial litigation and also maintains an active practice in representing clients in disputes pertaining to IP, insurance and environmental law. One source highlights her capabilities in presenting appeals.

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Band 3

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients state that partner Jorge Peirats is "a highly knowledgeable practitioner in the disputes arena who helps his clients by providing effective solutions to cases." Market commentators add that "he has a lot of experience handling trials at the federal and state levels." He represents a diverse clientele in commercial litigation matters.

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Band 3

Manuel A Pietrantoni

Marini Pietrantoni Muñiz, LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees praise partner Manuel Pietrantoni of Marini Pietrantoni Muñiz, LLC as "an excellent professional and a determined negotiator," adding: "He has experience litigating at the federal level; he is very recognised in this field." Another source also enthuses: "The legal strategies he defines are great, but most of all, he can adapt during the progress of a trial."

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Band 3

Oreste Ricardo Ramos

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers praise partner Oreste Ricardo Ramos, with one source saying: "I respect him as he is an intelligent lawyer." Clients highlight the "quality of his work, the results he achieves and the speed at which he provides solutions." His practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution.

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Band 3

Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal

Goldman Antonetti & Córdova

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova is regarded by sources as a "a highly competent, experienced and diligent lawyer." They go on to note that "he pays close attention to detail" and "has a great deal of experience in litigation." 

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Band 3

Sepulvado, Maldonado & Couret

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Lee Sepulvado is held in high esteem by peers, who praise him for his expertise in this field, particularly in connection with oil and gas-related disputes. They add: "He is a very good litigator who has great advocacy skills."

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Band 3

Jaime Toro-Monserrate

MeléndezTorres Law

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Jaime Toro-Monserrate is held in high esteem among market commentators, who report that "he is an experienced and very active lawyer." They go on to say: "He is an intelligent and reasonable person who looks for solutions." He has over 25 years of experience litigating at both federal and state level.

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Band 3

Carlos A Valldejuly-Sastre

O'Neill & Borges LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Valldejuly-Sastre has 20 years of experience handling trade regulation matters and specialises in commercial arbitration proceedings. Peers say: "He's a very intelligent, diligent and committed lawyer." His expertise spans competition and environmental disputes, as well as mass torts.

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Band 4

Heriberto Burgos Perez

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight Heriberto Burgos Perez as "an accessible, extremely knowledgeable and responsible professional." He has experience representing corporate clients in disputes relating to taxation and banking, as well as distribution and non-competition agreements.

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Band 4

Roberto A Cámara-Fuertes

Ferraiuoli LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Cámara-Fuertes of Ferraiuoli LLC is seen by market commentators as a "very talented" and "excellent" practitioner. Interviewees go on to note: "He instils confidence in his clients and achieves good results." He advises on a range of matters including product liability, personal injury and banking disputes at the federal level.

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Band 4

Manuel Fernandez-Bared

Toro, Colón, Mullet, Rivera & Sifre

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Manuel Fernandez-Bared is described by sources as "a well-rounded lawyer who has an in-depth knowledge and handles complex litigation." He handles commercial disputes such as those relating to distribution agreements, as well as workouts, securities arbitration and product liability matters.

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Band 4

Pedro A Jiménez-Rodríguez

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pedro Jiménez-Rodríguez maintains an active presence in this field. He is described by market sources as "a brilliant lawyer" and "a highly capable practitioner." His practice includes ADR, as well as antitrust and securities litigation.

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Band 4

Juan A. Marqués-Díaz

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Marqués-Díaz has over 24 years of experience in litigation. He is endorsed by observers as "a lawyer who has a good reputation in the market and is very knowledgeable of court proceedings." A peer notes: "I think that he is a highly capable and intelligent lawyer with a lot of patience and in-depth knowledge."

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Band 4

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market observers praise Luis Oliver as an "excellent and experienced lawyer who is highly respected in this field and handles complex work." Market commentators add: "He is a tremendous lawyer and has experience litigating at both the state and federal levels."

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Band 4

Jose L Ramirez-Coll

Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jose Ramirez-Coll of Antonetti Montalvo & Ramírez-Coll (AMRC) has long-standing experience in the disputes sphere. He remains active in contentious mandates relating to IP, product liability and bankruptcy. He is also involved in representing clients in class actions.

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Band 4

McConnell Valdés LLC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Zayas comes highly recommended by peers, who comment: "He expresses himself very well both in writing and orally." They go on to mention: "He prepares himself very thoroughly for trial." His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

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Up and Coming

Natalia Morales Echeverría

Casellas Alcover & Burgos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators praise up-and-coming individual Natalia Morales Echeverría as "a very good lawyer who shows a lot of promise." She works with a diverse range of clients from sectors such as healthcare, insurance and real estate.

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