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Dominican Republic Law Firm Guzmán Ariza is Celebrating its 90th Anniversary

The Dominican Republic law firm of Guzmán Ariza – the first and only national law firm in the Dominican Republic – is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Since 1927, Guzmán Ariza has focused on serving national and international businesses and individuals.

Fabio Guzmán Ariza, the firm’s managing partner, explained that the firm was started by his father, Antonio Guzmán, working solo in his home town of Salcedo, after graduating from the University of Santo Domingo Law School.

Now, Mr. Guzmán Ariza continued, the firm has seven fully-staffed offices strategically located in every major business and tourism center in the Dominican Republic and is “the only law firm in the Dominican Republic with a national reach.”

Mr. Guzmán Ariza added that the firm’s “commitment to the law and business principles, our responsiveness to clients, and our cost-effective practices have earned us the reputation within the international business community as a trusted and respected law firm that delivers results.” He stated, “We are honored to be celebrating our 90th anniversary with our clients, employees, partners, and friends.”

The law firm of Guzmán Ariza has more than 30 multilingual and multinational lawyers equipped to assist international investors across a wide variety of practice areas, including corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, banking, insurance and securities, taxation, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and condominium law, immigration, and family law.

After 90 years in the forefront, Mr. Guzmán Ariza said, the firm remains committed to assisting clients in an effective way in the time and at the place they need.

About Guzmán Ariza

Guzmán Ariza is the first and only national law firm in the Dominican Republic, with seven fully-staffed offices strategically located in Santo Domingo, Sosúa-Puerto Plata, Cabrera, Las Terrenas, Samaná, La Romana and Bávaro-Punta Cana.

The firm has been recognized as an outstanding Dominican law firm by Legal 500, Chambers and the International Financial Law Review, the premier guides to the world’s leading law firms.

Developing Countries Allowed to Import Generic Drugs

An amendment to the agreement on intellectual property entered into force securing for developing countries a legal pathway to access affordable medicines under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

The amendment to the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) agreement provides a secure and sustained legal basis for both potential exporters and importers to adopt legislation and establish the means needed to allow countries with limited or no production capacity to import affordable generics from countries where pharmaceuticals are patented.

The TRIPS amendment gives the world’s most vulnerable people access to drugs for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

[February 2017]