Fabio J. Guzmán Ariza, President and Managing Partner of Guzmán Ariza, delivered a keynote address on Wednesday, August 15, invited by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (CRC, in its Spanish acronym) of the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Plata.
In his dissertation Guzmán Ariza discussed the arbitration clause, given his experience in arbitration proceedings and as an arbitrator in the Chambers of Commerce of Santo Domingo and Santiago.
Fabio J. Guzmán Ariza is one of the most experienced lawyers in advising foreign investors in the Dominican Republic, with more than 37 years of experience in the area.
Mr. Guzmán Ariza is president of the editorial board of Gaceta Judicial, the leading legal journal in the Dominican Republic, and one of the most influential authors in the Dominican Republic in legal and linguistic matters.
Guzmán Ariza was included in the ranking of 80 Mejores Empresas para Trabajar 2018 (80 Best Places to Work for in 2018) by Mercado magazine, which recognizes the organizations of the Dominican Republic whose human management practices are a benchmark at the business level.
In its June edition, the publication highlights that the positive and friendly working environment of the law firm, as well as the processes and methods “that emphasizes organization, proactivity, communication, honesty and transparency” guarantee the positioning of Guzmán Ariza among the eighty leading workplaces in the country.
The magazine indicates that the main value found at Guzmán Ariza are the professional development opportunities from the first moment they start working in the firm, which reaches a 93% job satisfaction level.
The corporate culture of the firm, which last year celebrated its ninetieth anniversary, is based on the legacy from its founding partner, Mr. Antonio Guzmán López: “a legacy of principles leading the professionals to practice the profession with excellence”.
This is the second occasion in which Guzmán Ariza appears in the prestigious annual study conducted by Mercado.
This recognition is in addition to others granted to Guzmán Ariza at the international level by the main world legal directories, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and IFLR – International Financial Law Review.
Fabio Guzmán Ariza, President and Managing Partner of Guzmán Ariza, has been designated as Senior Statesperson in the 2019 edition of Chambers Latin America for advising international clients in the Dominican Republic in real estate and tourism matters for more than 35 years. Mr. Guzmán Ariza is also one of the most important authors and lecturers on the Dominican legal system. Chambers and Partners have only granted this recognition to three other Dominican attorneys since it started publishing its rankings of the Dominican legal practice.
In addition to the firm’s ranking in the Latin America-wide categories of Real Estate & Tourism, Dispute Resolution, and Environment, Partner Christoph Sieger and Senior Counsel Giselle Pérez Reyes are included in the annual publication. Sieger is recognized for Real Estate & Tourism and Pérez for Environment.
The firm’s practice has been qualified as outstanding by clients, who highlighted that “their work is excellent; when they send you an answer to a legal query, it’s always well thought through.”
We at Guzman Ariza are very grateful to Chambers and Partners and our clients for allowing us to be selected as a leading law firm in the Dominican Republic.