Arbitration & Human Rights litigation boutique law firm
We are more than a law firm

HD-Arbitration

Arbitration in Costa Rica

HD-DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Complex LitIgation and arbitration

We are a boutique firm offering streamlined and responsive solutions adapted to the needs of individual clients and other law firms. 

We work directly with clients and partner with other law firms looking for specialist assistance and knowledge in national and international arbitration. We are open to advise on specific aspects such as: jurisdictional matters, valuation of damages, definition of strategies, oral hearings preparations or drafting claims. 

We advise on strategies to avoid and minimise dispute escalation, as well as represent parties involved in international and national arbitrations. From contract drafting through (yes, arbitration clauses are the genesis of all trouble) to award enforcement, our focus is on obtaining the most favourable outcome possible for our clients at every stage of the dispute resolution process.

We also act as local counsel in international disputes involving issues of  El Salvador and Costa Rican law.  We work when and where our clients need.

We have sufficient tools to accompany our clients in preventing a wide variety of problems by anticipating situations that generate conflict; However, it is impossible to deny the conflicting reality of human nature, so from our practice DISPUTE RESOLUTION we are ready to advise, accompany, plan, react and execute procedural strategies to maximize the chances of success in  Complex Litigation matters.

By being experts in dispute resolution, we have sufficient tools to accompany our clients in preventing a wide variety of problems by anticipating situations that generate conflict; However, it is impossible to deny the conflicting reality of human nature, so from our practice DISPUTE RESOLUTION we are ready to:

  • AUDIT the management of programs

  • propose a different direction in the way of handling contracts

  • advise in management of contracts,

  • plan strategies for reducing liability

  • execute strategies to maximize the chances of success in  Complex Litigation matter. 

Herman Duarte specialises in handling complex litigation and arbitration. Clients say: “He has great attention to detail and is very pleasant to work with.” He is qualified to practise in both El Salvador and Costa Rica, and offers significant expertise relating to Salvadoran law.
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Multidisciplinary approach is the key for success

HD-Lex provides comprehensive legal advice through a diverse team from different backgrounds, cultures and professions - economists, lawyers, mathematicians, historians, philosphers- with a high technical level, with a passion for intellectual development through Academia, involvement in business life and with sufficient impact to be opinion makers.

PUBLIC ASPECTS

Business Crimef

Civil and Human Rights

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law 

Environmental Law

 

Election Campaign & Political

Government Contracts

Investment Law

 

mixed aspects

Charities and Foundations

Discrimination for sexual orientation

Family Law

Immigration and Nationality

Labour and Employment

Mobbing

 

PRIVATE MATTERS

Civil Law

Commercial l Law

Commercial Property

Contracts

Construction Law

 

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dispute resolution by practice

Agency, Distribution and Licensing

Entertainment and Sport

Biotechnology

Gaming Law

Health and safety

Investment Companies, Funds and Trusts

Technology & Science

Transportation

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Law

Products Liability

Practice Management and Development

Real Estate