Arbitration & Human Rights litigation boutique law firm
More than legal services, life changing experiences

HD- Investment planning

End-to-end support for all business needs.

Investment planning

By being experts in dispute resolution, we have sufficient tools to help foreign investors to make sure their investments are protected by bilateral and multiral investment treaties in force in Costa Rica and walk with them during the process that implies the decision before making the investment and during the investment. This thanks to the expertise acquired as a litigation and arbitration lawyer, as I have participated in a significant amount of arbitration cases involving real state in a national and international arena and there are patterns of problems that can be easily avoided with the right legal advise: HDUARTE-LEX. 

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.


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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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




Civil Law

Commercial l Law

Commercial Property


Construction Law


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dispute resolution by practice

Agency, Distribution and Licensing

Entertainment and Sport


Gaming Law

Health and safety

Investment Companies, Funds and Trusts

Technology & Science


Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Law

Products Liability

Practice Management and Development

Real Estate