The firm has a strong litigation group, handling civil, commercial, criminal, tax and specialized litigations before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. Assistance to clients involves advice and representation at the pre-litigation, trial and appellate stages, including applications for attachments, injunctions and other provisional remedies. In particular, the firm represents parties to disputes in such areas as insolvency, contract breach, creditor claims, election controversies, enforcement of civil and political rights, family and matrimonial relations, maritime claims, mass tort, insurance claims, securities regulation, products liability, probate of wills, settlement of estate and trusts, stockholders’ derivative and class suits and taxation.
The firm adheres to a candid and professional evaluation of cases and practices within the bounds of law and ethics to achieve the most effective representation of its clients, bearing in mind their mandate and objectives. Cases are invariably assigned to a team of at least two lawyers led by a partner, who conducts brainstorming sessions among the team members and the client before proceeding to a plan of action. These sessions keep lawyers abreast with the client’s business goals and they also provide a forum to anticipate client needs. Regular meetings are held among the litigation lawyers in a collective effort to closely monitor the status and direct the pace and progress of on-going litigations and new referrals.