Rivero Mestre announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for Puerto Rico against the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico (OCIF) and OCIF Commissioner, Natalia I. Zequeira Diaz. 

The lawsuit, brought by Tomás Niembro Concha, formerly the President of Nodus International Bank, alleges improper and discriminatory conduct by the OCIF in the regulation of international banks doing business in Puerto Rico, including on the basis of national origin. 

“The outrageous misconduct by OCIF that we are battling here is unfortunately consistent with their decertification as a competent banking regulator,” said Rivero Mestre partner Andrés Rivero 

The case is Niembro Concha v. Zequeira Diaz, No. 3:24-cv-01232 (D.P.R. May 24, 2024). 

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