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Global Guide 2022
Dominican Republic Corporate/Commercial
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Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by OMG

OMG was born with the purpose of adding value through a specialized practice: a “think tank” of sorts devoted to research and analysis, with the capacity to anticipate market situations and produce laboratory-created legal and business solutions. 

OMG is widely known in the market for its strategic focus and is unique in this regard in the Dominican Republic. As such, clients seek counsel from the firm for legal planning, determining strategy for the implementation and negotiation of their matters (entrusting OMG for project management as well as fiscal matters in their entirety), skillfulness in negotiations with stakeholders, and for proven influence with participants of Government in the country.

The firm's Corporate Commercial Department is best known for its expertise in: M&As, Legal Engineering, Business Law, Commercial Law, amongst others. 



Chambers Review

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Corporate/Commercial - Dominican Republic
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Powerhouse firm with a highly reputed corporate practice group. Routinely instructed by notable local clients to advise on key mergers, acquisitions and divestments. Benefits from extensive experience structuring strategic foreign investments on behalf of asset management groups, dealing with investment agreements for shareholder buyouts. Highly knowledgeable of corporate reorganisations, including advising on tax-efficient structures. Offers additional capabilities in syndicated lending and securities transactions.

Notable Practitioners

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Leonel Melo Guerrero
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Leonel Melo Guerrero
E
Eminent Practitioners

Eminent practitioner and president of the firm Leonel Melo Guerrero is "an excellent partner leading a top-tier corporate and commercial department," according to an interviewee. Another observer says: "He strives to serve the client's purpose, as well as being creative and careful," and adds: "His client base is impressive."

Esperanza Cabral
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Esperanza Cabral
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Band 3

Department co-head Esperanza Cabral is endorsed by clients for her strong commercial awareness, with one reporting: "Not only does she give you legal advice, but she also offers a holistic vision and strong business acumen." A second source values Esperanza Cabral for being "an excellent professional and person."

Johanna Soto Peña
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Johanna Soto Peña
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Up and Coming

Up-and-coming practitioner Johanna Soto Peña rises in the rankings this year after becoming a partner at the firm and eliciting strong praise from market observers. One interviewee enthuses: "She is an excellent lawyer who can handle matters effectively and with a strong attention to detail."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Corporate/Commercial

Leonel Melo Guerrero
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Leonel Melo Guerrero
E
Eminent Practitioners
Esperanza Cabral
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Esperanza Cabral
3
Band 3
Johanna Soto Peña
U
Johanna Soto Peña
U
Up and Coming

Members

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Gloria Gassó

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Johanna Soto Peña

Head of Department

Laura Piantini

Clients

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Altice Group

Barcelo Hotels

Barna Business School

Bepensa Dominicana (The Coca-Cola Company)

CEVALDOM

Cargill Financial Services International

Citibank

EDOM (Fiat)

Fundación INICIA

GE Capital

Grupo Corripio

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

INICIA

Indomina (Lantica Media)

JP Morgan

Johnson & Johnson

MercaSID

Norwegian Cruise Lines

O&M/Harvard Medical Group

Seguros SURA

Shell Company Dominicana

The World Bank

Unilever

Industries

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Asset Management

Banking and Finance

Education

Energy and Fuel Market

Estate Planning

Food, Beverages and Retail

Industry

Information Technology

Infrastructure

Insurance

Media and Entertainment

Real Estate and Tourism

Securities

Telecommunications