3 ranked lawyersBand 1Dominican RepublicLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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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 debt restructuring, as well as handling securities transactions.


"They are the best firm in the country and in the Caribbean," according to a market commentator. A client praises the team for their "strong legal knowledge," while also noting: "They offer a quick response time, useful answers and set up regular meetings, always following up on matters. They are also very available - I have never known them to not take my call, which is very positive."

Another client appreciates that "OMG has been able to develop a corporate culture that fosters a sense of belonging, so every time you work with an associate you feel like you are talking to the owner," adding: "That makes a huge difference. They provide a comprehensive business vision and respect the client's time."

Work highlights

Counselled Altice Dominicana on the sale of its tower business to Phoenix Tower International, in a transaction valued at approximately USD168 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Esperanza Cabral is "a spearhead at the firm," and "she is very knowledgeable, knows what she is doing and provides a high-quality service," according to a client. Cabral offers prowess structuring M&A transactions on behalf of corporate clients and institutional investors, as well as handling corporate reorganisations.

Johanna Soto Peña is recognised as an associate-to-watch for the first time after eliciting strong praise from interviewees. One interviewee reports that she stands out on the team, adding: "Johanna has a great attitude and her response times are excellent."

Eminent practitioner Leonel Melo Guerrero is "one of the most respected lawyers in the country," according to a client. A different source reports: "He offers excellent technical skill and one of the top commercial practices in the Dominican Republic." He possesses extensive experience managing transactions for notable investment funds, advising on the sale and disposal of equity stakes, as well as corporate reorganisations. Melo Guerrero is president of the firm and co-head of department.

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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. 


Abreu, Michelle

Alcalde, Juan

Cabral, Esperanza

García, Rebeca

Melo Guerrero, Leonel

Piantini, Laura

Soto, Johanna

Soto Peña, Johanna

Taveras, Amelia

Taveras, Ana Isabel

Troncoso, Manuel


Altice Group

Banco Dominicano del Progreso

Barcelo Hotels

Bepensa Dominicana (The Coca-Cola Company)

Cargill Financial Services International

CCN (Centro Cuesta Nacional)



EDOM (Fiat)

Fundación INICIA

GE Capital

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

Indomina (Lantica Media)


Johnson & Johnson

JP Morgan

JP Morgan


Norwegian Cruise Lines

O&M/Harvard Medical Group

Seguros SURA

Shell Company Dominicana

The World Bank



Asset Management

Banking and Finance


Energy and Fuel Market

Estate Planning

Food, Beverages and Retail

Information Technology



Media and Entertainment

Real Estate and Tourism



Corporate/Commercial Department


Department location

Rafael Augusto Sánchez 86

Roble Corporate Center

Piso 9, Piantini

Santo Domingo

Distrito Nacional

Dominican Republic


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Dominican Republic


Esperanza Cabral
Band 3
Johanna Soto Peña
Associates to watch
Leonel Melo Guerrero
Eminent Practitioners