Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate/Commercial Department

Dominican Republic
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What the team is known for Leading international firm with a strong corporate practice in the Dominican Republic. Routinely called upon to advise a distinguished roster of multinational clients on major acquisitions and disposals, asset-backed financing transactions and bond issuances. Team also provides counsel on a variety of day-to-day commercial and compliance mandates. Clients are drawn from the financial services, energy and natural resources and food and drink industries.

Strengths Clients affirm that the lawyers "provide very detailed explanations on the law and its limits," and add: "I really appreciate that they suggest creative solutions to problems. They are proactive."

Work highlights Assisted Frontclear on aspects of capital markets regulation in the Dominican Republic.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alejandro Peña-Prieto wins praise from a client for "always providing a well-qualified opinion you can count on." The source further elaborates that "he doesn't wait to be told what he has to do, but makes sure he understands all the company's concerns and gives comments based on that awareness." He is particularly adept at handling financial and banking matters.

Awilda Alcántara Bourdier garners recognition from clients who say she is "excellent: she is very knowledgeable and makes herself available to work at any time." She is experienced dealing with a range of M&A and corporate issues.

Co-head of department Pedro Gamundi is well regarded by clients, who comment that he is "always very positive. We have developed a very close relationship." Another interviewee describes him as "diligent and attentive." He is experienced handling commercial and litigation matters, in addition to providing expertise in financial transactions.

Partner Rhina Martinez Brea enters the rankings this year as a result of strong market feedback. Clients comment that she is "a real expert in finance issues and a major-league player in the local environment. Her feedback is always good."