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Bobadilla Abogados

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Senior Partner: Andres E Bobadilla Fernandez
Partner: Maria del Mar Fernandez

Firm Overview:
Bobadilla - Oficina de Abogados (formerly Grisolía & Bobadilla), was established in 1982 in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The firm is widely regarded as a leading law firm, recognised for its expertise and participation in the representation of national and international corporations carrying out diverse businesses in the Dominican Republic, as well as assisting high net worth individuals with their business transactions, personal affairs and multi-generational wealth planning.

The firm believes in building relationships, and its services are characterised by the high degree of professionalism, ethics and fidelity with which its team handles its clients’ matters. That commitment to excellence, and the results of its work, have contributed to the permanence of its clientele, some of which continue to work with the firm since its inception.

The experience and specialisation of its members allow it to have a global perspective of the diverse matters involving its clients. The manner in which the firm is structured, along with its selectiveness when choosing the clients and matters it undertakes ensures that the client always receives tailor-made solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has an active practice in mergers and acquisitions, financing, business reorganisation, corporate structuring, green-field infrastructure projects and public and private concessions, among others. Similarly, the firm and its team are market leaders in the field of dispute resolution, be it in the form of litigation or alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Throughout its over 35 year history, Bobadilla - Oficina de Abogados (formerly Grisolia & Bobadilla) has distinguished itself for its involvement in many of the most significant transactions in the Dominican Republic. Local and foreign business leaders constantly entrust in Bobadilla their diverse business and personal affairs, knowing they will obtain solutions tailored to their needs and with a positive impact in the communities where they are deployed.

Recent Transactional Highlights:

M&A:
Assisted InterEnergy Group in a divestment of certain equity interest in a 300MW power generation facility.
■ Assisted InterEnergy Group and a group of private Dominican Republic investors in a Joint Venture with a large multinational corporation for the construction and development of a pipeline and regassification facilities that will allow for the distribution and sale of natural gas to several industrial and power generation facilities.

Finance:
■ Dominican Republic counsel to Zona Franca Multimodal Caucedo, the largest container port in the Dominican Republic in its US$285MM refinancing and increase of senior debt with Citibank and The Bank of Nova Scotia to be used for the expansion of the Puerto Multimodal Caucedo.
■ Assisted Akuo Energy Dominicana as sponsors council in its project financing of a 50-megawatt wind generation facility in Montecristi. US Attorneys: White & Case (Marius Griskonis) Dominican Republic

Real Estate:
■ Assisted in the acquisition of land in excess of USD10,000,000.00 for the development of commercial real estate in the city of Santiago
■ Assisted in the lease and development of several new retail locations of one the largest multi-department commercial retailers in the country


Representative Clients:
■ ABB, Ltd.
■ Acciona Construcciones S.A. (Acciona Infraestructuras)
■ América Móvil SAB de CV
■ American Home Products Corporation
■ B&R Shipping & Trading, Ltd.
■ Banco Popular Dominicano, S.A.
■ Cartonera Rierba, S.A.
■ Caucedo Development Corporation
■ Caucedo Investments, Inc.
■ Central Romana Corporation
■ Cervecería Vegana, S.A.
■ Centro Cuesta Nacional (CCN)
■ Compañía Dominicana de Teléfonos, S.A. (Claro – Codetel)
■ Compañía de Electricidad de San Pedro de Macorís (CESPM)
■ Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao, S. A. (CEPM)
■ Corporación Dominicana de Radio y Televisión (COLORVISION)
■ Daniel Espinal, C. por A.
■ Envases Antillanos, C. por A.
■ Fertilizantes Químicos Dominicanos, S.A. (Ferquido)
■ Grupo Popular, S.A.
■ Grupo Universal S.A.
■ IBM Corporation
■ Industria Farmacéutica del Caribe, S. A. (INFACA)
■ Interenergy Holdings
■ Latin American Free Zone Investment Dominicana, Inc. (Parque Industrial Itabo)
■ Landmark Realty Corp. (Ágora Mall)
■ Moore Corporation
■ Morgan Stanley
■ Pasteurizadora Rica, S.A.
■ Parval
■ Plataforma Capital Group
■ Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP
■ Radiocentro S.A.S
■ Scholastic, Inc.
■ Seguros Universal, S.A.
■ Sithe Global
■ The Bank of Nova Scotia
■ The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company
■ Transcontinental Capital Corporation
■ Zona Franca Multimodal Caucedo, S. A.

Languages:
English, Spanish