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Bobadilla Abogados

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

Firm Overview:
BOBADILLA ABOGADOS, established in 1982 in the city of Santo Domingo (formerly Grisolia & Bobadilla), Dominican Republic, is a firm dedicated exclusively to the active practice of law and recognised as a leading law firm for its expertise and participation in major business transactions in the country and its representation of high profile local and international interests.

Its legal services are distinguished for their quality and high sense of ethics which is reflected in the team and in the firm’s loyalty to the interests it represents. BOBADILLA is committed to excellence through the necessary combination of theoretical knowledge, pragmatic experience and tenacity in advocacy of its clients. The vast experience and strong academic training of the team allows the firm to have a global overview of its client’s needs, which is reflected in the firm’s consultations, in the firm’s contracts, in developing corporate documentation and in counselling its litigation interests. For these reasons, BOBADILLA offers a comprehensive service of the highest standard in the legal field in the Dominican Republic.

Main Areas of Practice:
BOBADILLA has a diversified portfolio of domestic and international clients, which it represents in areas such as civil law, real estate law, commercial law, national and international arbitration, corporate law, tax law, banking law and securities, intellectual property, labour law, criminal-business law, financial law, corporate restructuring, debt restructuring and capital structures.

Practice areas include participation in mergers and acquisitions, ports and infrastructure, energy, government and public policy, business reorganisation, corporate structuring, franchising, agency, distribution, public and private concessions, among others. The firm provides assistance in litigation and arbitration in all the above areas. Additionally, it offers specialised services in asset and estate planning. The firm has an active and ongoing participation assisting clients in their relations with various entities of the Dominican state. For this reason, its services extend to the areas of constitutional and administrative law, mainly in the area of concessions, such as telecommunications, aqueducts, hydrocarbons, renewables and most importantly, in electricity and private ports, where BOBADILLA is the leading and most experienced firm in the country.

Recent Transactional Highlights:

M&A:
■ Assisted Farmax in it sale of 33 pharmacies to Grupo Carol, consolidating the largest pharmaceutical retailer in the Dominican Republic, in an operation with in excess of USD$ 10,000,000,00
Leading lawyers: Andrés E. Bobadilla and Ernesto A. Bournigal

■ Assisted one of the largest agro-industrial conglomerates in the Do,inican Republic in the repurchase of USD$90,000,000,00 worth of its shares
Leading lawyers: Andrés E. Bobadilla, Ernesto A. Bournigal and Andrés Bobadilla Bermúdez

Finance:
■ Assisted the Bank of Nova Scotia in a USD$27,000,000, 00 refinancing of the JW Marriott hotel in Santo Domingo
Leading lawyers: Ernesto A. Bournigal and Andrés Bobadilla Bermúdez

■ Assisted the Bank of Nova Scotia in the USD$43,000,000.00 refinancing of the Real Intercontinental hotel in Santo Domingo
Leading lawyers: Ernesto A. Bournigal and Andrés Bobadilla Bermúdez

■ Assisted the Bank of Nova Scotia un the USD$27,000,000.00 refinancing of Blue Mall
Leading lawyers: Ernesto A. Bournigal and Andrés Bobadilla Bermúdez

■ Assisted Akuo Energy Dominicana as sponsor’s council in its project financing of a 50 megawatt wind generation facility in Montecristi
Leading lawyers: Andrés E. Bobadilla and Ernesto A. Bournigal

Real Estate:
■ Assisted in the acquisition of land in excess of USD$30,000,000,00 for the expansion of the Port of Caucedo
Leading lawyers: Andrés E. Bobadilla and María del Mar Rodríguez.


Representative Clients:
■ ABB, Ltd.
■ 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)
■ Consolidated Cigar Corporation
■ 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.
■ Grupo Popular, 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)
■ Mayol & Co., C. por A.
■ McDonnell Douglas Company
■ Moore Corporation
■ Morgan Stanley
■ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
■ Oxford Industries, Inc.
■ Parval
■ Pennzoil Corporation
■ Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP
■ Scholastic, Inc.
■ Sithe Global
■ Tabacalera de García, Ltd.
■ The Bank of Nova Scotia
■ The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company
■ Transcontinental Capital Corporation
■ Trust Company of the West (TCW)
■ Universal Pictures
■ Wyeth-Ayerst International, Inc.
■ Zona Franca Multimodal Caucedo, S. A.

Languages:
English, Spanish