Managing & Senior Partner: Gustavo Biaggi
Partners: Rosa Mena, Brenda Morales, Wanda Perdomo, Edward Piña, Edward Veras – Vargas
Biaggi Abogados law firm was founded in the year 2000 already relying on a more than 20-year background experience. Full-time practicing partners lead a seasoned professional team capable of providing crisp answers, value-added services and meticulous personalised attention to its long-standing clientele. The firm’s resources are efficiently administered to ensure quality service and increase cost avoidance. Its well established reputation is supported by many acknowledgements. These include yearly recognitions as one of the Top 80 best places to work at in the Dominican Republic-for excellence in human resources practices promoting positive employee relations-and one of the most admired law firms.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Business:
The firm’s wide range of services include incorporation, dissolution and liquidation, and more complex corporate transactions, including corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures.
Banking, Finance & Stock Market:
The scope of services extends to consulting and negotiation services to secure credit, mortgages, commercial loans, specialised operations such as leasing and factoring, and the public or private placement of stock.
Energy & Renewable Energy:
The firm advises clients in all phases of government regulatory approvals and administrative matters, as well as in the negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements and framework agreements for the improvement of the energy sector, including financing structure for energy projects.
The firm offers different services to foreigners that wish to legalise their immigration status: application of residence permits - investment, provisional or permanent, naturalisation process, establishment the domicile of legal entities, and permits for minors to travel internationally.
The firm advises clients in the regulatory requirements, from the granting of concessions for exploration and for exploitation purposes, as well as commercial and contractual aspects related to project financing and exploitation of mineral deposits in the Dominican Republic.
The firm has been involved in due diligence processes of high-level international offices for the acquisition and capitalisation of companies in multiples sectors, banking, oil, electric, tourism, agriculture, and insurance, among others.
The firm’s interventions are preventive and remedial on commercial, corporate, fiscal and monetary law, and on specialised laws that may have an impact on their operations, such as free zones, banks, finances and related services.
The firm’s lawyers counsel domestic and foreign clients in international environment law, the research and analysis of potential environmental regulatory matters, litigation on environmental matters, the study of environment regulations and laws, processes and obtaining environment licenses and permits.
Casinos & Gaming:
The legal advice provided goes beyond securing the license for the operation and management of casinos and other gambling facilities and include all what relates to the daily operation of these establishments.
Real Estate Property:
The firm has recognised experience on real estate transactions. The firm provides legal assistance on matters related to property rights, including demarcations, mergers, constitution of condominiums, and rights of access regimes.
The firm has always had an active litigation team that effectively represents matters of civil nature, commercial, fiscal, administrative, constitutional, among others. The firm’s senior partner Gustavo Biaggi Pumarol, has been recognised by the important publication of Chambers Latin America, as a lawyer also versatile in corporate and litigation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
The team includes experienced arbitrators, some of them since the founding of the most important Arbitration Centre of Santo Domingo. Also, the firm represents local and international clients in important domestic and international disputes.
The firm has specialised expertise to provide its clients the information and advice required to properly prepare their business fiscal planning, to timely comply with its fiscal obligations, and to fully and effectively exercise all the rights granted by the law to taxpayers.
The firm’s services comprise all legal and regulatory aspects of an open competitive market.
Considerable experience in all matters involving child custody, adoption, guardians of minors, wills, donations, and estates, corporate and property finances.
Covering all areas governing relationship with the government, including procurement and administrative and constitutional litigation.
Partner Edward Veras-Vargas leads the area focused on white collar and money laundering matters, fraud, misconducts, audits and also compliance training and risk assessment.
Spanish, English, French, Italian.
Cemex Dominicana, Grupo Inveravante, Bupa Insurance Services, Bepensa Dominicana, Organización Terpel, NH Hotels, Asociación Romana de Ahorros y Préstamos, Corporación Nordestana de Préstamos, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentarium (BBVA), the Dominican State, Soventix, Teleperformance, Western Union, NH Hotels, Meliá Group, Grupo CIRSA, Panalpina, Hertz Franchises, Kohler Group, Grupo IEMCA, Verde Eco Reciclaje Industrial, Bow Power, ACEA Dominicana, Consorcio de Tarjetas Dominicanas (CARDNET), Emmedue, Bretagne Holdings Ltd., Promotora Playa Bonita, Autoplaza Dominicana, Grupo Suriel. The firm also has vast experience representing individuals who seek to secure their personal estate.