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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2

Biaggi Abogados

Edward Piña is the partner to contact at Biaggi Abogados, where Gustavo Biaggi is also frequently active in corporate and finance matters. Tourism and energy are sectors of particular activity for the practice: Piña advised construction company Emmedue on various corporate spin-offs and restructurings, as well as assisting the client with regulatory matters, export contracts and obtaining tax exemptions. He also acted for Inveravante (Grupo Eolico Dominicano), as sponsor, on the $65m financing of a 50MW wind farm in Matafongo Bani. Biaggi assisted Promotora Puerto Bonito with the debt-and-equity restructuring of one of the largest tourism projects in the northeast of the country, and on the M&A side, advised Corporación de Crédito Nordestana de Préstamos and Corporación de Crédito Préstamos a las Ordenes on their $20m merger. In other work, Edward Veras-Vargas advised Star Bus on its acquisition of $6m-worth of equity in a tourism transportation company. Senior associate Rosa Mena is also active in the sector, handling foreign investment, project finance and commercial agreements, along with capital markets matters.

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Rosa Mena - Biaggi Abogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Biaggi Abogados

The ‘very professional’ team at Biaggi Abogados is ‘good value for money’; the ‘sharp, attentive’ Wanda Perdomo is the key contact, handling litigation and both domestic and international arbitration. Key support comes from practice head Edward Veras-Vargas, who merged his firm into the former Biaggi & Messina in 2015, and has particular experience in white-collar crime litigation; and name partner Gustavo Biaggi, whose caseload includes litigating for the Dominican state. He recently assisted it with the recovery of 645 million square-feet of public land allegedly in the wrongful possession of third parties. Other real-estate disputes clients include GGC Inversiones Inmobiliarias, Bretagne Holdings and Grupo Rodelsa. Energy is another busy disputes sector for the firm, with the team acting for clients including Puerto Plata de Electricidad and Grupo Terpel in litigious matters. Joan Manuel Alcántara left the firm in August 2016 upon his election as a congressional deputy.

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Gustavo Biaggi - Biaggi Abogados

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Messina-Lugo IP, Bufete

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Zaida Lugo Lovaton - Bufete Messina-Lugo IP

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