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DMK Abogados | Central Law

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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 3

DMK Abogados | Central Law

Celebrating its 25th year in the market DMK Abogados | Central Law has long been renowned for its strength in real estate matters but is nevertheless a full-service firm. Moreover, in addition to its offices in Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Saman√°, its membership of the Central Law alliance gives it unmatched relations throughout Central America. The office‚Äôs corporate and finance practice focuses primarily on inbound foreign investment work and is well regarded for corporate, commercial and contracts work, and M&A, particularly in the real estate, mining, energy, telecom and aviation sectors. The team‚Äôs recent caseload saw group head Enrique de Marchena assist Diamonds International with the establishment of two duty-free stores in Puerto Plata, a mandate including advice on corporate governance, tax, customs and labour matters; and Llilda Solano act for Vitis Life on various insurance-related regulatory issues, as well as continuing to advise Mabe Appliances on M&A, corporate governance, restructuring and contracts. Junior partner Patricia Read assisted Alcatel-Lucent with corporate, tax, labour and immigration matters. However, Claudia Serra-Nova left to establish her own firm, nova cAdet. Clients include Grupo Pi√Īeyro, Promotora Sampi√Ī√© and Punta Cana Group.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

DMK Abogados | Central Law

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, DMK Abogados | Central Law fields a strong practice, led by Nelson J√°quez with support from managing partner Enrique de Marchena. Both partners acted for the Dominican state in an UNCITRAL international arbitration case brought by a Panamanian company regarding an alleged violation of the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the two countries; the claim was dismissed and the client was awarded $380,000. In other work the team advised Black & Decker on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of its termination of a contractual relationship with a supplier. Real estate, construction and tourism are all strong areas of activity for the practice; clients include Consorcio Remix, Sol Meli√° VC Dominicana, Urbanizaciones E Inversiones and 6C Dominicana.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

DMK Abogados | Central Law

Associate Adelin Villalobos heads DMK Abogados | Central Law’s practice group, with junior partner Patricia Read is also very active in the sector. Recent work saw the team assist Roche and Grupo Roble with trade mark surveillance, and advise Oriflame on obtaining import and distribution permits and sanitary licences, as well as handling the protection of its IP rights. Other clients on the regulatory side include Laboratorios Silanes, Stendhal and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana.

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 1

DMK Abogados | Central Law

DMK Abogados | Central Law benefits from having offices in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Saman√°. ‚ÄėProminent figure‚Äô and ‚Äėwell-known specialist‚Äô Enrique de Marchena heads the team, which handles project finance, project development, real estate acquisitions, real estate tax and environmental and tourism-related regulatory matters. He and associate Patricia Guzm√°n, an environmental expert, acted for Punta Cana Group on the development of an aqueduct in the Punta Cana-B√°varo-Macao area. The pair also advised North Shore Land Holdings on the tourism, environmental, employment and commercial aspects of its luxury Costa Norte project in Playa Grande. Other clients include Promotora Sampi√Ī√©, NSLHs 1-26 (a group of 26 developers set to develop lots owned by high-net-worth individuals), Stella Ocean Residences and Meli√° Hotels International.

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