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PEDRO HENRÍQUEZ UREÑA 150, TORRE DIANDY XIX, PISOS 11 Y 10, SANTO DOMINGO, 10106, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Tel:
Work +1 809 381 0505
Fax:
Fax +1 809 381 0606
Email:
Web:
www.omg.com.do
Punta Cana, Santiago, Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 1

OMG

The team at OMG, which handles big-ticket matters in the M&A, financing and commercial sectors, is jointly led by Leonel Melo, Esperanza Cabral and Rebeca García; key support comes from Claudia Serra-Nova and Mónika Melo. Recent work saw Leonel Melo advise Putney Capital Management on the sale of 70% of its equity interests in V Energy, Administración de Estaciones de Servicio and Propiedades Industriales to TOTAL; the transaction involved a $62m financial restructuring of V Energy. Other energy-sector work saw the practice act for IPSON on the corporate and finance aspects of an LNG regasification project being developed in San Pedro de Macorís. Elsewhere, Grupo Rojas instructed the department on the sale of its primary assets to Cervecería Nacional Dominicana; the team frequently advises borrowers on financing and also acted for Dolphin Discovery Group and Dolphin Downtown PC on obtaining a loan of up to $110m. The team was also active in restructuring matters, with Leonel Melo and Cabral advising Pollo Cibao on a $200m debt restructuring process involving a $40m loan from Banco Popular. Since publication, Claudia Serra-Nova has left to join DMK Abogados | Central Law.

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Leonel Melo - OMG

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

OMG

OMG’s dispute resolution team is active in several sectors, particularly healthcare, entertainment, transport, finance and food. It is led by Lucas Guzmán, with key support coming from Natachú Domínguez and Tristán Carbuccia. Recent matters include advising Pollo Cibao in litigation against Carlomagno González and Alimentos del Caribe, a mandate that included obtaining the annulment of an arbitration award that had favoured the counterparties. Guzmán also led advice to Banco del Progreso on various matters, including preventing a third party from attempting the foreclosure of a property on which the bank held the primary mortgage; and Altice Hispaniola, which the team successfully assisted in a number of high-profile litigation cases against leading competitors which questioned Altice’s acquisition of two leading local telecoms companies on competition grounds and also sought to overturn the results of the first auction of the country’s telecoms spectrum. Other clients include Aircraft Maintenance Solutions, Macao Beach Real Estate and the World Bank; Baxter International is a recent panel appointment.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

OMG

The ‘outstanding’ department at OMG is praised for its ‘agility, extensive market knowledge’ and ‘robust, comprehensive local expertise’; it is also very well connected and described as ‘proactive in seizing opportunities in litigation’. Led by Luis Eduardo Aquino, with support from associates Mónika Melo, Angeanette Tejeda and Marianna Vargas (‘one of the best entertainment lawyers in the country’), the team counts Roundhouse Multimedia, Terra RD Partners and Cislo & Thomas among its recently acquired clients. Its recent caseload includes advising Baxter International on the design strategy for the commercialisation of renal products in the Republic, and assisting Max International with the review and registration of the trade marks for its nutritional and cosmetic products lines, in preparation for the client’s entry into the Dominican market.

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Maria J Felix Troncoso - Troncoso y Cáceres

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 2

OMG

Commended for its ‘strategic thinking’, OMG’s ‘accurate, knowledgeable’ practice is led by Juan Alcalde and Laura Troncoso and advises a client roster ranging from Norwegian Cruise Lines to major local conglomerate Vicini. The team’s recent caseload includes advising Venezuelan developer Greincor on various residential developments in the Republic, including a 400-unit project in Santiago de los Caballeros; and assisting Phoenix Tower International with transactional activity, including the potential purchase of several large telecoms asset portfolios. In other significant work, Barceló Hotels & Resorts instructed the firm on corporate and real estate due diligence to be carried out on all entities owned by Occidental Hotels & Resorts, as part of Barceló’s purchase of Occidental. Mairení Silvestre is also recommended.

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