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OMG

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

Especially strong in M&A, fund structuring, bond issuances and project finance, OMG’s team is co-led by ‘innovative’ founding partner Leonel Melo, in conjunction with Esperanza Cabral (who oversees the coordination of legal strategy) and banking expert Rebeca García. International practice director Juan Alcalde and finance specialist Manuel Troncoso are also highly active in the sector. Melo and Cabral advised Finerty Properties on its $127m sale of 70% of the shares in V Energy to a French subsidiary of Total Group. In the funds sub-sector, the pair acted for IBS Gestión de Inversiones on the restructuring of its $200m Ascend Fund. Demonstrating the team’s capital markets expertise, Melo and Troncoso advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) on an $87m bond issuance to finance its investment projects in the country. San Pedro Bio-Energy, Altice Caribbean and First Caribbean International Bank are other representative clients. Also noted are associates Johanna Soto, Laura Piantini, Anya Rodríguez and Yulianna Ramón, practice directors in the corporate, commercial, legal planning and regulatory departments, respectively.

Leading lawyers

Leonel Melo - OMG

Next generation lawyers

Juan Alcalde - OMG

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

OMG

Senior associate Lucas Guzmán, who is active in both arbitration and litigation, directs the conflicts management department at OMG, and is perhaps the most widely commended dispute resolution senior associate in the country. Firm founding partner and key litigator Leonel Melo is a highly regarded figure. His recent work includes representing Baxter International in a $10m breach of contact claim, and Biogen in both a major shareholder dispute and defence of the client against foreclosure proceedings brought by preferred creditors. The 14-strong practice group is active across a broad array of sectors and other matters saw the team advise Vivus in a dispute with the National Consumer Rights Protection Institute; Banco del Progreso in matters ranging from advertising to foreclosures; and Green Conversion Systems regarding white-collar matters. Natachú Domínguez (who focuses upon complex labour and civil -especially contractual- matters) and trials specialist Tristán Carbuccia are both noted. Other clients include Cap Cana, Berceló Hotels, Altice and INICIA.

Next generation lawyers

Lucas Guzmán - OMG

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

OMG

The practice at OMG comes into its own where IP intersects with corporate and finance transactions. It also has particular experience in IT-related IP. Senior associate Luis Eduardo Aquino is the key contact, and is supported by specialised associates and IP Angeanette Tejeda and Marianna Vargas. Recent matters saw the team advise INICIA Educación on the structuring and protection of its IP rights in relation to the implementation of its ‘Effective School Program’. Other clients include Grupo Blandino and Ourofino Saúde Animal.

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

OMG

Strong on development matters, construction agreements and asset transactions, OMG also has notable capability in the real estate regulatory area. Juan Alcalde leads the team with practice director Laura Troncoso, and firm founding partner Leonel Melo is also very active in the sector. Melo advsised Greincor on all aspects of its various residential projects in the Dominican Republic, and also advised Solara Real Estate on its contractual agreements with the prospective third parties that would be tasked with the remodelling, building and development of the Casas del XVI project. Other clients include Oria, Terra RD Partners and Consorcio Azuacarero de Empresas Industriales.

Next generation lawyers

Juan Alcalde - OMG

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