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Guzmán Ariza

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La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 3

Guzmán Ariza

Guzmán Ariza's department handles a broad spectrum of corporate and finance work from its seven offices across the Dominican Republic, including Santo Domingo, La Romana, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. Fabio Guzmán Saladín leads the practice; he recently teamed up with La Romana-based Alfredo Guzmán and Christoph Sieger in Punta Cana to advise Hong Kong company Fosun International on its $428m IPO. Guzmán Saladín and associate Pamela Benzán  have also been advising Netflix on corporate and other aspects of the production of a television series project, The I-Land, which is being filmed in the Dominican Republic. Founding partner Fabio Guzmán Ariza is highly regarded for his expertise in real estate matters. Other clients include Deloitte and Ikea.

Next Generation Partners

Fabio Guzmán Saladín - Guzmán Ariza

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Guzmán Ariza

Counting white-collar crime, civil, real estate and commercial litigation as key strengths, former dispute resolution boutique - now full-service firm - Guzmán Ariza's litigation practice is led by Fabio Guzmán Ariza. Litigation expert Rhadaisis Espinal and special counsel Melissa Sosa have been defending electricity company Edesur Dominicana in civil and damages claims. In other matters, Sosa and Fabio Guzmán Saladín are representing Colombian construction company Trevi Galante in proceedings against Opret regarding construction work for the Santo Domingo Metro; the pair are also defending the same client against the tax authority regarding a tax debt derived from credit allegedly owed by Opret. In other work, Alberto Reyes acted for Consorcio de Construcciones Planificadas in a $14m arbitration. Of counsel Michel Camacho is an expert in white-collar criminal law.

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

Guzmán Ariza

Hotels and condominiums are core strengths of Guzmán Ariza's real estate department, which is also recognised for its capabilities in transactional work. Practice head Fabio Guzmán Ariza, based in the Santo Domingo office, is widely recognised in the market for his expertise across the full range of real estate matters, with a focus on condominium-related law. Christoph Sieger and Alfredo Guzmán, based in Punta Cana and La Romana respectively, advised Club Med on all aspects of a $150m acquisition of a 365,000sqm property in Miches to construct a hotel as part of a prominent tourism development project. Puerto Plata-based Julio Brea Guzmán is well known for his expertise in real estate litigation, while César Calderón and Rubén García are key contacts in Samaná. Other clients include Sunwing Travel Group, Meliá Hotels International, Dream City and Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort.

Leading individuals

Christoph Sieger - Guzmán Ariza

Fabio Guzmán Ariza - Guzmán Ariza

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Dominican Republic

Offices in Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and La Romana

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