Energy and natural resources in Dominican Republic

OMG

The team at OMG is well equipped to handle prominent, cross-border energy transactions and investment mandates, where it often works closely with the finance and corporate departments to provide a broad service. The team is particularly notable in the renewable energy space, having recently been involved in several projects involving biomass, wind and solar power plants. Esperanza Cabral, well known for her corporate expertise, director and energy project specialist Michelle Abreu and Leonel Melo, whose practice spans corporate, finance and tax, jointly lead the practice.

Key clients

San Pedro Bio-Energy SRL

Venture Funds LLC

CIFI

EGE Haina

Work highlights

  • Assisting a venture fund entity with the construction and development of a solar power project, with an aggregate value of $1.1bn.
  • Advising San Pedro Bio-Energy on entering into a power purchase agreement with the Dominican Republic government.

Pellerano Nadal

Operating since late 2018, Pellerano Nadal is especially active in the mining sector; oil and gas mandates are another key area of instruction. Public bids, project finance, cross-border transactions, corporate matters and regulatory work are key strengths for the group, which is jointly led by Luis Rafael Pellerano and environmental law expert Gustavo Mena. Other key names include senior counsel Urania Paulino, senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez and associate Eduardo Pellerano.

Key clients

New Fortress Energy

CHT Energy

Tullow New Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advising Tullow New Ventures on the bidding process for oil exploration contracts in the Dominican Republic.
  • Assisting CHT Energy with the development of a 58MW solar power project worth $98m.
  • Assisting investment management firm Petersen & Partners (via mining company Belfond Enterprise) with a range of mining-sector matters.

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

Experienced in handling high-value transactions and energy-related project finance, Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández's practice is jointly led by Marisol Vicens and Eileen Jiménez. Together with corporate law expert Mary Fernández, Jiménez is advising three development banks on a $60m financing to Montecristi Solar FV for the construction of a 57MW solar power plant in the Dominican Republic. Associate Elizabeth Silfa is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marisol Vicens; Eileen Jiménez

Key clients

Scotiabank

Agua Crystal

Induveca

MercaSID

Work highlights

  • Advising three development banks on the $60m financing to Montecristi Solar FV for the construction of a 57MW solar power plant.

Santroni Parsons

Environmental law forms the core pillar of the practice at Santroni Parsons. Renewable energy matters have been prominent in the team's recent workload, with practice head Romina Santroni leading the advice to clients on wind power and biomass projects. Regulatory work and environmental compliance are also areas of particular strength for the firm. Guily Shemer and Franchesca Soto are names to note at the senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Romina Santroni