Firm Profile > DMK Abogados > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

DMK Abogados
Dominican Republic

Real estate and tourism Tier 1

DMK Abogados draws on almost three decades of experience in tourism and real estate, and is equipped to advise on tourism-related tax matters, project development and financing, and other corporate real estate deals. Managing partner Enrique de Marchena and junior partner Patricia Guzmán jointly head the department; in significant work, the pair advised the Punta Cana Group on the development of an aqueduct in the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao district in the Dominican Republic. Patricia Read has expertise in corporate real estate matters.

Key clients

The Punta Cana Group

Senator Hotels and Resorts

Meliá Hotels International

Esmiralda SRL

Popular Bank, Ltd


Universidad Central del Este

Grupo Posadas, SAB de CV

Dispute resolution Tier 3

DMK Abogados is noted for its capabilities in commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration; recent mandates include contentious real estate, competition and tax cases. Practice head Nelson Jáquez has extensive experience in labour, civil and commercial litigation. Senior associate Samir Mateo Coradín is a key contact.

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Key clients



Los Corales Development

Laurelton Jewellery

Senator Hotels & Resorts

Urbanizaciones e Inversiones

Jethro 59, LTD

Esmiralda, S.R.L.

Diesel Expert Quebec

Mercantil Farmacéutica, S.A.

Sol Meliá

Corporate and finance Tier 4

DMK Abogados counts real estate-related work as a key capability, and is also active in financing and cross-border foreign investment. The firm reports an uptick in tourism-related instructions, and has been kept busy assisting clients from the hospitality sector with a range of corporate work. Managing partner Enrique de Marchena heads the practice alongside corporate law expert Patricia Read, who has additional expertise in customs and immigration. Andrés Ceara and associate Luis Hernández are also noted.

Key clients

The Punta Cana Group

Cosmed Group.




Laurelton Jewelry

Oriflame Dominicana, S.A.S.


Distribution Network Telecommunications, S.A.S.


DMK Lawyers is a full-service law firm, founded in 1992, that mainly covers foreign investment, corporate, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tourism, real estate, environmental law, alternative and renewable energy, mining, telecommunications, utilities, civil aviation, franchising and distribution agreements, civil and commercial litigation, labor and immigration issues, governmental affairs and public-private partnership (PPP) among other complex transactions.

DMK Lawyers-Central Law has more than 15 multilingual legal professionals, distributed among the firm’s four offices countrywide. The Santo Domingo office – the firm’s largest – advises the majority of clients and is complemented by three regional offices located in Puerto Plata, Punta Cana-Bavaro and Las Terrenas-Samana. The firm is one of the top seven law firms in the country and the firm’s attorneys are very active collaborators of the main professional and business associations in the country. The aim of the firm’s lawyers is to understand the vision, concept, intention and goals of clients and investors in order to offer the best outlook, both from a legal and a business point of view, because when it comes to making a decision, this comprehensive legal advice is the key project developers are looking for.

The firm is known for its client-centered approach, and also for providing integral legal advice to major projects in the Dominican Republic and for its many years of experience in government affairs. The firm’s attorneys are highly efficient negotiators who never lose sight of the clients interest while conducting important transactions. One of the firm’s goals is to help its clients achieve their goals successfully.

The firm is a leading local law firm that advises international clients from all over the world. As such, DMK Lawyers assists both domestic and foreign corporations, as well as financial institutions from many jurisdictions. International directories have recognized DMK’s lawyers as prominent professionals in the fields of tourism and real estate, corporate and commercial, M&A and environment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial
Foreign investment
Tourism and hospitality
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate
Utilities – energy and telecommunications
IP and franchise
Aviation and maritime
Fiscal and tax
Fair competition and consumer protection
Other fee-earners : 11
Total staff : 28
Partners : 3
Of counsel : 2