Firm Profile > OMG > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance Tier 1

OMG's department provides 'practical and timely advice' to investor and lender clients, and is well known for assisting international banks and private equity firms with a broad range of financing matters. Recent mandates include Leonel Melo and Esperanza Cabral advising Banco Dominicano del Progreso on its partial acquisition by the Bank of Nova Scotia; the bank purchased a 97% stake in the client, with an aggregate value of $350m. The pair also advised Altice Dominicana on the $168m sale of its telecoms towers to Phoenix Tower International. Melo and Manuel Troncoso assisted CIFI with structuring a $285m infrastructure investment fund. International practice director Juan Alcalde is very experienced in domestic and cross-border mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The 'excellent' team at OMG is led jointly by Tristán Carbuccia, who 'conducts his practice with an excellent balance between strategic intelligence and discipline', and Natachú Domínguez, who has extensive expertise in labour and civil litigation, as well as arbitration. The department has been busy handling instructions from telecoms, construction, banking, energy, and real estate sector clients, among other areas. Founding partner Leonel Melo ('an outstanding lawyer') is representing the heirs of a Saudi Arabian businessman in litigation regarding the liquidation of real estate assets in the Dominican Republic. Other clients include Inicia, Banco Dominicano del Progreso, Vivus, Lajun and Altice. In 2018 Anya Rodríguez left to join financial services company Valora.

Real estate and tourism Tier 2

The 'excellentOMG is 'very reliable' and houses 'a very professional' team, which has extensive experience in real estate tax, construction, planning, development, permits and zoning, and due diligence work. Juan Alcalde and Leonel Melo are advising Terra RD Partners on its joint venture with a Spanish hospitality brand to develop a $15m hotel in Santo Domingo, and are also assisting the client with designing a low-income housing project in Guayacanes. Alcalde jointly heads the practice with director Laura Troncoso, who has expertise in corporate real estate law. Greincor, Casas del XVI, and Playa Hotels & Resort are also clients.


A general practice firm and one of the largest in the Dominican Republic, OMG is known for its skill in handling the most sophisticated and demanding legal and business challenges. With a depth of experience across a range of industry sectors, the firm has been at the forefront of important deals and transactions in the country. The firm’s vast experience, combined with its commitment to innovation and a ground-breaking approach to analysis and research, results in solutions that meet the most specialized needs of its clients.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: OMG has earned a strong reputation assisting clients in the financial sector. The firm’s approach to financing is grounded on providing value-added solutions to its clients’ needs in commercial lending, project financing, securities, investments and insurance.

Corporate: having comprehensive expertise in a broad range of industries and their legal needs, OMG assists clients in their strategic planning process and delivers legal solutions in the areas of M&A, business law, commercial law, legal entities and contracts. The firm’s practice focuses on identifying and reducing the risks and contingencies associated with the implementation of deals, always developing in each case the proper fiscal structure and an adequate corporate governance framework.

Government: OMG understands that doing business successfully is contingent upon sound interaction with public authorities. The firm has experience advising private enterprises, public institutions and regulatory bodies in all the specialized areas of legal practice, including financial regulation, telecommunications, social security, taxation, antitrust, energy, and constitutional and human rights law.

Intellectual property (IP): the firm handles all aspects of IP, including consultation, registration and maintenance of distinctive signs and inventions, copyright and related rights, entertainment law, defense of rights, dispute resolution, as well as negotiations and drafting of licensing, franchising and distribution agreements.

Litigation and dispute resolution: OMG provides legal representation to its clients in the management of their conflicts. The practice applies the tools of traditional litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, depending on the circumstances of each case, the needs of its clients and the economics involved. The firm’s thriving practice covers all areas of law.

Real estate and tourism: OMG is renowned for providing legal assistance with the highest and most sophisticated standards in the real estate, construction, hospitality and tourism sectors. The firm provides strategic legal counseling on a range of transactions and assists clients in the design and implementation of corporate structures for the entire life cycle of their projects, acting for developers, hoteliers, portfolio managers, financial institutions, funds administrators and contractors.

Tax: OMG’s tax team is regarded as a talented and innovative group of experts on income tax and VAT; it is also recognized for a practical bottom-line approach that looks for the most efficient organizational structures and measures the efficacy of the solutions proposed against the tangible net savings resulting from such solutions to clients. The firm undertakes tax planning projects on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of its engagement in other projects or practices through a dynamic cross-service structure.


Department Name Email Telephone
President Leonel Melo 809.381.0505
Banking and finance Manuel Troncoso 809.381.0505
Banking and finance Rebeca García 809.381.0505
General Coordinator of Legal Strategy Esperanza Cabral 809.381.0505
Partner Director Knowledge Mónika Melo 809.381.0505
Intellectual property Luis E Aquino 809.381.0505
International Juan Alcalde 809.381.0505
Litigation and dispute resolution Natachú Dominguez 809.381.0505
Litigation and dispute resolution Tristán Carbuccia 809.381.0505
Real estate and tourism Laura Troncoso 809.381.0505
Tax Ana I Taveras 809.381.0505
Corporate Johanna Soto 809.381.0505
Commercial Laura Piantini 809.381.0505
Regulatory Yulianna Ramón 809.381.0505
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Alcalde  photo Juan Alcalde
 Luis Eduardo Aquino  photo Luis Eduardo Aquino
 Esperanza Cabral  photo Esperanza Cabral
 Tristán Carbuccia  photo Tristán Carbuccia
 Natachú Domínguez  photo Natachú Domínguez
 Rebeca García  photo Rebeca García
 Mónika Melo  photo Mónika Melo
 Leonel Melo  photo Leonel Melo
 Laura Piantini  photo Laura Piantini
 Yulianna Ramón  photo Yulianna Ramón
 Johanna Soto  photo Johanna Soto
 Ana Taveras  photo Ana Taveras
 Laura Troncoso  photo Laura Troncoso
 Manuel Troncoso  photo Manuel Troncoso
Associates : 37
Total staff : 79
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