Firm Profile > OMG > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance Tier 1

The 'dynamic' team at OMG stands out for its 'high level of commitment and dedication'. The practice is noted for its strong capabilities in assisting clients from the financial sector, with lender-side mandates keeping the group particularly busy recently. It is also adept at handling high-value M&A, restructuring work and acquisitions, and financial regulation is another area of expertise. Key names in the team include corporate law expert Leonel Melo; Esperanza Cabral, noted for her expertise in restructurings and M&A; Manuel Troncoso, who is very experienced in financing work; and international practice director Juan Alcalde.



A high level of commitment and dedication‘.

Key clients

Alere Advisors

Banco Dominicano del Progreso

Corporación Interamericana para el Desarrollo de Infraestructura (CIFI)




INICIA Educación

International Finance Corporation


Putney Capital Management

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

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


EGE Haina

Dispute resolution Tier 2

OMG handles a broad range of contentious matters for clients drawn from a wide spectrum of sectors; instructions from banking, energy, telecoms, construction, media, real estate and tourism companies have been especially prominent in the group's recent caseload. Natachú Domínguez, who is strong in civil and labour litigation, jointly leads the practice with Tristán Carbuccia, who counts international and domestic arbitration as key strengths. Founding partner Leonel Melo is a key name in this space.

Key clients




Banco Dominicano del Progreso

Oxygen Development


Baxter International

Barceló Hotels

Grupo Blandino

Green Conversion Systems


Gerdau Metaldom

Corporación Zona Franca Industrial de Santiago

Cap Cana

SCN Lavalin

Lajun Corporation

Real estate and tourism Tier 2

The team at OMG is noted for its expertise across a broad spectrum of real estate matters; areas of instruction include development projects, construction, corporate real estate deals, planning, permits and real estate tax. Juan Alcalde, who has expertise in condominium matters, jointly heads the practice with director Laura Troncoso, who is well known for handling corporate real estate transactions. Esperanza Cabral and Leonel Melo are also active in this sector.

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Key clients

Terra RD Partners


Athos Capital Partners

Playa Hotel & Resorts

Banesco Banco Múltiple

Playa Dominican Resort

Prohotel International Inc

Meliá Hotels Internationals

Inicia Ltd

Casas del XVI


Rhythm & Harmony

Tax Tier 2

OMG's 'very knowledgeable' team is well equipped to advise clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions; benefiting from its cooperation with the firm's strong corporate department, it focuses on prominent M&A deals and restructuring matters. The tax team's clients are drawn from the banking, tourism, agro-industrial and telecoms sectors. Leonel Melo, Esperanza Cabral and director Ana Taveras, who counts tax as a core area of expertise, jointly lead the practice.


Very knowledgeable team. Always available, providing sound advice‘.

Key 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
Labour & Employment 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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Michelle Abreu  photo Michelle Abreu Director
 Juan Alcalde  photo Juan Alcalde Partner
 Luis Eduardo Aquino  photo Luis Eduardo Aquino Director
 Esperanza Cabral  photo Esperanza Cabral Partner
 Tristán Carbuccia  photo Tristán Carbuccia Senior Head
 Natachú Domínguez  photo Natachú Domínguez Senior Head
 Rebeca García  photo Rebeca García Partner
 Rebeca García  photo Rebeca García Partner
 Mónika Melo  photo Mónika Melo Partner
 Leonel Melo  photo Leonel Melo President
 Laura Piantini  photo Laura Piantini Director
 Johanna Soto  photo Johanna Soto Partner – Director
 Ana Taveras  photo Ana Taveras Director
 Laura Troncoso  photo Laura Troncoso Director
 Manuel Troncoso  photo Manuel Troncoso Partner
Partners : 7
Associates : 37
Total staff : 79
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