Esperanza Cabral > OMG > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Dominican Republic

Work Department

Corporate and Finance




She specializes in corporate and commercial practice, with experience in issues related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contract engineering, tax, corporate governance, finance and European Union law. As Legal Strategy Coordinator, she collaborates and supervises multidisciplinary teams.


Spanish, English and French.


International Bar Association (IBA). She also serves as an active member of the Board of Administration of the OMG Fiduciary and Director of the Master of Legal Strategy at the IOMG.


Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude (1996) and Master in Corporate Law and Economic Legislation (1998); Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, Master in European Union Law (2000); postgraduate studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2000); Senior Business Management Program (PADE) from BARNA Business School, Santo Domingo (2021).


She teaches M&A at Instituto OMG.

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Tax

With ‘extensive knowledge of international taxation and great negotiating capacity‘, OMG has an active tax practice, which focuses in particular on matters arising from corporate matters, and notably covers income tax and VAT, and tax planning projects. Leonel Melo and Esperanza Cabral coordinate the department, in which associate Ana Taveras acts as director and specialises in tax issues in various industries, including energy, infrastructure, asset management, finance, insurance, commerce and retail.

Dominican Republic > Energy and natural resources

OMG is known for advising operators in the energy and electricity sectors in connection to financial, operational, environmental, tax and regulatory matters. More specifically, the team stands out for its skills in strategic planning and the design of tax structures, with a particular focus on generation. Also of note is the firm’s assistance to clients in regulatory matters and contractual negotiations with the regulator. Acquisitions and sales of energy-related assets and financing transactions also feature in the department’s workload. Firm president Leonel Melo and legal strategy coordinator Esperanza Cabral jointly lead the team, in which Michelle Abreu also plays an important role as director.

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution

At OMG, associates Tristán Carbuccia and Natachú Domínguez are in charge of the firm’s conflict management department. Carbuccia specialises in foreclosure and collection proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, criminal, administrative and constitutional law, and Domínguez focuses on labour and civil litigation. Both lawyers are also active as arbitrators and are members of the list of arbitrators of the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo. Corporate law expert Esperanza Cabral also leads on many significant cases.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Highly regarded firm OMG is best known for assisting corporate clients on legal planning, project management and fiscal matters. In particular, the department’s strengths lie in the fields of M&A, asset management, foreign investments and free trade zones as well as production, transportation, distribution and sales contracts. Esperanza Cabral is sought out for her experience in restructuring processes, and Johanna Soto additionally covers contractual engineering, inheritance law and estate planning, while Leonel Melo is often seen advising on complex M&A and real estate projects, especially in the tourism and food and beverage sectors. Associate Laura Piantini is another key member of the team. In another development, the firm launched its Cuenta con Nosotros pro bono initiative, which provides legal advice to personnel working in the healthcare sector.

Comparative Guides

Dominican Republic: Energy – Oil & Gas November 2020 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Energy – Oil & Gas laws and regulations that may occur in Dominican Republic.