Johanna Soto > OMG > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile
RAFAEL AUGUSTO SANCHEZ 86
ROBLE CORPORATE CENTER, PISO 9, PLANTINI
SANTO DOMINGO, 10148
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Corporate and Finance
Partner – Director
She specializes in corporate law and business law, especially mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, contract engineering, project financing, inheritance law, estate planning, taxes and foreign investment.
She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Graduated magna cum laude from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo (2004). She has a Masters in French and International Private Law from Université Pantheón-Assas Paris II (2006), an another one in Legal Strategy from the Instituto OMG (2017). Accredited by the Tax Association of the Dominican Republic as a Certified Tax Consultant (2012).
OMG advises a wide range of domestic and international clients on M&A, the structuring of foreign direct investments and the establishment of free trade zones, as well as commercial and regulatory matters including distribution and sales agreements and import and export issues. The firm also draws on a number of international affiliations, as part of the Legus network and the Eversheds Sutherland Latin America Alliance, to provide multi-jurisdictional services. The practice is led by firm president Leonel Melo, legal strategy co-ordinator Esperanza Cabral, who stands out for her expertise in M&A and restructurings, Johanna Soto, who advises on M&A, restructurings, foreign investments and estate planning, commercial department head Laura Piantini and senior director Gloria Gassó, who focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, including M&A and joint ventures. The practice was bolstered in August 2021 with the addition of senior consultant Melissa Valdez from Squire Patton Boggs.