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OMG

RAFAEL AUGUSTO SANCHEZ 86, ROBLE CORPORATE CENTER, PISO 9, PLANTINI, SANTO DOMINGO, 10148, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Tel:
Work +1 809 381 0505
Fax:
Fax +1 809 381 0606
Email:
Web:
www.omg.com.do
Punta Cana, Santiago, Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 1

OMG

OMG is active across all kinds of finance work, particularly for lenders and investors, and counts several private equity firms and international banks among its clients. Debt capital markets is a notable strength with recent work seeing Leonel Melo and Manuel Troncoso assist Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) with the registration of a $204m domestic bond programme. The pair also advised Citibank and Bank of Nova Scotia on their $150m refinancing of DP World Caucedo. On the corporate side, the practice handles market-leading transactional work: Melo and Esperanza Cabral, who co-lead the practice, advised Orange Dominicana on its merger with Tricom to create the $258m company Altice Dominicana. Together with international practice director Juan Alcalde, both partners advised Gerdau Metaldom on its $165m purchase of a 50% stake in Diaco. Banking and project finance expert Rebeca García and Punta Cana-based financial regulatory specialist Mónika Melo are also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Leonel Melo - OMG

Next generation lawyers

Juan Alcalde - OMG

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

OMG

Administrative and criminal litigator Tristán Carbuccia and civil and labour litigator Natachú Domínguez head the team at OMG, which handles civil, commercial and administrative litigation, and counts banking, telecoms, construction, hospitality and insurance as particularly active sectors. Founding partner Leonel Melo defended Altice in several competition proceedings as well as in a case regarding alleged violation of property rights. Melo also represented Biogen in a shareholder dispute and advised Vivus in administrative proceedings against the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights. Other key team members include Anya Rodríguez, an international specialist with arbitration experience; but senior associate Lucas Guzmán left to set up Guzmán & Molina, Abogados in January 2018. Clients include Lajun, INICIA and Banco Dominicano del Progreso.

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 2

OMG

Zoning and permits, especially for condominiums, are core strengths of OMG’s department, which is frequently active in property regularisation and due diligence. It is also experienced in real estate tax and handles construction and development for clients such as Casas del XVI. Juan Alcalde and director Laura Troncoso, who jointly head the department, advised Playa Hotels & Resorts on its acquisition of several hotel properties in Cap Cana, and on the development of two Hyatt hotels. Leonel Melo is recommended for corporate real estate: he advised Greincor RD on the creation of Vista Cana Gardens, which partnered with Hodelpa to build and operate a hotel in Bávaro, Punta Cana. Meliá Hotels International and Grupo Abicor are new clients.

Next generation lawyers

Juan Alcalde - OMG

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