Firm Profile > Medina Garrigó Abogados > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Medina Garrigó Abogados
Dominican Republic

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Medina Garrigó Abogados' contentious practice is led by Fabiola Medina, 'one of the most intelligent lawyers in the country' and an expert arbitrator. The department is highly regarded for its strength in white-collar criminal law, administrative, constitutional and antitrust litigation, and international and domestic arbitration. Medina and the 'dedicated' Jesús Francos, who is well known for his administrative law expertise, are representing ARS Universal in an antitrust investigation launched by competition authority ProCompetencia regarding alleged abuse of dominance. Luz Díaz is a key contact for white-collar crime cases. Other clients include Worldwide Seguros, Corporación Minera, Grupo Ramos and César Iglesias.

Corporate and finance Tier 2

Name partner Marielle Garrigó leads the corporate practice at Medina Garrigó Abogados, which counts M&A, project finance and corporate finance as key capabilities. The firm is also adept at acting as local counsel to US-based clients acquiring local entities, and assisting foreign and domestic companies with regulatory work. Recent mandates saw Garrigó and Laura Bobea advise Austrian company Doppelmayr on the public procurement procedure organised by La Barquita Development Unit for the design and construction of Santo Domingo's second cable car line. The pair also assisted Compañía de Electricidad de Puerto Plata (CEPP) with the development of a renewable energy park in the Dominican Republic.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Jiménez Cruz Peña's founding partner Marcos Peña Rodríguez is  recommended for investor-state arbitration and commercial disputes. Fabiola Medina Garnes at Medina Garrigó Abogados is 'an excellent all-round dispute  resolution attorney', while Jesús Francos is 'always ahead in every matter or situation' and is 'very adaptable and personable'. At Bobadilla AbogadosAndrés Emilio Bobadilla Fernández has notable expertise in representing high-net-worth individuals and companies in arbitration proceedings; he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. Luis Pereyra at Pereyra & Asociados is also a key name to note.


Medina Garrigo Abogados (MGA) is a law firm founded in the Dominican Republic by Fabiola Medina Garnes and has been serving its clients, originally as Medina Garnes Abogados, since 2004. Since its inception, the firm has practiced and now boasts substantial experience in handling legal matters in the areas of telecommunications, administrative law, competition and taxation, as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Through careful and steady growth, MGA has built a law practice with the highest standards of quality, cost-efficiency, and client-based solutions. In 2014 MGA welcomed Marielle Garrigo as a partner, with more than 20 years of experience in corporate law and project financing, in order to expand the firm’s finance and business department.

The firm is proud to be recognized as one of the most prominent law firms in the Dominican Republic. This recognition is the result of its flawless performance and successful results in handling many relevant cases, for clients in both private and public sectors. The firm is also distinguished by its constant and outstanding participation in recent and important legislative processes towards the creation and reform of important legal statutes, which has given its lawyers a unique perspective into the workings of the Dominican regulatory system and its effect on business activities and transactions. However, the most meaningful accolade for MGA, is the continued trust and confidence of its clients.

The experience earned by its partners and associates in different specialized practice areas has allowed MGA to create teams able to handle complex matters and to actively participate in multidisciplinary working groups, capable of providing clients comprehensive solutions while identifying and managing all potential risks related to the transactions involved or their businesses in general.

What sets MGA apart from other firms in the Dominican Republic is its core philosophy: to thoroughly know the client and its business in order to proactively anticipate their needs and the most efficient ways to solve them. The firm’s team is keenly aware that taking the time to learn about the client’s industry, from all perspectives, is how you add value to the advice required, whether in the context of a transaction or not, and is how you are able to keep clients updated on relevant information under local jurisdictions.

The firm’s key clients include leading companies, national and international, in the telecommunications, commercial, distribution, financial and manufacturing industries, such as Claro, Pernod Ricard, the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, IFC, Smurfit Kappa and state agencies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Capital markets
Real estate
Labor and employment
Intellectual property
Alternative dispute resolution (arbitration)
Administrative and regulatory
White-collar litigation
Competition and consumer protection
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luz Díaz  photo Luz Díaz
 Jesús Francos  photo Jesús Francos
 Marielle Garrigó  photo Marielle Garrigó
 Fabiola Medina Garnes  photo Fabiola Medina Garnes
 Arístides Trejo Liranzo  photo Arístides Trejo Liranzo
Other fee-earners : 6
Total staff : 14
Partners : 5