OMG

Dominican Republic

Address:
Rafael Augusto Sánchez 86
Roble Corporate Center, 9th Floor
Santo Domingo, 10148
Dominican Republic

+1 809 381 0505


Key contacts:

President: Leonel Melo Guerrero
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Partner: Juan Alcalde
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Partner: Esperanza Cabral
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Partner: Rebeca García
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Partner: Mónika Melo
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Partner: Manuel Troncoso
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 44
Network memberships: LEGUS Law
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian


A leading full 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 exceptional depth of experience across a broad range of industry sectors, the firm has been at the forefront of numerous important deals and transactions, both local and international. OMG has three offices within the territory of the Dominican Republic and provides a complete range of legal services to a broad range of clients. The firm’s vast experience, combined with a groundbreaking approach to analysis and research, results in innovative solutions that meet the most specialised needs of its clients.

"It´s the best firm in the Dominican Republic. It has a multi-sector, multi-industry cross-section of experts and consultants that make the company more than a law firm"

"It´s a very organized and prepared firm, with all the new information happening on hand. It´s an excellent group of people with good skills and a willingness to give service”

"It´s always available, responsive and ready to understand the need to propose a solution"

Finance (Asset Finance, Banking, Financial restructuring, Financial services regulatory, Project finance, Structured finance/securitisation):

Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do

Rebeca García
r.garcia@omg.com.do

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do

Capital Markets
Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do 

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do
 
Competition

Luis Eduardo Aquino,
l.aquino@omg.com.do

Mónika Melo
m.melo@omg.com.do 
 
Financial Restructuring
Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do
 
Financial Services Regulatory

Yulianna Ramón,
y.ramon@omg.com.do

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do 
 
M&A
Juan Alcalde
j.alcalde@omg.com.do 

Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do 

Johanna Soto
j.soto@omg.com.do

PPP/PFI
Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do

Private Equity 

Esperanza Cabral
e.cabral@omg.com.do

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do 
 
Project Development
Juan Alcalde
j.alcalde@omg.com.do

Laura Troncoso
l.troncoso@omg.com.do 

Project Finance
Rebeca García
r.garcia@omg.com.do 

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do 
 
Real Estate Finance
Rebeca García
r.garcia@omg.com.do

Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do 

Laura Troncoso
l.troncoso@omg.com.do

Real Estate Funds
Juan Alcalde
j.alcalde@omg.com.do
 
Structured finance/securitisation
Manuel Troncoso
m.troncoso@omg.com.do

Recent transactional highlights:

  • OMG served as Dominican counsel to BNS, Citibank N.A., and Multibank in the 150 million dollar refinancing of DP World Caucedo, a marine terminal and free zone located in Punta Caucedo, Dominican Republic, that accounts for around 60% of the maritime cargo movement in the country;
  • Assisted Altice Caribbean with the merger of Altice Caribbean, S.A., previously known as Orange Dominicana, S.A., and Tricom, S.A., two leading telecommunication companies in the Dominican Republic owned by Altice Group, the multinational cable and telecommunications company, with presence in France, Israel, Belgium & Luxembourg, Portugal, French West Indies, Indian Ocean Area and Switzerland.
  • OMG assisted Putney Capital Management with the sale of 70% of equity interests in V Energy, S. A. (“V Energy”), Administración de Estaciones de Servicio, S. A. S. (ADESER) and Propiedades Industriales, S. A. (collectively the “Target Companies”), corporate vehicles primarily focused on the business of distribution of fuels and the sale of lubricants under the “Shell” brand in the Dominican Republic to TOTAL.
  • Assisting Meliá International Hotels in the design of the reorganization of its time sharing units in the Dominican Republic from a corporate and tax perspective, in order to comply with local regulation and determine efficient tax planning. 
  • Assisted Banco Dominicano del Progreso in a transaction contemplating the acquisition by The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) of up to 97.44% of the equity of Banco del Progreso. assistance included the support to Sellers in the buyer’s due diligence process, as well as the design and implementation of the fiscal and legal structure for the transaction and the negotiation and execution of the corresponding agreements. Assistance also contemplated the design and execution of the legal strategy aiming towards obtaining the applicable regulatory approvals. This transaction consolidates the 3rd and 4th largest banks of the Dominican Republic, excluding the State-owned Banco del Reservas.
  • Assistance to Grupo Rojas & Co., a leading company in the beverages industry in the Dominican Republic, in the sale to Cervecería Nacional Dominicana (CND) of its primary assets concerning the manufacture, sale and distribution of non-alcoholic, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages.
  • Assistance to Playa Hotels & Resorts in the current development of two hotels totaling 750 room oceanfront resort complex features over 1,300 square meters beachfront and a convention center, During the current phase of the project, OMG is collaborating with the contractual framework for the development and construction of the hotel as well as general consults that arise from this phase of development of the Project. 
  • Legal assistance to Putney Capital Management, Ltd.  in the merger of Haina Energy Holdings I, Caribe Energy, Ltd., Dominican Fuel Co., Ltd., CBPF Haina, Ltd., Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd. and Haina Energy Holdings II, entities that are part of the ownership structure of Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina, S.A. (“EGE Haina”), the largest power generating company in the Dominican Republic.

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