Georges Santoni Recio

Georges Santoni Recio

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Georges Santoni-Recio has worked all his professional career at RV&HB, starting as a law clerk in 1980, becoming a partner in 1990, and then managing partner in 2000, a position that he still holds. He has developed a strong practice in foreign investment law, international trade and related matters. He is also a practicing litigator, specialising in general civil and commercial litigation.

He is only one of four lawyers to have been continuously ranked as “Leading individual - Band 1 - in Corporate/Commercial” since 2003.

Georges obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in 1982 (cum laude), obtained a Certificate in United States Law & Legal Institutions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983, and a master's (DSU) in commercial law from l’Université de Droit, d’Economie et de Sciences Sociales de Paris in 1985.

He has written extensively in the fields of agency and distributorship law, foreign investment and companies law, including: “Changes in Securities Regulations; Applicability in the Privatization of State-Owned Enterprises,” for Cedempresa Law Review; “Agency and Distribution Agreements in Dominican Republic” Butterworths TreatiseLe Statut de Protection des Agents et Distributeurs, Revue St. Domingue Affaires; the Dominican chapter for the International Encyclopedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements, co-author of A practical guide for the incorporation of Dominican companies for Corporate UK and Globe Law and Business.

Georges is perfectly fluent in English and French, in addition to his native Spanish.

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