Market: Dominican Republic

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04 September 2018

Keeping tabs on outside counsel

Featured in Diversity 2018

Companies across industries are making a lot of noise about the importance of promoting diversity within their businesses, but when it comes to keeping tabs on their outside counsel, little is being done, according to LACCA’s research.

31 August 2018

Are legal teams as diverse as they think?

Featured in Diversity 2018

LACCA’s first diversity survey has revealed that just over half of in-house counsel feel their legal teams are “extremely diverse” or “very diverse.” But the fact that a third of respondents say they have felt prejudice at work suggests there’s still room for improvement in making diversity a widespread reality.

03 August 2018

Familiar firms in DR’s latest sovereign offering

The Dominican Republic has retained Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and São Paulo to issue 10-year sovereign bonds worth US$1.3 billion.

30 July 2018

Ethics and compliance: Leadership’s toughest challenge?

Jed Hepworth has spent nearly 40 years working on international matters at Cargill, Inc, the biggest privately held corporation in the US, and 20 of those as Latin American general counsel. With a team of 70 professionals around the region, he reflects on the crucial role of leadership in promoting business ethics and compliance.   

27 July 2018

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America.

17 July 2018

A point of no return

In recent years, corruption has come to dominate the agenda in Latin America. As the list of companies under investigation grows, has the legal profession been complicit, and can law firms play a greater role in the fight against bribery?

23 May 2018

Blackstone gambles on Cirsa purchase

Seven firms have confirmed their role in Blackstone’s acquisition of Spanish-based gaming corporation Cirsa from the company’s founder in a cross-border deal that involved multiple Latin American jurisdictions.

15 May 2018

DR’s insolvency laws put to the test with flag carrier restructuring

Guzmán Ariza is helping Venezuela-owned Pan Am World Airways Dominicana (PAWA) restructure debts worth US$69 million under new restructuring legislation.

09 May 2018

Largest solar project in Dominican Republic gets financing

Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, D.C. and Pellerano & Herrera in Santo Domingo have advised The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) in a US$38 million refinancing granted to Taiwanese energy company, General Energy Solutions, for the development of Monte Plata Solar, the largest solar energy plant in the Dominican Republic.

24 April 2018

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