The Santo Domingo office of Squire Patton Boggs received a top practice ranking in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate guide, with three lawyers recognized as “leading lawyers.” Lawyers selected as “leading lawyers” have demonstrated themselves to be among the leading and most innovative individuals in their respective markets and possess an impressive track record of energy and infrastructure transactions.
The Santo Domingo office received Tier 2 ranking in the category of “Financial and Corporate,” with IFLR1000 remarking that the firm remains “an active and well-regarded player in the legal market.”
IFLR1000 highlighted major transactions from the past year, including the firm’s participation in the largest deal to date in the Dominican Republic’s financial sector with its representation of the principal shareholders of Banco León in its successful integration with Centro Financiero BHD, valued at approximately US$5.5 billion. Other notable deals include advising Dominican Power Partners on a US$260M power generation facility; representing CCI Puesto de Bolsa in obtaining the approvals for the country’s first IPO, and advising Caterpillar Financial Services and Caterpillar Credito on the acquisition of heavy equipment in the Dominican Republic.
Squire Patton Boggs “leading lawyers” featured in this year’s guide, include:
- Awilda Alcantara Bourdier
- Alejandro Peña Prieto
- Pedro Gamundi
This is the latest in a series of accolades the Santo Domingo office of Squire Patton Boggs has received. Legal 500 Latin America 2015 recognized the office as a leading, tier 1 corporate and finance law firm in the Dominican Republic, and as a recommended law firm in the fields of dispute resolution and real estate and tourism. The 2016 edition of Chambers Latin America has ranked the Santo Domingo office in Band 1 for the “Corporate/Commercial” and “Labor & Employment” categories, and highly ranked the office in the “Real Estate & Tourism” category. Latinvex, a leading Latin America business publication, has named Squire Patton Boggs as one of the top 50 international law firms in Latin America, and among the region’s top 10 law firms in both Energy and Litigation.