Who’s Who Legal Central America 2016 Recognizes Santo Domingo Office and Lawyers

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The 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal Central America has recognized Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi and four individual lawyers as leaders in their respective practice areas: finance; labor, employment and immigration; natural resources; and corporate.

Who's Who Legal draws from a selection process of extensive research incorporating thousands of interviews with legal practitioners, clients and in-house counsel to identify “firms and lawyers who stand out for their expertise on a global level.”

Who's Who Legal Central America recognized Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi as a “dominant force” for international financing transactions in the Dominican Republic.

The following Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi lawyers were recognized as leaders in their area(s):

  • Pedro O. Gamundi: Labor, Employment & Immigration, Finance
  • Alejandro Peña-Prieto: Natural Resources, Finance
  • Awilda M. Alcántara-Bourdier: Corporate, Finance
  • Rhina M. Martinez Brea: Finance

As noted by The Legal 500: In Labor, Employment, & Immigration, the “exceptional” Mr. Gamundi is recognized for his work on complex, cross-border labor matters that were “resolved quickly and successfully.” Sources state that they were impressed with “his methodical efficiency.”

In Natural Resources, Mr. Peña-Prieto, managing partner of the Santo Domingo office, is praised as being a “very gifted lawyer with excellent connections.” He focuses his practice on advising US, Latin American and European investors in connection with the development of energy projects in the Dominican Republic.

In Finance, the firm is lauded as the “leading player” in the Dominican Republic. With practices that focus on the structuring of financing transactions for international clients, Ms. Alcántara-Bourdier is praised for her “outstanding drafting and negotiation skills,” while Ms. Martinez Brea is noted as handling her work with “great skill.” Mr. Gamundi is regarded as a "top name" when it comes to the negotiation of international financial transactions in the Dominican Republic. Respondents deemed Mr. Peña-Prieto as a “dean of the financial bar” in the Dominican Republic.

In Corporate, Ms. Alcántara-Bourdier is recognized by multinational clients as “insightful and responsive” with regard to the structuring of their business interests and investments.

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