Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi has received the Dominican Republic Award for Client Service at the Chambers & Partners Latin America Awards. Squire Patton Boggs is the first global firm to receive this award and the only full-service firm among the “Amlaw 100” with a legal practice based in the Dominican Republic.
The awards are given annually to firms across the region and mark the culmination of a year-long research period conducted by Chambers, which includes thousands of interviews with leading in-house counsel. Client Service Awards are given to one firm that has demonstrated a level of commitment, service and understanding of a client’s business that “goes above and beyond” its competition in that jurisdiction. According to Chambers, the firm was praised by clients for its “strong market knowledge and excellent quality of work,” as well as its “details-focused approach.”
“We are all extremely proud of our colleagues in the Dominican Republic,” said Squire Patton Boggs Chairman and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “Their commitment to excellence and service to their clients demonstrate the values that we hold up as important across our global firm.”
“Our firm has a long history in the Dominican Republic and to receive this prestigious award is a great honor,” said Alejandro Peña-Prieto, Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs’ Santo Domingo office. “It is particularly gratifying to be the first global firm to receive this distinction, which is a reflection of our commitment to remaining closely connected to the local market, while also serving as a bridge for our client’s international business interests.”
Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi routinely handles some of the most noteworthy matters taking place in the Dominican Republic, spanning cross-border M&A, project development, bankruptcy and corporate finance transactions, particularly in the energy, banking, mining and telecommunications sectors.
The firm’s recent work includes serving as counsel on the largest merger among financial services group in the Dominican Republic, the single largest private bond issuance in the country, and serving as outside general counsel for the largest banking group in Venezuela in a major regional expansion.