Alejandro Peña-Prieto is the managing partner of our Santo Domingo office and leads the Latin America Practice. He counsels clients on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy, finance, taxation, government relations, contracts and regulatory issues related to doing business in the Dominican Republic. He concentrates his practice on assisting and providing strategic business counsel to US, Latin American and European investors with significant business interests in the Dominican Republic, particularly in the energy, banking and finance, real estate and hospitality and consumer products sectors.
For the past several years, Chambers and Partners has recognized Alex as one of the country’s top lawyers in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers. In 2016, they recognized the Santo Domingo office under his leadership with the Dominican Republic Client Service Award. He is listed in the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association’s approved list of Corporate/M&A Lawyers for the Dominican Republic for 2014 and in Who’s Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions 2014 as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field. He has also been recognized in Chambers Latin America since 2012, and has been included in IFLR1000 2009, The International Who’s Who of Mergers and Acquisition Lawyers 2008, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2011 Annual Compendium and LatinLawyer 250 for his work in the Dominican Republic. Moreover, for the past five years, LatinVex has included Alex in its list of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers.
Alex recently served two terms as president of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, where he has been a member since 2000, and one term as vice chair of the board of governors of the Association of American Chamber of Commerce of Latin America (AACCLA). He is also a member of the board of directors of the Association of Foreign Investment Companies of the Dominican Republic and a member of Fundación Institucionalidad y Justica (FINJUS).
From 2011 to 2013, Alex served on the board of directors of the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo. In 2010, he was appointed by presidential decree to serve as the representative of the Stock Exchange on the National Securities Council of the Dominican Republic.
He is a member of the Dominican Bar Association.