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John P. Seibel Gonzalez
Commercial Litigation, Labor,Criminal

Experience:
Successful representation of Spanish Wine Producer in Arbitral Claim against Local Rum Producer; Legal audit. And due diligence process of major local bank acquired by Canadian Banking Conglomerate; Assistance in draft and execution of all transfers of branches and loan portfolios; Advice in connection to provision of 90 Million USD in Guarantees to local hotels corporate group; Representation of commercial bank in several lawsuits by former shareholders.

Professional background:
Steel Hector Davis Peña Prieto & Gamundi Ltd., 2004-2005; Grisolía & Bobadilla, 2000-2004; Gómez Acebo & Pombo, Spain, 2002; Pellerano & Herrera, 1999-2000.

Education:
Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain, Master in Commercial Law, 2002; Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Postgraduate studies in Labor Law, 2001; Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, L.L.B. Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep., 2000.

Admissions:
Dominican Republic, 2002

Cesar R. Dargam Espaillat
Corporate, Banking, Foreign Investment, Telecommunications

Experience:
Representation of major tobacco industry in bidding process for capitalization of the stated-owned tabacco company. Advised major electricity provider from the US regarding the installation of a 300MW generation Plant; Has advised several Major League Baseball teams in incorporating and operating in the Dominican Republic; assisted for development of major tourism projects in their instalation and operation in Dominican Republic. Advised prominent international banks and financial institutions in public and private private project finance in the country.

Professional background:
Pellerano & Herrera, 1998-2006

Education:
Universite Pantheon-Assas, Paris 2, Paris, France, Master in French and European Law and International Business, 2001; Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, L.L.B., 1999 .

Admissions:
Dominican Republic, 1999.
Dominican Republic, 2000

Armando Paíno Henriquez
Corporate, Tax, Labor, Real Estate

Experience:
Represented Central Bank of the DR in legal audit., process of one of the major banking institutions in the Dominican Republic; Advised a Fortune 500 Corporation of the Oil Industry in execution of Joint Venture with local investors; Participation in several multimillion dollars project financings.

Professional background:
Hector Davis Peña Prieto & Gamundi, associate, 2003-2005; Pellerano & Herrera, 1999-2000; Russin Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Law Clerk 1998-1999

Education:
Manchester University, LL.M International Business Law, Manchester, England, 2000-2001; Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. LL.B., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1999.

Admissions:
Dominican Republic, 2000

Marco A. Herrera Beato
Litigation, International Arbitration, Corporate, Banking

Experience:
Assisted in the representation of International construction firm in complex international arbitration concerning multi-million dollar “EPC” contracts and “design/build” contracts in the U.S. and abroad; Represented an International financial group in the acquisition of a commercial bank in the Dominican Republic, including supervision and execution of all the share purchase agreements involved in transaction; Represented major energy provider in finance transaction provided by pool of financial institutions for the development of energy generation project in the Dominican Republic; expertise in legal opinions for transaction closings.

Professional background:
Steel Hector Davis Peña Prieto & Gamundi Ltd., 2000 – 2005; Law Offices of Dr. Manuel María Miniño Rodríguez, 1998-1999; Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic, 1997-1998

Education:
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, Master in International Banking Law, LL.M., 2000; Universidad Iberoamericana, L.L.B., cum laude, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1999. Admissions Dominican Republic, 1999; New York, 2005.

Admissions:
Dominican Republic, 1999
New York, 2005