Fabiola Medina Garnes is the founding Partner of Medina Garrigó. She has ample experience in the public administration and in private practice. Ms. Medina served as Head Assistant to the Chief Legal Advisor of the President of the Dominican Republic (1982-1985) and has been an Associate and Partner of renowned law firms in the Dominican Republic, during such time concentrating in the areas of Litigation, Arbitration, Administrative Law, Telecommunications Law and Tax Law. In 1992 she began a corporate career at Verizon Dominicana (today known as CLARO), the leading Telecom Company in the Dominican Republic, and became the company’s Vice-President Legal-Regulatory and as well the Secretary of its Board of Directors (1996-2005).
Ms. Medina was the Dominican member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) (2005-2012) and she is renowned as a leader in the field of arbitration in the Dominican Republic. She presided over the Center of Alternative Resolution of Controversies of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo (CRC), and currently functions as Second Vice-President of its Board of Directors. Ms. Medina is co-author of the Arbitration Regulations and the Complementary Rules of the CRC, and had a prominent participation in drafting and sanctioning Commercial Arbitration Law 489-08 and the amendment of the Arbitration Chapter in Law 50-87 on Chambers of Commerce.
In addition, Ms. Medina served as President of the Disciplinary Board of the Dominican Bar Association, the Dominican Corporate Lawyers Association (ADAE), the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (FINJUS) and the Board of Trustees of the university “Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo” (INTEC). She has been a professor for prominent universities in the Dominican Republic: “Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña” (UNPHU), “Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo” (UASD), and “Universidad Iberoamericana” (UNIBE).
Ms. Medina graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the School of Law of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU). She was bestowed Grande Distinction on her Masters of Law (LLM) in International Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, as well as Plus Grande Distinction in her paper for the doctorate candidature.
Spanish, English and French. Working knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.
Medina Garrigó Attorneys At Law:
Medina Garrigó Abogados (MGA) is a boutique law firm founded in the Dominican Republic by Fabiola Medina Garnes in 2004, under the name Medina Garnes Asociados. Since its inception, the firm has acquired extensive experience assisting clients in handling legal matters in the areas of telecommunications, administrative law, taxation, litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Additionally, following a strategy of careful and steady growth in recent years, MGA has been able to expand its law practice to include new areas of the law, thus developing a broader and comprehensive practice, with emphasis in providing services with the highest standards of quality, cost-efficiency, and focused on client-based solutions.
Most recently, MGA welcomed Marielle Garrigó as a Partner and Head of the Department of Finance and Business, in order to expand the Firm’s Finance and Business Department. Ms. Garrigó has more than 20 years of experience in corporate law, project financing, mergers and business acquisitions, finance projects and capital markets. Her addition to the firm confirms MGA’s commitment to covering all its clients’ legal needs, and has established itself as the best offer in the market in terms of experience, knowledge and dedication.
MGA has the distinction of being recognized as one of the most prominent law firms in the Dominican Republic, and this merit has beget from it flawless performance and many successful achievements handling relevant cases for clients in the private and public sector. The Firm has been also distinguished by its constant and outstanding participation in recent and important legislative processes aimed towards the creation and reform of key legislative processes, which has provided its lawyers a unique perspective into the workings of the Dominican regulatory system and its effect on business activities and transactions. However, the most meaningful accolade for MGA, is the continued trust and confidence of its clients.
The firm offers a diverse array of legal teams composed of specialists in different areas of the laws. The experience earned by our lawyers allows MGA to handle complex matters through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach that draws from all relevant sources within MGA, providing clients with efficient legal solutions that maximize the identification and management of all potential risks while minimizing costs.
What sets MGA apart from other firms in the Dominican Republic, is its core philosophy: to thoroughly know the client and become part of its business in a proactive manner, always by adding value. Our lawyers have learned during their many years of practice that taking the time to know, identify, and understand their clients’ needs, is the only way to add true value to their endeavors, whether in the context of a transaction, when providing constructive advice by taking preventive measures, or by simply keeping clients updated on the relevant local aspects of their industries.