Firm Name: Squire Patton Boggs
Jurisdiction: Dominican Republic
Practice Area: Foreign Investment Law
Fax: +1 809 289 4924
Pedro Gamundi focuses on international commercial and financial transactions. He assists multinational clients in the structuring and placement of foreign direct investments in different sectors of the Dominican Republic’s economy and advises them while negotiating, executing and securing international financial transactions including institutional private lending, asset-based lending, project financing, bond issuances and securitizations. Pedro also advises on taxation, monetary, banking, corporate, aviation, telecommunications, energy, mining and environmental matters and assists corporate clients in cross-border reorganization and insolvency matters, and while addressing complex labor situations.
Having taught economic law and foreign investment law for a number of years at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santo Domingo, Pedro acts as coordinator of the master program in business law and international litigation jointly offered by PUCMM and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. From 1991 to 1992 he worked as a consultant to the Harvard Institute for International Development and the United Nations Development Program in the tax reform project of the Dominican Republic.
Pedro is co-author of “Dominican Republic Eases Rules for Foreigners” for The National Law Journal and “Tax and Investment in the Dominican Republic” in the Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation. He is also a co-author of “Legal Regime of Bankruptcy in the Dominican Republic,” a paper presented at a meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Pedro is listed in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers, Chambers Latin America, IFLR1000 2009 and noted in LatinLawyer 250 2012 for his work in the Dominican Republic and region-wide.
From 2000 to 2012, Pedro served as a member and then as president of the Board of Directors of Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo (FDD), a not-for-profit organization recognized as a regional pioneer in adopting micro-financing as a tool for social promotion and economic development. He is also a member of Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia (FINJUS) and the Dominican Bar Association.