Profile

Laura Bobea Escoto joined Medina Garnes Abogados in 2010, and she´s currently a Senior Associate at MGA. Before joining the firm, Laura worked as Associate for two of the most well-known firms in the Dominican Republic: Castillo y Castillo (2006-2010) and Biaggi & Messina (2004-2005). Ms. Bobea has significant experience in different areas, especially in corporate law, taxes, labor, foreign investment, banking and real estate, focusing her practice in mergers and acquisitions, financing projects, big real estate projects, and offering general advice to foreign investors in their investments in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Bobea was part of the team of lawyers advising clients in the 3 largest telecom transactions since 2005 valued in $44MM, US$300MM and $1 billion. She also acted as legal counsel in the 2012 merger between two telecommunications companies in the country. She also advised the nation’s bank in reviewing legal paperwork for a syndicated loan of $6.41 MM whose funds were used in the construction of a toll road 267 kilometers outside of Santo Domingo. Laura Bobea is part of the roster of arbitrators of the Center of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo and a member of the Bar Association of the Dominican Republic.

Education

  • Masters of Law (LLM) in Corporate and Economic Regulations, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Recinto Santo Tomás de Aquino -PUCMM-, 2006
  • Masters in Legal and Tax Consultancy, Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración –EADA, 2004
  • Bachelors Degree in Law, Cum Laude, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra –PUCMM-, Cum Laude, 2003

Language

Fluent in Spanish and English. Intermediate knowledge of French.