Mariangela has 14 years of experience practising law, concentrating her practice at the firm in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, trusts, mining, energy and corporate and banking law.
She has participated in highly complex business deals in the Dominican Republic. She assisted Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in the world, with the complete installation and operation of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine project. Valued at US$2.7 billion, it is the largest foreign investment project in the history of the Dominican Republic. Likewise, she served as local counsel of Barrick Gold Corporation in securing a US$1.2 billion syndicated financing for the operation of its gold mine at Pueblo Viejo, which was recognised as ‘Deal of the Year 2010’ in project financing by Latin Lawyer.
Mariangela regularly assists local and foreign banks and multilateral institutions in syndicated and private equity investments. Among other transactions, she has advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a capital investment of US$100 million for the development of renewable energy sources in the Caribbean; IFC in the US$30 million financing granted to Indomina Group the first financing granted to a film company in the Dominican Republic under the country’s Film Law; the Bank of Nova Scotia in a US$56 million loan to Sol Group for the purchase of Shell’s 340 gas pumps in the Dominican Republic; and the underwriters in connection with the issuance of sovereign bonds, most recently including an issuance of US$2.5 billion, the largest such issuance to date in the history of the Dominican Republic.