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Biography

Sheila Oviedo joined the firm in 2010. She has 11 years of experience practicing law and is a senior associate in the firm’s litigation team, providing assistance to the corporate Legal Consulting Department. She represents both national and international clients in connection with civil, commercial, constitutional, labor and social security,constitutional law, consumer law, aeronautical law, sports law, arbitration, among others, as well as in connection with the implementation and termination of contracts, damages claims and general litigation.

Sheila has advised international companies in their establishment in the Dominican Republic and regularly advises clients on labor laws and the rights of the parties before the termination of employment contracts, representation and distribution agreements and their eventual termination, due diligence processes, in connection with significant projects and corporate transactions.

Relevant transactions:

- Together with attorneys from the firm’s labour department, Sheila represented a leading technology and communications company in the Caribbean in a lawsuit in the Dominican Republic against its former employees alleging a breach of confidentiality agreements.

- Represented a Spanish company from tourism industry in litigation involving more than US$100 million, in order to protect their economic rights against an action which sought, among other things, the cancellation of their ownership certificates;

- Representation of baseball clubs in liability lawsuits filed by prospective players;

In 2019, Sheila was recognized as Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.

Sheila received her Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in 2010. In 2012, Sheila graduated from the Master of Business Law program at the University degli Studi di Bologna. She has attended programs and seminars on issues related to civil procedure, labor law and arbitration, among other subjects. Sheila is a member of the Dominican Bar Association and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

 

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