Practice Area:
Foreign Investment, Agency and Distributorship Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration.


Georges Santoni-Recio has worked all his professional career at RV&HB, starting as a law clerk in 1980, becoming a partner in 1990, and then managing partner in 2000, position which he still holds. He has developed a strong practice in foreign investment law, international trade and related matters. He is also a practicing litigator, specializing in general civil and commercial litigation. Because of his fluency in English and French, in addition to his native Spanish, Mr. Santoni-Recio is especially well qualified to assist foreign clients in their business and litigation matters in the Dominican Republic.


Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, (LL. B., Cum Laude, 1982)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Certificate in United States Law & Legal Institutions (Summer of 1983)
L’Universite de Droit, d’Economie et de Sciences Sociales de Paris (D. S. U., Commercial Law, 1984)


Dominican Bar Association (1983) .
The International Association of Lawyers.
Board of Directors of the Center for Research and Study of Business Law.
Dominican Association of Business Lawyers.
Institutionally and Justice Foundation, Inc. (FINJUS)
Board of Directors of the Acción para la Educación Básica, Inc. (EDUCA) – dedicated to the improvement of public education in the Dominican Republic.
Board of Directors and Coordinator for Latin America of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide.
Board of Directors of the Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce.
American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, Inc. Advisor to the Senate of the Dominican Republic, Arbitrator of the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, Inc.
Dominican-Panamanian Chamber of Commerce.
Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).
Inter-American Bar Association (IABA).


Georges Santoni-Recio has written extensively in the fields of agency and distributorship law, foreign investment and companies law, including: “Changes in Securities Regulations; Applicability in the Privatization of State-Owned Enterprises,” for Cedempresa Law Review,; “Agency and Distribution Agreements in Dominican Republic” Butterworths Treatise;”Le Statut de Protection des Agents et Distributeurs, Revue St. Domingue Affaires,” ; the Dominican Chapter for the “International Encyclopedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements”, Co-author of “A practical guide for the incorporation of Dominican companies” for Corporate UK and Globe Law and Business.


English, Spanish and French.

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