FDE Legal is a firm that combines specialization with a comprehensive vision of the Law whose practice is based on experience and innovation. It was founded in 2013 by Flavio Darío Espinal, a professional with a long and vast experience in the practice of Law, academia, public service and legal advice.
The accumulation of experiences and the diversity of capacities and talents of the FDE Legal team of lawyer, place the firm in the ideal position to assist its clients in making business decisions, mitigating and managing possible legal risks in the search for answers to legal problems as well as in the development of its relations with the different State institutions.
The purpose of the firm is to provide our clients with high quality legal assistance and service responding creatively, practically and effectively to their legal problems and needs. Our goal is to be a benchmark for modern and innovative legal practice that adds value and provides advice, support and timely solutions to our clients.
The commitment of our firm will always be with a practice of law based on a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and loyalty.
FDE Legal concentrates its professional practice in the areas of Public Law, Business Law and Intellectual Property, areas of vital importance for the operation of companies and institutions in the development of their activities.
Our doors are always open to assist and serve our clients with the values that guide our actions and the motivation to give the best of ourselves at every opportunity.Show more +
Flavio was the Legal Counsel to the Executive Branch (2016-2020), Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States (2004-2009) and Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the Organization of American States (OAS) (1996-2000). In his professional career he has combined the private practice of law, academia, national and international consulting and public service. He has worked both in his private practice and from the public service in the preparation of draft legislation, regulations, international agreements and reports on relevant legal issues. He was a member of the commission of jurists appointed by the Executive Power to prepare the draft text that served as the basis for the 2010 Constitution, as well as of the commission of jurists appointed to draft a set of laws mandated by said Constitution. His main areas of practice are constitutional law, administrative law, regulatory law, public-private partnerships, corporate governance, international trade, government affairs, and alternative dispute resolution.
Law degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santiago, Dominican Republic, a master’s degree in Government from the University of Essex, England, and a PhD in Government and Public Law from the University of Virginia, United States. He also completed the Harvard Law School Program on Lawyer’s Negotiation.
Spanish, English and French.
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