Journalist: Thank you for joining us today, Mr. Vega Paulino. Can you tell us about your background and experience in the legal field?

Giancarlo Vega Paulino: Thank you for having me. I am a licensed lawyer with over 20 years of experience in both public and private practice. I am a founding partner of GVP Consultores and currently serve as the President of the Dominican Institute of Municipal Law (INDODEM). I have also worked as a public servant for the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Corporation of State-owned Electricity Companies, and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and SMEs (MICM).

Journalist: You also served as the Director of Legal Affairs for the National District Municipality from 2012 to 2016. How did that experience shape your career?

Giancarlo Vega Paulino: Yes, that was a very enriching experience for me. Working for the National District Municipality gave me a deeper understanding of the legal and administrative issues facing municipalities and allowed me to develop a more practical approach to problem-solving. It also gave me the opportunity to work directly with the community and to see the impact of legal decisions on people’s lives.

Journalist: You have also taught courses in competition law and participated as a speaker in various seminars and conferences. What motivates you to share your knowledge and experience with others?

Giancarlo Vega Paulino: I believe that knowledge is meant to be shared. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with many talented and knowledgeable people who have helped me to grow and develop as a lawyer. I feel a sense of responsibility to pay that forward and to help others to develop their own skills and knowledge.

Journalist: Can you tell us about your current role as Director of Legal Affairs for the General Directorate of Special and Strategic Programs of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic?

Giancarlo Vega Paulino: Sure, in my current role, I work on legal and regulatory matters related to special and strategic programs for the President of the Dominican Republic. This includes working with various government agencies to develop and implement policies and programs to support economic and social development in the country.

Journalist: What advice would you give to young lawyers starting their careers in the legal field?

Giancarlo Vega Paulino: My advice would be to work hard, be patient, and never stop learning. The legal field is constantly evolving, and it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and trends. It is also important to be flexible and adaptable, as the legal landscape can change quickly. Finally, I would encourage young lawyers to seek out mentors and colleagues who can provide guidance and support throughout their careers.

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