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Pellerano & Herrera

Pellerano & Herrera  

Legal Services | Dominican Republic

tel: +809 541 5200 | fax: +809 567 0773
Av. John F. Kennedy #10 | Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera's Overview

Pellerano & Herrera, the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for over 25 years, boasts a multidisciplinary team of professionals that is the most comprehensive in the country, providing personalized legal advice with the highest standards of quality to its clients.
The firm is typically involved in all major mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project financing and foreign investments in the country. Pellerano & Herrera’s lawyers also mediate the entry process for important multinational and Fortune 500 corporations to the Dominican market as well as in the international financing of high-profile operations, such as the issuance of commercial papers and bonds in both the American and European markets.
Pellerano & Herrera has a very strong and successful litigation practice with ample experience in alternative dispute resolution, business, civil and commercial lawsuits, civil rights actions, insurance, intellectual property litigation and issues of constitutional law. The firm offers a wide range of legal services to its clients in different practice areas and industries that include:

• Antitrust and Unfair Competition
• Banking and Financing
• Construction
• Copyrights
• Corporate

• Government Relations
• Immigration
• Insurance
• Intellectual Property
• International Trade
• International Agreements

• Mining
• Project and Structured Finance
• Real Estate
• Securities
• Sports Law
• Taxation

• Dealership and Distributorship • Labor and Social Security

• Telecommunications

• Franchising
• Energy and Bioenergy
• Environmental Law

• Litigation
• Maritime
• Mergers and Acquisitions

• Tourism

Its lawyers also counsel clients in estate planning, family law, retirement benefits, trust and guardianship, and wealth administration.
Pellerano & Herrera has been awarded “Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners – in four out of the past six years (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013).
Awards and honors that the firm recently has received include: Top Ranked “Leading Firm” by Chambers Latin America Guide (2009-2015), “Leading Firm” in the Dominican Republic by Latin Lawyer (2008-2014), “Top Tier Firm” by The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) 2010-2014, and “Top Tier Firm” by the Legal 500 Guide for 2014, “Most Admired Law Firm” in the Dominican Republic in the “Most Admired Companies” ranking (2010-2014) and as one of the “Best Companies to Work For” (2007-2014) by Revista Mercado, the most prestigious Dominican business magazine. “Deal of the Year 2010” in Project Finance from Latin Lawyer, for Pellerano
& Herrera’s work with Barrick Gold Corporation and the Pueblo Viejo Mine Financing (2011), “Private Equity Deal of the Year 2009” from the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) for Pellerano & Herrera’s work as legal counsel to the buyers in the acquisition of the Dominican Republic’s airports (2009) and “Top-brand” of the Dominican Republic by Superbrands U.K. for 2010 and 2013.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1952
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 35

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian


Areas of Practice
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Adoption
  • Advertising
  • Agency and Distributorship
  • Agency Law
  • Agricultural
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Credit
  • Criminal Law
  • Customs
  • Dealership
  • Distributorship Law
  • Divorce
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Estate and Trust
  • Estate Planning
  • Family and Elder
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Free Zone
  • Gaming Law
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Investments
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medicine
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Packaging
  • Patents
  • Privatization
  • Project Financing
  • Property Law
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Trade and Customs
  • Trade Investment
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wills

Pellerano & Herrera advises the global brand that has revolutionized the private transport industry in the world
Pellerano & Herrera, March 2017

Barely a year and a half after introducing its services in the scarcely regulated Dominican transportation market, Uber announced the launch of UberMOTO, a private transport service for passengers on motorcycles, under the framework of a new law that regulates the transportation of persons in the Dominican Republic. In both legal scenarios, the famous start-up from Silicon Valley was counseled by Pellerano & Herrera, the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic. The launch of this new product once again highlights the need of rapid response and adaptation to the legal frameworks in the more than 60 countries where Uber has entered, always with the support of the best local law firms...

Pellerano & Herrera Advised on US$1.2 Billion Sovereign Bond Offering
Pellerano & Herrera, January 2017

Pellerano & Herrera represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in the US$1.200 billion bond offering by the Dominican State due 2027 at a 5.95% rate. Investment bank J. P. Morgan Securities LLC served as initial purchaser and Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana as Co-Manager. Pellerano & Herrera’s team was led by partner Luis R Pellerano and Ricardo Pellerano N., associate. The sovereign bond issuance corresponds to this year’s Financing Plan, duly consigned in Law No. 690-16, which approves the General State Budget for 2017 and will serve to finance this year’s estimated deficit...

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