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Pellerano & Herrera

Vitelio Mejia Ortiz

Vitelio Mejia Ortiz

Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate and Business
  • Government
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Pellerano & Herrera
Dominican Republic

Profile
Vitelio Mejia Ortiz has over 38 years of experience as a litigation attorney. He has practiced in both civil and corporate litigation as well as in administrative law. He has participated in several important concession projects and tenders, either as counsel to licensor government agencies or advising private concessionaires. He has also advised clients in structured financing of infrastructure projects and in the transferring of concession rights. He is a recognized expert in the field of air transport and aviation law.

Education

Vitelio holds a law degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in 1979. He has been professor of Civil and Administrative Law and has taken courses in Aviation Law at the International Aviation Management Training Institute (IAMTI).
Areas of Practice

Corporate and Business | Government | Joint Ventures | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Vitelio has been a member of the Board of Directors of several important companies in the aviation, real estate, tourism, and advertising and media industries. Additionally, he has participated in the drafting and formulation of laws for the tourism and aviation sectors.

Vitelio served as permanent representative of the Dominican Republic before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and led the process in which the Dominican Republic accepted the Presidency of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) for the first time. He was also plenipotentiary representative of the Dominican Republic during the sessions in which ICAO adopted, among other transcendental decisions, the Montreal Convention which amended the Warsaw Convention.

He started his career in Dominican law firm Castillo & Castillo where he became partner, and later, in 1990, he founded Mejia, Armenteros & Abreu where he was Managing Partner until joining Pellerano & Herrera.
In 1999 he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Latin American Association of Air Space Law (ALADA), highest award conferred by this prestigious organization.

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