About the Firm
Pellerano & Herrera has been the leading law firm in the country for more than twenty five years. The firm has represented parties in virtually all of the country’s major business transactions and projects and it regularly provides advice to prominent international companies and entities that are interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic or investing in local companies, as well as in corporate restructuring projects of ongoing businesses in the country. Pellerano & Herrera has the most complete and multidisciplinary team of lawyers in the country, with vast experience in more areas of practice than any other firm in the country.
Pellerano & Herrera is recognized for providing pragmatic and constructive legal advice to its clients, always striving to add value in the process of meeting their business goals. Pellerano & Herrera is committed to innovation and to the application of best practices, and the firm’s attorneys focus on identifying new opportunities for its clients and designing legal strategies accordingly. The firm adopts a “green” office policy, aimed at minimizing its impact on the environment.
Pellerano & Herrera regularly advises international clients on transactions involving acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance, and tax planning, among other matters. It also advises multinational companies and other clients on the process of entering the Dominican market in a wide range of industries. The firm has well-known corporate finance and capital market practice and has successfully participated in bond issuance, LBOs and project finance transactions that have allowed the entrance of highly recognized companies to the Dominican market.
Moreover, Pellerano & Herrera has a strong and successful litigation practice – considered one of the best in the country – with vast experience in sophisticated civil and commercial lawsuits, civil rights actions, issues of constitutional law, alternative dispute resolution, business, insurance, and intellectual property litigation. The firm is responsible for the setting of important precedent such as the first invocation of Amparo remedy for the first time in the country and the elimination of the Solve et Repete obligation on tax matters.
Attorneys at Pellerano & Herrera regularly perform pro bono work for those who seek to improve the educational standards and general welfare of their community, the country, and the world in general. Attorneys at the firm also pursue significant pro bono work aimed at the protection of civil rights in the Dominican Republic, such as freedom of the press, the right to information and freedom of expression.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Antitrust and Unfair Competition; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Copyrights; Corporate; Dealership and Distribution; Dispute Resolution; Energy; Environmental Law; Family Law; Franchising; Government; Immigration; Infrastructure; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Agreements; Labor and Social Security; Litigation; Maritime; Mergers and Acquisitions; Mining; Oil and Gas; Patents; Project and Structured Finance; Real Estate; Sports Law; Sustainable Development; Taxation; Telecommunications; Tourism; Transportation.
Pellerano & Herrera is the exclusive Dominican law firm member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The firm’s membership to Lex Mundi, which has member firms in more than 100 countries, provides a global reach and access to legal resources that enhance the firm’s ability to serve its clients’ needs around the world.
Pellerano & Herrera is also part of important networks and specialized associations focused on taxation, corporate, labor, environment and intellectual property practice, such as World Services Group, Club de Abogados, Islamic Finance Lawyer, and Legal Sector Alliance.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Pellerano & Herrera is the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic. We are the first and only law firm in Central America and in the Caribbean that has been awarded the world’s most important legal industry award – “Law Firm of the Year” for four times - 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. We have been named “Law Firm of the Year” of the Dominican Republic by the prestigious British ranking firm Chambers & Partners, according to client interviews.
Awards and honors that we recently have received include:
- “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
- “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
- Top Ranked “Leading Firm” by Chambers Latin America Guide
2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
- “Leading Firm” in the Dominican Republic by Latin Lawyer
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
- “Top Tier Firm” by The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000)
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- “Top Tier Firm” by the Legal 500 Guide
2012, 2013, 2014
- “Most Admired Law Firm” in the Dominican Republic in the “Most Admired Companies” ranking by Revista Mercado, the most prestigious Dominican business magazine
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- “Best company to work for” by Revista Mercado, the most prestigious Dominican business magazine
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- “Topbrand” of the Dominican Republic by Superbrands UK
- “Largest Law Firm in the Dominican Republic” by Marcasur, the most highly-regarded intellectual property publication in Latin America