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Pellerano & Herrera inks US embassy financing

05 July 2017

Scotiabank has hired Dominican firm Pellerano & Herrera to reach a US$40 million financing arrangement with a property developer building homes for US personnel working at the US embassy in Santo Domingo.

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

04 July 2017

A Dominican government-owned fund has won damages in the second of two ICC cases launched by its private partners in two electricity utilities after their executives were accused of criminal conduct five years ago.

Cleary, Dentons and Pellerano Herrera convene for DR sovereign bond issue

29 June 2017

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's São Paulo and New York offices have helped the Dominican Republic issue bonds worth US$500 million.

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

09 June 2017

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

DR-CAFTA panel won’t split off nationality objection

DR-CAFTA panel won’t split off nationality objection

05 May 2017

The Dominican Republic has failed to persuade an UNCITRAL panel to hold a separate hearing on whether claims by two former missionaries concerning a real estate investment should be dismissed because of the claimants’ “dominant and effective” nationality.

Dominican Republic wins costs after real estate investor withdraws

Dominican Republic wins costs after real estate investor withdraws

28 April 2017

A property investor has been ordered to pay costs to the Dominican Republic after withdrawing a treaty claim against the state on the ground that conducting the arbitration in two languages was financially unviable.

Five firms forge Colombian steel JV

12 April 2017

DLA Piper LLP in Miami, New York and San Juán, Colombia’s DLA Piper Martinez Beltran and Dominican firms OMG have helped Putney Capital Management enter a joint venture with Gerdau, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, in a deal worth US$165 million.

Headrick Rizik promotes transactional and disputes lawyers

Headrick Rizik promotes transactional and disputes lawyers

11 April 2017

Dominican heavyweight Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández has promoted three lawyers to partner, strengthening its transactional and disputes capabilities and increasing its partnership by almost 40%.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Dominican Republic

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Dominican Republic

04 April 2017

Latin Lawyer’s overview of Latin America’s leading law firms, as analysed in the 19th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, continues with the Dominican Republic.