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Pellerano & Herrera increases partner count by 60%

Pellerano & Herrera increases partner count by 60%

12 February 2019

The Dominican Republic’s Pellerano & Herrera has promoted three associates to partner, strengthening key practice areas and establishing a rare partnership where more than half the top rank are women.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

The missing piece of the puzzle

The missing piece of the puzzle

25 January 2019

Partner participation in pro bono is still low, despite clearing houses’ best efforts to get the senior level of law firms involved. While firms can still make a big contribution to pro bono without partner involvement, the fact remains the partnership holds the power to effect institutional change necessary to increase the volume of work done.

Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

Pellerano & Herrera severs links with top partner

Pellerano & Herrera severs links with top partner

14 December 2018

Top-tier Dominican firm Pellerano & Herrera has cut ties with senior partner Luis Rafael Pellerano, who has reportedly left to found his own firm.

Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez: 7 September 1928 – 3 November 2018

Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez: 7 September 1928 – 3 November 2018

21 November 2018

Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez, the co-founder of Dominican firm Pellerano & Herrera and the first executive director of the National School of Judges, has died at the age of 91.

EY Law offers more than tax in DR following hires

EY Law offers more than tax in DR following hires

16 November 2018

EY Law has bolstered its office in the Dominican Republic, recruiting five lawyers from a local firm to complement its existing tax team.

Edwards Lifesciences purchases plant from Pfizer in DR

14 November 2018

Dominican firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped US healthcare company Edwards Lifesciences acquire a medical manufacturing plant.

Chile’s PPU and Morales & Besa top Spanish America debt capital markets tables

Chile’s PPU and Morales & Besa top Spanish America debt capital markets tables

07 November 2018

Chilean law firms Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) and Morales & Besa helped Latin American companies raise the largest sums in debt capital markets transactions that took place outside Brazil between July and September, while Clifford Chance LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP were the international firms that closed the highest number of debt issuances.

Jamaican billionaire’s claim over Dominican landfill begins

Jamaican billionaire’s claim over Dominican landfill begins

06 November 2018

An United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has begun hearing a Jamaican billionaire’s US$300 million treaty claim against the Dominican Republic concerning the seizure of a landfill site.