Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
Local law firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped Spanish power plant developer BAS Corporation invest in a US$78 million solar project in the Dominican Republic.
Ulises Cabrera Abogados in the Dominican Republic has hired a senior associate from Latin Lawyer 250 firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti as partner to lead its corporate practice.
Dominican firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped US healthcare company Edwards Lifesciences acquire a medical manufacturing plant.
The Dominican Republic is not seeing the same record level of economic growth as it has done in recent years, but it still reported a more than respectable 5% growth for 2017, a figure that looks to be sustainable for 2018.
Latin Lawyer’s 11th annual charity awards ceremony is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses, including Fundación Pro Bono in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican firm Wandelpool & Wandelpool has signed the Vance Centre’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA), committing every lawyer at the firm to at least 20 hours of free legal aid per year.
Dominican Republic lawyers have embraced new restructuring-friendly insolvency legislation, but admit the judiciary must overcome a steep learning curve to properly enforce the law in a country with no history of debtor reorganisation and where out-of-court settlements are the norm.
Today the Dominican Republic is the focus of Latin Lawyer’s overview of the region’s leading business law firms, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250 published online.
Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's pro bono survey unveiled a remarkable range of projects undertaken by Latin American law firms on a pro bono basis; from bringing about legislative reform to helping children with serious diseases, lawyers are bringing access to justice to a tremendous number of poor and marginalised people in the region. Here, we celebrate their stories and consider the different types of pro bono projects available and the impact they have on society