Pellerano & Herrera has been the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for over 25 years. The firm is typically involved in all major transactions in the country and provides advice to most international players. The firm’s multidisciplinary team of lawyers is recognised as the most comprehensive and sophisticated in the market.
Areas of practice
Banking, finance and securities: Pellerano & Herrera continues to be involved in virtually all complex finance deals in the country. The firm acts as legal counsel to lenders, underwriters and borrowers, and provides assistance to its clients on regulatory and compliance issues, covering a wide range of credit facilities.
Corporate law: Pellerano & Herrera counsels clients in all aspects of routine and complex corporate matters and assists major international companies in expanding their operations in the Dominican Republic and also represents key players in virtually every relevant transaction related to M&A, including negotiated stock purchases, asset purchases and tender offers.
Energy and bioenergy: Pellerano & Herrera has played an important role in the process of privatisation and development of the energy sector in the Dominican Republic. As counsellors to the major companies in the area, the firm has represented clients involved in the generation and distribution of electric and renewable energy projects.
Environmental law: Environmental specialists at Pellerano & Herrera provide guidance on the impact arising from ecological and environmental issues on business development and on achieving compliance with local environmental regulations. The firm assists clients in obtaining permits and licences, conducting audits and actions for the protection of natural reserves.
Intellectual property rights law: The firm’s IP team handles all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP issues. Its practice also includes media and advertising law, packaging, labelling, food and drug regulatory requirements, patents, manufacturing and distribution agreements, franchising, trade secret protection and data protection.
IT/Digital: Pellerano & Herrera is the only firm in the country that provides advice in IT law. Among its clients in this area there are such renowned companies as: Amazon, Facebook, Expedia, Booking.com and Uber.
Labour law: Clients are assisted in the planning of human resources strategies, developing methods for terminating work contracts, negotiating collective bargain agreements, application of pension and any other complementary social welfare plans or collective working agreements.
Litigation and dispute resolution: Pellerano & Herrera is involved in the country’s largest, most complex and ground-breaking cases. The firm’s expertise includes arbitration and administrative, civil, commercial, labour, tax, IP, insurance and constitutional litigation as well as cases involving multiple jurisdictions.
Mining: Pellerano & Herrera advises companies regarding regulations related to exploitation of soil in the country. Services include obtaining licenses for exploration and exploitation; preparation and negotiation of purchase or leasing agreements; advice regarding environmental regulations and governmental relations.
Real estate and tourism: The firm’s real estate team handles all aspects of real estate law, assisting its clients on issues relating to property management and leasing, hotels and resorts, construction, development, planning and land use, finance, sales and acquisitions and tax. It has extensive experience in drafting condominium rules for residential, retail and resort properties.
Telecommunications law: Pellerano & Herrera has counselled the leading companies in this highly regulated industry in project financing, securities, M&A and restructuring projects, government bidding and concessions.
Taxation: The tax team has extensive experience in all areas of tax practice. Services include auditing, tax planning and the restructuring of companies.10 John F Kennedy Avenue