Market: Dominican Republic

Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

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.

17 December 2018

Pellerano & Herrera severs links with top partner

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

14 December 2018

Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez: 7 September 1928 – 3 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.

21 November 2018

EY Law offers more than tax in DR following hires

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

16 November 2018

Edwards Lifesciences purchases plant from Pfizer in DR

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

14 November 2018

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

Featured in Deal reports 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.

07 November 2018

Jamaican billionaire’s claim over Dominican landfill begins

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.

06 November 2018

DMK renews Dominican baseball broadcast rights for client

DMK Abogados has helped Hemisphere Media renew its right to broadcast the Dominican Republic’s top league baseball games in the US following an arbitration dispute.

01 October 2018

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho top LatAm capital markets tables, Cleary and Shearman lead in international

Featured in Deal reports 2018

Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise as much as US$110 billion through more than 350 debt and equity capital markets deals during the first half of 2018, based on Latin Lawyer data.

24 September 2018

Three firms behind Dominican Republic bank merger

Canada’s Scotiabank has hired Torys LLP in Toronto and Pereyra & Asociados in Santo Domingo to buy Banco Dominicano del Progreso for US$350 million, forming one of the country’s largest banks.

11 September 2018

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