Pellerano & Herrera
Member firm for Dominican Republic

Firm Overview

Pellerano & Herrera, the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for over 25 years, boasts a multidisciplinary team of professionals that is the most comprehensive in the country, providing personalized legal advice with the highest standards of quality to its clients.

The firm is typically involved in all major mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project financing and foreign investments in the country. Pellerano & Herrera’s lawyers also mediate the entry process for important multinational and Fortune 500 corporations to the Dominican market as well as in the international financing of high-profile operations, such as the issuance of commercial papers and bonds in both the American and European markets.

Pellerano & Herrera has a very strong and successful litigation practice with ample experience in alternative dispute resolution, business, civil and commercial lawsuits, civil rights actions, insurance, intellectual property litigation and issues of constitutional law. The firm offers a wide range of legal services to its clients in different practice areas and industries that include:

• Antitrust and Unfair Competition
• Banking and Financing
• Construction
• Copyrights
• Corporate
• Dealership and Distributorship
• Franchising
• Energy and Bioenergy
• Environmental Law
• Government Relations
• Immigration
• Insurance
• Intellectual Property
• International Trade
• International Agreements
• Labor and Social Security
• Litigation
• Maritime
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Mining
• Project and Structured Finance
• Real Estate
• Securities
• Sports Law
• Taxation
• Telecommunications
• Tourism

Its lawyers also counsel clients in estate planning, family law, retirement benefits, trust and guardianship, and wealth administration.

Pellerano & Herrera is the first and only law firm in Central America and in the Caribbean that has been awarded the world’s most important legal industry award – “Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners – in four out of the past five years (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013).

Awards and honors that the firm recently has received include: Top Ranked “Leading Firm” by Chambers Latin America Guide (2009-2011 and 2013), “Leading Firm” in the Dominican Republic by Latin Lawyer (2008-2012), and “Top Tier Firm” by The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) 2010-2012. It also received “Top Tier Firm” by the Legal 500 Guide for 2012, “Most Admired Law Firm” in the Dominican Republic in the “Most Admired Companies” ranking by Revista Mercado, the most prestigious Dominican business magazine (2010-2013), “Best Company to Work for” by Revista Mercado (2007-2013), “Deal of the Year 2010” in Project Finance from Latin Lawyer, for Pellerano & Herrera’s work with Barrick Gold Corporation and the Pueblo Viejo Mine Financing (2011), “Private Equity Deal of the Year 2009” from the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) for Pellerano &
Herrera’s work as legal counsel to the buyers in the acquisition of the Dominican Republic’s airports (2009) and “Top-brand” of the Dominican Republic by Superbrands U.K. for 2010 and 2013.