Pellerano & Herrera

Legal Services | Dominican Republic
tel: +809 541 5200 | fax: +809 567 0773
1019 Abraham Lincoln Ave. | Edificio Federico Pagés Moré, 5th floor | Santo Domingo | 23100 | Dominican Republic

Main Contacts

Ricardo Pellerano

Managing Partner


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Pellerano & Herrera, the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for over 30 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
- Government Relations
- Immigration
- Insurance
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade
- International Agreements
- Mining
- Project and Structured Finance
- Real Estate
- Securities
- Sports Law
- Taxation
- Dealership and Distributorship
- Labor and Social Security
- Telecommunications
- Franchising
- Energy and Bioenergy
- Environmental Law
- Litigation
- Maritime
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Tourism

Pellerano & Herrera has been awarded Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners for six times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017).

Awards and honors that the firm recently has received include: Top Ranked Leading Firm by Chambers Latin America Guide (2009-2019), Leading Firm in the Dominican Republic by Latin Lawyer (2008-2019), Top Tier Firm by The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) 2010-2019, and Top Tier Firm by the Legal 500 Guide (2012- 2019), Most Admired Law Firm in the Dominican Republic in the Most Admired Companies ranking (2010-2018) and as one of the Best Companies to Work For (2007-2018) by Revista Mercado, the most prestigious Dominican business magazine; Sovereign Liability Management of the Year 2015 by LatinFinance Deals of the Year Awards. Pellerano & Herrera assisted underwriters in the bond offering of the Dominican state; Deal of the Year 2010 in Project Finance from Latin Lawyer, for Pellerano & Herreras 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 & Herreras work as legal counsel to the buyers in the acquisition of the Dominican Republic airports (2009) and Top-brand of the Dominican Republic by Superbrands U.K. for 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Year this Office was Established: 1952
Lawyers Worldwide: 120
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian


Areas of Practice





Natalia  Villanueva

Natalia Villanueva

Felix  Fernandez

Felix Fernandez

Senior Associate


UPDATE: An Employer's Guide in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 12, 2020, in view that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a Pandemic, we published a Guide for employer including different scenarios that may occur in the labor aspect. After its publication, the governmental authorities have adopted various measures related to labor matters aimed to prevent the spread of the virus and to secure employment.   In this sense, please see below an update of the aforementioned Guide taking into account such measures for purposes of assisting employers in the decision to be taken in these times of global uncertainty...

An Employer's Guide in Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a Pandemic, which implies that it not only represents a problem for the countries affected by the epidemic, but that all the countries that make up the WHO must start applying preventive and responsive measures in case of increase in cases of this virus. Dominican Republic is no exception...

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Pellerano & Herrera Announces Promotion of New Partner

Pellerano & Herrera announced the promotion of senior associate Caroline Bonó as new partner of the firm. The promotion consolidates a vigorous team of 8 partners, of which 5 are women, reinforcing the firm’s continued support for female leadership in the Dominican legal industry. Caroline joined Pellerano & Herrera in 2017, year from which she leads the firm's tax practice. She has over 13 years of experience in legal practice focusing on tax, corporate, regulatory and labor law...

Pellerano & Herrera Counsels Underwriters in €2.8 Billion Altice Bond Offering

Pellerano & Herrera acted as local counsel to the underwriters in a €2.8 billion bond offering of Altice Financing, S.A.. The legal team was led by partner Carolina León and senior associate María Montero. The firm’s work included the review of the purchase agreement, Offering Memorandum Disclosures, relevant diligence documents, and Indenture, as well as general legal assistance for the closing of the local deal. In this transaction, Altice Europe N.V. successfully priced and allocated €2.8 billion of new Senior Secured Notes at Altice International following significant excess demand: - €2...

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