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Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > The Legal 500 Rankings
Corporate and finance Tier 3
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti counts multi-jurisdictional corporate and finance work as a core strength. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio assisted Platinum Equity with its $2.1bn acquisition of diagnostic systems manufacturer LifeScan from Johnson & Johnson. José Maldonado Stark garners praise for his 'great knowledge'; he is advising Siemens on all aspects of the Santo Domingo Metro transportation project, for which the client is the main supplier. Luis Heredia Valenzuela, Roman Medina Diplan in Puerto Plata, and Ariel Jaquez Nuñez are also key contacts. Monica Villafaña left to join Ulises Cabrera Abogados in March 2019.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is noted for its strong capabilities in tax litigation and contractual disputes, although the group is also adept at assisting clients from a broad spectrum of sectors with a wide range of contentious matters. Georges Santoni Recio represents Bayer in a contractual dispute against agricultural company AgroAvance and Rosa Campillo Celado acted for Senosiain Laboratorios in a labour litigation case. José Maldonado Stark and Luis Heredia Valenzuela are key contacts, while senior associate Manuel Conde Cabrera is the litigation department co-ordinator.
Intellectual property Tier 3
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti handles a range of contentious and non-contentious mandates regarding trade marks, industrial designs, and copyright matters. Rosa Campillo Celado and Mónika Fiallo Paradas, who was promoted to partner in February 2019, are the key contacts. The group is strong in handling instructions from the pharmaceutical industry: recent work includes assisting Novo Nordisk, Puerto Rico Hospital Supply and Labtest Diagnóstica with trade mark and sanitary registrations in compliance with medical and diagnostic equipment regulations in the Dominican Republic. The practice also handles matters pertaining to Cuba.
Real estate and tourism Tier 4
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a solid reputation for its real estate capabilities, handling land and property transactions, development, and construction mandates. Other areas of expertise include due diligence, litigation and regularisation. José Maldonado Stark is advising Turkish multinational Kiliç Deniz Urunleri Uretimi Ihracat Ithalat Ve Ticaret on setting up a production and processing plant and mariculture project in the Dominican Republic, and is assisting Edwards Lifesciences with its purchase of a property to develop a manufacturing plant. In Puerto Plata, Román Medina Diplan advises on tourism project developments.
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > Firm Profile
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti (RV&HB) is the Dominican Republic office of Russin & Vecchi, an international law firm with an established presence in Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. It was founded in 1969 and has a team of professional multilingual lawyers that specializes in all areas of commercial law.
RVHB is a law firm with a global vision of the practice of law, committed to the excellence in service, innovation and high ethical standards. The firm has contributed significantly to the reform and legislative modernization of the Dominican Republic.
The firm is Meritas’ sole representative in the Dominican Republic, a globally recognized association of independent lawyers and is a member of several other associations including BLITA, INTA and L2B, among others.
Types of work undertaken
Agency and distributorship: RV&HB represents companies providing goods and services to Dominican economy in the negotiation and termination of agreements in light of the stringent distributors’ protection laws in the Dominican Republic.
Banking, financing and securities: RV&HB provides advice and counsel for domestic and foreign banks and other financial institutions, and it also provides assistance regarding the regulatory framework in the Dominican Republic related to this field and stock market activities.
Business: the firm’s business department offers its national and international clients advice on the development of their activities and projects in all areas of business law of the Dominican Republic.
Civil aviation: RV&HB has a high profile in this area, providing specialized legal counsel and services with respect to the specific needs of the domestic and international aviation industry and related activities.
Corporate and commercial law: its corporate practice encompasses managing a portfolio of hundreds of Dominican and foreign trade companies, including all aspects of their social lives.
Energy and telecommunications: RV&HB has had a major role working with its clients in the modernization and reorganization of the energy and telecommunications sectors in the Dominican Republic.
Intellectual property: the firm’s IP team provides all services related to the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights which intend to preserve the acquired rights protected by legislation related to copyrights and trademarks and other distinctive signs, in the digital environment as well.
Foreign investment: RV&HB is recognized for providing optimal legal advice regarding the legal requirements and registration of foreign capital in the Dominican territory, and the legal structures under which these investments are made, including direct investments and foreign loans.
Family: the department of family law is responsible for all matters related to family and everything related to the organization of family assets, rights and duties of the spouses, as well as succession matters.
Litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration: the litigation department at RV&HB handles all areas of practice, disputes of domestic and international scope derived from the ordinary course of business.
Real estate and tourism: RV&HB has advised developers, commercial and private investors, agricultural companies, hotels and tourism projects, in complex real estate transactions.
Renewable energy: the firm advises clients in connection with matters including renewable energy, photovoltaic energy, and biodiesel fuel, as well as advice to permit clients to obtain the incentives for developing projects according to Dominican laws.
|Agency and distribution||Georges Santoni Recio|
|Civil aviation and airports||Luis Heredia Valenzuela|
|Corporate and commercial||Georges Santoni Recio|
|Energy and renewable energy/environment||Jose Maldonado Stark|
|Foreign investment||Georges Santoni Recio|
|Foreign investment||Luis Heredia Valenzuela|
|Intellectual property||Rosa Campillo Celado|
|Litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration||Georges Santoni Recio|
|Public procurement||Jose Maldonado Stark|
|Public procurement||Luis Heredia Valenzuela|
|Real estate and tourism||Roman Medina Diplan|
|Tax||Jose Maldonado Stark|
|Tax||Luis Heredia Valenzuela|
|Ms Jeanny Aristy||View Profile|
|Mrs Rosa Campillo Celado||View Profile|
|Mr Manuel Conde Cabrera||View Profile|
|Mrs Laura Cruz Felix||View Profile|
|Mrs Laura Fernandez-Peix||View Profile|
|Ms Monika Fiallo||View Profile|
|Mr Victor Garrido Reyes||View Profile|
|Mr Luis Heredia Valenzuela||View Profile|
|Ms Sekira Hernandez Diaz||View Profile|
|Mr Ariel Jaquez||View Profile|
|Mr Jose Maldonado Stark||View Profile|
|Mr Jonathan Russin||View Profile|
|Mr Georges Santoni Recio||View Profile|