Firm Profile > Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti
Dominican Republic

Intellectual property Tier 2

The 'excellent' team at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is adept at advising on non-contentious and contentious IP matters, and has solid expertise in assisting with Cuba-related mandates. The group has been kept particularly busy handling trade mark litigation recently: practice head Rosa Campillo Celado is acting for Taiff - Daihatsu Industria e Comercio de Moveis e Aparelhos Eletricos in a trade mark infringement case. Mónika Fiallo Paradas is noted for her expertise in the pharmaceutical sector.

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The team from Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is excellent, extremely professional and knowledgeable‘.

Key clients

Taiff – Daihatsu Industria e Comercio de Moveis e Aparelhos Eletricos Ltda

Goya Foods Inc.

Photoshop del Caribe SRL

Mead Johnson Nutrition, S.A.

Car-Freshner Corp

Platinum Equity

Cortes Hermanos & Co.

Monin Inc


Corporate and finance Tier 3

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is commended for providing 'timely, in-depth corporate advice' to clients in the energy, banking, technology and healthcare sectors, among others. The practice is well known for its solid track record in cross-border finance and corporate matters. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio heads the department in conjunction with José Maldonado Stark, who is very experienced in international project finance; Luis Heredia Valenzuela, who is noted for his expertise in contractual matters for mining, telecoms and agribusiness companies; and Puerto Plata-based Román Medina Diplan. Ariel Jáquez Núñez, who made partner in 2019, is also a name to note.


They provide timely, in-depth corporate advice‘.

A multi-disciplinary team‘.

Ariel Jáquez Nuñez is exceptional; prompt and thorough‘.

Key clients


Platinum Equity

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC

Encina Business Credit

Siemens Mobility, SRL

Prizm Global Technology

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc




Money Gram

American Baseball Imaging

Chinola LLC

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Counting contractual and tax disputes among its key areas of expertise, Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti's litigation practice is equipped to represent clients in the engineering, food, pharmaceutical, real estate and energy sectors in a broad range of contentious matters. Practice head Georges Santoni Recio is defending Bayer in an ongoing contractual dispute against agricultural company AgroAvance. Senior associate Manuel Conde Cabrera is the litigation department co-ordinator. José Maldonado Stark handles administrative and commercial litigation, while Luis Heredia Valenzuela stands out for his strength in insurance litigation. Associate Sekira Hernández Díaz is also noted.

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Key clients

Robert Bosch GmbH

Bayer, SA

Mead Johnson Nutrition, S.A.

Dominicana de Petróleo


Gulf Trading, LLC

Labour and employment Tier 3

Georges Santoni Recio leads the practice at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, which is 'knowledgeable about regulatory matters'; outsourcing agreements, labour disputes and contracts-related work are also prominent in the group's recent workload. José Maldonado Stark and Ariel Jáquez Núñez are also key contacts, as is senior associate Yissel De León Burgos, who joined from an in-house role in 2019 and draws on previous experience as a labour law judge.

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The team is professional and knowledgeable about regulatory matters‘.

Key clients

Dominican Garden Products Inc.

Senosiain Laboratorios

Renaissance Partners

Siemens Mobility S.R.L.

Acquire BPO

Pfizer Dominicana, SRL

Movix Republic Dominicana, SRL


Saint George Education Complex, S.A.


Cortes Hermanos

Fresenius Medical Care Dominicana, SRL

Real estate and tourism Tier 4

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti's department has established strength in development work, land and property transactions, construction mandates and due diligence, and is also adept at handling real estate-related disputes. Puerto Plata-based Román Medina Diplan heads the department in conjunction with Luis Heredia Valenzuela, who is based in the Santo Domingo office. José Maldonado Stark acts for international and domestic investors, and also assists real estate developers with transactions. Associates Ana María Frías and Pierina Poloney, both based in the Puerto Plata office, are also noted.

Key clients

Edwards Lifesciences

Kiliç Deniz Ürünleri A.Ş.

Almacenes Sema, S. A




Inversiones El Corel, S.R.L

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Joan Batista Molina  photo Mr Joan Batista Molina Associate
Mrs Rosa Campillo Celado  photo Mrs Rosa Campillo Celado Partner
Mrs Laura Cruz Felix  photo Mrs Laura Cruz Felix Associate
Mrs Laura Fernandez-Peix  photo Mrs Laura Fernandez-Peix Associate
Ms Monika Fiallo Paradas photo Ms Monika Fiallo Paradas Partner
Mr Luis Heredia Valenzuela  photo Mr Luis Heredia Valenzuela Partner
Ms Sekira Hernandez Diaz  photo Ms Sekira Hernandez Diaz Associate
Mr Ariel Jaquez Nuñez photo Mr Ariel Jaquez Nuñez Partner
Mr Jose Maldonado Stark  photo Mr Jose Maldonado Stark Partner
Mr Joan Peignand Muñiz  photo Mr Joan Peignand Muñiz Intern Lawyer
Mr Victor Redondo Menicucci  photo Mr Victor Redondo Menicucci Intern Lawyer
Ms Alanna Román Abreu  photo Ms Alanna Román Abreu Associate
Mr Jonathan Russin  photo Mr Jonathan Russin Of Counsel
Mr Georges Santoni Recio  photo Mr Georges Santoni Recio Managing Partner
Other fee-earners : 16
Total staff : 46
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