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Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > The Legal 500 Rankings
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a longstanding track record in corporate, contractual and financial matters. The team focuses in particular on multi-jurisdictional transactions, but also covers a broader spectrum of matters; in addition to M&A, project finance and day-to-day corporate matters, the group is particularly active in cases regarding competition, consumer, data protection, fintech and anti-money laundering law. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio is an expert in distributorship law, foreign investment and also labour and employment matters. José Maldonado Stark's workload features energy and government procurement projects, among other areas, and Luis Heredia Valenzuela's expertise spans the aviation, mining, telecoms and tourism sectors. In the Puerto Plata office, Román Medina Diplan is noted for his contractual and tax incentives practice.
Georges Santoni Recio; Luis Heredia Valenzuela; Jose Maldonado Stark; Román Medina Diplán
‘They serve the client well, taking the time to listen to its needs and from there they collaborate in the best way.’
‘Laura Cruza and Laura Fernandez are both very good professionals.’
White Oak Global Advisors
Encina Business Credit
Canada Life Reinsurance Company
BAS Projects Corporation
JP Morgan Chase
International Executive Services Corp
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a broad litigation practice, and acts for clients in contractual disputes, notably those involving distribution issues in the Dominican Republic, fraud, tax, IP, labour and family law matters, among other areas. Life sciences, aviation, energy, real estate and telecoms are sectors in which the team is particularly active. Department head Georges Santoni Recio's practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and insurance disputes, and he is also active in alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. The firm is a member of Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Rosa Campillo Celado and Luis Heredia Valenzuela are other key contacts.
Georges Santoni Recio
‘I would highlight the seriousness, experience, security, knowledge of the market and its players.’
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Dominicana de Petróleo
Recio & Co.
New High Glass
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Arthur Jones & Compartes
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti leverages its strengths in the foreign investment, transactional and regulatory fields to assist in a range of matters in the energy sector. Combining different specialisms, the team is able to act in the evaluation, negotiation, investment, reorganisation, construction and financing of projects, including providing assistance with licences and permits. It has a particular focus on renewable energy generation, especially through solar plants, as well as conventional energy and mining projects. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio focuses on transactions, and José Maldonado Stark is especially sought out by clients in the electromechanical engineering, energy and health sectors. Román Medina Diplan is also noted.
Georges Santoni Recio; Román Medina Diplán; Jose Maldonado Stark
‘A team which is known within the Dominican market as experts in the field. The willingness to help is evident and the response times are excellent.’
‘José Maldonado Stark has demonstrated diligence, knowledge, and professionalism.’
A 'professional and ethical team with great knowledge in IP matters', Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a well-established IP department, which covers trade mark protection, regulatory matters, privacy and publicity rights, as well as patents and copyright, both in a non-contentious context and during administrative and judicial procedures. Not only does the team assist companies with their IP rights in the Dominican Republic, but also advises on international matters and in a variety of sectors, especially pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nutrition, cosmetics, consumer goods and technology. Rosa Campillo Celado leads the experienced team, which also includes Mónika Fiallo Paradas.
Rosa Campillo Celado
‘Professional and ethical team with great knowledge in IP matters.’
‘Monika Fiallo and Rosa Campillo are lawyers who show great leadership in their teams, being ethical and professionals with a great response capacity in critical moments.’
Photoshop del Caribe
Cortés Hermanos & Co.
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti assists corporate clients in a broad range of labour and employment matters. The team has longstanding expertise and particular strength in labour disputes, a line of business which runs parallel to its non-contentious focus. On the advisory side, the group particularly stands out for its in-depth knowledge of regulation and its ability to help foreign clients in setting up local subsidiaries, from the registration before local labour and social security authorities to providing advice on hiring, income tax and social security. The team is jointly led by managing partner Georges Santoni Recio and José Maldonado Stark, both of whom are also corporate lawyers.
Georges Santoni Recio; José Maldonado Stark
‘A team with high ethical and professional standards.’
‘The work area has great leadership, which allows a quick response to the different issues that may arise.’
Dominican Garden Products
Antillian Marine Shipping
Americas Marine Management Services
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has a notable track record acting in a wide variety of non-contentious real estate matters, spanning from sales and purchases, financing, development projects to trusts, due diligence and tax matters. Real estate litigation also features in the team's workload; in particular, the team's caseload includes eviction disputes, fraud investigations, inheritance matters and foreclosures. In the tourism space, the firm focuses on tax incentives under the Tourism Incentives Law of the Dominican Republic. Román Medina Diplan and Luis Heredia Valenzuela jointly head the practice.
Roman Medina Diplan; Luis Heredia Valenzuela
‘They have up-to-date and accurate information on the market, and have extensive knowledge.’
‘Availability, extensive knowledge of various fields, quality of service.’
‘Able to work with clients with multiple languages; very responsive and attentive; aware of clients’ needs and attention to making sure they are updated on progress of the case.’
ICAS Ingenieros Constructores & Asociados
Recio & Co.
Rising Bay Investments
Nizao Capital 4 Enterprises
Dominican Republic > Tax Tier 3
Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is known for assisting local and foreign clients with matters relating to tax compliance and personal and corporate income tax, among other areas. The key practitioners in the team include José Maldonado Stark, whose main area of activity is in corporate transactions; Luis Heredia Valenzuela, who is particularly appreciated among clients in the mining sector; managing partner Georges Santoni Recio; and Ariel Jáquez Núñez, who is also noted in the tax space. The firm is a member of BLITA International, a global association of independent tax advisory firms specialised in all areas of taxation, accounting and business consultancy services.
Georges Santoni Recio; Luis Heredia Valenzuela; Jose Maldonado Stark; Ariel Jaquez Nuñez
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.
Competition law: RV&HB offers services of the highest quality standard to its clients in comprehensive preventive advice, defense of competition rights, and the design and implementation of business compliance plans to prevent and mitigate risks of investigations for alleged anti-competitive practices (antitrust compliance).
We represent our clients in the courts of justice and before the market regulatory bodies (Procompetencia, Indotel, and Superintendencia de Electricidad) to defend their rights to free enterprise, stop the abuse of dominant position and unfair competition. We have the merit of having contributed motions that have become judicial precedents dictated by the high courts of 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.
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|Energy and renewable energy/environment||Jose Maldonado Starkfirstname.lastname@example.org||809-535-9511|
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|Intellectual property||Rosa Campillo Celadoemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
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|Public procurement||Jose Maldonado Starkemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
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|Real estate and tourism||Roman Medina Diplanemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
|Tax||Jose Maldonado Starkfirstname.lastname@example.org||809-535-9511|
|Tax||Luis Heredia Valenzuelaemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
|Competition Law||Angelica Noboa Paganfirstname.lastname@example.org||809-535-9511|
|International trade||Angelica Noboa Paganemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
|Commercial arbitration||Angelica Noboa Paganfirstname.lastname@example.org||809-535-9511|
|Telecommunications||Angelica Noboa Paganemail@example.com||809-535-9511|
|Mr Joan Batista Molina||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Rosa Campillo Celado||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Laura Cruz Felix||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Laura Fernandez-Peix||Senior attorney and coordinator of the corporate department of Russin, Vecchi &…||View Profile|
|Ms Monika Fiallo Paradas||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Luis Heredia Valenzuela||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Sekira Hernandez Diaz||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Ariel Jaquez Nuñez||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Jose Maldonado Stark||Partner||View Profile|
|Angelica Noboa Pagan||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Joan Peignand Muñiz||Intern Lawyer||View Profile|
|Rossibeth Ramirez Gomez||Intern Lawyer||View Profile|
|Ms Alanna Román Abreu||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Jonathan Russin||Of Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Georges Santoni Recio||Managing Partner||View Profile|