Mr Luis Heredia Valenzuela > Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti
Dominican Republic

Work Department





Luis Heredia Valenzuela has participated and assisted in multiple cases and transactions in the following areas of practice: Administrative Law, Civil Aeronautics Law, Corporate, Real Estate, Tax Law, Maritime Law, Monetary Issues, Foreign Exchange and Banking Law, Insurance Law, Environmental, Mining, Telecommunications and Tourism.

He has been Involved in the negotiations, management and elaboration of documents leading to contracts and awards of mining, agro industrial and telecommunications concessions; preparation of civil and commercial documents and contracts, both local and international; drafting of Joint Venture and Investment Agreements; M & A, legal audits and opinions in corporate matters; Foreign Investments; Real Estate Matters; Legal advise and assistance in banking, monetary, tax, insurance and environmental matters to foreign entities and investors; Local and International litigation.
Mr. Valenzuela is also Legal Advisor for the Mining and Petroleum Chamber of the Dominican Republic, Inc.


Spanish and English.


Dominican Bar Association (1989)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)
Dominican Association of Business Lawyers.


University of Wisconsin (American Law and Legal Institutions, 1983)
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (LL. B., Cum Laude, 1989)
Law Center of Georgetown University (LL. M. in Common Law Studies, 1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and finance

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.

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution

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.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

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.