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 > Tax

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.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

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.

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution

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.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

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.