Miss Alessandra Di Carlo > Pellerano & Herrera > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Pellerano & Herrera
Dominican Republic

Work Department

Corporate, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Capital Markets, Mergers, Acqusitions, Joint Ventures, Tourism, Entertainment and Cinema


Alessandra Di Carlo joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2019 leading the Finance, Insurance and Fintech practice areas. . She has more than 12 years of experience practicing law, focusing her practice on providing advice in the areas of contracts, corporate law, banking and capital markets. Alessandra advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance, and in the entry of global companies to the Dominican market, as well as international funding for large value transactions. In addition, Alessandra represents clients in initial public offerings, and handles other financial market transactions. She has extensive experience advising various market participants both locally and internationally.



Alessandra advised Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Cervecería Nacional Dominicana (CND), the largest acquisition in the history of the Dominican Republic, for more than US$2 billion. She also advised the dealers in connection with the drafting and structuring of the financing for the construction, operation and maintenance of multiple highway projects for more than US$400 million, as well as a private U.S. equity fund in asset acquisitions in the local hotel industry, amounting to over US$150 million. She has advised initial purchasers in different bond issuances by the Dominican Republic under Rule 144A Reg-S, as well as financial institutions and companies in the private sector in transactions involving US$1 billion, US$300 million and US$100 million, respectively.



Spanish, English and Italian


Alessandra received her Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in 2006. In 2013, she graduated from the Masters in Business Law and International Litigation programs at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de España, Spain, and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and finance

The ‘extremely reliable‘ team at Pellerano & Herrera provides ‘clear and practical solutions‘ for international and domestic clients, including a number of household name companies, on a broad range of corporate matters. The department has solid capabilities in financing mandates, and is equally adept in high-value M&A, where it has an impressive track record. Recent work includes assisting Parkland Fuel Corporation with the acquisition of a 75% stake in Sol Investments, with an aggregate value of $1.21bn; Carolina Léon led on this matter. The firm also stands out for its dedicated Chinese desk, which draws on the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team to assist Chinese companies investing in the country. Managing partner Ricardo Pellerano is noted for his extensive expertise in M&A and transactional work, and Mariángela Pellerano counts project finance as a key strength. Joanna Bonnelly handles financing mandates, and Alessandra Di Carlo is very experienced in capital markets transactions.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

Pellerano & Herrera has a solid reputation for its real estate capabilities. Financing work is a core pillar of the practice; other areas of expertise include property acquisitions and disposals, and real estate-related litigation. On the tourism side, the group is very experienced in handling instructions from an established portfolio of aviation-sector clients. Managing partner Ricardo Pellerano heads the practice in conjunction with Joanna Bonnelly, who is well known for her corporate expertise, and special counsel Ramón Luciano, noted for his expertise in real estate litigation. Litigator Vitelio Mejía Ortiz handles aviation work. Carolina Léon and Alessandra Di Carlo are also key contacts.