Mrs Sheila Oviedo > Pellerano & Herrera > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Pellerano & Herrera
Av. Abraham Lincoln 1019
Edificio Federico Pages More
5to piso
Dominican Republic

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Sheila Oviedo joined the firm in 2010. She has 11 years of experience practicing law and is a senior associate in the firm’s litigation team, providing assistance to the corporate Legal Consulting Department. She represents both national and international clients in connection with civil, commercial, constitutional, labor and social security matters as well as in connection with the implementation and termination of contracts, damages claims and general litigation.


Sheila has advised international companies in establishing a presence in the Dominican Republic and regularly advises clients regarding labor laws, representation and distribution agreements. She represents clients in due diligence matters in connection with significant projects and corporate transactions.

-Legal assistance to important companies in the Aviation industry in the Dominican Republic, protecting their interests in claims in matters of civil liability and consumer law, obtaining the recognition and execution of the Montreal Convention of 1999 by the courts of judicial order in the country.

-Representation of one of the most successful North American health and fitness club chains in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and assistance in litigation in general.

-Legal assistance to a technology platform company for networks and social media regarding the Dominican regulatory framework and its impact on the implementation of the business in the Dominican Republic.

– Counsel, in conjunction with other Litigation lawyers, Sheila represented a leading technology and communications company in the Caribbean in a lawsuit in the Dominican Republic against its former employees alleging a breach of confidentiality agreements based on the country’s competition laws; first litigation of this nature in the Dominican Republic.

– Legal assistance to leading companies in the insurance market in the Dominican Republic in highly complex civil claims, winning 97% of them.

-Advice and representation to leading companies in the field of marketing and distribution of cosmetic products, in actions of Hábeas data and litigation in constitutional matters in general.

– Represented a Spanish company from tourism industry in litigation involving more than US$100 million, in order to protect their economic rights against an action which sought, among other things, the cancellation of their ownership certificates;

– Representation of baseball clubs in liability lawsuits filed by prospective players.

In 2019 and 2020 Sheila was recognized as Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.


Spanish, English, French and Italian


Sheila is a member of the Dominican Bar Association


heila received her Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in 2010. In 2012, Sheila graduated from the Master of Business Law program at the University degli Studi di Bologna. She has attended programs and seminars on issues related to civil procedure, labor law and arbitration, among other subjects.

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution

Pellerano & Herrera‘s dispute resolution practice remains the first port of call for plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile criminal cases – something which is reflected by its representation of former Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz in ongoing criminal and civil proceedings – and also stands out for its strength in shareholder disputes, distribution-related litigation, and administrative and tax cases. At the head of the practice, Vitelio Mejía Ortiz has a wealth of experience in litigation (with significant expertise in tax and sports-related disputes) and Lucy Objío is a key name for commercial, criminal and labour litigation. Sheila Oviedo, who was promoted to partner in April 2023, and senior associate Yolemny Cruz are also skilled in the full range of litigation.

Dominican Republic > Labour and employment

Pellerano & Herrera‘s labour and employment practice is split into contentious and advisory matters; Lucy Objío leads the group’s labour litigation practice, which has a strong track record of representing prominent multinational clients in high-stakes cases, while special counsel Isabel Andrickson heads up the labour consultancy practice, covering the labour elements of M&A and corporate reorganisations, the dismissal of high-level employees and compliance. Senior associate Sheila Oviedo is also active in both individual and collective labour disputes.