Firm Profile > Pereyra & Asociados > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Pereyra & Asociados
AVE. ABRAHAM LINCOLN NO. 1069
ESQ. CALLE JACINTO MANON
ENSANCHE SERRALLES
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Pereyra & Asociados' comprehensive dispute resolution offering particularly stands out in cases involving breaches of contract, damages, liability and tort, as well as criminal, family, labour, commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation. The team also showcases particular expertise in matters regarding the alleged violation of real estate ownership rights, a specialism held by both key figures Luis Miguel Pereyra, who heads up the practice, and Gregorio García. Both lawyers are highly appreciated as civil and commercial litigators, as well as arbitrators.

Practice head(s):

Luis Miguel Pereyra

Testimonials

‘Great capacity and expertise. Capacity and professionalism.’

Key clients

Aeropuerto Internacional de Bavaro

Esso Standard Oil

Eaton Corporation

Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos

Abbott Laboratories

Bacardi

Hospira Pharmaceutical

Pfizer Corporation

Ecolab – Microtek

Mondelēz International

Altice

Haina International Terminals

McDonald’s Corporation

Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao

Playa Grande Holdings

Napco Securities Group

Sanofi – Aventis

TransUnion

Hanesbrands

VF Corporation

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Menzies Aviation

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Household name companies turn to the corporate team at Pereyra & Asociados, which maintains a strong focus on M&A, as well as providing advice on all related matters, including tax, labour, contractual and regulatory issues. Banks are among the firm’s main clients; Scotiabank’s acquisition of Banco Dominicano del Progreso represents a relevant highlight of 2021. The transaction was led by founding partner and practice head Luis Miguel Pereyra, and Emma Mejía Batlle was also a key member of the team. Pereyra is highly skilled in corporate financings, joint ventures and cross-border transactions especially, and Mejía’s focus is on joint ventures, incorporations, residential real estate and licensing in the hospitality, banking, manufacturing and telecoms sectors, among others.

Practice head(s):

Luis Miguel Pereyra; Emma Mejía Batlle

Testimonials

‘Capacity and knowledge in the area, professionalism.’

Key clients

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Caribbean Property Group (CF Hotels)

McDonalds Corporation

Mondelēz International (Cadbury-Kraft)

Eaton Corporation

Starbucks Corporation

Hanes Brands

Bed Bath and Beyond

YouTube

VP Corporation (Timberland)

Industrias GAT

L’Oréal

NAPCO

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Haina International Terminals – HIT

SWA-Southwest Airlines

Dominican Republic > Labour and employment Tier 2

Pereyra & Asociados is best known for its ability to advise companies with the goal of avoiding liability for employment-related lawsuits, for its negotiation and mediation expertise as well as its work in contentious cases up to the superior courts. The team also assists clients with matters of a non-contentious nature, including contracts, union strategies, company policies and benefits. Luis Miguel Pereyra and Gregorio García are the main contacts in the team, which is a member of the international network Employment Law Alliance.

Practice head(s):

Luis Miguel Pereyra; Gregorio Garcia

Testimonials

‘The team members are differentiated by their good disposition, knowledge of the needs of the business, and speed of response.’

Key clients

V.F. Corporation

United Way

Hanesbrands

Eaton Corporation

Esso República Dominicana

Mondelēz International

B.Braun Medical

TransUnion

McDonald’s Corporation

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Napco Securities Group

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Menzies Aviation

Orange – Altice

Ecolab – Microtek

3M Dominicana

Bacardi Dominicana

Abbott

Dominican Republic > Intellectual property Tier 3

At Pereyra & Asociados, intellectual property is part of the full-service offering that the firm provides to clients. The team's main activity is in assisting corporate clients with the registration of their IP rights in the country, including copyrights, trade marks, logos and symbols, patents and industrial designs. IP due diligence, drafting of documentation and agreements and transfers are also key parts of the team's expertise. Lorena Pereyra heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Lorena Pereyra

Testimonials

‘The ability of the team is exceptional, as is the quality of the work and the delivery times. Capability for technical and global analysis of the topics covered.’

Key clients

Patrix IP Services

Behrens Laboratories

B. Braun Medical

Winkler Partners

McDonald’s Corporation

Yellow Pages – Caribe Servicios de Información

Mondelēz International

Hanesbrands

Esso República Dominicana

CF Hotels

Centromoda

Hospira – Pfizer

Microtek

Xolver

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism Tier 4

Pereyra & Asociados assists commercial brokers, real estate developers, investors and lenders in a wide spectrum of real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating transactions, permits and licences, tax incentives, as well as project financing and environmental feasibility studies. The team, led by Luis Miguel Pereyra, recently stood out for assisting a foreign bank in a tourism project on the island, which included elements of corporate real estate - Emma Mejía Batlle's specialism - M&A, mortgage issues, leases, labour matters and dispute resolution. Gregorio García focuses on real estate and tourism-related litigation. Estate planning for private clients is also covered by the firm.

Practice head(s):

Luis Miguel Pereyra

 

Over 25 years in the market have garnered Pereyra & Asociados a well earned reputation of rendering cost effective and efficient services to its clientele under the highest of ethical and quality standards. Pereyra & Asociados is a full service law firm with ample experience in assisting both foreign and domestic corporations and individuals. The law firm is a leader in the Dominican legal market, being at the forefront of complex corporate operations/transactions and high profile litigation cases with a capable team of lawyers and qualified personnel who provide the high quality and personalised services that the firm is known for, within a wide range of legal expertise.

Networks and Alliances: Pereyra & Asociados is the sole member in the Dominican Republic of Elite legal network INTERLAW, with members in around 125 cities across the globe, which are thoroughly evaluated and join by invitation only; exclusive member in the Dominican Republic of premier legal network Employment Law Alliance (ELA), “the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With leading employment, labor, and immigration attorneys in more than 120 countries, all 50 U.S. states and every Canadian province”. Firms become ELA members by invitation, “after a rigorous due-diligence process, including consultation with experienced in-house counsel, judges, current members, and industry leaders”.; and is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Areas of practice

Corporate/commercial: having deep knowledge in corporate/commercial matters, the firm advises foreign and local corporations and individuals, amongst myriad industries. Pereyra & Asociados has satisfactorily assisted clients in complex transactions and corporate ventures of different natures. Amongst many other relevant transactions, the firm advised local brewery, Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana in the merge with AmBev, valued at over US$2bn, it is one of the largest transactions in Dominican history. Pereyra & Asociados successfully handled the process of allocation of senior notes for electric generating company EGE-Haina. The firm represented Darby Franklin Templeton (Equity Fund) in the merger between Leon and BHD bank, valued at about US$5.5bn. The firm counseled the Dominican state in the renegotiation of the mining contract with Barrick Gold, valued at over US$2bn.

Dispute resolution: vast experience in litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. The firm is a key player in the dispute resolution market successfully handling high profile litigation cases of different nature. Pereyra & Asociados is currently representing the Superintendence of Banks in the actions filed against several individuals for the commission of the Bank Frauds corresponding to both, Banco Peravia and Banco Providencial, valued at around US$29m and US$13m respectively.

Labour and employment: the firm is highly active in matters pertaining to labour and employment, whether it be advising clients on internal affairs of the company or representing them in labor related disputes. The team also has experience with union related matters and collective bargaining agreements.

Intellectual property: the firm advises clients in intellectual property law, whether it be standalone procedures or corporate/commercial operations, providing general legal counsel and advice on local regulations. The department renders, amongst others, legal services pertaining to registration (including renewal, modification, cancellation, etc.); due diligence procedures of intellectual property nature within company premises and before local authorities for filing or evaluation purposes. The firm is also active in intellectual property litigation, having participated in landmark cases.

Banking and finance: Pereyra & Asociados is a key player in the banking and finance sector, with long lasting experience advising clients in financial related matters, whether they are litigious or not. The firm has assisted, amongst others, The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) in different regulatory matters and high profile financial transactions.

Tax: the team at Pereyra & Asociados has vast knowledge in tax regulation. The firm constantly advises clients on tax related matters, whether as part of corporate transactions or as standalone procedures.

Real estate: the law firm has ample experience handling real estate in different sectors, such as the development of tourism projects in the country, real estate finance matters (ie foreclosures, transfer and/or sale/purchase of private property); assistance to companies that wish to establish in the country as a company with matters pertaining to real estate (ie free zone parks); and general counsel regarding real estate related matters.

Agency and distributorship: the firm constantly assists foreign clients in order to structure their relationship with local parties in a way they are not bound by local regulations applicable to licensor/licensee relationship, which are biased and extremely overprotective of local parties.

Antitrust and trade regulations: the firm is a leader in the field of antitrust and unfair practice of commerce, assisting domestic and international corporations and individuals. In the past, the firm has also assisted the regulator of the sector.

Energy: the firm has an established reputation as a market leader in the energy sector, having successfully advised clients in major operations in the industry. The team has rendered services to generators operating in the Dominican electric market; distribution companies; the National Commission of Energy; the Superintendence of Electricity, which is the regulator of the system, among others.

Telecommunications: Pereyra & Asociados is well versed in the telecommunications sector. The firm has advised major industry clients, such as France Telecom (Orange), Altice, Verizon, GTE, on regulatory matters, business transactions, as well as on contentious matters.

Free zones: Pereyra & Asociados represents major international companies doing business at the different free zone parks in the country, on topics related to free zone regulations and other practice areas relevant to entities in the sector.

Foreign investment: the firm assists on all intricacies corresponding to investment, whether they entail corporate/commercial aspects; intellectual property aspects; real estate; employment; immigration; etc; with long lasting experience assisting companies of different industry sectors establishing their operations locally and develop business ventures of different nature.

International work: the firm constantly represents international clients in their ventures and operations in the country, and their other legal needs locally. Likewise, the firm has assisted clients on international financial transactions, including loans, issuance of bonds, etc.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Luis Miguel Pereyra C. E: lpereyra@pereyralaw.com
Corporate Emma Mejia E: emejia@pereyralaw.com
Banking and Finance Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Banking and Finance Emma Mejia
Dispute Resolution and Litigation Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation Gregorio Garcia E: ggarcia@pereyralaw.com
Labor and Employment Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Labor and Employment Gregorio Garcia
Tax Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Tax Emma Mejia
Telecommunications Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Telecommunications Emma Mejia
Administrative Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Administrative Gregorio Garcia
Intellectual Property Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Intellectual Property Lorena Pereyra E: lorenapereyra@pereyralaw.com
Real estate Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Real estate Emma Mejia
Real estate Gregorio Garcia
Regulatory Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Regulatory Emma Mejia
Energy Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Energy Emma Mejia
Agency and Distributorship Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Agency and Distributorship Emma Mejia
Free Zones Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Free Zones Emma Mejia
Tourism Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Tourism Emma Mejia
Arbitration Luis Miguel Pereyra C.
Arbitration Emma Mejia
Other fee-earners : 15
Total staff : 25
Partners : 3