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Firm Profile

Pereyra & Asociados

Firm Profile

Santo Domingo

  • Profile
  • Torre Ejecutiva Sonora, Pisos 7 y 8
  • Avenida Abraham Lincoln No. 1069
  • Esq. calle Jacinto Mañón, Ensanche Serallés
  • Santo Domingo, República Domininicana
  • Santo Domingo
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic

Firm profile submitted by Pereyra & Asociados

FIRM OVERVIEW
Senior Partners:
Luis Miguel Pereyra, Emma Mejía Batlle; Gregorio García

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. 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. The firm counts 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.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Corporate/Commercial:
The firm has deep knowledge in corporate/commercial matters, constantly advising both 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, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana in the merge with AmBev, valued at over 2 billion American dollars, 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 León and BHD bank, valued at about 5.5 billion American dollars. The firm counseled the Dominican state in the renegotiation of the mining contract with Barrick Gold, valued at over 2 billion American dollars.

Dispute Resoultion: Pereyra & Asociados has 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. It is relevant to highlight that 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$29,000,000.00 and US$13,000,000.00 respectively.

Labour & 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. The law firm is the sole member in the Dominican Republic of the 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’ to which firms join by invitation only.

Intellectual Property: Pereyra & Asociados advises both foreign and international clients in matters pertaining to intellectual property law, whether it be standalone procedures or those concerning corporate/commercial operations. The firm provides general legal counsel and advice on local regulations in force pertaining to intellectual property matters including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, logos/ symbols/designs, patents, inventions etc. Moreover, the department renders, amongst others, legal services pertaining to registration (including renewal, modification, cancellation, etc.) before local authorities of trademarks, trade names, trade dress, patents, inventions, logos, etc; due diligence procedures of intellectual property nature within company premises and before local authorities for filing or evaluation purposes, including investigations if needed. The firm has offered council to entities/ individuals within different sectors, including food & beverages, retail and manufacturing, aerospace, technology, pharmaceuticals, tourism, free zones, electronics and software, telecommunications, energy, amongst others. The firm is also active in intellectual property litigation, having participated in landmark cases.

Banking & 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. Pereyra & Asociados has assisted The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) in different regulatory matters and high profile financial transactions.

Tax Law: 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 Law: The law firm has ample experience handling real estate related matters for clients in different sectors. Pereyra & Asociados has advised on matters concerning 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 with regards to real estate related matters.

Agency & 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 & 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.

Telecomminications: 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, whether on topics related to free zone regulations or matters pertaining to other practice areas relevant to entities in the sector, in order to successfully manage its ventures and operations.

Foreign Investment: Foreign investment form a large part of Pereyra & Asociado’s case flow. The firm assists on all intricacies corresponding to investment, whether they entail corporate/commercial aspects; intellectual property aspects; real estate matters; employment matters; immigration matters; etc. The firm has 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 continues assisting them in their different legal needs locally. Likewise, the firm has assisted clients on international financial transactions, including loans, issuance of bonds, etc.

LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish.

CLIENTS
The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), VF Corporations; Hanes Brands, ESSO (EXXON), Eaton Corporation, CF Hotels, McDonalds; Transunion, 3M, Frito Lay, Pepsi Co., Pfizer, Motorola, Ecolab, JP Morgan Chase, Sara Lee, Menzies Aviation, Southwest Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Altice, Mondelez International (Kraft) etc.

Branches

  • Torre Ejecutiva Sonora, Pisos 7 y 8,
  • Avenida Abraham Lincoln No. 1069 ,
  • Esq. calle Jacinto Mañón, Ensanche Serallés,
  • Santo Domingo, República Domininicana,
  • Santo Domingo,
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic
  • Tel +809 472 1111
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : http://www.pereyralaw.com