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Firm Profile

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Firm Profile

Santo Domingo

  • Profile
  • Calle El Recodo # 2
  • Edificio Monte Mirador, Third Floor
  • Ensanche Bella Vista
  • Santo Domingo
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic

Firm profile submitted by Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Managing Partner: Georges Santoni Recio
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 15
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 120

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti (RV&HB) is the Dominican Republic affiliate of Russin & Vecchi, an international law firm with a presence in Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. The 47 year old firm has a team of multilingual lawyers that specialise in all areas of commercial law, satisfying the full range of requests for legal assistance from their national and international clients. The firm is committed to excellence in its services and to the innovation, advancement and improvement of the legal and business climate in the Dominican Republic. The firm conducts its practice in accordance with the professional ethics, work quality and timeliness expected in Europe and the United States. In 1989 the firm established a Puerto Plata office along with correspondent offices in several of the country’s provinces. RV&HB was chosen the Dominican Republic representative of MERITAS, a global association of independent business lawyers, in over 60 countries. This membership requires yearly examination and re-certification of RV&HB, attesting to the quality of its services.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Agency & Distributorship:
RV&HB represents companies providing goods and services to the Dominican economy in the negotiation and termination of agreements in light of the stringent distributor’s protection laws in the Dominican Republic.
Banking, Financing & Securities: RV&HB provides advice and counsel for domestic and foreign banks and other financial institutions, and it also provides assistance in the context of the regulatory framework in the Dominican Republic related to this field and Stock Market activities.
Business: The firm’s business department offers its national and international clients advice on the development of their activities and projects on all areas of business law of the Dominican Republic.
Civil Aviation: RV&HB has a high profile in this area, providing specialised legal counsel and services with respect to the specific needs of the domestic and international aviation industry and related activities.
Company & Commercial: Its corporate practice encompasses managing a portfolio of hundreds of Dominican and foreign trade companies, including all aspects of their social life.
Telecommunications: RV&HB has had a major role working with its clients in the modernisation and reorganisation of the telecommunications sector in the Dominican Republic.
Industrial & Intellectual Property: The firm’s IP team provides all services related to the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights which intend to preserve the acquired rights protected by legislation related to copyrights and trademarks and other distinctive signs.
Foreign Investment: RV&HB is recognised for providing optimal legal advice regarding all aspects, ways, requirements and registration of foreign capital in the Dominican territory, the legal structure under which these investments are made, including direct investment and foreign loans.
Family Law: The department of family law is responsible for all matters related to family and everything related to the organisation of family assets, rights and duties of the spouses.
Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration: The litigation department at RV&HB handles in all areas of practice, disputes of domestic and international scope derived from the ordinary course of business. RV&HB has significant experience in facilitating conflict resolution via domestic and international arbitration, conciliation and mediation, both, as lawyers and arbiters, conciliators and mediators.
Real Estate & Tourism: RV&HB has advised national and international developers, commercial and private investors, agricultural companies, hotel and tourism projects, in the negotiation and execution of all phases in large and complex real estate transactions, accumulating valuable experience to minimise risks in their structuring, documentation and financing.
Energy & Renewable Energy: RV&HB advised clients in connection with matters including renewable energy, photovoltaic energy, and biodiesel fuel, as well as advice to permit clients to obtain the incentives for developing its projects according to Dominican laws.
Public Procurements: RV&HB has acted on behalf of both the public and private sectors in this field of practice. The firm also assists its clients in disputes related to bidding process.
Tax: RV&HB has advised local and foreign clients in matters of taxation applicable to their activities and operations in the country, as well as in the filing of proceedings before authorities and tribunals.
Environmental: RV& HB has provided its services to a wide range of industries, including mining, metals, transportation, oil and gas, power, clean energy, manufacturing, chemicals, health care, pharmaceutical, commercial property, waste management, and food processing sectors.
Industrial Free Zones: RV& HB renders its services to companies wishing to set up industries in industrial free zones. Its services include installation and management of industrial parks, as well as both regular and special tax free zones companies.
Labour & Employment: The firm represents and advises clients across the spectrum of labour and employment matters, including allegations of wrongful termination, litigation, drafting of contracts and opinions related to labour matters.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: RV&HB has developed an innovative and well-defined legal practice, which has guaranteed its participation in the coordination and execution of major local and international transactions and projects in different areas, including corporate restructuring processes through mergers and acquisitions and liquidation of services companies and banking institutions; multidiscipline investment projects; joint ventures; airports, seaports, electric, mining, telecommunications, railroad and construction concessions and privatisations; arbitration; secured and syndicated loan transactions and guarantees, structured finance, securitisation, among others.

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo- Croatian.

CLIENTS At the present time the firm holds an impressive roster of national and international clients.

Branches

  • Calle El Recodo # 2,
  • Edificio Monte Mirador, Third Floor,
  • Ensanche Bella Vista,
  • Santo Domingo,
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic
  • Tel +1 809 535 9511
  • Fax +1 809 535 6649
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.rvhb.com