Senior Partners: Luis Miguel Pereyra, Emma Mejía Batlle; Gregorio García
Languages: English, French, Spanish.
Pereyra & Asociados is a full service law firm with ample experience assisting foreign and domestic corporations and individuals. The firm is a leader in the Dominican legal market, at the forefront of complex corporate operations/transactions and high profile litigation cases. Over 25 years in the market has awarded Pereyra & Asociados a well earned reputation for cost effective and efficient services to clients under the highest of ethical and quality standards. The firm has 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:
The firm has deep knowledge in corporate/commercial matters, advising both foreign and local corporations and individuals, amongst myriad industries. Pereyra & Asociados has successfully assisted in complex transactions and corporate ventures of different natures. Relevant transactions include: advising local brewery, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana in the merger with AmBev, valued at over US$2bn, one of the largest transactions in Dominican history. Pereyra & Asociados successfully handled the process of allocation of senior notes for electric generating company EGE-Haina. The firm represented Darby Franklin Templeton (Equity Fund)in the merger between León and BHD bank, valued at about US$ 5.5bn. The firm counselled the Dominican state in the renegotiation of the mining contract with Barrick Gold, valued at over US$2bn.
Pereyra & Asociados has vast experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). 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 agreement. The firm is the sole member in the Dominican Republic of the invitation only Employment Law Alliance (ELA), ‘the world’s largest labour and employment network with leading employment, labour, and immigration attorneys in more than 120 countries.
Pereyra & Asociados advises both foreign and international clients in matters regarding IP 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 IP matters including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, logos/symbols/ designs, patents, inventions etc. Work includes, 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 an IP nature within company premises and before local authorities for filing or evaluation purposes, including investigations if needed. The firm has offered counsel to entities/individuals within different sectors. The firm is also works in IP 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 in different regulatory matters and high profile financial transactions.
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.
Pereyra & Asociados has ample experience handling real estate matters for clients in different sectors. It has advised on matters concerning the development of tourism projects in the country, real estate finance matters assistance to companies that wish to establish in the country as a company with matters pertaining to real estate (i.e. free zone parks); and general counsel with regards to real estate related matters.
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.
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.
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.
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 forms 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.
The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), VF Corporations; Hanes Brands, ESSO (EXXON), Eaton Corporation, CF Hotels, McDonalds; Transunion, 3M, Frito Lay, Pepsi Co., Pfizer,Ecolab, JP Morgan Chase, Sara Lee, Menzies Aviation, Southwest Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Altice, Mondelez International (Kraft) etc.