Pellerano & Herrera The Pellerano & Herrera Foundation

Biography

Mariángela Pellerano joined Pellerano & Herrera in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. She has 13 years of experience practicing law, concentrating her practice at the firm in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, trusts, mining, energy and corporate and banking law.

She advises local and international companies in connection with project financing and corporate matters, and has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions.

She has participated in highly complex business deals in the Dominican Republic. She assisted Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in the world, with the complete installation and operation of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine project. Valued at US$2.7 billion, it is the largest foreign investment project in the history of the Dominican Republic. Likewise, she served as local counsel of Barrick Gold Corporation in securing a US$1.2 billion syndicated financing for the operation of its gold mine at Pueblo Viejo, which was recognized as "Deal of the Year 2010" in project financing by Latin Lawyer.

Mariangela regularly assists local and foreign banks and multilateral institutions in syndicated and private equity investments. Among other transactions, she has advised:

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a capital investment of US$100 million for the development of renewable energy sources in the Caribbean;
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)in the US$30 million financing granted to Indomina Group the first financing granted to a film company in the Dominican Republic under the country’s recently enacted Film Law;
  • the Bank of Nova Scotia in a US$56 million loan to Sol Group for the purchase of Shell’s 340 gas pumps in the Dominican Republic; and
  • the underwriters in connection with the issuance of sovereign bonds, most recently including an issuance of US$ 2.5 billion, the largest such issuance to date in the history of the Dominican Republic.

Mariangela is actively involved in pro bono activities and is the firm’s coordinator for several pro bono projects. She also represents the firm in the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic.

Mariangela has been recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) as a “Rising Star.” She has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Latin America, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal in Corporate and Finance.

She received her Bachelor of Laws, summa cum laude, from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2006. A year later, she completed her LL.M. in General Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with honors. She obtained a diploma in General Energy Law from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2011 and another in Trust Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2013. She has participated in Lex Mundi Institute programs in Cross Border Transactions in 2012 and in Foundation Management in 2013. She is a member of the Foreign Lawyers Association of Georgetown University, and speaks Spanish and English fluently.

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