Pellerano & Herrera, the largest M&A team in the countryPublished on:
“This powerhouse "attracts the client loyalty and market devotion normally only seen in the upper echelons of the legal markets in London or New York." With 38 attorneys, this is the largest M&A team in the country and clients comment that "the lawyers deliver the highest international standards of service time and again." US private equity firm Advent retained the team on its multimillion-dollar acquisition of Aerodom, the country's first LBO, and assisted Advent in obtaining the finance from Scotiabank and ING. Described as "a super-solid, worldly attorney with tons of international exposure," Luis Pellerano led the team for Advent.
He also assisted marquee client Barrick with a number of multibillion-dollar projects in the Dominican Republic, including the Pueblo Viejo gold mine project. Having worked on both of the above deals, "strong and intelligent performer" Marielle Garrigó wins warm praise for her high-end M&A and regulatory work. Managing partner Ricardo Pellerano is "one of the most responsive and strategy-focused attorneys there." Clients also highlight his leadership skills: "Ricardo is the engine behind the firm's runaway success." Widely described as “a flexible and business-minded corporate lawyer,” He recently joined partner Luis Pellerano and associate Juana Barceló advising Shell on the disposal of its retail network in the country and the USD150 million sale of its 50% stake in an oil refinery to the Dominican government. Barceló enters the ranking for the first time and is praised for her "exceptional work in all areas."
She had a role in the Aerodom LBO and worked with lead partner Ricardo Pellerano to advise a major US-based insurer on the local aspects of its dissolution and restructuring. Under the guiding hand of Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez, a vastly experienced lawyer who frequently advises on key M&A and litigation matters, this team is thriving and remains comfortably at the top of the market. “
Source: Chambers and Partners