Pellerano & Herrera

Dominican Republic

10 John F. Kennedy Avenue
Santo Domingo, 10203
Dominican Republic

+1 (809) 541-5200

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Ricardo Pellerano
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Tax Partner: Caroline Bonó
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Tax Advisor: Miguel Ortiz
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Quick facts:

Number of advisors: 45
Network memberships: Lex Mundi, World Services Group, Andersen, Lataxnet, Club de Abogados
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese

Pellerano & Herrera has been the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years. The firm has participated in the most relevant and complex transactions in the history of the country and has the most complete and multidisciplinary team of lawyers, with vast experience in more areas of practice than any other firm in the market.

Pellerano & Herrera has extensive experience in providing tax services to resident and non- resident entities and individuals pertaining to diverse industries. Our team is highly regarded for developing innovative tax strategies for entities, both foreign and local, in diverse industries that translate into net saving results for clients.

The firm has a diverse practice with extensive experience in all areas of tax law as well as in accounting and business management. The firm frequently counsels clients in their entrance to the Dominican market as well as in exit strategies. Some of our frequent services include tax audits and tax planning for both corporate and individual entities, in addition to representing our clients’ interests by introducing precedent-setting solutions in tax matters, always in compliance with current law.

We also provide assistance in the preparation and filing of personal and corporate income tax returns and inheritance declarations, tax planning, and corporate restructurings (including M&As and spin-offs). Likewise, we represent clients in tax and customs litigation in connection with administrative and judicial proceedings, during and after a Dominican Tax Authority audit has been conducted, and due diligence processes required for transactions such as the purchase and selling of assets, loans, and stock investments, among others.

Clients say we add value through our government relations, reaching binding agreements with Tax Authorities, non-objection ruling requests and negotiations.

Compliance management

  • Business model optimisation
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy design
  • IP management
  • Technology services

Corporate tax matters

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • APAs
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Environmental
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Value chains

Dispute resolution

  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • Competition/anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation
  • MAPs/ADRs
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management

Tax advisory

  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory

Indirect tax

  •  VAT
  •  GST
  • Customs
  • Supply chains


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  • Healthcare
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  • Insurance
  • Investment management
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