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Pellerano & Herrera Wins Latin Lawyer’s Project Finance Deal of the Year 2010 for its work with the Pueblo Viejo Mine Financing

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The Dominican Republic law firm Pellerano & Herrera has won the award for Deal of the Year 2010 from Latin Lawyer magazine for its representation of Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation in the US$1.035 billion project financing for the development of the Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine and the infrastructure related to the project. The award, in the Project Finance category, comes as a result of Pellerano & Herrera’s counsel to its client, Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in the world, in connection with its installation, start up, and operation of the gold mine.

The project, the total value of which exceeded US$3 billion, is the largest foreign investment in the history of the Dominican Republic. Pellerano & Herrera’s team of project financing lawyers handling this transaction was led by partners Luis Rafael Pellerano and Marielle Garrigó, and senior counsel Elizabeth Mena, with assistance from associate Mariangela Pellerano. The transaction involved an international group of attorneys working with Pellerano & Herrera on behalf of the firm’s client, including Barrick local and headquartered General Counsels. About Pellerano & Herrera Pellerano & Herrera, the leading law firm in the Dominican Republic for more than 20 years, provides legal answers to solve the business problems of its clients. Established in 1952, the firm is typically involved in all major transactions in the country and its multidisciplinary team of lawyers is recognized as the most comprehensive and sophisticated in the market. The firm is best known internationally for providing pragmatic and constructive legal advice and for its dedication to innovation and the implementation of best professional practices. The firm is oriented to identifying new opportunities for its clients and designing legal strategies accordingly. About Latin Lawyer Latin Lawyer is a very well recognized law resource for Latin America. Latin Lawyer's independent team of journalists provides news, as well as analysis of deals, cases and legal and policy developments across the region, through a magazine published 10 times per year and a daily news email briefing. The team also researches the Latin Lawyer 250 - Latin America's leading business law firms, an annual review of the legal marketplace in 17 national Latin American jurisdictions.

Source: Latin Lawyer

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