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Pellerano & Herrera appoints Vitelio Mejia Ortiz as Of Counsel of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice

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Pellerano & Herrera is pleased to announce the appointment of Vitelio Mejía Ortiz as Of Counsel in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, effective March 10, 2014.

Mr. Mejía Ortiz has over 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney. He has practiced in both civil and corporate litigation as well as in administrative law. He has participated in several important concession projects and tenders, either as counsel to licensor government agencies or advising private concessionaires. He has also advised clients in structured financing of infrastructure projects and in the transferring of concession rights.

Vitelio Mejía Ortiz has been a member of the board of directors of several important companies in the aviation, real estate, tourism, and advertising and media industries. Additionally, he has participated in the drafting and formulation of laws for the tourism and aviation sectors.

Mr. Mejía Ortiz served as permanent representative of the Dominican Republic before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and led the process in which the Dominican Republic accepted the Presidency of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) for the first time. He was also plenipotentiary representative of the Dominican Republic during the sessions in which ICAO adopted, among other transcendental decisions, the Montreal Convention which amended the Warsaw Convention.

Vitelio Mejía Ortiz holds a law degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in 1979. He started his career in Dominican law firm Castillo & Castillo where he became partner, and later, in 1990, he founded Mejia, Armenteros & Abreu, where he was Managing Partner until joining Pellerano & Herrera. He has been a professor of Civil and Administrative Law and has taken courses in Aviation Law at the International Aviation Management Training Institute (IAMTI).

“With the incorporation of Vitelio in Pellerano & Herrera we reinforce our tradition as being home for the best litigators of the Dominican Republic,” said Ricardo Pellerano, Managing Partner of the firm.

Pellerano & Herrera has a strong and successful litigation practice which has been involved in the country’s largest, most complex, and most ground-breaking cases. In this practice, the firm has established legal precedents in Dominican law. The firm has a team of experts with extensive experience in sophisticated civil and commercial lawsuits, civil rights actions, constitutional law cases, alternative dispute resolution, and business, insurance, and intellectual property litigation.

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