Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti (RV&HB) was founded in 1969 as the Dominican Republic affiliate of the international law firm Russin & Vecchi, now with ten offices in the United States, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam as well as the Caribbean. RV&HB was a pioneer in providing international quality legal services for emerging economies, and continues to provide legal services that harmonize an international outlook with intimate knowledge of local law.
RV&HB was chosen as the Dominican Republic representative of Meritas, a global association of independent, full-service law firms, thereby enhancing RV&HB's ability to assist clients in Meritas' almost 240 cities in around 60 countries. Meritas membership requires yearly examination and re-certification of RV&HB, attesting to the quality of its services.
RV&HB is also a member of L2B Group, an international network of law firms that specializes in providing legal advice to the aviation industry; the International Trademark Association (INTA), which is "a not-for-profit membership association of 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics, from more than 190 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective national and international commerce"; the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI); the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA); the International Bar Association; and la Asociación Latino Americana de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial (ALADA), the leading association in the air transport business in Latin America.
To guarantee effective service, the firm requires its lawyers to be multilingual. RV&HB relies on attorneys who can assist their clients in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian.
In addition to serving clients directly, RV&HB is involved in the process of reform and modernization in the Dominican Republic, cultivating indispensable relations with governmental authorities. We foment and shape the debate on current issues by way of monthly seminars for professionals and keep our clients informed of developments by way of Spanish and English publications. Our staple publication is the guide "How to Invest in the Dominican Republic."
RV&HB's experience and expertise extends to all business and investment, especially mergers and acquisitions, concessions and privatizations, financial restructuring, tourism, and real estate development.