Republica Dominicana - RVHB (1)

Russin, Vecchi
& Heredia Bonetti

  • Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti 
  • Oficina en Santo Domingo Calle El Recodo # 2, Edificio Monte Mirador, Tercer Piso, Bella Vista, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
  • +809 535 9511
  • Oficina en Puerto Plata  Av. Luis Ginebra, Plaza Turisol No. 11-A Puerto Plata, República Dominicana 
  • +809 586 5535




Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti (RV&HB) is an international law firm founded in 1969 with a global vision of the practice of law, committed to the excellence in service, innovation, and high ethical standard.

The firm is recognized as the pioneer in the practice of business law of the Dominican Republic, with experience in all the legal aspects associated with foreign investments and doing business in the country. The firm is also well known for its contribution to the improvement of the business climate and its support to the continuing education of legal professionals.

With its main office located in Santo Domingo and a branch in Puerto Plata, RV&HB has formed strategic alliances with a network of law offices in the major cities of the Dominican Republic.

Internationally, the firm has affiliated offices in the cities of Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Moscow, New York, Taipei, Vladivostok, Washington D.C. and Yuzhno-Sajalinsk.
Chambers & Partners has classified Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti as one of the leading law firms in the Dominican Republic, and for the third time, second consecutive, the firm has been included in the shortlist of firms nominated to receive the Chambers Latin America Awards 2015 as Dominican Republic Law Firm of the Year.




Tax Services

  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits

Tax Advisory Services

  • Estate Planning
  • Business and Investments Structures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance


Firm partners


Georges Santoni Recio

Managing Partner

Georges Santoni-Recio has worked all his professional career at RV&HB, starting as a law clerk in 1980, becoming a partner in 1990, and then managing partner in 2000, position which he still holds. He has developed a strong practice in foreign investment law, international trade and related matters.

He is also a practicing litigator, specializing in general civil and commercial litigation. Due to his fluency in English and French, in addition to his native Spanish, Mr. Santoni-Recio is especially well qualified to assist foreign clients in their business and litigation matters in the Dominican Republic.

Santoni has been internationally ranked by Chambers and Partners (Band 1 for Corporate/Commercial; Band 2 for Corporate/Commercial: Dispute Resolution). According to Chamber and Partners “Clients describe him as “one of the best lawyers to work with; he is resourceful with a good focus on our needs”. He is also an active member of MERITAS® and EDUCA (a Dominican nonprofit organization that seeks the educational system development and growth in the Dominican Republic).


Rosa Campillo


Mrs. Rosa Campillo initiates her work as an associate of Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti in 1983, becoming a partner in charge of the Intellectual Property Department in 1992.

During her career, Mrs. Rosa Campillo has been Legal Advisor of the External Relations Ministry of Dominican Republic (1962 – 1983) and featured Professor of International Law Chair at the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña, since 1975, and several Universities, APEC PUCMM, Santo Domingo Catholic University and School of the Chancellery of the Dominican Republic.

Mrs. Campillo has developed a strong practice in Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and related subjects, so this highly qualified to assist both local and foreign clients doing business in the Dominican Republic.


Luis Heredia Valenzuela


Mr. Heredia participated and assisted in multiple cases and transactions in the following areas of practice: Administrative Law, Civil Aeronautics Law, Corporate, Real Estate, Tax Law, Maritime Law, Monetary Issues, Foreign Exchange and Banking Law, Insurance Law, Environmental, Mining, Telecommunications, and Tourism.

Mr. Heredia has been involved in the negotiations, management and elaboration of documents leading to contracts and awards of mining, agro-industrial and telecommunications concessions; preparation of civil and commercial documents and contracts, both local and international; drafting of Joint Venture and Investment Agreements; M & A, legal audits and opinions in corporate matters; Foreign Investments; Real Estate Matters; Legal advice and assistance in banking, monetary, tax, insurance and environmental matters to foreign entities and investors; Local and International litigation. Counsel Oil Mining Chamber of Dominican Republic, Inc.


Román Medina Diplán


Mr. Román Medina Diplán has been the manager of the Puerto Plata branch since 1993, where he has acquired a vast experience representing international individuals and corporations in contracts, corporate, real estate, tourism, casino and tax incentive areas.

Mr. Medina Diplán represents clients in the negotiation and closing of real estate transactions, as well as assisting them in the process of obtaining the tax incentives available under the Dominican Laws for eligible projects, all permits and licenses required for the construction and operation of condominiums and tourist projects.


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