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Mariángela Pellerano

Mariángela Pellerano

Pellerano & HerreraDominican Republic
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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Central America - Corporate

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariángela Pellerano excels in corporate financing and is a go-to lawyer for major transactions in the market, drawing praise for her work from peers around the world.


Mariángela Pellerano joined Pellerano & Herrera in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. She has 15 years of experience practising law, concentrating her practice at the firm in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, trusts, mining, energy and corporate and banking law. She advises local and international companies in connection with project financing and corporate matters, and has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions.

She has participated in highly complex business deals in the Dominican Republic. She assisted Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in the world, with the complete installation and operation of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine project. Valued at US$2.7 billion, it is the largest foreign investment project in the history of the Dominican Republic. She also served as local counsel for Barrick Gold Corporation in securing a US$1.2 billion syndicated financing for the operation of its gold mine at Pueblo Viejo, which was recognised as "Deal of the Year 2010" in project financing by Latin Lawyer.

Mariangela regularly assists local and foreign banks and multilateral institutions in syndicated and private equity investments.

She received her Bachelor of Laws, summa cum laude, from the Ibero-American University in 2006. A year later, she completed her LLM in general legal studies from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with honours. She obtained a diploma in general energy law from the Ibero-American University in 2011 and another in trust business administration from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in 2013. She has participated in Lex Mundi Institute programmes in cross border transactions (2012) and foundation management (2013). She is a member of the Foreign Lawyers’ Association of Georgetown University.

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