Giselle Pérez Reyes

giselle2015Special Counsel
OfficeSanto Domingo

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Main Practice Areas

Environmental law

Real estate and land zone use permits

Planning law

Tourism

Construction law

Languages

Spanish

English

 

Professional Profile

  • Pioneer in the practice of environmental law in the Dominican Republic, and one of its most experienced practitioners.
  • Advisor to the Senate of the Dominican Republic on environmental matters.
  • Certified in environmental management.
  • Represents the major producer of organic cacao in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean on environmental issues.
  • Advises  tourism and real estate projects on land use, and the environmental feasibility of master plans, community issues, etc.
  • Advises non-profit organizations and government institutions on projects with significant environmental impact.
  • Audits businesses in many industries on environmental compliance and elaborates the pertinent environmental compliance reports.
  •  Implements the Program of Management and Environmental Adjustments (Programa de Manejo y Adecuación Ambiental) in projects in the construction,  agribusiness and movie industries.
  • Has participated in the development of strategies in significant environmental litigation.
  • Has extensive experience coordinating multi-disciplinary technical teams in the elaboration of complex environmental studies.
  • Expert in obtaining environmental authorizations ande exemptions for the development of tourism projects in sensitive natural areas.

Publications

  • “Dominican Republic” (co-author) in Environment & Climate Regulation: London, Getting the Deal Through, 2017.
  • Environmental Law Guide (co-author), London, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Legal Protection of the Tourist in Comparative Law (co-author), 2008.
  • The Truthful Information as a Fundamental Right of the Individual: Universidad Iberoamericana, 2005.

Education

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Posgraduate degree in environmental assessment and sustainability, 2011.
  • Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid,  Advanced studies in the program “Contemporary Issues in the Information Society”, 2007.
  • Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de la República Dominicana (IDARD), certified in environmental management in tourism, 2007.
  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), LL.B., 2005.

Recognitions and Memberships

  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 Latin America survey.
  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer by Chambers and Partners (C&P), 2012 and 2017, for her extensive experience in environmental law.
  • Member of the legal committee of the National Network of Business Support for Environmental Protection (ECORED).
  • Member of the Dominican Bar Association.

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