A more efficient and specialized law firm.
Experience. Creativity. Results.
Experience. Creativity. Results.
Our clients’ partners
We strive to provide our clients with solutions in all aspects and life cycles of their business ventures. We counsel them when deciding to invest in the Dominican Republic, whether investing in existing businesses, setting up their local operations or launching their own startups.
We also help clients identify, evaluate and minimize risks when making important strategic decisions relating to corporate organization and governance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, ongoing operations, divestitures and exits. We provide advice on the regulatory, financial and tax implications of all-important business decisions in order to minimize risk and ensure compliance with local law.
When such decisions are executed and become transactions, we also participate in representing and protecting our clients’ interests by collaborating in negotiating the best contractual terms possible and securing governmental authorizations and permits required to make them a reality. We consider ourselves our clients’ strategic partners and are strongly committed to not only helping our clients mitigate risk, but also helping them discover business opportunities.
Creating a Difference
We live in disruptive times which require us to provide legal and consulting services in synch with the exponential advances in technology. We believe we differentiate ourselves from other legal and consulting firms in the Dominican Republic by organizing our talented, dynamic and experienced team to offer clients an innovative approach by providing creative, efficient and comprehensive team-based work.
We create teams that best highlight talents and legal expertise to seamlessly assure quality and value-added service. This integrative approach uniquely qualifies us to address our clients’ most pressing and complex needs.
Our founding and managing partner, Luis Rafael Pellerano, has over 40 years of experience counseling foreign companies looking to do business in the Dominican Republic in a broad range of specialized industries including energy, emerging technologies, tourism, aviation, mining, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and financial services.
Luis Rafael focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project financings, capital markets transactions, restructurings and other complex corporate matters. He has served as lead counsel on a series of landmark transactions in the Dominican Republic including the largest acquisition of a Dominican company at the time, valued at over US$2 billion, the largest foreign investment in the country, for over US$6 billion, the only international IPO and listing of a Dominican company on the NYSE and the first ever issuance of debt in the international capital markets by the Dominican government.
Luis Rafael has consistently been ranked as one of the most prominent corporate lawyers in the Dominican Republic by industry publications such as Chambers and Partners, International Financial Law Review, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Prior to founding Pellerano Nadal, Luis Rafael was head of the corporate and foreign investment practice of the largest firm in the country at the time.
A Strong Legacy
Throughout his extensive career, Juan Manuel Pellerano significantly influenced the Dominican legal system by collaborating in essential pieces of legislation, litigating landmark cases that resulted in groundbreaking judicial precedents and enriching the legal doctrine through his extensive teaching career and publication of law books and articles.
The British legal directory Chambers and Partners referred to him as a “the lawyer of lawyers”, recognizing him as one of the most renowned and complete lawyers in the country.