Luis Rafael Pellerano has over 40 years of experience, concentrating his practice in
banking and finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment,
capital markets, government relations and other complex corporate matters.
He has vast experience counseling
foreign companies and multinationals entering the Dominican market
in highly regulated industries, such as energy, mining, aviation,
pharmaceuticals and financial institutions. Luis Rafael’s practice
also includes advising clients on financial structuring, corporate
and securities law, with a particular focus on the development and
financing of international projects, mergers and acquisitions, joint
ventures, and corporate finance. He has participated in most of the
country’s high-profile infrastructure projects and M&A
Throughout his career he has led
emblematic transactions in the Dominican Republic as the only
record of Dominican public company on the New York Stock
Exchange, the largest acquisition in the history of the country
for more than US $2.0 billion, the largest foreign investment in
the country's history for more than $6 billion, the first
international sovereign bond issue, among others.
Mr. Pellerano has been recognized by
Chambers & Partners, the leading international legal
directory, among the best lawyers in the Dominican Republic in
corporate, real estate and tourism since 2009. He has been
recognized as a leading lawyer by prestigious directories such
as International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000), Latin American
Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), The Legal 500 and Who's
In addition, he was awarded the Star
Partner Recognition Award for Supportive Partner by the
commercial office of the United States Embassy in the Dominican
Republic, for his assistance in embassy activities aimed at
strengthening trade between the two nations.
Luis Rafael received his Bachelor of
Laws from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in
1984. In 1985, he studied at the University of Michigan, in Ann
He is a member of the Dominican Bar
Association and New York State Bar Association.
Luis Rafael has served as Vice
President for the Dominican-Canadian Chamber of Commerce,
President of the Dominican Association of Exporters (1994-1996),
Member of the Board of Directors of Asociación Popular de
Ahorros y Préstamos (1995-2003), Member of the Board of
Directors of the Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce, Secretary
and Member of the Board of Directors of Banco ADOPEM 2012-2018),
and former President of the Dominican Mining and Oil Chamber.
He also previously served in the
Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of
independent law firms.
English and Spanish.