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Pellerano Nadal
AV. PEDRO HENRIQUEZ UREÑA NO. 150
TORRE DIANDY XIX, SANTO DOMINGO
10108
Dominican Republic

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Operating since late 2018, Pellerano Nadal is especially active in the mining sector; oil and gas mandates are another key area of instruction. Public bids, project finance, cross-border transactions, corporate matters and regulatory work are key strengths for the group, which is jointly led by Luis Rafael Pellerano and environmental law expert Gustavo Mena. Other key names include senior counsel Urania Paulino, senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez and associate Eduardo Pellerano.

Key clients

New Fortress Energy

CHT Energy

Tullow New Ventures

Tax Tier 1

Pellerano Nadal's tax department has recently been particularly active in contentious work, handling tax litigation for clients drawn from the aviation, retail and industrial sectors, among others. Tax planning mandates also feature in the department's workload. Corporate law expert and founding partner Luis Rafael Pellerano leads the team, in which litigator Gustavo Mena, senior counsel Urania Paulino and senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez are names to note.

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Key clients

Unicomer Group

Mitsubishi Electric

Corporate and finance Tier 3

In operation since November 2018 and drawing on the vast experience of its partners, Pellerano Nadal is well equipped to advise domestic and international clients on corporate, finance, capital markets and regulatory matters. Managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano is well known in the market for his established strength in financing, M&A and capital markets deals; he heads the practice in conjunction with fellow founding partner Gustavo Mena, who is noted for his expertise in cross-border transactions, and senior counsel Urania Paulino, who has over two decades of experience across a broad range of corporate matters, with particular strength in regulatory law. Senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez and associate Eduardo Pellerano are also key contacts.

Key clients

JetBlue Airways Corporation

J.P. Morgan

Unicomer Group

Cosentino Group

Ferrari North America

Continental Negocios, S.A.

Honda North America, Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Mitsubishi Electric US

Kinnox, S.A.

Stein Laboratories

Bank of America

Belfond Enterprises (Pederson and Partners)

Goldquest Dominicana, SRL

Shell

Ichor Oil

Barrick Gold Corporation

CHT Energy GmbH

New Fortress Energy

SeaOne Holdings, LLC

Tullow New Ventures

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Established in November 2018, Pellerano Nadal's dispute resolution team is adept in tax, customs, real estate and commercial litigation. Arbitration is another key strength for the department, which assists clients from the aviation, mining, retail and energy industries. Practice head Gustavo Mena is well regarded for his established capabilities in litigation, and is noted for advising on the environmental aspects of arbitration cases. Managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano is well known for his strength in financing and M&A work; senior counsel Urania Paulino and senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez are also key contacts.

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Key clients

Kinnox, S.A.

Goldquest Mining Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Unicomer Group

Stoncor Group Inc.

S2 Yachts

Embraer

Ferrari North America

Bank of America

JP Morgan

Continental Negocios, S.A.

Procter & Gamble

Mitsubishi Electric US

Deloitte & Touche S.A.

EXSA Soluciones

Real estate and tourism Tier 3

Pellerano Nadal is strong in corporate real estate, construction, project finance and environmental law; Gustavo Mena has an excellent reputation for his expertise in the latter area. On the tourism side, the team is very experienced in assisting clients from the aviation sector. Luis Rafael Pellerano advises on a broad spectrum of real estate developments, with a noted track record in high-profile infrastructure projects. Senior counsel Urania Paulino and senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez are also active members of the team.

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Key clients

Belfond Enterprise

Unicomer Group

Cosentino Group

JetBlue Airways Corporation

CHT Energy GmbH

Experience and innovation at the service of our clients.   Creating a difference.
Pellerano Nadal is a full-service law firm founded by a talented and experienced team of attorneys with decades of experience providing first-rate legal services.  At Pellerano Nadal, we take our clients’ needs very seriously and strive to provide trustworthy and dedicated legal and advisory services in a wide array of practice areas.

Led by Luis Rafael Pellerano, our team has decades of experience representing multinational and local clients in complex cross-border and domestic transactions, which uniquely positions us to provide the best value-added legal advice and representation available in the Dominican Republic.

Our goal is to assist our clients achieve their business objectives and therefore, our success is directly tied to our clients’ success.

Partners with our clients
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 or launching their own startups.

We also help clients identify, evaluate and minimize risks when making important strategic decisions relating to corporate organization, 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 to be our clients’ strategic partners and are strongly committed to not only helping them mitigate risk, but also help them discover business opportunities.

Unrivaled experience
Our founding partner, Luis Rafael Pellerano, has over 35 years’ 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 financing, 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, valued at over US$2bn, the largest foreign investment in the country, for over US$6bn, 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Corporate and Managing Partner Luis R. Pellerano lpellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Partner. Environmental, Natural Resources, Litigation Gustavo Mena gmena@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Senior Counsel. Aviation. Transportation. Corporate. Urania Paulino upaulino@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Senior Counsel. Administrative Law. Corporate. Belkys G. Rodriguez brodriguez@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Associate Eduardo Pellerano epellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Associate Daniella Pellerano dpellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Advisor Ricky Pellerano rpellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
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