Firm Profile > Pellerano Nadal > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

Dominican Republic > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Pellerano Nadal has a recognised environmental law practice, which is especially known for working in connection to real estate, mining and energy projects. The team provides environmental due diligence advice and also assists clients in M&A, capital market and financing transactions, areas which are among founding and managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano's key specialisms. Gustavo Mena combines his focus on environmental law with expertise in banking, corporate, disputes and administrative law. His involvement contributed towards the firm's accreditation by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic as an environmental service provider.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rafael Pellerano; Gustavo Mena

Key clients

Tullow New Ventures Limited

Belfond Enterprise

CHT Energy

Goldquest Mining Corporation

New Fortress Energy

Barrick Gold Corporation

Dentons United Kingdom

Inter-American Development Bank

World Justice Project

Dominican Republic > Banking and finance Tier 2

At Pellerano Nadal, the banking and finance team is known for advising on major foreign investment and financing matters, especially in the telecoms and mining sectors, among others. In a recent highlight, a team led by managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano and including senior counsel Urania Paulino and associate Daniella Pellerano acted as local counsel for Barrick Gold Corporation in an investment matter which included an earn-in agreement.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rafael Pellerano

Key clients

Bank of America

Belfond Enterprise (Pederson and Partners)

J.P. Morgan Securities

Citigroup Global Markets

Barrick Gold Corporation

Goldquest Mining Corp

Bird & Bird

Banktrust

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Pellerano Nadal is a full-service firm with a corporate team focused on representing multinational and local clients in cross-border transactions. The team's key areas of activity include acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance, capital market transactions and tax planning. Founding and managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano stood out for leading on a number of significant international transactions which were carried out against the background of the pandemic. Gustavo Mena is appreciated for his cross-practice expertise, covering environmental law, government relations and corporate matters. The firm committed to protecting the environment through the creation of a green office, which focuses on reducing waste and unnecessary consumption.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rafael Pellerano

Testimonials

‘Luis Rafael Pellerano is managing the clients’ cases at all times with absolute control over the particularities of the projects. Similarly, Génesis Rodriguez demonstrates an excellent ability to carry out different processes in parallel, always guaranteeing results and attention to detail.’

‘The personal and professional attention is really unique. I’d highlight Luis Pellerano’s experience in corporate and especially mining and energy.’ 

Their knowledge and strive to present the very best legal advice and opinions is well appreciated by us. They always follow up with the assigned tasks and complete them in a very timely manner.’

Key clients

Dentons United Kingdom

Barrick Gold Corporation

Bank of America

J.P. Morgan

Belfond Enterprise

Unicomer Group

JetBlue Airways Corporation

DRE Repair Services

CHT Energy

Dominican Republic > Environment Tier 2

Gustavo Mena leads Pellerano Nadal's environmental practice, which covers environmental due diligence and project assessments as its core areas of activity. The department is accredited by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic and regularly offers environmental advice in connection to real estate and corporate law. These are all fields in which Mena excels, alongside his focus on environmental matters, including waste management and climate change, in addition to conflict resolution. The groups also stands out for frequently advising clients in the tourism, oil and gas and mining sectors.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Mena

Key clients

World Bank

Dentons United Kingdom

Barrick Gold Corporation

Inter-American Development Bank

World Justice Project

GoldQuest Mining Corporation

Belfond Enterprises (Pederson and Partners)

Tullow New Ventures

CHT Energy

Shell

Dominican Republic > Tax Tier 2

The tax practice at Pellerano Nadal primarily handles contentious matters and is also particularly active on customs-related matters. A number of its key clients operate in the aviation, retail and industrial sectors, and seek the firm's advice in connection to tax planning, audits and negotiations with government entities. Luis Rafael Pellerano heads up the team and is often involved in tax matters arising from his well-established corporate practice. Gustavo Mena is the team's litigator, and senior counsel Urania Paulino is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rafael Pellerano

Testimonials

‘A personalised treatment, with empathy with the client.’

‘Professionalism from the head Luis Rafael Pellerano, and from Genesis Rodriguez and Gustavo Mena.’

Key clients

Unicomer Group

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Kinnox

Continental Negocios

Belfond Enterprise

Mitsubishi Electric US

Shell

Compañía de Energía de San Pedro de Macorís

Corporación Minera Dominicana

Worldwide Clothing

Expeditors

Dentons United Kingdom

Barrick Gold Corporation

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Pellerano Nadal has extensive dispute resolution expertise, and 'maintains highly agile and easy-to-use communication channels'. The department is led jointly by Gustavo Mena and Luis Pellerano and provides a full-service offering, including civil, commercial and criminal litigation as well as assistance with debt recovery and bankruptcy matters. Pellerano is known for covering tax disputes, terminations of agreements, and labour matters, among others. Mena focuses on securities, IP and commercial litigation, and is also an expert environmental law specialist and arbitrator. Belkys Génesis Rodríguez and Urania Paulino are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Mena; Luis Pellerano

Testimonials

‘They always prioritise the best interests of the client in the face of litigation and disputes, seeking at all times to minimise costs and seek high-impact solutions in reasonable times.’

‘The deep experience of Luis Rafael Pellerano, Gustavo Mena and Génesis Rodriguez in handling disputes allows for the most effective ways to resolve disputes, always avoiding entering into long-term processes and high costs.’

‘The Pellerano Nadal firm maintains highly agile and easy-to-use communication channels, specially adapted to face the reality required by the pandemic situation.’

Key clients

Goldquest Mining Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Unicomer Group

Stoncor Group

Kinnox

S2 Yachts

DRE Repair Services

Continental Negocios

Procter & Gamble

EXSA Soluciones

Belfond Enterprises

Shell

Compañía de Energía de San Pedro de Macorís

Embraer

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism Tier 3

Pellerano Nadal's real estate and environmental practice groups often act for clients in the tourism sector. The team has significant experience in real estate transactions, while also covering renegotiations of rental contracts, disputes and environmental due diligence. Land use is one of practice head Luis Rafael Pellerano's key specialisms, and he is also known for handling projects involving hotels, retail centres, office buildings and mixed-use developments. Development, investment, leasing, financing and asset management are among his areas of expertise. Gustavo Mena, Urania Paulino and Belkys Génesis Rodríguez are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rafael Pellerano

Testimonials

‘The firm really understands business needs. The lawyers are very available and responsive. They are very helpful problem solvers during challenging times.’

‘Luis Rafael Pellerano is someone you really trust and you can turn to for support during challenging times. He is an exceptional lawyer.’

‘Urania Paulino works hard to learn about new industries and to develop important contacts in the Dominican Republic. Belkys Génesis Rodriguez provides counsel on many topics and is a subject-matter expert on issues relating to consumer protection.’

Key clients

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Belfond Enterprise

Unicomer Group

Cosentino Group

Barrick Gold Corporation

Goldquest Mining Corporation

Kinnox

Dentons United Kingdom

CHT Energy

Pellerano Nadal is a full-service law and consulting firm founded by a talented team with more than 40 years of experience providing first-rate legal, regulatory and consulting services. At Pellerano Nadal, we are guided by our clients’ needs and strive to provide trustworthy and dedicated legal and advisory services in a wide array of practice areas.

Our experienced team has also represented 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.

We strive to provide our clients with solutions in all aspects and life cycles of their business ventures. We counsel them when investing 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 maximize rewards and ensure compliance with local law.

When strategies evolve to 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 and maximize gains.

Our team has over 40 years of experience counseling clients 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, amongst others. The team also assists clients when challenges and disputes arise during the course of their business activities. Our extensive litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience, combined with a strong business acumen and pragmatic approach, enable us to tackle the most complex matters and offer clients efficient and effective solutions to their commercial and dispute-related challenges.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Corporate, Banking and Finance, Natural Resources and Managing Partner Luis R. Pellerano lpellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Partner. Natural Resources and Head of Litigation and Environment Gustavo Mena gmena@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Partner. Head of Tax and Co-Head of Corporate, Banking and Finance Caroline Bono cbono@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Senior Counsel. Aviation, Transportation, Corporate. and Banking and Finance Urania Paulino upaulino@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Senior Counsel. Administrative Law. Corporate. Belkys G. Rodriguez brodriguez@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
Advisor. Corporate and Banking and Finance, Ricky Pellerano rpellerano@pellerano.com 809 473 4545
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