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Pellerano Nadal
Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance Tier 3

Six-strong boutique firm Pellerano Nadal opened its doors in November 2018 and counts transactional matters, finance, restructuring, capital markets and corporate governance among its key capabilities. Project finance is another area of strength and the team also has litigious ability. The firm acts for international and domestic clients, be they borrower or lender, purchaser or target; clients include the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Goldquest, Incoa, American Clothing Exchange, Unicomer, Embraer and Jet Blue. Managing partner Luis Rafael Pellerano's reputation precedes him; highly regarded for his M&A expertise, financings and capital markets, he recently led the local counsel to underwriters Bank of America and JP Morgan Securities on a $2.5bn sovereign bond offer by the Dominican Republic. Fellow founding partner Gustavo Mena acts for banks, financial institutions, and investment trusts; also a key contact, senior counsel Urania Paulino has over 20 years' experience of corporate, banking, capital markets and contractual matters, among others. clients in mandates.

Real estate and tourism Tier 3

In operation since late 2018, boutique firm Pellerano Nadal counts project finance as a key capability and construction, corporate real estate and environmental matters as  additonal areas of expertise. Recent matters saw the team advise a power company on contractual issues with the Dominican government, and assist US company Incoa Performance Minerals with the construction and financing of a calcium carbonate project. On the tourism and hospitality side, the group advises JetBlue on regulatory matters. Luis Rafael Pellerano is well known for handling high-profile infrastructure projects, while Gustavo Mena is an experienced environmental law practitioner, having previously been at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Senior counsel Urania Paulino and senior associate Belkys Génesis Rodríguez are also noted.

Pellerano Nadal

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 R. 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 our clients’ strategic partners and are strongly committed to not only by helping our clients mitigate risk, but also helping them discover business opportunities.

Unrivaled Experience

Our founding partner, Luis Rafael Pellerano, has over 35 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 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$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.





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