Luis R Pellerano is partner in charge of the firm’s international and foreign investment practice with over 35 years of experience, concentrating his practice in banking and finance. He has vast experience counselling foreign companies and multinationals entering the Dominican market and companies in highly regulated industries such as energy, mining, pharmaceuticals and financial service providers. 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, strategic alliances and corporate finance.
His representative transactions include advising: brewing company AmBev Dominicana in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana, the largest acquisition in the history of the Dominican Republic, for more than US$2 billion; leading mining corporations in the establishment of their operations, such as Barrick Gold Corporation, Xstrata and Perilya Ltd, including the financing of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine in Cotuí, which, at US$2.7 billion, was the largest registered foreign investment in the history of the Dominican Republic; underwriters in the US$1.5 billion sovereign bond offering by the State of the Dominican Republic conducted under Rule 144 A Reg S, the largest bond offering to date by the Dominican State.
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 Arbor, Michigan. He is a member of the board of the Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce and has been member of the board of Banco ADOPEM since 2012. Luis Rafael has served as vice president for the Dominican–Canadian Chamber of Commerce, president of the Dominican Association of Exporters (1994–1996), and president of the Dominican Mining and Oil Chamber. Luis Rafael is a member of the Dominican Bar Association and is fluent in Spanish and English.
WWL says: Luis Pellerano is a “dynamic” lawyer who “would be on anyone’s list of top practitioners"
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