DR&R Abogados y Consultores Fiscales is widely known for its expertise in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, trusts, taxation, labour, employment, and real estate. The firm partners’ backgrounds are well recognized throughout the country and even in the Central American-Caribbean area, with over 100 years of combined experience providing legal advice and assistance in all sectors in Dominican Republic. The firm capitalizes on its strategic locations in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, to assist both local clientele and foreign investors in the country.
In DR & R we are committed to providing valuable and timely services, with practical and creative solutions to complex financial and business matters in Dominican Republic. We are focused on our client’s needs by understanding their business, anticipating, and reacting to the changes in legislation and business climate and having a team of experienced, insightful, and innovative people who add value to every transaction.
Norman De Castro concentrates his practice in Commercial and Corporate Law and Labor Law. He has extensive experience in Real Estate, Foreign Investment and International Trade, Migration, Family Law and Free Trade Zones, collaborating in virtually all areas of Dominican law.
With more than two decades of experience in the legal field, Norman De Castro has advised local and international clients in the employment and labor legislation areas, especially multinationals and free zones companies. In his corporate practice, he provides advice and representation in brokerages, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital investments, licensing and distribution operations, and real estate. He is one of the pioneers in the Dominican Republic in offering legal advice in the film industry, having assisted several international entertainment and film productions held in the country, such as "Havana" and "Lost City". Mr. De Castro also offers consultations in telecommunications industry, media and sports law.
During his collaboration as a partner in one of the country's leading law firms, some of his most relevant cases were assisting the main group of oil, gas and petrochemical companies in the DR in its divestment process in the country, including the sale of its shares in the country's only Oil Refinery, and the sale of its retail distribution business; the establishment of several European retailers in the country; advising the largest professional baseball league in North America and several baseball teams in their operations in the country, among others.
Luis Rivas focuses his practice on litigation in the Dominican Republic, from all its angles. Represents national and international clients in arbitration, labor law, civil and commercial lawsuits, contentious - tax procedures, environmental claims, corporate and administrative responsibility disputes, real estate, family and inheritances processes, as well as in criminal and constitutional lawsuits.
Luis Rivas has already left an imprint on the Dominican legal world by inspiring judicial milestones such as the Constitutional Amparo Action in the Dominican Republic and the Unconstitutionality of the Principle of "Solve et Répète" (Previous Payment) in Dominican tax law; and through his intervention and experience in momentous civil, commercial, tax, criminal, real estate, consumer law and competition, constitutional, municipal cases, as well as contracts and administrative concessions in the country. He has participated in tenders of the Dominican State, purchases of goods and services and in contentious-administrative cases against the Dominican State.
Throughout his professional career he has accrued vast experience with high-profile cases including litigating in the Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo defending a company producing Rum and other spirits; representing an Asian bank in a millionaire collection case in the Dominican Republic; and representing the president of one of the largest commercial banks in the country as the defense in a fraud case.
Luis Rivas has litigated four important arbitration cases against the Dominican State, including landmark cases regarding freedom of expression and press rights. He has also led significant cases in the application of safeguard measures against mass imports and under DR-CAFTA. He has been involved in different areas of litigation, supported by the Dominican jurisprudence, working criminal cases in matters of economic and banking law, environmental disputes in the mining area, matters regarding distribution contracts, and medical malpractice cases.
Laura Feliz concentrates her practice primarily in Commercial and Corporate Law, providing advice on the purchase and sale of business, the management of capital and investment funds, corporate processes of dissolution, liquidation and business cessation. She manages extensively the issues of structuring and establishing, creating and organizing trusts. Laura represents and advises domestic and international clients in corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, financing and divisions.
Additionally, she works with the areas of Banking Law in project financing, guarantees, leasing contracts; Intellectual Property in registration and renewal of names, trademarks and logos; Real Estate assisting in the sale of real estate and real estate companies, instrumenting leases and the establishment of condominiums and real estate complexes.
Milciades Rodríguez's practice includes Tax Advice, Administrative Claims, Tax Contentious Claims, Strategy Design and Tax Planning, Corporate Reorganizations and Due Diligence Procedures.
Milciades Rodriguez is considered by his colleagues as "the advisor of advisors". His practice includes Tax Advice, Administrative Claims, Tax Contentious Claims, Strategy Design and Tax Planning, Corporate Reorganizations and Due Diligence Procedures. He is also co-author of the four editions of one of the most important works in this field published in the country: Annotated Tax Code of the Dominican Republic and Complementary Legislation.
Milciades is a brilliant strategist with a comprehensive advice since he has extensive knowledge of corporate, commercial, labour and trusts laws, among others. He is currently Chairman of the Committee on Tax Affairs of the Institute of Authorized Public Accountants of the Dominican Republic (ICPARD), an institution to which he has belonged for more than three decades. In addition to this he is Founding Member and former President of the National Council of Tax Advisers (CONACI).