Banking, Finance, Insurance and Capital Markets

Santana Ripoll & Assoc., advises commercial banks, international financial institutions, investment banks, stock exchange agents, and other financial institutions with respect to all of their legal needs.

The firm represents lenders and borrowers on a wide range of credit facilities, including syndicated loans, secured and unsecured lending, and project and acquisition financing.

We also provide assistance on regulatory and compliance issues for financial institutions. The firm represents international financial institutions interested in establishing branches and representative offices in the Dominican Republic.

Structured finance team operates at the cutting edge of structured finance work, implementing complex transactions in structured products, securitizations, asset acquisitions, project finance, and tax-driven matters.


Santana Ripoll & Assoc., has vast experience advising insurance clients on a broad range of subjects, including regulatory issues and the development of insurance-related financial products.

With respect to insurance disputes, our firm has an impeccable record and has played an important role in representing parties in many cases and disputes in the Dominican Republic.

Capital Markets & Securities

Our extensive knowledge of the consolidated regulation of the Dominican Securities Law and Trusts Law has allowed us to advise the country’s securities brokers about the practical effects and implications.

The firm’s corporate and finance lawyers handle equity securities, bonds, convertibles and other hybrid securities, project bonds, and asset-backed securities. Our lawyers have a unique expertise in the financing of syndicated loans and initial public offerings, as well as the issuance of securities in the local market, and international issuances under US Regulation S and Rule 144A.

The firm’s experience in this area involves representing clients in many industries, handling transactions in information technology and telecommunications, media and technology, energy, transportation, and manufacturing, among others.

We help private companies go public, relaying on our vast experience and knowledge of the capital market. These transactions usually take the form of a reverse merger, a direct IPO, or an underwritten IPO, and we have done them all.

There is more to these transactions than just drafting and signing contracts and, we have represented clients in all aspects from start to finish, including the following:

  • Private Company and Shell Due Diligence
  • Outlining Roadmap to Get Public
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Institutional Private Placement
  • High Net Worth Individual Private Placement
  • Financial Statement Audit
  • Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Trading Symbol or Listing Application; 15c2-11
  • Transfer Agent Selection
  • DTC Clearance
  • Follow-on Capital Raise

Banking, Finance, Insurance and Capital Markets