Felipe Isa Castillo
AttorneyArthur & Castillo
Av. Roberto Pastoriza # 2-A
Edif. Ely, Third Floor, Naco
Santo Domingo 10122
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Felipe Isa Castillo - Attorney, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lawyer's ProfileDr. Felipe Isa Castillo, LL.M, is partner in Arthur & Castillo, and specializes in Commercial and Business Law, Foreign Investment Law, International Trade & Customs Law. He obtained the degree of Juris Doctor (JD) from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and Master in Laws in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Castillo has been a lawyer and legal counsel in the areas of business, litigation and government in the law firms Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Pereyra & Associates and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Bar AdmissionDominican Republic (2001)
AffiliationsAmerican Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR), Desk- America, Dominican- Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Dominican- German Chamber of Commerce, American Society of International Law (ASIL), Arbitrator of the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce and Production Center for Dispute Resolution.
Languages Spanish; English.
Joined the Law Firm in 2005
Lawyer's Areas of Practice
Litigation Percentage 30%
Professional ExperienceDr. Castillo focuses his practice in Commercial and Business Law, Foreign Investment Law, International Trade & Customs Law.
Dr. Castillo counsels national and international clients in their business operations and commercial and financial transactions with potential with impact in the Dominican Republic, and provides legal consulting services for the establishment of new business and the purchase and sale of existing business, due diligence processes, agency, distribution, franchise and representation contracts, obtainment of licenses and authorizations, installation of free zones, lease and purchase of real estate and their financing .
As a lawyer, he has represented local and foreign companies in litigation, arbitration, conciliation, participating in the drafting and review of recourses and legal suits in first degree, appeals, Supreme Court, administrative recourses, counseling in litigation strategy and negotiation in civil, commercial, administrative claims, tax claims, among others.
As academic, Dr. Castillo is professor of Commercial and Business Law in Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Law School and its joint program with Florida International University in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) Programs and and has participated in several different legal, business and investment seminars, and is the author of several publications on Commercial/ Corporate Law, Customs and International Trade.
PublicationsGuide to Purchasing Real Estate in the Dominican Republic (2013)
Free Zone Regimes and the Promotion of Exports. Gestión & Competitividad, January 2012.
Customs Valuation Rules, Gestión & Competitividad Magazine, July 2011
Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Gestión & Competitividad, April 2011.
DR Customs Regime, Investor’s Guide, AMCHAMDR, 2009, 2011 (Forthcoming update 2012).
Personal Data Protection (Co- Author), Global Privacy Book Aspen Publishers, New York, January 2009, 2011 (Forthcoming update 2012).).
Related Party Transactions in U.S. and U.K., Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2005.
BioTrade.com (Business Plan), Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2002
Harmonization of Corporate Law in the Era of Globalization, IUSE, Turin, 2001.
SeminarsProfessor of Legal Business Environment. International Business School. Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)- FIorida International University (FIU) MBA and BBA Program.
Professor of Commercial Law, School of Management / School of Law. UNIBE.
Corporate and Tax Planning Workshop. UNIBE, October, 2009.
Corporate Governance, New Corporate Law Seminar ANJE, March, 2009.
Corporate Governance Workshop, Coloquios Juridicos RV&HB, December 2006.
Past Employment PositionsDr. Castillo has been a lawyer and legal counsel in the areas of business, litigation and government in the law firms Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Pereyra & Associates and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Education•Corporate Finance/ Entrepreneurship GND Program, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (2010).
•Master International Business Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (2005).
•Master in International E- Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2002)
•International Trade Law Post Graduate Course, IUSE/ Turin University (2001)
•Juris Doctor (JD), Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, (2001)