Rafael R. Dickson Morales
Rafael Dickson Morales- Partner-Director and Founder of DMAC.
Law Degree; 2002, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic, (magna cum laude).
Postgraduate in Civil Procedure, 2003; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Postgraduate in New Technologies, Outstanding, 2004; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
LLM, International Business; 2007, Université de Savoie et Université Pierre Mendes, France
Certificate program in Derecho Administrativo Sancionador, Universidad de Valladolid, España, 2014.
PhD Candidate in Derecho Administrativo Iberoamericano de la Universidad Da Coruña, España
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Corporate – M&A
Banking – Project Finance
Tax Law – Tax Planning and Asset Protection and Estate Planning
Mr. Dickson has more than 15 years of experience. Among its principal clients are intermediation entities, telecommunication companies, construction companies, family business groups, and Public Administration entities.
He has represented his clients in financial transactions, such as acquisitions and mergers, restructuration of loans, project finance for hotels, as well as in the energy, consumer goods and free zones sectors. Likewise, he collaborated in the engineering and contractual structure of securitization of assets.
Mr. Dickson has also been a consultant to different Public institutions for the consultation of administrative regulations. In terms of public procurement, he has led work teams in international public bids on telecommunications and social assistance to the Dominican Government. He has also been a consultant contractor of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the reviewing of public bidding documents in the Dominican Republic.
In arbitration, he has represented national and international companies in institutional arbitrations before the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Production and Commerce of Santo Domingo involving claims of US$8 million.
In administrative litigation, he routinely practices in the administrative courts acts and actions of the Administration. He successfully defended the Administration in the first litigious case in the Dominican Republic on unfair trade practices and safeguard measures.
He is currently a member of: the Foro Iberoamericano de Derecho Administrativo (FIDA), the Dominican Bar Association, the Board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Production and Commerce of Santo Domingo, Arbitrator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Production and Commerce of Santo Domingo, member of the National Association of young entrepreneurship (ANJE), the Asociación Dominicana de Derecho Administrativo (ADDA), and of the Board of Director of the Network Enlaces, Inc.
Professor of Administrative Law and Competitive Law. Law School of the Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE
Professor of Public Contracts. Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
Professor of Administrative Law in the National School of the Judiciary
Professor of Administrative Law. Constitutional Law LLM in the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD).
Publications and Presentations
Doctorado en Derecho Administrativo Iberoamericano de la Universidad Da Coruña, España.
“The Public-Private Partnerships as an Alternative Mechanism in the Planning and Financing of Public Projects in the Dominican Republic”, FIDA, 2017, Dominican Republic. Unpublished
“Transparency in Public Contracting”. In collaboration with Public Contracting in the Framework of fundamental social rights. Director Jaime Rodríguez-Arana, 2017, National Institute of Public Administration of Spain (INAP), ISBN 978-84-7351-593-1.
“Good management in the allocation of risks in Public-Private Partnerships in the Dominican Republic”, Jornadas de Mariñan, 2017, A Coruña.
“Background and Evolution of the Due Process of Administration in the Dominican Republic”, in Due Process, Volume IV, coordinated by Manuel Acuña, Luis Rodriguez, Juan Salinas and Arnulfo Sánchez, Tirant Lo Blanch, Mexico, 2016, ISBN 978-84-9143 -288-3.
“Transparency: A Mechanism for Control and Good Execution of Public Procurement in the Dominican Republic”, Puerto Rico, 2015.
“The Application of the Principle of Good Management to Economic Equilibrium in Public Procurement in the Dominican Republic”, XIII Ibero-American Congress of Administrative Law, 2014, DF, Mexico.
“Brief Review on the Economic Equilibrium in Public Procurement and its treatment in the Dominican Republic”, VII Mariñan Conference, 2014, Coruña, Spain.
“General Notions on the Theory of the Administrative Act”, Public Administration Review, Year IV, 2010.
“Mechanisms of Economic Equilibrium in Contracts”, Legal Studies, Vol. XII, No. 1.
“The Reserve of law in the Institution of Retention Agents”, Judicial Gazette, April 2005
“Normative Faculty of the General Directorate of Internal Taxes”, Judicial Gazette, Year 7, No. 170, October 2003.
“The Repeal of Legal Interest”, Judicial Gazette, Year 7, No. 162, July 2003.
“Indexation as Mechanism of Readjustment in the Dominican Republic”, Judicial Gazette, 2002.
“The assignation of risks in the public-private Collab: a vision of Spain and the Dominican Republic with precisions of other Ibero-America jurisdictions”, Dominican Republic, 2020
Knowledgeable in Italian