Rafael R. Dickson Morales



  • PhD in Ibero-American Administrative Law from Universidad Da Coruña, España, 2019
  • Diploma in Administrative Law Penalties from Universidad de Valladolid, España, 2014.
  • LLM, International Business from Université de Savoie et Université Pierre Mendes, France, 2007.
  • Post-graduate studies in New Technologies from Outstanding, Complutense de Madrid University, Spain, 2004.
  • Post-graduate studies in Civil Procedure from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2003.
  • Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Dominican Republic, (magna cum laude), 2002.



  • 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 Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura (ENJ).
  • Professor of Administrative Law. Constitutional Law LLM in the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD).



Rafael has more than 20 years of experience. His main clients include the public administration, financial intermediaries, aviation sector entities, telecommunications companies, and family business groups.

He has represented clients in financial transactions, including acquisitions and mergers, loan restructuring and project finance for the hotel, energy, mass consumption and free trade zones sectors. He also collaborated in the engineering and contractual structure of asset securitization.

Rafael has also been a consultant to different entities and administrative bodies for the elaboration of legal drafts and administrative regulations. In the area of public procurement, he has led work teams in international public bids for various projects. He has been a consultant contractor for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (Worlbank Group) on issues related to public procurement and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). In the area of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and infrastructure projects, he has provided advice in the development of private and public initiative projects. 

In arbitration he has represented national and international companies in institutional arbitrations before the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Production and Commerce of the Dominican Republic and before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

In administrative litigation he has a regular practice in administrative contentious appeals against acts and actions of administrative bodies. He successfully defended the administrative body in the first litigation case in the Dominican Republic on unfair trade practices and safeguard measures, as well as the first action for injunctive relief. 

He is currently a member of the Dominican Bar Association, member of the Ibero-American Forum of Administrative Law (FIDA), of the Board of Directors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, member of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), member of the Dominican Association of Administrative Law (ADDA), member of the Board of Directors of links Investor Network, Inc. as well as Arbitrator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo.

He is a national and international speaker and lecturer in several seminars, congresses, and diploma courses on Administrative, Regulatory and Competition Law.



  • Public-Private Partnerships 
  • Infrastructure – Public Procurement
  • Administrative Law 
  • Corporate – Family Businesses 
  • Trusts – Project Finance 
  • Regulated Sectors (Banking, Energy, Securities Market, Insurance, Insurance, Telecommunications) 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Arbitration 
  • Administrative Litigation


  • “El nuevo régimen de las Alianzas Público-Privadas en la República Dominicana, Librería Jurídica Internacional”, 2021, ISBN: 978-9945-09-918-8.
  • “La Asignación de riesgos en la colaboración público-privada: Una visión de España y República Dominicana con algunas precisiones de otras jurisdicciones de Iberoamérica”, Thomson Reuters, Spain, 2019, ISBN: 978-84-1309-503-5.
  • “Las Alianzas Público Privada como Mecanismo Alternativo en la Planificación y Financiación de Proyectos Públicos en República Dominicana”, FIDA, 2017, Dominican Republic. ISBN 978-980-365-402-3
  • “La Transparencia en la Contratación Pública”. Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública de España (INAP), 2017. ISBN 978-84-7351-594-8
  • “La buena administración en la asignación de riesgos en las Alianzas públicos privadas en República Dominicana”, Jornadas de Mariñan, 2017, A Coruña, Spain.
  • “Antecedentes y Evolución del Debido Proceso Administrativo en República Dominicana”. In the book: El Debido Proceso, Tomo IV, coordinadores Manuel Acuña, Luis Rodríguez Juan Salinas y Arnulfo Sánchez, Tirant Lo Blanch, 2016, ISBN 978-84-9143-288-3,
  • “Asignación de riesgos en la contratación pública en República Dominicana: Un criterio de Buena Administración”, Jornadas de Mariñan, 2015, A Coruña.
  • “El procedimiento administrativo sancionador en República Dominicana”, FIDA, 2018, Republic of Ecuador.
  • “La Transparencia: Un Mecanismo de control y Buena ejecución de la Contratación Pública en República Dominicana”, 2015.
  • “La Aplicación del Principio de Buena Administración al Equilibrio Económico en la Contratación Pública en República Dominicana”, XIII Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho Administrativo, 2014, Mexico.
  • “Breve Reseña sobre el Equilibrio Económico en la Contratación Pública y su tratamiento en República Dominicana”, VII Jornadas de Mariñan, 2014, Coruña, Spain.
  • “Nociones Generales sobre la Teoría del Acto Administrativo”, Revisa de Administración Pública, Año IV, 2010.
  • Application de la Théorie de l´Imprévision en Matière Civile dans le Droit Dominicain et Français, Mayo 2007.
  • “Mecanismos de Equilibrio Económico en los Contratos”, Estudios Jurídicos, Vol. XII, No. 1.
  • “La Reserva de ley en la Institución de Agentes de Retención”, Gaceta Judicial, abril, 2005.
  • “Facultad Normativa de la Dirección General de Impuestos Internos”, Gaceta Judicial, Año 7, No. 170, octubre 2003.
  •  “La Derogación del Interés Legal”, Gaceta Judicial, Año 7, No. 162, Julio 2003.
  • “La Indexación como Mecanismo de Reajuste en la República Dominicana”, Gaceta Judicial, 2002.



  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Knowledge of Italian

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