Norman G. De Castro

Practice Areas

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.

He is trilingual in Spanish, English and French.


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.

Education and Publications

Graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra where he obtained a Law Degree with honors Magna Cum Laude, Norman De Castro holds his Master’s Degree in Corporate Law at Bordeaux I Université, Spécialité Droit des Affaires, and holds a Higher Diploma with Specialization in Civil Law and Political Science at Paris II Université, obtaining the Assez-Bien distinction in each of these studies, carried out in Paris, France. Among his publications are the following:

  • Annotated Social Security Act, (CILS, KluwerLaw Publications, Austria, 2006).
  • Executive Summary of the Labour Code, (Santo Domingo, 2006).
  • Legal Framework in Labor Affairs, (CILS, Austria, 2005).
  • Business Guide: Legal and Fiscal Framework (Revista Saint Domingue Affaires, Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce, Santo Domingo, R.D. 1997-2000)
  • The Legal Audit (Judicial Gazette, 1993)
  • The New Labor Code: Executive Summary (PUCMM Legal Review, 1992).

Affiliations and credentials

He was Dominican Ambassador to the French Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco and is currently Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa in the country. He has been a professor at prestigious universities in the country and is the author of recognized publications and executive summaries in labor and social security matters of the Dominican Republic.

He served for nearly five years at the Board of Directors of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery, as well as an alternate member of the Board of Directors of Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos. He has served as Director of the Dominican Association of Corporate Lawyers, as a full member of the Board of Directors of Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana (Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic), Chairman of the Committee in Dominican Republic of the International Chamber of Commerce, member of the Asociación de Jóvenes Empresarios -ANJE- (National Association of Young Entrepreneurs), member of the Dominican section of the Institut International de Droit d’Expression et l´Inspiration Françaises, Vice-President of the Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce and Secretary of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce.

He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the French Alliance in the Dominican Republic, President of the South Africa-Dominican Republic Friendship Association, member of the Dominican Bar Association and Treasurer of the Trampoline Children’s Museum.