Agency, Distribution and Franchising
Our services include the negotiation and drafting of distribution and franchising agreements therein including everything related to their construction, implementation and termination, use of intellectual property rights and production and marketing assets.
Banking, Financing and Capital Markets
Our attorneys have ample experience in banking and financial products and operations, such as factoring, leasing, project funding, mortgage and consumers financing, investment banking and banking regulations in general. We provide assistance in all project financing stages, such as structuring proposal, financing terms, construction and operation.
Assistance is provided both to financial agencies and private individuals in all legal aspects related to bond issues, private and public placements and purchase of financial products. Our firm has been instrumental in providing legal assistance to secure investment and real estate funds in this country.
Gaming and Leisure
We have thirty (30) years’ experience in the gaming and lesiure sector representing major international clients. We are thoroughly familiar with gaming regulations as are applicable and have taken part in countless procedures aimed at securing and maintaining licenses
Cinema and Entertainment
We provide multiple legal services that include drafting and negotiating talent agreements, aiding in intellectual property and copyright licensing ,national and international coproduction agreements, legal concertation of audiovisual productions and the whole legal interconnection of the different intervening parts (authors, performers, investors, marks, sponsors) as well as any disputes as may arise.
We help our clients maximize such opportunities as are associated to the global trade of goods and services. We provide assistance in customs issues, identifying economic safeguards, legal issues concerning exportation and importation and counseling on the international terms of trade.
We provide assistance in everything related to the interpretation of and compliance with legal promotion rules and the defense of competition in goods and services markets, therein including unfair competition and restrictive commercial practices.
Assistance is provided to such clients as need to know and comply with such rules and principles as apply to purchasing and securing goods, services, works and licenses from the State. We provide assistance in everything related to drafting such documents as are required to take part in public biddings, representation and accompanying before the different public instances.
The geographical position of the Dominican Republic makes it an ideal platform for the international air transport of passengers and cargo. Consulting services are provided on the features and scope of such national and international aeronautical rules on private aviation as are applied both to local and foreign organizations.
Solutions related to consumers rights are provided in different situations such as general retaining conditions, abusive covenants rules, post-sales services, civil, commercial and criminal liability and damage compensation, as well as advice on rules for promoting and advertising goods and services
We have been acknowledged as leaders in the consulting market on corporate structure, corporate government and commercial matters in general. Upon facilitating an expert platform on legal, accounting, fiscal, risk management, regulatory and other related matters that may arise in any corporation operation.
We provide assistance in the business implications of the sports industry, both local and international, on presenting its multiple disciplinary challenges on corporate law, labor law, lawsuits, competition, real estate, bankruptcy, copyright, communication and fiscal rights.
Our corporate practice seeks to provide assistance to clients in a thorough understanding of such local rules as regulate taxes, rates and other fiscal obligations so as to legally maximize resources through tax paying efficiency while preventing any fiscal contingencies.
In the corporate area our knowledge and experience is offered to our clients, be they employers or employees, for the best representation of their interest under national and international labor rules.
Guidance is provided both to individuals and enterprises in their need to secure foreign visas, residence permits, work permits and naturalization.
Power and Hydrocarbons
We have considerable experience in serving entities that participate in the power and hydrocarbon sectors. We have dealt in contractual engineering applied to project funding and development. We have also successfully participated in clean energy projects, such as the acquisition and implementation of one of the first solar energy plants in the country.
Assets protection, assets planning, trust organization and administration matters are provided. Individuals, families and business owners are represented in their search for maximum safety for their assets. We are pioneers in the creation of one of the largest real estate private capital funds in this country.
Mergers, Acquisitions and JointVentures
Assistance is provided to our clients in achieving their aims when entering into mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures with other actors. We have consistently achieved positive results for our clients, including highly regulated sectors.
We provide assistance in planning and securing permits, applying for incentives, implementing tax strategies and transferring funds abroad. Our office has represented countless successful foreign investments on major projects in the tourist area and other sectors.
Real property in our country is evidenced by a Property Deed issued by the competent authorities and duly filed in the public records. Rights shall be individualized and each property identified under a system of cadastral designations. We have considerable experience both in real estate identification and all such administrative steps as are involved such as determination of boundaries, subdivisions, boundary marking, mergers, condominium ownership.
Environment and Natural Resources
Assistance is provided to clients in all types of environmental procedures and steps therein including securing any permits and licenses, and complying with safety and health rules and regulations.
Legal services are provided in everything related to securing and updating mining exploration and operation permits, both metallic and non-metallic according to the rules in force.
The telecommunications sector is a very significant portion of gross internal product in the Dominican Republic. Our partner, Wanda Perdomo, has ample experience both practical and academic in this area, which is complemented by the experience of the staff in convergent sectors, such as competitors’ right, users’ right, economic rules and public retaining.
The tourism sector is one of the economic pillars of the Dominican Republic. Our staff has successfully oriented both local and international investors in the establishment and development of major projects. Our staff is especially trained in assisting clients in profiting from such incentives as are provided under Law 158-01 on Tourist Development and any related decisions by the Tourism Development Council (CONFOTUR), the Environmental Office and other authorities, besides continuing to provide assistance in any legal needs as may eventually arise after the start of operations.
Restructuring and Liquidating Individual Businesses and Enterprises
Legal provisions ruling this subject have been but very recently enacted in this country. However, our attorneys have for a long time been lending their legal knowledge to financially restructuring both of individual investors and enterprises while protecting creditors. Our strategic alliances with reputed authorized public accountant firms allows us to provide full service to any interested parties.
Inheritances and Donations
We will manage the needs of countless individual clients both in transferring their property either by succession or inheritance or as a statement of their will to graciously dispose of their assets for the benefit of other living individuals. We will very efficiently perform all necessary steps for any inherited assets to be distributed. Our office will perform all such steps as are required including any civil, tax and real estate matters.