Purchasing DR Real Estate From Government

On September 27, 2016, the Dominican Republic (DR) Executive Branch issued Decree No. 268-16 creating the Evaluation Commission of Real State Lands Registered as Owned by the Sugar Mills belonging to the Dominican State Sugar Council or Consejo Estatal del Azucar (CEA). The Decree recognizes the DR’s economic transformation, where Government lands originally dedicated to […]

DR to become Caribbean’s Air Hub

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic’s tourism industry and commercial aviation representatives agreed on August 10, 2016 to work to make the country the Caribbean’s major air hub. The proposal was discussed in a gathering hosted by the Dominican Tourism Press Association (Adompretur), where the president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC)  promised […]

DR Real Estate Property Survey

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) On May 16th, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution No. 1419-2013, of Diverse Procedures before the Title Registrars and the Cadastral Measurement Offices (“Resolution No.1419-2013”). Within the Diverse Procedures proposed in such Resolution No.1419-2013, is the survey (or deslinde) of real estate properties supported by Annotated […]

Buying Dominican Real Estate

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type […]

DR Investment Tax Incentives

By Maria Arthur marthur@aclaw.com The Dominican Republic offers ample foreign investment tax incentives laws. Exports Promotion: Law 84-99 of Promotion of Exports of the Dominican Republic provides for certain incentives, such as the reimbursement of taxes and customs duties paid by the exporters for raw materials, components, intermediate goods, labels, containers and packing material, if […]

DR Tourism Law

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Tourism Law 541 of 1969 of the Dominican Republic declares of national interest the promotion of Dominican tourism, whether, historic, religious, archaeological, of natural resources and all other forms and its related activities. Tourism Law 541 was enacted at a time when most Dominican Tourism was of local nature […]

Hard Rock Hotel SDQ Construction Q1 2016

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Hard Rock Hotel executives have presented the Dominican Government a project for the construction of a Hotel in the business and financial center of Santo Domingo. The Hard Rock Hotel Santo Domingo will be 40 stories high and will be built at Lincoln Avenue in  in the first quarter of […]

Buying DR Property: Avoiding Conflicts

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central America. Many foreigners who come to the Dominican Republic, for either business or pleasure, discover the many different environments found within a short drive: major internationally-linked cities, scenic tropical country sides, serene mountain ranges, and pristine white sand […]

DR Hotels & Casinos Minimum Wage

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Employers in the Dominican hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, cafes, cafeterias, night clubs, fast food and other food and beverage business, should know that Dominican Labor Ministry Resolution 17-2015 of National Minimum Wage for such sectorized employees was approved on August 25, 2015. The most relevant provisions of Resolution 17-2015 include: […]

Buying Real Estate in Dominican Republic

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The purchase of Real Estate in the Dominican Republic is governed by Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Dominican Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of Form and Substance Among the […]