Dominican Fast Divorce

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The Dominican fast divorce (“Divorcio al Vapor” in Spanish) is the most effective, easy, relieving, and confidential way used by foreign nationals and Dominicans residents abroad to get a divorce. The quick divorce in the Dominican Republic is a special mutual consent divorce which was established more than 45 years ago by […]

Dominican Company Incorporation

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The incorporation of a Dominican Company is a legal process outlined in our General Commercial Entities and Single Owner Limited Liability Enterprises Law 479-08 and better crafted for practical purposes by expert corporate lawyers like Arthur & Castillo. The main steps in establishing a Dominican Company (SRL) are the following: […]

Dominican Commercial Debt Collection

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The demand or suit for debt collection is the mechanism used by creditors to pursue the collection of moneys derived from a debt by means of the Dominican judicial system. Suing for debt collection should be most useful whenever the creditor considers that his credit is in danger of becoming […]

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 […]

DR Company Mergers and Spin Offs

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Under Dominican Republic Law 479-08 of Commercial Entities and Individual Limited Liability Enterprises provides that one or more business entities may by way of merger transfer their assets to an existing entity or to a newly incorporated entity. In relation to Dominican Republic company spin offs, Dominican Law No. 479-08 states […]

DR Limited Liability Company

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Usually business entities in Dominican Republic are incorporated as a Dominican Limited Liability Company or Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.). The Dominican Limited Liability Company or S.R.L. is the most common and efficient form of organizing a company in the Dominican Republic. The main characteristics of the Dominican Limited Liability […]

DR Foreign Branch Registration

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Branch registration may be possible for foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR). To begin the process, qualified legal counsel is required for evaluating the company incorporation documents, drafting, preparing and filing the required corporate documents for branch registration and requesting, responding, following up and […]

Dominican Republic Law Overview

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) An overview of Dominican Law  allows us to understand why Dominican Republic is the Caribbean‘s leading foreign investment, air and sea transportation, export free zones, and tourism destination. The main factors which helped Dominican Republic to attain this position are its geo strategic position in the very center of the Caribbean and between […]

Dominican Joint Ventures

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Law recognizes business entities which are contractual in nature and which are called “joint participation” entities. They are considered as business entities as long as their purpose and scope of activities are commercial in nature. These entities are incorporated through a contract by which two or more persons […]

Dominican SAS or simplified corporation

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Dominican SAS or Simplified Corporation may be incorporated among two or more persons, who are only liable for the amount of their respective share contributions and which will have legal personality. To its corporate name the words “Sociedad Anónima Simplificada” or S.A.S. shall be included. The by-laws will establish […]