DR&R has a strategic alliance with Solutrust Dominicana, an affiliate of Solutrust Mexico, leaders in providing practical and innovative trust solutions, focused mainly on the establishment, management, operation and control of both, public and private trusts. Regardless of the size of the clients’s business or company, or the complexity of the problem or project size, the flexibility of our products and services allow us to provide tailored made trust solutions.
Our trusts experts advise clients on all legal, commercial and tax aspects to be taken into consideration when incorporating a trust. Our attorneys have assisted in the creation and operation of the Fiduciary that belongs to one of the largest business groups in the Dominican Republic.
Business and Corporate Law
Our lawyers and consultants have extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, which allows us to advise our clients in all areas of business practice and provide corporate advisory services in areas such as instrumentation of business contracts, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, capital management and investment funds, privatization, debt refinancing, commercial transactions and representation in negotiations, restructuring and insolvency. Our corporate practice includes the selection, structuring and establishment of appropriate corporate vehicles for your business.
DR&R has participated in milestone transactions on purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, and the installation of renowned international franchises in our country.
Foreign Investment / International Trade
DR&R has highly experienced lawyers in international trade and foreign investment. Our lawyers have been involved in some of the most important transactions establishing new foreign businesses in the Dominican Republic. Our firm provides legal services, business and tax advice on the installations of franchises, on both, import and export transactions, as well as provides assistance in terms of the legal framework and incentives for foreigners.
Our experts provide advice to various business groups in the management of Free Trade Agreements and other agreements.
Competition Law and Integrations
We offer our clients assistance in procedures and appeals before the Fair Competition Defense Board and advice the same regarding non-compete agreements, non solicitation, no contract and confidentiality.
In DR the figure of “consumer” has become a critical piece to the performance of companies. In the present, companies are obligated to respect consumer’ rights and enforce corresponding obligations. DR&R advises clients on consumer protection legislation, represents and defends the same on lawsuits regarding this matter, as well as in proceedings before the regulator PRO-Consumidor.
Labor and Social Security Laws
Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced lawyers in both labor and social security matters. This allows us to offer our clients the comprehensive support they need when making decisions in these areas.
We offer legal assistance and consultation regarding labor matters and in all fields of employment, including the registration of companies before labor authorities. We also offer advisory services in the development and/or revision of internal company policies, preventive labor audits, appeals and legal actions, implementation or review of employment contracts, termination of workers and labor restructuring, consulting and recruitment processes of expatriate staff, dispute resolution and mediation in labor issues, collective agreements negotiation, regulation of employment and work conditions, regulation of trade unions and occupational risk prevention, among others.
We also provide educational support through workshops on compliance with labor standards and main employers’ obligations under local law, as well as advice on social security legal framework, employees’ benefits administration and as well on employers’ payroll taxes and charges.
Our attorneys and consultants advise our clients in matters such as maritime insurance, Protection & Indemnity (P&I) Clubs, international transactions, import/export regulations, maritime transport agreements (Bills of Lading), port regulations and liability. We also support and advice our clients regarding the restructuring and insolvency of shipping companies, agents, stevedores, as well as maritime operations in taxation and all related regulatory and administrative matters.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
DR&R has a litigation team of the highest level, this allows us to provide our local and international clients the required legal assistance and counsel on matters ranging from family to criminal law, including civil and commercial law – such as debt collections, foreclosures, civil liability, contract infringement, divorce processes, inheritance matters, among others – as well as all aspects of criminal law, including intellectual and industrial property conflicts, economic criminal law, fraud, money laundering and criminal insolvency – in addition, our firm handles arbitration processes, labor and social security law cases, Corporate Governance and corporate law issues, environmental law counsel and dispute resolution and administrative law, among others.
The firm provides expert advice and assistance on intellectual property law. We provide counsel on copyright, patents, industrial design and trademarks, among others. This allows us to provide assistance to our clients on the registration and renewal of trade names, brands and brand logos, patents, as well as the correction of clerical errors, trade name change, author rights protection, among others. The previous includes advisoring and support on proceedings before local regulatory bodies such as ONDA and ONAPI and related assistance on conflict resolution.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising clients in the insurance sector, excelling in litigation proceedings concerning insurance companies and their clients. DR&R also supports its clients in mediation and conciliation processes in private insurance and reinsurance matters, as well as portfolio transfer operations of domestic and international insurance, among other issues in this area.
We have immigration experts who provide our clients with the assistance and counsel for obtaining minors travel permits, work permits and visas, regular and permanent residence visas, investment visas and rentier or pensioner visas, in addition we provide assistance and counsel on residency renewals and naturalization processes, among other services.
Competition Law and Integrations
We offer our clients assistance in procedures and appeals before the Fair Competition Defense Board and advice the same regarding non-compete agreements, non-solicitation, no contract and confidentiality.
Banking, Financial Services and Securities
DR&R offers advice to local and international clients on capital markets, securities regulation, compliance and corporate governance, investment funds, guarantees, project finance, leasing contracts, public finance, bond issues and economic development, among other aspects.
Our lawyers and tax consultants have participated in major financing transactions of large projects as well as corporate compliance and due diligence processes.
Given the global changes and the importance environmental law has taken on national and international law and the regulation of businesses, our experts advice the Firm’s clients on fulfilling regulatory standards and procedures, obtaining environmental permits and licenses and resolving environmental conflicts in general.
Administrative and Regulatory Law
The Firm provides legal assistance and due diligence processes for its clients before state agencies and institutions regarding public tenders, procurements and contracting, seizures and expropriations, grants and contributions, as well as in the corresponding administrative litigious procedures, among others.
DR&R offers comprehensive advice on tax matters for our domestic and international clients in areas such as general taxation, design strategies, personal, family and corporate tax planning and transfer pricing. The firm also assists clients in the filing of appeals before the corresponding authorities and courts in litigious matters of tax nature.
Our tax consultants are authors of important publications, executive summaries and the most comprehensive Annotated Tax Code in the Dominican Republic, and have participated in the development and discussion of General Rules and Regulations of the Dominican tax administration.
Real Estate / Real Estate Law
Our firm assists clients throughout the buy/sell process of real estate, lease agreements and assistance in real estate financing. Similarly, we provide all required legal services for promotion, development and technical contracts, as well as on the establishment of property condominium complexes as legal entities.
DR&R offers its clients comprehensive advice on family law, including legal assistance in civil and religious marriages, in the implementation of prenuptial agreements, inheritance and donations, including management of family assets, as well as different types of divorces (mutual agreement, irreconcilable differences and the expeditious process of “Express Divorce”) as well as reconciliations and mediations.