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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

JJ Roca & Asociados

Firm Profile

Santo Domingo

  • Profile
  • Calle El Vergel No. 45A
  • Edif. J.A. Roca Suero
  • Ensanche El Vergel
  • Santo Domingo
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic
  • 10107

Firm profile submitted by JJ Roca & Asociados

JJ Roca & Asociados was established in 1998 in the city of Santo Domingo de Guzman, capital and financial hub of the Dominican Republic. It is a general practice firm that carries out its work throughout the country and channels assistance in other parts of Latin America, specially the Caribbean. Under an atmosphere of teamwork, commitment, passion, responsibility and ethical values, the entire team at ROCA are committed to providing their clients with an exceptional service. The combination of its size, diversity of its structure, commitment, integrity and experience of its members, guarantee a personalised, trustworthy and cost effective legal service.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking & Finance:
The breadth of its practice has allowed ROCA to advise recognised financial institutions on a full range of legal issues. It has participated in structuring loans for Dominican companies with international entities and regularly performs due diligences in projects and financial transactions. The team has pioneered in creating the contractual framework for the first private electronic market for private offerings in the Dominican Republic, as well as the legal and corporate structure for the first company dedicated to factoring medical bills.
Corporate: The firm counsels clients on all aspects of corporate law, including the incorporation of companies in different jurisdictions, corporate structures for investment projects and regulatory and licensing issues. Its broad diversification enables the firm to provide clients with coordinated legal advice and an experienced team of transactional attorneys, capable of handling issues arising from complex corporate transactions.
Employment & Social Security: The firm has extensive experience managing regulatory issues related to the recruitment of local and foreign human capital, mitigating labour contingencies, as well as assistance to clients on company restructurings.
Foreign Investment: ROCA advises foreign clients regarding protection and benefits afforded under Dominican investment laws. The firm has coordinated foreign investments through complex credit and financial asset acquisitions and has handled investment bonds for tourism projects.
Intellectual Property: The wide range of services include audit of trademark portfolios, registration, renewals, processing and maintenance of patents, utility models, industrial designs and health permits. The team advises a wide range of clients in the entertainment and communications industry, including best-selling authors and composers. Team members are actively involved in monitoring changes to the legal framework through prestigious associations leading IP issues in the DR, as well as in organisations and committees permanently addressing these issues worldwide. ROCA provides IP services in the Dominican Republic and in many of the Caribbean islands as well.
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution: With a well-known track record in litigation, ROCA is counsel to some of the largest banks. Its notable practice has led it to counsel telecommunication service providers, insurance companies and various industries in high profile and complex litigations. Acting as local counsel in international arbitrations has also enriched its diverse experience in contentious matters.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The M&A team represented the buyers in the acquisition of a telecommunications company, after a successful restructuring under Chapter 11 in NY and managing to overcome an opposition by the Central Bank of the DR. After completion of this complex acquisition process - to date a unique and historic case for the country- it continued the consolidation process of corporate, litigation and tax issues, division of its subsidiaries and assets, as well as the merger of other companies including a major Dominican cable company. This was one of the largest legal and economic movements performed on Dominican soil to date.
Real Estate: ROCA represents clients in the acquisition, sale and other real estate related agreements. The firm assisted in the restructuring of a tourism project for over twenty five million dollars in the eastern part of the island. Recognised for its attention to detail, ROCA has worked extensively correcting, reorganising and regularising land titles for its clients.
Securities: Legal advice and representation on contingency purchases, financial risks, mortgage loans, million dollar credit portfolios, bonds, leaseto- own loan transfers, assignment of receivables and assistance in their realisation, have formed part of one of the most eloquent corporate team experiences.
Taxation: ROCA provides clients with integrated teams to advise on strategic planning and matters related to taxation. The firm has led transfer pricing studies for companies bound by its parent company, has collaborated on international tax issues with renowned international firms and has advised a pioneer company offering electronic discount coupons in the Dominican market.

LANGUAGES: English, French and Spanish.