MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate & M&A: The team advises clients on all legal and business aspects of operating, financing and expanding its investments in the Dominican Republic. The firm has become a leader in the M&A practice in the Dominican Republic. It routinely handles large-scale cross-border mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs of businesses with presence in the country. JCP attorneys possess vast experience representing Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, capital providers, as well as local state and private entities, across a wide specter of industries, from energy and mining to hospitality and manufacturing. It also participates in negotiations outside the Dominican Republic of transactions involving Dominican corporate branches or subsidiaries.
Banking & Finance: Jiménez Cruz Peña draws value from the unique experience it gained representing global financial institutions and financial services companies in local and cross-border deals. JCP attorneys possess significant insight into the local market conditions and realities in the negotiating, structuring, and documenting financial agreements of all types. Although the firm’s clients include both borrowers and lenders, JCP’s particular strength comes from its experience representing both national and international banks and private equity firms in investment projects.
International Arbitration: A pioneer of the international arbitration practice in the Dominican Republic, the firm possesses unmatched expertise in matters involving Dominican interests, acting both as lead and local counsel. The members of Jiménez Cruz Peña have participated in international arbitration proceedings as experts on Dominican law and as local attorneys in arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA/ICDR), ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC), and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Intellectual Property: The robust intellectual property practice of Jiménez Cruz Peña handles a full range of matters in the country’s rapidly developing intellectual property area. JCP provides full support during the entire life cycle of trademarks, distinctive signs, patents, industrial designs and utility models - from search, clearance, and registration to ongoing maintenance, commercialisation, and administrative or judicial defence, both in the country and in other jurisdictions.
Litigation: The firm handles a wide range of commercial and civil matters before Dominican courts of all jurisdictions, including specialised administrative, real estate, labor, criminal, appellate and constitutional courts.
Customs & International Trade: The firm’s clients increasingly rely on its reputation for export and import controls, local taxation and customs matters. The team represents foreign exporters in safeguard investigations and local producers and industry associations challenging application of import and export control regulations.
Government Relations: JCP has responsive advocates with a direct line to policymakers across all branches of the government in shaping emerging financial, tax, energy and investment policy. Excel at contract negotiations with the state, obtaining approval for initiatives protecting the interests of the firm’s clients at the administrative and congressional levels, promoting and obtaining modifications in regulatory proposals of interest to its clients, while upholding the firm’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
Energy: JCP is the to-go-to firm when it comes to both, traditional and renewable energy projects. It is the only law firm in the country experienced in handling electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution. Having built a solid relationship with the country’s energy regulators, JCP is in a unique position to navigate the rapidly developing energy sector, including electrical, hydrocarbon, wind, solar, thermal and biomass energy projects. The firm’s clients include private developers, public companies, commercial lenders, multilateral development banks, export credit agencies, and contractors, among others, who JCP counsels on a variety of issues from project finance and mergers and acquisitions, to environmental and dispute resolution.
Aviation: The firm has one of the largest aviation practices in the country with bustling tourism industry, assisting airlines and aviation related businesses with regulatory, administrative, commercial, enforcement and litigation matters. Jimenez Cruz Peña represent the largest airlines in the Dominican Republic, companies providing ramp and catering services to airlines, and insurance companies working with airlines.
Hospitality & Real Estate: The JCP team is well known across the region for its ability to tackle the complex challenges of the Dominican real estate sector, one of the backbones of the country’s economy. From large infrastructure, energy, and commercial real estate developments to luxury residential real estate projects – JCP’s savvy approach, incorporating both legal and practical considerations, directly contributes to success of any real estate operation.
Telecommunications: JCP’s telecommunication practice is one of the most thriving in the country. Both local and international telecom service providers have relied on its expertise in connection with establishing, financing, operating or selling their telecom business in the Dominican Republic. JCP also represents radio stations, television channels and cable companies.
Labour & Employment: The team advises local and multinational companies on hiring and terminating local and foreign employees, developing internal labour regulations, complying with labour and social security laws, and dealing with labour unions.
Intellectual Property: The robust intellectual property practice of Jiménez Cruz Peña handles a full range of matters in the country’s rapidly developing intellectual property area. JCP provides full support during the entire life cycle of trademarks, distinctive signs, patents, industrial designs, and utility models - from search, clearance, and registration to ongoing maintenance, commercialisation, and administrative or judicial defence, both in the country and in other jurisdictions.
LANGUAGES: English, French, Italian and Spanish.
JCP attorneys possess vast experience representing Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, capital providers, as well as local state and private entities, across a wide specter of industries, from energy and mining to hospitality and manufacturing.