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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Firm Profile

Santo Domingo

  • Profile
  • Torre Citigroup en Acrópolis, piso 14
  • Av. Winston Churchill 1099
  • Santo Domingo
  • Distrito Nacional
  • Dominican Republic

Firm profile submitted by Jiménez Cruz Peña

THE FIRM: Jimenez Cruz Peña is one of the largest full-service law firms in the Dominican Republic, founded in 2003; JCP is equipped with veteran talent and all the resources to handle any legal challenge to the local and global business communities. The firm has an excellent client service: 24/7 availability and record response times, their closely-knit, internationally trained legal team provides innovative business solutions that frequently exceed their clients’ expectations.
Thought leadership: regularly draft key legislation and contribute to professional publications.
Because of the firm’s dedication to integrity, responsiveness and professional excellence, they have achieved a status of go-to counsel in many crucial business areas, such as corporate transactions, project finance, and tax, labour, and government relations. A pioneer of the international arbitration in the Dominican Republic, JCP regularly acts in cases before leading arbitration institutions, both as local and lead counsel. JCP is member of Multilaw.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate & M&A: The team advises clients on all legal and business aspects of operating, financing and expanding their 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. 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 our 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).
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 our clients at the administrative and congressional levels, promoting and obtaining modifications in regulatory proposals of interest to our clients, while upholding our 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.
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. We 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.

LANGUAGES: English, French, Italian, Spanish.

CLIENTS
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.