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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.

Because of the firm’s dedication to integrity, responsiveness and professional excellence, it has achieved a status of go-to counsel in many crucial business areas, such as corporate transactions, project finance, and tax, labour, and government relations. 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 and M&A: the team advises clients on operating, financing and expanding their investments in the Dominican Republic. It routinely handles large-scale cross-border M&As and spin-offs.

Banking and finance: JCP attorneys possess significant insight into the local market conditions and realities in the negotiating, structuring and documenting of financial agreements. JCP’s particular strength comes from its experience representing banks and private equity firms in investment projects.

International arbitration: the firm has unmatched expertise in matters involving Dominican interests, acting both as lead and local counsel. Members have participated in international arbitration proceedings as experts on Dominican law and as local attorneys under the rules of the AAA/ICDR, ICC and UNCITRAL.

Intellectual property: the firm provides full support during the entire life cycle of trademarks, distinctive signs, patents, industrial designs, and utility models.

Litigation: the firm handles a range of commercial and civil matters before Dominican courts of all jurisdictions, including administrative, real estate, labor, criminal, appellate and constitutional courts.

Customs and international trade: the firm’s clients 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 represents its clients’ position at the highest levels, while upholding its commitment to transparency and accountability in dealings with the government agencies.

Energy: JCP 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.

Aviation: the firm assists airlines and aviation-related businesses with regulatory, administrative, commercial, enforcement and litigation matters. It represents airlines in the Dominican Republic, companies providing ramp and catering services, and insurance companies working with airlines.

Hospitality and real estate: 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 the success of any real estate operation.

Telecommunications: local and international telecom service providers rely on JCP’s 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.

Labor and employment: the team advises on hiring and terminating employees, developing internal labor regulations, complying with labor and social security laws, and dealing with labor unions.

Partners: 6

Other fee-earners: 19

Total staff: 52

Above material supplied by Jiménez Cruz Peña.

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