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AVENIDA WINSTON CHURCHILL 1099, CITI TOWER EN ACROPOLIS, PISO 14, SANTO DOMINGO DN 10148, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2

Jiménez Cruz Peña

An active player in the financing sector, especially for banks and funds, Jiménez Cruz Peña is also strong on corporate restructuring, corporate governance, debt restructuring and cross-border M&A. Name partner Luis Jiménez advised Banco Activo Universal de Venezuela on its $8m acquisition of an asset belonging to a Dominican bank, as well as helping it obtain a licence for the client to operate in the Dominican Republic as a commercial bank. Also on the M&A side, Rosa Díaz acted for Accor on its $6m sale of the operations of Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Hotel Mercur and Hotel Francés. Demonstrating the practice’s capability in the funds subsector, Katherine Rosa assisted Advanced Asset Management with structuring the public offering of a $65m social development investment fund named ‘Fondo Cerrado de Desarrollo de Sociedades Advanced Oportunidades de Inversión’. José Cruz and Marcos Peña are also noted; both are ‘very capable’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Highly regarded international arbitrator Marcos Peña and litigation (and labour) practice head Rosa Díaz co-lead the contentious practice at Jiménez Cruz Peña which acts for private and state-owned clients, both domestic and international clients. The team is very active in real estate and tourism disputes, and also counts litigation in the regulated sectors such as energy and telecoms as a particular strength. it is also active in distribution and agency claims (under Law 173), commercial and civil litigation, civil liability and consumer protection matters. Recent representations include successfully defending a corporate client against a $517m tax assessment, the avoidance of labour severance payments, and the recovery of multimillion-dollar losses. On the arbitral front, the firm has both capability and experience acting as both local and lead counsel and as experts on Dominican law; past matters include representing foreign investors in a multi-hundred-million-dollar case under the France-DR BIT, a case under DR-CAFTA and cases before the ICC court.

Leading lawyers

Marcos Peña - Jiménez Cruz Peña

Next generation lawyers

Kharim Maluf - Jiménez Cruz Pena

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Jiménez Cruz Peña

With experience in trade marks, copyrights, patents, utility models and industrial designs, Jiménez Cruz Peña is strong on the regulatory and contentious aspects of the IP sector, and has particular ability in the crossover between IP and corporate transactional work. Key sectors of activity include manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and sports and entertainment. Name partners Luis Jiménez and Marcos Peña are the key contacts.

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 2

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Jiménez Cruz Peña’s strengths include large real estate developments, infrastructure projects and property acquisitions and disposals; the team also handles project finance, real estate taxation, contentious matters and regulatory issues. Marcos Peña and Luis Jiménez are the names to note; Vilma Veras is also active in the sector.

Leading lawyers

Marcos Peña - Jiménez Cruz Peña

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Jiménez Cruz Peña has strong international arbitration credentials through Dominican member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) Marcos Peña and ‘rising star’ Rosa Díaz. As well as acting as arbitrator and counsel, Medina Garrigó Abogados’ Fabiola Medina regularly provides expert opinions in high-profile international disputes. At Bobadilla Abogados, Andrés Bobadilla is highly regarded by peers, and ‘has experience in important arbitration cases involving high-net-worth individuals and companies’. Pereyra & Asociados’ Luis Miguel Pereyra is ‘highly qualified, trustworthy and dynamic’.

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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2

Jiménez Cruz Peña

An active player in the financing sector, especially for banks and funds, Jiménez Cruz Peña is also strong on corporate restructuring, corporate governance, debt restructuring and cross-border M&A. Name partner Luis Jiménez advised Banco Activo Universal de Venezuela on its $8m acquisition of an asset belonging to a Dominican bank, as well as helping it obtain a licence for the client to operate in the Dominican Republic as a commercial bank. Also on the M&A side, Rosa Díaz acted for Accor on its $6m sale of the operations of Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Hotel Mercur and Hotel Francés. Demonstrating the practice’s capability in the funds subsector, Katherine Rosa assisted Advanced Asset Management with structuring the public offering of a $65m social development investment fund named ‘Fondo Cerrado de Desarrollo de Sociedades Advanced Oportunidades de Inversión’. José Cruz and Marcos Peña are also noted; both are ‘very capable’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Highly regarded international arbitrator Marcos Peña and litigation (and labour) practice head Rosa Díaz co-lead the contentious practice at Jiménez Cruz Peña which acts for private and state-owned clients, both domestic and international clients. The team is very active in real estate and tourism disputes, and also counts litigation in the regulated sectors such as energy and telecoms as a particular strength. it is also active in distribution and agency claims (under Law 173), commercial and civil litigation, civil liability and consumer protection matters. Recent representations include successfully defending a corporate client against a $517m tax assessment, the avoidance of labour severance payments, and the recovery of multimillion-dollar losses. On the arbitral front, the firm has both capability and experience acting as both local and lead counsel and as experts on Dominican law; past matters include representing foreign investors in a multi-hundred-million-dollar case under the France-DR BIT, a case under DR-CAFTA and cases before the ICC court.

Leading lawyers

Marcos Peña - Jiménez Cruz Peña

Next generation lawyers

Kharim Maluf - Jiménez Cruz Pena

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Jiménez Cruz Peña

With experience in trade marks, copyrights, patents, utility models and industrial designs, Jiménez Cruz Peña is strong on the regulatory and contentious aspects of the IP sector, and has particular ability in the crossover between IP and corporate transactional work. Key sectors of activity include manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and sports and entertainment. Name partners Luis Jiménez and Marcos Peña are the key contacts.

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 2

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Jiménez Cruz Peña’s strengths include large real estate developments, infrastructure projects and property acquisitions and disposals; the team also handles project finance, real estate taxation, contentious matters and regulatory issues. Marcos Peña and Luis Jiménez are the names to note; Vilma Veras is also active in the sector.

Leading lawyers

Marcos Peña - Jiménez Cruz Peña

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Jiménez Cruz Peña has strong international arbitration credentials through Dominican member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) Marcos Peña and ‘rising star’ Rosa Díaz. As well as acting as arbitrator and counsel, Medina Garrigó Abogados’ Fabiola Medina regularly provides expert opinions in high-profile international disputes. At Bobadilla Abogados, Andrés Bobadilla is highly regarded by peers, and ‘has experience in important arbitration cases involving high-net-worth individuals and companies’. Pereyra & Asociados’ Luis Miguel Pereyra is ‘highly qualified, trustworthy and dynamic’.

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