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AVENIDA WINSTON CHURCHILL 1099, CITI TOWER EN ACROPOLIS, PISO 14, SANTO DOMINGO DN 10148, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Tel:
Work +809 955 2727
Fax:
Fax +809 955 2728
Email:
Web:
www.jcpdr.com

Luis Julio Jimenez

Tel:
Work +809 955 2727 ext.2725
Email:
Jiménez Cruz Peña

Work Department

Business

Position

Corporate Law Economic Regulation Government Structuring and Project Finance

Career

Jiménez Cruz Peña, Founding Partner Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Partner (1995-2003) Russin & Vecchi, Washington, D.C., Senior Associate and Partner (1992-1995) Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Associate (1990-1992) Presidential Appointee as Member of the Board of Directors of CAASD (Water and Sewage Corporation of Santo Domingo) 2000-2004

Languages

Spanish English

Member

Reviewing Consultative Commission for the Executive Branch's Legal Advisor Office on the new Dominican Constitution (2010-Present) Dominican Association of Business Lawyers, Member of the Board (1998-2001) American Bar Association Inter-American Bar Association Bar of the Dominican Republic

Education

Georgetown University School of Business, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Washington, D.C., United States, Executive Certificate Program, 1994 Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., United States, LL.M., 1993 Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, LL.B., Magna Cum Laude, 1987


Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance

Within: Corporate and finance

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

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

Within: Real estate and tourism

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.

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