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Jiménez Cruz Peña


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Jiménez Cruz Peña, Partner (2011-present) Jiménez Cruz Peña, Senior Associate (2006-2011) Jiménez Cruz Peña, Associate (2003-2006) From 2003 to 2006, associate in an international law firm in Santo Domingo in litigation and labor and employment


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Bar of the Dominican Republic


Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, LL.M. in Business Law, 2004 Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, LL.B., Cum Laude, 2000

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: 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 starRosa 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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