Christian Molina > ECIJA DVMS > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

ECIJA DVMS
Calle Rafael Augusto Sánchez Nº86
Torre Roble Corporate Center, Piso 1
Suite 201D, Piantini, Santo Domingo
10148
Dominican Republic
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Work Department

Trust, Banking, Real Estate, Leisure & Tourism, Corporate/M&A, Labour Law, Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Christian Molina is partner of the areas of Trust, Banking & Finance, Real Estate & Construction, Leisure & Tourism, Corporate/M&A, Labour Law, Dispute Resolution: litigation and arbitration at ECIJA Dominican Republic.

Christian is a transactional Lawyer with various specialty areas including trusts, corporative law, litigation, financial and banking services, real estate and touristic law and labor law.

He has served as legal consultant for a variety of international clients on the implementation, protection and maximization of their investments in the Dominican Republic.

Christian posses a wide experience as advisor of lenders in sophisticated financial transactions, from carrying out due diligence process to borrowers and its stocks, to the structuring of the corresponding loan contracts and the registration of the appropriate guarantees.

In addition, he has advised clients with investments in the field of energy, commercial real estate, implementing corporative acquisitions or conducting operations pursuant to complex business structures.

He has been a pioneer on the study of the recent Law on Mortgage and Trust Market, advising clients in the creation of trust societies and the structuring of guarantees and real estate trusts development of high complexity.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

Member of the Dominican Bar Association, and of the Dominican Trusts Association

Education

He obtained a LL.M., American Law, International Business Practice, Outstanding Achievement Award in American Law, from Boston University, and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

In the real estate space, ECIJA DVMS is best known for assisting high-end hotel clients with their acquisition and construction projects. Another significant focus for the practice is the sports industry; here, the firm stands out for advising sport teams with the acquisition of real estate and construction projects. Gabriel Dejarden focuses on the hospitality, baseball and financial services sectors, and Polibio Valenzuela combines his real estate expertise with experience acting in the tourism sector, including handling construction financing and construction agreements; the duo co-head the department. Christian Molina, who additionally covers trusts, affordable housing and public infrastructure, is also noted.

Dominican Republic > Banking and finance

ECIJA DVMS‘s banking and finance practice is recognised for its experience in debt and equity capital markets, particularly in connection to IPOs, and financing operations and financial regulation. The broad expertise of the team is of particular benefit when the group is acting as general counsel for financial institutions, trust companies and private clients, among others. The department is also able to draw upon practice head Polibio Valenzuela‘s involvement as co-chair of the International Finance and Securities Committee of the American Bar Association, and Christian Molina‘s experience as executive president of the board of the Dominican Trust Companies Association. Additionally, Gabriel Dejarden has a good reputation in the real estate financing area, thanks in part to his position as co-chair of the Cross-Border Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association.

Comparative Guides

Dominican Republic: Mergers & Acquisitions July 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic: Private Client January 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Client laws and regulations that may occur in Dominican Republic.