Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Firm Profile

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores
AV. GUSTAVO MEJÍA RICART, esq. AV. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
TORRE PIANTINI, (Piso 13)
SANTO DOMINGO
C.P. 1014
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic > Tax Tier 2

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores' tax team is praised for its ‘focus on obtaining the best result for the client and efficiently establishing priorities', offering a broad practice which covers tax consulting, tax planning, litigation and the application of tax incentives (such as under the free zone regime). While the group predominantly acts for international companies, its client base also includes domestic companies and high-profile individuals. Managing partner José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto and Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez lead the team, which was bolstered by the addition of senior associate Maycar Johanna Mejía Barros from a role in the court system in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Alburquerque; Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez

Testimonials

The team is always willing to meet our needs as a client and cares about getting to know our business and concerns well.

José Manuel Alburquerque and Gina Hernández have always been willing to resolve our concerns in tax matters. The cases handled have been resolved to our satisfaction as they are highly qualified professionals.

The Alburquerque team has known our company for many years and also has extensive experience in the sector. Both factors combined are the perfect mix to meet the requirements of our business. They always focus on obtaining the best result for the client and efficiently establishing priorities.

Gina Hernández’ client service, availability, knowledge of our business and professionalism are key in the resolution of each case.

They make us feel very confident and their answers are solid and fully argued. We feel very well represented and confident with their team as they treat our problems as their own.

They are sincere, friendly and very serious.

Key clients

Caliente Club & Resorts

Condominio Bonita Village

Grupo Nolan

Redolin

Alvarez

Dominicana Development

Brinks Cash Solutions

ETC Services

Inversiones Latinas

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts

Work highlights

  • Assisted Caliente Clubs & Resorts with a revaluation of the declared value of the client’s properties and in administrative and jurisdictional appeals against the revaluation made by the tax authorities.
  • Assisted Catalonia Hotels & Resorts with requesting and obtaining definitive classification of the tourist project “Catalonia Cabeza de Toro”, in order to benefit from tax incentives for the promotion of tourism.
  • Assisted Top Logistics with a case brought by the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) against the client, due to the results of an audit process.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism Tier 3

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto, Laura Polanco Coste, and Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez lead the ‘innovative and capable‘ team at Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores, which advises on the full range of real estate and tourism matters, including foreign investments in the tourism sector, real estate and project finance, construction and environmental licensing, and tax issues. The practice was strengthened by the addition of senior associate Maycar Mejía Barros, whose work includes advising on permits for aviation and tour operations, from a role at the Constitutional Court in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto; Laura Polanco Coste; Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez

Testimonials

The team is very innovative and capable. They are very reliable.

Working with Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez, we trust that the job will be done correctly and quickly.

The team is very competitive in relation to other firms and surpasses a lot of others in relation to the client service.

For me, the plus is the personalised attention the team offers and the professionalism with which they handle matters. The firm differentiates itself from other competitors through its quick responses to clients’ requests. José Manuel Alburquerque and Laura Polanco stand out.

The people at Alburquerque are very professional and in the face of any new situation they can quickly identify the legal path to take and come with a concrete and clear proposal.

All the people we are in contact with are very efficient. They never leave anything hanging in the air and are always very clear in their comments and proposals. I would like to highlight Gina Hernández, José Manuel Alburquerque and Maycar Johanna Mejía.

Key clients

World2 Fly

Hotel Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana

Catalonia Hotels and Resorts

Caliente Club & Resorts

Hotel Naco

Inversiones Latinas

Aristides Lazo

Alcentro

TUI

Carrefour

Morgame Capital

Robert Bruno

Teófilo Cruz

César Latrilla

Grupo Nolan

John Alfonso López

Work highlights

  • Assisted World 2 Fly with obtaining permits from the Dominican authorities to establish a branch in the country and all the licences required to operate commercial flights from Spain and Portugal to the Dominican Republic.
  • Representing Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in the negotiation and structuring of an agreement concerning hotel bookings.
  • Assisted Grupo Nolan with drafting promissory sale agreements.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores benefits from its membership of the Terralex network, which supports the firm when taking on cross-border work, including advising foreign clients on setting up new entities in the Dominican Republic. The team also handles M&A and the implementation of commercial strategies for companies from the tourism, retail and finance sectors. The hotel sector is also a growing area of strength. Managing partner José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto runs the team with Gina Hernández Vólquez.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto; Gina Hernández Vólquez

Key clients

Caliente Club & Resorts

W2M -Iberostar

Inversiones Naschtia

Aponiente- W2M Group

CDH Carrefour

Inmobiliaria Cerivan

Banco Múltiple Santa Cruz

Martev Dominicana

Sparber Dominicana

David Maurel

Pernod Ricard Dominicana

Tüv Rheinland Certio

Work highlights

  • Advising Caliente Club & Resorts on the execution of due diligence on a touristic development in the north of the Dominican Republic.
  • Advising W2M -Iberostar on the potential acquisition of 65% of the participation of a Dominican company in the tourism sector, as part of the expansion of its operations globally.
  • Assisted Pernod Ricard Dominicana with the recovery of corporate assets and the transfer of shares.

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores is singled out as being ‘available to handle cases in different areas’, covering a wide range of litigation, although the team is particularly experienced in criminal cases and damages claims. José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto and Laura Polanco Coste co-head the practice and are experienced in civil, labour, real estate and criminal litigation. Associate Kendy Mariel García Acosta provides support, including in family law cases.

Practice head(s):

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto; Laura Polanco Coste

Testimonials

At Alburquerque Abogados they respond on time, and the partners are very accessible and are available to handle cases in different areas.

Laura Polanco’s client service, availability, knowledge of the client’s business and professionalism are key in the resolution of each case.

The Alburquerque team has worked with our company for many years and also has extensive experience in our sector. Both factors combined are the perfect mix to meet our requirements. They always focus on obtaining the best result for us and efficiently establish priorities.

Key clients

Altice Dominicana

CDH-Carrefour

Eulen América/American Sales & Management

Eulen Dominicana De Seguridad

Euronova Agro Import

Fidenzia Reizabal

Inmobiliaria Jaypa

Inversiones Azul del Este Dominicana (Hotel Catalonia)

Inversiones El Valle Realty

Inversiones F&G

Teófilo Cruz

Tui Dominicana

Work highlights

  • Acted for Inversiones El Valle Realty in filing an appeal before the Supreme Court of Justice in a dispute over the purchase of real estate.
  • Represented Inversiones Azul del Este Dominicana (Catalonia Hotel & Resorts) in a case before the Supreme Court of Justice against the company contracted to provide repair and conditioning services for the hotel pool.
  • Defending CDH-Carrefour against a claim for unfair competition and anti-competitive practices.

ALBURQUERQUE Abogados – Consultores is a consulting law firm based in the Dominican Republic with a rich history of more than 40 years of experience in the local and international market. Our goal is to provide services that meet the highest quality standards and comply with our core values: excellence, respect, responsibility, justice and equity.

We cater the perfect combination of traditional legal assistance with the most modern and innovative legal practices offered to worldwide companies including sectors such as aviation, communication, construction, energy, finance, food and beverages, IT, medical devices, mining, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, tourism, among others, which play an important role in the national economy.

At ALBURQUERQUE we are a multidisciplinary team that turns ideas into actions, serving tailor-made solutions that ensure optimal results and that lead our clients to position themselves and consolidate their presence in our country, while promoting their expansion into new markets.

We evolve with time and trends, the development and economic growth of the Dominican Republic and the advances caused by the growing flows of foreign investment. Now is the time to do business in the DR, let us guide you through the right path.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto jmap@alburquerque.com.do +1-809-549-4646
Corporate Business Partner Gina Hernández Vólquez ghernandez@alburquerque.com.do +1-809-549-4646
Photo Name Position Profile
José M. Alburquerque C. photo Mr José M. Alburquerque C. Founding Partner
José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto photo Mr José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto Managing Partner
Angie Del Jesús Garcia photo Miss Angie Del Jesús Garcia Business Development Director
Leslie Florián Castillo photo Miss Leslie Florián Castillo Labor Law and Social Security Associate
Kendy Mariel García Acosta photo Mrs Kendy Mariel García Acosta Dispute Resolution & Immigration Senior Associate
Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez photo Mrs Gina Alexandra Hernández Vólquez Corporate Business Partner
Prinkin Jiménez Chireno photo Mrs Prinkin Jiménez Chireno Labor & Social Security Partner
Laura Polanco Coste photo Mrs Laura Polanco Coste Dispute Resolution Partner
Partners : 5
Associates : 6
Paralegals : 3
Administrative Staff : 9
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