Mr José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto > Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores
C.P. 1014
Dominican Republic


Managing Partner


He serves as Managing Partner of the Firm, where he leads and supervises all areas of practice. His professional practice stands out in the advice of national and international operations, having actively participated in processes specific to commercial, civil, energy, real estate, labor, and tourism law, where he has achieved great recognition from clients due to his avant-garde strategies.

The beginning of his professional experience took off with legal advice to national and international banks, such as Chase Manhattan Bank.

In addition, his experience includes important transactions, related to acquisitions and sales process. In addition, corporate reorganization and restructuring processes. He has great negotiating skills, so he has successfully represented clients in procurement processes and strategic alliances. His participation in advice for the establishment and development of important renewable energy projects in the national territory is highlighted by his peers and the legal community. Likewise, his participation in negotiations and advice on the sale, acquisition, and financing of tourism projects.

In the field of labor law, he has developed extensive experience in the planning of processes and audits, negotiations, transactions, defenses and claims for compensation. For many years he has been a permanent advisor on preventive aspects of a working nature and Social Security, both for multinational groups and for large Dominican business groups. His successful career includes having his postulates become jurisprudence by the Dominican Supreme Court of Justice.

In 2019 he received the recognition of gratitude from Women, Business and the Law 2020 for his generous collaboration in researching this team from The World Bank Group.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French


  • Alternate member of the board of directors of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña University Foundation (FUDPHU)
  • Member of the Dominican Bar Association
  • Member of the Institutional and Justice Foundation (FINJUS)
  • Member of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE)
  • Member of the Association of Foreign Investment Companies (ASIEX)
  • Member of the Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in the Dominican Republic (CAMACOES)
  • Member of the French Dominican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCIFE)
  • Member of the Dominican Italian Chamber of Commerce (CCDI)
  • Member of the Dominican Mexican Chamber of Commerce (CADOMEX)
  • Member of the British Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (BRITCHAM)
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR)


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management – Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE, Madrid, 1994
  • Lawyer, Cum Laude – Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, 1991

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Tax

With much experience of negotiating with the Dominican tax authorities, such as working with them on the tax elements of a real estate swap, Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores acts for clients who have received sanctions for late declarations of taxes or differences in income declared, often gaining settlements to achieve lower payments or exemption from paying surcharges. The firm also aids tourism clients, such as Caliente Club & Resorts and Aqualandia Punta Cana, with the revaluation of their assets by the tax authorities, both through running administrative and jurisdictional appeals against the authorities and through designing structures to divide shares in order to adapt to the new valuation. With additional advice on tax exemptions and tax-efficient corporate structures, managing partner José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto and Gina Hernández Vólquez co-lead on all of the firm’s work, assisted by corporate senior associate Derick Hernández Grau.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Part of the Terralex international network, Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores is experienced in advising global companies, particularly in the tourism, retail, real estate, energy and financial services sectors, on their commercial activities. The team also handles cross-border M&A, the establishment of new companies in the Dominican Republic and corporate due diligence. Managing partner José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto advises on M&A and restructurings; he leads the team with Gina Hernández Vólquez, who stands out for her expertise in the tourism sector.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

José Manuel Alburquerque Prieto and Gina Hernández Vólquez co-lead the majority of Alburquerque Abogados – Consultores‘ real estate work, with GSM Investissements Dominicana as a key client; the pair advised on its US$403m tourism project, including hotel operation licences, tax exemptions, and negotiated with authorities including the Ministry of Tourism over matters such as a land access agreement and land use non-objection certificate. Laura Polanco Coste co-leads on advice to individuals on their property purchases, as well as acting for a financial institution in its acquisition of a property. Other work includes loan advice for a hotel, due diligence prior to sale of a tourist resort and division of properties due to the split of a corporate group.