Firm Profile > Jiménez Peña > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jiménez Peña
Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance Tier 2

Commended for its 'knowledge, professionalism and capability', Jiménez Peña's practice has been kept especially busy with M&A and energy-related work, and is noted for its strength in corporate and financial restructuring, fund structuring and project finance. The department counts multinational financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies among its clients, and is jointly led by Luis Julio Jiménez, financing and securities expert Katherine Rosa, and Vilma Veras, who is noted for her expertise in M&A. Marcos Peña Rodríguez is well versed in project finance matters. Senior associate Jennifer Beauchamps and associate Gisselle Valera are also names to note.


They are committed, responsible, detail-oriented and have good general knowledge of various sectors‘.

Knowledge, professionalism, and capability‘.

Key clients

Portblue Hotels

Gildan Activewear

American Airlines, Inc.

Cardinal Health


Grupo Punta Cana

Sirenis Hotels

Banco BHD Leon

Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica


ARS Humano


Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos

Interamerican Development Bank

International Finance Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Jiménez Peña's contentious practice is jointly led by well-regarded litigation and arbitration expert Marcos Peña Rodríguez and Rosa Díaz, who counts labour litigation as a core strength. The department reports an uptick in arbitration mandates, and is also recognised for its capabilities in commercial litigation, labour litigation and contentious insurance cases; instructions from construction and real estate clients have been prominent in the team's recent workload. Senior associate Laura Medina is another key contact. In March 2020 José Cruz Campillo moved to Ulises Cabrera Abogados.

Key clients


Gildan Activewear

American Airlines

Asociación Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos

Washington Nationals

Envirogold (Las Lagunas) Limited

Eaton Corporation


Sirenis Group

Quala Dominicana

Real estate and tourism Tier 4

The team at Jiménez Peña handles transactional, development and real estate investment mandates, particularly for clients in the hospitality and financial services sectors. Vilma Veras jointly heads the practice with Luis Julio Jiménez, who is very experienced in advising on project finance matters. Marcos Peña Rodríguez is noted for his capabilities in contentious real estate, as well as advising on real estate mandates with corporate law aspects. Associate Henry Pastrano is active in this sector.

Practice head(s):

Key clients


La Estancia Golf Resort

Grupo Punta Cana

Hola Tours & Travel

Sirenis Hotels

CCS Holding Group

Portblue Hotels

Selina Hotels


The firm:

Established in 2003, Jiménez Peña is one of the largest full-services law firms in the Dominican Republic. We have a veteran talent and all the necessary resources to handle any legal challenge that a local and global business community may face in the Dominican Republic. Our closely knit and internationally trained legal team offers innovative business solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations.

At JP we treat our clients as our business partners. We integrate them into the process, working as a team to achieve a common goal. Our clients’ projects become ours and we measure our success based on the satisfaction of our clients’ needs. We do not take our success for granted and always look for ways to improve our services.

Because of our dedication to integrity, responsiveness, and professional excellence, we have become the expert attorneys to turn to in many crucial areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, project finance, labor, and government relations. Pioneer of international arbitration in the Dominican Republic, JP regularly intervenes in cases before many arbitration institutions, as local and as lead counsels.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, multilateral organizations, national and foreign financial institutions, private investment funds, individual investors and government entities, among others. Many of our clients have been with us since the founding of JP; many come to us on the recommendation of other clients and law firms.

Our legal team has experienced and internationally recognized talent. The firm and its lawyers have received a high position in Chambers Global; Chambers Latin America; The Legal 500 Latin America; IFLR 1000; Who ‘s Who Legal and Latin Lawyer 250.

JP has been selected by TRACE International as the TRACE Partner Firm in the Dominican Republic, for its valuable experience in anti-bribery laws and regulations for the benefit of TRACE’s multinational members and intermediaries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Katherine Rosa E: 809-955-2727
International dispute resolution Marcos Peña R E: 809-955-2727
Litigation Rosa Diaz E: 809-955-2727
Government relations Marcos Peña R E: 809-955-2727
Energy Luis Julio Jimenez E: 809-955-2727
Hospitality and real estate Luis Julio Jimenez E: 809-955-2727
Tax Vilma Veras E: 809-955-2727
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Jennifer Beauchamps  photo Mrs Jennifer Beauchamps Senior Associate
 Rosa (Liza) Dìaz  photo Rosa (Liza) Dìaz Partner
Mr Ricardo Gonzalez  photo Mr Ricardo Gonzalez Associate
Mr Luis Julio Jimenez  photo Mr Luis Julio Jimenez Founding Partner
Ms Laura Medina  photo Ms Laura Medina Senior Associate
Mr Henry Pastrano  photo Mr Henry Pastrano Senior Associate
 Marcos Peña Rodríguez  photo Marcos Peña Rodríguez Founding Partner
Mrs Marlene Perez  photo Mrs Marlene Perez Associate
Mrs Katherine Rosa  photo Mrs Katherine Rosa Partner
Mrs Vilma Veras  photo Mrs Vilma Veras Partner
Partners : 5
Other fee-earners : 18
Total staff : 51
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