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Jiménez Peña
Dominican Republic

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Jiménez Cruz Peña, Partner (2011-present) Jiménez Cruz Peña, Senior Associate (2003-2011) From 1996 until 2003, Vilma worked as an associate in a local law firm and a major international law firm in Santo Domingo in the corporate area


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Bar of the Dominican Republic


Boston University, Boston, Massachussetts, United States, Legal English for Practitioners, 2006. Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, LL.M. in Business Law and Economic Legislation, 1998 Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, LL.B., Magna Cum Laude, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Jiménez Peña stands out for assisting companies and foreign private equity firms on all their legal and business matters. Its track record includes M&A and corporate reorganisations, incorporations and product commercialisation, and it also provides ongoing commercial and corporate governance advice to its clients. Vilma Veras is particularly known for covering shareholders agreements, joint ventures, and cross-border M&A, founding partner Luis Julio Jimenez is an expert in administrative law, economic regulation and government relations, and Katherine Rosa has in-depth knowledge of the energy and infrastructure sectors. Together, the three co-lead the department. The firm’s pro bono work is also notable; it is involved in initiatives for underprivileged communities and has worked with a number of local and international charities.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

At Jiménez Peña, the real estate and tourism team is led jointly by founding partner Luis Julio Jiménez and Vilma Veras, who often co-lead on matters involving foreign investment in Dominican tourism; hotel remodelling and refurbishment; and the set-up of free zones. The group’s client base notably includes operators in the hospitality and tourism industries, as well as aviation companies and real estate investment funds. Jiménez is an expert in administrative law, economic regulation, project finance and government relations, and Veras specialises in corporate and commercial work.

Dominican Republic > Energy and natural resources

Jiménez Peña stands out for its involvement in power generation, transmission and distribution. International sponsors and lenders are the main clients of the firm, and are assisted with projects involving the development and financing of solar and wind power projects and M&A transactions. The team places a particular emphasis on the gas industry, having acted in major highlight projects involving LNG pipelines and re-gasification plants. Katherine Rosa assists clients such as Acciona, Total and United Renewable Energy in project finance and development, as well as the acquisition of majority and minority stakes in project companies. Founding partner Marcos Peña Rodríguez is also active in this sector, as is Vilma Veras.