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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 > Real estate and tourism

Luis Julio Jimenez and Vilma Veras oversee real estate work at Jiménez Peña, acting predominantly for hotels such as Marriott International. The team has provided ongoing advice to Sirenis Hotels on tourism tax exemption benefits, lease agreements, contracts for land acquisition and renegotiation of mortgage terms. Veras also assisted an investment fund with acquisition of real estate and a construction company with due diligence. The firm works on corporate structures and development trusts, as well as handling the setup of an export free zone near to Punta Cana International Airport for Grupo Punta Cana.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Jiménez Peña has significant experience advising multinational corporations, major local companies and foreign private equity groups on their operations in the Dominican Republic, including assisting with inbound investments, M&A and corporate reorganisations. In addition, the team advises international clients on incorporations and the commercialisation of their products in the Dominican market. Among the team’s areas of expertise are the energy, agribusiness, e-commerce, banking and consumer goods sectors. At the helm of the practice, founding partner Luis Julio Jimenez handles major corporate and commercial matters for domestic and international clients, Marcos Peña Rodríguez stands out for his expertise in the energy sector, Vilma Veras is particularly active in the retail and hospitality sectors, and Katherine Rosa focuses on energy-related M&A.

Dominican Republic > Energy and natural resources

Jiménez Peña counts United Renewable Energy, Acciona and Total Energies as clients, as well as Turkish powership operator Karpower, which Marcos Peña Rodríguez advised on concessions and installation of its projects. The team regularly take on acquisitions and investments into photovoltaic power plants, with Katherine Rosa and Vilma Veras performing due diligence for two acquisitions by Acciona. Rosa also negotiates power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects. Luis Julio Jimenez acted for Total Energies in negotiating its alliance with business consortium Grupo Marti. Senior associate Gisselle Valera is an integral member of the team, assisting in all of the firm’s energy matters and working on project development and acquisitions.