Corporate Law Overview

Business entities performing commercial activities in the Dominican Republic are governed by Dominican Law 479-08 of Commercial Entities and Individual Limited Liability Enterprises, enacted on December of 2008 as well as by inter party agreements, commercial practices and common law. The Law will consider that there is a commercial entity whenever two or more individuals […]

DR Taxation and Tax Treaties

Dominican Taxation and Tax Treaties ratified by the Dominican Republic consist of the following: Income tax: The Dominican Government levies corporate income tax at the flat rate of 27% on profit after allowable tax deductions. The basis for determining taxable income is locally sourced income and foreign source income derived from investment and financial gains. […]

Dominican Customs Tax

The General Customs Administration has established the system for self- determination of the customs tax obligation. Through this system, the taxpayer of the customs tax obligation (importer, consignee, customs agent or broker) has the power to set, by itself, the quantity of the customs tax obligation. The above means that the taxpayer acknowledges the imported […]

DR Intellectual Property Law

The Dominican Republic trademarks, copyright and patent laws provide the principal protection for intellectual property matters. Dominican Republic is a member of the WTO agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and has agreed to the minimum standards of protection and reciprocal treatment provided in this treaty, pursuant to the international norms in the […]

International sale of goods in Dominican Republic

International sale of goods contracts in Dominican Republic and elsewhere are also called documentary sale transactions. The purpose of presenting the documentary transaction is to illustrate not only what is happening but also, why it is done in a particular manner. There are several factors to consider in an international sale of goods transaction. Below […]

DR Company Mergers and Spin Offs

Under Dominican Republic Law 479-08 of Commercial Entities and Individual Limited Liability Enterprises provides that one or more business entities may by way of merger transfer their assets to an existing entity or to a newly incorporated entity. In relation to Dominican Republic company spin offs, Dominican Law No. 479-08 states that business entities may […]

DR Limited Liability Company

The Dominican Limited Liability Company or Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.) is the most common and efficient form of organizing a company in the Dominican Republic. The main characteristics of the Dominican Limited Liability Company are: The company must have at least two (2) partners. Each partner must have at least one share or quota. The […]

Dominican simplified corporation or SAS

The Dominican SAS or Simplified Corporation may be incorporated among two or more persons, who are only liable for the amount of their respective share contributions and which will have legal personality. To its corporate name the words “Sociedad Anónima Simplificada” or S.A.S. shall be included. The by-laws will establish the amount of the authorized […]

Hard Rock Hotel SDQ Construction Q1 2016

Hard Rock Hotel executives have presented the Dominican Government a project for the construction of a Hotel in the business and financial center of Santo Domingo. The Hard Rock Hotel Santo Domingo will be 40 stories high and will be built at Lincoln Avenue in  in the first quarter of 2016. Mr. Roberto Chapur, President […]

Shopmundo.com Launching

ARTHUR & CASTILLO attorneys attended client launching of the first E- Commerce platform in the Dominican Republic Shopmundo.com in a Press Release on October 27, 2015. Shopmundo.com E-commerce site is oriented to a target market that is pristine, where clients and sellers can connect in areas where it is difficult to access the global market. […]