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Enabling Regulation for the Dominican Foreign Investment Law (Decree 380-96)

ARTICLE 1 – THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS SHALL BE A PART OF THESE REGULATIONS IN ADDITION TO THOSE CONTAINED IN LAW NO. 16-95: Financial Assets: Instruments to be exchanged in financial markets, such as promissory notes, stocks, bonds, shares, and Bills of Exchange, among others, to which the Monetary Board attributes the category of foreign investment under […]

An Overview of Trademarks and Intellectual Property

Trademark registrations in the Dominican Republic are governed by Industrial Property Law # 20-00. The National Office for Industrial Property (ONAPI) is the government entity in charge of processing all trademark-related filings in the Dominican Republic, the local equivalent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Since ONAPI’s main offices are located in the […]

An Overview of Taxation in the Dominican Republic

Introduction Taxation in the Dominican Republic is governed by Law No. 11-92 of May 31, 1992, commonly known as the Tax Code (“Código Tributario”), its amendments and regulations (“Reglamentos”). This overview is a brief summary of the Tax Code’s most relevant provisions. All references in parentheses refer to articles in the Tax Code unless otherwise specified. […]

Business Entities in the Dominican Republic

ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES FOR DOING BUSINESS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Foreign companies may conduct business in the Dominican Republic by setting up a branch office,  incorporating a local subsidiary or acquiring the shares of an existing Dominican company. BRANCH OFFICES Any company duly organized and existing in accordance with the laws of its country of origin […]

Divorce Statute (Law 1306-bis of 1937)

  DIVORCE LAW CHAPTER I Article 1.- (Amended by Law 3932 of September 20, 1954, O.G. 7749). Marriage is dissolved by the death of one of the spouses, or by divorce. Paragraph 1.- However, in accordance with the essential properties of catholic marriage, it is understood that the fact itself of choosing to be joined in catholic marriage implies […]

US Embassy Memo on Dominican Divorce

American Citizens who wish to obtain a Divorce in the Dominican Republic should consult with a local attorney for advice and legal representation. Before seeking a divorce in the Dominican Republic, U.S. citizens should be aware of possible legal restrictions by their U.S. state of residence on divorcesobtained abroad. It is advisable to contact an attorney in your state of […]

Quick Divorce: An Overview

A special provision in Dominican divorce law allows foreigners to obtain a divorce in the Dominican Republic in one day without any residency requirement, provided that both spouses are in agreement and consent to the jurisdiction of the Dominican Court. Only one of the spouses must travel to the Dominican Republic to be present in court. […]