Dominican Branch Registration

Foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR) may register a branch in the DR. Under Dominican law, a registered foreign company branch office can enter into contracts and execute and settle transactions in its own name, and can sue and be sued at its place of business. In order to successfully […]

Corporate Services

Dominican corporate services to meet legal and tax requirements is essential for every registered company in Dominican Republic. Companies must file for their business register within the following month after their incorporation, and the same should be renewed every two years. On the other hand, changes of domicile or other which may give rise to […]

Dominican Company Incorporation

The main steps in establishing a Dominican Company (SRL) are the following: Make a search before the Dominican Trademark Office, draft and file the request registration to obtain a trade name for the Dominican Company. Draft by-laws, minutes of the incorporation meeting and related incorporation documents. These may be drafted as private documents or as […]

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 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

Usually business entities in Dominican Republic are incorporated as a Dominican Limited Liability Company or Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.). The Dominican Limited Liability Company or 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 […]

DR Foreign Branch Registration

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Branch registration may be possible for foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR). To begin the process, qualified legal counsel is required for evaluating the company incorporation documents, drafting, preparing and filing the required corporate documents for branch registration and requesting, responding, following up and […]

Dominican simplified corporation or SAS

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) 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 […]

DR Single Owner Limited Company

The Dominican Single Owner Limited Liability Company or EIRL belongs to an individual and is an entity provided with its own legal personality, with capacity to be owner of rights and obligations, which form an independent and separate patrimony from all the other assets of the individual owner of such enterprise. It may conduct all types […]

DR Company Management

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Companies may be represented by one or more representatives, whether compensated or not, who do not have to be partners. The representatives may delegate part or all of their duties, if the by-laws so allow, but are liable to the company for the actions of the persons to […]