AC Law partner featured in ABA Real Estate Publication

Felipe Castillo, partner in Arthur & Castillo has been featured in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law publication “The Year in Review” 2017 for Cross Border Dominican Republic Real Estate Practice. The publication consists of an annual survey of international legal developments in different areas of international and national law and includes the […]

Purchasing Dominican Real Estate From Government

On September 27, 2016, the Dominican Republic (DR) Executive Branch issued Decree No. 268-16 creating the Evaluation Commission of Real State Lands Registered as Owned by the Sugar Mills belonging to the Dominican State Sugar Council or Consejo Estatal del Azucar (CEA). The Decree recognizes the DR’s economic transformation, where Government lands originally dedicated to […]

Buying DR Property: Avoiding Conflicts

Many foreigners who come to the Dominican Republic, for either business or pleasure, discover the many different environments found within a short drive: major internationally-linked cities, scenic tropical country sides, serene mountain ranges, and pristine white sand beaches. The idea of buying real estate property in the Dominican Republic may come to mind, whether it […]

Dominican Real Estate Purchase Closing

On the day of Dominican Real Estate Purchase Closing the seller may be asked to furnish the buyer in addition to the original certificate of title (owner’s duplicate) a series of legal documents which are most commonly gathered, requested and obtained by the seller’s attorney. Among these documents is the certification issued by the title […]

Buying Dominican Real Estate

Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of […]

Hard Rock Hotel SDQ Construction Q1 2016

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

Dominican Property Inheritance

Under Dominican Law, there are two very important aspects of Dominican property inheritance which have an impact on Dominican property inheritance of real estate assets of a deceased individual: the time and domicile of the deceased. The time of opening of a state is the day that death occurs. Based on this rule of law, […]

DR Hotels & Casinos Minimum Wage

Employers in the Dominican hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, cafes, cafeterias, night clubs, fast food and other food and beverage business, should know that Dominican Labor Ministry Resolution 17-2015 of National Minimum Wage for such sectorized employees was approved on August 25, 2015. The most relevant provisions of Resolution 17-2015 include: Fixing the minimum wage of […]

DR to become Caribbean’s Air Hub

The Dominican Republic’s tourism industry and commercial aviation representatives agreed on August 10, 2016 to work to make the country the Caribbean’s major air hub. The proposal was discussed in a gathering hosted by the Dominican Tourism Press Association (Adompretur), where the president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC)  promised to mediate to present the […]

DR Taxation of Property Transactions

The purchase or sale of real estate property in the Dominican Republic should be made through a written contract in which the parties reflect their agreement about the identity of the property being sold, the sales price and the terms and conditions of the sale. It is recommended that the seller and the buyer obtain […]