Judiciary appoints new DR Court Interpreters

On December 8 of 2014, the Judiciary Council (CPJ) of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution 13-2014, thereby appointing 115 new judicial interpreters in different languages, who may provide legal translation of documents as well as language interpretation services in different courts of the country, within the corresponding powers granted in their role as auxiliaries of […]

Private International Law 544-14

On October 15th of 2014, the Executive Branch enacted Law 544-14 of Private International Law of the Dominican Republic, which is now considered one of the most advanced references in the Caribbean. The objective of Law 544-14 is to regulate the private international relationships of a civil and commercial character in the Dominican Republic, in […]

Dominican Anti Spam Law 310-14

Dominican Republic Anti Spam Law 310-14 regulating the Submission of Non Solicited Commercial Emails (Spam) in the Dominican Republic was enacted on August 8, 2014. The purpose of Law 310-14 is to regulate the excessive and abusive practices of individuals and legal persons who send messages via email without the explicit consent of the receiving […]

IJ International Jurists AGM 2014

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) ARTHUR & CASTILLO attorneys attended the IJ International Jurists Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014 last May 16th. The firm´s lawyers participated in workshops and meetings with other lawyers from international firms exchanging the latest trends in international business and internet technology law (IT) case – studies. The event counted with […]

Dominican Data Protection Law 172-13

Dominican Republic Data Protection Law 172-13, establishing the parameters and the procedures to use regarding Habeas Data included in Article 70 of the Dominican Republic Constitution was enacted on December 13, 2013. The background of this law recognizes that every person has the right to Access the data or information that is recorded from him/her […]

DR Real Estate Law Developments

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Real Estate Law Developments, include a Draft Bill amending Tourism Development Promotion Law 158-01. On July 22th of 2013, the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic approved the Draft Bill amending Law No. 158-01 of Incentives for Tourism Development of the Dominican Republic to include non- exempt urban […]

Regulation for Transfer of Motor Vehicles

Dominican Regulation of Transfers and Endorsements of New and Used Motor Vehicles, 06-2013 was issued on December 12, 2013 and provides for a procedure  to formalize the transfers of vehicles in favor of concessionaires and dealers. Said procedure includes the duty, by the owner of the vehicle, to notify the transfer or exchange of the […]

DR Free Zones Minimum Wage

On October 5th of 2013, The Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic approved Resolution No.8-2013, of National Minimum Wage applicable to Industrial Free Trade Zone’s employees, issued by the National Wage Committee, on September 27th of 2013. The background of Resolution No.8-2013 comes from the agreement reached by the Employee Sector Representative (FENATRAZONA, FEDOTRAZONAS y […]

Ministry of Energy & Mining Law 100-13

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic was created under Law 100-13 of July 30, 2013 as organ of the Public Administration dependent of the Executive Power, in charge of formulating and managing the energy and the metallic and non metallic Dominican mining policy. The Law establishes that the Ministry of Energy […]

DR Foreign Investment Law

In the Dominican Republic, Foreign investment is regulated under Law 16-95 of November 20, 1995 Regulating Foreign Investment in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of this law is to open foreign investment to most sectors of the Dominican Economy and to provide foreign investors with legal guarantees, benefits and exemptions while doing business in the […]