Dominican Divorce by Mutual Consent

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The Dominican divorce by mutual consent or no-fault divorce is the most easy, inexpensive, fast and simple way to end your marital union in the Dominican Republic (DR). The estimated time to obtain a Dominican divorce by mutual consent is of six to eight weeks when both spouses are Dominicans and […]

Real Estate Property Release Tax Norm 08-2014

 By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On December 22nd of 2014, the Dominican Tax Administration (TA), published DR Tax Ruling 08-2014 regarding the Sale of Real Estate Property and which provides for the Release of the Same from the seller’s information registered at the TA’s registration system. Individuals and legal entities that sale a real estate property […]

Judiciary appoints new DR Court Interpreters

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

Dominican Real Estate Purchase Closing

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) 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 […]

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 […]

DR Tourism Incentives Law 158-01

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Tourism Incentives Law 158-01 of October 1st, 2001, as amended, provides that all individuals and enterprises that venture, promote or invest capitals in designated tourism zones, for tourism activities such as hotels, resorts, cruises, conventions, congresses, festivals, shows and concerts facilities, infrastructure for basic services, entertainment, bio and theme […]

Dominican Anti Spam Law 310-14

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

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 […]

DR Tourism & Real Estate Tax Incentives Law

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector, amending DR Tourism Promotion Law 158-01 dated October 9th of 2001, was enacted on December 13th of 2013 (hereinafter “Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector”). The purpose of Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism […]

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 […]