Saturday, February 13, 2016

Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Dominican Republic

1. Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Dominican Republic:

The Dominican Republic is a party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“the New York Convention”), which is in force since 1958, establishes the general obligation for the parties to recognize as binding the arbitral awards from the territory of another country or state which is also a party, and governs the rules for their enforcement.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dominican Republic's free zone: Do you know what that is?

Background on Dominican Republic's free zone industry

With the purpose of attracting foreign investment in order to increase levels of employment and foreign currency in the country, in 1970 the Dominican Republic established a legal regimen of extra-territoriality by means of which companies that are set up in a specific geographic territory declared as an "industrial free zone" and surrounded by insurmountable walls, are exempt from the payment of taxes on the profits they generate.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Regulatory framework for the importation of goods into the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, regulations on customs procedures are contained on the Customs Law

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

contemporaneous time entry

A few weeks ago, a client asked my firm to bill under "contemporaneous time entry".
I had no idea what this meant so I looked it over and now share with you what I learned.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Commercial Establishments to pay for background Music (Copyright Royalty)

It is very common in our country to visit a grocery store, a shop of any kind, a barbershop, beauty salon, etc. and find an athmosphere loaded with popular music. But it would be difficult to imagine that same grocery store or beauty salon paying royalty for the use of the music placed for the enjoyment of its clients; however,

Pagar una tarifa por escuchar música en público

Es muy común en nuestro país visitar un colmadón, una tienda, una barbería, en fin, cualquier establecimiento comercial, y encontrarse con un ambiente cargado de música popular. Lo que es difícil de imaginar es que ese mismo colmadón, tienda o barbería pague regalía por el uso de esa música que pone como fondo para el disfrute de sus clientes, sin embargo el pago por ese concepto ha estado contemplado en la ley dominicana desde el año 2000, cuando se promulgó la ley 65-00 sobre Derecho de Autor.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Law on the Protection of Dominican Importers

In the Dominican Republic, the contractual relations between the parties intervening in any distribution agreement between a foreign licensor and a local distributor/importer are under the scope of Law 173, enacted in 1966 and subsequently amended, which establishes extraordinary protection for the local distributor/importer of foreign services and products.