Corporate Structures

Current industry challenges in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has extensive commercial legislation and maintains commercial treaties that assist in the constitution of Dominican companies, the incorporation of foreign companies and the organization of corporate structures in the country. Currently, the registration and regulatory authorities have modified the procedures for which they are responsible so that users can exhaust them through virtual platforms, thus adapting to the needs that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Experience

Jiménez Peña played an active role in the elaboration and approval of Law No. 479-08 of Commercial Companies and Individual Companies of Limited Liability, which governs corporate structures in the country.

Our clients have a team that maintains an excellent track record assisting local and foreign clients with corporate reorganizations, handling major deals, both for companies and private equity groups, and advising foreign and multinational entities on incorporation, organization and marketing of their products in the Dominican market. In addition to transactional work, we provide ongoing business and corporate governance advice to our clients.


The firm assists in the incorporation and organization of corporate structures for all types of companies and private capital groups, Dominican and foreign, within a wide spectrum of industries.

Relevant Cases

  • Jiménez Peña advised a leading company in the department store business in all the preparation and drafting of the pertinent corporate documentation that led to the successful execution of a merger process for the expansion of its digital services.
  • Jiménez Peña advised an important player in the Dominican banking sector in the preparation and drafting of the relevant corporate documentation for the capitalization process through which a new investor acquired a 70% stake in the institution, increasing the presence of the financial institution in the Dominican Republic.
  • Jiménez Peña advised a multinational corporation that manufactures, distributes and markets products in the Caribbean and in several Latin American countries, in connection with the structuring and implementation of its branch in the Dominican Republic and the marketing of its products in the local market.
  • Jiménez Peña advises a top 5 Fortune 500 company in the organization of its corporate structure for operations in the Dominican Republic and corporate maintenance assistance for said operations.