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UPDATE: An Employer's Guide in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic
Pellerano & Herrera, April 2020

On March 12, 2020, in view that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a Pandemic, we published a Guide for employer including different scenarios that may occur in the labor aspect. After its publication, the governmental authorities have adopted various measures related to labor matters aimed to prevent the spread of the virus and to secure employment...

An Employer's Guide in Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pellerano & Herrera, March 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a Pandemic, which implies that it not only represents a problem for the countries affected by the epidemic, but that all the countries that make up the WHO must start applying preventive and responsive measures in case of increase in cases of this virus. Dominican Republic is no exception...

Expected Changes To Dominican Republic’s Labor Law Likely To Rebalance Employer-Employee Relationship
Pellerano & Herrera, September 2014

In recent years, the Dominican Republic has enacted reforms affecting virtually every industry and every significant Dominican statute with one principal goal in mind: to enhance the rule of law for the benefit of Dominicans and investors - foreign and domestic alike...

Business Opportunities Abound Under Dominican-Central America-US Free Trade Agreement
Pellerano & Herrera, August 2014

Almost exactly a decade ago, on August 5, 2004, the United States signed the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement ("DR-CAFTA") with the Dominican Republic and five Central American counties (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua)>  The DR-CAFTA, which was the very first free trade agreement between the United States and a group of smaller developing economies, entered into force for the United State, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,

Dominican Republic Law Provides Significant Incentives to Film Industry
Pellerano & Herrera, July 2012

The film industry in the Dominican Republic has substantially expanded in large measure because the country has different and diverse natural scenery, from beaches to mountains, and buildings that were constructed in colonial times as well as more recently. Costs to film and produce movies are lower in the Dominican Republic than in many other places, too...

Dominican Republic's Investment Climate Heats Up For U.S. Companies
Pellerano & Herrera, February 2011

Located on an island in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a growing destination for U.S. businesses seeking to establish or expand overseas operations. An economically and politically stable country organized as a representative democratic government, it is the Caribbean's largest democratic country. The Dominican Republic had an inflation rate during the past year of only 4...

New Dominican Electricity Law Promotes Private Investment
Pellerano & Herrera, September 2010

New Dominican Electricity Law Promotes Private Investment By Luis Pellerano In recent years, the Dominican Republic has enacted a wide variety of new laws intended to enhance foreign investment in the country. These include new tax, foreign investment and environmental statutes. Recently, the government enacted a new general law of electricity...

Project Finance 2009 - Dominican Republic
Pellerano & Herrera, January 2009

1. What types of collateral are available? Real estate, operating and other licence rights or concessions, leaseholds, buildings, moveable property, contractual  lights, receivables, shares, securities, onshore and offshore bank accounts, entire enterprises, after-acquired property, proceeds from investments and the sale of collateral are all available...

The Implementation of the Dominican Republic, Central American and USA Free Trade Agreement, DR-CAFTA
Pellerano & Herrera, March 2007

The President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, announced today the Implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, DR-CAFTA, with respect to the Dominican Republic. See press release from The White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/20070301.html#).The implementation of this free trade treaty opens a new era of commercial opportunities between the member countries to the DR-CAFTA...

If You Are Thinking Of Negotiating With Another Company Think “Due Diligence”
Pellerano & Herrera, February 2005

By Eduardo A Trueba C. January 2005 Corporate subsistence, in an economy that each day becomes more competitive, dynamic and integrated to the global world in which we live, has exponentially increased corporate mergers and alliances, together with similar transactions, such as stock acquisitions from one company for another’s capital, company, know how, and royalties transfers, among others...

Legal News – August 2004
Pellerano & Herrera, August 2004

This issue has new developments about the Currency Board, savings & loans associations and the Customs Directorate



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