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Partners: Dr. Práxedes Castillo Pérez, Práxedes Castillo Báez, Tania Castillo Báez, Luis E. Pimentel and Sebastián Jiménez
Number of partners: 5 Number of other lawyers: 45
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish
Castillo y Castillo assists companies in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, to prevent and manage risks, provide advice and support them in resolving conflicts that arise. The firm inspires confidence and security. Its name is synonymous with solidity, tradition and prestige. With over 80 years in the market, Castillo y Castillo has been characterized as a pioneer in providing legal services for banking, tourism and the energy sector in the Dominican Republic.
Main Areas Of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Castillo y Castillo has become the go-to firm in the Dominican Republic for M&A transactions. The firm’s attorneys have substantial experience advising buyers, sellers and intermediaries in the structuring of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and joint ventures, equity investments, privatisation of public entities, and strategic alliances.
Corporate & Commercial:
From the formation or registration of a company, through day-to-day operations and major transformations, to working on franchising, licensing and technology agreements, ownership transfer matters, corporate restructurings and dissolutions; Castillo y Castillo leverages its thorough understanding of clients’ businesses and the markets in which they operate.
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:
The firm represents clients on financial products including loans, securitisation, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, syndicated lending, asset finance, project financing and structured financings. It also advises on banking and securities market regulation.
Real Estate & Tourism:
The real estate sector in the Dominican Republic is dominated by tourism. The firm assists major international hotel chains, condominium developers, marina owners and managers, and tour operators in securing the best locations, regulatory approval for developments, obtaining licenses, permits and grants, tax structuring, leasing, joint ventures and financing. The firm also advises on general sale and purchase, freeholds and leasing agreements, and provides a specially tailored service to high net worth individuals and retirees looking to move to the Dominican Republic.
Castillo y Castillo´s wealth of experience enables them to advise on advantageous structures, such as tax exemptions for investments in tourism, and immigration laws and the specific laws of each industry that govern foreign investments in those areas and insurance. The firm works with clients on the establishment of export free zones, direct foreign investment, foreign investment and reinvestment, and national investment.
Castillo y Castillo has been consistently noted as one of the leading IP firms in the Dominican Republic. The firm works with clients on all aspects of the registration and maintenance of trademarks, patents, domain names and copyrights, including advising on packaging, labeling, food and drug regulatory requirements, licensing and franchising, as well as manufacturing and distribution agreements.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s experienced team advises on a wide range of disputes including financial, IP, corporate, commercial, real estate, labour and civil actions. The firm also represents clients in arbitration procedures and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Castillo y Castillo’s highly experienced lawyers understand that the client’s business needs comprehensive, time- and profit-saving assistance that ensures legal, regulatory and fiscal tax compliance. The firm offers more than advice, providing a hands-on service drawing up accounts, maintaining records, filing declarations and efficient, cost-effective tax planning in the Dominican Republic.
By industry sectors (*as most of its clients are confidential):
Banks, commercial and professional services, construction, consumer goods, hotels, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, real estate, retail, telecoms, transportation and tourism.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Praxedes Castillo Báez
Corporate & commercial
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets
Práxedes Castillo Báez
Real estate and tourism, foreign investment
Tania Castillo Báez
Litigation & dispute resolution
Jose Manuel Batlle
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021