Administrative Law

  • Administrative review proceedings
  • Government contracts
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Procurement
  • Regulated Sectors

Moreno Gautreau Attorneys has an active participation in a wide range of regulated markets and industries, advising our clients in public offerings, Dominican State public bids, negotiating concessions, public works and other administrative contracts, permits and authorizations.

We also have extensive experience handling all types of procedures and appeals at the administrative, judicial and arbitration Dominican courts.

Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Advising on capital increase and reductions
  • Board of directors and management minutes
  • Capital management
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Dissolution of companies
  • Distributorship and agency agreements
  • Drafting of nominees shareholders' agreement
  • Elaboration of commercial contracts
  • Guarantee values
  • Incorporation of local companies (limited liability companies, shared companies, simplified shared companies, individual limited liability enterprises)
  • Joint ventures
  • Management of investment funds
  • Merger and acquisitions
  • Obtainment and renewal of Mercantile Registry
  • Obtainment of business licenses for foreign companies
  • Representation in commercial transactions and negotiations
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Transformation and adaptation of commercial companies

Moreno Gautreau Attorneys has an active participation in a wide range of regulated markets and industries, advising our clients in public offerings, Dominican State public bids, negotiating concessions, public works and other administrative contracts, permits and authorizations.

We also have extensive experience handling all types of procedures and appeals at the administrative, judicial and arbitration Dominican courts.

Environmental Law
  • Due diligence
  • Project finance
  • Environmental licenses and permits

Moreno Gautreau Attorneys advices clients in their compliance with Dominican environmental regulations, including the obtainment of industrial, air, water, and hazardous waste permits. We also assist companies in due diligence reviews and in drafting environment-related provisions for their project financing, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, among others.

Furthermore, we represent clients in litigation and settlement agreements arising out of environmental administrative, civil and criminal proceedings.

General Ligitation
  • Civil and commercial ligitation
  • Labor ligitation
  • Domestic and international arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Moreno Gautreau's litigation attorneys handle a broad range of civil, commercial and administrative cases, representing small and large business in diverse industries. Our lawyers are highly skilled in a variety of disciplines including products liability, commercial litigation, accountants' liability, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, corporate governance, special investigations, environmental litigation, trusts and estates, insurance and reinsurance, and intellectual property.

We are experienced in conducting major cases, and we have earned a well-deserved reputation for successfully handling complex business litigation matters, and for resolving disputes before getting into Dominican courts.

Insurance Law
  • Reinsurance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Insurance contracts
  • Corporate compliance
  • Regulation and supervision
  • Litigation and arbitration processes

Moreno Gautreau Attorneys covers a comprehensive range of insurance and reinsurance related matters including corporate transactions such as acquisition and mergers of insurance companies, portfolio transfers and drafting of insurance contracts. We help our clients to obtain the necessary permits to operate as an insurance company in the country. We provide advice on arbitration proceedings concerning insurance claims.

Intellectual and Industrial Property
  • Copyright
  • Image/Publicity Rights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks

We advise different companies and individuals on intellectual property matters. Moreno Gautreau Attorneys develops and implements strategies to protect and manage your intangible assets in diverse sectors such as pharmaceutical, cosmetics, IT, telecommunications, automotive, e-commerce, food and beverages.

We also handle pre-litigious matters, including arbitration and the drafting of intellectual property transfer and licensing contracts. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the regulatory aspects related to the protection of intellectual property rights.

International Trade with Dominican Republic
  • Assistance in establishing operations in Dominican Republic
  • Cross-border transactions and agreements
  • International joint ventures and alliances

Moreno Gautreau assists clients in international trade policies and custom regulations in Dominican Republic. We counsel clients in the successful introduction of their goods and services into the Dominican market, and help them overcome any custom's barrier they might encounter. We help our clients by developing strategies that respond to the agency initiatives and prevent any possible conflict before it arises. Our firm advises companies on how to benefit from the international agreements pertinent to Dominican Republic such as the DR-CAFTA, CARICOM and other Free Trade Agreements with other countries.

Labor Law
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Contentious-administrative appeals
  • Employment Contracts
  • Foreign employees
  • Individual proceedings
  • Labor proceedings
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Social Security

We provide advice to companies and individuals on labor, employment and social security matters. At Moreno Gautreau Attorneys we possess the advantage of having represented both sides of a labor dispute in Dominican Republic: employer and employee, giving us a global perspective and a deep grasp of such affairs.

We assist and every aspect of labor and employment issues such as drafting of employment contracts, exclusivity, non-compete and confidentiality undertakings, workforce agreements, labor and social security due diligences, drafting of policy manuals and codes of conduct, prevention of occupational hazards, obtainment of residence permit for foreign employees, settlement of social security debts, individual proceedings, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and appeals.

Legal Auditing

Legal audits are often necessary to evaluate the performance of a new legal team, evaluate complex cases or evaluate a case in the frame of a new legislation. In Moreno Gautreau Attorneys we have a team of experts who can easily conduct a legal audit, by performing a detailed analysis on your business' cases, to make sure the best possible path was followed and provide input on the same; in addition to examining original time records, attorney work production, expenses and hourly rate benchmarks to determine if hourly billing errors and inefficiencies exist and identify unreasonable attorney fees and expenses.

Maritime Law
  • Customs
  • Implementation of contingency plans
  • International trade in Dominican Republic
  • Maritime claims
  • Ports management and regulation
  • Ships registry and permits

Maritime matters often involve a significant amount of international law, including numerous multilateral treaties. Our lawyers are well prepared for these situations, providing useful advice whether involving domestic or international law in the country. With a background on successfully representing shipping companies, we are qualify to assist you with customs matters, obtaining ships registry and permits and implementing contingency plans when a maritime claim arise.

Real Estate
  • Construction, architectural, development, technical and project design contracts
  • Due diligence
  • Financing of real estate projects
  • Lease agreements
  • Organization of real estate condominiums
  • Planning and environmental issues
  • Sales and acquisitions of real estate

Moreno Gautreau Attorneys represents all parties of a real estate transaction from developers, investors, brokers to operators. We handle all legal aspects of a real estate deal from the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements, due diligence process, sale and purchase of land and real estate projects, designing corporate and tax structuring for real estate deals, project financing, liability claims, compliance on land development, to real estate dispute resolution involving contractors, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, lenders and brokers.

Taxation
  • Family business
  • Local taxation
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Tax procedures, proceedings and disputes

We assist our clients in the compliance with the tax legislation, counseling in matters such as tax planning and structuring, local tax advice; representing companies in tax-related administrative and judicial proceedings and advice our clients to avoid double taxation.

Family Law
  • Marriage
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Trusts, inherited properties and donations
  • Property division
  • Divorces

In Moreno Gautreau Attorneys we count with an experienced team of lawyers that understand the sensitivity of family affairs and how complex they might be, and are capable of managing this important and personal practice area, being sensible to our clients' request and doing what is in the best interest of our clients.

Our lawyers are well-suited to deal with the financial and tax situations that often arise in these cases, dealing with all aspects of family law marriages, pre-nuptial agreements, inheritance and donations, property division, divorces, alimony, child support, custody and visitation rights.

Inmigration Law
  • Ordinary Residence
  • Permanent Residence
  • Residence for retirees and passive investors
  • Investment residence
  • Dominican citizenship
  • Travel authorization for minors

Our firm has worked with several immigration cases for individuals and companies. We assist obtaining and renewing all types of residence permits: ordinary, permanent and residence for retirees and passive investors; in addition to assisting companies obtaining and renewing residence permits for their employees to work in the country.

We also deal with all naturalization processes (legal residents with over 2 years in the country and sons and daughters of Dominican parents) and with travel authorization for minors.

Industries
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Telecommunications and mass media
  • Tourism