The corporate law practice of Santana Ripoll & Assoc., provides expert legal advice to clients – ranging from family owned businesses to publicly traded companies – on business development, and acts as their strategic partner in identifying the appropriate vehicle for the efficient establishment and continued growth of their businesses.

Santana Ripoll & Assoc., counsels clients in all aspects of routine and complex corporate matters, including with respect to business formation matters, incorporation, and day-to-day legal and regulatory issues affecting their businesses as well as in connection with obtaining the required permits to operate in the Dominican Republic The firm’s international relationships enable the firm to incorporate companies anywhere in the world as well as to offer clients the possibility of acquiring a previously incorporated shelf company.

Distribution and Franchising

Santana Ripoll & Assoc., has vast experience in advising international companies in connection with negotiating and renegotiating distribution and agency agreements and contracts with Dominican entities, particularly concerning Dominican Law 173 on Distribution and Agency rights. Throughout our years, we have served as the link between foreign licensors and their Dominican counterparts, aiming to achieve the best legal structure for the development and commercialization of their products and services in the country.

The firm has extensive experience in matters relating to the structuring, organizing, and operating of franchised businesses. We counsel and assist franchisers and franchisees on all aspects of franchise law to ensure the seamless integration of their business into the Dominican market, as well as on operational day-to-day matters and resolution of disputes through litigation or alternative dispute mechanisms, as the need may arise.