Our Firm

Alvarez Vicens has developed its practice offering a complete range of legal services focused on the industries of interest to our clients. Originally a general legal services firm, our practice evolved to accompany the financial services, stock exchange, franchising, and business industries as well as providing legal advise on personal estate planning.

Our firm has achieved a specialized practice that offers innovative solutions to our clients. We strive to optimize the accumulated experience of our human capital. Based on the results of research, analysis and forecasting of the different aspects of the projects under our responsibility, we have designed processes, organizational structures and methodologies that achieve concrete legal solutions for our clients.

FINANCE, INSURANCE & CAPITAL MARKETS

ÁLVAREZ VICENS IS PROUD TO HAVE A CLIENT BASE RECOGNIZED FOR ITS INNOVATIVE AND PRECURSORY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITIES MARKET AND FINANCIAL SECTOR, WHICH IS WHY IT IS ESPECIALLY REWARDING WHEN WE COLLABORATE WITH OUR CLIENTS IN THE LEGAL ASPECTS RELATED TO THE CREATION OF NEW PRODUCTS AND OTHER NOVEL INITIATIVES.

The firm plays an important role in the development of the stock market of the Dominican Republic, advising all types of participants and their associations, with an active involvement in the field of market regulation.

TRUST SERVICES

Trusts are relatively new in Dominican legislation and our previous experience with this legal tool in other jurisdictions has proven to be valuable to our clients locally.

 

WE HAVE ACCOMPANIED OUR CUSTOMERS IN PIONEER TRANSACTIONS THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BENEFITS OF THIS FIDUCIARY FIGURE HISTORICALLY BASED ON TRUST AND HAVE CREATED IMPORTANT PRECEDENTS FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COUNTRY.

REGULATORY

Álvarez Vicens has a clear understanding of the political objectives that underlie the rules and regulations and at the same time has solid experience advising private companies, public institutions and regulatory agencies, mainly in financial regulation, insurance, taxes and capital markets.

OUR FIRM’S INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IS BASED ON A STRICT ATTACHMENT TO PRUDENCE AND THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS.

ESTATE PLANNING AND FAMILY LAW

SUCCESSFUL FAMILIES ARE THOSE WHO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF A PRUDENT HANDLING OF THEIR HUMAN, INTELLECTUAL AND ECONOMIC CAPITAL THROUGH THE GENERATIONS.

We work to create long-term relationships with our clients relying on strong bonds of trust and confidentiality, essential for a legal accompaniment that facilitates the path families take in managing their assets, including wills, prenuptial agreements and trusts as well as the opening of inheritances upon the death of a relative and divorces.

TAX

TAXATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT TO ALL BUSINESSES AND OFTEN IS THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVENTUAL SUCCESS OF ANY TRANSACTION.

Álvarez Vicens is aware that every legal services firm must be prepared to identify the tax impact of any transaction. Likewise, our firm recognizes the evolutionary nature of the applicable tax regulations at any time, so we seek solutions that have sufficient flexibility to accommodate future changes.

CORPORATE

In recent years, the new corporate regulations, including the legislation on corporate reorganization and liquidation of companies; as well as international best practices; have motivated stake holders to try to establish better and clearer control mechanisms in the decision-making process and management, creating a self-regulatory framework for corporate governance.

ÁLVAREZ VICENS ACKNOWLEDGES THAT EACH COMPANY IS DIFFERENT AND, THEREFORE, WE WORK TOGETHER WITH SHAREHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS TO ENSURE THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK PERFECTLY SUITABLE FOR EACH CASE.