Guzmán Ariza Represents Netflix’s Interest in the Dominican Republic

Guzmán Ariza advised Netflix regarding tax law and film industry incentives, labor issues, and other necessary legal support for the successful completion of the first Netflix project filmed entirely in the country at Pinewood Studios Dominican Republic, the 2019 series The I-Land.

Our firm was involved in the negotiated agreement, also providing general advice on labor issues and production matters.

Guzmán Ariza is a leading firm in the Dominican Republic’s emerging film industry, working with film producers and their projects in different parts of the country. Our Cinema and Audiovisual Unit is led by attorneys and leaders in movie making, production and financial advisory in the Dominican film industry.

We are proud to have represented Netflix’s interest in this exciting new production.

Guzman Ariza joins an expert panel to discuss law 396-19 on national television

Melissa Sosa, senior counsel of the firm Guzmán Ariza, took part on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Edición Nocturna, an interview show conducted by journalist and writer Miguel Guerrero, to discuss Illegal occupations by squatters in view of the recently enacted law 396-19 which regulates the granting of the public force to carry out conservatory and enforceable actions, along with other legal experts.

The show aired on CDN, channel 37, ‪at 10:00 p.m., with a rerun the next day ‪at 5:00 a.m.

Guzmán Ariza Writes Dominican Chapter of GTDT – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020

Guzmán Ariza contributed the Dominican chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020, covering the most important aspects of restructuring law around the world. Partner Fabio Guzmán Saladín, Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice, and attorney Pamela Benzán collaborated with this chapter.

 

This publication reaffirms the expertise of our team which handles most of the cases on restructuring and insolvency in the country. We invite you to read the publication at https://www.lexology.com/gtdt.

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Guzmán Ariza contributes to the Dominican chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020, covering the most important aspects of restructuring law around the world. Partner Fabio Guzmán Saladín, Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice, and attorney Pamela Benzán collaborated with this chapter. This publication reaffirms the expertise of our team which handles most of the cases on restructuring and insolvency in the country. We invite you to read the publication at ‪https://www.lexology.com/gtdt‬. – Guzmán Ariza fue invitado a contribuir con el capítulo dominicano de Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020, que cubre los aspectos más importantes de la ley de reestructuración en todo el mundo. Nuestro socio Fabio Guzmán Saladín, copresidente de la práctica corporativa, y la abogada Pamela Benzán colaboraron con este capítulo. Esta publicación reafirma la experiencia de nuestro equipo que maneja la mayoría de los casos de reestructuración e insolvencia en el país. Lo invitamos a leer esta publicación en ‪https://www.lexology.com/gtdt‬. • #guzmanarizalaw #guzmanariza #guzmánariza #lawyers #corporatelaw #restructuring #global #lawbusinessresearch #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #bavaro #samana #lasterrenas #puertoplata #sosua #cabrera #laromana #gettingthedealthrough #restructuring #insolvency

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The Dominican Republic and Germany signed an agreement to promote commercial exchange

The Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) and the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (CC-DA), represented by our partner and president of the Chamber, Fabio Guzmán Saladín, signed an agreement on December 4, 2019 where they establish an inter-institutional collaboration to boost trade relations between the German Federal Republic and the Dominican Republic. This initiative includes promotion, advice and trade missions; periodical publications on investment prospects in each country; courses, symposiums, fairs and exhibitions, among other actions that will be carried out jointly.

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The Dominican Republic and Germany signed an agreement to promote commercial exchange between the two countries. The Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) and the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (CC-DA) signed an agreement on December 4, 2019 where they establish an inter-institutional collaboration to boost trade relations between the German Federal Republic and the Dominican Republic. This initiative includes promotion, advice and trade missions; periodical publications on investment prospects in each country; courses, symposiums, fairs and exhibitions, among other actions that will be carried out jointly. – Firman Acuerdo para Promover el Comercio entre Alemania y la República Dominicana. La Asociación Dominicana de Exportadores (ADOEXPO) y la Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Turismo Dominico-Alemana (CC-DA) firmaron un convenio el 4 de diciembre de 2019 donde establecen una colaboración interinstitucional para promover el intercambio comercial entre la República Federal Alemana y la República Dominicana. Esta iniciativa incluye la promoción, asesoramiento y envíos de misiones comerciales; la edición de publicaciones periódicas sobre las perspectivas de inversiones en cada uno de los países; cursos, simposios, ferias y exposiciones, entre otras acciones que serán realizadas de forma conjuntas. • • #guzmanarizalaw #guzmanariza #guzmánariza #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #puntacana #bavaro #samana #lasterrenas #puertoplata #sosua #cabrera #laromana #Germany #internationalbusiness #business

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Fabio Guzmán Saladín Meets With German Commerce Officials and Organizations

Fabio Guzmán-Saladín, partner at Guzmán Ariza, took part in a meeting between of the Central America and Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Panama City.

This important meeting had as special guests Doctor Christian Storost, Head of Division for the Promotion of Foreign Trade an Investment, and Ms. Natascha Boussiga, Director of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad in the Americas and Western Europe; and the Presidents of the Foreign German Chambers in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panamá.

The topics discussed during the event included cooperation between countries and trade relations with the region.

Mr. Guzmán-Saladín attended in his role as president of the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce.

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New Bidding Rounds for the Exploration of Hydrocarbons in the Dominican Republic

After concluding the first auction round started on July 10th in Texas, which culminated in the concession of block 2 of the San Pedro de Macorís offshore basin on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic will make a new gas and oil round in the coming months to include blocks for exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in areas that were not included in the first round.

11 blocks in 4 basins remained from the First Round for which no bids were received, namely: Cibao: 6 interterritorial blocks; San Pedro de Macorís: 2 maritime blocks; Enriquillo: 2 interterritorial blocks; Azua: 1 inter-territorial block. For the new round, the Ministry will include blocks in areas that had not previously been offered, which have not been publicly disclosed yet.

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Guzmán Ariza Attends Launch of the Centro de Capacitación Domínico-Alemán Food & Energy

Leandro Corral and María Virginia Ditrén, lawyers of the firm Guzmán Ariza, assisted to the inauguration of the Centro de Capacitación Domínico-Alemán Food & Energy, a joint initiative of the German company SUNfarming and the Universidad ISA of Santiago, D.R.

This interesting educational agro-energetic project combines the sustainable production of solar energy with food production. This model has already been successfully implemented in Turkey, Madagascar, South Africa, The Bahamas and Germany, among other countries, and was selected among the top 3 finalists in the category of sustainable development in the GreenTec 2018 awards.

The event was attended by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Volker Pellet and Mr. Peter Schrum President of SUNfarming, among other personalities.

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Leandro Corral and María Virginia Ditrén, lawyers of the firm Guzmán Ariza, assisted to the inauguration of the Centro de Capacitación Domínico-Alemán Food & Energy, a joint initiative of the German company SUNfarming and the Universidad ISA of Santiago, D.R. This interesting educational agro-energetic project combines the sustainable production of solar energy with food production. This model has already been successfully implemented in Turkey, Madagascar, South Africa, The Bahamas and Germany, among other countries, and was selected among the top 3 finalists in the category of sustainable development in the GreenTec 2018 awards. The event was attended by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Volker Pellet and Mr. Peter Schrum President of SUNfarming, among other personalities – Leandro Corral y María Virginia Ditrén, abogados de la firma Guzmán Ariza, participaron en el acto de inauguración del Centro de Capacitación Domínico-Alemán Food & Energy, una iniciativa conjunta de la empresa alemana SUNfarming y de la Universidad ISA de Santiago, R.D. El interesante proyecto de desarrollo sostenible combina la producción de energía solar con la producción de alimentos. Este modelo fue seleccionado entre los 3 primeros finalistas en la categoría de desarrollo sostenible en los premios GreenTec 2018. El evento contó con la presencia del embajador de la República Federal de Alemania el Dr. Volker Pellet y el Sr. Peter Schrum, presidente de SUNfarming, entre otras personalidades. • • #guzmanarizalaw #guzmanariza #guzmánariza #lawyers #environmentallaw #climatechangelaw #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #bavaro #samana #lasterrenas #puertoplata #sosua #cabrera #laromana

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Guzmán Ariza welcomes visiting Law Students at its Santo Domingo offices

Guzmán Ariza welcomed in its offices the Law Students Committee of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) for a workshop on “Office Management: Advice and Tools for Lawyers” presented by Juan Carlos Saladín, Quality Assurance Manager and Yaniris Peña, Office Manager of the firm. In this workshop the students learned about the tools and processes that helped make Guzmán Ariza one of the leading firms in the country, and listened to testimonials from some of our lawyers about their experience at the firm and our corporate culture.

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On November 29, Guzmán Ariza welcomed the Law Students Committee of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) for a workshop on “Office Management: Advice and Tools for Lawyers” presented by Juan Carlos Saladín, Quality Assurance Manager and Yaniris Peña, Office Manager of the firm. In this workshop the students learned about the tools and processes that has made Guzmán Ariza one of the leading firms in the country, and listened to testimonials from some of our lawyers about their experience at the firm and our corporate culture. – El pasado 29 de noviembre Guzmán Ariza recibió al Comité de Estudiantes de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) en las instalaciones de la firma, donde ofreció una charla bajo el título de “Gestión de Oficinas: Consejos y Herramientas para Abogados”. La charla fue presentada por Juan Carlos Saladín, Gerente de Calidad y Yaniris Peña, Administradora de la firma, y allí los estudiantes pudieron conocer algunas de las herramientas y procesos que nos han ayudado a convertirnos en una de las principales firmas en el país, y escuchar testimonios de algunos de nuestros abogados sobre su experiencia en la firma y acerca de nuestra cultura corporativa. • • #guzmanarizalaw #guzmanariza #guzmánariza #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #puntacana #bavaro #samana #lasterrenas #puertoplata #sosua #cabrera #laromana

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The Firm Celebrates Soft-Opening of New Club Med project in the Dominican Republic

Giselle Pérez and Pamela Benzán, lawyers of Guzmán Ariza, in one of several events celebrating the pre-opening of the new Club Med project: Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda. This project was led by Christoph Sieger, Alfredo Guzmán Saladín and our Environment and Climate Change team, Giselle Pérez and María Virginia Ditrén. Congratulations to our client, we wish them continued success!

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Giselle Pérez and Pamela Benzán, lawyers of Guzmán Ariza, in one of several events celebrating the pre-opening of the new Club Med project: Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda. This project was led by Christoph Sieger, Alfredo Guzmán Saladín and our Environment and Climate Change team, Giselle Pérez and María Virginia Ditrén. Congratulations to our client, we wish them continued success! – Giselle Pérez y Pamela Benzán, abogadas de Guzmán Ariza, en la preapertura del nuevo Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda. Este proyecto fue liderado por el Dr. Christoph Sieger y Alfredo Guzmán Saladín junto a nuestro equipo de medioambiente, Giselle Pérez y María Virginia Ditrén. ¡Enhorabuena para nuestro cliente y que continúen su cadena de éxitos! #guzmanarizalaw #guzmanariza #guzmánariza #lawyers #tourismlaw #environmentallaw #miches #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #bavaro #santodomingo #samana #lasterrenas #puertoplata #sosua #cabrera #laromana #tourism

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