Castillo y Castillo helps drive Dominican Republic business reforms

18 Febrero 2015

As experts in investment and business, Castillo & Castillo takes part in the working sessions coordinated by the Committee for National Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economics, Planning and Development (MoEPD), which is aimed at improving the business climate in the Dominican Republic.

The Committee originates from a cooperation agreement signed on 21 October 2013 by MoEPD and the World Bank. Sandra González, the Director of Business Climate and Competitiveness for MoEPD stated that this agreement “will allow implementing reforms to assist those starting a business, registering properties and accessing credit and those involved in business insolvency.” The Committee is also expected to launch initiatives to protect investors.

Dr. Maria Portes, Luis Agelán, Vera Martinezand Amalia Pérez represent Castillo & Castillo as one of the Committee members from the private sector. Other participants include the DR Central Bank; DR Department of Industry and Commerce; the DR banking regulator, the Superintendencia de Bancos; the DR securities regulator, the Superintendencia de Valores; the DR Ministry of Finance; the Committee for National Competitiveness; the DR Supreme Court; the Department of Customs Administration; and the DR Office for Industrial Property, amongst others.

Castillo & Castillo has over 80 years of knowledge and an extensive track record advising local and international investors across different sectors, who are looking to launch or invest in businesses in the Dominican Republic.