Sylvio Hodos

Senior Associate

Mr. Hodos is the Tax Department coordinator. He provides advice on tax, corporate, intellectual property and media/IT legal issues for a wide range of international and domestic clients. His background in computer science and economy enables him to understand the specific challenges faced by clients in these sectors.

Chambers Global recognized him as Foreign Expert for his expertise and extensive knowledge of the French market, noting he is “dual-qualified to practice in the Dominican Republic and France.”

Mr. Hodos is the founder of the Tax Law Masters, IP and IT Law Masters at PUCMM and a professor in Tax Law, Media Law, Sports Law, Telecoms Law and Contract and Tort Law at PUCMM. He lectured in New Technologies Law at UNIBE; and in Telecoms Law, New Technologies, Computers Law and IP at APEC. He is also a law professor at Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura.

He was previously a judicial expert at Hubert BITAN in Paris, France and an editorial board member on Lexis Nexis’ E-Communication & E-Commerce law magazine. Furthermore, Mr. Hodos is a judicial interpreter authorized by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Dominican Republic.

Representative Matters
    • Advised a multinational cable and telecoms company in the acquisition of two major telecoms service providers in Dominican Republic.
    • Advised a major auction website in one of the most significant Trademark Distribution and Counterfeits cases.
    • Advised a major Operating System Editor in a key case relating to limitation of liability clause interpretation.
Memberships
    • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Dominican Bar Association
    • International Trademark Association (INTA), member of Academic Committee
    • Mensa International
    • Paris Bar Association
    • Sports Lawyers Association (SLA)
Education
    • PhD in Intellectual Property and Civil Liability, Lorraine University, France. Currently pursuing
    • Master of Economics (specialty in Digital Economy), Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, France. Valedictorian. 2009
    • Master in Intellectual Property & IT Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, France. Valedictorian. 2008
    • Master in Tax and Business Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France. 2006
    • Law Degree, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France. 2005
    • Computer Science Degree (specialty in telecommunications), Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie University, France. 2001
Languages
    • Spanish
    • English
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Romanian

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