Energy

We are the leading legal specialist regarding energy law in the Dominican Republic. Our experience in the sector covers all legal areas related to the development of energy projects, from the acquisition of land to start-up of generator and operation and maintenance. We offer our clients three main services:

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* Legal advice

That includes the integral development cycle of energy projects, from the constitution of suitable corporate structures, corporate aspects and the drafting of shareholders agreements; as well as the arrangement of specific contracts required by the sector. For example:

- Constitution of new companies:

a) SPVs

b) Subsidiaries

c) Branches

- Regular corporate operations (day to day).

- Joint Ventures

- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

- Legal Due Diligence

- Contracts:

a) Operation and maintenance (O&M)

b) Engineering procurement and construction (EPC)

c) Balance of plant (BOP)

d) Power purchase agreement (PPA)

- Other services:

a) Potential analysis of the market and the specific business

b) Contracts for usufruct of the land, lease, option to buy and sell, sale and similar

c) Real Estate Due Diligence

d) Fiscal optimization of the project

e) Advice for all benefits and tax exemptions derived from the business

*Project Legal Management

We take care of preparing the necessary documentation to request and obtain the required authorizations, licenses, permits and concessions.

- Obtaining permits:

a) Environmental Licenses

b) Construction Licenses

c) Commissioning certificates before the Coordinating Body of the National Interconnected Electric System (OC-SENI) and the Superintendency of Electricity (SIE)

-Public Tenders

- Obtaining provisional and definitive concessions before the National Energy Commission (CNE)

- Certificates of no objection of land use before the City Council

- Certificates of no objection to the Ministry of Tourism

- Others.

*Project Finance & Due Diligence

In addition, we also offer counsel on financing structures for the construction, operation and start-up of energy projects (Project Finance), as well as due diligence for the purchase of energy generation projects, which includes:

- Assistance in obtaining financing

- Legal assistance in negotiation and closing of the financial project or any other financial structure

- Legal advice in structuring bank guarantees

- Identification of investors

- Due Diligence for the purchase of energy projects

- Contracts for projects sale or corporate structures

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