DELOS GUIDE TO ARBITRATION PLACES (GAP)
Published in 08/08/19
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. With a population of about 10.41 million, the Dominican Republic is a middle-income country, with the largest economy of Central America and the Caribbean.
The laws of the Dominican Republic are essentially based on the Roman law tradition, as transmitted through French and Spanish law. Although arbitration was contemplated in the French Code of Civil Procedure of 1807 which was adopted by the Dominican Republic in 1884, the use and acceptability of this alternative dispute resolution mechanism amongst business people and amongst local courts began to take form in the early 1990s, and it is still evolving. The Centers for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo and Santiago are the most prominent arbitral institutions in the country.
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