Joan Alba is an associate with the firm, specializing in ___________________________.

Before joining JCP in 2014, Mr. Alba worked as an associate with local firms for over five years. Prior to that, he worked as a junior associate in one of the country’s top law firms.

Relevant Recent Experience

  • Advised one of the largest bond issuers of the Dominican Republic during payment default and resulting legal proceedings, in particular, real estate foreclosures, as well as an appeal of the sanctions imposed by the Superintendence of Securities.
  • Advised one of the multinationals with the largest portfolio of companies in the Dominican Republic on the assessment and amendment of its labor policies.
  • Advised one of the largest pharmaceutical companies on the transfer of all of its local operations, as part of a global restructuring effort.
  • Advised several manufacturers on their relations with local distributors, both exclusive and non-exclusive, pursuant to Law No. 173 and the DR-CAFTA, as well as on strategies to terminate those contracts.
  • Advises companies on corporate restructuring, tax aspects of their business and operations, as well as all types of commercial contracts.

Relevant Recent Experience

  • Advised one of the largest bond issuers of the Dominican Republic during payment default and resulting legal proceedings, in particular, real estate foreclosures, as well as an appeal of the sanctions imposed by the Superintendence of Securities.
  • Advised one of the multinationals with the largest portfolio of companies in the Dominican Republic on the assessment and amendment of its labor policies.
  • Advised one of the largest pharmaceutical companies on the transfer of all of its local operations, as part of a global restructuring effort.
  • Advised several manufacturers on their relations with local distributors, both exclusive and non-exclusive, pursuant to Law No. 173 and the DR-CAFTA, as well as on strategies to terminate those contracts.
  • Advises companies on corporate restructuring, tax aspects of their business and operations, as well as all types of commercial contracts.

Publications

  • The Tax Reform’s Quid Pro Quo: Towards Sustainable National Tax Policies [El quid pro quo de la reforma fiscal: Hacia pactos fiscales sostenibles], unpublished, 2012.
  • Commentaries on the Third Draft of the Law on Development of Mortgage Market and Trusts. [Comentarios a la tercera versión del proyecto de ley sobre desarrollo del mercado hipotecario y fideicomiso], unpublished, 2011.
  • Systemic Misunderstanding of Directors’ Powers in Limited Liability Partnerships [Incomprensión sistémica de los poderes de los gerentes de las sociedades de responsabilidad limitada], Gaceta Judicial No. ___, _____, p. __________.
  • Use of Fiducie by Investment Funds [La aplicación de la fiducia (fideicomiso) por los organismos de colocación colectiva de valores mobiliarios (fondos de inversión) en Francia], graduate thesis, Strasbourg University (French, 2009).
  • Financially Dependent Autonomous Employee [El trabajador autónomo económicamente dependiente], graduate paper, CIFF / Alcalá University (Spanish, 2008).
  • Abuse of Labor Rights [El abuso de derecho en materia laboral], graduate thesis, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), (Spanish, 2003).

Practice Areas

Éducation
  • Gaceta Judicial Certificate in Tax Law, 2011
  • Fundación Democracia y Derechos Humanos, Inc. Certificate in Civil Litigation, 2010
  • Gaceta Judicial Certificate in Corporate Law, 2009
  • Gaceta Judicial Seminar on Tax, Financial, and Accounting Issues of New Law on Business Entities, 2009
  • Strasbourg University, France LLM in Banking and Financial Law, 2009
  • CIFF / Alcalá University, Madrid, Spain Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration, 2008
  • CIFF / Alcalá University, Madrid, Spain LLM in Business Law, 2008
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). LLB, 2003, summa cum laude
Memberships
  • Bar of the Dominican Republic
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French