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Puerto Rico’s Dealers Act: what every principal should know before selling products or services in Puerto Rico

By Nikos Buxeda and Camille Álvarez Puerto Rico’s Act 75 of June 24, 1964 was enacted to protect Puerto Rican distributors or dealers from arbitrary terminations to a distribution agreement. It essentially provides that, regardless of any contractual provision to the contrary, a dealer or distribution agreement may not be terminated, impaired or not renewed … Continue Reading

Private equity and hedge funds in Puerto Rico – a welcoming environment in the Caribbean

Written by: Nikos Buxeda, Manuel López-Zambrana, Camille Alvarez and Juan Carlos Feliciano Ten years ago, private equity funds and hedge funds were practically nonexistent in Puerto Rico. This has changed dramatically as the result of two main developments: the enactment of Act 185-2014, known as the Private Equity Funds Act and (ii) the influx of … Continue Reading

Tax incentives in Puerto Rico: a quick introduction: Handbook

To promote, attract and develop key industries, sectors and activities, Puerto Rico offers a spectrum of economic incentives, among them low fixed income tax rates, partial and/or total tax exemptions, income tax credits and special deductions. The manufacturing, tourism, construction, telecoms, export services, renewable energy, film, banking and financial services industries are among the sectors … Continue Reading

House passes pro-growth bill, HR 6427, 391 – 2: top points

HR 6427, a potentially important piece of financial services related legislation, has been passed by the US House of Representatives by a vote of 391-2. Entitled “The Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act,” the bill aggregates six House Financial Services Committee measures that each previously passed the House with bipartisan support. The bill … Continue Reading

Puerto Rico’s Act 20 and Act 22 – Key Tax Benefits

In the midst of a complicated fiscal situation, Puerto Rico continues to attract investors and companies through two extant tax incentive packages: Puerto Rico’s Act 20 – the Promotion of Export Services Act – and Act 22 – the Act to Promote the Relocation of Individual Investors to Puerto Rico. Act 20 and Act 22 were enacted in … Continue Reading
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