Puerto Rico flag Puerto Rico: Entorn econòmic

Dret mercantil a Puerto Rico

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Yes
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Yes
The Language of Justice
Spanish, although the law provides for the translation of pleadings, motions and documents into English if necessary.
Recourse to an Interpreter
The 1993 law which establishes Spanish and English as the two official languages includes the possibility of using a translator if needed.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States and has a dual legal system. Federal laws of the United States apply, unless expressly excluded by specific legislation. There is a separate U.S. federal court system.
Checking National Laws Online
Leyes y Jurisprudencia Puerto Rico
Departamento de Estado
Lexis Nexis
Library of Congress
Cornell University

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