Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Venezuela > Real estate > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Index of tables

  1. Real estate
  2. Leading lawyers

Leading lawyers

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Real estate clients in Venezuela using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


Araquereyna’s ‘outstanding’ practice has a longstanding reputation in the real estate and construction sector. Recent work includes assisting Teguadla with the shopping centre development Centro de Compras Merpoeste, assisting La Castellana Hotel Developments (Otaola Group) with a major hotel development, and acting for the Venezuelan Chamber of Construction regarding the drafting of new legislation on the housing and rental sector. Other clients include Empresas Polar and Desarrollos Los Ángeles. Practice head María del Pilar Aneas delivers ‘excellent results’ and Manuel Reyna is also well regarded.

The ‘very good’ team at Baker McKenzie SC provides an ‘excellent service’ on complex real estate transactions, covering the finance and tax aspects of such deals through close collaboration with experts in other departments. It regularly advises on the acquisition, sale and the development of single real estate assets and portfolios, as well as industrial developments. Practice head Maria Eugenia Reyes is highly rated and Alejandro Lares Díaz has a longstanding reputation in the market.

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque’s ‘very strong’ practice has strong expertise in residential, retail, office and industrial real estate matters, and is noted for its real estate litigation work. Recent work includes the successful representation of Grupo Total 99 in a dispute regarding the termination of lease contracts and the recovery of five commercial properties in Maracay, assisting MercadoLibre with the acquisition of a floor of office space in a building under construction in Caracas, and advising Inversiones Mantua 0524 on the sale of a property in a mall in Caracas. Juan Enrique Aigster is an experienced advisor, and Mark Melilli Silva focuses on real estate litigation.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘excellent’ team handles a wide variety of real estate transactions and developments, including residential, commercial, hotel, and industrial properties. Recent work includes assisting Inversiones Ivalgar with procedures to challenge the expropriation of the Tecnotip Building, which includes 60 residential apartments and 2,500m² commercial space, advising Laboratorios L.O. Oftalmi on the acquisition of an industrial facility located in Valencia, and assisting a foreign investor with a hotel development project in Caracas. Practice head Ramón Andrade is ‘very experienced’.

The team at D’Empaire Reyna Abogados has been handling a broad range of real estate transactions, including the sale and acquisition of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Recent work includes advising Bancaribe on a loan to a hotel and shopping mall development project. Practice head Inés Parra is recommended.

Mendoza Palacios Acedo Borjas Páez Pumar & Cía’s practice handles a broad range of real estate matters, and has particular strength in real estate financing and litigation. The team provides ongoing advice to Banco Mercantil regarding the financing of land acquisitions and construction projects. Manuel Acedo Sucre is a key contact.

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz assists developers, builders, lenders, and brokerage firms in the acquisition, financing, development and sale of real estate. The team also works closely with its tax law colleagues on real estate tax planning. Pedro Rengel Nuñez is a key contact.

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • New requirement for all issuers operating on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

    On 10 August 2017 the Luxembourg Stock Exchange announced that all domestic and foreign issuers operating on the regulated market (Bourse de Luxembourg) or on the multilateral trading facility (Euro MTF) of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange must provide their legal entity identifier (“LEI ”) codes to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange before 15 September 2017.
  • Luxembourg law on the exploration and use of space resources entered into force

    The Luxembourg law on the exploration and use of space resources of 20 July 2017 entered into force on 2 August 2017 and placed Luxembourg among the most innovative space-oriented nations in the world.
  • VAT in the GCC – Q&A updates from the UAE Ministry of Finance

    On 9 July the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance (MOF) published an update of the Value Added Tax (VAT) FAQ section of its website.
  • PRIIPs KID: The final pieces of the puzzle

    The pieces of the puzzle are finally falling into place. The long-awaited level 3 and 4 measures have been published earlier this week, half a year before the PRIIPs KID becomes compulsory.
  • MiFID II: Further guidance on product governance requirements

    Amongst the numerous topics covered by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has decided to provide further guidance on the requirements regarding product governance through its guidelines dated 2 June 2017 which focus on the target market assessment by manufacturers and distributors of financial products.     
  • Arendt & Medernach is again the “Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year”

    The partners of Arendt & Medernach are pleased to announce that their firm has been awarded once again the prestigious “Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year” title during the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel in London on 18 May.
  • Signature of the Multilateral instrument – reservations made by Luxembourg

    On 7 June 2017, the official ceremony for the signing of the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) took place bringing to a close a process initiated last year when a consensus was reached on the wording of the MLI on 24 November 2016 (see also our newsflash dated 2 December 2016, available on our website section Publications/Newsflash).
  • Arendt & Medernach: Luxembourg Law Firm of the Year

    Luxembourg, May 2017 – Arendt & Medernach is proud to have been named “Luxembourg Law firm of the year” both by Chambers & Partners and IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The prestigious trophies were both received in April in London at the respective ceremonies of the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 and the IFLR European Awards 2017.
  • First VAT EU case law on the cost-sharing VAT exemption

    The question of the scope of the cost-sharing VAT exemption, also referred to in the Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 as amended ("EU VAT Directive") as “Independent Groups of Persons” or “IGPs”, is currently being debated at the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) in several cases. Last Thursday marked the first milestone regarding this specific VAT exemption since the CJEU released its judgment in the case Commission v Luxembourg (C-274/15).
  • An Introduction to Corporate Guarantee

    In the UAE, the risk management activities inherent in running a corporate or investment banking business remain of crucial importance, not least because of the strong local characteristic of “name lending”, by which is meant lending or providing other banking facilities to family or other private businesses, primarily on the strength of the “name” or “names” of the proprietors standing behind the business, rather than on the strength of the asset quality and underlying credit of the particular business. Of course, in practice, there is commercial overlap between the proprietors and the companies which they own, but the credit analyses can break down where poor banking practices and procedures result in poorly constructed legal documentation and gaps in guarantee and security support documents.

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to