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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.

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