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ARAQUEREYNA

CENTRO LIDO, TORRE C, PISO 8 OFICINA 81, AV FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA EL ROSAL, CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Tel:
Work +58 212 9539 244
Fax:
Fax +58212 9537 777
Web:
www.araquereyna.com
Caracas, Valencia

Venezuela

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Araquereyna

Araquereyna’s banking and finance practice is led by ‘tremendous adviserPedro L Planchart. Besides providing standard legal assistance in the area, the firm also covers a broad range of different matters, including insurance and contract law, foreign exchange legislation, and secured transactions. Its clients include key players such as JP Morgan Chase, Banco Santander International, and Chubb Insurance. Planchart is supported by ‘superb strategist’ Gustavo J Reyna, who is well versed in mergers and acquisitions, and also by the ‘particularly goodPedro Sosa, who is experienced in finance law.

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Pedro Planchart - Araquereyna

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

The competition and antitrust practice at Araquereyna advises on fair competition and price control regulations, as well as unfair practices litigation. Department head Antonio Canova is recognised for his ‘good instincts’; he has worked for clients such as Philip Morris International, BSN Medical and General Motors. The practice is supported by Pedro Sosa, who is well versed in corporate and comparative law; and associate Rodrigo Moncho Stefani who has been assisting client Endava with various matters, recently.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna’s corporate practice has ‘good business acumen’ and provides legal assistance to international clients such as Nokia Solutions and Networks, Microsoft, and Telefónica. Besides litigation work, founding partner Manuel Reyna also advised Sodexo Pass International on corporate and contractual matters, as well as on the new regulations and the political situation. Pedro Sosa has ‘wide experience’ and excels in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. Pedro L Planchart is noted for being ‘very knowledgeable’.

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Manuel Reyna - Araquereyna

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna undertakes litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution; and in addition, has a special focus on family law and mediation in conflicts. Recent highlights include Rafael Aneas Rodríguez successfully representing construction company Ghella Sogene against a pecuniary damages and loss of future earnings claim. The team is comprised of various experienced lawyers, among them founding partner Luis Alfredo Araque, who has great expertise in the resolution of both business and civil disputes. Marcos Carrillo and Pedro Sosa are also names to note.

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Pedro Sosa - Araquereyna

Next generation lawyers

Guido Mejía - Araquereyna

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Araquereyna

Araquereyna has established a busy energy and natural resources practice and the recent incorporation of specialist Roberto Strauss has only served to strengthen the team, enabling it to provide legal advice to investors regarding project finance. The team regularly assists oil and gas companies with negotiations; Pedro Planchart and Pedro Sosa are the names to note.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna has an experienced labour practice which covers the negotiation of individual and collective agreements, consulting and the prevention of labour risks and labour litigation, among other matters. The ‘strong team’ acts for clients including Turkish Airlines, South Genetics, and AON, among others, with the knowledgeable Luis Alfredo Araque a key contact. Following the departures of Simón Jurado-Blanco and Alexis Aguirre to found Jurado Blanco & Aguirre (JBA Legal), the firm hired labour specialist Fabiana Benaím in November 2017; with an established track record, she is regarded as ‘dedicated’ and ‘excellent’.

Leading lawyers

Simón Jurado-Blanco - Araquereyna

Next generation lawyers

Patricia Lozada Pérez - Araquereyna

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

The best quality of work’ is provided by Araquereyna’s public law department according to clients. The team is also experienced in handling issues related to expropriations and nationalisations. ‘An expert in administrative law’, practice head Antonio Canova successfully represented Hermo before the administrative courts in an annulment request; he was supported by senior associate Rodrigo Moncho. Pedro Sosa handled various matters for General Motors Venezolana. Another key contact is Gabriel Ruan, who is perceived as a knowledgeable consultant and litigation lawyer.

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Antonio Canova - Araquereyna

Next generation lawyers

Rodrigo Moncho Stefani - Araquereyna

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Araquereyna

Araquereyna has established itself as the key player in the real estate market. Sector specialist María del Pilar Viso is highly regarded; she continued supervising Tegualda’s ‘Centro de Compras Merpoeste’ project, a mandate including the drafting of numerous leasing and sale contracts, among other matters. Viso also teamed up with the well regarded Manuel Reyna, to provide legal counsel to Cabaleiros Group regarding pre-sale negotiations. The impressive client portfolio also includes the Venezuelan Chamber of Construction, Millennium Group, and Deloitte.

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María del Pilar Aneas - Araquereyna

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna has a ‘professional’ tax practice, which advises and consults on a broad range of matters. The team consists of department co-heads Gabriel Ruan Santos, who is experienced in arbitration and tax planning, and structuring expert María Carolina Cano, as well as Ingrid García Pacheco, an expert in wealth and heritage tax planning. Clients include Microsoft Venezuela, Sodexo Pass, and BSN Medical; the team is assisting the latter with the development of a new business structure in order to maximise its export activities. Associate Ismael Montealegre Torres also impresses.

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Gabriel Ruan Santos - Araquereyna

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