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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:
http://www.araquereyna.com
Caracas, Valencia

Venezuela

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna impresses with the scope of its practice, covering banking regulatory matters, insurance-related mandates and issues concerning securities. Practice head Pedro Planchart’s team was strengthened by the arrival of experienced practitioner Gustavo Reyna from D’Empaire Reyna Abogados in 2016. Chubb Insurance, Venezuelan private bank Bancaribe, and UBS are among its clients.

Leading lawyers

Pedro Planchart - Araquereyna

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Araquereyna

Araquereyna is well-versed in advising clients on the intersection between pricing regulations and competition law, and is also experienced in competition compliance issues. Antonio Canova, Pedro Sosa and associate Rodrigo Moncho Stefani are the key names.

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

Araquereyna

Araquereyna’s team is ‘always accessible’, and ‘goes further than expected’. The team has a strong track record acting for clients in the TMT sector in a broad range of mandates, advising Nokia Networks and Telefónica Venezuela among others. Pedro Planchart, who is ‘incredibly bright’, and practice head Pedro Sosa are handling various matters for the latter client, including assisting with a corporate restructuring. Other work included assisting Microsoft Venezuela in modifying contracts to comply with Venezuelan law and analysing the impact of exchange control regulations. Manuel Reyna is also noted. The well-respected Gustavo Reyna joined the firm in 2016 from D’Empaire Reyna Abogados, and Roberto Strauss Perera was a new hire in 2017.

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Manuel Reyna - Araquereyna

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna is regularly instructed by significant domestic and international clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Rafael Aneas, Pedro Sosa and Guido Mejía are part of a team acting for construction consortium Consorcio El Sitio in a breach of contract dispute with Group Monsuserca concerning the construction of power plants in Venezuela. Other work included handling consumer protection litigation for General Motors Venezolana. Marcos Carrillo and Luis Alfredo Araque are the key names for arbitration.

Leading lawyers

Pedro Sosa - Araquereyna

Next generation lawyers

Guido Mejía - Araquereyna

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna has a broad human resources practice, handling social security matters alongside labour mandates. Its recent work includes assisting with collective bargaining agreements, negotiating contract terminations, updating companies’ labour policies, and handling employment litigation. Clients include Nokia Networks, BSN medical, and Kuehne + Nagel. Simón Jurado-Blanco is an employment law specialist, and Luis Alfredo Araque’s track record includes advising on labour law reforms. Alexis Aguirre is highly regarded for collective bargaining matters, employment consultations and proceedings. Associate Patricia Lozada Pérez is also noted.

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

Araquereyna’s ‘excellent’ and ‘professional’ team is ‘proactive in communicating new regulations’ to clients. Practice head Antonio Canova is ‘a strong character and a fighter’, and ‘one of the few lawyers willing to litigate against the Venezuelan government’. He and senior associate Rodrigo Moncho Stefani are acting for Industrias Alimenticias Hermo de Venezuela in petitioning for an annulment of a decision of the Exchange Control Authority concerning foreign currency. Pedro Sosa is assisting Midea Electric Trading in relation to matters of public procurement law. Gabriel Ruan Santos is also noted.

Leading lawyers

Antonio Canova - Araquereyna

Next generation lawyers

Rodrigo Moncho Stefani - Araquereyna

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Araquereyna

Araquereyna, under María del Pilar Aneas, has a superlative reputation for real estate development projects. Its recent highlights include advising the Millennium Group on the development of the Centro de Compras Merpolara shopping centre, including drafting the condominium deed and rental agreements; and assisting Teguadla in relation to the Centro de Compras Merpoeste development in Caracas. Founding partner Manuel Reyna has notable expertise in the promotion and structuring of real estate transactions, and also advises on construction projects.

Leading lawyers

María del Pilar Aneas - Araquereyna

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Araquereyna

Araquereyna fields an ‘excellent’ team of ‘fast thinkers’ with ‘a practical’ approach. It covers tax planning, administrative procedures before the tax authorities and courts, and tax advisory work. Recent highlights include advising BSN medical on tax issues relating to import and export activities, the Fair Prices Master Act, exchange control regulations, and labour incentive plans. María Carolina Cano González, Gabriel Ruan Santos and Ingrid García Pacheco are the key names.

Leading lawyers

Gabriel Ruan Santos - Araquereyna

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