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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

Pedro Sosa

Tel:
Work +58 2129539244
Email:
ARAQUEREYNA

Work Department

Corporate Law, Intellectual Property and New Technologies.

Position

Founding Partner of ARAQUEREYNA. His professional practice covers a wide range of aspects in Business, Real Estate and Finance Law. He often advises local and international clients in business transactions. Mr. Sosa has extensive experience in corporate restructuring transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. He also advises important companies and international investors on all fields of Corporate Law. He has developed an active practice in the Intellectual Property Protection area, and coordinates the Intellectual Property and New Technologies Department of the Firm.

Languages

English and Spanish.

Member

Member of the Capital District Bar Association, Venezuela. President of the Venezuelan Executives Association (AVE) and Member of its Corporate Governance Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Venezuelan-Colombian Economic Integration Chamber (CAVECOL), from 1999 to 2007, and in 2010 he was designated again as Principal Member of the Board of Directors of CAVECOL. He is a Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).

Education

Andrés Bello Catholic University (Lawyer, 1981); Georgetown University (Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, 1982); National Law Center, George Washington University (Master of Comparative Law, Foreign Practice, 1982-1983).


Venezuela

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Araquereyna’s banking and finance practice is led by ‘tremendous adviser’ Pedro 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 good’ Pedro Sosa, who is experienced in finance law.

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Competition and antitrust

Within: Competition and antitrust

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

Within: Corporate and M&A

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading lawyers

Pedro Sosa - Araquereyna

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

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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Public law

Within: Public law

‘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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