Competition and antitrust in Venezuela


At D'Empaire, competition law specialist José Humberto Frías is the key name. He is experienced in advising on the competition-related regulatory aspects of transactions, investigations and unfair competition.

Grau García Hernández & Mónaco

Grau García Hernández & Mónaco's areas of expertise include administrative and judicial proceedings as well as advice on corporate strategies and unfair competition issues. Miguel Mónaco is a specialist in the field.

Leĝa Abogados

Leĝa Abogados has notable strengths handling investigations relating to cartels or market dominance, barriers to entry and merger control work. The team is comprised of London-based practice head José Gregorio Torrealba, as well as Rosa Virginia Superlano and Alejandro Gallotti Urbano. Following the firm's merger with Imery Urdaneta Calleja Itriago & Flamarique, it was further bolstered by the arrival of competition specialist Faustino Flamarique.


ARAQUEREYNA's team consists of Antonio CanovaPedro Sosa and associate Rodrigo Moncho Stefani. The group advises on free and unfair competition as well as on anti-dumping law.


At DentonsLuis Ernesto Andueza is the key contact. He is experienced in advising clients from the aviation, telecoms and consumer product industries, among others, on merger control and unfair competition matters, as well as handling administrative proceedings. Clients include AGA Group and Ascera Airlines.

Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Núñez

Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Núñez is known for its strong track record handling competition disputes. Dispute resolution specialist Margarita Escudero León and María Verónica Espina Molina, who is well versed in administrative law, are the names to note.

Torres, Plaz & Araujo

The team at Torres, Plaz & Araujo handles a variety of work in the competition and antitrust sphere, including mergers, abuse of dominant position, unfair competition and cartels matters. Clients including Bacardí, Alstom and Air Europa are on the group's roster. Juan Domingo Alfonzo Paradisi leads the team and associate Domingo Piscitelli Nevola is also noted.

Moreau, González & Asociados

Moreau, González & Asociados specialises in providing clients from a wide range of industries, including food, personal hygiene, and pharmaceutical sectors, with preventive regulatory advice. Ana Carolina González Benoit is the key practitioner.