Economic regulation in Venezuela


Clients engage the team at D'Empaire to assist them with the competition law aspects of transactions and investigations. Under the leadership of the experienced José Humberto Frías, the practice also handles general regulatory advice, permits and authorisations.

Practice head(s):

José Humberto Frías

Grau García Hernández & Mónaco

Specialist boutique Grau García Hernández & Mónaco is experienced in administrative and judicial proceedings and also provides advice on corporate strategies and unfair competition issues. Miguel Mónaco is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Mónaco

The scope of Leĝa Abogados' practice encompasses public law, regulatory matters, competition law and sanctions. The team advises clients from a variety of sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, technology and infrastructure. The prominent practitioners are José Gregorio TorrealbaFaustino Flamarique and Rosa Virginia Superlano.

Practice head(s):

José Gregorio Torrealba


Araquereyna handles matters such as legislative and regulatory monitoring, impact analysis, negotiations with the public sector, regulatory audits and competition law. The key contacts are Antonio Canova, Pedro Sosa and newly promoted partner Rodrigo Moncho Stefani.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Moncho Stefani

Baker & McKenzie, S.C.

The team at Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is experienced in expropriation processes, price controls and public procurement in Venezuela. Another speciality is advising on government contracts and the US sanctions. Eugenio Hernández-Bretón and María Eugenia Salazar are the key practitioners.

Key clients

El Triunfo Mining Group

Work highlights

  • Advised El Triunfo Mining Group on its relationship with the Venezuelan mining ministry for the purposes of developing a gold-mining project.


Led by the experienced Luis Ernesto Andueza, the group at Dentons advises on public contracting, regulatory matters and administrative litigation, as well as competition law. The firm has a strong standing with clients from the energy and aviation sectors.

Practice head(s):

Luis Ernesto Andueza

Torres, Plaz & Araujo

The key contact at Torres, Plaz & Araujo is Juan Domingo Alfonzo Paradisi. He advises on competition and antitrust matters but his practice also includes assisting with expropriation processes, concessions and bidding. The team's client portfolio includes companies from the telecoms, electricity, and food and beverage sectors.