Real estate in Venezuela

ARAQUEREYNA

Araquereyna has considerable strength in the real estate space, as well as in construction matters. Under the leadership of Maripi Viso, the team handles corporate, commercial, financing and litigation matters. Manuel Reyna and associate Federica Mena are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Maripi Viso

Leĝa Abogados fields a skilled team which advises on residential, retail, office and industrial real estate projects. It assists clients from the banking, infrastructure, pharmaceutical and advertising sectors with the full gamut of real estate-related matters, such as construction, development, acquisitions and disposals, lease agreements and litigation. The practice is jointly led by commercial specialist Juan Enrique Aigster and Mark Melilli-Silva, who is the key contact for dispute resolution mandates.

Testimonials

A proactive team which works closely together.’

Great knowledge in different areas.’

Key clients

Panasonic

Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia

Cifuentes Lemus & Asociados (Moore Stephens)

Comercializadora Makro

SGTE

General Import

Asociación Civil Altamira 10.1

Dianamen

Del Sur Banco Universal

Carroferta Media Group

Schonheit De Venezuela

Work highlights

  • Assisted Panasonic with the drafting and negotiation of the sale of significant space in office buildings in Caracas.
  • Advised Makro Comercializadora on the negotiation of the termination of a lease contract and handover of a commercial space in one of its retail stores.
  • Assisted General Import with the negotiation of three lease agreements for its stores in Venezuela.

Mendoza Palacios Acedo Borjas Páez Pumar & Cía

Mendoza Palacios Acedo Borjas Páez Pumar & Cía has a busy practice acting for construction conglomerates, lenders and international companies in real estate matters. The group is experienced in construction projects in the private sector, expropriations and rental matters, as well as M&A and litigation. Team head Manuel Acedo Sucre is noted for his broad practice, which covers corporate, tax and investment matters. Other key practitioners are Diego LepervancheLuisa Lepervanche and María del Carmen López.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Acedo Sucre

Key clients

Grupo Perret Ingenieros

Grupo Austral

Mercantil Banco

Metropolitan Distributors

Miranda Capital Partners

Juan Van Heel

Corporación Solsica

Distribuidora Alcarin

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Perret on real estate matters such as deeds of division of land, condo regulations and sale agreements, as well as on a project in Aruba.
  • Assisting Corporación Solsica with real estate matters affecting installations, storage and office spaces.
  • Advised Miranda Capital Partners on a due diligence for a real estate M&A transaction.

Baker & McKenzie, S.C.

The team at Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is regularly instructed by domestic and foreign investors and companies to assist with real estate matters. It is well versed in disputes, acquisitions and related exchange control regulations, and works with the environment, tax and regulatory specialists of the firm to advise on these aspects of real estate matters. María Celis and Gabriel De Jesús jointly lead the practice, in which associate María Alejandra Ruiz is also noted.

Testimonials

Baker & McKenzie’s attorneys are extremely diligent, know how to act in negotiations and have technical knowledge of the area that adds a lot of value to transactions.

Work highlights

  • Assisting a company with several transfers of ownership of real estate in Venezuela.
  • Assisting a company with the preparation and elaboration of documents required for the sale of a property.

D'Empaire

D'Empaire's client roster includes private equity firms, real estate investment funds and companies; the team is skilled in advising on a wide range of matters, such as the purchase, sale, construction, financing, development and acquisition of commercial real estate. Led by Inés Parra, the group also handles transactions and related litigation in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Inés Parra

Key clients

V6 Holdings

Equipo Gerencial Con Solidez

Work highlights

  • Advised V6 on structuring and implementing the acquisition of several real estate properties in Venezuela.
  • Assisted Equipo Gerencial Con Solidez with the purchase and subsequent lease of offices in the recently opened Centro Financiero Madrid located in Las Mercedes, Caracas.

Dentons

Dentons' team is experienced in advising a portfolio of national and international real estate clients on investment planning and relevant corporate and tax planning structures. Further work in the real estate sector includes assisting with M&A, reorganisations and litigation mandates. The key contacts are corporate specialists Sergio CasinelliDaniela Jaimes and Natalija Vojvodic, as well as dispute resolution specialist Ramón AlvinsRubén Eduardo Luján is also noted.

Testimonials

The team is responsive and clear in its legal assessments.

Rubén Eduardo Luján has been a pleasure to work with. His thorough assessment of matters stands out. He provides options and his turnaround time is also very good.