Maria Eugenia Salazar > Baker & McKenzie, S.C. > Caracas, Venezuela > Lawyer Profile

Baker & McKenzie, S.C.
CENTRO BANCARIBLE, INTERSECCION
AVENIDA PRINCIPAL DE LAS MERCEDES CON INICIO DE CALLE PARIS
URBANIZACION LAS MERCEDES, CARACAS, 1060
Venezuela

Lawyer Rankings

Venezuela > Dispute resolution

Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is a key player in the dispute resolution space, particularly for litigation as well as investment and commercial arbitration. Practice head Eugenio Hernández-Bretón has longstanding experience acting as counsel as well as an arbitrator; together with Maria Eugenia Salazar, he is representing Longreef in its $80m investment arbitration proceedings against the Venezuelan government regarding its expropriation. Other clients include Agroinsumos Ibero-Americanos and Anglo American. Gabriel De Jesús has additional expertise in corporate matters, alongside civil and commercial procedures. Associates Hector Martinez and Maria Alejandra Ruiz are also noted.

Venezuela > Energy and natural resources

Baker & McKenzie, S.C. was the first international firm to enter Venezuela over 50 years ago and is deeply experienced in handling commercial and regulatory compliance matters for national and foreign oil-and-gas companies. Eugenio Hernández-Bretón leads the team, with his recent matters including advice to Total and Statoil on various regulatory issues. Other work included assisting Repsol with aspects of the new Constitutional Law on Foreign Investments. Maria Eugenia Salazar counseled Nabors on financial issues and foreign investment. Senior associate Hector Martinez is well versed in advising companies on their relations with the PDVSA and the Venezuela Government.

Venezuela > Environment

Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is well versed in developing legal strategies which minimise environmental risks and liabilities. Practice head Manuel Marín, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the sector, advised a mining company on legal alternatives to challenge an official letter regarding its environmental compliance status. Another noted team member is Maria Eugenia Salazar.

Venezuela > Public law

Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is well versed in acting in expropriation processes, and advising on price control, compliance with product origin rules, and public procurement matters. The team is jointly led by Eugenio Hernández-Bretón and Maria Eugenia Salazar, who together continue to advise Sucesión Heemsen regarding the expropriation procedure for its land. Recent work saw the duo assisting IVC Networks with the granting of the qualification as an international producer of audiovisual services. Associates Héctor Martínez and María Victoria Díaz are also noted.