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InterJuris Abogados

Banking and finance Tier 2

InterJuris Abogados' team has 'a very unique set of skills and knowledge' and stands out for its 'experience, commitment and devotion to ensure clients' expectations are fully met'. The group assists clients with the creation of funds, the incorporation of financial institutions, M&A-related banking matters, and syndicated loans. Juan José Delgado and energy specialist Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado are advising CPVEN on the financing of three service contracts in Ecuador for three different oil fields. María Cecilia Rachadell and Delgado, who jointly lead the practice, assisted Alaluz Capital with the structuring of private equity funds with clients in Latin America.

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

InterJuris Abogados provides 'a high-quality service accompanied by its deep knowledge, experience and negotiating capacity'. The group advises on the full gamut of corporate matters, including restructurings, acquisitions, and share transfers. María Cecilia Rachadell is 'a highly committed lawyer'; she and Carlos Delgado assisted Pfizer with the strategic review and due diligence report of a transaction with a potential acquirer.

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Praised for being an 'extremely experienced team with a broad understanding of the energy market', InterJuris Abogados is 'capable of handling any deal in the industry, from upstream to downstream, as well as project finance'. The practice is led by Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, who is considered an 'outstanding attorney' and has 'hands-on experience in the industry'. Together with the 'extremely knowledgeableJuan José Delgado, she assisted Paul Hastings LLP with the review and audit of oil-and-gas agreements for Ecopetrol. The team's impressive client portfolio also includes Sinoconst and Rosneft. María Cecilia Rachadell is 'one of the brightest lawyers in Venezuela'. Other noted practitioners are Luis Ortiz Álvarez, Houston-based José María RivasAdriana Lezcano Huncal in Switzerland and Ira Vergani Bertozzi in Canada. All lawyers are currently based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

Labour and employment Tier 2

InterJuris Abogados is praised for 'always providing the best possible advice'. The team has a good track record in labour litigation before the labour ministry and courts; in a recent work highlight, the team represented Cervecería Polar in a class action brought by former employees in which all lawsuits were dismissed by the courts. It also assists clients such as PespiCo, Tele Plastic and Ericsson with day-to-day employment issues. Practice head Angel Meléndez Cardoza is 'one of the best lawyers in the field'. Associates Arturo Rodríguez Natera and Danielis Toro Orozco are other names to note.

Public law Tier 3

The team at InterJuris Abogados is experienced in advising clients on the full spectrum of public law matters, including constitutional law, administrative law, public procurement and regulatory matters. It works closely with the firm's energy department. Practice head Luis Ortiz Álvarez and Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado were instructed by Rosneft to assist with negotiating and obtaining a gas licence in Venezuela. The duo continues to represent Transban in an ICSID arbitration regarding exchange control issues (among others) relating to an automotive business in Venezuela.

Tax Tier 3

InterJuris Abogados is noted for its considerable experience in international matters; the team is regularly instructed to advise on tax planning, the integration of cross-border corporate structures and tax treaties. It assisted Axalta Coating Systems with the design and implementation of the contribution of assets and cash to a new entity patrimony in order to avoid tax stamps for capitalisation, among other matters. ABS Global, Tangerix and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) are also clients. Anadaniella Sucre de Pró-Rísquez and Maria Leticia Perera jointly lead the team, and are key tax contacts in litigation and corporate matters, respectively. Associate Fernando Ríos Morillo is also highlighted.


The firm: InterJuris Abogados, S.C. is a Venezuelan law firm focused on providing practical and commercially oriented solutions to complex legal issues. The firm was formed in January 2010 and advises local and international clients on the full range of legal matters. InterJuris Abogados’ lawyers are completely bilingual in English and Spanish, and many also are fluent in other languages. Team members are licensed to practice in Venezuela and the US and have been educated at the country’s leading universities, as well as at top world class institutions.

Types of work undertaken: Banking & Finance: InterJuris has leading experience in project financings, debt financings, capital markets, syndicated loans and sovereign debt, as well as major debt restructuring exercises. Clients include public and private financial institutions, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and financial service providers. The firm has recently participated in the incorporation and licensing, and M&A, of financial institutions in Venezuela and abroad.

Corporate & M&A: InterJuris has participated in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings and joint ventures in all major industries in Venezuela. The firm’s team has represented purchasers and sellers in most of the largest private and public sector acquisitions in Venezuelan to date.

Energy & Natural Resources: InterJuris’ team has assisted household name multinationals with a range of matters, including corporate advice, joint ventures, upstream gas licenses, oil and gas project financings, procurement construction, EPC contracts and construction projects.

The firm has recently participated in the financing of the main joint ventures with PDVSA, and the IOCs and NOCs operating in Venezuela.

Labour & Employment: InterJuris provides guidance on a comprehensive range of labour law matters including litigation (before various labour, administrative and civil courts), termination agreements, lay-off procedures, union labour relations, workplace safety and health, employment policies and procedures, employment practice audits and due diligence, labour-management relations and alternative dispute resolution.

International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: InterJuris advises clients on the protection of their investments using bilateral investment treaties, as well as risk management when entering into cross border investments; negotiation and mediation before or during an arbitration process, and articipation in domestic and international arbitration processes.

Tax: InterJuris provides advice on local and national tax as well as a commercially integrated approach to cross border structures and tax efficiency. The firm’s lawyers are skilled in the areas critical to multi-national companies, including arranging operations to reduce effective global tax rates, transfer pricing, tax disputes and post-acquisition integration.

Public Law & Regulatory Affairs: InterJuris advises clients in highly regulated industries, including banking, capital markets, telecommunications, oil and gas, tobacco and alcohol. Team members have experience in corporate and regulatory affairs within regulated industries, as well as in government procurement.

International Work: The firm has been chosen based on their expertise of working in foreign jurisdictions to advise on the structuring of deals so that they would be approved by all foreign regulators.

Major cross-border work includes:

  • Advising Rosneft on the financing and granting of security interests to develop a gas and condensate project in the waters of Venezuela, with Venezuelan state owned entity
  • HPE made a $8.8bn deal to ‘spin-merge’ its non-core software assets with Micro Focus, a UK based Company. InterJuris Abogados represents HPE in the sale of the ES business as a going concern, and completion of all the steps required implementing the business plan in Venezuela
  • Advice on the corporate implications of the spin-off of HPE’s Enterprise Services business. Execution of all Venezuelan procedures to materialised the spin-off, including reorganisation of the group companies, sale of an ongoing concern, incorporation of new companies, cash fundings, among others
Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, Finance & Restructuring Juan José Delgado Álvarez (
Banking, Finance & Restructuring María Cecilia Rachadell (
Corporate & M&A María Cecilia Rachadell (
Corporate & M&A Juan José Delgado Álvarez (
Corporate & M&A Carlos Delgado Alvarez (
Energy & Natural Resources Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado (
Labour & Employment Angel Melendez Cardoza (
International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Juan José Delgado Álvarez (
International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution María Cecilia Rachadell (
International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Luis Ortiz Alvarez (
Tax Anadaniella Sucre (
Tax María Leticia Perera (
Public Law & Regulatory Affairs Luis Ortiz Alvarez (
Public Law & Regulatory Affairs Victor Orellana (