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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Venezuela


Baker McKenzie SC - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Acclaimed disputes practice with long-standing experience advising on cross-border contentious cases. Represents a diverse client roster of prominent international companies in negotiations and judicial proceedings related to civil and commercial matters, as well as in mediations, and local and international arbitrations.

The "excellent" Eugenio Hernández-Bretón receives strong praise from sources, who describe him as a "fully committed and responsible lawyer with notable expertise in international arbitration." They add: "His work is perfect and his service is outstanding." He focuses his practice on the full range of dispute resolution mandates, with considerable strength in acting as arbitrator, as well as an expert witness in proceedings related to international law. He has additional knowledge of public law.

Up-and-coming partner Maria Eugenia Salazar is highly regarded by peers, who say: "She is very intelligent and particularly strong in arbitration." Clients express strong appreciation for her "commitment, understanding and reliability." She obtained her LLM from McGill University in Montréal.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Pre-eminent practice with highly recognised expertise advising local and international clients on dispute resolution matters. Counsels on international arbitrations, lawsuits and negotiations on behalf of clients from a variety of industries including the oil and gas and construction sectors. Well versed in the rules of key arbitral institutions such as the ICC and ICSID.

The "excellent" head of department Ramón Alvins is described by clients as a "very aggressive litigator." Peers see him as an active player in both judicial litigation and arbitration. He has considerable knowledge of corporate, civil and commercial matters, with additional strengths in administrative and labour law. He has notable experience advising companies in both local and international disputes.

The "very intelligent" Pedro Saghy is highly praised by sources for his activity in this field, most notably in commercial arbitration. Clients report: "He is outstanding. A very energetic and responsive lawyer." He has experience in all types of civil and commercial litigation, as well as in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

Interviewees describe Bernardo Wallis as a strong practitioner in this field. He focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation, as well as international and domestic arbitration. He has additional experience in matters with an environmental focus.

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AraqueReyna - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Highly active disputes practice group with a strong track record handling lawsuits, arbitration and negotiations for a broad range of clients. Lawyers have experience acting as mediators, arbitrators and expert witnesses in contentious cases and are noted for their expertise in ADR methods.

The "excellent" Luis Alfredo Araque is recognised by sources for his "extraordinary technical legal knowledge and experience in this field." Interviewees consider him to be very active as an arbitrator, and they additionally highlight his strong academic profile. He has advised international clients from a variety of sectors including construction, public procurement and telecommunications, as well as assisting them with the protection of their foreign investments.

Marcos Carrillo is highly praised by market commentators, who report: "He is amazing, very active in arbitration and has a lot of experience - he deserves recognition." They add: "He is one of the best mediators in Venezuela." He has considerable experience acting for both local and international clients from the insurance and oil industries, among others.

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D'Empaire Reyna Abogados - Dispute Resolution

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Respected practice with an established reputation for its strength in civil and commercial litigation. Offers additional expertise in representing clients in local and international investor-state and commercial arbitrations. Has acted for both domestic and foreign clientele hailing from a variety of sectors.

José Humberto Frías is praised by sources for his litigation practice. Clients say: "He shows an extraordinary technical soundness." He has additional experience in international arbitrations, particularly those before the ICC and ICSID. He also spent time working as foreign associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York.

Head of department Pedro Perera is recognised by market commentators for his regular judicial presence and activity as a litigator. They remark that he is "very professional." He has considerable experience acting for both international and domestic clients.

Up-and-coming partner Dubraska Galarraga has experience handling complex disputes, and impressed market sources note: "She is very good in litigation - a very well-known practitioner in this field." She represents both local and multinational clients in judicial and arbitral proceedings.

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D’Empaire conductsgeneral and specialized litigation on corporate, labor, tort, intellectualproperty, tax and environmental matters. D’Empaire also provides assistance in litigation conducted in othercountries and advises clients on criminal matters.  In these cases, D’Empaire provides totalsupport to clients and to the criminal lawyer especially selected to conductthe case.  

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Distinguished practice group with noted capabilities advising clients from a variety of industries on dispute avoidance methods. Considerable experience handling issues related to IP, commercial and insurance matters, among others. Offers additional strength in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Highly esteemed disputes expert Román Duque-Corredor is considered an authority in this field by interviewees. They say: "I would choose him as an arbitrator, particularly in a case related to public law." He has over 50 years' experience in the market and has notable abilities in all manner of dispute resolution methods. He has considerable expertise in advising multinational companies from a variety of sectors.

Department head Carlos Dominguez is praised by market commentators for his "accurate opinions and availability." Clients note that he is "willing to consider new structures" and "he provides support in the most difficult situations." He is particularly skilled in commercial litigation and IP-related dispute resolution.

José Gregorio Torrealba is recognised by sources, who consider him to be "very involved in this area." They additionally highlight his activity in investor-state arbitration and his strength in public law. He has in-depth knowledge of cross-border disputes.

Up-and-coming partner Mark Melilli is highly valued by interviewees. Clients describe him as an "excellent lawyer who provides the client with a great service." Peers report that "he is an expert in proceedings" and add: "He knows how to solve problems effectively." He is regularly retained by local and international clients in labour, civil and commercial litigations.

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Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía - Dispute Resolution

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice group with considerable experience of litigation. Particularly active in matters related to insurance, tax and labour. Has additional strength in commercial arbitration, with lawyers frequently called upon to act as expert witnesses in international arbitral proceedings. Regularly retained by industrial consortiums and financial institutions.

Carlos Eduardo Acedo Sucre is a recognised figure in the market, with interviewees citing his "experience as an arbitrator." They add: "He is a leading figure in this area and is strong academically." He is often called upon by international law firms and clients to advise on disputes relating to the insurance, reinsurance and energy sectors.

Esteban Palacios Lozada is seen to be an active litigator by market sources. He centres his practice on commercial and labour-related dispute resolutions in particular, with considerable experience advising international clients.

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Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez - Dispute Resolution

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Respected firm with a well-established dispute resolution practice. Offers experience handling matters related to the corporate and commercial legal arenas. Noteworthy activity in local and international arbitration and mediation, as well as in judicial proceedings. Additionally respected for its good knowledge of a variety of industry sectors.

The "amazing" Carlos Lepervanche Michelena is highly praised by sources for both his litigation and arbitration practices. Clients say that "he is an expert in arbitration" and go on to comment: "We are extremely satisfied with him." He has considerable experience providing counsel to clients on cross-border disputes.

Associate-to-watch Manuel Lozada García is described by clients as being "very detail-oriented and involved in the whole process." They add: "He is excellent." He is well versed in multi-jurisdictional mandates.

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Echeverria Asociados - Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for Recognised practice group with a strong emphasis on white-collar crime, specialising in matters relating to insurance and financial fraud. Regularly defends multinational companies and their members in criminal proceedings, as well as providing preventive advice to clients seeking to avoid potential disputes.

Jesús Loreto is the key client contact.

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Mezgravis & Asociados - Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for Well-known firm with an active international arbitration practice. Noted for its distinctive knowledge of matters relating to foreign investment in Venezuela. Regularly participates in judicial proceedings and local arbitration, as well as in ADR methods.

The "excellent" Andrés Mezgravis is praised by sources for his local and international arbitration practice. Clients say that he "looks for solutions that are commercially beneficial for the client. He can think outside the box and is very creative." In addition to handling mediation and negotiations, Mezgravis maintains a strong litigation and arbitration practice. He has solid experience representing European and North American clients.

Up-and-coming partner Militza Santana Pérez comes in for considerable recognition for the strength of her dispute resolution practice. Clients report that she is "always available, provides good answers and has a great knowledge of the relevant legal processes."

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Pittier, Almandoz y Elíaz S.C. - Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for Recognised disputes practice with notable strength in negotiation, mediation and commercial arbitration. Further activity spans litigation in connection with administrative matters and contentious issues in the labour and tax spheres.

Alfredo Almandoz is praised by peers for his experience as an arbitrator and a lawyer, and is regularly called upon to represent both local and international clients in judicial and arbitration proceedings. Additionally visible in mediation proceedings.

Up-and-coming partner José Antonio Elíaz Rodríguez is recognised by market commentators for his strength in contentious mandates. Principal areas of focus include assisting domestic and foreign companies with matters related to civil and commercial law.

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Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz - Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for Active practice regularly called upon by clients from such sectors as the automobile and oil and gas industries to assist with lawsuits and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Firm has additional expertise in matters arising from the corporate and financial sectors.

Pedro Rengel Núñez is noted by sources for being "very good at negotiating" and is active in both arbitration and judicial proceedings. He has additional knowledge of insurance, project financing and real estate matters, among others. He has advised global clients such as Ford and Honeywell on disputes in Venezuela.

Javier Ruan is recognised by peers as a strong litigator, and is active in both domestic and international arbitration and litigation proceedings. Clients report: "He provides an excellent service." He also has strength in ADR methods covering mediation and negotiation.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

The "excellent" head of department Ramón Alvins is described by clients as a "very aggressive litigator." Peers see him as an active player in both judicial litigation and arbitration. He has considerable knowledge of corporate, civil and commercial matters, with additional strengths in administrative and labour law. He has notable experience advising companies in both local and international disputes.

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Eugenio Hernández-Bretón

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Global guide

The "excellent" Eugenio Hernández-Bretón receives strong praise from sources, who describe him as a "fully committed and responsible lawyer with notable expertise in international arbitration." They add: "His work is perfect and his service is outstanding." He focuses his practice on the full range of dispute resolution mandates, with considerable strength in acting as arbitrator, as well as an expert witness in proceedings related to international law. He has additional knowledge of public law.

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Andrés A Mezgravis

Mezgravis & Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

The "excellent" Andrés Mezgravis is praised by sources for his local and international arbitration practice. Clients say that he "looks for solutions that are commercially beneficial for the client. He can think outside the box and is very creative." In addition to handling mediation and negotiations, Mezgravis maintains a strong litigation and arbitration practice. He has solid experience representing European and North American clients.

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Carlos Eduardo Acedo Sucre

Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía

From the Chambers Global guide

Carlos Eduardo Acedo Sucre is a recognised figure in the market, with interviewees citing his "experience as an arbitrator." They add: "He is a leading figure in this area and is strong academically." He is often called upon by international law firms and clients to advise on disputes relating to the insurance, reinsurance and energy sectors.

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Hernando Díaz-Candia

WDA legal, S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Hernando Díaz-Candia of WDA legal, S.C. is praised by peers for his activity as an arbitrator. They remark that "he has a great deal of experience." He has participated in both domestic and international arbitrations, including under ICC and ICSID arbitral rules. He is dual-qualified in New York and Venezuela.

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Carlos Dominguez is praised by market commentators for his "accurate opinions and availability." Clients note that he is "willing to consider new structures" and "he provides support in the most difficult situations." He is particularly skilled in commercial litigation and IP-related dispute resolution.

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Carlos Lepervanche Michelena

Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez

From the Chambers Global guide

The "amazing" Carlos Lepervanche Michelena is highly praised by sources for both his litigation and arbitration practices. Clients say that "he is an expert in arbitration" and go on to comment: "We are extremely satisfied with him." He has considerable experience providing counsel to clients on cross-border disputes.

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Colmenares Trivella Carballo Alvarez

From the Chambers Global guide

Mario Trivella of Colmenares Trivella Carballo Alvarez is recognised by peers as "strong in litigation." He has an established dispute resolution practice and offers his services to both local and international clients in matters relating to civil, commercial and procedural law.

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Pittier, Almandoz y Elíaz S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfredo Almandoz is praised by peers for his experience as an arbitrator and a lawyer, and is regularly called upon to represent both local and international clients in judicial and arbitration proceedings. Additionally visible in mediation proceedings.

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Alvaro Badell Madrid

Badell & Grau

From the Chambers Global guide

Alvaro Badell Madrid of Badell & Grau is "very good in civil and commercial litigation," according to sources. They add: "He is very capable, has good knowledge of this field and builds good relationships with clients." He is often retained by domestic and international clients to advise them on civil and commercial judicial proceedings, as well as arbitrations.

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AraqueReyna

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcos Carrillo is highly praised by market commentators, who report: "He is amazing, very active in arbitration and has a lot of experience - he deserves recognition." They add: "He is one of the best mediators in Venezuela." He has considerable experience acting for both local and international clients from the insurance and oil industries, among others.

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Torres Plaz & Araujo

From the Chambers Global guide

Jesús Escudero of Torres Plaz & Araujo receives high praise from market sources, who report that he is "strong in litigation." Clients also note that "he has a great knowledge of the legal system, is able to see the bigger picture and is a very good strategist." He represents multinational clients such as Procter & Gamble and Chrysler.

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José Humberto Frías

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

José Humberto Frías is praised by sources for his litigation practice. Clients say: "He shows an extraordinary technical soundness." He has additional experience in international arbitrations, particularly those before the ICC and ICSID. He also spent time working as foreign associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York.

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Guillermo Gorrín

Mathison, Lupini & Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Guillermo Gorrín of Mathison, Lupini & Asociados is a highly respected arbitrator in the Venezuelan market. He is highlighted by market commentators, who assert: "He has in-depth knowledge of this field, he is very responsive and the quality of his work is perfect." He has considerable experience of complex cross-border disputes.

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Luis Alfredo Hernández Merlanti

Grau García Hernández & Mónaco

From the Chambers Global guide

Luis Alfredo Hernández Merlanti of Grau García Hernández & Mónaco is held in high esteem among market commentators for his skills as a litigator. According to clients, "he is very good in litigation proceedings, has a great deal of experience and knowledge in this area." He often represents international clients, such as McDonald's and Banesco, in a range of disputes.

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Esteban Palacios Lozada

Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía

From the Chambers Global guide

Esteban Palacios Lozada is seen to be an active litigator by market sources. He centres his practice on commercial and labour-related dispute resolutions in particular, with considerable experience advising international clients.

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D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Pedro Perera is recognised by market commentators for his regular judicial presence and activity as a litigator. They remark that he is "very professional." He has considerable experience acting for both international and domestic clients.

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Pedro A Rengel Núñez

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

From the Chambers Global guide

Pedro Rengel Núñez is noted by sources for being "very good at negotiating" and is active in both arbitration and judicial proceedings. He has additional knowledge of insurance, project financing and real estate matters, among others. He has advised global clients such as Ford and Honeywell on disputes in Venezuela.

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Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

From the Chambers Global guide

Javier Ruan is recognised by peers as a strong litigator, and is active in both domestic and international arbitration and litigation proceedings. Clients report: "He provides an excellent service." He also has strength in ADR methods covering mediation and negotiation.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very intelligent" Pedro Saghy is highly praised by sources for his activity in this field, most notably in commercial arbitration. Clients report: "He is outstanding. A very energetic and responsive lawyer." He has experience in all types of civil and commercial litigation, as well as in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

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José Gregorio Torrealba

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Mark Melilli is highly valued by interviewees. Clients describe him as an "excellent lawyer who provides the client with a great service." Peers report that "he is an expert in proceedings" and add: "He knows how to solve problems effectively." He is regularly retained by local and international clients in labour, civil and commercial litigations.

José Gregorio Torrealba is recognised by sources, who consider him to be "very involved in this area." They additionally highlight his activity in investor-state arbitration and his strength in public law. He has in-depth knowledge of cross-border disputes.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe Bernardo Wallis as a strong practitioner in this field. He focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation, as well as international and domestic arbitration. He has additional experience in matters with an environmental focus.

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Up and Coming

José Antonio Elíaz Rodríguez

Pittier, Almandoz y Elíaz S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner José Antonio Elíaz Rodríguez is recognised by market commentators for his strength in contentious mandates. Principal areas of focus include assisting domestic and foreign companies with matters related to civil and commercial law.

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Up and Coming

Dubraska Galarraga

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Dubraska Galarraga has experience handling complex disputes, and impressed market sources note: "She is very good in litigation - a very well-known practitioner in this field." She represents both local and multinational clients in judicial and arbitral proceedings.

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Up and Coming

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Mark Melilli is highly valued by interviewees. Clients describe him as an "excellent lawyer who provides the client with a great service." Peers report that "he is an expert in proceedings" and add: "He knows how to solve problems effectively." He is regularly retained by local and international clients in labour, civil and commercial litigations.

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Up and Coming

Maria Eugenia Salazar

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Maria Eugenia Salazar is highly regarded by peers, who say: "She is very intelligent and particularly strong in arbitration." Clients express strong appreciation for her "commitment, understanding and reliability." She obtained her LLM from McGill University in Montréal.

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Up and Coming

Militza A Santana Pérez

Mezgravis & Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Militza Santana Pérez comes in for considerable recognition for the strength of her dispute resolution practice. Clients report that she is "always available, provides good answers and has a great knowledge of the relevant legal processes."

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Associates to watch

Manuel Lozada García

Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate-to-watch Manuel Lozada García is described by clients as being "very detail-oriented and involved in the whole process." They add: "He is excellent." He is well versed in multi-jurisdictional mandates.

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