Firm profile submitted by AraqueReyna
THE FIRM: Founded in 1986 with offices in Caracas and Valencia, ARAQUEREYNA is one of the leading and most recognised full practice law firms of the legal and business communities in Venezuela, serving a variety of institutional clients both national and multinational, including some multilateral agents and nonprofit organisations. With a clear business understanding and orientation, its professional team is integrated by widely recognised specialists in the different areas of practice, that enables the firm to render legal services within the highest standards of excellence, providing its clients of effective, creative and timely legal solutions in a complex and changing legal business environment. The lawyers of ARAQUEREYNA enjoy, not only a solid multilingual legal education with specialised graduate studies in the different legal fields, but a consistent practical experience and adapting capabilities to the frequent changes and challenges, having constantly in mind its client´s particularities and needs.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate & Planning: This department acts as a hinge of all units of the firm. It covers: civil and mercantile law, M&A, project finance, banking, corporate governance, franchising, infrastructure and real estate operations, energy, oil, gas and mining, insurance and capital markets, exchange control regime, foreign investments.
Labour & Employment: The firm’s team of specialists is highly experienced in the realm of labour law and occupational risks, predominantly in the areas of consultancy, planning, collective bargaining, human resources and administrative/ judicial litigation. It has been widely recognised as a leading team amongst the most important Venezuelan law firms.
Tax: The firm’s Tax Law Department consists of highly qualified professionals in the field of tax law and public finance, covering all areas of planning, tax advising, administrative procedures and litigation.
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR: Litigation is one of the main areas of practice, whose members act as attorneys for defendants or plaintiffs in a variety of cases. The firm is very active covering both domestic and international arbitration.
Administrative, Economic & Regulatory Law: The firm includes a solid team in administrative and public law representing its clients in their interactions with the public sector, upholding their interests with administrative, legislative and judicial authorities, and providing general assistance in economic and regulatory matters.
Intellectual Property, New Technologies & Telecommunications: This unit provides services in the fields of intellectual property and copyright, including trademark, licenses and copyrights filings, with emphasis on infractions both at judicial and administrative level. In accordance to the strategic alliance between ARAQUEREYNA and Bolet & Terrero.
Immigration Law: The firm has strengthened its capabilities in immigration law, not only in Venezuela, but also in the United States. ARAQUEREYNA partnered with Maggio-Kattar PC, the highly reputed boutique law firm located in Washington DC, with over 30 years of experience in immigration and naturalisation within the United States. Through this alliance with Maggio-Kattar PC, the firm is able to assist the clients interested in relocating to the United States.
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian.
CLIENTS General Motors Venezolana, C.A, Alpina, Avon Cosmectics, BBVA, British Airways Plc., BSN Medical Venezuela, Burger King Corporation, Consorcio Contuy Medio, Domino’s Pizza Venezuela, Empresas Polar, Flowserve Corporation, Greenfuels de Venezuela, JP Morgan Chase, Koch Industries Latin America, Inc., Microsoft, Ceragon, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Solutions Networks, Pfizer Venezuela, Pepsicola de Venezuela, C.A., Philip Morris International, Sasol Wax International, Sodexo Pass, Sulzer Pumps de Venezuela, C.A., Telefonica Movistar, GOL VARIG, AstraZeneca, Facebook, Nutresa Group