DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Leĝa Abogados

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 2VenezuelaLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team acting across a range of corporate mandates. Assists with corporate restructuring, including winding up operations in Venezuela. Well placed to assist with share purchase agreements for M&A, as well as currency exchange regulations. Client roster spans sectors such as food and beverages, technology and pharmaceuticals. Also regularly retained by start-ups. New client wins include Rovimeca and Nouryon.

Strengths

"The firm has provided a timely, diligent and highly technical service," a client enthuses, further praising: "Their experience working with start-ups is of added value as they can provide specific corporate and financial advice. My company feels supported and well accompanied in decision-making processes."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to Alimentos Casera Line on its merger with Grupo Terra Natura.

Notable practitioners

Luis López-Durán provides "timely support and advice," one client comments, while another notes his "extensive knowledge of corporate law." He acts on a range of mandates including providing counsel on foreign exchange issues and joint venture agreements.

Co-head of department Pedro Urdaneta "is an innovative and strategy-oriented lawyer who understands our business," clients report. His experience spans acquisitions and divestments, advising on purchase agreements in the disposal of Venezuelan subsidiaries.

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Venezuela

Corporate/M&A


Luis E López-Durán
Band 2
Pedro Urdaneta
Band 3