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Leĝa Abogados

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked lawyersBand 2VenezuelaLatin America 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Revered conflict resolution practice group Leĝa Abogados boasts significant litigation and arbitration expertise. Advises a strong client roster from sectors such as construction, TMT and finance. Adept at handling arbitration proceedings related to investment and commercial disputes, including under ICC and ICSID rules. Also assists clients with commercial litigation relating to contractual disputes. Dell Acqua and Owens-Illinois are new client wins.

Strengths

An impressed observer reports: "Their experience allows them to develop different strategies of conflict resolution without forgetting about the client's needs."

Work highlights

Leĝa Abogados represented Samsung in a damages claim resulting from the termination of a distribution contract.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Carlos Dominguez is experienced advising clients on a full range of contentious proceedings. He handles commercial litigation relating to disputes in sectors such as construction and technology. He is also well versed in mediation and criminal investigations.

José Alberto Ramírez León continues to be an esteemed practitioner in the disputes arena, regularly handling a variety of matters such as debt collection and arbitration.

José Gregorio Torrealba maintains a solid reputation in arbitration matters. He is acknowledged by a market source as "an excellent lawyer," while another declares: "He is very responsive, prompt, and always does good work." He acts on a range of arbitration mandates including ICSID and ICC proceedings.

Interviewees are eager to praise Mark Melilli as "an excellent lawyer who is always listening and very close to his clients," adding: "He studies every angle to help us find the best solutions." He boasts notable activity on both litigation and arbitration mandates, especially for clients in the manufacturing sector.

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Venezuela

Dispute Resolution


Carlos Dominguez
Band 3
José Alberto Ramírez León
Band 3
José Gregorio Torrealba
Band 2
Mark Melilli
Band 3