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Leĝa Abogados

Energy & Natural Resources

2 ranked lawyersBand 1VenezuelaLatin America 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Stellar energy team with experience across a range of corporate and regulatory mandates. Leĝa Abogados advises an impressive portfolio of international and domestic clients active in extraction, oilfield services and financing. Frequently retained to represent clients in negotiations with PDVSA. Also offers expertise in matters pertaining to contracts and regulatory advice. Valvoline is a new addition to the client roster.

Strengths

"They are knowledgeable on local law matters," reports an interviewee.

Another client declares: "They have proven to be very aware of the energy sector and its commercial challenges."

Work highlights

Leĝa Abogados advised GPB Energy Services on an agency agreement, an offtake and export contract.

Notable practitioners

José Alberto Ramírez León is respected by market onlookers, who acknowledge him as "a solid and consistent lawyer." He is experienced advising on liquidations, acquisitions and contractual matters pertaining to the oil and gas arena.

Department head Miguel Rivero Betancourt comes highly recommended by market sources for his expertise in energy mandates. A client states: "He is very professional, highly experienced, hardworking and eager to keep learning." An additional observer describes him as "responsive and diligent."

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Venezuela

Energy & Natural Resources


José Alberto Ramírez León
Band 3
Miguel Rivero Betancourt
Band 1