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Grau García Hernández & Mónaco

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Partners: Gustavo Grau, Ibrahim García, Luís Alfredo Hernández, Miguel Mónaco
Consulting Partner: Juan Cristobal Carmona
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
GHM was originally formed by former partners and associates of another Venezuelan law firm. GHM is formed by highly specialised and well known attorneys in different areas of the law. Its members have successfully represented clients before the public agencies and courts on vital issues. They have participated in several of the most relevant cases of Venezuela in the last decade. Partners of GHM teach in the most important law school in Venezuela, and have authored various law books and articles. This places GHM in a unique position to assist its clients on their legal issues. Thanks to the firm’s excellent performance and multidisciplinary approach it goes beyond expectations.

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative & Constitutional Law:
The firm advises clients on their relations with government agencies. This work includes analysing the legal and constitutional aspects of the actions made by public entities, as well as representing clients in administrative and judicial proceedings.

Antitrust & Competition:
GHM members have represented their clients in very complex and important cases before the Venezuelan antitrust authority, and have provided advice to clients regarding the antitrust implication of their activities.

Banking & Finance:
The firm represents commercial banks, insurance companies, investment funds.

Corporate:
GHM advises in all aspects of corporate law including the drafting of all types of contracts, carrying legal books and preparation of all company related obligations.

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
Members of GHM have participated in international arbitration processes under ICC, as well as local and international arbitration matters.

Intellectual Property:
GHM has successfully represented international and national companies in order to protect and defend their intellectual property rights.

Labour Law:
The firm’s team is dedicated to protect and advise clients on this sensitive area by providing guidance on personnel policies and litigation avoidance; this includes negotiation of labour contracts and collective bargain agreements, labour litigation before administrative agencies and labour courts.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Members of the firm have been involved in numerous joint ventures, as well as performing several due diligence studies. GHM has also been involved in important mergers made in Venezuela.

Tax:
The firm’s tax department handles all aspects of local, national and international taxes. This includes transactions and controversies, estate planning, trust and estate advise, tax audits, local tax trials in all courts and administrative proceedings. It also assists in the filling of administrative tax claims and in fiscal litigation.

International Work:
GHM has represented its clients in major merger and acquisitions; joint ventures; cross-border transactions and international arbitration processes, advising top automobile manufactures, mining companies, hotels operators, among others.

Clients:
The firm’s client’s base includes companies and organisations including major automobile manufactures, telecommunications, domestic and international banks and insurance companies, international pharmaceuticals companies, domestic and international food manufactures and distributors, international oil companies and suppliers.