Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

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Managing Partner: Eduardo Travieso Uribe
Senior Partners: Olga Nass de Massiani, Luis Tinoco Arria, Eduardo Travieso Uribe, Simón Guevara Camacho, Oscar Ignacio Torres, Pedro Rengel Nuñez, Manuel Iturbe Alarcón, Javier Ruan Soltero, Rosa Mejuto Gordon, Hernando Barboza Russian, Pedro Garroni Requesens, Karla Peña Garcia.
Number of partners: 12
Number of other lawyers: 16
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz (Travieso Evans), founded more than 90 years ago, is one of the most relevant law firms in Venezuela. The firm has an extremely prestigious client portfolio with a very strong practice in all aspects of Venezuelan law excluding criminal law. Travieso Evans consists of 28 lawyers, some of whom have more than 50 years of practice, with great experience in all aspects of Venezuelan law, as well as young dynamic attorneys who are able to consistently respond to clients’ needs to meet international standards. This gives the firm a balanced practice that is extremely useful for its clients during the current times in Venezuela. Given that many of the firms’ clients are multinational companies Travieso Evans offers the services of in-house translators (who are also Certified Public Interpreters). Also, Travieso Evans maintains offices in five different cities of the country and is also associated with other law firms in Latin America and Europe providing its clients a full service in Venezuela and in different jurisdictions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
Travieso Evans provides corporate services to its clients, which include general corporate compliance issues, as well as contractual issues related to their operations. The firm assists its clients in qualifying for bids, preparing offers, negotiating governmental contracts, carrying out due diligence and resolving operational and contractual disputes.
Partners:

Key Clients: Oracle, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Jansen Cilag, Avon, Unilever, Verizon, Owens Illinois, Basf, Mondelez (Kraft), Orica.

Contact: Simón Guevara Camacho / +58 212 918 33 33. Olga Nass de Massiani/ +58 212 918 33 33. Luis Alberto Tinoco/ +58 212 918 33 33. Hernando Barboza / +58 261 792.0261
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 

Energy:
Travieso Evans has advised clients with respect to energy issues since the 1920s. It represents international oil companies under profit sharing agreements, operating services agreements and strategic associations for the exploitation of extra heavy crude. The firm advises clients on the migration of these agreements into mixed companies, in bidding rounds for granting of offshore gas licenses and other energy infrastructure projects. The advice ranges from analysis of regulatory, contractual and corporate requirements to the implementation of all required permits, authorizations and contracts for the operation of the projects including the financing thereof.
Partners: 2

Key Clients: ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, Equinor (formerly Statoil), Repsol, Inpex, Chevron, Anadarko/Occidental, Weatherford, National Oilwell, Braskem, Propileno de Falcón PROFALCA, C.A.

Contact: Simón GuevaraCamacho / +58 212 918 33 33. Eduardo Travieso / +58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Labor Law:
The employment law division is formed by attorneys with experience in collective bargaining agreements, negotiations, litigation, work environment regulations, interpretation of the labour norms and also administrative litigation and procedures. Litigation in labour law is one of the strongest areas of the division.
Partners:

Key Clients: Ford, Avon, Sanofi, National Oilwell de Venezuela, Eveready, Banco Occidental de Descuento, ExxonMobil, Oracle, Aggreko Venezuela, Orica.

Contact: Oscar Ignacio Torres / +58 212 918 33 33. Hernando Barboza Russian / +58 261 792.0261
Email: [email protected], [email protected] 

Tax:
Tax services provided by Travieso Evans may be divided in tax litigation and general tax advisory services. The tax advisory services include recommendations for investment vehicles and structures, use of treaties to avoid double taxation, asset management, tax planning for large industrial projects including oil and gas ventures, and analysis of new legislation.
Partners: 2

Key Clients: Avon Cosmetics ,Unilever, ExxonMobil, Mondelez International, Propileno de Falcon PROFALCA C.A., Corporación Cisneros, Oracle, Aggreko International, Johnson & Johnson, Ford

Contact: Eduardo Travieso Uribe / +58 212 918 33 33. Manuel Iturbe Alarcón / +58 212 918 33 33. Pedro Rengle Nuñez / +58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 

Litigation & Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution:
Travieso Evans represents clients in civil and commercial litigation, including lawsuits and arbitration proceedings related to the enforcement of any type of contracts and guaranties. Travieso Evans’ experience includes international and domestic arbitration, under ICC rules, ICSID, CEDCA and the Caracas Chamber of Commerce (CCC). The firm’s practice includes mediation and conciliation.
Partners: 4

Key Clients: ExxonMobil, Owens Illinois, Honeywell de Venezuela, Ford Motor de Venezuela, Crystallex International Corporation, Citic International Contracting Co. Ltd., Galerías Ávila (Grupo Arquina), Vestey Group.

Contact: Pedro Rengel Nuñez / +58 212 918 33 33. Javier Ruan Soltero/ +58 212 918 33 33. Pedro Garroni Requesens /+58 281 286.8683
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Foreign Investment:
The firm has vast experience in all matters related to foreign investment including the drafting of licensing and technology agreements, government approvals, structuring the transfer of technology in the manner most advantageous for tax purposes and other considerations. The firm advises clients in structuring, negotiating, drafting and implementation of joint ventures.
Partners: 3

Key Clients: Unilever, Ford, Epson, Mondelez ( Kraft), Fonterra, Oracle Contact: Olga Nass de Massiani / +58 212 918 33 33. Simón Guevara/ +58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
Travieso Evans assists foreign banking and insurance institutions in all aspects of their operations in Venezuela as well as registering representative offices for international banks. Travieso Evans assists clients in their transactions with local and foreign banks under loan agreements, structuring and drafting security arrangements, debt financing transactions, and private, public or equity financing including preparation of prospectus and registrations of public offerings in the Venezuelan stock market.
Partners: 4

Key Clients: American Express, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Activo Banco Universal, Banco Mercantil.

Contact: Pedro Rengel / +58 212 918 33 33. Simón Guevara/ +58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Public & Regulatory Law:
The firm advises clients in regulatory issues proceedings and lawsuits including consumer protection, product liability, exchange control, anti-corruption law issues, public contracting law issues, advertisement of products and services, expropriation procedures and constitutional injunctions. The firm undertakes administrative appeals, appeals before Administrative and Constitutional Courts, including appeals before the Supreme Court.
Partners: 2

Key Clients: Avon Cosmetics de Venezuela, C.A. (Subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc.), Lloyd’s, Sanofi France, Mondelez VZ, formerly Kraft ( subsidiary of Mondelēz International, Inc), Johnson Medical, Basf de Venezuela, Janssen Cilag, Sanford Brand Venezuela, ExxonMobil, Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology Venezuela, Equant Venezuela, Ford Motor de Venezuela, Papeles Venezolanos C.A. (PAVECA)

Contact: Karla Peña García / 58 212 918 3333. Olga Nass de Massiani / +58 212 918 33 33. Simón Guevara/ +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Antitrust/Competition:
In addition to advising clients in conforming mergers and acquisitions to the antitrust legislation, the firm has been actively involved in unfair competition cases tried before the antitrust governmental agency, antitrust superintendence. Travieso Evans also advises clients with respect to exclusive distributorship, franchise and non-compete agreements.
Partners: 1

Key clients: Avon Cosmetics de Venezuela, C.A. (Subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc.), Lloyd’s, Sanofi France, Mondelez VZ, formerly Kraft (subsidiary of Mondelēz International, Inc), Johnson Medical, Basf de Venezuela, Janssen Cilag, Sanford Brand Venezuela, ExxonMobil, Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology Venezuela, Equant Venezuela, Ford Motor de Venezuela, Papeles Venezolanos C.A. (PAVECA)

Contact: Karla Peña García / +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected]

Environmental Law:
Travieso Evans has ample expertise in the performance of environmental reviews, often requested by its clients in order to verify the compliance of their procedures, plants and facilities with environmental regulations. The environmental division is fully prepared to provide assistance in a wide variety of environmental matters, studies and environmental litigation.
Partners: 1

Key clients: Avon Cosmetics de Venezuela, C.A. (Subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc.), Lloyd’s, Sanofi France, Mondelez VZ, formerly Kraft ( subsidiary of Mondelēz International, Inc), Johnson Medical, Basf de Venezuela, Janssen Cilag, Sanford Brand Venezuela, Exxon Mobil, Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology Venezuela, Equant Venezuela, Ford Motor de Venezuela, Papeles Venezolanos C.A. (PAVECA)

Contact: Karla Peña García / +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected] 

Telecommunications:
Travieso Evans advises clients on regulatory, commercial and operative issues related to telecommunications such as preparation of applications for licenses; analysis of new laws and regulations and their implication on established/new operators; and drafting of service agreements.
Partners: 2

Key Clients: Orange, Verizon, Oracle.

Contact: Simón Guevara / +58 212 918 33 33. Karla Peña/+58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected], [email protected] 

Intellectual Property:
Travieso Evans has an affiliated office denominated TEHAR, S.C. dedicated to the registration, management and protection of intellectual property. It registers trademarks, copyrights and patents and maintains them by handing the necessary renewals. TEHAR’s attorneys perform trademark searches, and prepare and file trademark license agreements.
Partners: 1

Key Clients: Avon Products Inc, Philip Morris International, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Barberton – Consultores e Servicos Lda., Baxter Healthcare, Moderna Pharmaceuticals, Papeles Venezolanos C.A. (PAVECA), Fonterra Group, Marío Hernández Marroquinería, Grupo Omnilife.

Contact: Rosa Mejuto, Tel: 58 212 918 33 44
Email: [email protected] 

Foreign Exchange Control:
Travieso Evans’ corporate law department has great experience in the area of foreign exchange control, as several exchange control regimes have been in force in Venezuela during the last 30 years. Travieso offers both legal and practical advice to clients on structuring and documenting transactions in the most efficient and legally acceptable manner to meet foreign currency needs and aims to create structures based on the particular circumstances and demands of each client.
Partners: 3

Key Clients:
Aggreko International Projects Limited Sucursal Venezuela C.A., Goodyear de Venezuela, C.A.

Contact: Olga Nass de Massiani / +58 212 918 33 33. Eduardo Travieso +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Electronic Commerce and Computer Law:
The Firm has been deeply involved in the development of Venezuelan legislation on Electronic Commerce and Computer Law. It provides advice on the legal aspects of E-Commerce, such as electronic and click wrap agreements, domain names, web pages, electronic signatures and certification authorities, among other related issues. Travieso’s advice is also sought in the negotiations of licensing agreements related to software programs.
Partners: 3

Contact: Simón Guevara +58 212 918 33 33. /Pedro Rengel +58 212 918 33 33. Javier Ruan /+58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate Law:
Travieso Evans’ lawyers are experts in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, development, purchase and sale of real estate, representing developers, builders, lenders, brokerage firms and others involved in the real estate industry. Travieso helps structure sales, acquisitions, leases, construction contracts and financial arrangements. Real estate attorneys work closely with tax attorneys on real estate tax planning.
Partners: 2

Key Clients: Grupo Arquina.

Contact: Pedro Rengel +58 212 918 33 33 . Luis Alberto Tinoco +58 212 918 33 33.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Tourism:
The Venezuelan tourist industry is only beginning to tap the wonderful natural advantages of our country for international tourism. Our firm has made analyses and studies to advise clients on the organization of tourism enterprises to fully benefit from the incentives granted by law.
Partners: 1

Key Clients: Hotel Cayena.

Contact: Simón Guevara +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected]

Project Financing:
Travieso Evans has advised clients on the external financing of several energy projects, such as the Strategic Associations for Upgrading of Extra-heavy Crude of the Orinoco Oil Belt, Cerro Negro, Sincor, and Hamaca, the natural gas fractionation plants ACCRO III and IV, and the project for the construction and operation of a plant for production of 160,000 tons of propylene per year, etc. Travieso has also advised both lenders and borrowers of different types of financing, including project financing, financing from export credit entities and multilateral credit institutions, financing to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its agencies, issue of corporate credit instruments, among other related activities. The firm has assisted its clients in the preparation of loan documents, local guarantees, such as: pledges, mortgages on personal and real property, trust agreements, legal opinions, filings with local governmental authorities, preparation of projects and offering memoranda, financing structure, and other aspects of Venezuelan law related to financing operations.
Partners: 3

Key Clients: ExxonMobil

Contact: Eduardo Travieso / +58 212 918 33 33. Olga Nass de Massiani /+58 212 918 33 33. Pedro Rengel Nuñez /+58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected] [email protected], [email protected]

Insurance and Reinsurance:
Since the beginning of the firm, it has served as legal counsel for insurance and reinsurance companies in all matters regarding applicable insurance legislation, the insurance regulatory agency and the application and interpretation of insurance policies. Travieso has also advised foreign reinsurance companies in obtaining their corresponding registration with the Registry of Reinsurers carried by the insurance regulatory agency and in the annual renewal process of such registration.
Partners: 3

Key Clients: Partner Reinsurance Europe SE., PartnerRe America Insurance Company, Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, Lloyds of London.

Contact: Olga Nass de Massiani / +58 212 918 33 33. Luis Alberto Tinoco/ +58 212 918 33 33. Pedro Rengel Nuñez /+58 212 918 33 33. Simón Guevara +58 212 918 33 33. Karla Peña /+58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected] [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Maritime Law:
The Firm renders services in this field in relation to cargo and insurance claims, vessel financing, vessel documentation, operations in Venezuela of foreign flag vessels, maritime litigation, ships liens and mortgages, among other related activities.
Partners: 2

Contact: Karla Peña García/+58 212 918 33 33. Simón Guevara +58 212 918 33 33
Email: [email protected] [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS
Banking and Capital Markets
Electronic Commerce and Computer Law
Corporate Law/M&A
Foreign Exchange Control
Labor Law
Real Estate Law
Public and Regulatory Law
Maritime Law
Tax and Customs Law
Energy
Project Financing
Litigation and Arbitration
Insurance and Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
Tourism
Telecommunications

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Corporate/M&A
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Dispute Resolution
Band 3
Energy & Natural Resources
Band 2
Intellectual Property
Band 3
Labour & Employment
Band 3
Tax
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Corporate/M&A


Olga Nass de Massiani
Senior Statespeople
Simón Guevara Camacho
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Dispute Resolution


Javier Ruan
Band 3
Pedro A Rengel Núñez
Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources


Simón Guevara Camacho
Band 2

Intellectual Property


Rosa Mejuto Gordon
Band 2

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