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Practice Areas

Contracts, torts, banking, insurance, arbitration and litigation, corporate and project finance, M&A.


Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Lawyer, Cum Laude, 1982); University of Paris 2 (Civil Law Specialisation, with honours, 1986; Doctoral Studies, with honours, 1988). Professor, Contractual Liability and Torts (1989-92), Universidad Central de Venezuela. Joined Mendoza Palacios (1982), Partner (1995).

Professional Memberships

Member: Academy of Social and Political Sciences; National Society of Doctors in Law (France); Venezuela-USA Businessmen Council; Director: Private Law Association; Arbitrator: Caracas Chamber and CEDCA; former member of the Consultive Council of CEDCA (Venamcham).

Auxiliary Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Justice (1991 to 1994). Ad honorem Legal Assistant to the Minister of Finance (1994 to 1995). Director of the insurance companies of the Orinoco Group: Seguros Canaima, La Continental de Seguros and Seguros Orinoco (1988 to 2002).


Three books, 55 articles.

Carlos Eduardo Acedo’s books are: the Role of Negligence in Tortious Liability in Venezuelan Law Compared to French and Italian Law (doctoral thesis at the University of Paris II); Insurance Law (coauthored with Manuel Acedo Mendoza); and Abusive Clauses and Standard-Form Contracts (work presented when he was received at the Academy of Social and Political Sciences).


Languages: Spanish, English, French.