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Badell & Grau

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Managing Partner: Nicolás Badell Benítez
Senior Partners: Rafael Badell Madrid, Alvaro Badell Madrid, María Amparo Grau, Juan Garrido Rovira, María Gabriela Medina and Daniel Badell Porras
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 14

Firm Overview:
Badell & Grau is a medium size law firm mainly specialised in the area of public and private law in Venezuela. Badell & Grau has gained a reputation for its high quality in advising authorities and national public bodies, state and municipal entities, as well as many top private companies and individuals. Badell & Grau has also an extensive experience assisting foreign companies and attending arbitration procedures. The firm is formed by a group of partners and lawyers with very high professional standards, and most have undertaken postgraduate studies in national and foreign universities. All the partners and most of the associates of the firm lecture at various universities.

Main Areas of Practice:

Public Law:
For over thirty years Badell and Grau has been a leading public law firm in Venezuela recognised for its commitment and effectiveness. The firm has extensive experience in matters related to constitutional, administrative and tax law, administrative contracts, bids, regulatory agencies, class actions, public credit, expropriation, industrial and intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, competition, telecommunications, energy, hydrocarbons, mining, foreign investment, banking, stock market, insurance, health care, administrative regulation of capital markets, exchange control regime, administrative procedures and litigation.

Arbitration:
Badell & Grau has an important experience in arbitration proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Caracas Chamber of Commerce and the Arbitration Center of the Venezuela American Chamber of Commerce. It has also assisted US law firms in arbitration proceedings conducted in the United States.

Corporate, Commercial & Civil Law:
Badell & Grau has been recognised for its quality attending all matters related to corporate, commercial and civil law. The firm has a very large experience representing its clients, among others, on merger and acquisitions, contracts, corporate litigation, bankruptcy, property, civil litigation, family law, professional liability and professional malpractice.

Labour & Human Resources:
The firm provides legal services on labour and human resources law. Its members have actively participated in negotiation with labour unions as well as in the solution of labour conflicts. Badell & Grau maintains an impressive track record in advising its clients on the full range of labour law issues and the firm has strong expertise in labour law litigation.

Criminal Law:
Over the last years the firm has been providing legal services on criminal matters. The criminal law department has grown significantly adapting to their clients needs and offering a fully integrated service.

Languages:
Spanish and English.

Clients:
The firm’s clients are both domestic and international top companies including the most important Venezuelan Banks, capital market and insurance companies as well as health providing services. Badell & Grau has very notable clients in the tobacco, oil and manufacturing industry, international airlines, hotels and tourism services, entertainment, construction and real state investment.