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Rodríguez & Mendoza

The firm, founded in 1910, has grown to become one of the leading law firms in Venezuela. Rodríguez & Mendoza is a law firm oriented to the world of business. The expertise gained in many transactions allow us to provide clients with legal advice in an efficient, clear and decisive manner.

Rodríguez & Mendoza is an integrated law firm that renders services in most areas of law, its typical clients being corporations listed in the Fortune 500 list. The firm has been involved in many of the most important transactions that have taken place in past years, in different areas, from project financing, small, medium and large financing agreements, oil and gas projects, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, real estate, tax planning, labor matters, environmental issues, antitrust litigation. More than 50% of the firm´s portfolio is made up international clients in the following areas: energy (oil and gas), corporate, tax, banking and finance, labour, international investment, real estate, environmental and arbitration.

A large number of lawyers and partners in the firm are professors of law in important universities in the country. The firm advises its clients on their day-to-day corporate issues and compliance with regulations. The firm is constantly engaged in mergers and acquisitions, spin off transactions, due diligences, corporate governance matters. The firm has participated in many important transactions that have taken place in recent years. In particular, we have participated in the financing of three of four extra-heavy oil projects in Venezuela, and them in the refinancing of such projects as a consequence of the nationalization undertaken by the Venezuelan government.

Rodríguez & Mendoza has extensive expertise in the oil and gas sector, and is widly regarded as one of the leading firm in this area. The firm has rendered legal advice to private sponsors in the structuring of mixed companies for oil and gas projects, project under gas licenses as well as in several petrochemical projects. The firm has also prepared, reviewed and analyzed contracts, complex legal tax scenarios, EPC agreements, drilling platform and pipeline agreements, permits, environmental issues and the like. Rodríguez & Mendoza actively advices private oil and gas companies in their day-to-day operations and issues arising from their activities with local partners.

Rodríguez & Mendoza has advice clients in the oil and gas, construction and food industries in the identification and preparation of environmental permits, authorization and licenses. Specialist Areas: • Corporate • Energy (oil and gas) • Commercial • Tax • Banking and finance • Project Finance • Labour • International Investment • Real Estate • Environmental • Arbitration • Telecommunications • Intellectual property

Main Practice Areas

Arbitration & ADR
Banking and Finance
Commercial contracts
Construction & Infrastructure
Corporate tax
Customs & Excise
Competition & Distribution
Employment & Labor
Equity Capital Markets & IPOs
Financial Services
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private client
Private Equity
Energy & Natural Resources
Real Estate & Planning
VAT & Indirect Tax


Edificio Parque Cristal, Torre Este, Piso 11, Av. Francisco de Miranda
Los Palos Grandes
1062 Caracas

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