History

  

In 1896, Juan Bautista Bance began a successful legal practice in Caracas, with an impressive list of clients and a wide network of relationships with the most recognized firms abroad.

 

In 1945 the Bance Firm was succeeded by a partnership, incorporated in 1951, named Mendoza, Palacios, Borjas, Páez Pumar y Compañía after the names of the active partners of the Bance firm: Carlos Mendoza, Esteban Palacios and Miguel A. Páez Pumar, jointly with Arminio Borjas.


The firm expanded by integrating some of the most talented legal counselors in Venezuela, such as Manuel Acedo Mendoza, Arminio Borjas and Leopoldo Borjas.

 

The firm’s name was changed in 1973 to Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía., its current name.

 

Throughout the history of Mendoza,Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía., some of our lawyers have held important public and academic positions, such as: President and Judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, Directors and President of the Venezuelan Central Bank, Members of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Minister of Finance, Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Commissioner of the President of the Republic for Economic Matters, Minister of Economic Development, Vice-presidents of the Supreme Electoral Council and the first President of the Caracas Stock Exchange.


Some of our lawyers have become renowned university professors in Venezuelan universities or have published writings on legal matters, which are in use in universities and recognized in Venezuelan and foreign courts.

 

Our attorneys’ business and administration academic background, and the formation acquired as internal counsel to national and transnational corporations, gives us a practical and technical edge regarding business and commercial matters.