Corporate and M&A

We give general corporate assistance to local clients and foreign corporations with subsidiaries in Venezuela, as well as to such Venezuelan subsidiaries. We deal with corporate governance matters and specific requirements, documentation and registration (incorporation of companies, shareholders’ and board of directors’ resolutions, liquidations, shareholders´ agreements, options and other issues).

We are often contacted by major international law firms to help clients who wish to do business in Venezuela, and we assist such clients not only with regard to their specific projects, but also with respect to their corporate requirements, with a global view, which includes labor, tax and other concerns.

International law firms, who handle global M&A operations, contact us for handling transactions in Venezuela. And we also have extensive experience in local M&A, assisting corporations and private equity firms.

We advise our clients with respect to the whole transaction, from negotiating the deal, to conducting the due diligence in all relevant areas (labor, contracts, insurance and banking, corporate governance, real estate, regulatory matters, among others) to finally structuring, implementing and documenting the transaction itself.

We design and organize corporate structures, with links to several jurisdictions, taking into account issues related to investment (foreign and local), tax and operational efficiency.

An important part of our corporate work is assistance with regard to the exchange control regulations (in force since 2003), from the different perspectives of foreign currency exchange transactions, foreign investment, imports and exports, debt and obligations in foreign currency, penalties, etc.

We advise our clients with regard to their foreign investment in Venezuela, and assist in procedures before the regulating entity (registration and update of foreign investment; and technology transfer and technical assistance contracts).

We count among our people, lawyers with business and administration experience, who understand complex managing and accounting matters, from different perspectives. Likewise, we count among our lawyers former internal counsels, who understand the corporate complexities and particularities from the inside, thus rendering the outside counsel more effective.

Our lawyers are renowned authors of books and legal articles on corporate governance, commercial matters, and mergers and acquisitions.