Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. is one of the top providers of legal services in Venezuela and has been so since the last years of the nineteenth century, when our firm originated.

Initially our firm centered its activities in the traditional areas of civil and commercial law, rendering services to most of the foreign banks domiciled in Venezuela. In more recent times, both in the corporate assistance area and in litigation, we are specially strong in fields that are rapidly evolving: project financing, telecommunications, capital markets and securities, governmental regulations, new products or rules regarding banking and insurance, foreign investment, environment, competition and antitrust, consumer law and privatizations.

This diversity is reflected in our clients, which number some of the largest multinational corporations, as well as Venezuelan industrial, commercial and financial groups, state-owned corporations and many non-profit organizations.

Our origin dates back to the year 1896, when 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 an incorporated partnership 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. In 1973 the firm’s name was changed 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, President 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 (Ministro de Fomento), Vice-presidents of the Supreme Electoral Council and the first President of the Caracas Stock Exchange. Some have become renowned university professors in prestigious Venezuelan universities or have published writings on legal matters, which are in use in universities and recognized in the Venezuelan juridical forum.

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Edificio “ABA”, Calle Veracruz, Urb. Las Mercedes, Caracas 1060 - Venezuela.
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