Esteban Palacios Lozada

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    +58 212 909 1611

    Admitted to Bar, 1994; joined Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. in 1993. Partner since 2007.

    Co-leader of our Litigation Department.

    Advises clients on commercial matters, labor law, corporate governance and structures, public law and regulatory issues, life sciences, exchange control regulations, foreign investment, energy and natural resources, sports and entertainment, banking and finance, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, among others; as well as performing pro-bono work.

    Represents clients in dispute resolution (including cassation procedures before the Supreme Tribunal of Justice).

    Director of Coca-Cola Servicios de Venezuela, C.A. and Banco Do Brasil Venezuela.

    Director of the non-profit organization Fundación Armando y Anala Planchart.

    From 2016 to 2019, Vice-President of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional).


    Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Lawyer, 1993).

    Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Master on Civil Procedure Law, 1999).


    Spanish and English.

    Awards and recognitions

    Recognized by Chambers Global in Dispute Resolution. First ranked in 2014.

    Recognized by Chambers Latin America in Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment. First ranked in 2011.

    Recommended by The Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution, Energy, Labour and Employment, and Public Law.

    Recognized by Latin Lawyer as Key Partner on Litigation, Labor and Energy. Has been recognized in Sports and Entertainment, and in Corporate Governance (no longer covered for the country).

    Recognized by Best Lawyers in the area of Litigation.