Hogan Lovells’ excellent Caracas branch stands out as regular counsel to both the Venezuelan government and state-owned oil and gas company PDVSA. These roles have generated a steady stream of work and allowed the firm to build its skills in key practice areas. Energy is a strong suit as a result and the firm can draw on the connections and experience of a former Petrobras counsel to bring in work. Its capital markets practice is also impressive, steering debt-laden PDVSA through increasingly complex debt swaps. Corporate and antitrust are solid as well. Outside of Venezuela, the firm counts on Hogan Lovells’ expansive office network, which includes a presence in Brazil and Mexico. This global reach has provided the firm with clients as far afield as China.
Hogan Lovells has 49 offices in 25 countries worldwide. These include foreign legal consultancies in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and a large presence in Mexico, where the firm operates in Mexico City and Monterrey as Hogan Lovells BSTL. Miami plays an important role in its wider Latin America practice, but its Houston, London, New York and Washington, DC also contribute.