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Venezuelan heads up driving section of IBA
Venezuelan heads up driving section of IBA

Venezuelan heads up driving section of IBA

22 November 2002

Fernando Peláez-Pier, partner of Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in Venezuela, has been appointed chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Section on Business Law. He took up his new position at the annual IBA conference in Durban on October 24.

Enron/Anderson and cultural change
Enron/Anderson and cultural change

Enron/Anderson and cultural change

02 October 2002

The recent accounting scandals have thrown the spotlight on practices within the legal profession and in particular on how conflicts of interest are resolved. Professional liability insurance is virtually unknown in Latin America, and clear standard corporate governance rules are hard to come by. But, as Rachel Youngman discovers, change is underway.

Foreigners can sue in US courts
Foreigners can sue in US courts

Foreigners can sue in US courts

17 May 2002

A case brought against the Ford Motor Co and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc by over 100 Venezuelan and Colombian plaintiffs has set a precedent in American and global law.

Lex Mundi hosts conference in Caracas
Lex Mundi hosts conference in Caracas

Lex Mundi hosts conference in Caracas

12 April 2001

Lawyers from leading law firms throughout Latin America have been meeting in Caracas to discuss current legal and business issues at Lex Mundi’s American/Caribbean regional conference.

New mining regulation in Venezuela
New mining regulation in Venezuela

New mining regulation in Venezuela

30 March 2001

A new general regulation for mining in Venezuela was approved in March 2001. The new law replaces the partial regulations that have been in force since 1944, though substantial changes were introduced in 1999 that laid the groundwork for these latest changes.

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque advises on presidential aircraft purchase
Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque advises on presidential aircraft purchase

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque advises on presidential aircraft purchase

16 March 2001

The Venezuelan government has acquired a new presidential aircraft from Airbus Industries.

Estudio O´Farrell, Tozzini, Freire and Hoet, Pelaez in website launch
Estudio O´Farrell, Tozzini, Freire and Hoet, Pelaez in website launch

Estudio O´Farrell, Tozzini, Freire and Hoet, Pelaez in website launch

10 October 2000

On October 10, 2000 the the launch of Demarcas.com, a website specialising in trademarks and patents, was announced.

Procompetencia appoints new superintendent
Procompetencia appoints new superintendent

Procompetencia appoints new superintendent

19 September 2000

Jorge Geza Zzepiaku Otahola was appointed on November 13 to Procompetencia, the Venezuelan antitrust authority, replacing Lelly Milani, who has returned to her post as deputy superintendent.