Venezuelan firm Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque and Hogan Lovells LLP’s Caracas office have both announced new hires ahead of what lawyers are describing as a “decisive” presidential election that could see the country open its doors to increased foreign investment should the opposition party win.
Venezuela’s Araque Reyna Sosa Viso & Asociados has bolstered its public law practice with two partners and an associate from Bolinaga Levy, Márquez & Canova, less than a fortnight after two name partners left that firm for D'Empaire Reyna Abogados.
Venezuelan firm D'Empaire Reyna Abogados has hired three new partners, increasing the partnership to 15 and boosting the firm’s tax, labour and environment practice areas.
US firm Akerman Senterfitt has hired a shareholder and of counsel to strengthen its Latin American and Caribbean practice in its New York and Miami offices.
In the run-up to Venezuela’s elections this October, President Hugo Chávez has introduced a new labour law with wide-reaching changes, but the country’s lawyers are sceptical about whether it is the right way to boost Venezuela’s flagging economy.
Today one of the region’s more complex legal markets, Venezuela, is the subject of our daily analysis of the coverage in the new edition of the Latin Lawyer 250.
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With Venezuela’s presidential elections approaching, President Hugo Chávez is unveiling a raft of measures to slash rampant inflation and ensure that his administration is firmly in citizens’ minds come ballot day, but some of the country’s corporate lawyers caution that short term price cuts do not always lead to long term economic growth.
Running a law firm or a legal department in today’s Venezuela has gone so far beyond ‘complex’ that maintaining a positive outlook would seem impossible. But, finds Clare Bolton, a fair number of Caracas’s lawyers think the glass just might be half full
Venezuelan firm Araque Reyna Sosa Viso & Asociados has absorbed labour boutique Aguirre & Moschiano, part of a move to expand the firm as presidential elections approach.