Founded in 1910, Rodríguez & Mendoza has grown to become one of the leading law firms in Venezuela. The firm is geared to the world of business. The expertise gained in many transactions allows us to provide clients with legal advice in an efficient, clear and decisive manner. Rodríguez & Mendoza is an integrated law firm that renders services in most areas of law.
The firm has been involved in many important transactions that have taken place in past years, in different areas, from project financing, large, medium and small, financing agreements, oil and gas projects, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, real estate, tax planning, labour matters and environmental issues.
More than 50% of the firm's portfolio is made up international clients in the following areas: energy (oil and gas), corporate, tax, banking and finance, labour, international investment, real estate, manufacture, banking, automotive, pharmaceutical, real estate, environmental and arbitration. A large number of lawyers and partners in the firm are professors of law in important universities in the country.
The firm advises its clients on their day-to-day corporate issues and compliance with regulations. The firm is constantly engaged in mergers and acquisitions, spin-off transactions, due diligences, corporate governance matters, commercial agreements, tax proceedings, labour matters, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
Rodríguez & Mendoza has extensive expertise in the oil and gas sector, and is widely regarded as one of the leading firms in this area. The firm has rendered legal advice to private sponsors in the structuring of mixed companies for oil and gas projects, project under gas licences as well as in several petrochemical projects. The firm has also prepared, reviewed and analysed contracts, complex legal tax scenarios, EPC agreements, drilling platform and pipeline agreements, permits, environmental issues and the like. Rodríguez & Mendoza actively advises private oil and gas companies in their day-to-day operations and issues arising from their activities with local partners. Rodríguez & Mendoza advises clients in the construction, food, pharmaceutical and manufacture industries as well as in the identification and preparation of environmental permits, authorisation and licenses. The firm advises its clients in all issues related to labour matters, employment agreements, labour claims, work benefits calculations, aspects related to health, safety and hygiene standards in work facilities.
Our areas of speciality include:
- Energy (oil and gas)
- Tax and estate planning
- Banking and finance
- Project finance
- International investment
- Real estate
- Intellectual property.