Founded in 1942 and with over 80 years of experience, LEĜA is well recognised as a leading firm in Venezuela. With more than 50 lawyers and offices in Caracas, Valencia, Barquisimeto and Maracaibo; LEĜA is currently the largest firm in the market, with proven capabilities to deliver first-class legal services to its local and global client base, which includes top-tier multinational corporations, domestic and foreign financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, international non-governmental organisations and well-known domestic corporations.
The firm frequently advises on complex cross-border matters, and its attorneys have been involved in many of Venezuela’s groundbreaking transactions. The firm is committed to serving its clients and seeks to provide them with effective, comprehensive and expert advice.
This full-service firm boats a multidisciplinary team of specialist attorneys in all areas of the law affecting business activity in the country. The firm works closely with clients in several industries, the most active being energy and natural resources, financial services, technology, food and agribusiness and life sciences.
Most of LEĜA's partners and lawyers have completed postgraduate studies at universities in the United States and Europe. Several of its members are professors in Venezuelan and foreign universities. Several partners serve on the boards of directors of the main academic associations of the Venezuelan legal field.
The firm provides clients with privileged access to top-tier law firms in almost every country in the world through global networks. These networks allow LEĜA to be at the forefront of best practices and global trends in the field of legal service provision, taking advantage of the experience of colleagues in other jurisdictions. The firm is an exclusive member of Lex Mundi, World Services Group, Pacific Rim Advisory Council, Employment Law Alliance, Cathay Associates, International Network of Boutique Law Firms and is the collaborating firm for Venezuela of Andersen.
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