Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar y Cía boasts a full-service offering that shines in the Venezuelan market for equally robust transactional and non-transactional work. The firm is well established for its litigation muscle, while insurance and reinsurance prowess is also notable. The recent arrival of four partners from a competing firm added youth to the firm’s senior rank and considerable firepower to its corporate and tax offerings.
Local regulatory knowledge proves a key draw for international clients, while the impact of US sanctions has also led to a growing load of disputes and restructuring mandates.
Mendoza Palacios has also invested in taking on more intellectual property work to maximise its reach, often collaborating with a local boutique to deliver exemplary work. It is also doubling down on the banking services it provides to clients.
The firm values the needs of its lawyers, offering hybrid working and an internal mentoring programme that pairs associates with partners. Partners help their mentees with academic, education, career paths and developing client relationships. Mendoza Palacios also fields an admirable pro bono programme.
Mendoza Palacios has offices in Caracas and Venezuela’s third-largest city, Valencia.
Alliances and networks
The firm seeks to promote development and investment in Venezuela through its participation in the National Council for Investment Promotion, the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Venezuelan Association of Private Capital, among others.