Market: Venezuela

Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons from the Venezuela Experience

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

02 December 2022

Jack Daniel’s parent company buys Venezuelan rum brand

Five offices of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lisbon, D’Empaire in Caracas and Fabrega Molino in Panama City have helped US wine and spirits company Brown-Forman purchase Venezuelan rum brand Diplomático from its Spanish owner Destillers United Group.

25 October 2022

DOJ charges two asset managers in Venezuelan bribery scheme

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged two financial asset managers for their alleged role in a scheme to launder an estimated US$1.2 billion in funds corruptly obtained from Venezuela’s state oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

20 July 2022

Venezuela's Araquereyna hires partner

Venezuelan Highly Recommended firm Araquereyna has recruited a corporate partner from local outfit PAE Legal, marking its second partner hire of the year.

18 July 2022

D'Empaire appoints partner and counsel

Venezuelan Elite firm D'Empaire has promoted two associates to partner and counsel, bolstering its labour and employment practice.

04 April 2022

Spanish agribusiness wins big arbitration against Venezuela

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has ordered Venezuela to pay nearly US$3 billion including interest for expropriating the assets of a Spanish agricultural group, after US sanctions forced a law firm representing the state to withdraw.

29 March 2022

Deal of the Year 2021: the full shortlist

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of the 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards on the night of our charity awards ceremoney at Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday 5 May.

17 March 2022

Venezuela’s Araquereyna hires ex-Baker McKenzie partner

Highly Recommended firm Araquereyna has hired a former Baker McKenzie (Venezuela) partner as co-head of its public and regulatory law department.

25 February 2022

Multiple LatAm firms steer cross-border proptech acquisition

Brazilian real estate platform Quinto Andar has hired several firms to acquire Buenos Aires-based property advertisement company Navent Group.

02 February 2022

D'Empaire and González Cisneros in Venezuelan ride-hailing deal

Venezuelan investment company Grupo Fivenca has hired D'Empaire to buy a stake in Caracas-based Ridery, the country’s largest ride-hailing company.

02 December 2021

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