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Rodriguez & Mendoza


Founded in 1910, Rodriguez & Mendoza offers a complete range of legal services to small, medium and large companies. We maintain specialised departments, including oil and gas, corporate law, taxation, labour law, foreign investment, project finance, banking, insurance and capital markets, real estate, administrative law, antitrust, environment, litigation and arbitration.

Rodriguez & Mendoza is a law firm oriented to the world of business. Expertise obtained over years is reflected in our domestic and international recognition as one of the leading law firms in Venezuela. Throughout the years, we have been highly rated by independent journalists and publications such as Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Euromoney, Latin Lawyer, PLC Global Counsel and Who’s Who Legal.

In the oil and gas industry, we counsel international companies in joint ventures for the exploration and exploitation of extra heavy oilfields, agreements for exploration and exploitation of offshore natural gas reservoirs, construction of onshore gas facilities, reactivation of marginal oil fields, and the preparation of environmental permits and manuals for oil and gas facilities.

In the banking and financial sector, we counsel many foreign and investment banks in their day-to-day operations, and are constantly involved in a diverse array of financial transactions related to Venezuela. Rodriguez & Mendoza has participated in, inter alia, the arrangement of financing agreements, securitisation transactions and project finance structures.

In the infrastructure sector, we counsel several foreign companies in the development of infrastructure and engineering industrial projects in Venezuela. Rodriguez & Mendoza provides legal services related to domestic, international and municipal taxes and parafiscal contributions, the designing and implementing of business structures, and determining the tax implications in those areas.

We handle clients’ employment requirements arising from individual and collective labour law, including employment litigation, and have been actively involved in the negotiation of major collective bargaining agreements in different business areas. Our capabilities include employment–labour audits at companies to assess levels of compliance with fundamental labour duties; evaluating salary and non-salary items; determining improvements for employment benefit distributions; reviewing payroll formulae for paying fringe benefits, holidays, overtime, productivity bonuses, overnight premiums and profit-sharing; and determining labour risks.

In the banking and financial sector, we counsel many foreign and investment banks in their day-to-day operations, and are constantly involved in a diverse array of financial transactions related to Venezuela. Rodriguez & Mendoza has participated in, inter alia, the arrangement of financing agreements, securitisation transactions and project finance structures.

In the infrastructure sector, we counsel several foreign companies in the development of infrastructure and engineering industrial projects in Venezuela. Rodriguez & Mendoza provides legal services related to domestic, international and municipal taxes and parafiscal contributions, the designing and implementing of business structures, and determining the tax implications in those areas.

We handle clients’ employment requirements arising from individual and collective labour law, including employment litigation, and have been actively involved in the negotiation of major collective bargaining agreements in different business areas. Our capabilities include employment–labour audits at companies to assess levels of compliance with fundamental labour duties; evaluating salary and non-salary items; determining improvements for employment benefit distributions; reviewing payroll formulae for paying fringe benefits, holidays, overtime, productivity bonuses, overnight premiums and profit-sharing; and determining labour risks.

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