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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque  

Legal Services | Venezuela

tel: +58 212 201 8611 | fax: +58 212 263 7744
Edificio Atrium, Piso 3 | Caracas | 1060 | Venezuela

Main Contacts

Carlos Dominguez

Carlos DominguezManaging Partner


Caracas, Venezuela | Caracas, Venezuela

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque's Overview

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD), established in 1942, is one of the largest and most prominent law firms in Venezuela. HPCD renders services to many top Venezuelan companies and a number of foreign companies and banks doing business in Venezuela.

HPCD’s corporate attorneys have years of experience in diverse business environments, as well as in major complex transactions. They provide clients with effective responses covering all legal issues while maintaining a business perspective. Similarly, our tax lawyers are integrated into our M&A and corporate practice group, enabling cost-effective assistance, while our labour experts can assist and communicate with our international clientele, navigating national risks and obligations in the client’s own language.

As public law nowadays is related to all fields of business and industry, HPCD provides its clients with an excellent combination of expertise and hands-on solutions. A comprehensive compliance department provides cost-effective legal and paralegal assistance to comply with corporate, labour, tax, foreign exchange, foreign investment and other regulations from local and national government. In addition, HPCD’s criminal litigation group is trained to assist corporate clients in regard to fraud, asset protection and criminal actions and sanctions.

As the leading IP law firm, HPCD offers prosecution and enforcement services covering administrative, criminal and civil actions, providing IP clients with a one-stop service and immediate results, avoiding expensive procedures and enabling the best protection of their IP portfolios.

HPCD’s main goal is to bring value to its clients through the complete and timely satisfaction of their requirements, while complying with international standards. Quality and efficiency are always present in our professional relations with clients.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1942
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 55

Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate and Trust
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Immigration
  • Import/Export
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Economics
  • Legal Remedies
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Local, Municipal and State Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Property
  • Privacy
  • Privatization
  • Product Liability
  • Project Financing
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Social Services
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade and Customs
  • Trade Investment
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Workers Compensation



Of Counsel


Tahimy Guevara

Tahimy C GuevaraMarketing and Communications Coordinator


Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Partner Promotions
Lega Abogados, May 2016

Leading full-service Venezuelan firm HPCD is pleased to announce the promotion of Marcia Nigro-Sepe and Nathalie Rodriguez-Paris to Partners. Marcia Nigro-Sepe is a commercial law specialist with more than 20 years' experience. She participates in the development of efficient corporate structures, and she is recommended as an all-in-one professional with great skills and capabilities that offers feasible and practical solutions. Nathalie Rodriguez-Paris is a tax specialist with more than 15 years' experience, providing assistance in tax consulting and planning; she also participates in most of the firm's key tax matters...

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Expands its Labour, Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practices with the Incorporation of the G-Lawyer Team from Leading Boutique Law Firm Mangieri Benavente & Asociadas (MBA)
Lega Abogados, November 2013

On 1 November 2013, the 9-lawyer team from boutique Mangieri Benavente & Asociados (MBA) will be incorporated into leading full-service law firm Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque. Mangieri Benavente & Asociados (MBA) is a highly specialised firm, focused on labour law and both labour and commercial litigation. The firm also has a burgeoning corporate practice. The entire 9-lawyer team will be joining HPCD, bringing with it a strong client portfolio including many high profile national and multinational clients, such as Diageo Venezuela, C.A.; Ferrostaal de Venezuela, S.A.; China Aluminum International Engineering Co, LTD; Servicios Medicos Asis-med, C.A...

All press submitted by Lega Abogados

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