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LEGA Abogados

Miguel Rivero-Betancourt

Miguel Rivero-Betancourt

Senior Partner


  • Foreign Investment

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LEGA Abogados

Miguel Ignacio Rivero-Betancourt is partner of Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque since 2007. Miguel specializes in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources (Oil and Gas), Concessions, Foreign Investments, Corporate, Joint Ventures, Contract Negotiation, Banking, and Finance. He provides legal assistance to individuals and corporations in different industry sectors, such as energy, car industry, production and construction. Miguel participated in the formation of the different contracts executed by PDVSA within the frame of the oil industry opening policy. He has participated and advised clients in gas licenses bidding procedures and provides legal assistance to partners in joint ventures.


LLM in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy. Energy Law and Policy. University of Denver, USA, 2002.
Business International and Integration Law Specialist. Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela, 1999.
Law Degree. Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela, 1991.
Areas of Practice

Foreign Investment

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Before joining the Firm, Miguel was partner at Perez Duin, Gutierrez, Da Corte & Rivero Abogados; associate at Mantellini & Asociados, and he did an internship in Baker and Hostelter and in the legal department of Exxon Exploration Company in the United States of America.

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