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 significant number of foreign companies and banks doing business in Venezuela, while complying with international standards.
HPCD’s attorneys have built up 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. Its practices work very closely in order to enable costeffective assistance and its experts can assist and communicate with its international clientele, navigating national risks and obligations in the client’s own language.
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, IP, foreign investment and other regulations at national and international levels.
As one of the leading Venezuelan law firms, HPCD offers prosecution and enforcement services covering administrative, criminal and civil actions, providing clients with one-stop service and immediate results, avoiding expensive procedures and enabling the best protection of their rights. Quality and efficiency are always present in the firm’s professional relations with clients.
Top Listed National Awards
- Top Listed in Venezuela with 15 lawyers
- Top Listed in Venezuela in Intellectual Property Law with 6 lawyers
Top Listed City Awards
- Top Listed in Caracas with 15 lawyers
- Top Listed in Caracas in Intellectual Property Law with 6 lawyers
Firm Practice Areas
- Administrative Law
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Banking and Finance Law
- Communications Law
- Corporate and M&A Law
- Employee Benefits Law
- Environmental Law
- Health Care Law
- Information Technology Law
- Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Labor and Employment Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Real Estate Law
- Tax Law