LEGA Abogados

Legal Services | Venezuela
tel: +58 (0) 212 2772200 | fax:
Av. Eugenio Mendoza, Torre La Castellana, Piso 7. | Caracas | 1060 | Venezuela

Main Contacts

Carlos Dominguez

Senior Partner

Miguel Rivero-Betancourt

Senior Partner


Caracas, Venezuela


LEGA is a leading law firm in the Venezuelan market and of international renown. At LEGA, we have a modern approach to the practice of law, supported by the use of technology and based on the values of excellence, tenacity, integrity, empathy, innovation and versatility. The firm brings together more than 500 years of experience in the practice of law and, in 2018, its partners decided to give it greater dynamism, a new image and its current name, coming from Esperanto.

LEGA has 38 service areas, divided into 15 practice areas, covering all branches of law, and 23 industry areas, created on the basis of the extensive experience of our team in those business sectors. LEga is one of the largest law firms in Venezuela and its lawyers have accumulated more than 40 awards, granted by the world's most important legal publications, which have also certified the high quality of all our practice groups.

With a strong international focus, LEGA is the preferred law firm of a high number of multinational clients in Venezuela. The firm is an exclusive member of several international networks that oblige it to maintain the highest standards of service to domestic and foreign clients. In Venezuela, LEGA has been a key participant in academic associations and its lawyers have been involved in leadership roles in many of them.

LEGA mission is to provide clients with high-level legal advice, aimed at obtaining results in a cost-efficient manner and based on the use of technology.

Year this Office was Established: 1942
Lawyers Worldwide: 53


Areas of Practice


Junior Partner

Andres  Chacon

Andres Chacon

Junior Partner
Natalia  De Paz

Natalia De Paz

Junior Partner
Alejandro  Gallotti

Alejandro Gallotti

Junior Partner
Lisette  Garcia-Gandica

Lisette Garcia-Gandica

Junior Partner
Carlos A Henriquez

Carlos A Henriquez

Junior Partner
Andres  Linares

Andres Linares

Junior Partner
Elina  Pou-Ruan

Elina Pou-Ruan

Junior Partner
Rosa Virginia  Superlano

Rosa Virginia Superlano

Junior Partner


Andres  Mejia

Andres Mejia

Isabel  Pestana

Isabel Pestana

Elias  Tarbay

Elias Tarbay


Of Counsel


Venezuelan Legal Context: Oil, Gas and Mining

We would like to present our publication entitled "Venezuelan Legal Context: Oil, Gas and Mining".  In it you will find 6 papers prepared by members of LEGA's Energy and Natural Resources practice area. With these papers we wish to contribute to the discussion of key aspects related to energy and natural resources issues in Venezuela. The essays summarize some aspects that we have analyzed from a practical, but also theoretical perspective, so while they try to analyse some important concepts, they also aim to suggest practical solutions to some problems that we identified...

Can Workers be Required to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

As of March 11, 2020, the date on which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, States have taken various measures such as social distancing, restriction of free movement, the closure of borders, among others, which have undoubtedly had a decisive impact on people in general, and especially on workers and employers. This virus managed to spread throughout the world in a matter of months and only in America registered a death toll of over 1 million people at the end of 2020 [1]...

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LEGA Abogados Adds Six New Partners to its Caracas Office.

LEĜA Abogados is pleased to announce the incorporation of six new partners as of April 1st, 2021. With this new addition, the firm brings its partners count to thirty. This newly promoted group of young professionals is formed by Rosa Caballero Perdomo, Andrés Mejía Barboza, Isabel Pestana, Fernando Sanquírico Pittevil, Elías Tarbay Reverón and Dubraska Zapiaín. Below is a brief biographical outline of each of these professionals. Rosa Caballero is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV for its Spanish acronym). Specialist in Tax Law, with honors, from UCV. Diploma in International Taxation from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain...

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Abogados Announces Change of Corporate Identity

We are pleased to announce that from 8 March 2018, we at Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Abogados will continue our operations under the name of Leĝa Abogados, a leading Venezuelan law firm committed to providing a new and innovative approach to the local and global challenges of a changing market. Our intention is to invigorate our firm, with an important emphasis on institutionalization and the use of technology to be closer to our clients. Since 2002, the full-service law firm Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Abogados has been operating independently from Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque, the intellectual property firm, which will still operate under that same name...

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