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Jorge Acedo-Prato

Jorge Acedo-Prato

Senior Partner


  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


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ABA Group
IBA Group
Jorge Acedo specializes in corporate, M&A, and Finance law practices. He focuses his practice in assisting clients in the areas of contract negotiations, commercial law and Foreign Investment, mainly for Latin American and US clients.

Bar Admissions

Admitted 1989, Venezuela


Universidad Catolica Andres Belllo, Universidad Central de Venezuela and Boston University.
Areas of Practice

Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

He has been involved in many important transactions, amongst them, Local due diligence and drafting of local securitization agreements necessary for the bridge loan to purchase the shares of a fast-food company holders of its Latin America operations. The transaction involved an amount of nearly US$ 600 million

He assisted a foreign client in the negotiation of a proposed US$ 300 million participation in a steel producer. The assistance involved due diligence of all Venezuelan companies involved, design of the structure and review of security agreements, loan agreements and assignment agreements.

Assistance to an electronics and electrical engineering leading company in the global sale of its Enterprise Business , involving the transfer of the shares of the local subsidiaries. The responsibility of our firm was to coordinate and conclude all the steps required to assure the transfer of the shares in the Venezuelan local entity including the review of all agreements, sale and purchase agreement, powers of attorney and regulatory steps required to successfully conclude the transaction.

Advice on a local due diligence and legal assistance for a leading seed company's sale of its subsidiaries in Central America and Venezuela to a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation for a global amount of US$ 17 million.

Assistance to a global management and accounting outsourcing firm in the due diligence of Deloitte's Business Processing Unit, (BPO) in the global sale of several Deloitte's BPO.

Advice a client in the due diligence of a Venezuelan affiliate of Diving and Marine Contractors IDMC SRL. The responsibility of our firm was to conduct the due diligence on Impresub Venezuela, C.A., and submit executive summary and a full due diligence report and questionnaire to Chiomenti Studio Legale.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
    World Jurist Association

Caracas Bar Association
International Bar Association
American Bar Association.

Director 1996/97 of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
Member of the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association Fall Meeting Miami 1997.


Speaker at International Bar Association annual meetings held in Durban, South Africa 2002, San Francisco, USA 2003, America Bar Association, Washington 2002, he has been a frequent lecturer at different international conferences.

Professional Activities and Experience

Resident Junior Partner in charge of Venezuelan legal matters, Miami Office 1996-1997

Getting the Deal Through Mergers & Acquisitions, Labour & Employment

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