Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque
Member firm for Venezuela

Firm Overview

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

HPCD’s corporate lawyers 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 labor experts can assist and communicate with our international clientele, navigating national risks and obligations in the client’s own language.

As public law now touches 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, labor, 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.

As the leading Venezuelan IP law firm, HPCD offers prosecution and enforcement services covering administrative, criminal and civil actions, providing IP clients with 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.