Eugenio Hernández-Bretón Natural Resources - Venezuela

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Baker & McKenzie
Centro Bancaribe, Intersección
Avenida Principal de Las Mercedes con inicio de Calle París
Urbanización Las Mercedes, Caracas 1060 Venezuela

Tel: + 58 212 276 5085
Fax: +58 212 993 0818; 993 9049


Dr. Eugenio Hernández-Bretón has been practicing law since 1981. His main practice areas are energy and natural resources, as well as international and domestic arbitration and litigation. He also advises on international family and wills and estates law. He has been recognized by top legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal. Dr. Hernández-Bretón is an elected member of the Venezuelan Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the Instituto Hispano Luso Americano de Derecho Internacional and the International Academy of Comparative Law. He is a tenured professor of law at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Monteávila and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He has authored three books and more than one hundred law articles.

Dr. Hernández-Bretón routinely advises international firms in mining and oil & gas projects in Venezuela. He has also assisted in the negotiation of complex EPC contracts, and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in local and foreign proceedings. He has also appeared before arbitration panels and foreign courts as expert witness on issues of international law, private international law and Venezuelan law.

Natural Resources Law Practice:

USD3 trillion are needed each year to replace or expand energy and infrastructure assets (according to OECD). Traditional public funding is insufficient and current economic conditions will exacerbate the challenges of funding this global investment need. These large energy, mining and infrastructure investments are frequently cross-border and call for innovation and creativity in their realization, with a need to draw on international experience and best practices, and an ability to transpose those skills and practices to meet the local practices and norms in the host country.

At Baker & McKenzie, we have been specializing in international energy, mining and infrastructure projects worldwide for over 60 years. Working seamlessly across our 74 offices in 46 countries, we can help clients to structure, acquire, finance and implement projects and manage their investments, whether in developed, developing or transition countries. We understand the needs of investors, financiers and other key stakeholders in large scale projects. With our local know-how and relationships, transactional capability and broad-ranging skills in finance, corporate, tax, environmental and competition law, we can deliver integrated cross-border legal services that are unrivaled. Our ultimate aim is to efficiently provide commercially effective solutions at every stage.

Baker & McKenzie:

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