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Bruno Ciuffetelli

Bruno Ciuffetelli

Hogan Lovells LLP

Caracas, VEN

Bruno Ciuffetelli's practice mainly focuses on advising companies in Venezuela and Latin America in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. He represents clients in these industries in a variety of matters, including the structuring of international joint ventures, construction contracts, license and technology transfer, and project finance.

Bruno also has extensive international corporate experience with companies from a wide range of industries. He advised a leading gas company in the expansion of its operations in Venezuela and Colombia. He advised international banks and financial institutions on privatizations and acquisitions of local banks in Venezuela. He represented French companies in the leasing of aircrafts in Venezuela, as well as in the acquisition of the majority shareholdings in the largest chain of retail supermarkets in Venezuela.

At the same time, Bruno also keeps an important antitrust practice; he has represented major companies in investigations before the Venezuelan Antitrust Agency, analyzed the need for notifying mergers in Venezuela, and advised clients on general antitrust matters in Latin America. He has also assisted Venezuelan state owned oil companies in antitrust lawsuits in the United States.

Additionally, he advised internet and telecommunications companies in the acquisition of internet service providers and in obtaining telecom licenses, respectively.

He has been ranked by Global Competition Review PLC and LatinLawyer 2005 as one of the world's top competition lawyers.


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