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. He has been recognized by top legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal. Dr. Hernández-Bretón is a member of the Professional Responsibility and 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.
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.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised Placer Dome in its gold and copper Las Cristinas mining project in Venezuela, including project financing.
Advised Gold Reserve in its gold and copper Brisas mining project in Venezuela, including its project financing.
Advised several oil and gas foreign companies in their Venezuelan projects.
Advised HBO Ole in its Venezuelan projects.
Professional Associations and Memberships
University of Heidelberg
(Dr. iur. utr.)
Faculte Int'l de Droit Compare
University of Tuebingen
(LL.M. Magna Cum Laude)
Andrés Bello Catholic University
(J.D. cum laude)
Baker & McKenzie SC is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.