Leopoldo Ustariz has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of corporate law matters. A professor of public finance in the Central University of Venezuela for 15 years, he was granted a scholarship for his postgraduate studies in the University of Paris in France. Mr. Ustariz currently serves as member of the Caracas and Monagas State Bar Associations.
Mr. Ustariz advises industry clients — including those in the pharmaceutical, chemical and oil industries — in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, administrative law, foreign investments and municipal taxation.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised Harvest Vinccler in several municipal cases in eastern Venezuela.
Advised FMC Wellhead de Venezuela in several corporative reorganizations and mergers.
Advised KMC Oiltools de Venezuela in corporate and criminal related matters.
Represented and advised Cliffs Drilling Company in municipal and administrative cases.
Advised Nabors Drilling International in several administrative matters and issues related to its relationship with the Venezuelan State oil company.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Southern Methodist University
University of Paris I (Sorbonne)
Central University of Venezuela
Baker & McKenzie SC is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.