Aurelio Fernandez-Concheso

Aurelio obtained his law degree from Univeridad Católica Andrés Bello in 1982. He has a Master of Law (LL.M.) in Admiralty from Tulane University, 1983. He has been with Clyde & Co since 1991, and is one of the founders in Venezuela. He is practice manager and deals with complex contentious and non-contentious matters.

Aurelio has been  Professor of General Maritime Law at Universidad Maritima del Caribe for more than fifteen years. He is a member and ex-Secretary General of the Iberoamerican Maritime Law Institute; Member of the International Bar Association; Titular Member of the Comité Maritime International; Curent President of the Venezuela Maritime Law Association; Member of the British Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Lawyers Association of Caracas.

Aurelio has represented a range of insurers, reinsurers, clubs, owners, operators and investors for over 20 years.

He has been a regular speaker not only in Venezuela, but also in Latin America and the United States, where he has had the opportunity to discuss several topics, including foreign investment in Venezuela as well as shipping law and business widely.

Aurelio is fluent in Spanish and English.


– Venezuelan and International Private Law with special emphasis on transportation, foreign investments and general corporate matters
– Foreign investment and international transactions
– Shipping and transportation
– Insurance and reinsurance
– International arbitration and contracts in international banking, finance, insurance and transportation as well as oil and energy areas

Law Firm Overview:

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors.

Andres Luis Halvorssen

Since 1990, RdHOO has rendered legal services to major domestic and foreign clients in Venezuela.

Our mission is to provide high quality legal services in a timely, efficient and competitive manner through an experienced team of professionals with exceptional skills.

Formerly known as “Anzola, Raffalli and Rodíguez, our firm maintains its recognized tradition while constantly adapting to the challenges of the new times.

Most of our professionals have post-graduate studies in Venezuela, the United States or Europe, and several have also gained experience working in renowned firms abroad.

We actively participate in various relevant chambers and major trade associations in Venezuela.

Likewise, many of our members are active professors in the most prestigious universities nationwide.

Our main offices are in Caracas, but we are able to offer services in other cities of Venezuela, through local firms with whom we have a long and close relationship.

RdHOO is part of Terralex ®, an international network of independent law firms, which brings together more than 150 law firms worldwide, allowing us to complement our extensive international experience.

In RdHOO we strive daily to provide timely legal services that add value to our clients’ business.

Areas of Practice:

Tax Law and Corporate Law.


Spanish and English.


Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (JD, 1992). Duke University School of Law (Master of Laws, 1995). Harvard University Extension School (Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management CSS, 1997). Universidad Central de Venezuela (Specialization in Tax Law, 2005).

Teacher Activity:

Professor of Tax Law at Universidad Metropolitana. Professor in the Specialization in Corporate Law and in the Certificate Degree Program in Hydrocarbons Law at Universidad Metropolitana.

Professional Activity:

Member of the Capital District Bar Association, the Venezuelan Association of Tax Law (AVDT), the Tax Litigation Committee of the AVDT, the Editorial Board of Journal of Tax Law of the AVDT, the Venezuelan Chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Tax Committee of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VenAmCham), the Legal Committee of the Venezuelan German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAVENAL), Board of Directors of AVDT (2009-2010), Board of Directors of CAVENAL, Board of Directors of the Venezuelan Commission of the International Social Service Centro Comunal Catia, Board of Directors Fundación Vivienda Popular.

Jorge Acedo-Prato

Jorge Acedo joined Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1993 and he became partner in 1996. He specializes in the corporate area, focusing on mergers, acquisitions and banking. From 1996 to 1998, Jorge worked as visiting attorney in Steel, Hector & Davis in the USA. Currently, he has developed strong experience in these areas.

Representative Experience:

– Active participation in setting guarantees for the sale of an important global food corporation.
– Active participation in a significant number of financing operations involving the Republic and State-owned companies.
– Counsel of several representative offices of foreign banks in Venezuela.
– Counsel of Asian construction companies in their incorporation in Venezuela and execution of contracts with the State.
– Counsel of a global food corporation in the sale of one of its divisions.
– Lex Mundi. President of the Construction and Infrastructure group. 2014-2016.

Speaking Engagements:

Since 1998, Jorge has participated as a speaker in international conferences of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association and Lex Mundi in Durban, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Miami and Paris, on mergers and acquisition topics.

Rankings & Recognition:

– Chambers Latin America. Corporate/M&A. Leading Individual.
– Band 3. 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Band 4. 2012.
– Chambers Latin America. Banking & Finance. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Chambers Global. Corporate/M&A. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– Chambers Global. Banking & Finance. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– The Legal 500. Corporate and M&A. Recommended Individual. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– The Legal 500. Banking and Finance. Leading Lawyer. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Palma de Chacao Award. Mayoralty of Chacao, State of Miranda, Venezuela, 2013.
– Francisco Espejo Award. Bar Association of the State of Miranda, 2013.

Areas of Practice:

– Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
– Banking, Finance & Project Financing
– Telecommunications, Information Technology & E-Commerce


– Spanish
– English


– Law Degree. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela, 1989.


– Bar Association of the Federal District
– American Bar Association (ABA)
– Lex Mundi. President of the Construction and Infrastructure group. 2014-2016

Law Firm:

Venezuelan leading full-service law firm with the strongest international reach that provides services to national and international clients following the highest quality standards.