Merges & Acquisitions

Represented Banco Santander in connection with the sale of Banco de Venezuela to the Venezuelan government for US$1.05 billion (2009).

Represented Econoinvest Casa de Bolsa in the tender offer by theMinistry of Telecom and Information for the shares of Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV) (2009).

Represented Ternium in connection with its agreement with the Venezuelan government of US$1.97 billion in connection with the nationalization of Sidor (2009).

Represented Cemex in connection with the nationalization of Cemex Venezuela by the Venezuelan government (2009).

Represented Soldexa in connection with its purchase of Comelven(2008).

Represented DaimlerChrysler as Venezuelan counsel in connection with the transfer of its majority interest in the Chrysler Group to a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (2008).

Represented Global Crossing as Venezuelan counsel in connection with its merger with Impsat (2007).

Represented Ashmore Energy International in the sale of its shares in Vengas S.A. (Vengas) to PDVSA Gas S.A. (2007).

Represented General Cable Corporation as Venezuelan counsel in connection with the purchase of Phelps Dodge Corporation for approximately US$735 million (2007).

Represented The Carlyle Group as Venezuelan counsel in connection with the purchase of the Engineered Products Division of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for US$1.475 billion (2007).

Represented Mc Donald’s Corporation as Venezuelan counsel in connection with its franchising of nearly 1,600 existing restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean to a developmental licensee organization led by Woods Staton for US$700 million.

Represented The Board of Directors of La Electricidad de Caracas(EDC) in the tender offer for La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) made by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) for US$900 million (2007).

Represented ABN Amro and Econoinvest Casa de Bolsa in the tender offer for CANTV made by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for US$1.7 billion (2007).

Represented Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) in the sale of its shares inCorporación Digitel to Telvenco, S.A. for US$425 million (2006).

Represented Maurel & Prom in its purchase of Venezuelan and Colombian oil assets from Knightsbridge Petroleum for US$460 million (2005).

Represented Sidor (a subsidiary of Ternium) and Tenaris in their joint US$120 million purchase of Posven’s pre-reduced hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela (2004).

Represented Associated British Foods (ABF) in its acquisition of the Venezuelan assets of Burns Philp (2004).

Represented Sidor and Tenaris in their joint US$120 million purchase of Posven’s pre-reduced hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela (2004).

Represented Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) in its purchase of the remaining minority shareholdings in Corporación Digitel (2004).

Represented Coca Cola FEMSA as Venezuelan counsel in its acquisition of Panamco (2002-2003).

Represented Empresas Polar in the US$568 million sale of its shares in Backus & Johnston to Grupo Empresarial Bavaria (2002).

Represented BASF in the establishment of a joint venture company for the animal nutrition business with Calier Internacional (2002).

Represented General Electric Company as Venezuelan counsel in its acquisition of BetzDearborn’s water treatment division (2002).

Represented The AES Corporation in its US$1.4 billion unsolicited tender offer for CANTV (2001).

Represented Empresas Polar in its US$501 million tender offer forMavesa (2001).

Represented Brystol-Myers Squibb de Venezuela in the sale of itsClairol business to P&G (2001).

Represented Loctite de Venezuela in its merger with Henkel Venezolana (2001).

Represented ABN AMRO in the sale of its consumer banking assets toBanco del Caribe (2001).

Represented Inepetrol and Empresas Polar in their acquisition of three subsidiaries of British Petroleum (BP) (2001).

Represented Bon Bril in the sale of its Venezuelan assets toCorporación Clorox de Venezuela (2000).

Represented BASF Venezolana in its acquisition of the Venezuelan pesticide assets of Cyanamid de Venezuela (2000).

Represented Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Corporación Digitel (2000).

Represented The AES Corporation in its US$1.8 billion unsolicited tender offer for La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) and Corporación EDC (2000).

Represented Copamex in the option to acquire a controlling interest inVenepal (2000).

Represented Del Monte Foods Corporation in its acquisition of assets of Nabisco (1998).

Represented The Chubb Corporation in its acquisition of Italseguros(1998).

Represented Marubeni Corporation in the privatization process ofFesilven (1998).

Represented the sellers in the acquisition of Seguros Royal Caribe de Venezuela by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group (1997).

Represented Dankalux in its acquisition of Kodak’s office imaging business in Venezuela (1997).

Represented The Coca-Cola Company in the formation of a joint venture company with The Cisneros Group (1996).

Represented Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in the privatization process of VenalumAlcasaBauxilum and Carbonorca, Venezuela’s state-owned aluminum companies (1996).

Represented Grupo Acerero del Norte in the privatization process ofSidor (1996).

Represented the Venezuelan Deposit Guarantee Fund (FOGADE)in the reorganization process of Banco de Venezuela (1996).

Represented The Coca-Cola Company in its acquisition of Emboca(1995).

Represented Cemex in its acquisition of Vencemos (1994).

Represented Inversiones Mundial in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Grupo Químico (1994).

Represented Fondo de Inversiones de Venezuela (FIV) in the privatization of VIASA (1991).