Manuel S. López Fonseca

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Edificio Bancaracas, 8th floor,
Plaza la Castellana, 1060

Manuel S. López Fonseca

Of counsel | ONTIER VENEZUELA · Caracas

Education:  New York University Law School, M.C.J. (1993). Universidad Central de Venezuela, Specialization in Procedural Law (1992). Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Law Degree (1988).

Practice: Admitted to practice in New York (1995) and Venezuela (1988).

Manuel Lopez expertise centers on corporate and civil law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and international contracts. He has advised clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial, project development, regulatory, and financial matters. He has represented clients in public and private bidding processes with State-owned companies.

Mr. Lopez has taught Torts and Introduction to Contracts (Universidad Central University) and contracts and inheritance law (Universidad Monteavila).

Mr. Lopez has been active in arbitration and conciliation proceedings and advises individuals and privately owned companies in their international investments, tax planning, trusts and inheritance law issues.

He is listed in the panel of arbitrators of both the Caracas Chamber of Commerce and the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CEDCA).

Mr. Lopez currently works in New York, N.Y.

Memberships: American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Metropolitano (Metropolitan District Bar Association).