Luis Eduardo López Durán

Senior Partner
+58 212 2772205


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Luis joined the firm in 1994 and became partner in 1999; now, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Managing Partner of LEĜA. His practice combines corporate and regulatory work, and he also provides assistance in the areas of international trade, investments, and foreign exchange. Prior to joining the firm, Luis was an attorney in the Privatization Department of the Venezuelan Investment Fund, and an associate in renowned firms in Venezuela and the US.
“The esteemed partner responsible for the Life Sciences area Luis Lopez Duran is deeply respected because of his activity in Venezuela. According to our sources, he is a great practitioner”
Source: Chambers L.A. Life Science. 2018



♦ Banking
♦ Life Sciences
♦ Retail and Wholesalers
♦ E-commerce
♦ Startups
♦ Mergers and Acquisitions

♦ Corporate Governance
♦ Mining
♦ Health Services
♦ Insurance and Reinsurance
♦ Technology
♦ Telecommunications
♦ Transportation and Logistics


  • Advanced Management Program. Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Venezuela, 2018.
  • MBA with concentration in Finance, Business Environment and Public Policy. William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, USA, 1998.
  • Financial Law Specialist. Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela, 1996.
  • Law Degree. Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela, 1990.


  • International Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Capital District
  • Brazilian-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Investment Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce (VenAmCham)


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Advisor of pharmaceutical corporations in all areas of practice, particularly concerning contracts, patent protection, foreign exchange, international trade, consumer protection, and coordination of labor and tax matters.
  • Advisor of foreign banks in connection with compliance of regulatory matters, including the mechanisms to operate in the foreign exchange and securities market.
  • Advisor of groups of companies and individual shareholders in the reorganization and sale of companies.
  • Assistance to insurance companies in Latin America for the issuance of reinsurance policies.
  • Advisor of foreign clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions.


  • He has been a speaker in conferences hosted by the International Bar Association in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Dallas, addressing regulatory, foreign exchange, and mining topics since 2005.


  • Luis has been recognized by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global in the Life Sciences and the Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions practice areas.
  • The Legal 500 has recognized him as a leading lawyer in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions.


  • Luis has collaborated in the Venezuelan chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences from 2012 to this date, and the chapter on Mining from 2008 to 2009.

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