BENSON, PEREZ MATOS, ANTAKLY & WATTS has been providing a full range of corporate legal services to major multinational and Venezuelan companies since 1953. The firm is currently one of the most renowned law firms in Venezuela and has ties with well-known international law firms.

We provide legal services covering a wide range of specialties, most especially corporate law; contracts; mercantile law; joint ventures and partnerships; oil, gas and mining; taxation; labor; telecommunications; antitrust; real estate; litigation; private international law; insurance; finance and banking; foreign investments; expropriations, nationalizations and privatizations; mergers and acquisitions; antidumping; due diligence; maritime law; transfer of technology; intellectual property; copyrights; patents and trademarks; aviation law; arbitration; administrative law; e-commerce; and environmental law.

As part of our services we also provide our clients with immediate updates concerning any new laws, regulations or government measures that could affect their business or interests.
Legal assistance to our clients is provided by a team of professionals and consultants, graduates of the best Venezuelan and foreign universities.
Communications with our multinational clients, as well as documents sent to them, can be in Spanish, English or French. Our staff of lawyers are bilingual and we also have a team of certified translators in charge of translating documents and other material of interest to our clients into English and French.


Among other awards, the Board of Directors of VenAmCham has honored us with two plaques, one in recognition for 50 years of voluntary legal advice and support and the other for 60 years of legal assistance provided to that organization. In addition to being the recipients of other awards for legal services and as best environmental-law firm, we are also one of the founding members of RIELA, the Inter-American Network of Specialists in Environmental Legislation.