Project Description

Jesús Escudero Estévez

Managing Partner and Director

• Corporate (M&A)
• Private Clients & Family Office Services
• Real Estate Services
• Tax Controversy

Law Degree (1996). Magna Cum Laude.
Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). Caracas, Venezuela

Graduate Studies in Procedural Law (1997)
Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). Caracas, Venezuela

• Spanish
• English

Managing Partner at Torres Plaz & Araujo (TPA).

27 years at Torres Plaz & Araujo (TPA). Litigation.

Rapporteur at the First Contentious-Administrative Court from 1999 to 2000.

Took part in the Harvard Model Negotiation Workshop (2005).

Professor of the chair of Introduction to Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) (1996 – to date).

Visiting Professor at the Judges Training Course, taught by the School of the Judiciary (1998).

Has been a bankruptcy receiver in major processes, especially of companies manufacturing inputs for the oil industry, of an important Venezuelan airline and of the largest paper and associated products manufacturer at the South American level at the time of its suspension of operations.

A former Interim Superior Judge in Civil and Commercial Matters, Associated Superior Judge and Reassessor Judge

He was appointed mediator by the Arbitration Center of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services.

Has drafted opinions submitted to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He has also served as an expert witness before courts of Illinois and Florida.

Has co-drafted opinions on insurance law submitted to the High Justice Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in London, United Kingdom.

Led the team of lawyers appointed by the reinsurer to attend to various claims relating to aeronautical accidents and has handled claims relating to aeronautical accidents, including the most important aeronautical accident in the history of commercial aviation in Venezuela.

Advice in litigation proceedings in civil, commercial, bank and family law proceedings.

Advice on judicial proceedings involving insurance and reinsurance companies in various judicial actions, especially in matters of equity damages and liability derived from the economic activity, in relation to the aeronautical, pharmaceutical, automotive and food industries.

Commercial arbitration and arbitration in trade matters, construction, engineering and procurement contracts for petrochemical and industrial plants in general.

Advice in civil and commercial matters, studying and drafting all sorts of contracts. Includes attention in matters of ownership, possession, creation and enforcement of guarantees in matters involving multiple jurisdictions and syndicated financing.

Representation in intellectual property protection procedures, and enforcement of actions for the breach of trademarks and copyrights.

Advice and extra-judicial representation in aeronautical and maritime accidents.

Jesús Escudero Estévez
Jesús Escudero Estévez
Managing Partner and Director
Torres Plaz & Araujo
Avenida Francisco de Miranda,
Urbanización Campo Alegre. Torre Europa, piso 2,
municipio Chacao, Caracas 1060.
Distrito Capital Venezuela.

+58 212 905 0260