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Laura Silva-Aparicio, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Commercial and Company Law. Member of Bentata Hoet & Asociados.


Silva-Aparicio, Laura was born on April 1, 1954 in Caracas, Venezuela.


Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (1971-1973). Universidad Central de Venezuela (1978-1980. Master of Law, specializing in Commercial Law, 1990).

Spoken languages: Spanish.


Worked at Bentata Hoet & Asociados (Caracas) specializing in General Commercial Practice, which includes Administrative Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Advertising and Marketing Law, Agency and Distributorship, Agricultural Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Aviation and Aerospace, Banks and Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Capitalization and Equity Swaps, Civil Practice, Collections, Commodities, Communications and Media, Company Law, Computers and Software, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyrights, Corporate Law, Debtor and Creditor, Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental Law, Equipment Finance and Leasing, Family Law, Finance, Franchises and Franchising, Foreign Investments and Trade, Government, Government Contracts, Health Care, Immigration and Naturalization, Insolvency. Insurance, Intellectual Property, including Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Licensing, International Law, International Trade, Investments, Labor and Employment, Leases and Leasing, Litigation, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mortgages, Municipal Law, Natural Resources, Partnerships, Oil and Mining, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Property Law, Real Estate, Regulatory Law, Resorts and Leisure, Securities, Taxation, Technology and Science, Transfer of Technology, Transportation, Trusts and Estates, Unfair Competition, Wills, Workers Compensation, Zoning, Planning and Land Use. Admitted to the bar, 1981, Venezuela.

Legal Assistant, Second Juvenile Court of the Fifth Instance, Federal District and Miranda State (1979-1981). Joined Bentata Hoet & Asociados, 1981. Author: "The Commercial Fund in Venezuelan Mercantile Law," Universidad Central de Venezuela (1989).

"The Impugnment of Assembly Proceedings, Mercantile Law," Universidad Central (1990). "Juridical Aspects of Companies in Venezuela (1991). Member: Caracas Bar Association.

Venezuelan Industrial Property Agent. World Jurist Association. Bentata Hoet & Asociados' parent firm was founded in 1942 and is one of the oldest and largest firms in the country.

It offers a full range of legal services, and is well known for its Commercial and Intellectual Property Practice, the latter being one of the largest in Venezuela. The scope of its client base is worldwide, with a broader base in the American continent. It presently includes 18 partners, 10 junior partners, 18 lawyers, 7 consultants, approximately 36 paralegals and a staff of over 136 administrative and support personnel.


Member: Caracas Bar Association. Venezuelan Industrial Property Agent. World Jurist Association.