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Ignacio T. Andrade

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Founding partner of Ponte Andrade Casanova since the year 2005. He is a lawyer graduated from the Catholic University Andrés Bello in 1989, and postgraduate studies at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, where he obtained a Master in Laws in Admiralty (L.L.M) in 1991. Specialist in labor law, Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB), Summa of Laude , 2008. Ignacio’s practice areas include corporate law, labor & Employment law, civil and labour litigation, insurance, entertainment, data privacy & protection and regulatory. Ignacio has been Legal Adviser of the Subcommittee on Occupational Safety of the Presidential Commission for the reform of the Social security system representing the private business sector (2000), as well as a member of the legislative technical team of the Ministry of Labour for Social security reform and labour law in representation of the corporate private sector (2000-2001). He also served as Legal Advisor of the Commission of Integral Social Development of the National Assembly, for the reform of the National Labour Law, the Social security system law and the special law for Occupational Safety in Venezuela (2001-2005). Ignacio was Business Adviser on Retirement and pensions, as well as adviser on labor matters and occupational safety and health. Ignacio is co-author of the book: “Organic Law on Prevention, conditions and working environment (LOPCYMAT). Fulfillment and responsibilities. Analysis and Experiences 2005-2010”. He currently is an active member of the Labor Committee of FEDECAMARAS (main organization of business and industry associations of Venezuela, made up of entrepreneurs from all economic sectors of the country). Ignacio is ranked since 2016 in Chambers and Partners as a leading Labour & Employment lawyer in Venezuela and Latin America.

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About Ponte Andrade & Casanova

Ponte Andrade & Casanova

Ponte Andrade & Casanova was established in 2005. Its founders, Ignacio T. Andrade M. and Francisco A. Casanova S. created the law firm Andrade Casanova in 1998, and Ignacio Ponte B., who worked for more than 20 years at the law firm Rosales Ponte & Gonnella. Ponte Andrade & Casanova is recognized for the excellence of its legal services, with professionals with more than 40 years of professional practice, postgraduate studies abroad, academic and associations experience and specialization in various areas, which allows to offer legal advice services in the fundamental areas of law applicable to industry, commerce and individuals. Ponte Andrade & Casanova maintains excellent relationships with law firms from other countries, allowing it to offer a bilingual, comprehensive, and universal service.

The Firm’s main objective is to provide comprehensive, effective, and efficient responses to the needs of its clients. Our team practices the profession following the principles that frame law, justice and ethics.

The Firm clients are domestic and foreign companies, dedicated to a variety of business: banking, insurance, labor, occupational health and safety, oil and mining, pharmaceutical, land, real state, sea and air transportation, communications, construction, manufacturing, cosmetics, cleaning articles, food and other articles of human consumption, computing and electronic equipment.

Ponte Andrade & Casanova has participated in professional and technical teams that have contributed to the formulation of high-significance laws in Venezuela.

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