Miguel Zajía García
Miguel Zajía is a multidisciplinary professional covering a wide range of industries. He supports cross-border teams of Hogan Lovells lawyers, assisting clients in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, corporate split-ups, management buyouts, debt restructurings, and project finance operations.
Miguel conducts due diligence, participates in negotiations, and examines the legal implications of deals in Venezuela and abroad. He has collaborated in the drafting of legal opinions addressing privacy, foreign exchange regulations, and corporate-related issues. Miguel also understands international investment and commercial arbitration, as he has been involved in various arbitration proceedings against states and state-owned companies.
Miguel dedicates himself to staying up-to-date in many subject areas so he can quickly alert clients of any changes in domestic and foreign statutory framework that may impact their businesses. Miguel is also firmly committed to pro bono, advising nonprofit organizations and foundations in Venezuela and abroad on regulatory, labor, tax, and donation matters.
Ahead of the game, Miguel was the youngest associate in the Caracas office when he joined Hogan Lovells. Prior to that, he served as a paralegal at the Caracas office for more than two years, working side-by-side with members of the legal team, helping them in the resolution of important cases and the execution of major transactions.
Areas of Focus
Advises Western Union on the Venezuelan foreign exchange control regime.
Assisted Dell, Inc. in the conduction of a corporate due diligence over its Latin American subsidiaries.
Instructed International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) on Venezuelan privacy-related regulations.