Victor Barrientos

Victor Barrientos

Senior Associate
Mexico City

Email victor.barrientos@​

Phone +52 55 5091 0046

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupFinance

Victor Barrientos advises multinational corporations, both locally and internationally, in matters related to corporate law, project finance, cross-border commercial transactions, and more.

He also advises on the structuring of international joint ventures, public-private partnerships, engineering procurement and construction contracts, license and technology transfer agreements, and local and international financing.

Victor has a deep knowledge of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, as well as the international legal regime applicable to them. He also has a solid understanding of the regulatory regime regarding domestic and international bidding processes and its relationship to state-owned companies in Latin America.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Victor managed the corporate international legal department of a major state-owned petrochemical company in Venezuela. There, he was active in complex international multimillion-dollar negotiations for the development, construction, and financing of new petrochemical plants and related infrastructure facilities, involving international engineering and construction companies, multilateral agencies, international lending institutions, and export credit agencies. He also negotiated multimillion-dollar contracts for the import and export of petrochemical products worldwide.

Victor is a member of our practice groups in finance, infrastructure, energy, resources, and projects, and he is also a member of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) and Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Financiero (ASOVEDEFI). He has spoken at international events sponsored by the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and Euromoney Seminars, among others.

Education and admissions


LL.M. Banking and Financial Law, Boston University School of Law, 2001

J.D., Universidad Católica del Táchira, 1999


Member, Asociacion Venezolana de Derecho Financiero

Member, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Negotiated the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract of a multimillion-dollar fertilizer plant in Venezuela.

Negotiated and provided legal advice for the development of several public-private partnerships in the petrochemical sector in Venezuela.

Negotiated the EPC contract for the construction of a multimillion-dollar maritime terminal in Venezuela.

Negotiated a US$1m settlement agreement between a state-owned company and multinational company based in Italy.

Provided counsel to a Canadian mining company regarding the possibility of developing a multi-million project for the extraction and commercialization of gold in Venezuela.

Represented companies in the oil sector for the development of a multi-million refinery project in Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui state, Venezuela with a consortium of Chinese and Korean contractors.

Represented a state-owned petrochemical company in the development of a multi-million project for the production of olefins and its derivatives, to be built in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela.

Represented a state-owned company in an international arbitration under UNCITRAL rules arising out a dispute under an offshore drilling contract with an international contractor.

Provided counsel to public-private partnerships (mixed companies) regarding alternative financing structures.

Advised state-owned Venezuelan companies in the settlement of international commercial disputes related to the import of products, including drafting and negotiation of the settlement agreements.

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