Victor Barrientos | Mexico City | Hogan Lovells

Victor Barrientos

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


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Barrientos Victor

Victor Barrientos
Barrientos Victor
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Victor Barrientos has 20 years of experience counseling governments, state-owned companies, and multinational corporations in Latin America in their cross-border transactions. His practice is focused on oil, gas, petrochemicals, mining, project finance, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, EPC Contracts, joint ventures, and Public-Private Partnerships.

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 negotiations that resulted in the development, construction, and financing of new petrochemical plants involving international engineering and construction companies, multilateral agencies, international lending institutions, and export credit agencies.

Victor is an experienced international attorney with a practical and business-oriented approach which he uses to advise his clients in finding suitable solutions that meet their needs.

Representative experience

Advised the Peruvian Agency for Investment PROINVERSION in the drafting of the public private partnerships model contracts to be used in international tenders.

Advised Mexico Pacific Limited in the construction of a terminal for processing Liquified Natural Gas in the State of Sonora, Mexico.

Advised the Republic of Panama in the renegotiation of a mining contract executed with First Quantum Mineral / Minera Panama for the exploitation of copper in the country.

Advised Teva Pharmaceuticals in a cross-border M&A transaction for the sale of its Venezuelan assets.

Advised TransCanada on the development and construction of a pipeline for the transportation of natural gas in Mexico under a public-private partnership with an estimated value of US$4.5 billion.

Advised the Republic of Ecuador in the drafting of the model contracts for the exploration and exploitation of crude oil under a risk profit sharing structure.


  • LL.M. Banking and Financial Law, Boston University School of Law, 2001
  • Diploma, International Business Assistance, Harvard University, 2001
  • Law Degree, Universidad Católica del Táchira, 1999
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Venezuela
  • Mexico
  • Member, Asociacion Venezolana de Derecho Financiero
  • Member, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association