Partner of Hoet, Peláez, Castillo & Duque (formerly Bentata Hoet & Asociados) law firm.
Born in Maracaibo in 1943, Mr. Hoet-Linares studied law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has also studied public finance, economics, comparative law and public administration.
He has been recognized with the “Lawyer of the World” award, the Francisco de Miranda Award (first class), the Cecilio Acosta Award (first class), and the Arminio Borjas Award (first class).
Mr. Hoet-Linares was president of the Federation of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Economic Community (Fedeuropa), and the World Jurist Association (former World Peace through Law Center). He has acted as mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration Center.
He is a member of the Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents, the Inter-American Bar Association, the Inter-American Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, and the Inter-American Association of Trademark Agents.
Among Mr. Hoet-Linares’s publications are “The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in the Americas”, “Oil Cause of War or Instrument of Peace”, and “Franchise Contracts in Venezuela”.
He is married to Claudia Machado and they have four children, Patricia, Claudia, Francis and Franklin.