Resident Partner, Montreal affiliate office

Contact information
Wellstein Mora Rodriguez International s.a.
1980, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Bureau 900
Montreal (Quebec) H3H 1E8
Telephone: ✆ +1 514-907-3231
Fax: +1 514-375-1402

VoIP Direct Lines:
Washington, DC: +1 202-536-4504
Caracas: +58 212-335-4807
e-mail: orodriguez@wmr-law.com

Oscar Rodriguez-Pacanins is Resident Partner at the Montreal affiliate office. His practice focuses on commercial transactions, business and corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, telecommunications, technology, international procurements and Canada immigration law.

Mr. Rodriguez advises on a broad range of business and corporate law matters. He has a particular interest and extensive experience in advising start-up entrepreneurs and growing businesses in matters of entity formation, general corporate finance, governance and organization, shareholders’ agreements, contract drafting and review and business counseling. He regularly assists businesses to expand operations abroad or transact with customers or suppliers within the Americas region.

Mr. Rodriguez has significant experience in providing regulatory, commercial and corporate counsel to telecommunications and high technology businesses in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. He has advised on major regional acquisitions, addressing specific telecommunications regulation and commercial matters in more than 12 jurisdictions spanning North America, the Caribbean and Central and South America. He also has considerable knowledge pertaining to tendering procedures led by state entities, having assisted technology manufacturers and IT/telecommunications service integrators on legal matters incident to major public infrastructure and technology projects in Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, including requests for proposal reviews and assessment, preparation of tender offers and related documentation, review and drafting of teaming, joint venture and sub-contractor agreements, drafting representation and distribution agreements, etc.

Oscar Rodriguez-Pacanins was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Before settling in Montreal, Mr. Rodriguez-Pacanins was a partner at Bufete Rodriguez Machado, a renowned family-owned boutique law firm in Caracas, Venezuela, and acted as International Correspondent to the Caribbean and Latin American representative offices of Wellstein Steel & Associates International, LLC (former name of current firm). Prior to that, Mr. Rodriguez-Pacanins was Managing Partner at the Venezuelan law firm Abogados & Consultores, S.C., which was chosen as the correspondent firm to the Washington DC telecommunications boutique, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP when that firm closed its Latin American and Caribbean offices based in Caracas in early 2002 during the country’s political and civil unrest. Mr. Rodriguez also served as Assistant General Counsel of Regulatory Affairs for C.A. La Electricidad de Caracas, Venezuela’s largest privately owned utility company before its nationalization in 2007, formerly owned by AES Corporation.

Areas of practice

  • Domestic and International Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Canada Immigration and Citizenship Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

Bar admission

Quebec (Canada), 2010; Caracas (Venezuela), 1995


Université de Montréal (Legal Studies Equivalence Recognition Program), 2009
University of Leicester, UK (LL.M. International Commercial Law), 2004
Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
– DEA (Droit public interne), 1995
– DSU (Droit constitutionnel), 1994
– DSU (Droit administratif), 1994
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas (“Abogado”, Professional Degree in Law -LL.B. equivalent), 1993


Spanish, French and English