Admitted to Bar, 1982; joined Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. in 1982. Partner since 1994.
Advises clients on taxation, corporate finance, project financing and debt restructuring, M&As, corporate governance and international organization, banking and finance, real estate financing and structures, exchange controls regulations, competition and antitrust, energy and natural resources, trade regulations, capital markets, public law and regulatory matters, and estate planning, among others. Key member of the team of international sanctions, as they relate to Venezuelan law.
Former Professor of Graduate Courses on Foreign Investment Laws, and Regulations on the Regime of Exchange Controls, Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Former Director of Banco Industrial de Venezuela, Cámara de Industriales de Caracas and Venepal C.A.
Director of Corporación Grupo Químico, C.A.; and Proninsa S.A.S.
Member of the Venezuelan Association of Financial Law (ASOVEDEFI), the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce (Tax Committee), International Bar Association.
Author of legal articles on capital markets, finance and foreign investment.
Author of three published novels that touch upon the political situation in Venezuela.
Universidad Central de Venezuela (Lawyer, 1982).
Harvard University (Master of Laws, International Tax Program, 1984).
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Master in International Law and Diplomacy, 1986).
Spanish, English and intermediate French.
Awards and recognitions
Recognized by Chambers Global as Leading Individual in Corporate and M&A. First ranked in 2000.
Recognized by Chambers Latin America as Leading Individual in Corporate and M&A, and Real Estate. First ranked in 2009.
Recognized by The Legal 500 as Leading Individual on Corporate and M&A and Real Estate; and recommended in Banking and Finance, Energy and Tax.
Recognized by IFLR as Highly Regarded in Capital Markets, Banking, and M&A.
Recognized by Latin Lawyer as Key Partner in Corporate and M&A, Energy, Real Estate and Tourism, and Tax, and recommended in Administrative Law.
Recognized as LACCA Approved in Corporate / M&A.
Recognized by Best Lawyer in the areas of Corporate and M&A Law (Lawyer of the Year, 2019) and Banking and Finance Law.