Rodrigo Colmenares

    +58 212 909 1600
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    Joined MENPA - Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. in 2022. Legal assistant at the Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Metropolitana (CDH-UNIMET) (since 2020).

    Works on corporate and procedural matters.



    Universidad Metropolitana (Lawyer, 2022). Member of the student center of the School of Law, Universidad Metropolitana (2018-2019); Degree work, "Compatibility of smart contracts with the Venezuelan legal system" - Honorable Mention and recommendation for publication. Comprehensive exam of the Universidad Metropolitana - Remarkable mention. Member of the Metropolitan University team for the Model United Nations of the University of the Andes (2018-2021), team distinguished with the award "Best medium-sized delegation 2021".

    Universidad Metropolitana (Course in Prevention of Money Laundering, 2020).

    Universidad Metropolitana (pursuing Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management).


    Additional studies:

    Women and University Citizenship and University Network for Human Rights (Online Workshop on Human Rights Defenders, 2020).

    Defend Venezuela (International Criminal Court System and Rome Statute, 2020).



    Spanish and English.


    Awards and recognitions

    Member of the team awarded as Best team in hearings and Best team of the competition in the second edition of the Simulación Internacional de Mediación y Arbitraje (SIDMA) competition organized by the Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje (CEDCA) (SIDMA, 2021).

    National Finalist of the KPMG Ideation Challenge (KPMG Venezuela, 2021).

    Honor Roll (2019-2020) for outstanding student participation (Universidad Metropolitana, 2021).