Admitted to Bar, 1964; joined Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. in 1964. Partner since 1972.
Assists clients on tax law and procedure, corporate governance, commercial finance, commercial law, foreign investment, exchange controls regulations, public law and regulatory matters, project financing and debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, finance law, estate planning, capital markets, and dispute resolution among others; as well as performing pro-bono work.
From 1966 to 1969, Professor of Contracts and Guaranties Work-shops, Universidad Central de Venezuela.
From 1974 to 1976, Professor of Integration Law, Postgraduate School, Universidad Central de Venezuela.
From 1970 to 1972, First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy, Washington.
From 1970 to 1971, Member of the Venezuelan delegation that negotiated in Caracas and Washington, the Bilateral Air Treaty among Venezuela and the United States.
In 1971, Member of the Venezuelan delegation that negotiated the final agreements for the Global Satellite Communications System (INTELSAT).
From 1972 to 1973, Member of the Venezuelan delegation which negotiated Venezuela's admittance to the Andean Sub-regional Pact.
From 1973 to 1975, Alternate Director of the National Securities Commission.
From 1980 to 1984, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
From 1982 to 1986, Member of the International Panel of Jurists of INTELSAT.
Former Director of Banco Consolidado; Venepal, C.A. and Inversiones Tacoa, C.A.; and former Alternate Director Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda.
Member of the Venezuelan Association of Financial Law (ASOVEDEFI).
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Lawyer, "Cum Laude", 1964).
Spanish and English
Awards and recognitions
Recognized by Chambers Latin American 2019 as Senior Statesman in Tax. First ranked in 2009.