Admitted to Bar, 1981; joined MENPA - Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía. in 2000.
Partner since 2012.
Advises clients on corporation law and finance; corporate governance, structures and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; project financing and debt restructuring; exchange controls regulations; foreign investment; capital markets; banking and finance; energy and natural resources; estate planning; and real estate matters, among others; as well as performing pro-bono work. Key member of the team on international sanctions, as they relate to Venezuelan law.
From 1996 to 2006, professor of World Contemporary History at Universidad Metropolitana.
From 1984, writer of several books and articles on corporate law and history. La Sociedad Anónima, written with Manuel Acedo Mendoza (first edition Caracas 1985, reprinted in 1991, 1996, 2000) became a text book for Corporate Law, used at important Venezuelan universities, and has been quoted by other authors, and by court decisions, including the Supreme Tribunal of Justice. Author of a series of biographies of contemporary Venezuelan personalities, published by the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, in 1998 and 1999.
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Lawyer, “Summa Cum Laude”, 1981).
Spanish, English and French.
Awards and recognitions
Recognized by Chambers Global in Banking and Finance, and Corporate and M&A. First ranked in 2011
Recognized by Chambers Latin America in Banking and Finance, and Corporate and M&A. First ranked in 2010.
Recognized by The Legal 500 as Leading Individual in in Corporate and M&A, and recommended in Banking and Finance, and Real Estate.
Recognized by Latin Lawyer as Key Partner in Real Estate and Tourism, and Anti-corruption Investigations and Compliance.
Recognized by IFLR as Highly Regarded in Banking and M&A.
Recognized by Best Lawyer in the areas of Banking and Finance, and Corporate and M&A.
Granted the Goldschmidt Legal Procedure Award, 1980 by Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.