Corporate finance, taxation, M&A, securities, project finance, banking.
Professor: graduate courses on foreign investment and exchange controls, Universidad Central de Venezuela (1987-89). Joined Mendoza Palacios (1982), Partner (1995).
Director: Proninsa S.A.S.; Corporacion Grupo Quimico; Banco Industrial de Venezuela (1994-95); Caracas Industrial Chamber (1994-96). Arbitrator: Caracas Chamber of Commerce. Member: International Bar Association; Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce (Tax Committee).
Education: 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). Writer of fiction, with three published novels on Venezuelan affairs.
Languages: Spanish, English and some French.