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Juan José Delgado

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InterJuris Abogados

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Banking & Finance

Corporate and M&A


Co-Managing Partner / Executive Committee Member


Juan José Delgado is Co-Managing Partner of InterJuris Abogados and a Foreign Legal Consultant for DLA Piper based in Miami.

Juan José concentrates his practice in Energy, Taxation, Banking, Corporate and Financial matters related to the structuring and implementation of project financings, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

He advises both local and multinational corporations doing business and investing in Venezuela in the corporate, contractual and regulatory aspects of their activities. He drafts and negotiates complex corporate and financial documents, and advises on the tax implications of the proposed transactions.

Prior to founding InterJuris Abogados, Mr. Delgado worked as a partner at an international law firm and was a partner at a leading Venezuelan law firm. He also joined DLA Piper as a Foreign Legal Consultant, Not Admitted to Practice Law in Florida. He is a Certified Public Interpreter in English.

His experience in energy, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance matters in Venezuela has been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who, and The World Leading Project Finance Lawyers, among others. Chambers Latin America: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes him for his legal practice in three areas: Energy & Natural resources, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance. Chambers notes he “has a broad practice and years of experience” and “is widely acclaimed as a practical and business-minded lawyer who makes deals happen.” He was named one of the top 25 Venezuelan lawyers under the age of 40 by Latin Lawyer magazine in 2004.

He has been invited as speaker at events worldwide. Some have included:

  • The REDD Latin America High Yield & Distressed event. September 29th, 2016
  • The Latin Lawyer GRR Restructuring Summit. June 6th, 2016
  • Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit, New York. June 5th, 2017

  • Author of Financing of Offshore Natural Gas Projects in Venezuela, published by Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores de Gas (AVPG)
  • Author of Elusión, Evasión y Defraudación Fiscal, published by Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Tributario
  • Limitaciones a la Potestad Tributaria de los Municipios, published by Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Tributario
  • New Law and Tax Regime for Hydrocarbons in Venezuela, published by the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
  • Data Messages and Electronic Signature Law, published by the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
  • Co-author of the Venezuelan chapter on gas regulation in 2011, 2012 and 2013 published in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation





Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

International Fiscal Association (IFA)

International Bar Association (IBA)

Tax Committee of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce


Master of Business Administration (MBA), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern) and HEC School of Management, Paris, 2013

Specialist in Financial Law, Universidad Católica Andres Bello, 1995

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, 1992

International Tax Program (ITP), Harvard Law School, 1992

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Boston University School of Law, 1991

J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1988


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

InterJuris Abogados' team has 'a very unique set of skills and knowledge' and stands out for its 'experience, commitment and devotion to ensure clients' expectations are fully met'. The group assists clients with the creation of funds, the incorporation of financial institutions, M&A-related banking matters, and syndicated loans. Juan José Delgado and energy specialist Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado are advising CPVEN on the financing of three service contracts in Ecuador for three different oil fields. María Cecilia Rachadell and Delgado, who jointly lead the practice, assisted Alaluz Capital with the structuring of private equity funds with clients in Latin America.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Praised for being an 'extremely experienced team with a broad understanding of the energy market', InterJuris Abogados is 'capable of handling any deal in the industry, from upstream to downstream, as well as project finance'. The practice is led by Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, who is considered an 'outstanding attorney' and has 'hands-on experience in the industry'. Together with the 'extremely knowledgeable' Juan José Delgado, she assisted Paul Hastings LLP with the review and audit of oil-and-gas agreements for Ecopetrol. The team's impressive client portfolio also includes Sinoconst and Rosneft. María Cecilia Rachadell is 'one of the brightest lawyers in Venezuela'. Other noted practitioners are Luis Ortiz Álvarez, Houston-based José María Rivas, Adriana Lezcano Huncal in Switzerland and Ira Vergani Bertozzi in Canada. All lawyers are currently based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

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