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AVENIDA FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA, CENTRO EMPRESARIAL GALIPAN, TORRE B, PISO 7, OFICINA 70-B, EL ROSAL, VENEZUELA
Tel:
Work +58 212 750 1200
Fax:
Fax +58 212 265 1284
Email:
Web:
www.interjuris.com

José María Rivas Mileo

Tel:
Work +58-212-750-1200
Email:
Web:
www.interjuris.com
InterJuris Abogados

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Corporate and M&A

Energy & Natural Resources

Position

Partner

Career

José María Rivas Mileo is an entrepreneurial business leader and legal advisor with more than 20 years of experience guiding businesses through growth, crises, restructuring and strategic partnering.

José María focuses his practice in Energy, Banking, Corporate and Financial matters, leading on key aspects of foreign investment, business startups, restructuring, joint venture and business sale transactions, leveraging extensive corporate legal expertise, including preparing contracts, incorporation papers, registration documents, technical assistance materials, and settlement agreements.

Mr. Rivas has advised C-suite leaders, boards of directors and multidisciplinary operational teams in managing and resolving highly complex, public and private sector business and legal matters. He also has lead US and Latin-American business development efforts for energy, real estate, and civil engineering companies, in business owner, senior legal advisor and board director roles. He has participated in multi-million and billion-dollar project finance activities, leading select business structuring, financing and day-to-day business operational matters.

Prior to join InterJuris Abogados, Mr. Rivas was Business Development Manager for Latin America and a General Counsel at independent energy companies.

Mr. Rivas was a member of the Legal Directors Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce (Venamcham) in 2013.

Languages

English

Spanish

Member

International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

Advance Executive Management Program, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), 2005

J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1995


Venezuela

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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