Norton Rose Fulbright
Centro San Ignacio Torre Copérnico
Piso 8, Av. Blandín - La Castellana
Caracas 1060 Venezuela
Tel: +58 212.276.0008
Fax: +58 212.276.0011
Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez is a labour and employment lawyer and is head of the labour and employment department of our Latin American practice.
Dr. Pró-Rísquez became a partner in October 1999. Previously, he practised at two other international law firms for about ten years. He specializes in labour and employment law, specifically as applied in the oil and gas, service, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, banking and insurance, technology, engineering and airline industries. He is also the Latin American head of our life sciences and healthcare practice.
He has a strong background negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts and labour settlements, as well as in distribution contracts, labour and employment planning, consultancy agreements and expatriate transfers. Dr. Pró-Rísquez has also been involved in litigation before labour and tax tribunals and proceedings before administrative authorities regarding labour and employment matters. In addition, he has advised on matters regulated by the Organic labour law, the Organic prevention law, and social security legislation. Dr. Pró-Rísquez has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers.
Dr. Pro-Risquez has acted as lead counsel to numerous employers implementing codes of conduct and conducting ethics compliance investigations in Latin America as well as on employment litigation in Venezuela and on the coordination of expatriate litigation and the hiring and transferring of expatriates in Latin America. He has also represented multinationals in occupational health and safety claims and counselled them on tax planning for the effective use of employee stock options.
Healthcare Law Practice:
Our global life sciences and healthcare team advises a range of innovative pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies as well as investors in the sector. We provide cutting-edge advice on the full range of legal issues that arise in the sector, from regulatory and compliance strategy through to patent litigation and corporate transactions.
In a period of global uncertainty, the sector faces a raft of legal and commercial hurdles that can affect the ability of many companies to do business in the industry. From the consequences of the patent cliff through to increased scrutiny by local regulatory authorities worldwide, our experienced lawyers effectively guide the world’s leading life sciences and healthcare corporations in navigating this difficult landscape.
Our healthcare team acts for numerous clients in the healthcare sector, including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centres, retail pharmacies and wholesale distributors, physician groups and health insurers.
We handle both domestic and cross-border matters throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, offering an integrated service to our life sciences and healthcare clients across the globe.
Norton Rose Fulbright:
We provide integrated domestic and international services to clients in Latin America and around the world. Since opening in 1997, our Caracas office has grown to be one of Venezuela’s largest and most-trusted legal practices. Our Bogotá office opened in 2010 and is already developing a leading reputation for energy and mining. Our presence in Rio de Janeiro, will allow us to advise our clients in Brazil on English, Canadian and US law issues. For Brazilian law issues, our team will work with a number of leading local law firms, with whom we have well established relations and a number of common clients. The focus of our practice will be on M&A in the oil & gas, energy, and infrastructure, mining and commodities sectors; projects and financing; aviation and shipping finance; restructuring; anti-bribery, corruption and investigations; and international arbitration and disputes.
With more than 80 lawyers based in Latin America who are entirely bilingual and multicultural in their legal training, we offer solid experience as well as strength and depth of resources in a wide range of industries, including energy and natural resources, mining, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals and technology. We are market leaders in our principal practice areas of dispute resolution, tax, corporate and commercial, banking, finance and insurance, real estate, employment and labour, intellectual property, private equity, competition administrative and public law.