Born in New York, New York, United States of America; admitted to bar, Venezuela (1969); Massachusetts (1972), District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court (1979).



Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Law Degree); Harvard University Law School (J.D.); Harvard University School of Business Administration (M.B.A.); Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Specialist in Political Economy); Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Master in Economics); Public Interpreter English-Spanish, Ministry of Justice, Venezuela.



Articles: «Convertible Bonds», Caracas Stock Exchange Magazine, 1976; «Products Liability in Civil Law», Budapest 1978; «Contracting Under Inflation», UCAB Law Review, 1979; «The Venezuelan Balance of Payment», Caracas 1985; «Venezuelan Loan Workouts», IFLR, 1985; «Interest Rate Swaps», Caracas 1985; «Collective Loan Restructurings», London 1985; «Electronic Funds Transfers», Caracas, 1985; «Use of Multiple Bond Formulas», Securities & Exchange Commission Review, Caracas, 1986; «Study on Barter Trade», Chamber of Commerce, 1986; «Standby Letters of Credit Under UCP and Venezuelan Law», Revista de Derecho Mercantil, Caracas, 1988; «Regulation of Bond Holders Rights, and Bond Holders Meetings», Securities & Exchange Commission Review, Caracas, 1988; «The Concept of Foreign Investment», Revista de Derecho Mercantil, Caracas, 1989; «Joint Ventures», presented at the International Conference on Comparative Law, Montreal, 1990; «L’ Arbitrage au Venezuela»; «The Applicable Interest Rate in International Arbitration», Paris, 2004; «Grupos de Sociedades», 2005; and «Hardship and UNIDROIT Principles», Paris, 2005.

Books: «Subordination Agreements», Caracas, 1981; «Foreign Money Obligations», Caracas, 1983; «Contracting Under Inflation», Caracas, 1983; «New Definition of Money and Money Debts», Caracas, 1988; «Documentary Credits Under UCP», 2nd. Ed., Caracas 1999; «Essentials of International Finance», 3rd. Ed., Caracas, 1997; «The International Investment», Caracas, 1993; and «Money, Inflation and Value Debts», Caracas, 1995; «Globalization and Law», Caracas 2001; Money (Legal Aspects), Caracas 2005.


Professor of:

Obligations (Contracts, Monetary Policy), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, 1975 to 1982; Financial Law, International Finance, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, from 1972 to 1991; Theory of Interest, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, 1992 to date.



Federal District Bar Association; The District of Columbia Bar; Massachusetts Bar Association; American Bar Association; ICC International Court of Arbitration (France); Elected Member (Individuo de Número) of the Venezuelan Academy.



English, Spanish, French and Italian.


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