A senior partner and member of the firm’s board of directors, Juan D Alfonzo graduated from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in 1987. In 1990, he obtained a postgraduate degree in administrative law from the same university. In 1992, he obtained a doctorate in administrative law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a doctorate in superior studies in public administration from the National Public Administration Institute, graduating cum laude. From 1996 to 1999, he served as an alternate judge for the First Contentious Administrative Court.

Dr Alfonzo is a board member of the Association of Graduates of the National Institute of Public Administration of Spain. He is also a member of the Venezuelan Tax Law Association, the Administrative Law Foundation, the Venezuelan Financial Law Association and the Venezuelan Law and Economy Association.

Dr Alfonzo is the vice president of the Venezuelan Chapter of the European Community Studies Association – Andina. He is also a member of the board of directors of the European–Latin American Integration Institute.

He is a professor of the chair of protection of free competition for postgraduate courses and coordinator of the postgraduate programme in economic law at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. At the Universidad Central de Venezuela, he is a professor of the chair in administrative and fiscal decentralisation for the postgraduate programme in tax law, administrative law and constitutional law for the Law School, and in administrative law for the School of Political Studies. He speaks Spanish and English.