Juan Carlos is the head of the labour and employment department of Dentons’ Venezuelan practice. He received his law degree magna cum laude from the Central University of Venezuela in 1990 and received his LLM from the Southern Methodist University in Texas in 1994. He completed his doctorate of laws with the highest honours at the Central University of Venezuela in 2008. He has been head professor of labour and employment law at the Central University of Venezuela since 2009.

Juan Carlos is a partner at Dentons and has a strong background in negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts and labour settlements, as well as in distribution contracts, labour and employment planning, consultancy agreements and expatriate transfers. Juan Carlos has also been involved in labour and employment matters, and has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers.

Juan Carlos has acted as lead counsel 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. He has also rendered assistance to clients in compliance and investigation matters.

Juan Carlos is considered a Star Individual by Chambers Latin America (2013–2019) and has received the Best Lawyer award for labour and employment by Best Lawyers. He has also been recognised by LACCA Approved, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney, PLC and Latin Lawyer. He won the International Law Office award for labour and employment law in 2012.