Dr Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez 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 (UCV) in 1990 and his LLM from the Southern Methodist University in Texas in 1994. He completed his doctorate of laws (PhD) with the highest honours at the UCV in 2008. He has been head professor of labour and employment law at the UCV since 2009. In 2020, Juan Carlos was elected as a lifetime member of the Venezuelan National Academy of Political and Social Sciences.
Juan Carlos has a strong background in negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts and labour settlements, in distribution contracts, labour and employment planning, and consultancy agreements. He also has extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers.
Juan Carlos has acted as lead counsel and represented multinationals in diverse matters in Latin America. He also has experience in legal audits, social security legislation and prevention, the collective oil convention, data privacy, exchange regime matters relating to employment and labour law, labour constitutional injunctions and corporate law.
Juan Carlos is considered a Star Individual by Chambers Latin America (2013–2021) and has received the Best Lawyer award for labour and employment from Best Lawyers several times. He won the International Law Office award for labour and employment law in 2012 and 2020.