A senior partner and member of the firm’s board of directors, Juan Domingo Alfonzo Paradisi 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 Paradisi is a board member of the Association of Graduates of the National Institute of Public Administration of Spain. He is a 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 Paradisi is the Vice President of the Venezuelan Chapter of ECSA-Andina (the European Community Studies Association). He is also a member of the board of directors of the European–Latin American Integration Institute (IELEPI).