What is your primary area of practice, and what drew you to it?
My main area of practice is corporate law, legal advice to companies in all their needs from incorporation to operations, guarantying compliance and assistance in their relationships with government regulatory entities, with suppliers, with clients and with their own employees. Before becoming a lawyer, I was a businessman, mostly real estate and commerce. My business activities took me close to the world of law, which interested me and attracted me, in such a way that I decided to study law. Giving advice to companies makes me feel like a stakeholder within the company and not an external adviser. I have special skills for negotiation and drafting contracts, and completing them successfully gives me satisfaction.
Tell us about a recent memorable project, matter, or case that you’ve worked on. What was fun? What was challenging?
The acquisition processes of one company by another and the merger between companies have been the most memorable and complex projects for me. We have worked on these processes for companies in the energy, telecommunications and, more recently, human health sectors, among others.
The need to fully understand the nature of the industry and its processes; The different stages of the negotiation; the due diligence processes that arise discoveries and new information requirements which give place for new elements of negotiation, as well as the drafting of contracts based on consensus, are all very challenging issues, but also very satisfactory as results are achieved.
What lessons did you learn from the pandemic, and how are you applying them in your professional and personal life?
The pandemic helped me put my life in perspective, see how fragile human beings are and that when facing of the possibility of death there are many things that are more important than work, such as family, friends, community, solidarity. Being able to separate the superfluous from the essential.
And now, a wild-card question: What’s your favorite place to visit and why?
My cabin on the beach. It transports me to another world, ofpeace, nature and relaxation and makes me always wonder why I don’t live there.