Strategic/Legal consultancy to the general management of companies, contracts negotiation and drafting, assessment in bid processes, HSE, Ethics and CSR compliance in oil field services.
Schlumberger (Oilfield UK PLC). Legal Department North Sea Geo-Market (NSG) United Kingdom, Aberdeen. October 2008 to December 2008.
(i) Activities and Responsibilities involved: Contracts Law in oilfield services, Ethics, Compliance in oilfield services, Health, Safety, Environmental Law in oilfield services and Supply Chain related legal work. Specific projects undertaken: (i) Research, Analysis on Corporate Manslaughter Legislation; (ii) Research, analysis on contractual terms and conditions for oilfield service in United Kingdom (“UK”); (iii) Research and Portal on NSG Hazardous Material Management; (iv) Contractual Law and Compliance for Client and Vendor Contracts.
(ii) In House Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Carbones del Guasare, S.A. Venezuela, Maracaibo. 2003 - 2009.
Responsibilities involved: Strategic and legal consultancy to the Shareholders, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Company, Advising new businesses on formation of corporations and legal-businesses structures, Compliance and drafting of in-house policies, Structuring legal transactions and Legal translation.
(iii) Deputy General Counsel of Carbones del Guasare, S.A. Venezuela, Maracaibo. 2005.
Responsibilities involved: Legal Consultancy to different departments and general management of the company, Structuring legal transactions, Contracts drafting, revision and approval, Supervision of external consultants, attorneys and judicial claims, Attendance of general legal matters of the Company. Legal consultancy and general compliance of laws and policies in the contracting processes.
(v) In House Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Board of Directors of Carbones del Zulia, S.A. (Subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela “PDVSA”) and Carbones del Guasare, S.A. Venezuela, Maracaibo. 2003.
Responsibilities involved: Strategic and legal consultancy to the Shareholders, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Company, Compliance and drafting of in-house policies.
(i) Masters in Law (LLM) in Natural Resources Law and Policy (2008-2009) University of Dundee. Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), United Kingdom.
(ii) Masters in Law (LLM) in Commercial Law (2005-2007) University Rafael Belloso Chacin, Venezuela, Maracaibo
(iii) Lawyers Management Program (2004) Institute for Higher Studies in Administration (IESA), Venezuela, Caracas
(iv) Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA). Internship in the Claims and Litigation Management. Venezuela, Caracas. 2001.
(v) Steel Hector & Davis, S.C. (Law Firm). Marketing and Corporate Law Department United States of America. Miami, Florida. 2000.
(vi) Lawyer (LLB). Santa Maria University, Venezuela, Caracas. 2001.
International English Language Testing System. (IELTS). British Council. Venezuela, Caracas. 2007.
Selected publication: `The “Survival Clause” in the Netherlands- Venezuelan BIT: A Salvation Gateway for Foreign Investment in the Oil Sector or a Curse for the Venezuelan Vovernment?' Ramon Ramirez, CAR (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy Annual Review. June 2009, available at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/gateway/index.php?category=13&pg=2
Professional awards: “Doctor Arminio Borjas” Decoration in its Third Class. Venezuelaa´s Bar Association Federation. Venezuela, Caracas August 2006.