Juan C. Garantón Blanco
Juan Carlos Garantón’s professional practice is focused on advice in commercial Law and tax matters, with emphasis on the areas of energy (oil, gas and petrochemicals) and on the areas of project finance, acquisitions, restructuring and projects, and public works and services concessions.
A lawyer graduated from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (1991) with over twenty years of experience. LLM in Financial Law at the same University (1994). LLM in International Taxation, New York University (2003), International Course on Management of Hydrocarbons Operations, Instituto de Estudio Superiores Avanzados (IESA) (2015).
Legal and tax advice in the structuring and restructuring of international companies to and from Venezuela, to protect and optimize investments, in such areas as energy, agroindustry, public works, basic and intermediate industries. Financial sector, services and commerce in general.
Advice in corporate, contractual and tax matters relating to public works contracts, including subway lines, power plants and highways.
Ample experience advising in public works and services concessions projects, and in processes of privatization and private management of public services.
Advice and support in matters of the legal system of mining and hydrocarbons, as an expert witness or in support of experts in institutional arbitration (ICSID) and commercial arbitration (ICC), as well as in matters of nationalizations, migrations and expropriations.
Advice in the negotiation of drilling agreements for offshore exploration for gas, and in the structuring of business for contractors/operators.
Support and development of computer businesses and their structuring, including the generation and transformation of software and knowledge of platforms and electronic media.