Alfredo De Jesus Team Alfredo De Jesus

Alfredo De Jesús O., Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Dr. Alfredo De Jesús O., founder and manager of the firm, is a transnational attorney, arbitrator and academic specialized in transnational disputes involving States, state entities and state-owned corporations, with a particular focus in the oil & gas, mining and construction industries.

alfredo.dejesus@adejesus.com

Paris - T +33.1.83.96.85.57

Caracas - T +58.212.285.66.19

Education

Sorbonne University - Paris II

Ph.D. in Transnational Law and Arbitration, Summa cum laude, 2010

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Master (D.E.A.) in Commercial and Economic Law, 2004

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas

Master (D.E.A.) in General Private Law, 2003

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Abogado, cum laude, 2002

Admissions

Bar of Paris

Bar of Venezuela

Languages

English

French

Portuguese

Spanish

Professional background

An acknowledged expert in transnational arbitration and litigation, Dr. De Jesús O., regularly advices and represents States, state entities and state-owned and private corporations in a wide array of transnational disputes, particularly those related to the oil & gas, mining and construction industries. He also sits as an arbitrator in selected cases and advises clients on general international contract law and international law matters.

Dr. De Jesús O., regularly appears as counsel before international arbitral tribunals at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), among other international fora, as well as before national commercial and criminal courts in arbitration-related or international cases.

Dr. De Jesús O. has advised European State entities and state-owned corporations in their oil & gas and commercial disputes. He has also defended two Latin American States before ICSID arbitral tribunals in their oil & gas, mining and infrastructure investment treaty disputes, a third Latin American State and its state-owned corporations in their mining and commercial disputes before ICC and UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals and is serving as an arbitrator in oil & gas disputes involving the State entities of a fourth Latin American State at the ICC.

Notable Engagements as Counsel

Pending or recent arbitration or court proceedings include:

Of Counsel to the Office of the Attorney General of a Latin American State in several ad-hoc and institutional transnational commercial and Investor-State arbitration proceedings under the rules of arbitration of the ICC, ICSID, ICSID’s Additional Facility and UNCITRAL and involving several billion US dollars in claims in the oil and gas, mining, construction, transportation sectors.

Counsel in a financial fraud dispute to a Latin American State in three parallel proceedings before the commercial courts and the Office of the Prosecutor of a European country. The amount in dispute is approximately US$ 1.5 billion.

Notable Engagements as Arbitrator

Court Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.

Member of the MERCOSUR Panel of Arbitrators and Chairman of Arbitral Tribunals in State-State arbitration under the Articles 11.1. and 11.2 of the Olivos Protocol for Dispute Settlement in the MERCOSUR.

Arbitrator in an ICC construction dispute in the petrochemical sector between a subsidiary of a National Oil Company and a major engineering contractor.

Academic background

Dr. De Jesús O. is an academic focusing his work on the New World Order of Economic Relations, Transnational Arbitration and Transational Petroleum Law. He is an Associate Member of the CREDIMI-CNRS, Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux, the mixed research unit of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Burgundy, an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy - CEPMLP - of the University of Dundee and an Associate Researcher of the DANTE - Laboratoire de droit des affaires et nouvelles technologies of the University of Versailles - Paris Saclay.

Dr. De Jesús O., is currently a Member of the Steering Committee of the LLM in International Business Law at the University of Paris XI Paris-Saclay, where he teaches Transnational Petroleum Law and Arbitration. He also taugh for ten years a course on Transnational Law and Arbitration in the LLM in Arbitration and International Business Law at the University of Versailles - Paris Saclay.

academic positions

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academic positions

Associate Member (Since 2014)

CREDIMI-CNRS Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University of Burgundy France

France

Honorary Associate (Since 2014)

CEPMLP – Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

University of Dundee

Scotland, United Kingdom

Adjunct Professor of Law (Transnational Petroleum Law and Arbitration) (Since 2013)

University of Paris XI, Paris Sud

LLM in International Business Law

France

Adjunct Professor of Law (Transnational Law and Arbitration) (Since 2006)

University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelin

LLM in Arbitration and International Business Law (MACI)

France

Visiting Lecturer (Since 2012)

University of Dundee

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mining Law and Policy (CEPMLP)

Scotland, United Kingdom

Visiting Lecturer (2013)

University of Houston Law Center

Chair in Transnational Petroleum Law in Latin America

USA

Visiting Lecturer (2013)

Central University of Venezuela – UCV

Chair in International Private Law

Venezuela

Lecturer (2009-2012)

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and University of Monterrey

LLM in International Business Law

France – Mexico

Research Associate (Since 2004)

Andrés Bello Catholic University

Center for Legal Studies

Venezuela

Visiting Professor (2010)

University of the Pacific

Diploma in International Arbitration

Peru

Visiting Professor (2009)

Complutense University of Madrid

LLM in International Business Law

Spain

Visiting Professor (2006)

University of Rosario

Chair in Contract Law and the Law of Obligations

Colombia

Visiting Professor (2005-2007)

University of the Americas

Chair in International Arbitration

Mexico

Visiting Professor (2005)

University of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle

Chair in Legal Aspects of Regional Integration in Latin America

France

Visiting Professor (2004-2006)

University of Havre

Chair in International Commerce in Latin America

France

Assistant Professor (2001-2002)

Andrés Bello Catholic University

Chair in Procedural Law – Litigation and Arbitration

Venezuela

Assistant Professor (2000-2002)

Andrés Bello Catholic University

Chair in Contract Law and Secured Transactions

Venezuela

Member of the Board of the Law School Dean’s Office – Student Representative (2001-2002)

Andrés Bello Catholic University

Venezuela

contribution to law journals

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contribution to law journals

ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (Eds. Meg Kinnear and Campbell McLachlan QC)

Member of the Peer Review Board

United States of America

TPLI Series on Transnational Petroleum Law

Co-Editor

Transnational Petroleum Law Institute: www.lexpetrolea.org

Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Kluwerarbitration.com (Eds. Roger Alford et David Winn)

Member of the Board of Reporters

United States of America

Revista de Derecho del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (Ed. Fernando Parra-Aranguren)

Responsible of the regular column on arbitration laws

Venezuela

Boletín del Comité Venezolano de Arbitraje (Ed. Alfredo De Jesús O.)

General Editor and Contributing Author

Venezuela

Revista de Estudios Socio-Jurídicos de la Universidad del Rosario (Ed. Alejandro Venegas-Franco)

Member of the Editorial Board

Colombia

Journal of International Arbitration (Ed. Michael J. Moser)

Contributing Author

The Netherlands

Transnational Dispute Management (Ed. Mark Kantor)

Contributing Author

Revista de Arbitraje Internacional (Ed. Eduardo Zuleta)

Contributing Author

Colombia

Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones (Ed. José Carlos Fernández-Rozas)

Contributing Author

Spain

Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado (Ed. José Carlos Fernández-Rozas)

Contributing Author

Spain

Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Ed. João Bosco Lee)

Contributing Author

Brazil

Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Ed. João Bosco Lee)

Contributing Author

Brazil

Revista Peruana de Arbitraje (Ed. Carlos Soto Coaguila)

Contributing Author

Peru

Lima Arbitration – Revista del Círculo Peruano de Arbitraje (Ed. Roger Rubio Guerrero)

Contributing Author

Peru

DIAL – Revista de Derecho Internacional Privado (Ed. Sara Feldstein de Cárdenas)

Contributing Author

Argentina

Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Ed. Alberto Baumeister)

Contributing Author

Venezuela

Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (Ed. Fernando Parra-Aranguren)

Contributing Author

Venezuela

contribution to think-tanks

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contribution to think-tanks

CREDIMI-CNRS Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University of Burgundy

France

CEPMLP – Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

University of Dundee

Scotland, United Kingdom

Groupe de Beaune

Member of the Steering Committee

Transnational Petroleum Law Institute

Founding Member – Director

France/USA

ICC Institute of World Business Law

Associate Member

France

ICC Latin American Arbitration Group

Member

France

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

Representative for Latin America

United Kingdom

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Member of the Board of Reporters

United States of America

Groupe de Travail Contrats Internationaux – GTCI

Member

Europe

Comité Venezolano de Arbitraje

Deputy Secretary General

Venezuela

Association Andrés Bello des juristes franco-latino-américains

Secretary General

France

Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje – ALARB

Secretary of the Commission on Arbitration Rules

Latin America

Comité Argentino de Arbitraje Nacional y Transnational

Member of the Advisory Board

Argentina

International Arbitration Institute – IAI

Member

France

Société de législation comparée

Correspondant Member

France

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conferences lectures

Transparency, lawyers’ ethics and party representation in international arbitration: A roundtable discussion (Conference)

Transparency, lawyers’ ethics and party representation in international arbitration: A roundtable discussion (Conference)

Miami – November, 2014

Lex Petrolea and the Applicable Law to the Merits in Oil and Gas Investor-State Arbitration (Conference)

Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration: Protecting Oil and Gas Projects against Political Risk University of Houston, Washburn University’s Oil and Gas Law Center, Geortown University’s International Law Institute

Houston – October, 2014

La Lex Mercatoria como Modelo de Regulación Transnacional (Guest Lecture)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Chair in International Arbitration

Santiago de Chile – October, 2014

The New World Order of Economic Relations in the Light of Arbitral Jurisprudence (Co-Director/Moderator)

ICC International Court of Arbitration – Groupe de Beaune

Beaune – September, 2014

Nuevas Tendencias en la Regulación de Proyectos Transnacionales del Sector Petrolero (Conference)

Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Agricultura Venezolano-Francesa / Transnational Petroleum Law Institute / Federación de Cámara Europeas FEDEUROPA

Caracas – April, 2014

Protección Jurídica de Operaciones de Comercio e Inversión en el Contexto Franco-Venezolano (Conference)

Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Agricultura Venezolano-Francesa

Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Agricultura Venezolano-Francesa

Some Thoughts on Lex Petrolea and Transnational Petroleum Law” (Guest Lecture)

University of Houston Law Center

Course on Transnational Petroleum Law

Houston – April, 2014

The Lex Petrolea, the Transnational Legal Order of the Petroleum Society” (Guest Lecture)

Sciences Po Paris – Institut d’études politiques de Paris

Course on International and Comparative Petroleum Law & Contracts

Paris – March, 2014

La importancia de la sede del arbitraje en un contexto de economía global (Conference)

Venezuelan-American Chamber of Comerce – VenAmCham

Caracas – December, 2013

The Lex Petrolea and the Law Applicable to Transnational Petroleum Disputes” (Conference)

Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)

Houston – November, 2013

Farmout Agreements, Lex Petrolea and the Transnational Law on Assignment of Contracts” (Guest Lecture)

Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) – University of Dundee

Dundee – October, 2013

New Trends in the Determination of the Applicable Law to the Merits in International Arbitration (Workshop)

Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica

San José – September, 2013

La Lex Mercatoria como Modelo de Regulación Transnacional (Guest Lecture)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Chair in International Arbitration

Santiago de Chile – August, 2013

The Lex Petrolea, the Rhinoceros and the Legal Theory behind Transnational Petroleum Transactions (Conference)

University of Houston Law Center – Center for Environment, Energy & Natural Resources

Houston – April, 2013

The Lex Petrolea and the Representations of International Arbitration (Guest Lecture)

University of Houston Law Center

Chair in Transnational Petroleum Law in Latin America

Houston – April, 2013

Les règles transnationales dans l’arbitrage d’investissement: L’arbitrage d’investissements et les ordres transnationaux (Rapport d’introduction)

Conférence de l’Association de l’Institut des hautes études internationales de l’Université

Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Paris – April, 2013

The Lex Petrolea, the Rhinoceros and the Law Applicable to Transnational Petroleum Disputes (Conference)

ICC International Court of Arbitration

Legal Training Program of the Secretariat

Paris – April, 2013

The Lex Mercatoria Model (Guest Moderator)

OGEMID – Transnational Dispute Management

March, 2013

L’arbitrage international en Amérique latine

Université de Paris XI, Paris Sud

Master 2 Droit des affaires internationales

Paris – March, 2013

Transnational Law: The Future of European/Asian Cooperation

MAA Generations in Arbitration Conference – Bridging the Cultural Gap: The Evolution & Harmonization of Arbitral Practices

Hong Kong – March, 2013

Moderator: International Commercial and Investment Arbtration / Closing Remarks: Transnational Law and Lex Mercatoria

Young Practitioners’ Symposium IBA/ICC YAF/LCIA YIAG/ ICDR Y&I– 16th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day

Bogota – February, 2013

La Lex Mercatoria como Modelo de Regulación Transnacional

La Lex Mercatoria como Modelo de Regulación Transnacional

Cátedra de Derecho Internacional Privado

Caracas – January, 2013

El Derecho Aplicable al Fondo de la Controversia en el Arbitraje Internacional

Programa de Especialización de Arbitraje Comercial 2012

Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima – Comisión Interamericana de
Arbitraje Comercial

Lima – November, 2012

Terceros y Partes No Signatarias en el Arbitraje Internacional: Cesión de Contratos Transnacionales

Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima – Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

Lima – November, 2012

Los Mecanismos de Impugnación de Laudos Arbitrales

ICC YAF

San Salvador – November, 2012

El Derecho Aplicable al Fondo de la Controversia en el Arbitraje Internacional: La Lex mercatoria

II Convención Centroamericana de Centros de Arbitraje

San Salvador – November, 2012

El “juez de apoyo del arbitraje” en Francia y en América Latina : Dos visiones del mundo de los negocios, dos formas de apoyar el arbitraje

Congreso del Club Español del Arbitraje – CEA -40

Congreso del Club Español del Arbitraje – CEA -40

How to Nominate and International Arbitrator? Do’s and Don’ts

ITA 5th Americas Roundtable (LCIA YIAG, ICC YAF, ICDR Y&I, ALARB, CAM Santiago)

Santiago de Chile – April, 2012

Force Majeure in Arbitral Practice

ICC YAF

Paris – March, 2012

Globalization, Arbitration and the Applicable Law to Transnational Petroleum Contracts (The Epistemology of the Lex Petrolea)

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mining Law and Policy (CEPMLP) – University of Dundee

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mining Law and Policy (CEPMLP) – University of Dundee

Les enjeux liés à la dénonciation de la Convention CIRDI et des traités d’investissements

Association de l’Institute des Hautes Etudes Internationales – Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas

Paris – February, 2012

Introduction to International Arbitration in Latin America

London Court of International Arbitration – Young International Arbitration Group

Mexico City – November, 2011

L’impact du droit constitutionnel sur le droit des affaires et les investissements en Amérique latine

Paris Bar Association – International Commission (Latin America)

Paris – May, 2011

La Sede del Arbitraje Internacional: todavía es tan importante?

IV Americas Roundtable

Institute for Transnational Arbitration – Cámara de Comercio de Panamá

Panama – April, 2011

La Cesión de Contratos Transnacionales

V Seminario Internacional de Derecho Internacional Privado

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Madrid – March, 2011

La Anulación de Laudos Arbitrales del CIADI: Desarrollos Recientes

Conferencia de Arbitraje Internacional del ICDR Y&I

International Centre for Dispute Resolution – ICDR Y&I

Buenos Aires – December, 2010

La Anulación y Ejecución de Laudos Arbitrales Internacionales en América Latina: Desarrollos Recientes

La Anulación y Ejecución de Laudos Arbitrales Internacionales en América Latina: Desarrollos Recientes

Institute for Transnational Arbitration – Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

Bogota – October, 2010

El Impacto del Derecho Constitucional en el Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en el Perú y en América Latina

Arbitraje, Constitución y Amparo Constitucional

AMCHAM – Cámara de Comercio Americana del Perú

Lima – October 2010

El Derecho Aplicable al Fondo de la Controversia en el Arbitraje Internacional

Diplomado de Arbitraje Internacional

Universidad del Pacífico

Lima – Octobre, 2010

El Nuevo Proyecto de Reforma de la Ley Española de Arbitraje: una buena idea?

El Acuerdo de Arbitraje: Tendencias Recientes

V Congreso del Club Español del Arbitraje -40

Madrid – June 2010.

L’arbitrage en Amérique latine: entre turbulence politique et développement économique

Barreau de Paris – Commission internationale (Arbitrage international)

Paris – December, 2009

La Contribución del Arbitro a la Autorregulación y Unificación del Derecho de los Contratos del Comercio Internacional

IV Seminario Internacional de Derecho Internacional Privado

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Madrid – February, 2009

Aspectos Filosóficos de la Lex mercatoria y las Teorías Legales sobre la Autonomía del Arbitraje Internacional

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Madrid – February, 2009

El Arbitro, el Derecho Aplicable al Fondo de la Controversia y las Teorías Legales sobre la Autonomía del Arbitraje Internacional

Universidad CEU San Pablo – Centro Internacional de Arbitraje, Mediación y Negociación

Madrid – February, 2009

Publications

Author of a Ph.D. thesis on "The Assignment of International Contracts. A Contribution to Transnational Contract Law", directed by Professor Denis Mazeaud, 400 pages, Paris, 2010. The thesis was unanimously recognized with the special mention très honorable avec félicitacions, proposition d'un prix de thèse et publication, the highest distinction granted by French universities, by a jury chaired by Professor Eric Loquin and composed of Professors Denis Mazeaud, Thomas Clay, Rozen Noguellou, Jean-Baptiste Racine and Christian Larroumet.

Co-Editor of the TPLI Series on Transnational Petroleum Law.

Member of the Peer Review Board of the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal.

Author of two books on the law of contracts and obligations (Caracas, 2002).

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PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Alfredo De Jesús O., writes extensively about Transnational Arbitration, Transnational Petroleum Law (Lex Petrolea), Transnational Law (Lex Mercatoria) and the New World Order of Economic Relations and some of his published works have been relied upon by arbitral tribunals and state courts.

He is the author of the following books:

The Assignment of International Contracts. A Contribution to Transnational Contract Law

[La cession du contrat international. Contribution à l’étude du droit transnational des contrats]

Ph.D. Thesis – Sorbonne University (Paris II), defended on September 6, 2010

The Assignment of Rights

[La cesión de créditos. Contribución al estudio de una teoría jurídica de la cesión de créditos en el marco del derecho general de las obligaciones]

Foreword by Professor M. Castro Hernández. Caracas, 2002

Conventional Mortgages and Checking Accounts (Co-Author, with Alfredo De Jesús S.)

[La hipoteca convencional inmobiliaria y el contrato de línea de crédito bancaria]

Foreword by L. Hinestrosa, Caracas, 2002

Member of the Editorial Board of the following books:

The Constitutionalization of Private Law

[La Constitucionalización del Derecho Privado] (Ed. Christian Larroumet)

Association Andrés Bello des juristes franco-latino-américains – Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, 2007

The Future of Codification in France and Latin America

[L’avenir de la codification en France et en Amérique latine] (Ed. Christian Larroumet)

Association Andrés Bello des juristes franco-latino-américains – Sénat de la République Française. Paris, 2005

Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration in Venezuela

[Arbitraje Comercial interno e internacional. Reflexiones teóricas y experiencias prácticas] (Ed. Irene de Valera)

Academia de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales – Comité Venezolano de Arbitraje. Caracas, 2005

He is also the author of more than 35 articles and book chapters and more than 70 case law comments and annotations on international arbitration, international law and general private law published in over 14 countries in Europe and the Americas.
A selection of his published articles includes:

A selection of his published articles includes:

The Prodigious Story of the Lex Petrolea and the Rhinoceros. Philosophical Aspects of the Transnational Legal Order of the Petroleum Society

Transnational Petroleum Law Institute (2012)

The New World Order of Economic Relations in the Light of Arbitral Jurisprudence (Position Paper) (Co-authored with J. Feris)

ICC International Court of Arbitration / Groupe de Beaune (Paris, 2014)

Venezuela: Supreme Court adopts transnational approach to arbitration agreement

Global Arbitration Review (London, 2010)

Overview of Recent Developments in Investment Arbitration and the Oil & Gas industry in Venezuela

IBA Arbitration Committee Newsletter (London, 2010)

Survey of Recent Trends in International Arbitration in Latin America

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group Newsletter, (London, 2010)

La Contribución del Árbitro a la Autorregulación y Unificación del Derecho de los Contratos Internacionales

Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional (Madrid, 2009)

La Autonomía del Arbitraje Comercial Internacional a la hora del Constitucionalización del Arbitraje en América Latina

Libro en Homenaje a Christian Larroumet (Bogota, 2008)

Le traitement constitutionnel de l’arbitrage au Venezuela

L’arbitrage en France et en Amérique latine à l’aube du XXIe siècle (Paris, 2008)

La solicitud de arbitraje en el Marco del Mecanismo Complementario del CIADI implica una renuncia a los recursos ante los tribunales estatales? Reflexiones sobre el arbitraje internacional en el marco del Mecanismo Complementario del CIADI, el TBI Canadá-Venezuela y su articulación con el derecho positivo venezolano

Lima Arbitration – Revista del Círculo Peruano de Arbitraje (Lima, 2007)

The Impact of Constitutional Law on International Commercial Arbitration in Venezuela

Journal of International Arbitration (The Hague, 2007)

La Excepción de Arbitraje Comercial en el Derecho Venezolano

Revista de Derecho del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (Caracas, 2007)

El Arbitraje entre Constitucionalización y Fundamentalismo Jurídico

La Constitucionalización del Derecho Privado (Bogota, 2007)

La Sala Constitucional y el Arbitraje Comercial Internacional

Revista Peruana de Arbitraje (Lima, 2007)

El Acuerdo de Arbitraje y la Cláusula Resolutoria

Revista Internacional de Arbitraje (Bogota, 2006)

Validez y Eficacia del Acuerdo de Arbitraje en el Derecho Venezolano

El arbitraje interno e internacional. Reflexiones teóricas y experiencias prácticas (Caracas, 2006)

El Acuerdo de Arbitraje y la Falta de Jurisdicción del Poder Judicial venezolano. ¿Vientos de cambio en la Sala Político Administrativa?

El Dial Suplemento de Derecho Internacional Privado y de la Integración (Buenos Aires, 2005)

El Acuerdo de Arbitraje por Referencia en el Derecho Venezolano

Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (São Paulo, 2005)

La Pretendida Compensación Legal: notas críticas sobre una noción artificial

Temas de Derecho Procesal (Caracas, 2005)

Notas generales sobre el Bicentenario del Código Civil francés y el proceso de codificación, descodificación y eventual recodificación de su derecho civil

Libro Homenaje al Bicentenario del Código Civil francés de 1804. (Caracas, 2005)

La Cesión de Créditos Hipotecarios y la Regla del Accesorio

Libro Homenaje al Profesor Gert Kummerow (Caracas, 2004)

De Nuevo sobre las Hipotecas, las Aperturas de Créditos y las Líneas de Crédito

Libro Homenaje al Profesor Jorge Enrique Nuñez (Caracas, 2004)

La Renuncia Tácita del Acuerdo de Arbitraje en el Derecho Venezolano y algunas conductas procesales comprensibles

Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação (São Paulo, 2004)

Selected business, professional and academic activities

Court Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague

Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Chairman of Arbitral Tribunals of the MERCOSUR (Olivos Protocol)

Member of the Board of Directors, French-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (UCCIFE-UBIFRANCE)

Associate Member, CREDIMI - Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux(CNRS-University of Burgundy)

Honorary Associate, CEPMLP - Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (University of Dundee)

Member of the Steering Committee, Groupe de Beaune

Founder and Co-Director, TPLI - Transnational Petroleum Law Institute