Juan José Delgado

Summary Profile

Juan José Delgado is Co-Managing Partner of InterJuris Abogados and a Foreign Legal Consultant for DLA Piper based in Miami.

Juan José Delgado concentrates his practice in Energy, Taxation, Banking, Corporate and Financial matters related to the structuring and implementation of project financings, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

He advises both local and multinational corporations doing business and investing in Venezuela in the corporate, contractual and regulatory aspects of their activities. He drafts and negotiates complex corporate and financial documents, and advises on the tax implications of the proposed transactions.

Prior to founding InterJuris Abogados, Mr. Delgado worked as a partner at an international law firm and partner at a leading Venezuelan law firm. He also joined DLA Piper as a Foreign Legal Consultant, Not Admitted to Practice Law in Florida. He is a Certified Public Interpreter in English.

His experience in energy, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance matters in Venezuela has been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who, and The World Leading Project Finance Lawyers, among others. Chambers Latin America: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes him for his legal practice in three areas: Energy & Natural resources, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance. Chambers notes he “has a broad practice and years of experience” and “is widely acclaimed as a practical and business-minded lawyer who makes deals happen.” He was named one of the top 25 Venezuelan lawyers under the age of 40 by Latin Lawyer magazine in 2004.


  • Author of Financing of Offshore Natural Gas Projects in Venezuela, published by Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores de Gas (AVPG)
  • Author of Elusión, Evasión y Defraudación Fiscal, published by Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Tributario
  • Limitaciones a la Potestad Tributaria de los Municipios, published by Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Tributario
  • New Law and Tax Regime for Hydrocarbons in Venezuela, published by the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
  • Data Messages and Electronic Signature Law, published by the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
  • Co-author of the Venezuelan chapter on gas regulation in 2011, 2012 and 2013 published in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation

Professional Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Tax Committee of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce