Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado

SUMMARY  PROFILE 

Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado has worked extensively in the negotiation and incorporation of oil (and also condensate) joint venture companies advising foreign oil companies doing business in Venezuela. She has also advice gas companies in all bidding rounds for gas licenses. In the past she participated in the conversion process of operating and association agreements into Joint Venture companies involved in Venezuelan oil development projects. She has provided legal advice to oil and gas service companies and downstream companies, as well as infrastructure projects. She has been involved in high-profile project financing and the financing of large-scale projects with oil proceeds.

Before joining InterJuris Abogados, Mrs. Rachadell de Delgado was an international partner at a law firm based in Canada and a member of a leading Venezuelan law firm. She has also been Secretary of the Board of Directors for Sinovensa at the Golfo de Paria (West and East). She was a Director of the Venezuelan Gas Processors Association and the Latin America Association of Gas Processors.

Gabriela has also been recognized among the world’s 50 leading women in the Energy area who received the Key Women in Energy – Global Award 2005. Legal 500 Latin America, Who’s Who Energy 2014 and Chambers & Partners Global and Latin America recommends her achievements.

Gabriela was nominated top five lawyers in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining for the Americas, by the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2015 Euromoney Legal Group.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of “Régimen Legal Condensados de Gas”, by Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores de Gas (AVPG). (2013)
  • Co-author of “Lineamientos para la Participación de Capital Nacional en Proyectos Gasíferos y su aplicación en los distintos tipos de Licencias de Gas”, by Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores de Gas (AVPG). (2009)
  • Nationalization Trends in the Venezuelan Oil Industry, by Transnational Dispute Management (2008)
  • The Impact of the Organic Hydrocarbons Law on the Venezuelan Natural Gas Industry, by Transnational Dispute Management (2008)
  • Impacto de la Ley Orgánica de Hidrocarburos en la Industria Venezolana del Gas Natural, by OGEL. (2008)
  • “Una revisión comparativa de las Licencias de Hidrocarburos Gaseosos no Asociados en Venezuela”, by Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores de Gas (AVPG). (2007)
  • “Tendencias de Nacionalización en la Industria Petrolera”, by The Venezuelan-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • New Organic Hydrocarbons Law, by the Latin American Law and Business Report. (2001)
  • Licencias Venezolanas de Gas Upstream, por Association of International Petroleum Negotiators AIPN.(2001)

She has been invited as speaker at events on energy worldwide. Some of her lectures have included:

  • “Cryptocurrencies, smart oil and the use of the blockchain for oil companies” at Repsol’s offices in Madrid in May 2018
  • “Legal Challenges Related to Digitalization in Smart Oil & Gas” at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association that took place in Sydney, from October 8th – 13th, 2017
  • Women in Leadership” in the NYU Stern Business School to share her experience and professional success with current students in January 2016
  • “Tendencias de Nacionalización en la Industria Petrolera” at the Conferencia Derecho Internacional de los Recursos Naturales y Energía
  • Desarrollo e Inversiones of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in Buenos Aires
  • “Contratación/Negociación en Momentos de Incertidumbre” at the AIPN Conference in Trinidad and Tobago
  • “Análisis Comparativo de las Licencias de Gas”
  • “Sugerencias para mejorar las próximas licencias” at the Plenary Session of the XVI International Convention on Gas (AVPG)
  • “Impacto de la Ley Orgánica de Hidrocarburos en la Industria del Gas Natural” at the XV National Convention on Gas (AVPG)
  • “Upstream Gas Licenses in Venezuela” at the Annual Meeting of the GPA in Dallas
  • “Seminario Nueva Ley de Hidrocarburos, sobre Aspectos Legales de la Ley de Hidrocarburos” in Caracas
  • “Ley, Reglamento y las Licencias de Gas” at the Venezuelan Gas Workshop in Caracas
  • Moderator of the X Annual Latin-American Conference on Energy at the Institute of the Americas in California

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Currently Director of the Venezuelan Gas Processors Association and the Latin American Chapter of the Gas Processors Association
  • Member for a period of six years of The Board of Directors of The Venezuelan Petroleum Chamber
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Venezuelan Petroleum Chamber

RECOGNITIONS

  • Recently recognized as Leading Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, IFLR1000 2017 and 2018, Chambers Latin America 2017 and 2018, Best Lawyers 2017 and 2018 and in Legal 500 Latin America 2017 and 2018
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, IFLR1000 2016, Chambers Latin America 2016 and in Legal 500 Latin America 2016
  • Nominated top five lawyers in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining, for the Americas, by Americas Women in Business Law Awards, Euromoney Legal Group in June 2015
  • Legal 500 Latin America, Who’s Who Energy 2014 and Chambers & Partners Global had recommends her achievements
  • Legal 500 Latin America 2012 recommends Ms. Rachadell for her practice in Energy & Natural Resources
  • Named one of the top 25 Venezuelan lawyers under the age of 40 by Latin Lawyer magazine in 2006 and was ranked among the leading lawyers recognized by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers
  • The Key Women in Energy – Global Award 2005 recognized her as one of the world’s 50 leading women in the energy area. She was also named among the world’s 50 leading women in the energy area who received the Key Women in Energy – Global Award 2005