José María Rivas Mileo


José María Rivas Mileo is an entrepreneurial business leader and legal advisor with more than 20 years of experience guiding businesses through growth, crises, restructuring and strategic partnering.

José María focuses his practice in Energy, Banking, Corporate and Financial matters, leading on key aspects of foreign investment, business startups, restructuring, joint venture and business sale transactions, leveraging extensive corporate legal expertise, including preparing contracts, incorporation papers, registration documents, technical assistance materials, and settlement agreements.

Mr. Rivas has advised C-suite leaders, boards of directors and multidisciplinary operational teams in managing and resolving highly complex, public and private sector business and legal matters.  He also has lead US and Latin-American business development efforts for energy, real estate, and civil engineering companies, in business owner, senior legal advisor and board director roles. He has participated in multi-million and billion-dollar project finance activities, leading select business structuring, financing and day-to-day business operational matters.

Prior to join InterJuris Abogados, Mr. Rivas was Business Development Manager for Latin America and a General Counsel at independent energy companies.

Mr. Rivas was a member of the Legal Directors Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce (Venamcham) in 2013.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)