Mr. Rivas has more than 25 years of experience and concentrates his practice in Energy, Banking and Finance, and Corporate and matters, leading on key aspects of foreign investment, business startups, restructuring, joint ventures 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, is a businessowner, senior legal advisor and has exercised director roles in different companies.
He has participated in billion-dollar project finance activities, leading select business structuring, financing and day-to-day business operational matters.
He holds a Degree from Programa Avanzado de Gerencia from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA-2005) and a J.D. from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (1995).
Before joining InterJuris Abogados, Mr. Rivas was a Business Development Manager for Latin America and a General Counsel at independent energy companies.