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Jose Gregorio Torrealba R., a lawyer from Universidad Santa María, in Caracas, Venezuela,in1997, obtained an LL.M. on Administrative Law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, in 2002,and an LL.M. at King's College London, University of London in 2004.A Junior Partner with Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque, Torrealba has provided legal advice to nationaland international companies doing business in Venezuela on issues related to public law,commerce, foreign investment, finance and competition, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.He also worked as an External Clerk to the First Court of Contentious Administrative between 1999and 2000.He is a professor of Administrative Law at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and has alsodelivered lectures at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidad Católica del Táchira.Amongst other activities, Torrealba is president of the World Jurist Association in Venezuela and heis a member of the International Bar Association; he is also member of the Young InternationalArbitrators Group of the London Court of International Arbitration, and to the Venezuelan College ofIndustrial Property Agents (COVAPI), as well.He has written articles in Venezuelan Public Law journals, as well as in the UK and Europe.Recently, the Foundation for the Study of Administrative Law (FUNEDA) published Torrealba’s mostrecent book "Protection and Promotion of Foreign Investment in Venezuela.” StabilizationContracts, regulation vs. indirect expropriation and international arbitration before the InternationalCentre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), are some of the topics contained in his latestbook.José Gregorio is considered by Chambers Latin America as one of the top Public Law lawyers inthe country.
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