Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez is a labour and employment lawyer and is head of the labour and employment department of our Latin American practice.
Dr. Pró-Rísquez became a partner in 1999. Previously, he practised at two other international law firms for about 10 years. He specializes in labour and employment law, specifically as applied in the oil and gas, service, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, banking and insurance, technology, engineering and airline industries. He is also the Latin American head of our life sciences and healthcare practice.
He has a strong background negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts and labour settlements, as well as in distribution contracts, labour and employment planning, consultancy agreements and expatriate transfers. Dr. Pró-Rísquez has also been involved in litigation before labour and tax tribunals and proceedings before administrative authorities regarding labour and employment matters. In addition, he has advised on matters regulated by the Organic labour law, the Organic prevention law, and social security legislation. Dr. Pró-Rísquez has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers.
Dr. Pro-Risquez has acted as lead counsel to numerous employers implementing codes of conduct and conducting ethics compliance investigations in Latin America, as well as on employment litigation in Venezuela and on the coordination of expatriate litigation and the hiring and transferring of expatriates in Latin America. He has also represented multinationals in occupational health and safety claims and counselled them on tax planning for the effective use of employee stock options.