Perspectiva General

Juan Carlos Varela is an international attorney licensed and admitted to practice before the courts in Venezuela and Colombia. He focuses his practice on representing and advising global clients on matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, involving:

  • Labor and employment law
  • Litigation
  • International arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Global investigations and audits

He focuses in traditional labor law, employment law, and maritime law, with master's degrees in maritime, international and comparative law.

Juan Carlos is the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Venezuela offices in Caracas and Valencia, and he also works out of the Miami office. He supports the interests of clients throughout the entire Latin America region and is actively involved in the firm's International Employment Practice Group.

Juan Carlos has written numerous articles on labor-related issues and is regarded as one of the best labor lawyers in Venezuela.

*Not licensed to practice law in Florida; pending Florida Bar admission.

Reconocimiento

Named, Best Lawyers in America©

2018-2019

Named, Best Lawyers in Venezuela©

2014-2018

Named, Labour and Employment

Chambers Latin America

2014-2017

Named, Leading Lawyer in Venezuela

Legal 500 Latin America

2015-2016

Named, Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

Latinvex

2016-2017

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2015

Named, World’s Leading Business Lawyers

Corporate/M&A, Venezuela

Chambers Global

2014

Named, Excellence in Client Service

Client Choice International

2013

LACCA Approved, Labour

Latin America Corporate Counsel Association

2020

Educación

  • J.D., University of Miami, 2019
  • LL.M., University of Miami, 2019
  • LL.M., University of Miami, 2011
  • LL.M., University of Illinois, 1995summa cum laude
  • J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, VZ, 1992cum laude

Idiomas

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Admisión de la barra

Venezuela
Colombia

Cortes

  • Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Venezuela
  • Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia