Overview

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
  • Executives' and workers' compensation
  • Employment taxes
  • Labor litigation matters
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Labor arbitration
  • Labor audits

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 chairs the firm's Latin America practice and supports the interests of clients throughout the entire Latin America region. He is actively involved in the firm's International Employment Practice Group and also serves on the firm’s board of directors.

Juan Carlos is a labor law professor at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He 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

Recognition

Named, Best Lawyers in Venezuela©

2014-2017

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

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Bar Admission

Venezuela
Colombia

Courts

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