Originally established as a tax boutique in 1972 in Venezuela, Torres Plaz & Araujo (TPA) is now an interdisciplinary firm. The firm has positioned itself as one of the leading general-service firms in Venezuela, as recognised by clients and peers around the country and overseas. TPA´s drive for innovative solutions and a commitment to its clients has allowed the firm to maintain its position as one of Venezuela’s top firms.
Over the years, TPA has strived to provide professional excellence, creativity, integrity and, above all, a professional culture, oriented to the comprehensive and financial analysis of the cases, the law and the potential effects on clients. A number of its members are renowned professors, lecturers and speakers in the national and international arena. TPA is the exclusive Venezuelan member of the Latin American Tax and Legal Network (LATAXNET) and of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group.
The firm’s main areas of expertise include among others: Tax Law; Real Estate and Construction; Banks and Financial Institutions; Antitrust; Commercial and Corporate Law; Project Finance and Capital Markets.
Juan is an Equity Partner at Torres Plaz & Araujo. He is a specialist in Administrative Law having graduated from UCAB. He has a Doctorate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and he graduated with distinction ‘Cum Laude’ from a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Most of his experience is dealing with Administrative, Constitutional and Tax Law.
He has been director of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce, director of the British Chamber of Commerce and director of the Venezuelan Colombian Chamber – CAVECOL.
He is a professor on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Administrative Law Practice Degree Programme at UCAB, a professor on the Master Constitutional (Economic Constitution) Programme at UCAB and a professor of Administrative Law at the UCV.