Juan Carlos is the Headlight Leader of Life Sciences and Healthcare for Latin America and he is also the head of the Employment and Labor Department. He has wide experience on employment restructuring, 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 specializes in labour and employment law, specifically as applied in the pharmaceuticals companies. He has a strong background negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts and labour settlements, 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. Pró-Rísquez has acted as lead counsel to numerous pharmaceutical 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 counseled them on tax planning for the effective use of employee stock options. He regularly advises on employment and labor matters to life sciences clients including Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Roche, Sanitas, Novartis, Jansen Cilag, Laboratorios Elmor, Laboratorios Vargas, Zuoz Pharma, MSD (formerly, Merck, Sharp & Dohme and Schering Plough), Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Laboratorios Oftalmi, CIFAR (the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Industry Chamber) and CAVEME (the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Industry Chamber for international companies). He also advises private hospitals, including Clínica Santa Sofía and Centro Médico de Caracas. Dr. Pró Rísquez is currently recognized as a high level leading lawyer in Life Sciences and in Labour & Employment, by the highest reputation legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. He also carries the “Lawyer of the Year” award by Best Lawyers 2016.