John D. Tucker Barboza

Senior Partner

jtucker@lega.law
+58 212 9012615

 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

John joined LEĜA in 2000 as an associate and is now one of its partners, after experiencing various promotions in the firm. He specializes in labor law, particularly in executive compensation matters, data protection and confidentiality, as well as in corporate law, particularly in contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and also providing legal assistance in the sports law area.
John Tucker can advise on executive compensation, and handle litigations related to special compensation packages for senior members of management teams. Also, he is very active in cross-border labor matters”.  
Source: Chambers Latin America 2018

AREAS OF PRACTICE & INDUSTRIES

♦ Labor and Employment
♦ Corporate
♦ Sports

♦ Technology
♦ Telecommunications
♦ Digital Economy


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • LL.M. Vanderbilt University Law School, USA. 2005
  • Law Degree. Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela. 2000

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the State of Zulia
  • Bar Association of the Capital District

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • English

EXPERIENCE

  • Advisor of the Office of the Major League Baseball Commissioner in Venezuela, and of diverse professional baseball teams and professional sport leagues for their expansion.
  • He has participated in multiple and diverse corporate and contractual transactions.
  • He conducts complex labor restructurings, and designs strategies for the recruitment of high-profile executives.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • John has been invited to speak in conferences and meetings of the Major Baseball League in Orlando, New York, Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix in the US. He has also been a speaker in several conventions and meetings of the Employment Law Alliance, and of Lex Mundi’s Labor and Sports Practice Groups, as well as others hosted by international organizations.

RECOGNITIONS

  • John has been widely recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global in the Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions area, as well as a foreign expert in US law. Chambers Latin America and The Legal 500 recognize him as a leader in the labor law area.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author in publications of the World Bank, section of Labor and Employment of the Guide to Doing Business. Also, he has authored research papers for entrepreneurs (Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs), Washington D.C.  He has also authored the Venezuelan Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment, London, UK.

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