Pedro R. Gutiérrez R.

Pedro Rodolfo Gutiérrez Rodriguez, born in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela, August 15, 1965.

Practice Areas: Oil and Gas, Strategic Partnership and Operating Agreements, Easements, Labor.

Education: Graduated from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela (1987). LLM-International Business and Trade Law. Fordham University, NY, U.S.A. (1991).

Language: Spanish and English.

Professional Experience: 2001 - Founding Partner of the law firm Pérez Duin, Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Abogados, SC Caracas, Distrito Capital. 1997-2001. - Senior Counsel Law Firm Mantellini & Associates. Working in different areas of legal support to oil companies. 1987-1996. - Corpoven, Inc. (now PDVSA Oil & Gas, SA), working as a lawyer in the following areas: 1996. Attorney Hamaca Project. Member of the negotiating team for the Strategic Partnership for the operation of extra heavy crude in the Orinoco Oil Belt. 1995-1996. Team Member Advocate Opening at Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (Parent Company. Partnerships for Risk Exploration and Exploitation under the Profit Sharing Scheme. During this period he was Secretary of the Board of Corporación Venezolana del Petróleo, SA (CVP). 1993-1995. Superintendent of Legal and Lands. providing legal support to the District and San Tome leading the Land Department. in this position he coordinated the legal support of the San Tome District, and support in the area of Land Districts Anaco and San Tome. 1991-1992. Lawyer Commercial Legal Department. supporting different business managers of the company, especially the New Refinery Project East. 1991. Participated in Training Program for foreign lawyers in the law firm Haight, Gardner, Poor and Havens, NY, USA. 1988-1990. Lawyer Commercial Legal Department. Lawyer providing support to business managers of the company such as technology, systems, international trade, domestic marketing, etc. 1987-1988. Attorney Corporate Legal Affairs Management. He worked in corporate, litigation and providing support services to managers, human resources, finance, etc.