Alejandro M. Canónico Sarabia Career

Throughout his professional career, he has been dedicated to the study, consultancy and practice of administrative law, especially in areas related to public procurement, energy, public goods and services. He has advised public sector bodies and entities, as well as individuals and legal entities related to the different Public Administrations.

He founded the law firm Canónico & Josic, dedicated mainly to areas related to public law, and to the practice of Administrative Litigation jurisdiction.

He has been legal advisor to different chambers or business associations: Chamber of Tourism of Nueva Esparta State, Chamber of Commerce, Free Port and Production of Nueva Esparta, Chamber of Construction, Chamber of Hotels, and Fedecámaras NE.

He has held different positions in the Public Administration, among them: Municipal Attorney, Real Estate Registrar, Legal Consultant and Attorney General of Nueva Esparta State. He has also been an accidental judge, serving as Municipal Judge, Judge of First Instance in Civil and Mercantile Matters and Superior Judge in Civil Matters in Nueva Esparta State.

He holds a PhD in Law from the University of La Coruña. He teaches in different Universities, mainly on subjects related to Public Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Procedural Law. In addition, he has devoted himself to scientific research in the areas of Administrative Law, with an extensive and outstanding bibliographic production.

He has also given lectures, presentations, classes and communications in different forums, seminars, congresses and conferences, both in person and online, held in Argentina, Ecuador, Spain, Peru and Venezuela.

He has received numerous awards and distinctions for his professional and academic performance.

Academic background

  • PhD in Law. University of La Coruña. Ibero-American Administrative Law Programme. Honourable mention: Cum laude. Doctoral thesis: Approach to strategic public procurement: with special reference to SMEs.
  • Magister Scientiarum in Regional History. University of Margarita.
  • Lawyer. Andrés Bello Catholic University. Caracas-Venezuela.a

Complementary training

a) University Postgraduate

  • Postgraduate Course in Law. Speciality Administrative Law. University of Salamanca.
  • Specialist in Administrative Law. Central University of Venezuela.
  • Specialist in Procedural Law. University of Margarita.

Teaching experience

  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the International University of La Rioja (UNIR).
  • Lecturer in the Law Degree of the University of Margarita. Lectures: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Administrative Litigation Law, Constitutional Procedural Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Postgraduate Professor in Administrative Law, Procedural Law, Public Management and International Public Law, at the University of Margarita, Andrés Bello Catholic University, Catholic University of Guayana, Catholic University of Táchira and Latin American and Caribbean University.
  • Visiting Professor at the Faculties of Social Sciences of Cuenca and Toledo of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

Trade and academic associations

  • Associate Member of the Ibero-American Forum of Administrative Law (FIDA).
  • National Coordinator of the Ibero-American Public Procurement Network (redicop).
  • Member of the International Institute of Administrative Law (IIDA).
  • Member of the Venezuelan Association of Administrative Law (AVEDA).
  • Member of the Ibero-American Cooperation Group on Transparency and Access to Information (CITYAI).
  • Collaborating member of the Observatorio de Contratación Pública-España (ObCP).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the V International Congress on Public Procurement, organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Cuenca of the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the Public Procurement Observatory (2016).
  • Honorary Member of the Centro de Altos Estudios Jurídicos de Arequipa-República de Perú (CAE JURIS AQP).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Scientific Journal of the University of Margarita. “Unimar Científica”.

Books and publications

a) Books

  • La contratación pública estratégica y el acceso de las pymes. Ediciones Olejnik, Santiago de Chile, 2022. pp. 340. ISBN: 978-956-407-192-3.
  • Public Procurement in Venezuela. An overview. AA.VV. Centro de Estudios de Regulación Económica de la Universidad Monteavila-Venezuela (CERECO). FUNEDA, Caracas 2015. ISBN: 978-980-410-040-6.
  • Normas de Control Público en Venezuela. Ediciones Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico. Margarita Island, 2012.

b) Coordinated books

  • Visión Actual de los Procedimientos Administrativos. III Congress of Administrative Law-Margarita 2011. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana-Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico. Caracas 2011. ISBN: 978-980-365-154-1.
  • Control and Responsibility in Public Administration. IV Congress of Administrative Law-Margarita 2012. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana-Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico. Caracas 2012. ISBN: 978-980-365-170-1.
  • Actualidad del Contencioso Administrativo y Otros Mecanismos de Control del Poder Público. V Congreso de Derecho Administrativo-Margarita 2013. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana and Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico (CAJO). Caracas 2013. ISBN: 978-980-365-193-0.
  • Relevant Issues on Contracts, Services and Public Goods. VI Congress of Administrative Law-Margarita 2014. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana and Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico, Caracas, 2014. ISBN: 978-980-365-246-3.

c) Book chapters

    • La Non Reformatio Impeius en los Recursos Administrativos. In Visión Actual de los Procedimientos Administrativos. III Congress of Administrative Law-Margarita 2011. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana-Centro de Adiestramiento Jurídico. Caracas 2011. ISBN: 978-980-365-154-1.
    • La Conciliación de la Confianza Legítima y El Principio de Legalidad en el Derecho Administrativo Venezolano. In 100 Años de la Enseñanza del Derecho Administrativo en Venezuela 1909-2009. Ediciones Funeda and UCV. Caracas 2011. ISBN: 978-980-6913-74-5.
    • El Control Jurisdiccional Sobre la Actividad e Inactividad Administrativa de la Administración del Trabajo y la Vigencia de la Ley Orgánica de la Jurisdicción Contencioso Administrativa. In the book “La Actividad e Inactividad Administrativa y La Jurisdicción Contencioso Administrativa”. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana. Colección Estudios Jurídicos No. 96. Caracas 2012. ISBN: 978-980-365-166-4.
    • The Defence of the Environment in Economic Globalisation. In the book: La Reforma de las Administraciones Públicas. Jaime Rodríguez Arana-Muñoz and Marta García Pérez (editors). Collection: Libros de Actas y Congresos. Global Public Law Research Group. University of La Coruña. Published by Bubok Publising S.L., 2015, pp. 519-538, (1). ISBN: 9788468661490.
    • Reflections on administrative due process and the power to terminate concession contracts. In the book Constitución, Derecho Administrativo y Proceso: Vigencia, Reforma e Innovación, FUNEDA, Caracas 2014, pp. 469-495 (14), pp. 628. ISBN: 978-980-410-035-2.
    • La Revisión de Precios Como Garantía del Principio del Equilibrio Económico del Contrato. In the book of Proceedings 2015 of the VIII Jornadas de Derecho Administrativo Iberoamericano, University of La Coruña-Spain.
    • La nueva regulación y tratamiento jurisprudencial sobre la tutela cautelar en el contencioso administrativo venezolano. In Contenciosos Administrativos en Iberoamérica. Volume II, Coord. Jaime Rodríguez Arana, William Vázquez Irizarry and María Del Carmen Rodríguez Martín-Retortillo, San Juan, University of Puerto Rico, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-61887-722-2. P15.
    • El fraccionamiento prohibido en la contratación pública venezolana. In Derecho Administrativo: hacía un estado más confiable. Libro de ponencias del VII Congreso Nacional de Derecho Administrativo. Peruvian Association of Administrative Law. Thomson Reuters. Lima, 2016, pp. 625-647.
    • Social responsibility and public procurement in Venezuela. In the book: Función Social de la Administración. Volume II, Editors Jaime Rodríguez Arana, Carlos Delpiazzo and others. Foro Iberoamericano de Derecho Administrativo. Universidad del Rosario. Grupo editorial Ibáñez, Bogotá 2016. ISBN: 978-958-749-676-5.
    • State structure and administrative organisation in Venezuela. In La Organización Interna de los Estados. Collection of Comparative Administrative Law, V.II, International Institute of Administrative Law. Coord. Luciano Parejo Alfonso. Editorial Temis, Bogotá 2019. ISBN: 978-958-35-1203-2.
    • Los medios electrónicos en la contratación pública venezolana, (2019), in the book: Transformación digital, modernización e innovación en la administración pública. On the occasion of FUNEDA’s 25th anniversary.
    • José Rafael Belandría García (coordinator). CIDEP. Colección Colectivos N° 2, Caracas, pp. 409, pp. 123-156 (4). ISBN 978-980-7834-04-9.
    • La sentencia y su ejecución en el contencioso administrativo, In Estudios De Derecho Administrativo. Libro Homenaje A La Especialización En Derecho Administrativo De La Universidad Católica Del Táchira, (Coord. Maurico Rafael Pernía Reyes) Centro para la Integración y el Derecho Público (CIDEP) y la Universidad Católica del Táchira. Caracas 2020. ISBN: 978-980-7834-10-0.
    • El control jurídico de la ética pública y la moral administrativa en Venezuela, in La Buena Administración y la Ética Pública en el Derecho Administrativo, Libro conmemorativo del XXV aniversario del acceso a la cátedra del profesor Jaime Rodríguez-Arana Muñoz, Tomo II Ética Pública, (Coords. Almudena Fernández Carballal, Federico Morandini, Marco Aurelio González Maldonado), Grupo Editorial Ibáñez. Bogotá 2020. ISBN: 978-958-791-088-9.
    • La organización federal y la descentralización como política nacional para garantizar la democracia. In Principios Fundamentales del Derecho Público. Desafíos Actuales. Book commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the 1999 Constitution. Coordinators A.R. Brewer-Carías and J. Araujo-Juárez. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana. Caracas, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-63625-534-7. 2nd edition, expanded, 2021.
    • Transparency in public procurement in Spain and its limits. Retos del Derecho Público en la Tercera Década del Siglo XXI. Tribute book to Prf. José Luis Villegas Moreno. Coords. José Araujo Juárez and Víctor Hernández Mendible. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana and CERECO. Caracas 2021. ISBN: 978-1638215615.
    • Dispersión normativa en el marco jurídico de la contratación pública. In the book La contratación pública en Iberoamérica. Daniel Rosas (Coordinator) Colección colectivos N° 5, CIDEP and AVEDA. Caracas 2022. ISBN: 978-980-7834-26-1.

d) Articles and journals

  • El Debido Procedimiento Administrativo. In Revista de Derecho No. 20, published by the Supreme Court of Justice. Caracas 2006. ISSN: 1856-0008.
  • La Regulación Administrativa Inquilinaria y el Contencioso Administrativo. In Revista de Derecho No. 28, published by the Supreme Court of Justice. Caracas 2008. ISSN: 1856-0008.
  • La Competencia para el Control Judicial de los Actos Administrativos de las Autoridades del Trabajo Luego de la vigencia de la Ley Orgánica de la Jurisdicción Contencioso Administrativa. In Anuario de Derecho Público IV 2011, Centro de Estudios de Derecho Público de la Universidad Monteavila. Caracas 2013.
  • De los Servicios Autónomos Sin Personalidad Jurídica a los Servicios Desconcentrados en el Decreto de Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública. Electronic Journal of Venezuelan Administrative Law. Number 1. September-December 2013. Publication of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Público de la Universidad Monteavila. Caracas 2013.
  • El compromiso de responsabilidad social en el nuevo decreto ley de contrataciones públicas. In Revista de Derecho Público No. 140. October-December 2014. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana. Caracas 2015. ISSN: 1317-2719.
  • El Derecho de los Ciudadanos a Relacionarse Electronicamente con las Administraciones Públicas. In Revista Galega de Administración Pública. REGAP No. 48. July-December 2014. Edited by the Escola Galega de Administración Pública EGAP. Págs 239-266. ISSN: 1132-8371.
  • Analysis of the regime of guarantees in public procurement procedures in Venezuela. II Monograph on Comparative Public Procurement Law. Published in the journal Aletheia. Cuadernos Críticos del Derecho. Coord. Jaime Pintos Santiago, Spain, 1-2016, pp. 89-112. ISSN: E 1887.0929.
  • Aproximación al estudio del control no jurisdiccional en la contratación pública venezolana. In Revista Venezolana de legislación y jurisprudencia No. 7, Volume II, Special edition in homage to José Peña Solís, Caracas, 2016. ISSN: 23435925.
  • The sanctioning system in public procurement in Venezuela. In Revista de Direito Administrativo e Infraestructura (RDAI). Year 1, Vol. N° 2/2017. P. 253-307, Jul-Sep/2017. DTR/2017/4993. Coordinators Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo and Ricardo Marcondes Martins. Revista Dos Tribunais. Thomson Reuters. ISSN: 2526-8120.
  • El contencioso administrativo de los servicios públicos en Venezuela. Anuario Iberoamericano de Justicia Administrativa, Number 1, Year 2018, director Mirta Gladis Sotelo de Andreau, Ius Publicum Innovation and FIDA. IJ Editores (9).
  • El Reparo Como Forma de Determinación de La Responsabilidad Civil del funcionario. Electronic Journal of Venezuelan Administrative Law. Number 16. September-December 2018. Publication of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Público de la Universidad Monteavila. Caracas 2019. pp. 87-140. ISSN: 2542-3169.
  • Regulatory framework for municipal public procurement in Venezuela. Anuario Iberoamericano de Derecho Administrativo Local, Number 2, Year 2019, director Armando Rodríguez García, Ius Publicum Innovatio and FIDA. IJ Editores, (1). ISBN: 9789874995254.
  • Strategic public procurement in Spain. In Revista de Direito Administrativo e Infraestructura (RDAI). Year 4, Vol. N° 15/2020, Oct-Dec/2020. DTR/2017/4993. Coordinators Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo and Ricardo Marcondes Martins. Revista Dos Tribunais. Thomson Reuters, ISSN: 2526-8120.
  • Study on strategic and commercial alliances in Venezuelan public procurement. In Revista del Gabinete Jurídico de Castilla La Mancha, Gabilex. Junta de Comunidades de Castilla la Mancha. Spain, No. 24-Fourth Quarter 2020, pp. 285-343. ISSN 2386-8104.
  • Public procurement and MSMEs: a strategic management approach. Judicial Gazette, Year 25, No. 399, June 2021. Special Edition: Towards public procurement 2.0. Coord. Babaji Cruz Peñaló. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic. ISSN: 2076-619X.
  • The participation of new ventures in public procurement. Revista “Rechtsstaat: Estado de Derecho”, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Políticas de la Universidad de los Andes, Nº 7, January-June 2022. ISSN: 2739-0330.

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Adela Merino León

Associated

After working for other firms where she acquired a solid legal background, Adela joined Administrativando Abogados, participating in the defence of all types of administrative law proceedings.

Among other matters, she intervenes in procedures related to water law, civil servants, asset liability, administrative sanctions, public procurement, planning law and all kinds of administrative litigation appeals.

In addition to advising national and international companies, she participates in the defence of countless Public Administrations and Public Authorities.

She has also been in charge of the design and preparation of different teaching sessions on Administrative Law at the Administrativando Business School.

Nuria Carrasco Sánchez

Financial Director and Institutional Relations

After studying Business Administration and Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies ETEA (currently Loyola), during more than twenty years of professional practice, she has been in charge of financial and accounting management in national and international companies dedicated to different sectors of activity.

At the same time, in many of these companies, she has been responsible for carrying out institutional representation functions.

María José Amo Gago

Director

After obtaining an extraordinary prize at the University of Cordoba and preparing for the competitive examinations for the judicial and prosecutorial career, she joined Aguayo Abogados, a firm specialising in Administrative Law (now part of Ejaso ETL Global). Subsequently, she joined Garrigues.

As a result of her extensive professional experience of more than ten years, she participates in the guidance and defence of those administrative and administrative litigation procedures of special technical difficulty, both nationally and internationally. She is also a specialist in dealing with administrative litigation appeals, for protection before the Constitutional Court and before supranational bodies such as the European Court of Human Rights.

She has also intervened in administrative litigation proceedings of major social relevance such as the Alvia Case or the challenge to the tender for the centralised purchase of Personal Protective Equipment by the Community of Madrid, among many others.

She holds the position of institutional relations coordinator at Administrativando Business School.

Natalia Montero Pavón

Asociada

Tras preparar las oposiciones a la carrera judicial y fiscal, se incorporó al Departamento de Derecho Administrativo de la conocida firma Sanguino Abogados.

Defiende procedimientos de suma relevancia en la totalidad de áreas que configuran el Derecho Administrativo. Entre otras materias, es especialista en aguas, minas, medio ambiente, función pública, responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa, contratación pública, urbanismo y procedimientos sancionadores.

Igualmente, interviene de forma regular ante la jurisdicción de lo Contencioso – Administrativo en todas sus instancias.

Asimismo, compagina su labor como docente impartiendo puntualmente máster class sobre derecho público en la Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

También ha asumido la dirección y orientación de diferentes cursos de experto en Derecho Administrativo, principalmente en las materias de responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa y contencioso – administrativo.

Ostenta el cargo de coordinadora académica en Administrativando Business School.

Antonio Pérez Valderrama

Director

He is a lecturer in Administrative Law and Public Procurement at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía in Madrid.

Previously, he has been a member of international law firms, such as Martínez Echevarría & Rivera Abogados, with management positions in the Administrative Law Department.

He has recently co-authored the “Manual sobre el Contrato Menor”, published by Editorial Aranzadi.

He is also a lecturer in the Administrative Law Section of Economist & Jurist and Administrativando Abogados. Among other events, it is worth highlighting the training on the possible nullity of administrative sanctions imposed during states of alarm as a result of Covid-19.

He has defended all types of Administrative and Administrative Litigation Law proceedings before any court.

He holds the position of executive director at Administrativando Business School.

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