Roman José Duque-Corredor became partner of Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1992. Before joining the Firm, he was Justice of the Political-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (1989-1992), Magistrate of the First Court of Contentious-Administrative Matters (1982-1986), Legal Counsel of the Presidency of the Republic (1979-1982), Legal Manager of Maraven (branch of Petróleos de Venezuela, 1974-1979), Legal Counsel of the National Agrarian Institute (1972-1974). Roman was the President of the Caracas Bar Association from 1982 to 1984, and President of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences from 2010 to 2012. Currently, he is the President of the Venezuelan Association of Arbitration (2013-2015) and of the “Alberto Adriani” Foundation (2011-2014) attached to the National Academy of Economic Sciences.
In the last five years, Roman José has participated as lecturer in multiple conferences on constitutional law, public law, procedural law and binding jurisprudence in various universities in Caracas. More recently, he participated in the International Congress of Procedural and Constitutional Law held in Caracas in 2013.
He has also spoken in numerous arbitration workshops organized by the CEDCA (Corporate Center of Conciliation and Arbitration) in Caracas, Maracaibo and Margarita since 2011.
Roman José has authored over 30 works on public law and 10 books on procedural law, constitutional law and agrarian law in Venezuela.
A Doctor of Law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Duque has been recognized by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 in the areas of practice of Arbitration, Public Law and Dispute Resolution.