The College of Law is delighted to welcome back J. Eloy Anzola. Anzola joined our College as a Visiting Researcher from May to December 2010 and will be continuing his research with us again beginning August 15 until mid-February, 2013. He is a Venezuelan trained lawyer (Universidad Católica Andres Bello) who completed his education in the University of Paris (Admissible au Doctorat de l’Université, Droit Civil), Cambridge University (Introduction to English Law) and Yale Law School (LL.M). Anzola worked as an associate in New York (Whitman, Ransom & Coulson) and in Caracas (Travieso, Evans, Ponte & Rosales). He participated in the foundation d’Empaire Reyna Anzola & Bermúdez and later in the foundation of Anzola Raffalli y Rodríguez, both law firms in Caracas, Venezuela.
Anzola is dedicated to national and international arbitration, as an arbitrator. He has been researching the origins and development of arbitration in Spanish America and now wants to focus his research on arbitration during the XIX Century. He has participated as an arbitrator in proceedings under the Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the AAA, the Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje (CEDCA) and the Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Caracas (CACC). In several of those arbitrations he has been sole arbitrator or Chairman of the Arbitral Panel. He is member of the list of arbitrators of the ICDR, CEDCA, CACC and the Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.