José Alfredo Sabatino Pizzolante holds a Law Degree from the University of Carabobo (Venezuela). He studied at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, where he obtained an MSc in Port and Shipping Administration, as well as an LL.M. in Maritime Law. Currently he is a Partner with Sabatino Pizzolante Abogados Marítimos & Comerciales, Managing Director of Globalpandi, S.A. (P&I Correspondents) and a Professor at the Universidad Experimental Marítima del Caribe (Caracas). He is also a Legal Advisor to the Venezuelan Shipping Association, Vice-President of the Port and Customs Committee of the Venezuelan Association of Maritime Law, Executive Vice-President of the Venezuelan Association of Port Law, Titular Member of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law.
He has written extensively on the subject of Venezuelan maritime law, attending many international seminars and congresses as a speaker.