D’Empaire Reyna Abogados is considered the leading independent law firm in Venezuela. We enjoy a reputation as the leading M&A, securities, finance and competition law firm in Venezuela. In addition, D’Empaire has strong tax, oil and gas, arbitration, litigation, labor and environmental practices. We are the law firm of choice for complex matters in all sectors of the economy and fields of law.
Most of our practices are top ranked by Chambers and Legal500. Chambers ranks us as Tier 1 in corporate/M&A, banking and finance, tax, competition & antitrust, public law, life sciences and environmental, Tier 2 in labour and real estate, and Tier 3 in dispute resolution. Legal500 ranks us as Tier 1 in corporate/M&A, banking and finance, labour, tax, dispute resolution, competition & antitrust, environmental and public law, and Tier 2 in energy & natural resources and real estate.
Chambers and Partners awarded D'Empaire with the distinction of “Venezuelan Law Firm of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the first, second and fourth edition of its Latin America Awards for Excellence. In 2011 and 2014, D’Empaire was recognized by Chambers Latin America with the “Client Service Award”, together with six other distinguished Latin American law firms. D’Empaire was the first Venezuelan law firm to receive this award. D’Empaire’s managing partner Fulvio Italiani was honoured with an award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession” at the Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence held in Miami in 2013. In 2014, D’Empaire was awarded “Venezuelan Tax Firm of 2014” by the International Tax Review (ITR). D'Empaire is also considered as a leading law firm in the Latin Layer 250.
D’Empaire was founded in 1972 and comprises more than 45 lawyers, of which 18 are partners.