D'Empaire

Founded in 1972, D’Empaire is one of the top-tier Venezuelan law firms. We enjoy a reputation as the leading M&A, securities, finance, tax and competition law firm in Venezuela. D’Empaire also has strong energy, arbitration, litigation, labor and environmental practices.

We are recognized for tireless dedication to our clients. We are committed to providing exceptional legal service in Venezuela’s complex business environment. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging Venezuelan transactions, matters or disputes.

Our reputation is confirmed by the awards we have received for our legal work and our rankings in the legal directories.

D’Empaire received the Chambers Venezuela Law Firm of the Year award of 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the Chambers Clients Service Award of 2011 and 2014. D’Empaire is listed as one of the Latin Lawyer Elite Firms, profiling the 40 leading Latin American law firms.

We are consistently ranked in the top tier by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance (Band 1), Competition & Antitrust (Band 1), Corporate/M&A (Band 1), Dispute Resolution (Band 1 Legal 500, Band 2 Chambers), Energy & Natural Resources (Band 2 Legal 500, Band 3 Chambers), Environment (Band 1), Labor & Employment (Band 1), Life Sciences (Band 1 Chambers), Public Law (Band 1), Real Estate (Band 2 Legal 500, Band 3 Chambers), and Tax (Band 1).

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Awards & Accolades

Four World Law Group member firms were recognized at the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022, held at the Emanuel Luxury Venue in Miami on Friday, October 28.

WLG Collaborations

Three WLG member firms collaborated on the acquisition by the Werthein Group from AT&T of the Vrio Corp. business unit (DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil, and DIRECTV GO).

Member Voices

José Frías, a partner at D'Empaire, shares the details of his practice, his experience as a first-time attendee at WLG | summit Lisbon '22, and D'Empaire's recent collaboration with two other member firms that won Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award for the "M&A: Public" category.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Venezuela

Caracas
All Firm Contacts Committees
First Fifteen (Young Lawyers)
First Fifteen (Young Lawyers)
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Legal Talent Professionals Forum
Legal Talent Professionals Forum
Business Development Committee
Business Development Committee
Practice Groups
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Tax & Private Wealth
Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution
Venture Capital
Venture Capital
Antitrust & Competition
Antitrust & Competition
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Privacy & Data Protection
Privacy & Data Protection
Jose Valentin Gonzalez jgonzalez@dra.com.ve
International Trade
International Trade
Real Estate & Construction
Real Estate & Construction
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