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
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.
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).
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.