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D’Empaire is one of the leading Venezuelan law firms. Since 1972, the firm has strived to offer practical, innovative and timely business-oriented legal solutions in a complex and challenging business environment. Our team culture ensures that all the firm expertise and resources are used to achieve the best results for our clients.

D’Empaire is a full-service firm that represents leading multinationals, including several Fortune 500 companies, as well as major Venezuelan companies. We work for companies engaged in virtually all business sectors of the Venezuelan economy such as banking, finance, telecommunications, oil and gas, EPC contractors, petrochemicals, consumer goods, steel, mining, manufacturing and utilities. D’Empaire frequently works with major international financial institutions and leading law firms in New York, Houston, London, Paris, Beijing, Washington, DC and other international business centres.

D’Empaire is the leading M&A law firm in Venezuela. The firm has participated in most of the significant acquisitions in Venezuela in recent years, including unsolicited and negotiated tender offers for companies publicly listed in Venezuela. D’Empaire has also represented sellers in most of the recent nationalisations by the Venezuelan government. D’Empaire has been consistently considered one of the best corporate, M&A and finance law firms by Chambers Global.

D’Empaire has represented the underwriters in most of the sovereign debt offerings and liability management programmes of Venezuela, has participated in the largest debt restructurings of Venezuelan companies, and advises Venezuelan companies and banks in connection with equity and debt offerings.

D’Empaire is currently a reference for foreign investors in the oil and gas sector in Venezuela. In recent years, we have added important new clients to the practice and we have participated in one of the most important transactions in the sector. We also advised companies on corporate, tax and other matters related to the activities in the Venezuelan oil and gas sector and in negotiations with state-owned companies.  

D’Empaire has long been a leader in Venezuelan tax law, providing a wide range of tax planning for corporate and private clients and counsels on the tax implications of local and cross-border transactions. D’Empaire has represented clients in essentially every industry segment, and we have been involved in most of the relevant tax and customs litigations of recent years, including several transfer-pricing disputes.

D’Empaire continuously assists clients to reduce litigation risk and ensure legal compliance under employment law. D’Empaire is considered one of the leading Venezuelan law firms in collective contract negotiations and conflict management with labour unions. We have extensive experience assisting multinational and Venezuelan companies in their labour disputes.

We also render services in antitrust and competition law, IP, telecommunications and media, litigation, ADR, oil and gas, energy, mining and petrochemical projects, insurance, labour and human resources law, banking and financial services, environmental law and insurance, among others.

Edificio Bancaracas PH
Plaza La Castellana
Caracas 1160
Venezuela
Tel: +58 212 264 6244
Fax: +58 212 264 7543
www.dra.com.ve

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