D’Empaire Reyna Abogados is one of the top-tier Venezuelan law firms and the leading independent law firm in Venezuela. We are the law firm of choice for complex matters in all sectors of the economy and fields of law. D’Empaire was founded in 1972 and comprises approximately 55 lawyers.
D’Empaire is considered by LatinLawyer 250, which features Latin America’s leading business law firms, to be a corporate powerhouse.
Chambers and Partners awarded D’Empaire the distinction of ‘Venezuelan Law Firm’ in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the first, second and fourth edition of its Latin America Awards for Excellence. In 2011, D’Empaire was recognised with the ‘Client Service Award’ by Chambers Latin America, together with six distinguished Latin American law firms. D’Empaire was the first Venezuelan law firm to receive this award.
Our clients include multinationals, major Venezuelan companies and international investment banks. We work for companies engaged in virtually all business sectors of the Venezuelan economy.
Our criminal law and investigations department focuses on providing legal advice to corporations to avoid the perpetration of crimes by their directors and employees relating its economic activities in Venezuela. Since many of our clients are victims of fraud, we coordinate internal investigations and file criminal reports and claims with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and criminal courts to prosecute the perpetrator of those crimes. We also work with our clients on matters related to compliance programmes together with American and British lawyers who are specialists in the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act 2010. Advising our clients facing investigations by the Venezuelan government is also a very important part of our work.