DEPARTMENT PROFILE

D'Empaire

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 2VenezuelaLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded dispute resolution practice advising a domestic and international clientele from sectors such as banking and finance, food and beverages, and TMT. Deep bench of noteworthy practitioners provides strong experience in ICSID and UNCITRAL investor-state arbitration proceedings, related to issues such as expropriation. Also adept at handling litigation mandates concerning tort law and licensing issues, along with bankruptcy proceedings.

Strengths

"They are among the best firms in the region," a client attests, highlighting the team's "quality analysis and timely responses" as major strengths, as well as their ability to work well with foreign counsel.

Work highlights

Advised Visa on a tort claim valued at USD4 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department José Humberto Frías is hailed as "a good strategist" and "intelligent and humble" by one client, while a peer comments that they "really respect him." He is especially experienced acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning expropriation.

José Valentín González continues to be well recognised for his expertise in white-collar crime proceedings. A source comments: "I have a lot of appreciation for him. He is a very competent and capable lawyer who inspires a lot of confidence."

Pedro Perera co-heads the department and is highlighted as "a good litigator" by a market commentator. Another source points to his arbitration experience and appreciates that "he has the strength of mind to keep going no matter what happens."

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Venezuela

Dispute Resolution


José Humberto Frías
Band 3
Pedro A Perera
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime


José Valentín González
Band 1