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D'Empaire

Public Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1VenezuelaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

D'Empaire's market-leading practice boasts experience across a range of public law mandates. Counsels an impressive client portfolio of multinational players. Particularly well placed to deal with regulatory matters in the life sciences arena, as well as advising clients active in oil and gas and TMT on public procurement and the renewal of concession contracts. Also handles administrative proceedings relating to asset confiscation. Inversiones Altano and Facebook are new additions to the client roster.

Strengths

Market insiders are keen to praise the "talented professionals working at D'Empaire."

A peer further appreciates that D'Empaire is "a top team in the sector."

Work highlights

D'Empaire assisted Radio Caracas Radio (RCR) with regulatory advice to operate as an online radio station after the renewal of its broadcasting licence was denied by the Venezuelan government.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department José Humberto Frías is recognised by market sources for his activity in relevant mandates. His expertise encompasses mandates relating to various heavily regulated industries including oil and gas and TMT.

José Valentín González is acknowledged as a lawyer of "a very high degree of professionalism" by an onlooker, who continues: "I have absolute confidence in his work." He boasts significant experience advising on public procurement matters related to joint ventures and concession agreements, as well as regulatory mandates in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Overview

Our public law department assists clients on a wide variety of matters including:

  • Freedom of Speech related to telecommunications.
  • Nationalizations and Expropriations: In the wave of nationalizations and expropriations affecting the major Venezuelan corporations, we are well known for being in charge of most of the major cases. 
  • Pharma Sector: We are the leading firm in this sector. We have more than two decades of experience providing advice in regulatory matters.
  • Automobile manufacturer industry.
  • Criminal matters related to regulatory cases: Since criminalization of economic activities is the current policy of the Venezuelan government, we provide the clients of our Public Law Department with a very sophisticated advice on criminal law. In such regard, we are unique in the Venezuelan market.

Public Law

D'Empaire

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Location

Edificio Bancaracas PH

Plaza La Castellana

Caracas

Distrito Capital

Venezuela

1060

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Venezuela

Public Law


José Humberto Frías
Band 2
José Valentín González
Band 1