D’Empaire is a top tier, market-leading, full-service law firm. Chambers and Partners has recognized us as « Venezuelan Law Firm of the Year » for 8 consecutive years (as of 2022) and a total of 11 times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), in addition to have been recipients of the Client Service Award of 2011 and 2014. D’Empaire has been listed as one of the Latin Lawyer Elite Firms, profiling the 40 leading Latin American law firms, for almost a decade; and remains the only Venezuelan firm included in that group. The Firm is widely held as Venezuela’s leading transactional practice, referred to by Latin Lawyer as a “transactional heavyweight,” and “a major force in the Venezuelan legal market, winning what limited cross-border work there still is thanks to its excellent international reputation and partner-heavy team,” with a “standout” banking and finance practice. D’Empaire’s partnership includes the only Venezuelan sitting as member to the invitation-only International Insolvency Institute (III), as well as the sole INSOL Fellow from the country. The firm regularly advise clients in high profile, complex, debt restructuring deals and transactions, including OCWs, bankruptcy, distressed M&A and sovereign debt.
Roland Pettersson Stolk