Since 1972 D’Empaire Reyna, one of the country’s leading law firms, has been rendering legal services in Venezuela by offering practical and innovative solutions within a complex and challenging business environment.
D’Empaire Reyna’s 47 attorneys, including its 18 partners, have completed graduate studies in diverse fields of law and some of them are part-time law professors at leading Venezuelan universities. All are admitted to practice in Venezuela, and several are also admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Chambers and Partners awarded D’Empaire with the distinction of Venezuelan Law Firm of 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the first, second and fourth edition of its Latin America Awards for Excellence. In 2011 and 2014, D’Empaire was recognized by Chambers Latin America with the “Client Service Award”, together with other distinguished Latin American law firms.
D’Empaire continuously assists clients to reduce litigation risk and ensure legal compliance under employment law. Our labour litigation expertise includes assisting large corporations in managing hundreds of cases nationwide.
D’Empaire is considered one of the leading Venezuelan law firms in collective contract negotiations and conflict management with labor unions. We have extensive experience assisting multinational and Venezuelan companies in their labor disputes.
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Alejandro Disilvestro is a partner at D'Empaire Reyna Abogados in Venezuela and specialises in labour and human resources. He has negotiated several collective labour agreements and conflicts and other labor ADR proceedings. He also has extensive experience handling labor litigation.
Alejandro studied law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas (JD, 1984 and LLM in Civil Procedure, 1989).
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Victorino Márquez is a partner at D'Empaire Reyna Abogados and specialises in all areas of labour and employment law. He also worked as Chief Legal Counsel of the Intergovernmental Fund for Regional Development and as Regional Director of the Internal Affairs Ministry.
Victorino studied law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas (J.D. 1991) and received an LLM from Harvard Law School, Cambridge (1994).