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D’Empaire is one of the most prestigious law firms in Venezuela. It has a reputation of being the leading firm in Venezuela for mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and antitrust law. In addition, D’Empaire has a strong practice in tax law, arbitration, litigation, and labor law. It is the preferred firm for complex matters in law and economics.

Chambers and Partners awarded D’Empaire the distinction of Venezuelan Firm of the Year in the first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth edition of the Latin American Awards for Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2011, Chambers Latin America bestowed D’Empaire with the Client Service Award, together with another six distinguished Latin American law firms. D’Empaire was the first Venezuelan firm to receive this award.

LATINLAWYER 250 – Latin America’s leading business law firm considers D’Empaire as a corporate powerhouse. In addition, D’Empaire was categorized by PLC Which Lawyer Venezuela as the leader firm in diverse areas, including, antitrust law, labor law, and tax law. Three of the firm’s partners have been considered “Top Venezuelan Lawyers under 40” by Latin Lawyer.

D’Empaire was founded in 1972 and is comprised of approximately 54 attorneys.




Tax Services

  • International Tax
  • Indirect Taxes
  • Tax Controversy
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Tax Exempt Organizations

Tax Accounting Services

  • Preparation of Tax Returns
  • Tax Compliance
  • Due Diligence

Tax Advisory Services

  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Recovery
  • Personal Tax and Wealth Management
  • Entity Selection
  • Family Office Service


Firm partners


Alberto Benshimol


Mr. Benshimol received his Law Degree summa cum laude from Catholic University Andrés Bello and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in International Taxation from New York University.

Specialized in the areas of international tax, Mr. Benshimol formed part of the team that led the negotiations for the tax treaty between the United States and Venezuela. He is also a tax law professor at the Catholic University Andrés Bello.

Mr. Benshimol is member of the Caracas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.


Humberto Romero-Muci


Mr. Romero-Muci received his Law Degree summa cum laude from the Catholic University Andrés Bello, a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.), and a Diploma in International Taxation from Harvard Law School, and obtained a Doctorate in Law from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is Member of the Legal and Social Sciences Academy and the Venezuelan Association of Tax Finance Law.

He specializes in advising on the tax implications of local and international transactions and tax litigation.

Since 1987, Mr. Romero-Muci has been a tenured Professor in Finance Law at the Catholic University Andrés Bello. He has made important contributions to the interpretation and practical application of the legislation regarding adjustments for inflation in the income tax, business asset tax, tax decentralization, municipal taxes, legal and tax aspects of accounting principles.

He has written more than 12 books on legal subjects and has had 65 single-subject articles published in specialized magazines both in and outside of Venezuela.


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