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Fulvio Italiani

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Specialises in corporate matters. He has extensive experience in major M&A, financing, restructuring, energy and telecommunications transactions. He has participated in most of the significant acquisition and financing transactions taking place in Venezuela in the last years. He has also participated in several arbitrations.


Fulvio Italiani is a partner in D’Empaire Reyna Abogados. Before becoming a partner at D’Empaire, Fulvio Italiani worked as an associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1993 to 1996.


Spanish, English and Italian


Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Metropolitano


He studied law at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas (JD, Suma cum laude, 1990)


Banking and finance

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Fulvio Italiani - D'Empaire

Within: Banking and finance

D'Empaire has an established financing practice and is well versed in advising creditors and funds in anticipation of a potential default by the Venezuelan Republic or Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), as well as restructuring. Fulvio Italiani assisted Banco Exterior with several syndicated loans. Other matters saw the team provide Banco Sabadell and Banco BPI with legal assistance regarding the closing of their branch offices in Venezuela. The firm’s client portfolio also includes BNP Paribas and Visa International Service Association. Highly professional Carlos Omaña is well regarded; newly made-up partner Paula Serra provides additional capability and support.

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Corporate and M&A

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Fulvio Italiani - D'Empaire

Within: Corporate and M&A

Full-service law firm D'Empaire has a particular strong corporate and M&A practice and is ‘always on top of matters’; recent mandates include assisting several multinational companies with M&A transactions taking place in Venezuela, as well as global transactions involving a Venezuelan subsidiary. The ‘excellent team’ acted for global insurer Liberty Mutual on the proposed sale of its Venezuelan branch, Seguros Caracas de Liberty Mutual, to a Venezuelan investor. ‘Brilliant adviserFulvio Italiani and the highly regarded Arnoldo Troconis both have extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and transactional work. New non-equity partner Paula Serra is another key contact.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

D'Empaire’s ‘very good’ energy and natural resources department is well positioned in the market with the experienced Fulvio Italiani and Roberto Mas in its team. Among its work of the past year, the firm provided legal advice to Chevron regarding the company’s investments in two major oil joint ventures in the Orinoco Belt; it assisted the company with contractual issues, foreign currency controls and investment protection. Recent matters saw the team advise deep-water drilling contractor Seadrill on its relations with a mixed stock company, as well as regarding the closure of one of its Venezuelan branches. Other clients include Weatherford and Rosneft.

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