Mr Fulvio Italiani > D'Empaire > Caracas, Venezuela > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate, Finance


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, Summa cum laude, 1990)

Lawyer Rankings

Venezuela > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Fulvio ItalianiD’Empaire

D’Empaire is well established as a go-to practice for complex transactions such as mergers, sales and acquisitions. Its client portfolio is predominantly made up of international companies, which also approach the firm for advice on general corporate and governance matters, joint ventures and restructurings. Practice head Fulvio Italiani has a stellar reputation in the market, Arnoldo Troconis is well versed in matters in the telecoms and aviation sectors, and Roberto Mas is also a name to note. Paula Serra left for a legal counsel position at Artelia Group in December 2019.

Venezuela > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Fulvio ItalianiD’Empaire

D’Empaire has a strong reputation in the market for its banking and finance practice. It covers, on the one hand, transactions and financings, such as asset-backed loans, syndicated loans and foreign exchange transactions, but also advises on regulatory and compliance issues for local and foreign financial institutions. Fulvio Italiani is noted for his broad expertise in finance, corporate and energy matters; he jointly leads the practice with restructuring and sovereign debt expert Carlos Omaña. The team was enhanced by the arrival of Roland Pettersson from LEC Abogados in June 2019.

Venezuela > Energy and natural resources

D’Empaire has particular strength in the corporate and finance areas, which it draws on to assist various companies from the oil and gas sector. The team also advises on contract negotiations, joint ventures and bidding rounds for oil fields. Practice head Fulvio Italiani is a highly regarded practitioner in the market. Corporate specialists Roberto Mas and Arnoldo Troconis, and Carlos Omaña, who is experienced in handling banking and finance mandates, are also integral members of the team.