Pedro Perera > D'Empaire > Caracas, Venezuela > Lawyer Profile

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Pedro specializes in civil, commercial, IP and constitutional litigation. Pedro joined D’Empaire in 1983 and became partner in 1990.

His representations include:

  • Centro de Diagnostico Docente Las Mercedes in an arbitration proceeding under the rules of the Center of Arbitration of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce (CEDCA).
  • Alimentos Arcos Dorados (McDonald’s) in a rei vindicato proceeding initiated by a third party, and in a dispute concerning the termination of a franchise agreement.
  • Seguros La Seguridad in several insurance recovery proceedings.
  • Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) in the winding up of Sudamtex y Venepal.
  • Beal Bank and Inarco International (subsidiary of Citibank) in the winding up of Sudamtex.
  • Alcatel de Venezuela (formerly Lucent Technologies) in a dispute arising from a gas pipe explosion.
  • Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) in several legal proceedings against the minority shareholders of Corporacion Digitel.
  • The AES Corporation in several legal proceedings related to its takeover of La Electricidad de Caracas and Corporacion EDC.
  • Ace American Insurance Company in a legal dispute.
  • Cerveceria Polar in a commercial dispute.
  • MD Helicopters INC in a legal dispute.
  • Instituto Pediatrico La Florida in an annulment of a shareholders meeting proceeding.
  • Inmobiliaria Memojual in a possessory action proceeding.
  • Alimentos Polar in a termination of a distribution contract and damages proceeding.
  • Makro Comercializadora in a foreclosure proceeding.
  • Republic International Bank N.V. (formerly Banco Caracas N.V.) in a foreclosure proceeding.
  • Laboratorios Sparchim in an extrajudicial debt recovery.
  • Envacar del Caribe y Rones y Licores in an arbitration proceeding under the rules of the Center of Arbitration of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce (CACC).
  • Kias Muebles in a real estate lease dispute proceeding.
  • MMC Automotriz in two ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
  • CNPC Services de Venezuela in a legal dispute arising from a car accident.
  • Carbones Del Guasare in a legal dispute concerning the recovery of damages.
  • Müller Martini Mexico Sucursal Venezuela in an extrajudicial debt recovery.
  • Valores Educativos Television (Vale TV) in a legal dispute concerning the enforcement of a contract.
  • United Airlines INC Branch in a real estate lease dispute.
  • Caprosica, Cabiperca and Perfrica in a real estate lease dispute.

Pedro is currently ranked as “Band 3” by Chambers & Partners (2019 Venezuela Dispute Resolution Rankings) and as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2018 Venezuela Dispute Resolution Rankings).




Bar Association of the Capital District, Caracas, Venezuela.


He studied law at Universidad Central de Venezuela (J.D., 1983) and received a master’s degree in procedural law from the same university in 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

Venezuela > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Pedro PereraD’Empaire

D’Empaire is focused on investor-state arbitration and is currently involved in significant ICSID and UNCITRAL proceedings, including in relation to nationalisation and measures carried out by the Venezuelan government. The firm also handles both domestic and international commercial arbitration and civil and commercial litigation. José Humberto Frías, who is well versed in commercial and investor-state arbitration, and Pedro Perera, a specialist in civil, commercial, IP and constitutional litigation. Dubraska Galarraga is also a key partner, while Giancarlo Carrazza and Daniel Bustos are the names to note at associate level.

Venezuela > Intellectual property

D’Empaire advises on a range of IP and technology matters, including patent, copyright and trademark-related litigation, alongside the IP aspects of corporate transactions. Furthermore, the firm also advises on IP issues stemming from licensing, collaboration and outsourcing agreements. Pedro Perera and José González are the key contacts in the firm.