Roberto Mas > D'Empaire > Caracas, Venezuela > Lawyer Profile


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Venezuela > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Roberto MasD’Empaire

D’Empaire has a highly regarded corporate and M&A practice, which frequently assists international clients with transactions. Recent work saw the team advising both parties, through a Chinese wall arrangement, on Sommers’ acquisition of the Venezuelan subsidiary of Pirelli; Fulvio Italiani assisted the former, and Arnoldo Troconis led the advice to the latter. In another work highlight, Italiani and Carlos Omaña acted as co-counsel for Maurel & Prom, which acquired Shell’s stake in a joint venture with state-owned oil group PDVSA. The group also assisted Zurich with the sale of its local operations to a Venezuelan investor. Other noted team members include Inés Parra, Geraldine D’EmpairePaula Serra and Roberto Mas.

Venezuela > Energy and natural resources

With the backing of its reputed corporate practice, D’Empaire is regularly involved in significant transactions in the oil-and-gas sector. Recent mandates saw Carlos Omaña and Fulvio Italiani lead a team advising Maurel & Prom on its acquisitions of Shell’s stake in joint venture Petroregional del Lago. Other work saw the ‘ever-active‘ Italiani and Roberto Mas assisting Chevron with the restructuring of an oil joint venture in the Orinoco Belt; while Arnoldo Troconis and dispute resolution expert José Humberto Frías were instructed by Repsol in connection with an ICC arbitration involving an EPC contract.

Venezuela > Real estate

D’Empaire covers the full gamut of real estate matters, from the financing, development and construction of a project to the purchase, sale or acquisition of office buildings, industrial facilities, retail stores, hotels and shopping centres. The team also has experience in contentious matters. Inés Parra recently advised Banco Sabadell on obtaining all of the necessary authorisations and certificates regarding the sale of the bank’s offices in Caracas. Roberto Mas and Pedro Perera are other key practitioners in the group.