José advises major corporations on a broad range of tax matters. He also counsels Venezuelan families and individuals on tax and estate planning matters. Before joining D’Empaire in 2012 (he became partner in 2018), José worked as an associate at Deloitte from 2008 to 2012. He received a J.D. from Universidad Metropolitana in 2007 and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014.
Recent representations include:
- Maurel & Prom in its purchase of a 40 percent equity participation in Petroregional del Lago from Shell
- Pirelli in the sale of its Venezuelan subsidiary
- Liberty Mutual in its sale of Seguros Caracas, Venezuela’s largest insurance company
- American Airlines in several Venezuelan tax matters
José is currently ranked in the “Up and Coming” category of Chambers and Partners (2019) and as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2018 Venezuela Tax Rankings). He is also the Venezuelan representative of the Young IFA Network (YIN) of the International Fiscal Association’s Venezuelan Branch.
He is fluent in Spanish and English.