— Legal 500
“Extremely effective legal solutions”
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Benchmark Litigation is one of the main guides of law firms specialized in litigation. Our partners Ivo Bari and Renato Vilela were ranked as "Litigation Stars" in the areas of "Commercial Litigation" and "Bankruptcy Litigation", and our associate Lygia Dias Ferreira was ranked as "Future Star".
World Tax, of the International Tax Review (ITR), is one of the major tax rankings of the world, listing the main law firms active in the field. Our firm was recommended as one of the main law firms in Brazil in Tax Controversy (tax litigation).
IFLR1000 is one of the major rankings of transactional law firms in the world. Our firm was recommended as one of the most important law firms in Brazil for M&A advisory services.
Legal 500 is one of the major rankings of law firms in the world. Our firm was recommended as one of the best law firms in Brazil for Wealth and Succession Planning
Análise Advocacia is the most significant Brazilian ranking of law firms and attorneys. Our firm was listed amongst the most admired in the categories "Specialized" and "Sugar and Alcohol”.
WHO WE ARE
We specialize in few areas, to be the best in what we do.
Corporate and pro-deal services in the benefit of the interests of our clients.
Solid academic curriculum and high technical standards.
Partners in the frontlines and unrestrictedly available.
"The 'highly intelligent' team at Bastos Bari Vilela Zugman Advogados is highlighted for providing 'extremely effective' legal solutions."
"BVZ provides a one-stop-shop service for all legal demands. Even if they do not have certain legal expertise, they coordinate the work with other partners. This provides a feeling of ultra-personalized service and builds trust with the client."
"They are highly intelligent and truly understand the business. This is tremendously valuable because their legal solutions are extremely effective."
Frederico Bastos is a partner in our Tax team, with significant experience in Tax litigation (administrative and judicial) and consulting services. Master of Laws summa cum laude at FGV Direito SP. Professor of Tax Law at FGV Direito SP, Insper and Ibmec. Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Fiscal Policies Study Group of FGV Direito SP.
Ivo Bari is a partner in our Commercial Litigation team, with significant experience in Corporate, Securities, Contracts and Bankruptcy Litigation (both in court and in arbitration). Master of Laws at USP, Bachelor of Laws at FGV Direito SP. Professor of Corporate Law at Ibmec. Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) and of the São Paulo Attorneys Association (AASP). Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by the publication Benchmark Litigation – Latin America 2020.
Renato Vilela is a partner in our Corporate and M&A team, with significant experience in corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and corporate governance consulting. Doctorate candidate at USP, Master of Laws at FGV Direito SP, Bachelor of Laws at Mackenzie. Professor of Corporate Law at FGV Direito SP, Insper and Ibmec. Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by the publication Benchmark Litigation – Latin America 2020.
LYGIA DIAS FERREIRA
Lygia Dias Ferreira is an associate in our litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy team, with significant experience in corporate and contractual litigations, as well as in judicial reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Bachelor of Laws at UFMG and Post-Graduation in Commercial Law at FGV Direito SP. Recognized as a “Future Star” by the publication Benchmark Litigation – Latin America 2020.
WHAT WE DO
TAX PLANNING AND TAX LITIGATION
Tax planning involving direct and indirect taxes. Draft of legal opinions on tax matters. Assistance in tax inspections, private requests for tax rulings and tax administrative and judicial litigation.
ESTATE AND WEALTH PLANNING
Estate planning aiming at preserving the affective and material wealth of families, seeking tax efficiency and protection against third parties by means of legal tools both in the family law and corporate law fields.
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
Advice in pre-litigation negotiations, as well as in commercial and corporate disputes in the Judiciary, arbitration and administrative courts.
M&A AND CAPITAL MARKETS
Advising clients in transactions involving the purchase and sale of equity interests, and structuring investments, via equity and/or debt, in private transactions or public issuances.