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BUSINESS IS UNDERSTANDING 

YOURS

WHO WE ARE

We are business lawyers

We are counsel to multinational groups, investment funds, financial institutions, national players and high net-worth individuals in their complex matters where our technical added-value and business-oriented approach makes a difference.

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".

BENCHMARK LITIGATION
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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).

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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.

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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

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We guarantee Partner involvement

No work leaves our Firm without prior Partner review. Our Partners are in the frontlines of all cases, pick-up Client’s phone-calls, respond quickly to e-mails, review every line of briefs, memos and petitions. You will not be sidelined to an Associate.

We are highly technical

We are Law Professors, with Masters and Bachelor Degrees from Brazil’s best institutions. We have written books in the matters we litigate over. We are constantly published in Brazil’s most relevant Law Journals.

Relationships matter

We build relationships with our Clients. We are not merely lawyers. We add-value in wherever is needed, be it in renegotiating terms with suppliers, clients and creditors, be it in accompanying and assisting in Board and Shareholder meetings.

OUR TEAM

FREDERICO BASTOS

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FREDERICO BASTOS

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. Author of several books, papers and articles published in the most respected Law Journals of Brazil.

RENATO VILELA

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RENATO VILELA

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. Author of several books, papers and articles published in the most respected Law Journals of Brazil. Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by the publication Benchmark Litigation – Latin America 2020.

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IVO BARI

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IVO BARI

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). Author of several books, papers and articles published in the most respected Law Journals of Brazil. Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by the publication Benchmark Litigation – Latin America 2020.

DANIEL ZUGMAN

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DANIEL ZUGMAN

Daniel Zugman 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, Bachelor of Laws at UFPR. Professor of Tax Law at FGV Direito SP and Ibmec. Member of the Fiscal Policies Study Group of FGV Direito SP. Author of several books, papers and articles published in the most respected Law Journals of Brazil.

KATHERINE SATO

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KATHERINE SATO

LYGIA DIAS FERREIRA

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LYGIA DIAS FERREIRA

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LAURA CEITLIN

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LAURA CEITLIN

Katherine Sato is an associate in our Tax team, with significant experience in Tax litigation (administrative and judicial) and consulting services. Bachelor of Laws at USP. Professor of Tax Law in preparatory courses for certification exams in capital and debt markets.

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.

Laura Ceitlin is an associate in our litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy team, with significant experience and projects also in corporate law, M&A and capital markets. Bachelor of Laws by FGV Direito SP and Post-Graduation in Financial Management at Insper.

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.

TAX PLANNING

AND TAX

LITIGATION

ESTATE

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.

ESTATE

PLANNING

CAPITAL

MARKETS

Issuance of debt securities, investment fund regulations, OPAs, assistance in administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and

Exchange Commission.

CAPITAL

MARKETS

CONTRACTS

Negotiation and draft

of contracts involving commercial, banking and

real estate operations.

CONTRACTS

CORPORATE LAW

AND GOVERNANCE

Draft of corporate documents, including bylaws, minutes and other corporate reorganization documents, shareholders agreements, participation

in shareholders meetings

and boards of

directors meetings.

CORPORATE LAW

AND GOVERNANCE

CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Advice to local and foreign

clients on sales and acquisitions of companies, joint ventures, spin-offs

and structuring of new businesses, including

funding structures.

CORPORATE

REORGANIZATIONS,

MERGERS AND

ACQUISITIONS

DEBT

RESTRUCTURING

AND BANKRUPTCY

Advice to creditors and

debtors in the restructuring

of debts as well as

bankruptcy litigation.

DEBT

RESTRUCTURING AND BANKRUPTCY

DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS, LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Advice in pre-litigation negotiations, as well as

in commercial and

corporate disputes in

the Judiciary, arbitration

and administrative courts.

DISPUTE

RESOLUTIONS,

LITIGATION

AND ARBITRATION

TRACK RECORD

TAX CONSULTING

Tax consultancy to M&A transaction, design of fiscal structures and implementation of most efficient solutions to a Brazilian energy group, in the sale of its photovoltaic plants in Bahia.

 

Tax consultancy to multinational French group acting with respect to tax aspects related to intragroup transactions, such as loan agreements, cost sharing and management fees agreements.

 

Tax advisory to a Canadian multinational group regarding the tax impacts in Brazil of international corporate reorganization including split and mergers of Brazilian companies, including analysis for maximizing tax efficiency and risk mitigation in Brazil.

NEWS & INSIGHTS

Stay tuned for news, events, articles and books

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Institutions and individuals are accountable for contributing to build a better community. Therefore, we dedicate a relevant part of our time to causes we believe. Our pro bono practice focuses on organizations that support social impact entrepreneurship: financially sustainable businesses that generate beneficial outcomes to community in several fields, such as education, health and environmental preservation.

CONTACT

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