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Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

AV BRIG FARIA LIMA 3064, 14TH FLOOR, 01451-000 SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 4501 5000
Fax:
Fax +55 11 4501 5025
Email:
Web:
www.pinheiroguimaraes.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is held in high regard by clients and peers alike, typically handling large cross-border financings as well as regulatory and compliance matters. In 2017 it acted for a syndicate of banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Société Générale and Rabobank in the renegotiation of R$2.7bn debt held by energy group Usaçúcar. Also on the lender side, the team assisted Citibank and Export Development Canada in relation to a $100m loan granted to a group of energy distributors. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães head the 15-partner group, which includes Ivie Moura Alves, Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Fabio Couto.

Leading lawyers

Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a strong and well-established name in the market. Combining its expertise in banking and litigation, it has broad experience in bankruptcy-related work, where it is engaged by leading financial institutions. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Sérgio Ramos Yoshino are instructed in relation to the restructuring of Estre Ambiental’s R$1.9bn debt, acting for creditors Banco BTG Pactual, Banco Santander and Itaú Unibanco. In a cross-border matter involving Luxemburg and the US, a team led by Eduardo Augusto Mattar, Marcelo Lamy Rego and Renata Machado Veloso is representing certain entities controlled by Brookfield Renewable in the judicial reorganisation of Tonon Bioenergia and affiliated companies. Ivie Moura Alves and Fábio Yanitchkis Couto are other key names in the São Paulo office, and are recommended alongside the highly regarded Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto in Rio de Janeiro.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a longstanding reputation in the Brazilian capital markets area, acting for clients such as Citibank, Itaú BBA, Credit Suisse, BTG Pactual, Santander, HSBC and Votorantim. The team has been particularly active in funding transactions. It advised the underwriters, including Banco Itaú BBA and Banco J.P. Morgan, and placement agents, including Bradesco Securities and Santander Investment Securities, on the $5bn initial secondary public offering of common shares in BR Distribuidora. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and Paula Pessôa are recommended.

Leading lawyers

Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a leading name for corporate and M&A. Its vast experience includes advising on company incorporation, joint ventures, the structuring of foreign investments and high-value M&A. In the private equity space, it advises on the structuring and negotiation of private equity investments and funds, financing in domestic and international markets, and acquisitions and divestments. Rodrigo Marcilio acted for Arla Foods Amba on its sale of Vigor Alimentos to Mexican company Grupo Lala; Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and René Mostardeiro Brunet acted for Grupo Globo on the merger of its subsidiary Zap with Viva Real Brazil; and André Sigelmann and Daniela Melo Fassheber advised EDF Énergies Nouvelles on the purchase of an 80% stake in six photovoltaic power plants from Canadian Solar. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Marcelo Lamy Rego co-head the department alongside Pinheiro Guimarães Neto.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has notable project finance expertise, and is appreciated for its ‘business acumen and industry knowledge’. A transactional highlight was advising EDF EN do Brasil on its acquisition of an 80% stake in six photovoltaic power projects from Canadian Solar. The group also assisted EDP Energias do Brasil in participating in a transmission line concession auction. André Sigelmann is recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a strong track record representing financial institutions as underwriters and arrangers in the issuance of real estate receivables certificates (CRIs). Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Carolina Alonso and Bruno Lardosa have led on many of the department’s recent transactions.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Highly regarded firm Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is particularly noted for its work in the financial services sector, and much of its tax practice involves advising on the tax aspects of corporate and financial deals. Daniela Melo Fassheber and Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto are the main contacts.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)
Leading local practitioners

Gilberto Giusti - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is held in high regard by clients and peers alike, typically handling large cross-border financings as well as regulatory and compliance matters. In 2017 it acted for a syndicate of banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Société Générale and Rabobank in the renegotiation of R$2.7bn debt held by energy group Usaçúcar. Also on the lender side, the team assisted Citibank and Export Development Canada in relation to a $100m loan granted to a group of energy distributors. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães head the 15-partner group, which includes Ivie Moura Alves, Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Fabio Couto.

Leading lawyers

Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a strong and well-established name in the market. Combining its expertise in banking and litigation, it has broad experience in bankruptcy-related work, where it is engaged by leading financial institutions. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Sérgio Ramos Yoshino are instructed in relation to the restructuring of Estre Ambiental’s R$1.9bn debt, acting for creditors Banco BTG Pactual, Banco Santander and Itaú Unibanco. In a cross-border matter involving Luxemburg and the US, a team led by Eduardo Augusto Mattar, Marcelo Lamy Rego and Renata Machado Veloso is representing certain entities controlled by Brookfield Renewable in the judicial reorganisation of Tonon Bioenergia and affiliated companies. Ivie Moura Alves and Fábio Yanitchkis Couto are other key names in the São Paulo office, and are recommended alongside the highly regarded Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto in Rio de Janeiro.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a longstanding reputation in the Brazilian capital markets area, acting for clients such as Citibank, Itaú BBA, Credit Suisse, BTG Pactual, Santander, HSBC and Votorantim. The team has been particularly active in funding transactions. It advised the underwriters, including Banco Itaú BBA and Banco J.P. Morgan, and placement agents, including Bradesco Securities and Santander Investment Securities, on the $5bn initial secondary public offering of common shares in BR Distribuidora. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and Paula Pessôa are recommended.

Leading lawyers

Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a leading name for corporate and M&A. Its vast experience includes advising on company incorporation, joint ventures, the structuring of foreign investments and high-value M&A. In the private equity space, it advises on the structuring and negotiation of private equity investments and funds, financing in domestic and international markets, and acquisitions and divestments. Rodrigo Marcilio acted for Arla Foods Amba on its sale of Vigor Alimentos to Mexican company Grupo Lala; Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and René Mostardeiro Brunet acted for Grupo Globo on the merger of its subsidiary Zap with Viva Real Brazil; and André Sigelmann and Daniela Melo Fassheber advised EDF Énergies Nouvelles on the purchase of an 80% stake in six photovoltaic power plants from Canadian Solar. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Marcelo Lamy Rego co-head the department alongside Pinheiro Guimarães Neto.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has notable project finance expertise, and is appreciated for its ‘business acumen and industry knowledge’. A transactional highlight was advising EDF EN do Brasil on its acquisition of an 80% stake in six photovoltaic power projects from Canadian Solar. The group also assisted EDP Energias do Brasil in participating in a transmission line concession auction. André Sigelmann is recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a strong track record representing financial institutions as underwriters and arrangers in the issuance of real estate receivables certificates (CRIs). Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Carolina Alonso and Bruno Lardosa have led on many of the department’s recent transactions.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Highly regarded firm Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is particularly noted for its work in the financial services sector, and much of its tax practice involves advising on the tax aspects of corporate and financial deals. Daniela Melo Fassheber and Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto are the main contacts.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)
Leading local practitioners

Gilberto Giusti - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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