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Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

The 15-partner team at Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogadossaves an in-house lawyer’s time by producing perfect drafts’. It is regularly involved in cross-border finance and project finance transactions, and also covers regulatory and compliance matters. The group advised General Motors, as issuer, on a $500m revolving loan facility through bank credit certificates; and assisted the Inter-American Development Bank, as lender, on a R$320m loan granted to Aegea Saneamento e Participações. It also acted for the Brazilian lenders on $400m financing granted to Ford Brasil and Banco Ford, involving a revolving loan facility, bank credit certificates, export credit notes and inter-bank deposits. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and senior partner Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto are recommended along with Fabio Couto, who is ‘a brilliant lawyer, very technical and diligent’.

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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’ extensive experience in debt refinancing and restructuring and its longstanding relationships with leading banks ensure a strong flow of work. A São Paulo based team including Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and Cristina Tomiyama advised Itaú as creditor in connection with the restructuring of Odebrecht’s R$490m debt. Also in the São Paulo office is Eduardo Augusto Mattar, who comes recommended. The firm’s Rio de Janeiro office is also active in this space, with Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto a key figure.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

One of the leading firms in the capital markets arena, Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogadosdrafts perfect agreements’. The group advised the arrangers, including Banco Bradesco BBI, Merrill Lynch, HSBC Securities and Santander Investment Securities, on an issuance and public offering of notes by Vale Overseas, in the amount of $1.25bn. Another highlight was assisting Gif V Pipe FIP and Gávea Investimentos in an issuance and primary public offering, with restricted placement efforts, of shares in Fras-le worth R$300m. The team’s large portfolio of institutional clients includes Banco Itáu BBA. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and Paula Pessôa are recommended.

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Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto - Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

A great law firm’, Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a well-established name in the Brazilian market, acting for a strong client base of leading financial institutions, private equity firms and corporations and attracting new instructions in 2016 from, among others, foreign investors looking at opportunities in the Brazilian market. The firm added to its well-known track record in the financial services sector when it acted for HSBC Brasil on its sale to Banco Bradesco, and Citibank on its acquisition by Itaú. Recent highlights on the buy side included acting for Cromossomo Participações on the purchase of 37% of the capital stock of the Mafra Hospitalar Group. The ‘always available’ Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto attracts strong praise. Other names to note in the seven-partner team include René Mostardeiro Brunet, Roberto Thedim Duarte Cancella, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Marcelo Lamy Rego. Maurício Paschoal left for Lefosse Advogados in August 2016.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Notable for its project finance expertise, Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados also covers the development and implementation of energy projects. It advised long-term client Rio Energy on the drafting and negotiation with Wobben Windpower of equipment supply contracts for eight wind farms. Rio de Janeiro based André Sigelmann heads the 15-strong group, which also acted for EDP Energias do Brasil.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados’ practice takes in securitisation, capital markets and M&A transactions, acting for a number of leading financial institutions. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Bruno Lardosa represented the arrangers in the issuance and public offering of CRIs by RB Capital Companhia de Securitização.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Great law firmPinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a strong reputation in the financial services sector, and regularly advises its longstanding clients on the tax aspects of major corporate and financial transactions. Daniela Melo Fassheber and Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto ‘provide impeccable assistance, even on short notice’.

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