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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, led by Luis Gustavo Haddad, has a multi-disciplinary team of experts in corporate, M&A and litigation, and has experience representing debtors, creditors, investors and shareholders. Past clients include Sementes Selecta and Porto Seguro Seguro Saúde. Bruno Robert and Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes are also key contacts.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogadosbrings a valued level of expertise, and exceptional professionalism’. 2016 was a busy year for the practice, which attracted instructions from both new and longstanding clients, and significantly expanded its international client base. It has also grown its private equity, venture capital and start-up investments practice. Among a selection of significant transactions, Fabio de Campos Lilla and Luis Gustavo Haddad advised Brasil Norte Bebidas on an asset purchase agreement with Coca-Cola in which the latter acquired IP rights to the Guaraná Tuchaua trademark. Bruno Robert co-heads the practice alongside Haddad, and has taken a leading role on many of the department’s major deals.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ 25-strong dispute resolution group has specialist expertise in insurance-related class actions and patent litigation in the pharma sector. On the environmental litigation side, it is defending Enerpeixe against civil actions brought by federal and state public prosecutors over the construction of a hydroelectric power plant. The firm also has experience in national and international arbitrations, in sectors such as construction and energy. Rogério Carmona Bianco, Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Eduardo de Oliveira Lima are recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is highly rated for arbitration and litigation in the environmental area, currently representing clients in numerous civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. ‘Reliable’ founding partner Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco are also experienced in matters relating to pesticides and other agricultural products.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘experiencedLilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados represents a variety of major domestic clients, including insurance companies, advertising agencies and power distributors. It regularly handles contentious cases concerning employment status, collective bargaining agreements, and work accidents. Department head Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi is ‘very dedicated’, and is recommended along with Célia Mara Peres.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With 23 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has an impressive track record, handling large transactions involving the sale and purchase of property, real estate development and the regularisation of rural land. The firm’s ‘familiarity with the agribusiness industry’ is a draw, and clients also benefit from the team’s ancillary expertise in environmental law. Practice head Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo advised Assupero – Associação Unificada de Ensino Renovado Objetivo on the regularisation of certain university campuses, and the lease of real estate to establish and expand campuses in various locations in Brazil. The team also acted for DAPO Empreendimentos Imobiliários on the purchase, construction and sale of certain properties, with Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto and Amanda Salis Guazzelli among those advising. Thomaz Henrique Monteiro Whately is another key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Amanda Salis Guazzelli - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Led by the ‘experiencedMaurício Vedovato, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados provides ‘accurate and comprehensive’ support to clients such as Maurício de Sousa Produções, Bromélia Produções and Rádio SP Um. It expanded its sports law practice with the addition of Luiz Otávio Rodrigues Ferreira from MMFF | Advogados e Consultores.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Acting for a diverse client base across tax planning, consultancy and litigation, the team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogadosmakes deep studies before giving a proper answer’, and also attracts praise for its ‘transparency’ and ‘consistency’. Practice co-heads João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel and Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno are highly recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, led by Luis Gustavo Haddad, has a multi-disciplinary team of experts in corporate, M&A and litigation, and has experience representing debtors, creditors, investors and shareholders. Past clients include Sementes Selecta and Porto Seguro Seguro Saúde. Bruno Robert and Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes are also key contacts.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogadosbrings a valued level of expertise, and exceptional professionalism’. 2016 was a busy year for the practice, which attracted instructions from both new and longstanding clients, and significantly expanded its international client base. It has also grown its private equity, venture capital and start-up investments practice. Among a selection of significant transactions, Fabio de Campos Lilla and Luis Gustavo Haddad advised Brasil Norte Bebidas on an asset purchase agreement with Coca-Cola in which the latter acquired IP rights to the Guaraná Tuchaua trademark. Bruno Robert co-heads the practice alongside Haddad, and has taken a leading role on many of the department’s major deals.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ 25-strong dispute resolution group has specialist expertise in insurance-related class actions and patent litigation in the pharma sector. On the environmental litigation side, it is defending Enerpeixe against civil actions brought by federal and state public prosecutors over the construction of a hydroelectric power plant. The firm also has experience in national and international arbitrations, in sectors such as construction and energy. Rogério Carmona Bianco, Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Eduardo de Oliveira Lima are recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is highly rated for arbitration and litigation in the environmental area, currently representing clients in numerous civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. ‘Reliable’ founding partner Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco are also experienced in matters relating to pesticides and other agricultural products.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘experiencedLilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados represents a variety of major domestic clients, including insurance companies, advertising agencies and power distributors. It regularly handles contentious cases concerning employment status, collective bargaining agreements, and work accidents. Department head Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi is ‘very dedicated’, and is recommended along with Célia Mara Peres.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With 23 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has an impressive track record, handling large transactions involving the sale and purchase of property, real estate development and the regularisation of rural land. The firm’s ‘familiarity with the agribusiness industry’ is a draw, and clients also benefit from the team’s ancillary expertise in environmental law. Practice head Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo advised Assupero – Associação Unificada de Ensino Renovado Objetivo on the regularisation of certain university campuses, and the lease of real estate to establish and expand campuses in various locations in Brazil. The team also acted for DAPO Empreendimentos Imobiliários on the purchase, construction and sale of certain properties, with Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto and Amanda Salis Guazzelli among those advising. Thomaz Henrique Monteiro Whately is another key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Amanda Salis Guazzelli - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Led by the ‘experiencedMaurício Vedovato, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados provides ‘accurate and comprehensive’ support to clients such as Maurício de Sousa Produções, Bromélia Produções and Rádio SP Um. It expanded its sports law practice with the addition of Luiz Otávio Rodrigues Ferreira from MMFF | Advogados e Consultores.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Acting for a diverse client base across tax planning, consultancy and litigation, the team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogadosmakes deep studies before giving a proper answer’, and also attracts praise for its ‘transparency’ and ‘consistency’. Practice co-heads João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel and Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno are highly recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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