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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The diverse restructuring and insolvency team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados represents creditors, shareholders, debtors and trustees. Rogério Carmona Bianco represented longstanding client Porto Seguro Saúde as creditor in the judicial restructuring of Bastien Indústria Metalúrgica. The sizeable department is led by Luis Gustavo Haddad and includes Bruno Robert and Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘effective, efficient and accurate’ team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has a well-established national practice advising major Brazilian companies, and also has a growing international client base. A team led by Luis Gustavo Haddad acted as Brazilian legal counsel to all Sementes Selecta shareholders on the sale of 90% of the company to South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang. Bruno Robert is noted for his ‘solid technical knowledge and strong analytical and strategic skills’. Eduardo de Oliveira Lima, Ana Carolina Barbuio Affonso and Diego Billi Falcão are also recommended.

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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

At Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, clients have ‘easy access to key lawyers’ such as Rogério Carmona Bianco, Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Eduardo de Oliveira Lima is ‘very attentive’, and offers ‘tailored solutions’. The group covers arbitration, construction cases, corporate and shareholder disputes, insurance-related class actions, environmental litigation and patent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector. Its recent work includes acting for Maritima Petroleo e Engenharia in relation to its alleged liability for legal costs of $8m arising from proceedings in London regarding the construction of four oil rigs.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Highly rated for its arbitration and litigation work in the environmental area, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is currently defending numerous civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco are recommended.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Representing a variety of large domestic companies including advertising agencies, insurance companies and power distributors, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is an ‘experienced’ choice for clients. The labour team regularly handles contentious matters concerning employment status, work accidents and collective bargaining. The ‘very dedicated’ Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi is recommended alongside Célia Mara Peres.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The experienced real estate team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is ‘committed to quality’ and ‘presents the best alternatives’, and had another busy year in 2017. Rural land is a focal area for the department, with advice covering the sale, lease and regularisation of rural real estate. Practice head Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo recently advised an investment company specialising in arable land on the regularisation of rural property in Piaui and Maranhão states. Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto, Thomaz Henrique Monteiro Whately, Amanda Salis Guazzelli and Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri are also key figures in the sizeable team.

Next generation lawyers

Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 5

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has niche expertise in sports law, with Luiz Otávio Rodrigues Ferreira the name to note. ‘Experienced’ practice head Maurício Vedovato advised Expedia on internet, media and advertising matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘highly competent professionals’ at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados are ‘always ready to help clients with complex tax issues’. The team is kept busy with mandates from its Brazilian and multinational clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, with cross-border transactions and transfer pricing issues among its strengths. Department heads Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno and João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel attract strong praise, as does rising star Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso. Marcelo Muratori specialises in indirect tax and litigation, while Isabel Garcia Calich da Fonseca is recommended for tax planning and transactional tax advice.

Next generation lawyers

Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogados ‘knows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. José Antonio Fichtner at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has notable experience of handing international arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The diverse restructuring and insolvency team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados represents creditors, shareholders, debtors and trustees. Rogério Carmona Bianco represented longstanding client Porto Seguro Saúde as creditor in the judicial restructuring of Bastien Indústria Metalúrgica. The sizeable department is led by Luis Gustavo Haddad and includes Bruno Robert and Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘effective, efficient and accurate’ team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has a well-established national practice advising major Brazilian companies, and also has a growing international client base. A team led by Luis Gustavo Haddad acted as Brazilian legal counsel to all Sementes Selecta shareholders on the sale of 90% of the company to South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang. Bruno Robert is noted for his ‘solid technical knowledge and strong analytical and strategic skills’. Eduardo de Oliveira Lima, Ana Carolina Barbuio Affonso and Diego Billi Falcão are also recommended.

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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

At Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, clients have ‘easy access to key lawyers’ such as Rogério Carmona Bianco, Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Eduardo de Oliveira Lima is ‘very attentive’, and offers ‘tailored solutions’. The group covers arbitration, construction cases, corporate and shareholder disputes, insurance-related class actions, environmental litigation and patent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector. Its recent work includes acting for Maritima Petroleo e Engenharia in relation to its alleged liability for legal costs of $8m arising from proceedings in London regarding the construction of four oil rigs.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Highly rated for its arbitration and litigation work in the environmental area, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is currently defending numerous civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco are recommended.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Representing a variety of large domestic companies including advertising agencies, insurance companies and power distributors, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is an ‘experienced’ choice for clients. The labour team regularly handles contentious matters concerning employment status, work accidents and collective bargaining. The ‘very dedicated’ Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi is recommended alongside Célia Mara Peres.

[back to top]

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The experienced real estate team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is ‘committed to quality’ and ‘presents the best alternatives’, and had another busy year in 2017. Rural land is a focal area for the department, with advice covering the sale, lease and regularisation of rural real estate. Practice head Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo recently advised an investment company specialising in arable land on the regularisation of rural property in Piaui and Maranhão states. Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto, Thomaz Henrique Monteiro Whately, Amanda Salis Guazzelli and Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri are also key figures in the sizeable team.

Next generation lawyers

Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 5

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados has niche expertise in sports law, with Luiz Otávio Rodrigues Ferreira the name to note. ‘Experienced’ practice head Maurício Vedovato advised Expedia on internet, media and advertising matters.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

The ‘highly competent professionals’ at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados are ‘always ready to help clients with complex tax issues’. The team is kept busy with mandates from its Brazilian and multinational clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, with cross-border transactions and transfer pricing issues among its strengths. Department heads Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno and João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel attract strong praise, as does rising star Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso. Marcelo Muratori specialises in indirect tax and litigation, while Isabel Garcia Calich da Fonseca is recommended for tax planning and transactional tax advice.

Next generation lawyers

Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso - Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogados ‘knows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. José Antonio Fichtner at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has notable experience of handing international arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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