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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Luis Gustavo Haddad heads the practice at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, which is instructed by creditors, shareholders, investors and debtors; it services a client base of large Brazilian companies across diverse industries, with particular expertise in the agribusiness sector. A multi-disciplinary team which included Haddad and Bruno Robert advised the controlling shareholders of an automotive components supplier on the company’s judicial restructuring. Litigator Luiz Felipe Lopes is another key contact.

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

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With ‘strength in depth’, the 12-lawyer team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles the full range of corporate transactional and advisory work. Its client base covers many sectors of the economy, and is increasingly international. Highlights in 2015 included acting for Brasil Norte Bebidas on an asset purchase agreement with Coca-Cola Indústrias under which the latter acquired IP rights over the Guaraná Tuchaua trade mark; Fabio de Campos Lilla and Luís Gustavo Haddad led the advice. A cross-departmental team which included Hermes Marcelo Huck, Carol Saposnic Grunkraut and Ana Carolina Barbuio Affonso advised Cabo Serviços de Telecomunicações on its sale to private equity backed Alaof Brasil Midia Holdings.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Rogério Carmona Bianco heads Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution group, which specialises in financial litigation but covers the full range of disputes. In an environmental case, the group is defending Enerpeixe, as concessionaire of the AHE Peixe Angical hydroelectric power plant, against civil actions filed by the public prosecutor and state public prosecutor concerning alleged non-compliance with environmental regulations. Hermes Marcelo Huck and Alexandre Domingues Serafim are also recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ strengths include representing clients in civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. The group is also experienced in matters relating to pesticides and other agricultural products. Founding partner Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo gives ‘sound and reliable advice’, and is recommended along with Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados regularly acts in labour litigation over employment status, collective bargaining agreements and accidents at work. Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi and Célia Mara Peres have significant expertise in the area.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Real estate is a core focus at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, which impresses with its ‘strength in depth’. In 2015 it acted on numerous leasing transactions, including assisting an education group in the regularisation of certain university campuses, and the leasing of property to establish and extend campuses. In another significant matter, Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto advised Odebrecht on the development of a condominium with commercial offices and shops in São Paulo. The sizeable team expanded further in 2015 with the arrival of Amanda Salis Guazzelli, increasing the partner count to six.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles entertainment, media, and sports matters. Maurício Vedovato drafted several production agreements, and the group also assisted Instituto Criar de TV, Cinema e Novas Mídias on its sponsorship of certain educational projects.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With ‘deep technical knowledge of tax issues’, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ team of ‘highly competent professionals’ receives a steady flow of instructions from a diverse client base of well-known domestic and international companies. Its work in 2015 included assisting in relation to transfer pricing matters, tax assessment disputes and the tax implications of corporate reorganisations and acquisitions. Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno and João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel oversee the group, which includes recommended partner Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ arbitration practice head Gilberto Giusti is a highly regarded and experienced practitioner; he is a longstanding member of the Latin American Group of the ICC and also a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). His colleague Renato Stephan Grion is another name to note. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados’ José Antonio Fichtner regularly handles high-value arbitrations, and is currently defending Porto Sudeste do Brasil in a R$1.1bn contractual dispute with Mineração Usiminas seated in the Centre for Arbitration of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. At Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, arbitration group co-head Carlos Braga has an impressive track record in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, with recent matters taking him to, among other forums, the ICC and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution team is particularly active in energy and construction related arbitrations, although recent clients also include Kimberly Clark and Somos Educação. The key contacts at the firm include senior founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, a member of the ICC and director of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration, comes recommended. The ‘truly excellent’ Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean Users’ Council and also chairs the ICC Brazil’s Arbitration and Mediation Committee, reflecting his standing in the international commercial arbitration community. Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho is a key contact in Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ very active team; she is a member of the IBA and is very experienced in contractual disputes, particularly in the aviation sector. ‘Notable practitionerEduardo Damião Gonçalves is at the heart of many of the high-profile arbitrations handled by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. His recent highlights, which include ICC cases, span the real estate, construction and food and beverage sectors. At TozziniFreire Advogados, Fernando Eduardo Serec is advising a mix of domestic and international clients in ongoing ICC cases. Two new arbitration boutique firms were founded in 2015, with the renowned Luiz Olavo Baptista setting up Atelier Jurídico; and Eleonora Coelho, formerly of Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, establishing Eleonora Coelho Advogados.

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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Luis Gustavo Haddad heads the practice at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, which is instructed by creditors, shareholders, investors and debtors; it services a client base of large Brazilian companies across diverse industries, with particular expertise in the agribusiness sector. A multi-disciplinary team which included Haddad and Bruno Robert advised the controlling shareholders of an automotive components supplier on the company’s judicial restructuring. Litigator Luiz Felipe Lopes is another key contact.

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

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With ‘strength in depth’, the 12-lawyer team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles the full range of corporate transactional and advisory work. Its client base covers many sectors of the economy, and is increasingly international. Highlights in 2015 included acting for Brasil Norte Bebidas on an asset purchase agreement with Coca-Cola Indústrias under which the latter acquired IP rights over the Guaraná Tuchaua trade mark; Fabio de Campos Lilla and Luís Gustavo Haddad led the advice. A cross-departmental team which included Hermes Marcelo Huck, Carol Saposnic Grunkraut and Ana Carolina Barbuio Affonso advised Cabo Serviços de Telecomunicações on its sale to private equity backed Alaof Brasil Midia Holdings.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Rogério Carmona Bianco heads Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution group, which specialises in financial litigation but covers the full range of disputes. In an environmental case, the group is defending Enerpeixe, as concessionaire of the AHE Peixe Angical hydroelectric power plant, against civil actions filed by the public prosecutor and state public prosecutor concerning alleged non-compliance with environmental regulations. Hermes Marcelo Huck and Alexandre Domingues Serafim are also recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ strengths include representing clients in civil class actions concerning environmental permits for infrastructure projects. The group is also experienced in matters relating to pesticides and other agricultural products. Founding partner Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo gives ‘sound and reliable advice’, and is recommended along with Gabriel Felício Giacomini Rocco.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados regularly acts in labour litigation over employment status, collective bargaining agreements and accidents at work. Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi and Célia Mara Peres have significant expertise in the area.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Real estate is a core focus at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados, which impresses with its ‘strength in depth’. In 2015 it acted on numerous leasing transactions, including assisting an education group in the regularisation of certain university campuses, and the leasing of property to establish and extend campuses. In another significant matter, Estela Monteiro Soares de Camargo and Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto advised Odebrecht on the development of a condominium with commercial offices and shops in São Paulo. The sizeable team expanded further in 2015 with the arrival of Amanda Salis Guazzelli, increasing the partner count to six.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles entertainment, media, and sports matters. Maurício Vedovato drafted several production agreements, and the group also assisted Instituto Criar de TV, Cinema e Novas Mídias on its sponsorship of certain educational projects.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

With ‘deep technical knowledge of tax issues’, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ team of ‘highly competent professionals’ receives a steady flow of instructions from a diverse client base of well-known domestic and international companies. Its work in 2015 included assisting in relation to transfer pricing matters, tax assessment disputes and the tax implications of corporate reorganisations and acquisitions. Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno and João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel oversee the group, which includes recommended partner Paulo Cesar Butti Cardoso.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ arbitration practice head Gilberto Giusti is a highly regarded and experienced practitioner; he is a longstanding member of the Latin American Group of the ICC and also a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). His colleague Renato Stephan Grion is another name to note. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados’ José Antonio Fichtner regularly handles high-value arbitrations, and is currently defending Porto Sudeste do Brasil in a R$1.1bn contractual dispute with Mineração Usiminas seated in the Centre for Arbitration of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. At Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, arbitration group co-head Carlos Braga has an impressive track record in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, with recent matters taking him to, among other forums, the ICC and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution team is particularly active in energy and construction related arbitrations, although recent clients also include Kimberly Clark and Somos Educação. The key contacts at the firm include senior founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, a member of the ICC and director of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration, comes recommended. The ‘truly excellent’ Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean Users’ Council and also chairs the ICC Brazil’s Arbitration and Mediation Committee, reflecting his standing in the international commercial arbitration community. Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho is a key contact in Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ very active team; she is a member of the IBA and is very experienced in contractual disputes, particularly in the aviation sector. ‘Notable practitionerEduardo Damião Gonçalves is at the heart of many of the high-profile arbitrations handled by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. His recent highlights, which include ICC cases, span the real estate, construction and food and beverage sectors. At TozziniFreire Advogados, Fernando Eduardo Serec is advising a mix of domestic and international clients in ongoing ICC cases. Two new arbitration boutique firms were founded in 2015, with the renowned Luiz Olavo Baptista setting up Atelier Jurídico; and Eleonora Coelho, formerly of Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, establishing Eleonora Coelho Advogados.

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