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Hermes Marcelo Huck

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Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

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Corporate Law; Corporate and capital market issues; Corporate contracts; Estate and Succession Planning; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Regulatory and Competition Authorities; Litigation and Arbitration; Arbitration and Mediation; Contract Litigation; Corporate Litigation; Family and Estate Law.




Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association; Full professor of Economic Law at Universidade de São Paulo; Former professor of International Law at Universidade de São Paulo; Taught Public Law at the Business Administration School of São Paulo of Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Participates in numerous national and foreign legal entities such as Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute, São Paulo Lawyers’ Association, Inter-American Bar Association, International Law Institute of USP, Advanced Studies Institute (IEA) of USP.


Graduated in Law from Universidade de São Paulo in 1965; Master’s Degree in Law (L.L.M.) from University of California, Berkeley; PhD Degree in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo in 1982.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

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

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: 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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