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Siqueira Castro – Advogados

PRACA PIO X, #15, 3RD FLOOR, CENTRO, 20040-020 RIO DE JANEIRO RJ, BRAZIL
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Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 5

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Corporate restructuring, credit recovery and debt renegotiations are among Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ areas of expertise. Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro and Fábio Coutinho Kurtz recently represented the interests of the Brazilian subsidiary of a European company in the judicial recovery of a multinational group.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

The ‘focused’ lawyers at Siqueira Castro – Advogados act as ‘excellent partners’ to their clients; the key contacts are ‘very intelligent and energetic lawyerGuilherme Dantas and Heitor Faro de Castro, who is noted for his ‘extensive experience’. The diverse practice covers cartel investigations and related litigation, merger reviews and compliance training.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados stands out for its geographic reach across Brazil, and its international expertise and strong relationships with leading law firms in other jurisdictions also ensure a flow of instructions in cross-border deals. A team including Alfredo Ferrari, Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro and Leonardo Cotta Pereira advised Apax Partners on the acquisition of Marlink from Airbus. Guilherme Dantas attracts praise for his ‘very commercial approach’ and ‘focus on innovative commercial outcomes’. The firm’s compliance and anti-corruption expertise is another distinguishing feature.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados gives ‘creative and efficient’ advice. Its recent work includes representing Gas Natural SPS in arbitration proceedings seeking $12m damages for breach of a supply contract for the maintenance of LPG tanks and facilities; and representing Vale in litigation brought by Instituto Aerus de Seguridade Social concerning the use of an allegedly incorrect rate in relation to a contract for the sale of gold. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro, Marcos Serra Fioravanti and Fábio Coutinho Kurtz are the key names, with João Daniel Rassi recommended for white-collar crime cases.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

With a wide-ranging practice, Siqueira Castro – Advogados has recently acted in solid waste matters, licensing procedures and environmental disputes. It represented AES Tietê and AES Eletropaulo in disputes concerning irregular property occupation in protected areas around hydroelectric power plants, and vegetation suppression around energy transmission lines; and also advised Cosan Logística, waste and sanitation group Solví, and Votorantim Cimentos. Simone Paschoal Nogueira and Renato Otto Kloss are recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados is recommended for insurance litigation, maintaining a buoyant practice under Fábio Coutinho Kurtz and Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti. Health insurance is a strong area of focus, and the team is currently assisting Medial Saúde in numerous cases and regulatory matters throughout the country. 2016 also saw the team act in several lawsuits stemming from aircraft accidents.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados is particularly recommended for contentious IP work, and has ‘an excellent understanding of its clients’ business’. The group successfully represented Peixe Urbano in litigation against Hotel Urbano Serviços Digitais concerning the use of the expression ‘Urbano’, as well as the use of images and colours on its website. Eduardo Ribeiro Augusto and Márcio Costa de Menezes e Gonçalves co-head the team.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has a focus on tax and customs advisory matters, and is also experienced in representing companies in administrative and judicial proceedings. Maucir Fregonesi and Guilherme Dantas are the names to note.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

With offices in all major Brazilian cities, Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ labour and employment department includes 13 partners. The firm provided advice on day-to-day matters to General Electric, and represented Concremat in strategic labour claims filed by former employees. Carlos Eduardo Vianna Cardoso and Otavio Pinto e Silva co-head the department, with Giancarlo Borba commended for his ‘expertise and technical knowledge’.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Providing ‘quick and adequate replies’, Siqueira Castro – Advogados acts for clients such as Camargo Corrêa, Petrobras and Fraport. NUCLEP – Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados engaged the firm for advice on the operation of a port terminal and new nuclear power and oil and gas projects. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna is a key partner.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has a broad public law practice, and is considered ‘a safe pair of hands’. In 2016, the team was active across administrative, regulatory and anti-corruption matters, both contentious and non-contentious. It also added to its ranks with the hire of Rodolfo Licurgo Tertulino de Oliveira, previously at his own boutique. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro and Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna co-lead the team.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados is well-versed in contentious and non-contentious real estate matters involving both urban and rural land. Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro, Fábio Coutinho Kurtz and Daniela Soares Domingues are the key figures in the team, which services a range of clients across the agribusiness, real estate, construction and TMT sectors.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados advised Nextel and Telefónica on the licensing and construction of cell sites, and is defending Panasonic in various consumer lawsuits. Alfredo Ferrari is the name to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has significant geographic coverage, and covers tax consultancy and litigation. Bianca Xavier, in the Rio de Janeiro office, is ‘a renowned lawyer with a high degree of technical knowledge’. Maucir Fregonesi Júnior heads the practice from São Paulo, and Marluzi Andrea Costa Barros is a key contact in Salvador.

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Transport and shipping
Transport and shipping: shipping - ranked: tier 3

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ ‘dedicated and competent’ team is particularly recommended for litigation in the maritime sector. Renato Otto Kloss and Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna represented Rexam Amazonia in litigation against Aliança Navegação e Logística concerning the delivery of products through a different route, which permitted the detention of the products at the port of Navegantes.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ litigation department has a specialist electric energy sub-group, which mainly represents power companies. The group also advised Itaguaçu da Bahia Energias Renováveis on the acquisition of aerogenerators, and assisted other clients in energy auctions. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna and Simone Paschoal Nogueira are recommended.

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Hydrocarbons
Energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Higly recommended for disputes in the sector, Siqueira Castro – Advogados is representing Gasmig in a dispute with infrastructure and transport department DNIT concerning the interference of planned infrastructure projects with the client’s gas transportation ducts. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna is ‘a top-notch lawyer’.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 4

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Commended as ‘proactive and efficient’, Siqueira Castro – Advogados advised Mineração Potilider on regulatory issues and assisted Mineração Caraíba in environmental and mining matters. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna and the ‘dynamic, flexible and professionalSimone Paschoal Nogueira are the names to note.

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