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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

AV. JOAQUIM EUGÊNIO DE LIMA, 447, SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001, BRAZIL
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Work +55 11 3147 7600
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www.mattosfilho.com.br
Brasilia, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados stands out for its expertise in project finance, with Pablo Sorj particularly recommended, but the five-partner team handles the full spectrum of banking and finance work for a broad array of clients including Banco Bradesco, Itaú Unibanco, Goldman Sachs and Odebrecht. The group acted as Brazilian counsel to Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, VRG and Gol LuxCo in securing a $300m term loan from Morgan Stanley Senior Funding; and also obtained central bank approval for CIT Group’s sale of subsidiary Banco Daycoval. José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca and Marina Anselmo Schneider are recommended.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The multi-disciplinary team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados comprises ‘very good lawyers in different areas’ who ‘work very well together’; this integrated approach allows the department to handle ‘complex assignments which require business acumen across all areas including corporate law, bankruptcy law, anti-trust, labour and tax’. Marina Anselmo Schneider and Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero are recommended. Eduardo Secchi Munhoz left in 2015 to establish E. Munhoz Advogados.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The ‘hands-on’ lawyers at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados deliver work ‘of outstanding quality’. As well as acting on equity and debt securities offerings, the group has expertise in structured finance, derivatives transactions, and securities and asset management regulation. It recently acted as Brazilian counsel to the intermediary institutions Banco Santander, Deutsche Bank and UBS Brasil Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários regarding the public tender offer launched by British American Tobacco for the acquisition of cigarette producer Souza Cruz; Renato Schermann Ximenes de Melo and Vanessa Fiusa led the advice. Marina Anselmo Schneider advised Banco Bradesco BBI on a R$4bn equity financing provided by Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas. Other recommended partners include José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca, Sergio Spinelli Silva Jr and Jean Marcel Arakawa.

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Sergio Spinelli Silva - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Well versed in both antitrust investigations and merger reviews, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is regularly instructed by an enviable client base of household-name companies in high-value cases and transactions. Marcio Dias Soares acted as Brazilian counsel to Rexam in the high-profile merger filing before CADE concerning its acquisition by Ball Corporation. Noted for its experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, the team was called on to represent Fresenius Kabi Brasil in an investigation looking into an alleged cartel in the public procurement of certain medicines between 2007 and 2011, with Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto leading the advice. The group also includes managing partner of the New York office Amadeu Ribeiro and a dedicated pool of senior associates. Carlos Emmanuel Joppert Ragazzo left the firm to take up a position at a private company in the education sector.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ 17-partner team provides ‘a high level of service, even by international standards’ and is well versed in multimillion-dollar deals, taking leading roles in numerous headline transactions in the market during 2015. Claudio Oksenberg and infrastructure specialist Giovani Loss advised Petrobras on the sale of a 49% stake in gas distribution company Gaspetro to Mitsui Gás e Energia; and a team of corporate, tax and capital markets experts including Renato Tastardi Portella and Jean Marcel Arakawa acted for Banco do Brasil and its subsidiary BB Elo Cartões Participações in the latter’s joint venture with Cielo for the formation of a new company in the electronic payments market, based in large part on new legislation and regulations for payment transactions in Brazil. In an indication of its private equity prowess, a team led by Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias acted for The Carlyle Group in relation to its investment in Rede D’Or São Luiz, which was a significant transaction following legislative changes allowing direct foreign investment into hospitals in the country. Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero is noted for his ‘problem-solving approach’. Also recommended are Sabrina Naritomi, who draws on previous experience working in the US; Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento; Hiram Bandeira Pagano Filho; and corporate integrity, compliance and corporate crisis management partner Thiago Jabor Pinheiro, who joined from Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados.

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João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Moacir Zilbovicius - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ partners are noted for their ‘attentive participation’, covering litigation and arbitration. Flávio Pereira Lima acted for Companhia Energética de São Paulo in proceedings against the federal government claiming R$6.7bn compensation for assets returned to the state after the expiry of the public concession for the operation of the Três Irmãos hydroelectric power plant. ‘Sensational’ practice head Eduardo Damião Gonçalves is ‘one of the most outstanding lawyers in international arbitration’. Fernando Dantas Motta Neustein joined from Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados and Cassio Gama Amaral joined from DR&A Advogados, while Eduardo Secchi Munhoz and Paulo Bezerra de Menezes Reiff left for E. Munhoz Advogados and DR&A Advogados, respectively. Since the end of research, the team has been further strengthened with the hire of Alex Hatanaka, formerly a director of the legal department at BoA-Merrill Lynch.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is particularly rated for waste and contaminated land matters and brownfield projects, and regularly handles environmental matters relating to infrastructure projects. The ‘friendly, intelligent and very capableLina Pimentel Garcia has ‘fantastic expertise in remediation matters’, and recently advised Rosneft on the transfer of environmental liability in taking over the operation of an oil-and-gas exploration and production project. Flávio Pereira Lima and Eduardo Damião Gonçalves are the other two partners in the team.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados covers the full array of insurance matters, and counts major industry players such as Allianz Group and Swiss Re Group among its clients. Its full-service capabilities allow it to draw on the experience of tax, corporate and labour law experts, with clients appreciating the firm’s ability to ‘put together a good team’. Recent claims adjustment work includes acting for Fator Seguradora on several surety bond and casualty claims, with an aggregate value of R$200m; Cassio Gama Amaral and the ‘very responsive and knowledgeableMarcelo Mansur Haddad led the advice. Elsewhere, Mansur Haddad and Luciana Dias Prado provided regulatory advice to IRB Brasil Resseguros in the context of its potential IPO. Insurance litigation and arbitration is another area of strength.

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Marcelo Mansur Haddad - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 3

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The multidisciplinary team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is led by New York based antitrust and international trade expert Amadeu Ribeiro. Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto is a key contact in the São Paulo office; his broad expertise takes in trade remedies, customs, antitrust, administrative and regulatory law. Clients include Sarstedt and Reynolds Polymer Technology.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ impressive client roster includes Carrefour, Embraer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and JP Morgan. Vilma Toshie Kutomi and Domingos Antonio Fortunato Netto advise on strategic labour claims and the full range of non-contentious matters, and were joined by Dario Abrahão Rabay, formerly at Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, in February 2016.

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Vilma Toshie Kutomi - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

With one of the largest infrastructure practices in the market, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has ‘vast experience dealing with concessions’. Among its recent PPP work, it advised Citéluz Serviços de Iluminação Urbana on participating in the R$750m tender process for the maintenance, optimisation, operation and expansion of the City of Cuiaba’s public lighting system. The group also acted as Brazilian counsel to the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Banco Santander and a syndicate of other banks on $3.1bn long-term credit facilities extended to steel manufacturer Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém. Pablo Sorj is recommended along with Bruno Werneck, who handles work ‘with mastery and technical competence’.

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Pablo Sorj - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The multi-disciplinary, São Paulo-based team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is ‘proactive’, ‘reliable’ and ‘flexible’. It handles the full spread of public law matters – transactional, contentious and regulatory – and is currently advising a biotechnology company in administrative proceedings seeking to dismiss a public bidding procedure. The firm bolstered its compliance and anti-corruption team with the hire of Thiago Jabor Pinheiro from Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados and former CADE Commissioner Carlos Emmanuel Joppert Ragazzo. Bruno Dario Werneck is highly recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is regularly instructed in high-value transactions by its client base of real estate developers, investors and companies in the retail and hospitality sectors. 2015 was a busy year for the practice; among its highlights, it acted for a developer and manager of shopping centres on the acquisition of a new mall, and assisted a multinational technology company in the negotiation of the lease for a property in Rio de Janeiro. Rossana Fernandes Duarte heads the practice, which includes key associate Mariana Spoto Cobra.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados provides ‘an excellent service on all levels’, covering contracts and investments in the media and entertainment field, and regulatory matters in the telecoms sector. Highlights included assisting Netflix in relation to content regulation, data privacy, and consumer matters, and advising Sony on the launch of a video platform. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is ‘very attentive’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The already sizeable team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados was further bolstered in 2015 by the arrival of Leonardo Homsy from Campos Mello Advogados. Split between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, with additional resources in the firm’s Brasília office, the tax department handles a diverse workload of contentious and non-contentious matters. The ‘highly skilledFlávio Mifano was part of a multi-disciplinary team which advised BB Elo Cartões Participações on its joint venture with Cielo, while Andrea Bazzo Lauletta and Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz advised Renova Energia on the tax elements of a sale (via swap) of renewable energy assets to TerraForm Global. Other key names among the department’s ‘skilled professionals’ are Roberto Quiroga Mosquera and litigator Glaucia Maria Lauletta Frascino.

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Roberto Quiroga Mosquera - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Transport and shipping: shipping - ranked: tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados covers both aviation and shipping/maritime work. Giovani Loss and Pablo Sorj are the key names for project finance in the shipping sector. On the aviation side, clients include Azul Linhas Aéreas, United Airlines, VRG Linhas Aéreas and Gol; the firm recently advised the latter on a strategic agreement with Delta Air Lines.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 3

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The ‘proactive’ team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados gives ‘practical advice’ on transactions, represents clients in administrative proceedings, and is increasingly instructed in regulatory matters. Its recent work includes advising China Power Investment Corporation on the $2.2bn purchase of two wind power plants and three wind power projects from Pacific Hydro. Pablo Sorj, Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito and Bruno Dario Werneck (who ‘maintains an excellent relationship with clients’), are all recommended.

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Hydrocarbons
Energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

The ‘committed, business-oriented and fast’ team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is highly rated for finance and M&A matters in the oil-and-gas sector. The ‘well-connected’ Giovani Loss is ‘first-to-mind when planning to instruct a Brazilian oil-and-gas lawyer’, and recently advised BG Group on assigning 10% of its rights and obligations in four deepwater blocks in the Barreirinhas Basin. Other work for the team included assisting OGX on the sale of two offshore oil blocks to AziLat, and continuing to advise CNODC in relation to the Libra oil field. Senior associate Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres is ‘outstanding in oil-and-gas transactions’.

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Giovani Loss - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Bruno Werneck is the name to note for mining work at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, which has an excellent reputation for finance work in the sector, regularly advising major banks. The practice also covers regulatory assistance and due diligence.

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