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Demarest Advogados

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Incorporated in 1948, Demarest became one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil and is ranked among major law firms in Latin America.

Demarest ensures a high-quality and effective service to its clients by permanently investing in and improving the education and qualifications of its staff (over 250 lawyers and approximately 280 back-office personnel). The multidisciplinary model of performance - with a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals - also contributes to Demarest's performance.

Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross-border transactions through a structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil and New York.

Excellence: building a history of success requires being attentive to the movements of the constantly evolving market and all sectors of society, investing in the selection and development of its talents in the modernisation of its infrastructure, increasingly effective management processes imposed by an ethical and transparent work environment that may foster the diversity of ideas and innovation within the firm, with the purpose of always seeking the best solutions.

Demarest is constantly ranked as one of the most reputable Brazilian transactional law firms, considering the number of transactions held and value of deals. It sponsors several clients for matters involving dispute resolution that are above BRL1trn, with a high success rate.

Citizenship: for Demarest, part of its purpose of contributing to Brazil's development is accomplished by means of a socially responsible conduct that is accomplished through three major areas of activity: pro bono legal services, social actions and incentive laws.

Pro bono legal services: conscious of the need to provide legal assistance to the poor and the needy, Demarest encourages its legal team to provide pro bono legal services. By means of partnerships with Instituto Pro Bono and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Demarest provides legal advice to non-governmental and non-profit organizations - such as: Casa do Pequeno Cidad?o; IBEF - Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos de Finan?as de S?o Paulo; IDIS - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social; Instituto Akatu; MASP - Museu de Arte de S?o Paulo; Sou do Esporte; and The Womanity Foundation - that need legal support in various practice areas.

Social actions: Demarest encourages its members to perform actions intended for social well-being and sustainability. Among those activities is the donation of products to old people's and children's homes, blood donation campaigns, paper recycling and selective collection programs, including the correct disposal of electronic wastes. Another noteworthy action is the partnership with Unibes - Uni?o Brasileira-Israelita do Bem-Estar Social, through which adolescents are given the opportunity of a traineeship at the firm and the possibility of boosting their professional education and entering the job market.

Incentive laws: through tax incentive laws, Demarest reinforces its social role. Each year, the firm provides support to several cultural and sports projects, always focusing on education and social inclusion.

International alliances: leadership and continuous commitment to the local market and its clients. These traits qualify Demarest and make it the sole Brazilian law firm member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms, and also a member of The Interlex Group. Besides certifying Demarest's global quality, membership in these entities provides an extensive network of co-operation and sharing of information with leading law firms around the globe, and enables Demarest to deal with cost-efficiency and accuracy in the most challenging cross-border international cases.

Clients: Demarest is also recognized for its ability, initiative and dedication to providing responsible, efficient and high-quality legal service to all of its clients in Brazil and abroad. The firm advises several multinational companies and the largest Brazilian groups in a vast range of industries, such as: 3M, Air France, Bacardi-Martini, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, BP, Braskem, British Telecom, Cencosud, Clariant, Deloitte, Diageo, Diebold, Dow, Goodyear, IAG Group (British Airways and Iberia), IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Metro, Mercedes-Benz, Monsanto, Motorola, Nestl?, Netflix, Nike, Odebrecht, Pfizer, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Qatar Petroleum, TAM, Time Warner, Unilever, Universal Studios, Visteon, Volkswagen, Votorantim and others. It also advises in private equity, investments and sovereign funds such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., Banco BTG Pactual, CIC - China Investment Corporation, GIC - Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, Invepar, Morgan Stanley, OTPP Board, Vinci Capital, and Vinci Partners, among others.

Foreign desks: as leverage among the other Brazilian law firms, Demarest competes to give legal advice worldwide to international companies seeking to invest in Brazil and Brazilian companies, or those intending to open business units around the globe. The firm's foreign desks have particular knowledge and expertise in specific regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Spain and Latin America. It also has a good relationship with the European Community and North America.

Firm overview: senior statesmen (6): Altamiro Boscoli, Lauro Ayrosa, Naum Rotenberg, Oswaldo Moraes, Oswaldo Sant'Anna, Roberto Portella

Partners (60): Alessandra Pereira, Ana Carolina Audi, Andoni Hern?ndez, Andr? Alarcon, Andr? Freire, Ant?nio Carlos Frugis, Antonio Carlos Gon?alves, Antonio Giglio, Ant?nio Aires, Any Pera?a, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Carlo Verona, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, C?ssia Pizzotti, Catarina Rodrigues, Celso Xavier, Christiano Chagas, Claudia Maluf, Claudio Mattos, Daniel Andreoli, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eloisa Curi, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Gon?alo Godinho, Guilherme Vieira da Silva, Jo?o Almeida, Jos? Diaz, Joyl Gondim, Katia Zambrano, Lucas Tavares, Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky, Luciana Penteado, Luiz Fernando Sant'Anna, Marcello Della Monica, Marcello Pedroso, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Marcelo Annunziata, Marcia Cicarelli, Maria Helena Bragaglia, Maria Lucia Almeida Prado e Silva, Maur?cio Levy, Mauro Luz, Newton Marzag?o, Paola Pugliese, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Pedro Cust?dio, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Renato Poltronieri, Rodrigo Dam?zio, Rodrigo Campos, S?lvio Venosa, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Sandim, Thiago Giantomassi, Thiago Maia

Main areas of practice

Agribusiness, aviation law, banking and finance, biotechnology, capital markets, competition/antitrust, compliance, contracts, corporate criminal law, corporate law, corporate restructuring, energy, environmental, government relations, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, international trade and customs, labor and employment, litigation and arbitration, maritime law, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, product liability, public and regulatory, real estate, social security, sports and entertainment, and tax.

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