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Brazil

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados saw the arrival of competition, compliance and regulatory expert Patricia Agra Araújo from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in 2016. She has been representing numerous clients in procedures before CADE, including acting for Corning in a cartel investigation. New clients of the team include Supergasbras Energia and Invepar.

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

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados has significant M&A experience, and is regularly instructed by its established client base of energy and infrastructure companies. In one recent example, Daniela Zaitz advised São Martinho on the purchase of Petrobras’ stake in joint venture company Nova Fronteira BioEnergia. Renata Castro Veloso is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

L.O. Baptista Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados’ ‘excellent team works in tune’, and is active across civil class actions, corporate disputes, enforcement suits and administrative proceedings. Canon and sugar producer São Martinho are long-term clients, with André Camerlingo Alves currently involved in the representation of both. The firm has a standout arbitration practice, with the ‘prepared and articulateMaurício Almeida Prado, the ‘combativeAdriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes all highly rated; the group is particularly active in large infrastructure project disputes, as well as in national and international contract disputes.

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

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados demonstrates ‘deep knowledge’ in the international trade field, and is noted for its ‘fast responses’. It assists a diverse client base in relation to imports, exports, customs valuations and trade embargoes, and it is also experienced in representing companies in anti-dumping investigations. Practice head Cynthia Kramer attracts particular plaudits for her ‘knowledge of international issues, specifically regarding the WTO and WCO’. Since the conclusion of research, Cynthia Kramer has left the firm and Daniela Zaitz has assumed leadership of the practice.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados defended a Brazilian company in litigation filed by former high-level executives, and assisted another client in an investigation initiated by the labour prosecutor’s office. Practice head Fábio Chong de Limagets straight to the point’, and ‘always weighs the advantages and risks of a situation’.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista AdvogadosFernando Marcondes has ‘excellent knowledge of the construction sector’, and has recently been involved in a range of transportation and energy projects. The firm split from Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel in January 2017.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados’ ‘proactive and committed’ team covers tax planning, consulting and litigation. Marcos Ribeiro Barbosa’s recent work includes defending a company against a tax assessment filed in São Paulo. João Victor Guedes Santos and associate Alessandra Oliveira De Simone are also recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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Brazil

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados saw the arrival of competition, compliance and regulatory expert Patricia Agra Araújo from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in 2016. She has been representing numerous clients in procedures before CADE, including acting for Corning in a cartel investigation. New clients of the team include Supergasbras Energia and Invepar.

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

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados has significant M&A experience, and is regularly instructed by its established client base of energy and infrastructure companies. In one recent example, Daniela Zaitz advised São Martinho on the purchase of Petrobras’ stake in joint venture company Nova Fronteira BioEnergia. Renata Castro Veloso is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

L.O. Baptista Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados’ ‘excellent team works in tune’, and is active across civil class actions, corporate disputes, enforcement suits and administrative proceedings. Canon and sugar producer São Martinho are long-term clients, with André Camerlingo Alves currently involved in the representation of both. The firm has a standout arbitration practice, with the ‘prepared and articulateMaurício Almeida Prado, the ‘combativeAdriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes all highly rated; the group is particularly active in large infrastructure project disputes, as well as in national and international contract disputes.

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

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados demonstrates ‘deep knowledge’ in the international trade field, and is noted for its ‘fast responses’. It assists a diverse client base in relation to imports, exports, customs valuations and trade embargoes, and it is also experienced in representing companies in anti-dumping investigations. Practice head Cynthia Kramer attracts particular plaudits for her ‘knowledge of international issues, specifically regarding the WTO and WCO’. Since the conclusion of research, Cynthia Kramer has left the firm and Daniela Zaitz has assumed leadership of the practice.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados defended a Brazilian company in litigation filed by former high-level executives, and assisted another client in an investigation initiated by the labour prosecutor’s office. Practice head Fábio Chong de Limagets straight to the point’, and ‘always weighs the advantages and risks of a situation’.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista AdvogadosFernando Marcondes has ‘excellent knowledge of the construction sector’, and has recently been involved in a range of transportation and energy projects. The firm split from Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel in January 2017.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados’ ‘proactive and committed’ team covers tax planning, consulting and litigation. Marcos Ribeiro Barbosa’s recent work includes defending a company against a tax assessment filed in São Paulo. João Victor Guedes Santos and associate Alessandra Oliveira De Simone are also recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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