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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

RUA TEIXEIRA DE FREITAS 31, 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH FLOOR, 20021-350 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, BRAZIL
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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Eduardo Lima’s banking and finance team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown specialises in syndicated loan transactions. It recently handled several debt restructurings, such as advising Banco Santander, Banco Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco on the amendment of Enfil’s banking credit certificates and collateral agreements for R$152m in debt. Other work included assisting Atlantic Offshore in the financing of three vessels, and advising GE Energy Financial Services, as guarantor, on a R$600m bridge loan for the construction of 14 wind farms. The firm’s client roster includes many large banks, such as Banco do Brasil, Banco Votorantim and BNP Paribas.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown serves a broad range of national and international clients, including creditors, bondholders, trustees and bankruptcy trustees. Among a series of significant recent mandates, it represented Bank of New York Mellon as trustee for the notes issued by Oi in its judicial reorganisation, and advised HSBC as creditor in relation to Tonon Group’s judicial restructuring. Leonardo Morato led on both matters, working with Luciana Celidonio and associate Olivia Roxo Nobre do Amaral Mesquita.

Next generation lawyers

Olivia Roxo Nobre do Amaral Mesquita - Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown’s impressive track record includes advising Sanepar on its R$1.76bn re-IPO, with Banco Bradesco BBI, Banco Itaú BBA, Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Votorantim as underwriters; and assisting Inbrands with its fourth restricted efforts debenture issuance, in the amount of R$474m. Caio Cossermelli led the advice on both matters, while practice head Carlos Motta was active across equity and bond instructions. Milton Pinatti left for Lobo de Rizzo Advogados.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Eduardo Molan Gaban heads the antitrust practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. Cross-border merger reviews are a particular strength, with the team able to leverage the firm’s broad international network. Among a host of significant engagements in 2016, the firm acted for Wells Fargo on its acquisition of a loan and commercial lease portfolio from GE Capital. Paulo Leonardo Casagrande is now with Stocche Forbes Advogados.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

The ‘responsive’ and ‘business-oriented’ team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Browndelivers a high-quality service’. The sizeable corporate practice benefits from the firm’s full-service capabilities, which sees multi-disciplinary teams of corporate, tax, real estate and competition partners working together on large transactions. Strengths include the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, where many of the team’s largest M&A transactions take place. In a recent highlight, Carlos Motta advised CR Almeida on the bidding process for a share in the control of major infrastructure company EcoRodovias Infraestrutura e Logística. Victor Galante and Alexandre Chequer co-head the team alongside Motto, with Guilherme Vieira da Silva also recommended. Paulo Rage made partner in 2017; he has significant experience in cross-border transactions involving Latin American, Middle Eastern and African jurisdictions. Brasília-based Luís Inácio Lucena Adams is a key contact for compliance matters.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has ‘a real understanding of urgency in addressing issues’, and is currently defending Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade in litigation brought by fishermen who allegedly suffered moral damages and loss of profit after an oil spill. Gustavo Fernandes de Andrade, Roberto Figueiredo, Luciana Celidonio and Leonardo Morato are recommended. Brasília-based Luís Adams, a former Attorney General, has joined the group, while Bernardo Weaver left after only a short period at the firm.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown was active in 2016 in relation to the environmental licensing of new projects. Particularly active in the energy sector, it regularly acts for large national corporations such as Transpetro and thermoelectric plant operator Pecém. Practice head Paulo de Bessa Antunes is highly rated for disputes, and is experienced in native community matters.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Multi-jurisdictional litigation is a strength of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, which benefits from a strong international network. Julio Costa leads the team, which recently represented FAIRFAX and Grupo Segurador BB e Mapfre in a product liability dispute in Brazil and the US. In an illustration of both its crisis management expertise and its experience in the transportation sector, the team also acted for FAIRFAX in claims arising from the crash of a Eurocopter AS-5649 helicopter.

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

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brownprovides a top service to the market’, regularly assisting multinational companies in international trade matters. Practice head Eduardo Molan Gaban attracts strong praise.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown’s labour and employment group is highly recommended for contentious work, and added a number of new clients to its portfolio, including ASG Software and CA Technologies. After former practice head Maurício Tanabe moved to Campos Mello Advogados, the group found a new head in Eduardo Soto, formerly at now-defunct firm Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

With extensive international ties, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown regularly acts on large infrastructure and construction projects. ‘Excellent negotiatorEduardo Lima led advice to Consórcio Walks on the bidding procedure for the expansion, operation and maintenance of the public lighting network infrastructure of the municipality of São Paulo. In 2016, Bruno Aurélio joined from Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, while Salim Jorge Saud Neto left to found Saud Advogados.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown established a public law practice in 2016 when a team led by the highly regarded Bruno Aurélio joined from Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados. Praised for its ‘agility and advanced knowledge’, the firm has a strong track record in contentious and non-contentious matters. Associates Gabriela Silvério Palhuca and Renan Sona Silva are also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Gabriela Silvério Palhuca - Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Renan Sona Silva - Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

At Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, practice head José Paulo Marzagão is a well-known figure in the Brazilian real estate market. He and senior associate Jessica Nunes de Queiroz were part of a team advising Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Center on the sale of Shopping Galleria from one subsidiary to another in the context of a corporate reorganisation; and associate Maria Carolina Gelmetti Gimenez and others advised GLP Brasil Empreendimentos e Participações on an association agreement for the construction of various logistics centre warehouses.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

The six-partner team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown attracts a balanced workflow of transactional, consultancy and contentious taxation matters. It enjoys a significant reputation in the oil and gas sector, and also has notable experience in the telecoms sector. Key contacts in Rio de Janeiro include Eduardo Maccari Telles, Guido Vinci and Ivan Tauil, and Ana Luiza Martins in São Paulo is also recommended.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

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

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

The power team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has ‘a business-oriented approach to legal issues and deep knowledge of the industry’. Counsel Débora Yanasse displays ‘extraordinary attention to detail’ and is recommended along with Eduardo Lima. The group assisted Total in the acquisition of a number of thermo power plants, and advised GE Energy Financial Services on a R$600m bridge loan granted by Banco Santander to finance the construction of 14 wind farms.

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Hydrocarbons
Energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

A highly recommended firm for oil and gas work in Brazil, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown also has excellent international exposure. Recent highlights include advising Sinochem Petróleo Brasil on the potential assignment of its participating interest in two exploration blocks to Perenco; and assisting alumina refinery Alunorte in the structuring of an LNG project to provide gas to its facilities and potentially to other customers. Alexandre Chequer and Victor Galante are recommended. Leonardo Costa is now with Campos Mello Advogados.

Leading lawyers

Alexandre Chequer - Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

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