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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

AV JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK 1455, 5TH, 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS, 04543-011 SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown regularly advises syndicated lenders on loans to Brazilian companies, and is experienced in cross-border financings. The team has been active in debt restructuring, advising clients such as Banco Bradesco, Banco Santander, Banco Rabobank, Itaú Unibanco and GE Capital. The latter instructed the team on the debt restructuring of Queiroz Galvão Energia and other companies in the group. Eduardo Lima is the name to note.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Formed in 2014, the cohesive bankruptcy and insolvency practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown acts for creditors, trustees, bankruptcy trustees, debtors, bondholders and investors in distressed assets. Leonardo Morato represented BNY Mellon as trustee of notes issued by Oi Group in connection with its judicial reorganisation; the team’s mandate also included defending trustees’ rights under the judicial proceeding. Luciana Celidonio and associate Olivia Roxo Nobre do Amaral Mesquita are other active members of the team.

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 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Carlos Motta heads the team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, which stands out for its international expertise. A highlight in 2017 was advising CCR, which manages ten toll road concessions, on a follow-on offering of shares worth R$4.1m; and, on the underwriter side, advising Banco Itaú BBA, Banco Santander and others on a follow-on offering of shares in International Meal Company worth R$445m. Caio Cossermelli and Paula Magalhães left for Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in June 2018, reducing the number of partners on the team to three.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is well positioned to handle cross-border mergers thanks to its international office network, and it also acts for Brazilian companies in a multitude of sectors in cartel investigations. Among its recent high-profile work, the team acted for SETCESP - Sindicato das Empresas de Transporte de Cargas e Região in an abuse of dominant position claim against the Brazilian postal service, ECT. Eduardo Molan Gaban leads the team, which includes associate Bruno Droghetti Magalhães Santos and cooperates closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A department.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

An excellent firm in all respects’, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is well positioned to handle cross-border M&A thanks to its international office network, and earns particular plaudits for its ‘timely and professional responses’ and ‘solution-oriented approach’. The broad corporate department also takes in debt and equity capital markets. In the compliance area, the team has grown to a total of ten lawyers, including Luís Inácio Lucena Adams in Brasília. The firm is also highly recommended for its expertise in corporate transactions in the oil and gas sector, where Alexandre Chequer and counsel Tiago do Monte Macêdo attract strong praise. Victor Galante co-heads the department with Chequer, and Carlos Motta and Daniel Gunzburger are also recommended.

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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’s São Paulo team, which includes Luciana Celidonio and Leonardo Morato, devotes most of its time to banking and finance disputes, with recent work including representing a banking syndicate in relation to the recovery of approximately R$400m debt from infrastructure group Grupo Tomé. The Rio de Janeiro office handles oil and gas sector work, such as continuing to defend Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade in litigation brought by fishermen following an oil spill. Brasília-based Luís Adams and the ‘always availableGustavo Fernandes de Andrade in Rio de Janeiro are both ‘business-oriented’.

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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 has recently been active in issues related to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for the exploitation of natural resources. The group has notable expertise in energy sector matters, regularly acting for clients such as nationwide energy trading company Diferencial Energia and power generation company ENEVA. Practice head Paulo de Bessa Antunes is highly rated for complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown advises on insurance and reinsurance claims, products and transactions, and is particularly recommended for aviation insurance and liability. Julio Costa and associate Eduardo Penna – who ‘dedicate a high level of attention’ and provide ‘timely responses’ – recently advised Swiss Re on a new contingent liability policy.

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

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Highly regarded partner Eduardo Molan Gaban heads the government and global trade practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. The team acts for multinational corporations, governments and trade associations in trade remedies cases, trade compliance matters and WTO disputes.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

The labour department of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is highly recommended for contentious matters. Its recent work includes representing ASG Software in litigation, while on the non-contentious side it assisted CA Technologies in relation to complex compensation plans. Eduardo Soto is the name to note.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has extensive international ties and regularly acts on large infrastructure and construction projects. With particular expertise on the financing side, it is advising Banco Credit Agricole do Brasil, Banco Santander, Banco BTG Pactual and Banco ABC Brasil on an ongoing infrastructure project, including in relation to new security, guarantees from existing sponsors and potential investments by new investors. The ‘agile’ and ‘supportiveEduardo Lima is recommended alongside Bruno Aurélio.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Under the leadership of Bruno Aurélio, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has developed a strong public law and regulatory practice, acting for clients in the transport, power and sanitation sectors, among others. Aurélio and Eduardo Lima advised Consortium Walks on the bid process for public lighting in the municipality of São Paulo.

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

The ‘accurate’ and ‘business-oriented’ team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is regularly involved in big-ticket transactions. Its experience takes in real estate investments, built-to-suit agreements, securitisation transactions, property regularisation, and commercial and residential developments. As well as its work on large transactions, it also provides ongoing advice to clients such as GTIS Partners, which it assists in the leasing and management of several significant properties in São Paulo. José Paulo Marzagão leads the team and is recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

The highly regarded tax team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is particularly renowned for its work in the oil and gas and telecoms sectors. The standalone group generates a range of tax consulting and litigation work, and also works alongside colleagues in the corporate/M&A group on transactions. Ivan Tauil heads the department, which includes key partners Eduardo Maccari Telles and Carolina Bottino and counts Dow Chemical Company and Ubisoft among its clients. Ana Luiza Martins and Guido Vinci are also recommended.

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

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Clients of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown can count on ‘short response times’ and ‘plenty of attention’. Julio Costa advised Avianca on the implementation of new air carriage regulations. As well as advising airlines, the group acts for airport operators, ground handlers, lessors, insurer and reinsurers, and aircraft financiers.

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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

With ‘an exceptional response time’, the power team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has ‘strong technical knowledge of the law’. It is assisting Parnaíba Gás Natural in the acquisition of stakes in the Azulão oil field previously owned by Petrobras; and advised Total on the acquisition of a number of thermal power plants. ‘Business-oriented’ senior counsel Débora Yanasse is recommended alongside Eduardo Lima.

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

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Delivering an ‘excellent’ overall level of service, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is highly recommended for oil and gas work in Brazil. A highlight in 2017 was assisting Total with its acquisition of oil and gas assets and thermal power plants worth $2.2bn. The group also advised Maersk Oil on the sale of its assets in Brazil to Total, a transaction worth $7.45bn. Alexandre Chequer and Victor Galante are ‘not only experts in the legal area, but more importantly they understand the oil and gas industry’. Special counsel Tiago Macêdo joined from the National Petroleum Agency.

Leading lawyers

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

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