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Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

ALAMEDA SANTOS, 1940, 3º e 5º ANDRES, CERQUEIRA CÉSAR, SÃO PAULO CEP 01418-200, BRAZIL
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Work +55 11 3723 7300
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www.rolimvlc.com

Brazil

Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 6

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados fields a sizeable team, with resources across its Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices. Among a long list of recent highlights, Fábio Appendino’s advised Kuttner do Brasil on its acquisition of a 75% stake in IMF Brasil. The compliance team also had a busy year, covering areas such as compliance training, reviews of compliance programmes, investigations and crisis management; Luis Gustavo Miranda and associate Paulo Teixeira Fernandes are key contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 7

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados’ ‘proactive, technically excellent’ dispute resolution group acts for clients such as Claro, Gerdau and Samarco Mineração. Helvécio Franco Maia Junior is recommended for labour litigation.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Specialising in environmental preventative consultancy and litigation, Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados continues to advise Kinross and Vale on environmental licensing matters and conflict mediation related to mining projects. In other areas, it is assisting Femsa with the licensing, permitting and negotiation concerning the installation and operation of a new industrial plant in the state of Minas Gerais. Thiago Pastor heads the six-strong team.

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

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Alessandro Mendes Cardoso co-heads the tax, customs and social security department at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados. Associate Tatiana Rezende Torres is a specialist in these areas, and João Dácio Rolim has broad expertise in international trade.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Belo Horizonte based Luis Gustavo Miranda leads the projects and infrastructure team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados. It recently advised Fiat Automóveis on an agreement with the public prosecutor’s office and several environmental authorities regarding the implementation of the Cavernas do Peruaçu national park.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Luis Gustavo Miranda and Fábio Appendino head the practice at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados, which has been active advising on land regularisation, real estate development, and acquisitions. The firm has ancillary corporate, compliance and infrastructure expertise.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados stands out for its litigation expertise. It recently represented Claro in administrative litigation concerning consumer matters, and acted for Telefônica in proceedings against telecoms regulator ANATEL. Counsel Rodrigo Azevedo Greco ‘always brings critical input’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados had a busy year in 2017, across contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Among its specialisms are indirect tax and tax incentives for research and development. In tax planning, the group works closely with the firm’s corporate and regulated sectors departments. Key figures in the large team include founding partner João Dácio Rolim, Luciana Goulart Ferreira, Cristiano Augusto Ganz Viotti and Frederico de Almeida Fonseca.

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

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

The aviation team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados is experienced in aircraft leasing and warranty negotiations. It recently issued a writ of mandamus concerning the tax assessment of the lease of an aircraft flight simulator and an operator. Ricardo Alvarenga is ‘excellent’.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Providing ‘valuable advice’, Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados is best known for its work on regulatory matters in the power sector. It is representing CPFL Paulista in arbitration regarding power purchase agreements, as well as in litigation concerning the enforcement of ANEEL regulations. Maria João Rolim is the name to note.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

The mining team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados has a strong reputation for litigation, while its recent non-contentious work includes assisting Kinross Brasil Mineração in relation to the regularisation of activities within mining projects. Another highlight was advising Vale on developing its mining projects, including advising on matters of indigenous territories and assisting with an analysis of the administrative process before the National Indian Foundation. Thiago Pastor leads the team.

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