The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

RUA LAURO MULLER, 116 - SL 3405, TORRO RIO SUL, BOTAFOGO, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ CEP 22290-160, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 21 3543 1800
Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

With multiple offices in Brazil, Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados covers a lot of ground geographically. The firm has a diverse and busy corporate practice that handles a range of transactional and non-transactional matters. Its clients include well-known players in the energy, mining, natural resources and construction industries, among others. A team led by Fábio Appendino has been providing assistance to one energy-sector client with the sale of five power generation assets.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)
Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) - ranked: tier 6

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados¬†stands out in the energy and automotive industries, though its litigation expertise extends beyond these sectors. Helv√©cio Franco Maia J√ļnior¬†leads the team, which is based in Belo Horizonte and is well versed in high-value disputes, including at the superior courts. Names to note at the senior associate level include Patr√≠cia Pilo Bittencourt Redig, Lu√≠s Felipe Bernardes S√° Teles¬†and Andresa Cunha de Faria.

[back to top]

Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados, under the lead of Thiago Pastor, combines environmental law expertise with mining knowledge. He led advice to  Kinross Brasil Mineração on the licensing of a mining project expansion. Other clients include CPFL Renováveis, Mosaic Fertilizantes and Vale.

[back to top]

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

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

The tax and customs team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados includes specialists in customs, social security, corporate and public law. In recent work, a team led by aviation partner Ricardo Alvarenga advised a client on importation and customs clearance of certain aircraft. Joao Dácio Rolim and Alessandro Mendes Cardoso head the department.

[back to top]

Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' projects and infrastructure team recently advised Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil on the construction of a steel plant. Luis Gustavo Miranda is recommended.

[back to top]

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' clients include real estate, mining and automotive companies, and its advice covers property regularisation, due diligence and acquisitions. The multidisciplinary team of corporate, real estate and infrastructure specialists is led by Luis Gustavo Miranda and Fabio Appendino.

[back to top]

TMT
TMT: Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' telecoms-practice counsel Rodrigo Azevedo Greco excels at handling disputes in the sector. He is representing Telef√īnica Brasil in litigation against telecoms regulatory agency ANATEL concerning the amount paid for operation in the 700MHz radiofrequency. Other matters include assisting Claro with administrative procedures.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Tax Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

The 'open, transparent, well-organised and service-oriented' team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados is split between multiple offices, giving the department significant geographic coverage across Brazil. The practice handles the full array of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, and particularly stands out for its expertise in tax incentives for R&D and tech innovation. The already large group grew further with the hires of Luis Felipe Campos from EY and Fernanda Oliveira Silveira from Martinelli Advocacia Empresarial S/C. Luciana Goulart Ferreira, Joao Dácio Rolim, Cristiano Augusto Ganz Viotti and Frederico de Almeida Fonseca are all names to note.

[back to top]

Transport and shipping
Transport and shipping: Aviation - ranked: tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados advises aircraft manufacturers and airlines on aircraft leasing transactions and warranty negotiations. On the contentious side, the group represented Pacific Coast Group in litigation concerning the repossession of two Boeing 727 cargo aircraft leased to Total Linhas Aéreas. Practice head Ricardo Alvarenga is 'technical and available'.

[back to top]

Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Electricity - ranked: tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados has a marked focus on regulatory work under the leadership of renowned energy specialist Maria João Rolim. Among its recent high-profile cases, the group represented CTEEP and ABRATE’s interests in a public hearing conducted by ANEEL concerning the methodology and procedures of the periodic tariff revision of electricity transmission services. It also advised EDP Espírito Santo on an administrative claim before ANEEL considering responsibility for the alleged inefficient use of the transmission system.

Leading individuals

Maria Jo√£o Rolim - Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

[back to top]

Mining
Mining - ranked: tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados handles an array of operational and regulatory mining matters, with litigation standing out as a sweet spot; it also routinely assists mining companies with permitting, title issues and commercial work. Key contact Thiago Pastor recently advised Vale on matters relating to indigenous territories, among other issues. Kinross Brasil Mineração, AngloGold Ashanti Brasil Mineração and Brazilian Nickel are also representative clients.

[back to top]


Further information on Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados in other jurisdictions.

Brazil

Offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • DO FIDIC RULE APPLY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN UAE?

    Since a very long time, FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) is commonly used a standard for international construction and engineering contracts and is very frequently used in UAE. It mainly governs the construction works within the country and in GCC. 
  • Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (‚Äú CMB ‚ÄĚ) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the Communiqu√© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (‚Äú Communiqu√© ‚ÄĚ), on October 3, 2019. The Communiqu√© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (‚ÄúFTS‚ÄĚ) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept.¬†
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the ‚ÄúDanish Beneficial Ownership Cases‚ÄĚ, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of¬† ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan ¬† [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.