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Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

AV AFONSO PENA, 3.111, 7¬ļ, 8¬ļ, E 14¬ļ ANDARES, FUNCION√ĀRIOS, BELO HORIZONTE, MG CEP 30130-008, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 31 2104 2800
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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

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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.

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