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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

RUA LAURO MULLER, 116, 42ND FLOOR, SUITE 4205, TORRE RIO DUL, BOTAFOGO, RIO DE JANEIRO 22290-906, BRAZIL
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Work +55 21 3299 7100
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Fax +55 21 3299 7101
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www.loboderizzo.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ banking and finance, capital markets and projects teams work very closely together, and are active in the infrastructure sector. Other work included advising Itaú Unibanco and Banco Rabobank on a credit capitalisation transaction with Óleoplan in order to finance the company’s export activities. Milton Pinatti and Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli are the names to note.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados regularly handles debt transactions. Milton Pinatti advised energy distributor CPFL on an issuance of non-convertible debentures, while Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli acted for the Inter-American Development Bank, as senior lender, on a third issuance of subordinated debentures by the concessionaire of São Paulo’s Metro Line Four. The scope of the practice has been broadened by the arrival of Caio Cossermelli and Paula Magalhães from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in June 2018.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados provides ‘sophisticated antitrust advice’ to its client base of major international and Brazilian companies and their employees, and its ‘excellent client service extends through the ranks from partners to associates’. On the merger side, recent highlights include advising Mosaic on the acquisition of Vale’s fertilizer business; Sérgio Varella Bruna led the team, which included senior associate Natalia Salzedas Pinheiro da Silveira and associate Marina Lissa Oda Horita. The department also has notable experience in cartel investigations.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 2

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

The already sizeable team at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados saw further expansion with the hire of Leonardo Diogo Batista from Dias Carneiro Advogados and Ana Paula Miguel, who re-joined the firm from private equity house Vinci Partners. The department is well versed in representing multinational and domestic companies and private equity firms, and its strong knowledge in regulated sectors such as energy and transport is a major draw. Among a long list of significant transactions, it acted for Mosaic in its acquisition of Vale’s fertiliser business, with Valdo Cestari de Rizzo leading the team on this cross-border deal. Otávio Lucas Solano Valério assisted Itaúsa in its acquisition of a 7.65% stake in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste held by Brookfield through an investment fund. Regina Gasulla Bouza, Rodrigo Millar de Castro Guerra, In Hee Cho and associate Marcelo Frioli Droghetti are other active members of the department.

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Marcelo Frioli Droghetti - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 5

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ practice head Luis Fernando Guerrero is recommended for arbitration, and associate Patricia Paoliello Lamaneres Binnie has strong litigation expertise. The team is acting for Bombardier Transportation in litigation arising from the termination of a service agreement for the construction of a São Paulo subway line. A long-term client is Dia Brasil, which the group represents in its judicial and administrative civil litigation including contractual disputes with franchisees. It also acts for Itaúsa in contractual disputes, and for Corning in judicial and administrative disputes.

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Luis Fernando Guerrero - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Environment
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Renata Soares Piazzon - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 5

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is ‘excellent in all areas’. Recent work includes assisting a large multinational group in setting up operations in Brazil. The ‘competent’ Fabio Medeiros joined from Machado Associados in September 2017, bringing with him expertise in social security matters.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados broadened its projects and infrastructure practice with the arrival of public law expert Rodnei Iazzetta from Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados in January 2018; the group now covers the full life cycle of projects from a public law as well as project finance perspective, with Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli and Milton Pinatti the other two partners in the team. Recent work includes advising Atlantic Energias Renováveis on the financing of wind farm projects.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Under the leadership of senior associate Daniela de Pontes Andrade, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has notable experience in the sale and purchase of urban and rural property, and assists corporate clients on a range of construction and real estate matters.

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Daniela de Pontes Andrade - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

The five-partner tax practice at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has seen growth in recent years, and is notable for its work on transactional tax and transfer pricing matters, as well as handling a range of tax consulting and litigation. Alexandre Siciliano Borges and Mariana Miranda Lima are recommended together with recently promoted senior associate Maria Carolina Bachur.

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Maria Carolina Bachur - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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