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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 3900, 12th FLOOR, ITAIM BIBI, SÃO PAULO 04538-132, BRAZIL
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Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ banking and finance team saw some changes in 2016, with Milton Pinatti joining from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and Felipe Eluf Creazzo leaving for K&L Gates. The other partner in the team, Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli, led advice to Itaú Unibanco and Rabobank on an issuance of export credit bills worth R$100m by Óleoplan. Another highlight was advising Vossko do Brasil Alimentos Congelados on entering into a €400m syndicated facilities agreement with Deutsche Bank as arranger and security agent. The group also acted on several debt restructurings.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is highly rated for debt transactions. Milton Pinatti, who is experienced in private placements and public debt offerings, joined the group from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in September 2016, and now works alongside Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados maintains an active merger review practice; the team works in combination with the firm’s strong corporate and M&A department, and often advises on transactions with a cross-border element. Recent engagements include advising Coca-Cola on its acquisition of certain assets from Brasil Norte. Cartel investigations also feature. Sérgio Varella Bruna leads the practice, which counts a number of experienced associates among its ranks, notably Natalia Salzedas Pinheiro da Silveira.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

An ‘excellent choice for M&A transactions’, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is ‘fast to react’ and ‘accurate’. Clients highlight the strong involvement of senior lawyers; ‘a partner is normally involved in deals, meetings and e-mails’. Key lawyer Rodrigo Millar de Castro Guerra advised Verzani & Sandrini on the acquisition of cleaning company JR Higienização; Otávio Lucas Solano Valério acted for chemical products manufacturer Elekeiroz on its purchase of a 50% stake in Nexoleum; and José Orlando de Arrochela Lobo advised Coca-Cola on its acquisition of a stake in water company Crystal Águas do Nordeste. Valdo Cestari de Rizzo and associate Marcelo Frioli Droghetti impress with ‘their ability to interact with opposing counsels, which makes the negotiations lighter and helps overcoming the challenges that normally pop up in M&A deals’. Daniella Teixeira de Carvalho Tavares joined from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Other contacts in the ‘experienced’ team include Regina Gasulla Bouza and In Hee Cho.

Next generation lawyers

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

Covering a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is currently representing Dia Brasil in civil litigation concerning franchise and supply agreements. Other highlights included representing aluminium association ABAL in a class action filed by São Paulo’s public prosecutor challenging the validity of a national reverse logistics agreement. Practice head Luis Fernando Guerrero is also increasingly active in arbitration proceedings.

Next generation lawyers

Luis Fernando Guerrero - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Recent work for Lobo de Rizzo Advogados includes assisting Mercedes-Benz in the environmental licensing procedure for a new industrial site. Practice head Renata Soares Piazzon ‘always strives to find an excellent solution’, with experience in areas including solid waste, climate change, and contaminated areas.

Next generation lawyers

Renata Soares Piazzon - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados represented longstanding client Moody’s in relation to the termination of employment of a senior executive, and also assisted the client in establishing a flexible work arrangement policy for Brazil. The practice has experienced significant personnel changes, however: former practice head Andréa Giamondo Massei Rossi departed for Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, and since research concluded, Boriska Ferreira Rocha (who joined from CFA Advogados), and Giovanna Sella Freire have left to establish labour-specialist boutique Boriska Ferreira Rocha Advogados. The firm has responded with the hire of Fabio Medeiros as new head of practice; he joins from Machado Associados.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Highly recommended for advising lenders in project financings, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advised the Inter-American Development Bank on the first issuance of subordinated debentures by the concessionaire for São Paulo’s metro line four. Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli now co-leads the team with Milton Pinatti, who joined from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. Felipe Eluf Creazzo is now with K&L Gates.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Under the leadership of Rodrigo Delboni Teixeira, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advises household-name corporate clients on a range of real estate issues, including the sale and purchase of urban and rural property. Senior associate Daniela de Pontes Andrade is another key figure in the team.

Next generation lawyers

Daniela de Pontes Andrade - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

The team at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados stands out for its ‘commitment, level of understanding, and speed’, and is notable for its strength in transfer pricing. The practice was boosted in 2016 by the arrival of Mariana Miranda Lima from Lefosse Advogados. Practice head Alexandre Siciliano Borges and associate Maria Carolina Bachur are also recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ banking and finance team saw some changes in 2016, with Milton Pinatti joining from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and Felipe Eluf Creazzo leaving for K&L Gates. The other partner in the team, Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli, led advice to Itaú Unibanco and Rabobank on an issuance of export credit bills worth R$100m by Óleoplan. Another highlight was advising Vossko do Brasil Alimentos Congelados on entering into a €400m syndicated facilities agreement with Deutsche Bank as arranger and security agent. The group also acted on several debt restructurings.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is highly rated for debt transactions. Milton Pinatti, who is experienced in private placements and public debt offerings, joined the group from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in September 2016, and now works alongside Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados maintains an active merger review practice; the team works in combination with the firm’s strong corporate and M&A department, and often advises on transactions with a cross-border element. Recent engagements include advising Coca-Cola on its acquisition of certain assets from Brasil Norte. Cartel investigations also feature. Sérgio Varella Bruna leads the practice, which counts a number of experienced associates among its ranks, notably Natalia Salzedas Pinheiro da Silveira.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

An ‘excellent choice for M&A transactions’, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is ‘fast to react’ and ‘accurate’. Clients highlight the strong involvement of senior lawyers; ‘a partner is normally involved in deals, meetings and e-mails’. Key lawyer Rodrigo Millar de Castro Guerra advised Verzani & Sandrini on the acquisition of cleaning company JR Higienização; Otávio Lucas Solano Valério acted for chemical products manufacturer Elekeiroz on its purchase of a 50% stake in Nexoleum; and José Orlando de Arrochela Lobo advised Coca-Cola on its acquisition of a stake in water company Crystal Águas do Nordeste. Valdo Cestari de Rizzo and associate Marcelo Frioli Droghetti impress with ‘their ability to interact with opposing counsels, which makes the negotiations lighter and helps overcoming the challenges that normally pop up in M&A deals’. Daniella Teixeira de Carvalho Tavares joined from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Other contacts in the ‘experienced’ team include Regina Gasulla Bouza and In Hee Cho.

Next generation lawyers

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

Covering a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is currently representing Dia Brasil in civil litigation concerning franchise and supply agreements. Other highlights included representing aluminium association ABAL in a class action filed by São Paulo’s public prosecutor challenging the validity of a national reverse logistics agreement. Practice head Luis Fernando Guerrero is also increasingly active in arbitration proceedings.

Next generation lawyers

Luis Fernando Guerrero - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Recent work for Lobo de Rizzo Advogados includes assisting Mercedes-Benz in the environmental licensing procedure for a new industrial site. Practice head Renata Soares Piazzon ‘always strives to find an excellent solution’, with experience in areas including solid waste, climate change, and contaminated areas.

Next generation lawyers

Renata Soares Piazzon - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados represented longstanding client Moody’s in relation to the termination of employment of a senior executive, and also assisted the client in establishing a flexible work arrangement policy for Brazil. The practice has experienced significant personnel changes, however: former practice head Andréa Giamondo Massei Rossi departed for Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, and since research concluded, Boriska Ferreira Rocha (who joined from CFA Advogados), and Giovanna Sella Freire have left to establish labour-specialist boutique Boriska Ferreira Rocha Advogados. The firm has responded with the hire of Fabio Medeiros as new head of practice; he joins from Machado Associados.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Highly recommended for advising lenders in project financings, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advised the Inter-American Development Bank on the first issuance of subordinated debentures by the concessionaire for São Paulo’s metro line four. Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli now co-leads the team with Milton Pinatti, who joined from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. Felipe Eluf Creazzo is now with K&L Gates.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Under the leadership of Rodrigo Delboni Teixeira, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advises household-name corporate clients on a range of real estate issues, including the sale and purchase of urban and rural property. Senior associate Daniela de Pontes Andrade is another key figure in the team.

Next generation lawyers

Daniela de Pontes Andrade - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

The team at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados stands out for its ‘commitment, level of understanding, and speed’, and is notable for its strength in transfer pricing. The practice was boosted in 2016 by the arrival of Mariana Miranda Lima from Lefosse Advogados. Practice head Alexandre Siciliano Borges and associate Maria Carolina Bachur are also recommended.

[back to top]

Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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