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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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Work +55 11 3702 7000
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Fax +55 11 3702 7001
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Web:
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.

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

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.

Next generation lawyers

Luis Fernando Guerrero - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Environment
Next generation lawyers

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.

Next generation lawyers

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.

Next generation lawyers

Maria Carolina Bachur - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogadosknows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga AdvogadosEduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. José Antonio Fichtner at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has notable experience of handing international arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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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.

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

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.

Next generation lawyers

Luis Fernando Guerrero - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Environment
Next generation lawyers

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.

Next generation lawyers

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.

Next generation lawyers

Maria Carolina Bachur - Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogadosknows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga AdvogadosEduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. José Antonio Fichtner at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has notable experience of handing international arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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