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Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados

Work +55 11 3165 3000
Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados is an independent full-service law firm that provides the highest quality legal services to domestic and foreign clients active in all major sectors of the Brazilian economy.

Areas of practice

Administrative Law & Regulatory:  the firm has extensive experience with governmental authorities and is qualified to meet its clients’ demands concerning their projects whenever the engagement of the public sector as a client, regulator or as a business partner is required. In addition to advising its clients in various administrative law and regulatory matters, the firm offers many years of expertise accumulated in the structuring and modeling of concessions and public-private partnerships for both private companies and governments. The team also represents national and foreign clients before regulatory agencies in the context of transactions, of the ordinary course of their businesses and in litigation matters.

Aviation & Aircraft Finance: the firm relies on highly qualified professionals, with vast market experience and deep knowledge of the business and technical aspects of the industry, allowing it to meet a broad scope of its client’s legal and commercial needs, as well as supporting them in the strategy of each transaction. The firm assists foreign and local clients in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions, such as complex aircraft and engine financing, securitization and development of complex corporate structures to set up business in Brazil. It usually advises export credit agencies – ECA, multinational banks, lenders, financiers, and global lessors. It has also represented lessors, investors, banks and important creditors in relevant airline debt restructuring and bankruptcy processes, both in and out of court and liquidation procedures.

Capital markets: the firm is recognized for its out-of-the-box-thinking and multidisciplinary approach to capital markets transactions and for its expediency and ability to handle several different transactions simultaneously. Considered by clients to be 'among the top five firms in the country for securitizations', the team is known for providing fast and precise responses regarding project and real estate finance issues.

Competition & Antitrust Law: the firm advises clients on merger filings, compliance programs, antitrust investigations and antitrust issues in general. The team is admired for providing leading companies with strategic preventive counseling on competition law matters, as well as structuring effective compliance programs. It has been involved in the annulment of one of the most important antitrust penalties imposed in Brazil.

Contracts: the firm's team is experienced in assisting national and international clients in a wide range of contracts. It is constantly involved throughout relevant moments of the formation, performance, and resolution of conflicts of important contracts. In the formation of agreements, the firm assists clients in the negotiation of term sheets, memorandums of understanding and final documents. During the performance of the rights and obligations of contracts, the firm assists clients in legal issues and negotiations. Finally, the firm also helps clients with contract-related disputes.

Corporate DisputesActing in cooperation with the Litigation team, the firm provides state-of-the-art strategic advice on corporate disputes at pre-litigation and litigation states, whether before administrative or arbitration courts. The firm seeks sophisticated and efficient solutions for solving corporate disputes involving conflicts between minority and majority shareholders, abuse of controlling power, corporate governance, internal board of directors' rules, administrative and audit councils and other related matters.

Corporate, M&A and Private Equity: the firm represents resident and non-resident clients in many sectors of the economy. Recently, the firm has been heavily involved in deals relating to insurance, plastics, food, infrastructure and retail in general. The corporate practice of the firm advises entities doing business in Brazil on complex deals and negotiations, and is prepared to tackle challenging legal issues arising from the intricate local regulatory environment. The M&A practice of the firm covers equity deals, asset deals and joint ventures in general.

Banking and finance: the firm is very active in assisting clients in all relevant aspects of banking and financial transactions. The team has notable knowledge and strong experience in cross-border transactions, involving complex banking and finance issues and regulatory work.

Doing Business in Brazil: the firm provides complete advice to foreign clients on matters related to the legal and fiscal structuring of their business in Brazil. With its full-service capability, the firm offers end-to-end advice, from corporate, tax, labor, environmental and regulatory organization to conducting audit processes. The firm assists its clients in the incorporation of legal entities in Brazil,  registration of foreign investments with the Central Bank of Brazil and in the planning and implementation of corporate structures, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and transformations.

Environment & Natural Resources: the firm advises clients on administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters. Its team has an on-the-ground understanding of legislative and regulatory developments of environmental law at the federal, state and local levels. Cascione draws on broad experience to handle all types of complex environmental, resources, occupational health and safety, and product safety issues for clients across a variety of industries. The firm helps clients navigate legal and regulatory requirements as well as to resolve environmental, regulatory, and commercial disputes that arise throughout Brazil, particularly on who to manage the environmental issues and associated risks that arise in the course of clients’ corporate transactions and capital markets activities.

Infrastructure and energy: the firm has been involved in some of the most important infrastructure transactions in Brazil in years and regularly advises clients on public biddings, PPPs and regulatory issues in many sectors of the economy. Regarding structured finance matters, the team advises clients on project finance deals, covering all relevant legal, regulatory and negotiable aspects involved in such transactions.

Insurance: the firm is recognized for its insurance law practice. The team has many years of experience in advising and representing notable clients on the revision of their policies and contracts, on regulatory matters and M&A deals in the industry, ie: insurance, brokers, reinsurance, health insurance, private health plans, saving bonds and pension funds.

Labor and employment: the firm has broad experience in assisting clients in administrative and judicial proceedings, due diligence, cross-border hiring, employment policies, salary and benefit matters, incentive plans and bonus compensation.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm has extensive experience in representing clients in complex cases involving corporate law, banking law, civil law, competition law, public law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, consumer relations, and family law before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums. The team also assists clients in the prevention and settlement of disputes.

Real estate: the firm assists clients in the acquisition, financing, and lease of real estate properties. The real estate practice team is also very active in working with capital market structures created to fund real estate projects, including receivables certificates and real estate funds.

Tax: the tax practice of the firm has broad experience in providing consultancy to local and international clients in all areas of business, as well as representing clients in administrative and judicial tax proceedings (tax litigation). The team is business-oriented, ethical and extremely responsive.

Technology, Innovation and Data Protection: the firm advises its clients on the development of new products and services (especially in the virtual environment), compliance with data protection regulation and administrative and civil representation, as applicable. With a highly specialized and multidisciplinary team, the firm built a relevant track record, operating with participants of a variety of different sectors, including retail, e-commerce and technology companies. The firm's experience and diversified client portfolio permit consulting efficiently and technically any type of demand which involves technology, innovation and data protection.

Trade Remedies & Foreign Trade:  the firm's team represents its clients' interests before governmental agencies and international organizations. It provides sophisticated and agile legal advising on legal opinions, participation in trade remedy investigations, consulting in customs issues, negotiation of international contracts in general, among other relevant matters of international scope.

White-Collar Crime: the team works in a customized way, aligning the best and most innovative practices of criminal and procedural defense, with an interdisciplinary strategic approach. The firm serves individuals and corporations in highly complex issues in the areas of defensive litigation, prosecution assistance, and consultancy.

  • Fee-earners: 80
  • Total staff: 102
  • Languages
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • English (fluent)
  • Member
  • IBA (International Bar Association)

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