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AVENDIA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 4.440, 14TH FLOOR, SÃO PAULO, SP 04538-132, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3165 3000
Web:
www.cpbs.com.br
Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

With ‘a very high service level’, Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogadosfinds a viable solution for every problem’. Recent work includes several debt restructurings; advising Ferrous Resources on a R$48m secured transaction with Itaú Unibanco, and assisting Google’s Brazilian payment service in relation to foreign exchange matters. The ‘smart, reactive, well-prepared and market-orientedMarcos Pulino and the ‘clear and smart’ Fábio Cascione are the two partners on the team.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Fábio Cascione and Marcos Pulino co-lead Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados’ ‘accessible and competent’ capital markets team, which is particularly rated for infrastructure financings. A recent highlight was advising Caixa Fi Fgp-Pr Multimercado on Sanepar’s R$1.7bn public placement of preferred stock. It also assisted Banco do Brasil, BB-Banco de Investimento and Gaia Securitizadora in a public offering of real estate receivable certificates issued by Gaia Securitizadora and backed by approximately 3,500 residential real estate financing agreements.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Brazilian and international companies from a diverse range of industries instruct Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados’ antitrust department, which is highlighted for its ‘great technical knowledge’ and ‘straight-to-the-point’ answers. Its recent caseload spans merger reviews, cartel investigations and the negotiation of leniency claims as well as competition compliance training. Ricardo Botelho and Aurélio Santos both attract strong praise.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

The ‘very hands-on’ corporate lawyers at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados are ‘capable of thinking outside of the box’ and demonstrate ‘commitment to the success of a transaction’. Clients also praise the team for its ‘responsiveness’; it ‘consistently meets requested deadlines’. Among its recent deals, Milana Martins acted for CGD on the sale of a joint venture to XP Investimentos. Other key figures in the ‘very smart and proactive’ team are Augusto César Rodrigues; ‘top-notch professional’ Eduardo Boulos; and Eduardo Juaçaba, who is ‘smart, professional and personable’. At associate level, Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini and Guilherme Bertolini Fernandes dos Santos are the names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Guilherme Bertolini Fernandes dos Santos - Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 7

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados defended Sherwin-Williams against a compensation claim filed by Nils Defesa Anticorrosiva for alleged losses arising from the termination of commercial representation and distribution agreements. Aurélio Marchini Santos is ‘clear and insightful’.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Longstanding clients of the ‘responsive and practical’ team at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados include Brazilian and international insurance companies and brokers, which regularly turn to the team for assistance in regulatory and other non-contentious advisory matters. Large M&A projects also feature; one 2016 highlight saw the team advise Suramericana on its acquisition of RoyalSunAlliance Seguros. Since research concluded, former practice co-head Marcelo Vieira Rechtman has left to establish his own firm; the four-strong team is now solely led by the experienced Ricardo Botelho.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 4

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados attracts plaudits for its ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘good turnaround times’. Among its highlights, Aurélio Marchini Santos successfully represented Lubrizol in an anti-dumping duty scope assessment proceeding. Ricardo Franco Botelho is another key contact.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados has very strong expertise in regulated sectors, and recently acted as deal counsel in relation to Parque Eólico Assuruá’s R$200m private placement of convertible debentures to finance the construction of three wind power plants. Following Bruno Aurélio’s move to Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, Milana Martins and Marcos Pulino are the main contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

The ‘very accessible and competent’ team at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados is co-headed by Fábio Cascione and Marcos Pulino, and is particularly strong in real estate and capital markets transactions. Senior associate Diego Gonçalves Coelho is recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Diego Gonçalves Coelho - Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 6

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

The ‘professional’ team at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados is highlighted for its ‘personalised attention’. Practice head Luca Priolli Salvoni and associate Rafael Vega Possebon da Silva attract praise for their ‘high technical knowledge and dedication’.

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