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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

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados provides ‘a very high service level’, with strong expertise in structured finance and debt restructurings. It advised Rede D’Or on drafting a cross-border loan agreement related to a $210m secured credit facility granted by the IFC, a loan agreement granted by Citibank and a derivative agreement; and assisted residential construction company Rossi Residencial in the restructuring of R$1.2bn debt. Marcos Pulino has ‘tremendous technical knowledge’, and Fábio Cascione is ‘clear and smart’. Regulatory expert Marcelo Padua, who also handles means-of-payment, foreign exchange, new financial products and fintech, among other matters, was promoted to partner as of July 2018. The firm has also hired Paulo Fernando Campana Filho to head-up the restructuring and insolvency practice.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados has an impressive track record which includes a public offering of agribusiness receivables certificates issued by Eco Securitizadora, advising VLI Multimodal as the originator of the receivables that backed the transaction. The ‘accessible and competent’ team, under the lead of Fábio Cascione and Marcos Pulino, also advised on the issuance of real estate receivables certificates and the public offering of debentures and commercial paper. Marcelo Padua Lima was promoted to partner in January 2018.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Ricardo Botelho and Aurélio Santos head the busy antitrust team at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, which grew at associate level in 2017 with the arrival of Mariana de Azevedo Castro Cesar from TozziniFreire Advogados. AmBev is a key client; the team’s recent work includes advising the brewing company in relation to several acquisitions, and also assisting with the structuring of a new compliance policy for competition matters. Other clients include Unilever Brasil, Itaú Unibanco and VLI Multimodal.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 3

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

The busy M&A practice at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados attracts instructions from major players in the market, counting Raízen, Haribo and Grupo Abril among its clients. Infrastructure projects are a focus at the firm, which has a strong track record in airports, highway and energy transactions; Daniel Engel, who joined from Felsberg Advogados in 2017, is a key contact in the latter area. Augusto César Rodrigues, Eduardo Boulos, Milana Martins and Eduardo Juaçaba are also recommended at partner level, and the department features a number of experienced associates, including Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini and Guilherme Bertolini Fernandes dos Santos.

Next generation lawyers

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

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 6

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

The ‘very competent and serious’ team at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados provides ‘stellar advice’. It represented railroad operator Ferrovia Norte Sul in litigation filed against construction firm Valec concerning necessary repairs and the payment of damages. Aurélio Marchini Santos is ‘extremely competent, and a pleasure to work with’. As we go to press, the firm has announced the incorporation of litigators Renato Duarte Franco de Moraes, in the São Paulo office, and both former Rio de Janeiro State Attorney General Leonardo Espíndola and Paulo Renato Barroso in the firm's Rio office, where the two will co-lead the team; all three have extensive experience in litigation involving contracts, corporate matters and public law, including in the infrastructure, IT, health, banking and oil-and-gas industries.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 4

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Ricardo Botelho heads the insurance group at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, which advises corporate clients on the insurance aspects of M&A transactions. Among his recent work, Botelho advised Weener Plastics on insurance matters related to its acquisition of Orange Products Brazil.

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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 has strong experience in trade remedies work; recent highlights include representing Electrolux Da Amazonia in the anti-dumping investigation concerning exports of grooved copper tubes from Mexico and China. Aurélio Marchini Santos and Ricardo Franco Botelho are the key contacts.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados has strong expertise in regulated industries, and acts for an impressive roster of clients including Grupo Gransolar, Goldwind International Holdings and American Airlines. It assisted the latter client in negotiations with GRU Airport regarding an agreement for the construction, implementation and operation of an aircraft maintenance hangar. Milana Martins and Marcos Pulino are the names to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

At Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, founding partners Fábio Cascione and Marcos Pulino co-lead the real estate practice, leveraging their extensive banking and finance and capital markets experience to advise on regulatory issues, real estate and infrastructure financing, and securitisation. Senior associate Diego Gonçalves Coelho’s expertise includes the agribusiness sector.

Next generation lawyers

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

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados

Under the leadership of Luca Priolli Salvoni, Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados significantly bolstered its tax practice with the hire of Octávio Carneiro Silva Corrêa from AmBev and Thiago Rulfalco Medaglia from Felsberg Advogados. The team is well versed in transactional and non-transactional tax matters, and is regularly involved in innovative projects.

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