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Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

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Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados (CBSG) is a leading Brazilian firms, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, S?o Paulo, Bras?lia and Lisbon. CBSG has a broad client base, including Brazilian and multinational clients, corporations or government entities, in all sectors of the economy. The firm advises clients on all areas of business and public law, representing them in transactional, regulatory and litigious matters.

Types of work undertaken

Infrastructure, administrative and regulatory: CBSG advises companies and governments on the various types of private operation of infrastructure projects, such as concessions, public-private partnerships, lease of public facilities and privatizations. The firm also advises clients on all aspects of government procurement and on construction issues.

Arbitration: the firm represents clients in domestic and international procedures.

High-stakes litigation: the firm represents clients in high-stakes disputes in all Brazilian courts.

Competition/antitrust: CBSG assists companies in a range of economic sectors in matters of competition law, such as merger clearance, anti-competitive conduct, opposition to concentrations, compliance programs, and analysis of commercial structures and contractual provisions.

Compliance: CBSG assists in anti-corruption due diligence, risk assessment, internal investigation and documentation analysis, development of codes of conduct as well as the implementation and supervision of the programs, training at all levels and counseling on anti-corruption and compliance matters.

Corporate finance and banking transactions: the firm advises on financial transactions, such as bond placement, loans, project finance and leasing, both domestic and cross-border.

Environmental: CBSG advises on environmental licensing, due diligence, risk assessment, compensation programs, investigations, administrative proceedings and litigation.

Labor and social security: advises on all areas of labor relations and corresponding social security issues, as well as on litigation in the administrative and judicial spheres.

Maritime: CBSG assists in transactions and litigation involving civil and military vessels and shipping operations.

Mergers, acquisitions: the firm has a strong M&A practice, which includes the drafting and negotiation of preliminary documents, full due diligence of target companies in all areas of the law, drafting and negotiation of definitive agreements, and assisting in post-closing essential documents.

Oil and gas: the firm advises energy companies and service providers on upstream and downstream transactions and disputes.

Restructuring and insolvency: CBSG is actively involved in debt restructurings, court-supervised and out-of-court corporate reorganization, and bankruptcy proceedings.

Tax: the firm assists in analysis of taxes and other levies charging directly and indirectly on domestic and foreign companies' activities, as well as on restructuring and planning of complex financial and commercial transactions. In litigation, the firm practices before the municipal, state and federal administrative and judicial spheres.

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  • Total staff: 164

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