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Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

AV. RIO BRANCO 110 -14TH FLOOR, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, CEP 20040-001, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 21 2132 1855
Web:
www.cbsg.com.br
Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados retains significant litigation capabilities, and has shifted its focus to creditor-side representation in high-stakes cases since the departure of Sergio Savi to BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in 2016. Alexandre Espínola Catramby is acting for Petros in credit collection litigation against Sifco S/A, which is currently in the process of a judicial restructuring.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Operating from São Paulo and Brasília, the two-partner team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados has broad experience in merger reviews and behavioural matters. It is also regularly engaged by clients for competition compliance training. In a recent highlight, Renato Stetner and Tiago Gomes successfully represented Legion Holdings in the notification of its acquisition of Lojas Leader before CADE, which was approved in July 2016 despite strong opposition from the target’s creditors.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados has a broad corporate department active in both domestic and cross-border transactions, and is particularly recommended for mid-market M&A. 2016 was another busy year; in one highlight, Fernanda Alves Wolf and Helen Gaudio Valente Figurelli advised Legion Consumer Assets on the acquisition of a distressed retail company. Marco Deluiggi and Anna Cecilia Rostworowski da Costa Buff both attract praise. Renato Stetner co-heads the practice alongside Rostworowski da Costa Buff, and draws on 20 years’ experience in corporate matters.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

The ‘helpful, knowledgeable and very available’ team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados receives a steady flow of mandates through the firm’s corporate and banking and finance practices. It is active in credit collection litigation, recently representing Banco Sistema in a R$40m case; the lead partner was Alexandre Espínola Catramby, who ‘eloquently conveys his opinions’, and is ‘aware of his cases’ every last detail’. Other names to note are José Augusto Leal and the ‘detail-oriented and very knowledgeableOlympio Carvalho.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada heads the insurance team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, which is spread across the firm’s São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices. Its workload includes contentious and non-contentious matters, and it acts for both insurance and reinsurance companies and corporate clients.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Appreciated for its ‘outstanding service and support’ in labour law matters, Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados handles litigation and provides transactional support. A recent highlight was advising a Japanese company on confidentiality and non-competition clauses in labour contracts. Valéria Wessel Souza Rangel de Paula is now in charge of the group, after former department head Flavia Filhorini Lepique left to co-found Filhorini, Blanco e Cenciareli Global Law Firm.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 5

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados’ public law practice sits within the group’s broader infrastructure department, and handles government procurement and construction projects. Practice head Renato Stetner has experience in the water, railway and energy sectors, among others.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

André Gomes de Oliveira oversees the practice at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados. Transfer pricing is a traditional area of strength for the team, although its broad workload extends beyond this field. Leandro Bertolo Canarim is ‘a very proactive lawyer, and always takes a very holistic approach to the opinions requested’. Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada is a key figure on the contentious side.

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Transport and shipping
Transport and shipping: shipping - ranked: tier 3

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

At Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, the ‘responsive and knowledgeableOlympio de Carvalho e Silva has an excellent reputation for shipping-related disputes and accidents. Clients include international carriers such as SwissMarine, as well as other shipping sector companies such as Brasbunker Participações and Fugro Brasil.

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