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Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

RUA DO ROCIO, 291 - 11TH FLOOR, SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 04552-000, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3040 0908
Web:
www.cbsg.com.br

Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Praised for its ‘creativity’ and ‘availability’ and noted as ‘excellent value for money’, Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados is equally experienced on the creditor and the debtor sides. ‘Excellent negotiator and litigator’ Sergio Savi is noted for his ‘international experience’. The team recently assisited Banco Itaú, as creditor, in numerous judicial reorganisations. Since the conclusion of research, Savi has joined BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados has been active in regulatory matters, and acted for Casa & Video Rio de Janeiro in relation to a fifth and sixth issuance of bonds. The key contacts are Anna Cecília Rostworowski da Costa Buff and Tiago Gomes in São Paulo, and Fernanda Alves Wolf in Rio de Janeiro.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Renato Parreira Stetner’s team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados acts for domestic and international clients across a broad spread of industries in merger filings and administrative defences, and also assists in relation to unfair competition issues and compliance programmes. Tiago Gomes recently represented supermarket association Associação Capixaba dos Supermercados in an investigation into alleged collusion in the negotiation of contracts with food stamps provider Alelo.

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

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Renato Parreira Stetner and Anna Cecilia Rostworowski da Costa Buff head the active corporate department at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados. Among its recent highlights, Tiago Gomes advised EC Eco Investments on the sale of a stake in Odebrecht Ambiental Blumenau. Marco Deluiggi is also recommended. While a substantial part of the team is based in the São Paulo office, several members of the group work from Rio de Janeiro.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados has seen an increase in credit collection and contractual disputes, and recently represented Telespazio Brasil in litigation claiming compensation from telecoms regulator Anatel for applying unlawful requirements causing the loss of first-mover advantage. Advice on this case was led by José Augusto Leal; he heads the five-partner group, which includes the ‘very dedicated’ Alexandre Espínola Catramby and the ‘accurate and fastMarco Deluiggi. Eleonora Coelho left in April 2015 to found Eleonora Coelho Advogados.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados acts for Brazilian and international companies across a wide range of insurance matters, including claims litigation, administrative proceedings, regulatory compliance and tax. Recent work includes assisting a client with an analysis and review of its surety bond and builders’ risk insurance in the context of a construction project. Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada is recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados is highly rated for IP litigation, and recently acted for Microsoft in relation to the illegal use of software. It also represented Konica Minolta in trade mark infringement and unfair competition litigation brought against a company which sold refurbished copy machines as the client’s products. Alexandre da Cunha Lyrio leads the team.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, led by Flávia Filhorini Lepique, covers litigation and transactional support, and has also been active assisting with investigations into employee conduct, the recognition of employment status and the formulation of labour policies, particularly non-competition clauses.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes AdvogadosRenato Parreira Stetner has broad experience in corporate, antitrust and regulatory matters, and is based in São Paulo. Danúbia Souto de Faria Costa is a key contact in Brasília.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Tax litigation - ranked: tier 4

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Transfer pricing is a particular strength of Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, with Francisco Lisboa Moreira a key contact in this space. In the area of tax controversy, the ‘outstandingDaniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada is the name to note; she handles administrative and judicial proceedings. André Gomes de Oliveira heads the department, and is ‘very well recognised in the Brazilian market’.

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

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Olympio de Carvalho e Silva’s team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados is highly rated for dispute resolution in the transportation sector, and also covers regulatory and administrative shipping matters. Its recent work includes advising Tamara Shipping in relation to a capsized vessel.

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