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Stocche Forbes Advogados

AV BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 4100, 10º ANDAR, 04538-132 SÃO PAULO SP, BRAZIL
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Work +55 11 3755 5400
Web:
www.stoccheforbes.com.br

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ nearly 40-strong banking and finance team ‘thinks outside the box to find solutions’, and is active across corporate lending, real estate finance and regulatory matters. It advised a syndicate of commercial banks, including Banco do Brasil and Caixa Econômica Federal, on the restructuring of financing facilities granted to Nextel Telecomunicações, which included the extension of the payment schedule and the inclusion of new collateral and equity support arrangements. Miriam Signor, Henrique Bonjardim Filizzola and Guilherme Forbes are recommended along with the ‘trustworthy’ Marcos Canecchio Ribeiro. Marcos Castro and Paulo Padis have both left the firm.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The restructuring team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is particularly renowned for its transactional capabilities, and is also well versed in litigation. The firm is well placed to handle a range of debt restructurings and workouts, drawing on its impressive structured finance offering as well as its insolvency expertise. Its recent work includes representing major bondholder and equity holder Solus Alternative Asset Management in the Oi Group restructuring. Key figures in the team are Frederico Moura, Domingos Fernando Refinetti and senior associate Guilherme Gaspari Coelho. Paulo Padis has left the firm.

Next generation lawyers

Guilherme Gaspari Coelho - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has recently acted on several infrastructure debenture issuances. Other work in 2017 included advising Citigroup Global Markets and Santander Investment Securities, as initial purchasers, on an issuance of bonds by Gerdau Trade; the advice was led by Marcos Canecchio Ribeiro. Frederico Cursino de Moura assisted three energy companies with public offerings of commercial notes, while Henrique Bonjardim Filizzola advised Lojas Americanas on a public offering of debentures worth R$1.5bn.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Paulo Leonardo Casagrande heads the antitrust, compliance and investigations practice at Stocche Forbes Advogados, which has notable international experience and acts for a varied client base of foreign and local companies. The team regularly has a hand in high-profile mergers. In one highlight, it acted for Unipar on its acquisition of a majority stake in Solvay Indupa, which was approved by CADE without remedies. The group is also well versed in behavioural matters; highlights in this space included representing Asperbras Tubos e Conexões in an investigation by CADE concerning polyvinyl chloride and high-density pipes and fittings. Ana Paula Paschoalini is the key contact at senior associate level. Fabricio Cardim de Almeida left to establish Souza, Mello y Torres.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The ‘flexible’ team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is ‘focused on finding alternatives and solutions’. It has an impressive track record representing private equity funds, with clients including Blackstone, Tarpon Investimentos and One Equity Partners. The firm also has an established public company desk, with a dedicated team providing capital markets and regulatory advice to a range of longstanding clients. Significant M&A instructions in 2017 included advising Paper Excellence affiliate company CA Investment on the acquisition of Eldorado from J&F Investimentos; Guilherme Forbes led on the transaction alongside Luiz Felipe Martins Costa, who is noted for his ‘strong negotiation skills, knowledge and creativeness’. Flavio Meyer and André Mestriner Stocche each draw on almost 20 years of experience in corporate transactions. Fernanda Rezemini Cardoso has a broad corporate practice that includes representing shareholders, managers and companies in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a ‘hands-on attitude’ and covers areas including environmental, real estate and construction disputes. The ‘seasoned’ Rafael Passaro provides ‘timely responses’ and is recommended along with Domingos Fernando Refinetti for litigation and arbitration. Senior associate Clarissa Oliveira now heads the white-collar crime practice. Clients include Andritz, Cargill, Danone and Gerdau.

Leading lawyers

Domingos Fernando Refinetti - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados is notable for its work in transactions and financings in the infrastructure sector, and is valued for its ‘very good service’, ‘efficiency’ and ‘deep knowledge’. It is assisting Mubadala Investment Company on the acquisition of convertible debentures issued by Investimentos e Participações em Infraestrutura. Another highlight was advising Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal on the restructuring of its financing facilities. Guilherme Forbes and Miriam Signor are recommended. Marcos Castro and Paulo Padis have both left the firm.

Leading lawyers

Guilherme Forbes - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Next generation lawyers

Miriam Signor - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ Alexandre Laizo Clápis has 20 years’ experience in real estate, with a particular emphasis on real estate registry law. He works alongside Fernanda Christina de Souza Rosa, whose broad practice takes in real estate and civil litigation. In 2017, her workload included advising Autonomy Investimentos on the acquisition of two companies which own logistics warehouses.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ tax team works closely with colleagues in the firm’s corporate and finance departments to assist on high-value transactions, and also has a standalone tax practice which has attracted several new clients. The ‘super-smart’ Renato Souza Coelho is ‘ready to help at any time’. Marcos Vinícius Passarelli Prado excels in tax litigation, indirect tax and transfer pricing. Following the research, Paulo César Teixeira Duarte Filho joined the firm from Rothmann Sperling Padovan Duarte Advogados.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogados ‘knows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ nearly 40-strong banking and finance team ‘thinks outside the box to find solutions’, and is active across corporate lending, real estate finance and regulatory matters. It advised a syndicate of commercial banks, including Banco do Brasil and Caixa Econômica Federal, on the restructuring of financing facilities granted to Nextel Telecomunicações, which included the extension of the payment schedule and the inclusion of new collateral and equity support arrangements. Miriam Signor, Henrique Bonjardim Filizzola and Guilherme Forbes are recommended along with the ‘trustworthy’ Marcos Canecchio Ribeiro. Marcos Castro and Paulo Padis have both left the firm.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The restructuring team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is particularly renowned for its transactional capabilities, and is also well versed in litigation. The firm is well placed to handle a range of debt restructurings and workouts, drawing on its impressive structured finance offering as well as its insolvency expertise. Its recent work includes representing major bondholder and equity holder Solus Alternative Asset Management in the Oi Group restructuring. Key figures in the team are Frederico Moura, Domingos Fernando Refinetti and senior associate Guilherme Gaspari Coelho. Paulo Padis has left the firm.

Next generation lawyers

Guilherme Gaspari Coelho - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has recently acted on several infrastructure debenture issuances. Other work in 2017 included advising Citigroup Global Markets and Santander Investment Securities, as initial purchasers, on an issuance of bonds by Gerdau Trade; the advice was led by Marcos Canecchio Ribeiro. Frederico Cursino de Moura assisted three energy companies with public offerings of commercial notes, while Henrique Bonjardim Filizzola advised Lojas Americanas on a public offering of debentures worth R$1.5bn.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Paulo Leonardo Casagrande heads the antitrust, compliance and investigations practice at Stocche Forbes Advogados, which has notable international experience and acts for a varied client base of foreign and local companies. The team regularly has a hand in high-profile mergers. In one highlight, it acted for Unipar on its acquisition of a majority stake in Solvay Indupa, which was approved by CADE without remedies. The group is also well versed in behavioural matters; highlights in this space included representing Asperbras Tubos e Conexões in an investigation by CADE concerning polyvinyl chloride and high-density pipes and fittings. Ana Paula Paschoalini is the key contact at senior associate level. Fabricio Cardim de Almeida left to establish Souza, Mello y Torres.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The ‘flexible’ team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is ‘focused on finding alternatives and solutions’. It has an impressive track record representing private equity funds, with clients including Blackstone, Tarpon Investimentos and One Equity Partners. The firm also has an established public company desk, with a dedicated team providing capital markets and regulatory advice to a range of longstanding clients. Significant M&A instructions in 2017 included advising Paper Excellence affiliate company CA Investment on the acquisition of Eldorado from J&F Investimentos; Guilherme Forbes led on the transaction alongside Luiz Felipe Martins Costa, who is noted for his ‘strong negotiation skills, knowledge and creativeness’. Flavio Meyer and André Mestriner Stocche each draw on almost 20 years of experience in corporate transactions. Fernanda Rezemini Cardoso has a broad corporate practice that includes representing shareholders, managers and companies in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a ‘hands-on attitude’ and covers areas including environmental, real estate and construction disputes. The ‘seasoned’ Rafael Passaro provides ‘timely responses’ and is recommended along with Domingos Fernando Refinetti for litigation and arbitration. Senior associate Clarissa Oliveira now heads the white-collar crime practice. Clients include Andritz, Cargill, Danone and Gerdau.

Leading lawyers

Domingos Fernando Refinetti - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados is notable for its work in transactions and financings in the infrastructure sector, and is valued for its ‘very good service’, ‘efficiency’ and ‘deep knowledge’. It is assisting Mubadala Investment Company on the acquisition of convertible debentures issued by Investimentos e Participações em Infraestrutura. Another highlight was advising Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal on the restructuring of its financing facilities. Guilherme Forbes and Miriam Signor are recommended. Marcos Castro and Paulo Padis have both left the firm.

Leading lawyers

Guilherme Forbes - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Next generation lawyers

Miriam Signor - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ Alexandre Laizo Clápis has 20 years’ experience in real estate, with a particular emphasis on real estate registry law. He works alongside Fernanda Christina de Souza Rosa, whose broad practice takes in real estate and civil litigation. In 2017, her workload included advising Autonomy Investimentos on the acquisition of two companies which own logistics warehouses.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados’ tax team works closely with colleagues in the firm’s corporate and finance departments to assist on high-value transactions, and also has a standalone tax practice which has attracted several new clients. The ‘super-smart’ Renato Souza Coelho is ‘ready to help at any time’. Marcos Vinícius Passarelli Prado excels in tax litigation, indirect tax and transfer pricing. Following the research, Paulo César Teixeira Duarte Filho joined the firm from Rothmann Sperling Padovan Duarte Advogados.

[back to top]

Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogados ‘knows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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