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Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Stocche Forbes is a full-service law firm formed by attorneys with extensive experience advising Brazilian and foreign entities, doing business in all economic sectors in Brazil. The firm's teams are equipped to handle the most complex and sophisticated legal issues.

Stocche Forbes ensures services are provided with partner involvement and with teams offering the ideal combination of attorneys and expertise for each specific matter. It strives to form long-term relationships with clients, forged on the trust that the firm will provide services to the highest standards, proactively seek to identify and understand the issues that are relevant to their clients' business, and offer creative and practical solutions. Central to the firm's vision and values is a collaborative and open working environment which encourages the attraction, retention, motivation and development of its attorneys.

Areas of practice

Antitrust: the antitrust team works together with the M&A team in the assessment of submission requirements, the drafting and negotiation of agreements, and all types of investigations and other administrative proceedings conducted by antitrust authorities.

Banking and finance: it advises local or foreign financial institutions, credit agencies and borrowers on all forms of domestic or cross-border financing transactions, corporate loans, structured deals, trade finance and export pre-payments, among others.

Capital markets: it advises issuers and underwriters on equity offerings (including IPOs and depositary receipts), debt offerings, delistings and other issuances of securities.

Debt restructuring/bankruptcy: the banking and bankruptcy teams have extensive experience in advising borrowers and lenders on complex debt restructurings, involving domestic and cross-border debt and assets.

Dispute resolution: the firm has expert teams in all forms of dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings, and covering commercial, corporate, competition, banking, contractual, liability, environmental and regulatory aspects.

Environmental: the environmental law team acts in administrative or judicial proceedings involving environmental issues, as well as in the conduct of due diligence.

Labor: this department acts in administrative or judicial proceedings involving labor and employment matters, as well as in the conduct of due diligence.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has extensive experience, including complex transactions involving the sale and acquisition of companies, the formation of joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.

Mining: the team has extensive experience in the mining sector, having participated in significant corporate and financing transactions and faced all sorts of legal issues particular to this sector, including the creation of liens on mining rights and addressing foreign ownership restrictions.

Oil and gas: the team has in-depth knowledge of the commercial and regulatory questions impacting this industry.

Project finance: its team is dedicated to the structuring, development and financing of infrastructure, industrial and real estate projects.

Real estate: it handles all types of transactions and matters involving real estate law, and has been involved in many of the most complex and challenging projects undertaken in Brazil.

Tax: the tax team provides legal advice on all tax issues affecting businesses transactions in Brazil, at federal and local levels.

White-collar crimes: the team is capable of assisting companies in a diverse range of situations that may result in criminal issues.


  • Partners: 24
  • Counsels: 3
  • Other fee-earners: 160
  • Total staff: 255
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Member
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • TMA
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
  • IFA (International Fiscal Association)

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