Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Henrique Mourão Advocacia's practice spans succession planning, governance corporate and restructuring, and the team is also engaged in project finance and development.
With expertise in the real estate, pharmaceutical, mining and financial services sectors, Maneira Advogados handles corporate restructurings, M&A transactions, succession planning and IP matters.
With notable expertise in M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, Marcelo Tostes Advogados is often retained by companies from the food and beverage, fintech, healthcare and insurance segments.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Brazil

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados remains one of the premier teams for corporate and commercial matters in the Minas Gerais market, typically handling a varied workload of M&A and private investment acquisitions, disposals and infrastructure projects, among other areas. Its stellar client list includes players from an array of industries covering banking, agribusiness, retail, mining, energy and healthcare. Practice head Fernando Azevedo Sette is an expert in complex mandates involving commercial and financial contracts. Heading the infrastructure team is Frederico Bopp Dieterich, a key contact alongside Bruna Bouissou for infrastructure projects, PPPs and project finance transactions. Also noted are Luis Ricardo Miraglia, Ana Paula Terra Caldeira and Roberto Ribas Wilson, who together combine extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and other corporate law matters.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Azevedo Sette


‘Team with excellent technical quality and negotiation skills.’

‘Fernando Azevedo Sette has great commercial, negotiation and leadership skills.’

‘Roberto Ribas Wilson has technical qualities associated with the ability to efficiently negotiate with counterparties.’

‘Flexibility in negotiating fees to meet the client’s budget.’

Key clients

Rhi Magnesita

Sam Ambiental

BMPI Infra

Andrade Gutierrez Participações

Rede Mater Dei

FARMAX – Indústria de Cosméticos e Farmacêuticos

Toro Investimentos

Log Bts Extrema Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Braz Logística International

IBITU Energia


Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Confins

Vita Participações

Magnesita Refratários

Localiza Rent a Car

In Vitro Diagnóstica

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio

Fialho Salles Advogados

Fialho Salles Advogados is particularly known for its strong expertise in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Drawing on the firm’s cross-practice capabilities in tax, IP, antirust and public law, the team is frequently engaged in complex M&A, privatisations and corporate restructurings. Alice Dourado is especially sought after to represent local and foreign investors in M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Patricia Alvarenga is well versed in the structuring of commercial agreements for the sale of equity interests, joint ventures and private equity investments as well as corporate restructurings. Anderson Novais, Érico Andrade, Gustavo Magalhães and Leonardo Canabrava are also key members of the department, and Thiago Vieira is a name to note at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Alice Dourado; Anderson Novais; Erico Andrade; Gustavo Magalhães; Leonardo Canabrava; Lucas Spadano; Luciano Fialho; Patrícia Alvarenga


‘Competent, committed and high-level team.’

‘Gustavo Magalhães is extremely competent, with high capacity for delivery and commitment.’

‘Serious, personalised and trustworthy service. They also have a good cost/benefit ratio.’

‘Patricia Alvarenga demonstrates mastery of the matters and always seeks solutions that provide legal certainty.’

‘An experienced team, accessible and creative partners and above all, extremely competitive fees.’

‘In addition to his deep knowledge of substantive law, Leonardo Canabrava manages to add to the discussions focused on the economic analysis of law.’

‘Deep knowledge of the infrastructure market, including technical particularities related to it.’

Key clients


COTRIN Construtora Trindade

Sadesul Projetos e Construções

Embaré Indústrias Alimentícias

Aperam Inox America do Sul

Rio Branco Alimentos

Sandvik Mining and Construction do Brasil

RHI Magnesita

Aliança Geração de Energia

BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social

BMPI Infra (Barbosa Mello Participações Investimentos)

BH Iluminação Pública

Empresa Construtora Brasil

Mota Engil Engenharia e Construção

Canopus Holding

BRK Ambiental Participações (Brookfield Group)

AEGEA Saneamento e Participações

Uber do Brasil Tecnologia

OEngenharia (Vinci Group)

Domingos Costa Indústrias Alimentícias

Terna Plus

BTG Pactual Gestora de Recursos

Construtora Remo

Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais – COPASA

Omega Energia


CEI – Energética Integrada

ABC – Atacado Brasileiro da Construção

Gerdau NEXT

Eco Diagnóstica

Vinci Energies

APPIAN Capital

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Work highlights

  • Advised Méliuz on the due diligence, drafting and negotiation of three M&A deals in 2021.
  • Advised ABC – Atacado Brasileiro da Construção on investments into the company, including the competition law aspects.

Cescon Barrieu

Working in close collaboration with the firm’s network of offices across Brazil and Canada, the corporate team at Cescon Barrieu offers clients strong domestic and cross-border commercial expertise in the Minas Gerais region. The group is frequently retained by mining, energy and automotive clients to advise on high-value IPOs, financial restructurings, M&A and corporate reorganisations. Practice head Frederico Viana Rodrigues is a key contact for debentures issuances and corporate governance matters, including cross-border mandates. Alice Brandão and Júlia Lobo are well versed in M&A and capital markets transactions. Associates Pedro Campos Vasconcellos and Marcelo Augusto Amim Correia  are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Frederico Viana Rodrigues

Key clients

Aura Minerals

Cooperative Agropecuária Centro Serrana

lOC Frotas

Rio Branco Alimentos

SA Usina Coruripe Açúcar e Álcool

Mineração Pirâmide Participações

Bravo Motor Company Brasil

Grupo Bamin – Bahia Mineração

Santa Casa da Bahia

AG7 Group

Hospital Mater Dei

Grupo do Banco Mercantil


Grupo Localiza


Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais

Grupo Unidas

Direcional Engenharia

Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio


Work highlights

  • Advised the financial institutions that acted as underwriters of Mater Dei’s IPO.
  • Acted for Cemig Geração e Transmissão on its offer to purchase $500m of its outstanding 9.250% senior notes due in 2024.
  • Advised Méliuz and certain selling shareholders on its follow-on offering.

Freitas Ferraz Advogados

Housing a growing corporate and M&A team in the Minas Gerais region, Freitas Ferraz Advogados is noted for the breadth of its practice, which is frequently involved in complex M&A, corporate restructurings and foreign investment transactions. It has recently handled a busy workload of large and mid-cap mandates in the energy, fintech, mining and technology segments. Heading the practice is duo Bernardo Freitas, who is a key contact for cross-border transactions and capital markets regulation, and Adriano Ferraz, who often advises energy and technology clients on private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and M&A. Associate Juliana Marcincowski is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Freitas; Adriano Ferraz


‘I believe that the main point that makes this firm unique is the practical experience they have in the M&A market. This experience, together with the dedication of the team, gave us complete peace of mind in our corporate review and M&A process.’

‘For me, what most distinguishes the firm is their ability to see what no one else sees, to come up with innovative solutions that deviate from general norms.’

‘Well-prepared team, good cost-benefit, senior partners with good negotiation skills and technical mastery. Dealmakers.’

‘Adriano Ferraz has strong negotiation skills and technical expertise. Juliana Marcincowski handles multiple M&A at the same time with great levels of diligence.’

‘Bernardo Freitas is very good technically and an expert in corporate law in Brazil. We have used and trusted his advice for many years now.’

‘Adriano Ferraz and his team at Freitas & Ferraz Advogados demonstrated remarkable commitment, professionalism and legal expertise during the period in which they provided us with legal advice.’

‘Exceptional client management and relationship with counterparties, always very constructive and promoting high engagement.’

‘Our contact was directly with Adriano Ferraz, who was supported by Juliana Marcincowski. Adriano demonstrates extensive experience in M&A, which gave me and my partners complete peace of mind in the process. Every difficulty we encountered he was able to quickly solve it. Adriano was super available and attentive. Juliana also demonstrates a lot of dedication and expertise in M&A.’

Key clients

Horizonte Minerals

Afya Participações

Energética Integrada (CEI)

Banco Inter

Arcelormittal Brasil

MRV Engenharia e Participações

Conedi Participações

Casa Mineira Corretora de Imóveis

Tambasa Atacadista – Tecidos e Armarinhos Miguel Bartolomeu

Viasolo Engenharia Ambiental S

Work highlights

  • Advised Horizonte Minerals on the negotiation of a proposed $633m package to fund the Araguaia project.
  • Acted on a corporate restructuring involving more than 25 companies controlled by CEI in connection with a foreign investment and related acquisitions of three small hydropower plants.
  • Assisted Afya with the acquisition of Medicinae Solutions, Medical Harbour, Shosp Tecnologia da Informação and RX-PRO Soluções de Tecnologia.

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

Working in conjunction with the firm’s energy, mining and tax departments, the corporate team at Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados frequently assists clients in regulated sectors with complex construction projects, privatisations and M&A. Industries of particular focus for the practice include energy, automotive, telecom, metal and steel, and mining. The group’s leadership is shared between Fabio Appendino, who is frequently engaged in M&A and corporate restructurings, and Luis Gustavo Miranda, an expert in compliance matters and infrastructure and real estate projects. At the associate level, Alessandra Rezende Torres is noted for her expertise in corporate structures and M&A, and Paulo Teixeira Fernandes has more than 20 years of experience in compliance, infrastructure projects and contracts.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Appendino; Luis Gustavo Miranda


‘We have been working with Rolim for some time due to the quality of the service, since it has qualified professionals in the corporate, tax and regulatory areas of the electricity sector.’

‘They produce very complete analysis and reports that suit our needs. Reliability, quality of service and delivery time are its main qualities.’

‘Consolidated and renowned office in the market. It has professionals of high technical level and with vast expertise in the firm’s areas of activity.’

‘Strategic vision with experienced professionals. Recommended professionals are Fábio Appendino and Alessandra Torres.’

Key clients

Companhia Celg de Participações (CELGPAR)


Samarco Mineração

BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank)

Aliança Energia


Mosaic Fertilizantes

BMG Group


Coca-Cola FEMSA

Eletrobras Participações (Eletropar)

AngloGold Ashanti


EDP Energia

Lunding Mining

Brazilian Nickel




Zurich Seguros

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Goiás state-owned CelgPar with the sale of 100% of the shares of Celg Transmissão (Celg-T), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CelgPar.
  • Advised CNH on the corporate restructuring carried out in Brazil, following the structure defined in its global model.
  • Acted for ArcelorMittal on the sale of the assets that make up the Madame Denise Small Hydroelectric Power Plant (PCH Madame Denise) to SZO Empreendimentos.

Coimbra & Chaves

Coimbra & Chaves stands out for its sectoral expertise in healthcare, where it advises hospitals and laboratories on M&A and joint ventures. Handling both domestic and cross-border mandates, the group is also active in the construction, education, sports and services sectors. Paula Andrade Ribeiro Chaves, who is well versed in M&A and venture capital transactions as well as mining projects, leads the practice. Also noted are corporate law experts Francisco Camilo Gruppioni Côrtes Júnior and Loni Melillo Cardoso, and Rafael Costa Zimmer Prados, whose expertise spans succession planning, foreign investment and corporate governance matters.

Practice head(s):

Paula Andrade Ribeiro Chaves


‘Always committed to their clients.’

‘The office responds with quality and speed. Always kind and attentive. The work is always delivered on time.’

‘We highlight Paula Chaves, Paulo Coimbra and Loni Melillo Cardoso. Always competent and available.’

Key clients

Grupo Super Nosso

Neuman & Esser América do Sul

Takraf do Brasil Equipamentos de Mineração e Manuseio

Herculano Mineração

Starline Tecnologia

Engeform Engenharia

Gerencianet Pagamentos do Brasil

Clínicas Expressas do Brasil

CBPF – Companhia Brasileira de Planos Funerários (Grupo Zelo)

Fundep Participações

Centro Oftalmológico de Minas Gerais

Resale Tecnologia e Serviços

Zona da Mata Mineração

Compass Diagnóstico, Planejamento e Prototipagem Odontológica

Instituto Hermes Pardini

Work highlights

  • Assisted Instituto Hermes Pardini with the acquisition of 100% of Laboratório de Patologia Clínica Dr. Paulo Cordeiro de Azevedo, a laboratory with a strong presence in the State of Pará.
  • Advised Instituto Hermes Pardini on the acquisition of 100% of APC – Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica e Citologia, a laboratory based in the state of São Paulo.
  • Acted for Instituto Hermes Pardini on the acquisition of 100% of Moscogliato – Serviço de Ultra-Som, a laboratory based in the state of São Paulo.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados offers assistance to large and medium-size companies from a variety of sectors such as energy, mining, food, education, healthcare and financial services. With a strong focus on capital markets transactions and M&A, the group is often sought to advise on high-value and complex acquisition financings, cross-border public offerings and general corporate matters. Working on an integrated basis with the firm’s wider network, the Belo Horizonte team is equipped to offer clients a full service. Practice head Gustavo Rugani is a key contact for capital markets deals, M&A and regulatory matters involving public companies. Also recommended is securitisation and project finance expert Guilherme Azevedo, and Bruno Costa, who has vast experience in real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Rugani


‘Professionalism and competence. Use of technology to facilitate access to technical content and interaction with the office.’

‘Gustavo Rugani is an excellent professional, with vast knowledge and experience in the services provided.’

‘One of the references in the corporate and M&A area, having already participated in numerous complex transactions and with flexibility in negotiating fees, availability and market knowledge.’

‘Gustavo Rugani provides exceptional work in the areas of corporate law and M&A, not only because of his technical and market knowledge, but also because of his availability, knowledge of the company’s business, and focus on secure solutions for the client.’

Key clients

Banco do Brasil

Localiza Rent a Car

CTEEP- Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Aço Verde do Brasil

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio – CBA

Direcional Engenharia

Tigre SA Tubos e Conexões

Companhia de Locação das Américas

Anima Holding

Sequoia Logística e Transportes

Banco Inter

Aliança Geração de Energia

Instituto Hermes Pardini

Banco BS2

Patrimar Engenharia

Armac Locação, Logística e Serviços

Hospital Mater Dei

Bild Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Companhia Brasileira de Planos Funerários

Vix Logística

Rio Branco Alimentos

Companhia SAntanense de Tecidos

Seculus Amazônia Indústria e Comércio

Ouro Verde Locação e Serviço

Líder Aviação

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banco Inter with the public offering with restricted placement efforts of common shares, preferred shares and units.
  • Advised Tigre on its registration as a category “B” public-held company before the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM).
  • Advised Ânima Holding on the acquisition finance of Rede International de Universidades Laureate (Rede Laureate).

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados is noted for its broad sectorial expertise ,which spans energy, mining, real estate, financial services, telecoms and technology. The group is well versed in M&A, commercial arbitration and equity investments, among other mandates. The practice is directed by the trio of Christian Lopes, who has 20 years of experience in corporate law and arbitration; senior associate and M&A specialist Pedro Ernesto Rocha; and Fernanda Galvão, who often assists domestic and international clients in the negotiation of contracts and claims.

Practice head(s):

Christian Lopes; Pedro Ernesto Rocha; Fernanda Galvão


‘Partners are deeply involved in the client’s problems.’

‘A highlight goes to the partners Christian Lopes and Leonardo Wykrota, who have great technical skills and depth-in knowledge of the problems we present them.’

‘Pedro Ernesto stands out with his great dedication to clients.’

‘Excellence in the service provided, very competent professionals, met deadlines and follow up of demands.’

Key clients

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

USIMINAS – Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Arcelormittal Brasil

Samarco Mineração

Aperam Inox América do Sul

CMU Energia Ltda

Algar Telecom

Solatio Energia Gestão de Projetos

Grupo Cedro

CORI – Colégio Registral Imobiliário de Minas Gerais

Gotlib Massara Rocha Advogados

Focusing on corporate, M&A, tax, intellectual property, antitrust and strategic litigation, Gotlib Massara Rocha Advogados is noted for its broad offering, often advising clients on venture capital and private equity transactions, corporate restructurings, capital markets products and M&A. Its sectorial expertise is equally extensive, with the team’s recent mandates involving transactions in the energy, construction, education, healthcare and agribusiness industries. The group is jointly led by Renzo Brandão Gotlib, whose expertise includes succession planning, corporate law, capital markets and M&A; David Massara Joanes, who has vast experience in IT, digital services and software businesses; and litigator and tax expert Pedro Figueiredo Rocha.

Practice head(s):

Renzo Brandão Gotlib; David Massara Rocha; Pedro Figueiredo Rocha


‘Gotlib Massara Rocha Advogados is a law firm focused on strategic issues and a commitment to innovation. Specialised in M&A and corporate consulting, they are indeed a prominent firm. Safety and trust are outstanding features in each work performed.’

‘The team is extremely competent and has extensive experience in large business groups. A highlight goes to the partner Renzo Gotlib, who is a highly qualified professional, with a 360º vision and attentive to his clients.’

‘The advice on the M&A transactions provided by Gotlib Massara Rocha Advogados was excellent. In addition to the technical capacity, the team is very available and always meets the agreed deadlines.’

‘The partners are always available and are directly involved with all the demands presented by us. The service is always immediate, with quick and efficient mobilisation of the team to solve our demands.’

‘Renzo Gotlib stands out for his technical knowledge, availability, efficiency and knowledge of the business aspects of our demands.’ 

‘Service, legal knowledge, agility, competence.’

‘Ethical team focused on the operation.’

‘I highlight Renzo Brandão Gotlib. Excellent professional, with strong technical background and high commitment.’

Key clients

Eleva Educação

Grupo Vision

Construtora Aterpa

Lojas Edmil

Grupo Saritur


MoveEdu Educação

Access Gestão de Documentos

Supermercado Superluna

Engecom Engenharia

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Vision and some of its shareholders on the sale process of R$261m in assets related to solar power generation to Alsol, a company of the Energisa Group.
  • Assisted a client with the issuance of R$200m Certificados de Recebíveis Imobiliários (CRI) to raise funds for the construction of a real estate project.
  • Acted for Fundepar and some investors on raising funds for Fundepar’s investment fund focused on technology companies.

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados is particularly known for its sectorial expertise in real estate and shopping centres, making the firm a key port of call in the Minas Gerais region for corporate matters involving these sectors. The group has also been increasingly active assisting venture capital and investment funds, shareholders and founders with the purchase and sale of equity stakes in technology companies. Leading the group is a trio comprised of tax and real estate specialist Cristiano Silva Colepicolo; João Gilberto Freire Goulart, who has vast experience in M&A, investment funds and litigation; and Pedro Paulo Moreira Rodrigues, an expert in venture capital operations and capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

João Gilberto Freire Goulart; Cristiano Silva Colepicolo; Pedro Paulo Moreira Rodrigues


‘A team that is thorough in its execution and always solve its clients’ problems.

‘João Goulart is always available and Fernanda Duarte is a key contact for urgent demands.’

‘They are always at the forefront of innovative processes, providing the legal support we need to implement our work.’

‘Fees and invoices are always negotiated in advance and questions are always answered objectively.’ 

Key clients

4YOUSEE (F6 Sistemas de Informática)

AG Consultoria Empresarial

Bahia Mall Empreendimentos

Castor Participações

DIN (Groupe CCPA)

Edifica Empreendimentos e Engenharia

eMotion Studios


Federação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Estado de Minas Gerais

Greenpass Tecnologia em Pagamentos

Dorival Regini de Andrade (Grupo Landis)

Antera Gestão de Recursos


KPTL Investimentos

Agro V Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestrategia

Fundo de Investimento em Participações Criatec Semente

LLK Engenharia

MGPX Empreendimentos e Participações

CASPER Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário FII

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Intergado (Pro-Eficiência)

Renato Perón Coelho

R31 Investimentos

Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Rural Minas Gerais

SVA Tecnologia e Sistemas

TakeNet (Curupira)

Work highlights

  • Advised Quartz Mineração in connection with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for a loan agreement of R$10m for the exploration of mining rights owned by the company in Minas Gerais.
  • Acted for Nanovetores Tecnologia on the sale of stocks (47.84%) to Givaudan, a Swiss company.
  • Advised Indústria de Medicamentos Veterinários (IMEVE) in relation to the sale of stocks (33.33%) to the founding partners, who exercised their pre-emptive rights.

Guimarães & Vieira De Mello Advogados

Guimarães & Vieira De Mello Advogados is a popular choice for company directors and executive officers seeking assistance with corporate governance matters. Clients from the mining, gambling, technology and financial services sectors turn to the group for advice on investment agreements, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. Another pillar of the practice is corporate finance, with the team frequently handling debentures, commercial papers, mezzanine financings and other forms of debt. Founding partner Leonardo Guimarães leads the corporate and M&A team alongside São Paulo-based partner Helder Fonseca.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Guimarães; Helder Fonseca

Key clients

Intralot Group

ASM Participações Societárias

GMS Mineração

Stradigi AI Brazil

AGFA Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia

Grupo Canopus

Brink’s – Segurança e Transporte de Valores

Codeme Engenharia

EMCASH serviço Financeiros Sociedade de Empréstimos  Entre Partes Tecnologia Educacionais

Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais (CODEMGE)

Belvedere Investimentos

Holt Accelerador Brasil

SAGA Consultoria Empresarial

Work highlights

  • Assisted Intralot Group subsidiaries in Brazil with its corporate reorganisation and the merger between Intralot Minas Gerais and Intralot do Brasil subsidiaries.
  • Advised Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais on its disinvestment process from several investment funds and projects.
  • Assisted ASM Participações Societárias with corporate reorganisations and negotiations.

Lacerda, Diniz e Sena Advogados

Praised for its ‘strong expertise in M&A and fast and responsive team’, Lacerda, Diniz e Sena Advogados is a popular choice for clients operating in the retail, technology, education, agribusiness and healthcare sectors. The group has recently been busy handling corporate restructurings, corporate governance matters and conducting commercial negotiations. Another area of expertise for the practice is commercial contracts, with the team frequently advising on shareholder agreements, NDAs, and purchase and sales agreements. Founding partner Rafael De Lacerda Campos, whose expertise spans M&A, tax, and succession and estate planning, leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rafael de Lacerda Campos


‘Professionals that perform a thorough due diligence in M&A.’ 

‘Multidisciplinary team that analyse the various sensitive points involved in a due diligence.’

‘Strong expertise in M&A and fast and responsive team.’

‘Erik Nahum and Rafael Lacerda have extensive expertise in M&A, specially in the healthcare sector.’

Key clients

Lacticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio

Loja Elétrica

Rede Dom Pedro de Postos

Unimed Vale do Aço

N. Minas Transportes e Locações

Falconi Capital



Minas Mineração


Vilma Alimentos

Hermes Pardini

Grupo Zelo

Expresso Nepomuceno

Dl Comércio e Indústria de Produtos Eletrônicos

Rúmina Tecnologias para Pecuaria

Cetus Oncologia

Tractor Parts

Work highlights

  • Assisted VidaVeg with the investment by X8 fund in the company.
  • Advised Loja Elétrica on the restructuring of its real estate assets.
  • Advised JAC Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos (Jeito Caseiro) on its transactions with investors, negotiations with competitors and reorganisation of its assets.

Manucci Advogados

Manucci Advogados offers complex consultancy services in corporate, commercial, M&A and data protection, and is often retained by companies from a variety of sectors such as technology, healthcare, real estate and mining. On the international front, the group is able to leverage the firm’s association with UGGC Avocats and membership of Interlaw to assist clients with cross-border issues. Managing partner Daniel Diniz Manucci is especially sought after to handle foreign investment transactions, M&A and joint ventures. Also recommended are arbitration and corporate law expert Guilherme Poggiali, Edson Martins, and London-based partner Délber Andrade Gribel Lage. New additions include associate Luciana Rossa, who joined in December 2021 from Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Manucci; Edson Martins; Guilherme Poggiali; Délber Lage

Key clients



Salary Fit


Take Blip



Construtora Canopus

Urca Energia

Fassa Bortolo



Work highlights

  • Advised Metropax, a funeral plan company in Brazil, on the merger with Grupo Cortel.
  • Assisted Nitrosul’s partners with the sale of a majority stake to Austin Powder, a manufacturer of industrial explosives.
  • Represented Oktagon’s partners in the sale of the company to a US company based in Las Vegas.

Tavernard Advogados

Tavernard Advogados frequently assists clients from a broad range of industries, including energy, healthcare, construction and food, with capital markets transactions and the structuring of real estate investment trusts. The group is well versed in M&A, venture capital and private equity investment, and data protection matters. Heading the practice is Mário Tavernard, a key contact for succession planning, capital markets products and private equity deals. Also noted is head of disputes resolution Guilherme Martins, who combines expertise in civil litigation and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Mário Tavernard

Key clients

Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil

WayCarbon Soluções Ambientais e Projetos de Carbono


Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Votorantim BII BTS

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais

Hermes Pardini Shareholders

Fernandes Administradora de Bens e Negocios

Ágape Participações


Work highlights

  • Assisted STAR7 with the due diligence of its Brazilian subsidiaries for its IPO on Euronext Growth Milan.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders and the investment committee of Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Votorantim BII BTS on the selling of its built-to-suit distribution centre to Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário SDI Rio Bravo Renda Logistica.