Firm Profile > Abe Giovanini Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Abe Giovanini Advogados

Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Abe, Rocha Neto, Taparelli e Garcez Advogados saw organic growth with the promotion of Fernando Zanotti Schneider to partner in December 2018. He works alongside Marcos Seiiti Abe to advise the firm's multinational and domestic client base, which includes companies in the automotive, tech and financial services sectors. The pair recently advised the owners of an IT service provider on the company's sale to an international company. In other work, the partners assisted a family-owned company on its investments in three start-ups.

Tax Tier 6

The 'cooperative and organised' team at Abe, Rocha Neto, Taparelli e Garcez Advogados has seen an uptick in transaction-related tax advisory services for acquisitions in the IT and fintech sectors. Gustavo Barroso Taparelli leads the team, which is also experienced in litigation.

In July 2019, Abe, Rocha Neto, Taparelli e Garcez Advogados and Giovanini Filho Advogados decided to merge their practices and set up a new firm: Abe Giovanini Advogados.

Underpinned by the same principles and values that have guided us so far, we have pooled our complementary skills to set up a robust and complete structure to offer excellent technical legal services in a simple and speedy fashion.

We offer legal services in general to both individuals and companies. We advise national and foreign companies in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, tax and labour law, strategic civil litigation, arbitration, real estate and contracts. Our expertise also caters to the needs of individuals with regard to tax planning matters, succession planning, wealth protection, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance for family business groups and entrepreneurs from innovation companies.

We do our utmost to provide a productive and healthy working environment where our team of dedicated professionals, committed to quality and precision, can grow and prosper.

Areas of practice
M&A/corporate: The practice is engaged in complex domestic and cross-border transactions. We have extensive experience in corporate law and M&A transactions advising national and foreign companies, their partners or shareholders throughout the stages of the transactions, including post-closing in Brazil and abroad.

We combine legal experience with business acumen and focus on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring plans. As we evaluate agreements in every detail, we carry out risk analysis that extends far beyond contractual transaction issues.

Our firm advises on the purchase and sale of companies, and on the opening and closing stages preparing all necessary corporate documents. We also help our clients out with everything from their everyday legal needs to the preparation of minutes of meetings, shareholders’ agreements and joint venture contracts.

Tax: Our tax team has in-depth knowledge of the complex Brazilian tax legislation and is fully prepared to advise clients on the mishmash of tax issues affecting business transactions. Acting in tax litigation and advisory, the team focuses on designing the best strategy to achieve the most significant results for clients.

The practice has a strong tax litigation team working on clients’ tax assessments and other matters related to liabilities and tax recovery. The firm is also seen as a trusted advisor guiding clients towards the most efficient tax performance in civil and commercial sales agreements, loans, and leasing transactions.

In collaboration with the corporate team, the practice develops the best tax strategy for mergers and acquisitions and fiscal due diligence.

Strategic civil litigation and arbitration: We have built a successful track record in strategic litigation and arbitration matters, representing clients in several types of disputes before administrative bodies and courts.

The practice specializes in issues related to commercial and civil law, such as business disputes, civil and administrative liability in general, including those arising from anti-corruption laws.

The firm advise investors and creditors on all matters related to companies in financial difficulties, in and out-of-court recovery, bankruptcy proceedings and debt restructuring.

Contracts: We offer our clients a multidisciplinary team with the necessary experience in the elaboration, negotiation and revision of the most different types of contracts.

We are specialized in the preparation and negotiation of contracts including the digital, e-commerce and intellectual property agreements and have the necessary expertise to bring safety and efficiency to the preparation of international contracts.

The firm provides assistance to our clients in the preparation and analysis of B2B and B2C agreements; banking and supply agreements for products and services, with or without collaterals; acknowledgment of debt; distribution and commercial representation.

Real estate: We advise our clients on real estate developments, structuring, negotiations and operations, including property registration and leasing that involve collateral issues, personal and fiduciary guarantees. We work to ensure proper management and effectiveness of operations to prevent litigation.

We also advise on various issues related to land subdivision and structuring of built-to-suit real estate operations.

Labor: Our Labor practice is best known for conducting strategic labor cases, providing technical advice, legal opinions and reports. The area is also recognized for acting in public civil actions, collective actions, and labor actions brought by senior executives.

We provide extensive legal advice on matters related to labor judicial and administrative litigation, helping clients in different types of disputes and litigation throughout the country.

The firm is strongly involved in the conduct of administrative actions pending with the Labor Prosecution Office, in defense of the clients’ interests in notifications of infringement still pending with the Ministry of Labor.

The team is strongly engaged in giving lectures and training to keep clients well informed and prepared to comply with the new labor legislation.

Wealth planning and related litigation: The wealth planning practice advises the segment consisting of entrepreneurs, family businesses and groups of partners and senior executives.

We offer legal services covering tax planning, succession planning and protection of wealth for individuals. The practice is oftentimes engaged in cross borders matters including tax planning prior to immigration.

We also provide litigation legal services in connection with related matters, such as disputes between heirs and partners and divorce, as well as individual tax lawsuits.

We have a team made of professionals with a diversity of legal specialities such as corporate law, contracts, civil law focusing on family and succession, tax and economic criminal law. The team works together to deliver a unique and comprehensive solution to each client.

Japan desk: Our firm has had strong ties with Japanese companies for many years and has set up a Japan desk to provide personalized services to Japanese and Brazilian entrepreneurs conducting businesses in Brazil and Japan.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A/Corporate Marcos Seiiti Abe +55 11 3512-1303
M&A/Corporate Fernando Zanotti Schneider +55 11 3512-1303
Wealth planning and related litigation Renato Giovanini Filho +55 11 3512-1300
Tax Gustavo Barroso Taparelli +55 11 3512-1315
Strategic Civil Litigation and Arbitration, Real Estate and Contracts Ricardo Pinto da Rocha Neto +55 11 3512-1303
Labor Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha +55 11 3512-1310