Firm Profile > BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão > RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
LARGO DO IBAM, 1 – 4th FLOOR, HUMAITA
RJ. 22271-070
Brazil

Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Noted for its 'proactive attitude', BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has cemented its position as a leading firm in merger control before CADE through its regular involvement in high-profile cases. It frequently acts on the Brazilian aspects of large, multi-jurisdictional transactions; and complex conduct investigations also feature in the department's workload. The department stands out for its international expertise, with its key lawyers benefiting from previous experience as foreign associates in well-known international law firms. Names to note in the sizeable team include Camilla PaolettiSandra TerepinsJosé Inacio Ferraz de Almeida Prado FilhoMarcos Exposto and Luís Bernardo Cascão, who leads the competition team in the Rio de Janeiro office. Barbara Rosenberg - 'a star in competition law' - heads the department.

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Testimonials

Great team with good lawyers headed by Barbara Rosenberg, who is a star in competition law.’

Barbara Rosenberg and Luís Bernardo Cascao are tackling our cases and are both very diligent and proactive lawyers pushing our cases through to get clearances. They are on top of the case law and the latest developments in order to guide you through complex situations. They are very well connected within the authority which is helpful for cases that needs direct lines with the direct authority official.

Experienced professionals who look for tailor-made solutions for complex problems. Also, proactive attitude makes BMA attorneys different from attorneys at other law firms.’

Good know-how about corporate matters.’

Key clients

Corteva

Linde

Essilor

Embraer

Carrefour

Novartis

Black & Decker

AstraZeneca

Expedia

BASF

INEOS

Solvay

Total

Braskem

IBM

Maersk

Comcast

Imerys

Grupo Petrotemex

HP

TAM Linhas Aéreas (LATAM Airlines Brasil)

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

A 'reference in corporate law and M&A', BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão maintains its leading position in the market. The firm is regularly advised by Brazilian and international clients - including a significant number of listed companies - in high-value deals. The team saw further expansion in 2019 with the hire of internationally focused corporate and M&A specialist Maria da Paz Tierno Lopes from Cuatrecasas. In the telecoms space, highlights included Roberto Dias Carneiro and Paulo Cezar Aragão's advice to América Móvil and its subsidiary Claro Brazil on the acquisition of NII Brazil Holdings, the indirect owner of Nextel Telecomunicações, for $905m on a cash-free and debt-free basis; the firm advised on the Brazilian legal aspects of the deal, including corporate, tax and antitrust matters. Other key practitioners include public and private M&A expert Monique Mavignier, founding partners Francisco Müssnich and Plinio Simões Barbosa, managing partner Amir Bocayuva Cunha and associate Ana Paula Reis. Luciana Marsal is also recommended.

Testimonials

What makes the BMA team extraordinary is the ability to meet all the demands of the client with great agility and quality.

Individuals think outside the box and always come up with smart and creative solutions to the impasses presented.

The BMA office is a reference in corporate law, M&A and competitive issues. The partners Paulo Aragão, Monique Mavignier, Bárbara Rosenberg conduct all matters related to these areas in the interface with the company.

Service differentials are the readiness of the partners, the deep technical knowledge of the issues related to the areas to which they respond and the deep knowledge of the company, enabling adequate and efficient solutions to the matters entrusted.

The entire office team is well prepared, but my highlight is the lawyer Paulo Aragão.

Key clients

CPFL Energia

Embraer

America Movil (Claro Brasil)

Hankoe Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia Investimento no Exterior

SulAmérica

BRK Ambiental

BR Malls

Potiguar E&P

Fazenda Futuro

Rede D’Or São Luiz

Eletropaulo

Nadir Figueiredo Indústria e Comércio

B2W – Companhia Digital

Península Participações

Olympique Lyonnais Groupe

Carrefour Comércio e Indústria

Adtalem Global Education

Aliansce Shopping Center

Vitol

Cimento Tupi

XP Investimentos

Banking and finance Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a solid, five-partner team, which is particularly active on the borrower side. The firm offers strong expertise on syndicated loans, project finance, debt capital markets, refinancings and structured finance. The highly experienced Camila Goldberg leads the team, which includes compliance specialist Anna Carolina Malta and transactional partners including Plinio Simões Barbosa and Rafael d’Avila Dutra.

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Testimonials

‘BMA is in my opinion the top go to firm in Brazil for any matter of banking, corporate or M&A practice. The team is extremely creative and client focused with huge versatility in complex transactions.’

‘Camila Goldberg is one of the key partners of the firm and demonstrates every time how she can add value to transactions through creative and technically precise solutions.’

Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

XP Investimentos

Fundo Garantidor de Créditos (FGC)

Banco BOCOM BBM

Grupo Queiroz Galvão

Enforce Gestão de Ativos

Oi

BHP Billiton

Credit Suisse AG

Banco BS2  (fka Banco Bonsucesso)

Capital markets Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is a leading player for major equity capital markets transactions and regularly represents issuers and underwriters. The firm's standing in the market is reflected by its role on the $2.25bn SEC-registered IPO of XP Group, which was the largest ever US IPO for a Brazilian company. Clients also benefit from the firm's strong connections with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM). Practice head Camila Goldberg is backed by a strong team, including Luiz Antonio de Sampaio Campos, Amir Bocayuva Cunha and Jane Goldman NusbaumRodolfo Constantino de Tella left to join Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.

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Key clients

XP

CPFL Energia

Banco BTG Pactual

Banco Bradesco BBI

Companhia de Gás de São Paulo – Comgás

Banco Safra

Santos Brasil Participações

Sul América

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional

Ultrapar Participações

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has proven experience in proceedings before a range of arbitral tribunals, including the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Business Arbitration Chamber (CAMARB), among others. The team is particularly active in M&A-related arbitration, but is also proficient in disputes related to construction contracts, infrastructure projects, shareholder agreements, real estate acquisitions and corporate restructuring. Pedro Oliveira da Costa and André Abbud, who often acts for leading companies in a range of contentious matters involving infrastructure, corporate and contractual issues, jointly lead the practice. Domestic and international commercial arbitration are some of Gustavo Santos Kulesza's areas of expertise.

Testimonials

‘High quality advice.’

‘Hands-on lawyers with deep knowledge of the law and creative legal solutions for difficult matters. André Abbud and Gustavo Kulesza stand out for their commitment.’

‘André Abbud is an excellent professional who is knowledgeable of the law.’

‘Each individual has a particular quality, that, when combined is very complementary. The team provides creative legal solutions and excellent advice.’  

Intellectual property Tier 2

Full-service firm BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a specialised intellectual property department, which advises on the protection, management and enforcement of IP rights. Leading the practice is Antonella Carminatti, whose expertise covers IP litigation and prosecution, as well as transactional matters and anti-counterfeiting programmes. Franchising matters are a particular area of activity for Claudia Schulz, who often advises clients operating in the retail sector. Ana Müller co-ordinates the patent team, while Pedro Frankovsky Barroso oversees the IP litigation work, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation.

Testimonials

‘The team led by Antonella Carminatti  is very reactive, and provides straightforward advice. They are experts in the field of luxury products.’

‘Antonella is one of the best lawyers in Brazil in the field of trademarks. She is always available and gives strategic advice.’

Key clients

Starbucks

Grupo Globo

DeNA Co

Xuxa

American Arlines

Webedia

Warner Music

Netflix

L’Oréal

Real estate Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is making an increasingly strong impression on Brazil's real estate market, through its combination of transactional, development and related corporate finance expertise. The team, which is jointly led by Cristiana Moreira and Cristiane Mamprin, acts for clients across a range of sectors, including established investment funds, corporates and new entrants into the market, including WeWork. The team is also noted for its strong structured finance offering. Recently promoted partner Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala and senior associate Maria Eduarda Bérgamo are also names of note.

Key clients

BTG Pactual

Br Malls

São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações

Cyrela

XP Investimentos

Vinci Partners

Hemisfério Sul Investimentos – HSI

BHG – Brazil Hospitality Group

WeWork Serviços de Escritório

RB Capital

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is a popular choice for high-profile debtor-led work. The firm stands out for its strong multi-disciplinary approach, combining high-end litigation expertise with strong support in corporate finance and key areas such as labour. The team is also noted for its strong expertise on the creditor front. The firm has been trusted on some of the largest restructurings in the market, including for Oi Group and Abengoa. Sergio Savi, Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea and Eduardo Guimarães Wanderley all have good reputations.

Key clients

Oi

Queiroz Galvão Group

Abengoa Energia (Brazil)

Abengoa Bionergia (Spain)

Cimento Tupi

OCP

Jive Investments

Leste

BHP Billiton

Queiroz Galvão Energia

Compliance Tier 3

Anna Carolina Malta and José Guilherme Berman head BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão's 'highly skilled team', which adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to assist clients in all aspects of compliance matters, including prevention, investigation and remediation. Recent work includes advising on compliance programmes, due diligence, internal investigations and administrative improbity proceedings. Camila Cuschnir is another name to note.

Testimonials

Highly skilled team, very concerned with meeting the clients objectives and demands.

Excellent relationship, easy to work with, very good in transmitting their knowledge.’

Key clients

Carioca Christiani-Nielsen Engenharia

CBPO Engenharia

Litografia Valença

Grupo Águas do Brasil (SAAB)

Engie Brasil Energia

Neoenergia (Iberdrola Group)

DOF

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Lanxess Indústria de Produtos Químicos e Plásticos

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

The conflict prevention and resolution practice at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a strong track record in judicial and administrative proceedings arising out of complex civil and corporate disputes. Luiz Fernando Fraga excels in commercial and corporate disputes, and often represents clients in proceedings against government agencies. Disputes involving the construction, infrastructure and insurance sectors, as well as family law and succession issues, are among Pedro Costa’s areas of expertise. Domestic and international clients seek Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea’s assistance in business litigation, particularly in cases involving investment funds. André Abbud is another practitioner to note for commercial disputes, while Rafael Castilho stands out in civil litigation.

Testimonials

‘In a corporate dispute, BMA brings together the M&A, corporate and tax teams to support the litigation practice, resulting in an optimised and tailored service.’

‘Luiz Fernando Fraga combines litigation expertise with deep knowledge in corporate matters. He understands our business and our goals.’

‘Eduardo Wanderley is the perfect lawyer for complex credit structures, mainly related to judicial recovery’

‘Rafael Castilho adds great value to our disputes, with his hands-on approach. You know he is always doing his best to achieve his clients needs.’ 

Key clients

Sul America Santa Cruz Participações

Galvão Engenharia

SINOPEC Petroleum do Brasil

BHP

Airbnb

Netflix do Brasil

Embraer

BHP

TAM Linhas Aéreas

Abengoa Concessões Brasil Holding

Abengoa Construção Brasil

HP Brasil Equipamentos Eletrônicos

Environment Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão's service offering covers both environmental consultancy and litigation. The team is retained to advise on environmental matters, ranging from biodiversity regulation to water resources, waste management, contaminated sites, crisis management and compliance issues. Environmental permitting as well as environmental legal due diligence in connection with M&A transactions and infrastructure projects are also among the team's regular instructions. Practice co-head Marcio Pereira specialises in sustainability issues and regulatory matters pertaining to natural resources, while co-leader Beatriz Paulo de Frontin focuses on environmental licensing matters and administrative proceedings.

Testimonials

‘They are among the top environmental law firms in Latin America.’

‘Márcio Pereira is, by far, the best in this area. His team is equally committed and capable of handling complex and sensitive matters.’

‘Márcio is a standout partner. He knows the mining and energy industry from within. His team, composed by Beatriz, Yuri and Luis Marcelo, is also outstanding and capable of dealing with large and complex issues, from consulting to litigation.’

‘Beatriz Frontin and Márcio Pereira are really business oriented lawyers.’

Key clients

Lorinvest Gestão de Recursos

Hankoe Fundo de Investimento em Participações – Multiestratégia Investimento no Exterior

Ultragaz

Solvay

J Malucelli Group

L’Oréal Brasil

Ciclus Ambiental do Brasil

Gas Verde

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

We Trust in Sunlight Energia renovável e Participações

Janus Brasil Participações

Labour and employment Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a well-regarded employment team, with expertise across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues. On the advisory side, the team regularly advises on redundancy proceedings, compensation packages and business process outsourcing, with a keen view to avoiding litigation. When disputes do occur, the lawyers have a notable track record in collective labour claims, often linked to corporate takeovers, privatisations and restructurings. Partners Cibelle Goldfarb and Luiz Marcelo Góis are highly rated by clients, as is associate Mariana Brassaloti.

Testimonials

‘The labour team works in a detailed fashion. They are able to handle the most complex matters within the sector. Great team for labour litigation.’

‘The team is highly specialised in labour disputes and performs excellent work.’

‘Luiz Marcelo is one of the best labour lawyers in Brazil, he is an excellent litigator, with great understanding of how to handle difficult cases and create successful strategies.’

Key clients

Energisa

Fleury

Pestana Hotel Group

Ocyan

Energia Sustentável do Brasil

NBCU International

Bemisa

Supergasbrás Energia

Cymi Masa Group

Centrais Elétricas de Rondônia

Tax Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is extremely well regarded for its non-contentious tax expertise. The firm regularly advises clients on strategic tax planning across a wide range of areas, including corporate M&A, financings, infrastructure projects and restructurings. Practice head José Otavio Faloppa is backed by an impressive team of partners, including Hermano Notaroberto BarbosaJoão Paulo Cavinatto, Franciny de Barros and Daniel Abraham Loria. Clients are also well served on the contentious side, which is respectively led out of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by Maurício Faro and the highly respected Lígia Regini da Silveira.

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Testimonials

‘They have a high skilled team, very focused to deliver the best tax solutions. The partners are always available and they stay very close to their clients.’

‘They constantly demonstrate excellent technical knowledge, as well as being up to date on the main tax discussions. Besides being very professional, both Lígia Regini and João Paulo Cavinatto are very knowledgeable concerning tax legislation / practice.’

‘Franciny de Barros and João Paulo Cavinatto are extremely qualified for the job and are always available to assist.’

‘Jose Otavio Faloppa is very objective and mixes his tax knowledge with accounting which differentiates him from other tax professionals.’

Key clients

Aliansce Sonae

America Movil (Grupo Claro)

BR Malls

BR Properties

Cielo

Embraer

Johnson Controls

Raizen

Ultrapar Participações

TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão provides comprehensive services to software developers, financial institutions, digital media companies and businesses with significant digital platforms in relation to the collection and treatment of personal data. Areas of activity include advising on terms of use and privacy policies, data transfer agreements, data leaks and digital incident management. Fabiana Fagundes leads the department. In recent team developments, José Eduardo Pieri left for Palma Guedes Advogados, while Felipe Palhares joined the firm in September 2020.

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Key clients

Grupo Globo

Embraer

Chama

DeNA

Nexodata

L’Oreal Brasil Comercial de Cosméticos

Aribnb Serviços Digitais

TruckPad Tecnologia e Logística

Wealth and succession planning Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is particularly strong in advising wealthy individuals and families on business matters and corporate transactions and is also a popular choice for multi-family offices and Brazilian and international private banks. Débora Bacellar de Almeida and Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa are tax and wealth planning experts. Jane Goldman made partner in 2019; she has broad knowledge of debt and equity capital markets and wealth planning.

Testimonials

BMA is a full service law firm, which provides high quality legal services to clients.

Hermano Barbosa provides high quality legal services.

Key clients

Turim Investimentos (Family Office)

Banco Santander

JP Morgan (Private Bank)

Itaú Unibanco (Private Bank)

BTG Pactual (Private Bank)

Banco Opportunity

Vinci Partners

JGP Investimentos

Gávea Investimentos

Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo (Private Banking)

Electricity Tier 4

Offering legal support to both Brazilian and international clients, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is well versed in power auctions, concessions, negotiation of contracts and commercial agreements, administrative proceedings before regulatory bodies and agencies, litigation and arbitration. In addition, the team has experience in the sale and purchase of stock and assets in the power sector, as well as project development involving thermoelectric plants and renewable energy. Rafael d’Avila Dutra and Carlos Frederico Lucchetti Bingemer have strong transactional backgrounds and jointly lead the department.

Key clients

CPFL Energia

CPFL Energias Renováveis

Abengoa

Foxx Haztec

Eletrobrase

Insurance Tier 4

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is a trusted adviser for high-profile, insurance-related corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations. Rio de Janeiro-based practice head Henrique Vargas Gama Beloch has over 20 years of experience representing major insurers, including Bradesco Seguros and SulAmérica. Pedro Costa handles litigation issues.

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Testimonials

‘The team has great expertise and skill in insurance and is always available no matter how many tasks you need the lawyers to do.’

‘Henrique Vargas Beloch is very intelligent and has a different perspective of the insurance business. He makes all the difference in an business negotiation, especially if you are discussing a commercial partnership or an M&A in the insurance business.’

Key clients

SulAmérica

Bradesco Seguros

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Travelers

BB Seguros

Capemisa Seguradora

THB Seguros

Qualicorp

BHP Billiton Brasil

Junto Seguros

Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão's projects team covers the energy, airports, toll roads, ports, railways, urban transport, water and sewage sectors, and also has experience in public lighting and social infrastructure PPPs. The practice is able to advise on all phases of projects and transactions in regulated markets, encompassing project financing, tax planning and contractual issues. The department is led by founding partner Plínio Simões Barbosa, capital markets and finance expert Camila Goldberg and Rafael d’Avila Dutra, who is a name to note for project finance. Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes departed for Lefosse Advogados, while Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho joined from TozziniFreire Advogados, strengthening the team's offering in regulatory matters in the infrastructure sector.

Key clients

IGT – Global Solutions Corporation

Zurich Airport

BHP

Grupo Queiroz Galvão

Oi Móvel

Seaborn Networks

LATAM

Olympique Lyonnais Groupe

Gas Verde

Antel – Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones

Public law Tier 4

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão brings extensive experience in infrastructure, regulatory matters and government affairs. The team is often retained to advise on government contracting procedures, PPPs and concessions, and also fields the ability to represent clients before municipal, state and federal regulatory entities in administrative proceedings and judicial reviews. In addition, the practice is proficient in administrative misconduct cases, and regularly handles transactions taking place in highly regulated markets, including energy, telecoms, transportation, healthcare, logistics and sanitation. José Guilherme Berman shares the department's leadership with Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho, who recently joined with a team of lawyers from TozziniFreire Advogados. Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes is now a practitioner at Lefosse Advogados.

Testimonials

‘Providing unique insights, creating competitive advantages and understanding the business.’

‘Extensive technical knowledge and network in the public space, especially concessions, putting them in the loop of what is being discussed.’

‘Ana Cândida de Mello is an experienced professional, proactive, business understanding, adding value to the commercial project.’

‘Ana Cândida is the point of reference. She has a can-do attitude looking both at the legal and business side of the problem, searching for doable solutions. Easy access at all levels.’

Key clients

Zurich Airport Latin American

Zurich Airport

IGT GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED

Ciclus Ambiental do Brasil

Consórcio Intersul de Transportes / Consórcio Santa Cruz de Transportes

Eletrobras

IRB – Instituto de Resseguros do Brasil

Jerônimo da Veiga Empreendimentos e Participações

TMT: Telecoms and media Tier 4

The telecoms practice at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has specialist knowledge in the field of submarine cable projects, telecom towers, satellites and the Internet of Things (IoT). Representing clients before regulatory agencies is a key area of activity for the team, which is also skilled at assisting with public procurement procedures, concessions and public-private partnerships (PPPs). The department is under the joint leadership of José Guilherme Berman and Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho, who recently joined with a team of lawyers from TozziniFreire Advogados. Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes is now at Lefosse Advogados.

Key clients

RH Net Telecomunicações

Managing Partner: Amir Bocayuva Cunha
Senior Partners: Paulo Cezar Aragão, Francisco Müssnich, Plínio Barbosa and Luiz Antonio Campos
Partners: Adriana Fuzinato, Ana Cândida, Ana Müller, André Abbud, André Macedo, Anna Carolina Malta, Antonella Carminatti, Barbara Rosenberg, Camila Chouzal, Camila Goldberg, Camilla Paoletti, Carlos Frederico Bingemer, Cibele Linero, Claudia Schulz, Cristiana Moreira, Cristiane Mamprin, Daniel Loria, Daniella Fragoso, Debora Bacellar, Eduardo G. Wanderley, Fabiana Fagundes, Fábio Henrique Peres, Felipe Galea, Fernanda Carneiro, Franciny de Barros, Gisela Sampaio, Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala, Hélio Alvarez, Henrique Beloch, Hermano Barbosa, Ian Bussinger, Jane Goldman, João Paulo Cavinatto,  José Guilherme Berman, José Inácio Ferraz, José Otavio Faloppa, Leandro Bittencourt, Lígia Regini, Luciana Magalhães Costa, Luciana Marsal, Luís Bernardo Cascão, Luis Flaks, Luís Henrique Costa, Luiz Fernando Fraga, Luiz Marcelo Góis, Luiza Lacerda, Márcio Pereira, Marcos Exposto, Maria da Paz Tierno Lopes, Mario Gelli, Maurício Faro, Miguel Ramos, Monique Mavignier, Patrícia Sabino, Pedro Costa, Pedro Frankovsky Barroso, Rafael Calábria, Rafael Castilho, Rafael Dutra, Raquel Mansanaro, Roberto Dias Carneiro,  Sandra Terepins, Sergio Fagundes, Sérgio Savi, Tatiana Amorim, Thais Meira, Vitor Butruce, Vivian Casanova


Firm Overview:
Founded in the 1990s, when Brazil was undergoing structural changes, BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão was inspired by a mission to find innovative solutions that are legally viable and sustainable in an environment of rapid development, new regulatory frameworks and new business models in almost all sectors of the economy. Inspired to be a pioneering law firm, ready — and more than able — to take on the big projects and big problems that require sophisticated solutions. An active participant in the privatisations that took place in the 1990s, BMA had achieved a solid reputation and both national and international recognition even before becoming one of the leading firms in Brazil in the mid-2000s, when the Brazilian market experienced a wave of IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. BMA has been present in most of the major M&A transactions in Brazil over the last two decades, participating in the creation of corporate groups that do business around the world. BMA has acquired an impressive stock of know-how in infrastructure projects, especially in the areas of ports, railroads, highways, oil and gas, energy, and telecommunications. The firm also had a major part to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, negotiating the contracts that gave Brazil the right to host the event and acting as legal counsel to the local organising committee. BMA’s experienced professionals know that a thorough understanding of the firm’s clients’ business objectives is essential. BMA works to achieve creative, effective solutions by integrating its specialist teams to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to legal problems.

BMA Inspiração – Inspire to Action:
BMA InspirAção is the new model for BMA’s pro bono work. BMA believes that education, socially-aware entrepreneurship and culture are the paths that will lead to profound and lasting change in society. BMA InspirAção focuses on these three vectors for change. BMA wants to generate effective returns for society as a whole, like it does for its clients, and believes it can.

BMA Educação – Becoming a BMA Lawyer:
BMA EducAção is a school that helps attorneys acquire the skills that every ‘BMA Lawyer’ needs. The program focuses on excellence, quality, and providing valuable learning experiences to the firm’s professionals. The project is intended to work with BMA’s lawyers and help them develop into professionals whose qualifications, analytical skills and curiosity never stop growing, who have a multidisciplinary vision and who are eager to apply the theoretic knowledge they have acquired to creating efficient solutions to real problems. The objective is to become a true seal of excellence: BMA quality.

BMA Woman:
Following the worldwide movement toward women’s empowerment and a more balanced corporate environment, the project’s objective is to support women’s professional growth within the firm and provide even more opportunities for internal talent to develop. The project kicked off its activities with events for BMA’s women lawyers and clients, fostering new professional relationships and debate on critical issues that affect the daily life of women in business.

BMA Diversity:
BMA’s Diversity program makes a point of sharing experiences with other law firms, and is committed to listening to all groups represented in today’s society. In this way, we believe that we can plan actions that will help eliminate prejudice in day-to-day interactions and create an environment that people can identify with.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Business Crime
■ Competition
■ Compliance, Investigations & Law Enforcement
■ Corporate & M&A
■ Digital & New Technologies
■ Employment
■ Environmental
■ Finance & Capital Markets
■ Infrastructure & Regulatory & Government Affairs
■ Intellectual Property
■ Litigation & Arbitration
■ Real Estate
■ Superior Courts
■ Tax
■ Wealth Management & Succession Planning

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Amir Bocayuva abc@bmalaw.com.br 55 21 3824-5871
Photo Name Position Profile
 Hermano A. C. Notaroberto Barbosa  photo Hermano A. C. Notaroberto Barbosa Partner
 André Abbud  photo André Abbud Partner
 Daniel Abraham Loria  photo Daniel Abraham Loria Partner
 José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho  photo José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho Partner
 Hélio Alvarez  photo Hélio Alvarez Partner
 ​Tatiana Amorim  photo ​Tatiana Amorim Partner
 Paulo Cezar Aragão  photo Paulo Cezar Aragão Partner
 Debora Bacellar  photo Debora Bacellar Partner
 Plínio Barbosa  photo Plínio Barbosa Partner
 José Guilherme Berman photo José Guilherme Berman Partner
 ​Leandro Bittencourt Marcondes  photo ​Leandro Bittencourt Marcondes Partner
 Amir Bocayuva  photo Amir Bocayuva Managing Partner
 ​Ian Bussinger  photo ​Ian Bussinger Partner
 Vitor Butruce  photo Vitor Butruce Partner
 Rafael  Calabria  photo Rafael  Calabria Partner
 Luiz Antonio Campos  photo Luiz Antonio Campos Partner
 Antonella Carminatti  photo Antonella Carminatti Partner
 Fernanda Carneiro  photo Fernanda Carneiro Partner
 Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho  photo Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho Partner
 Vivian Casanova  photo Vivian Casanova Partner
 Luís Bernardo Cascão  photo Luís Bernardo Cascão Partner
 Camila Chouzal  photo Camila Chouzal Partner
 Pedro Costa  photo Pedro Costa Partner
 Roberto Dias Carneiro  photo Roberto Dias Carneiro Partner
 ​Adriana Dib Fuzinato  photo ​Adriana Dib Fuzinato Partner
 Rafael D’Avila Dutra  photo Rafael D’Avila Dutra Partner
 Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea  photo Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea Partner
 Marcos Antonio Exposto  photo Marcos Antonio Exposto Partner
 Fabiana Fagundes  photo Fabiana Fagundes Partner
 José Otavio Faloppa  photo José Otavio Faloppa Partner
 Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis  photo Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis Partner
 Luiz Fernando Fraga  photo Luiz Fernando Fraga Partner
 Pedro Frankovsky Barroso  photo Pedro Frankovsky Barroso Partner
 Mario Gelli  photo Mario Gelli Partner
 Camila Goldberg  photo Camila Goldberg Partner
 Cibelle Goldfarb  photo Cibelle Goldfarb Partner
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