Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Firm Profile

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados
AVENIDA RIO BRANCO, 110
39º E 40º ANDARES
20040-001 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ
Brazil

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 3

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados has a considerable pedigree in debt and equity capital markets work. The firm’s multi-faceted offering includes transactional, regulatory and litigation advice. The regulatory front is particularly strong given the background of lead partners such as Francisco da Costa e Silva, a former chairman of Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), and Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater, a former CVM commissioner. Other key partners include Flávio Martins Rodrigues, who has notable experience in funds-related matters, and corporate finance partner Matheus Corredato RossiJaques Wurman is strong on the administrative litigation side.

Practice head(s):

Maria Isabel Bocater; Francisco Costa e Silva; Matheus Corredato Rossi

Key clients

Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Fator

Vinci Partners

XP Investimentos

Bombril

Skysites Americas

SIGA Gestora de Recursos

Woori Bank Brasil

3R Petroleum

Petro Rio

Grupo Big Brasil (formerly Walmart Brasil)

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (Grupo Pão de Açúcar)

Índigo DTVM

Woori Bank Brasil

Captalys Companhia de Credito

I9 Capital Gestao de Recursos

M Square Investimentos

Queluz Asset Management

Banco Máxima

A5 Gestão de Investimentos

Banco Paulista

Planner Corretora De Valores

Reit Securitizadora de Recebíveis Imobiliários

Previrb (Fundação Previdenciária Dos Servidores Do IRB – Instituto De Resseguros Do Brasil)

Infinity Asset Management

Fundação Petrobras De Seguridade Social

Cadence Gestora de Recursos

Prevcom (Fundação De Previdência Complementar Do Estado De São Paulo)

Singulare (Former Socopa Sociedade E Corretora Paulista)

Lastro RDV DTVM

Nova Futura Corretora

Banesprev Fundo Banespa de Seguridade Social

DESENVOLVE SP – Agência de Fomento

BB Previdencia Fundo de Pensão

Work highlights

  • Advised Reit Securitizadora on a R$80m certificate of real estate receivables (CRI) linked to Residential Dom Zioni in Botucatu, and a R$55m CRI issuance linked to Five Senses Resort Palmas, a luxury resort in the city of Palmas.
  • Advised on the international reorganisation of a Brazilian telecoms company, including work with the fund managers of an FIP (controlling vehicle), capital reductions, negotiations with domestic and international bondholders, and capital increases both at home and abroad.
  • Advising Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios – Siga Energia on its R$61m public share offering.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Mid-market companies and other entities, including publicly held corporations and private equity funds, turn to Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados on a regular basis for assistance in M&A and non-transactional corporate matters. Drawing on its extensive experience in matters concerning the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, the team is particularly well positioned to advise on securities regulations. Typical instructions for the department include acting for shareholders in routine corporate activities, as well as joint ventures and incorporations in the energy, technology and financial services sectors, among others. The team is under the joint leadership of Francisco da Costa e Silva, who has held several positions at leading banks and financial institutions, and João Laudo de Camargo, who brings to the table expertise in financing and capital markets transactions. Other key figures include Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater and Luiza Rangel de Moraes, the latter of whom is highlighted for her ‘deep knowledge of corporate law'.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Costa e Silva; João Laudo de Camargo

Testimonials

‘Great advisory services, commitment and availability.’

‘João Laudo de Camargo and and Maria Isabel Bocater stand out for their performance in matters.’

‘Bernardo Costa e Silva excelled on the corporate litigation front.’

‘The firm has a great ability to interact with the client and a deep knowledge of the business. Its partners are directly engaged in the client’s affairs, providing a high quality service.’

‘Luiza Rangel has a deep knowledge of corporate law and is always willing to deliver the work at the speed required.’

Key clients

Bombril

Embraer

Impacto Energia

Coperçúcar

Usiminas

Vale

Banco Safra

Petro Rio

Neoenergia

Terra Santa Agro

BTG Pactual

Anumara Capital GMBH

Banco Fator and Fator Corretora

Investimentos e Participações em Infraestrutura (Invepar)

FIP Aeroespacial

Globenet Cabos Submarinos

Ático Investimentos e Participações

Kepler Weber

Banco Máxima

Fator Corretora

Impacto Energia

Siner Engenharia e Comércio

Socopa Sociedade Corretora Paulista

Truccare Cosméticos

Visiona Tecnologia Espacial

Banco Semear

Work highlights

  • Assists Petrobras in day-to-day corporate matters.
  • Assisting FIP AEROESPACIAL in the reorganisation of the equity stake held in Redspark Technology.
  • Assisted Siner Engenharia in all the stages related to a potential M&A with a holding company until the due diligence phase.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 6

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados has an ‘excellent team of tax professionals, in advisory and litigation’, who are ‘super dedicated and attentive‘. The firm regularly handles international tax matters and is well versed in advising clients in the energy, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Clients would recommend Alexandre Luiz Moraes do Rego Monteiroin any scenario‘. The ‘extremely skilled and attentiveLuciana Ibiapina Lira Aguiar has 25 years of experience in tax advisory. Indirect tax partner Francisco Lisboa Moreira is noted for his ‘specialisation in digital economy and transfer pricing matters‘.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Monteiro; Luciana Aguiar; Francisco Lisboa Moreira

Testimonials

‘Super dedicated and attentive staff. Members are ready to help and are accessible. I’ve had the opportunity to work on different cases, on different matters, and we always find different solutions with positive results.’

‘Extremely skilled, attentive. I highlight Luciana Lira Aguiar and Felipe The Freire.’

‘Specialisation in international tax matters. Being a boutique firm, they provide tailor-made advice to their clients.’

‘Francisco Moreira’s has a specialisation in digital economy and transfer pricing matters.’.

‘One of the great features of the office is its focus on the client. The partners seek to understand the client’s business and offer solutions to the questions that arise, often before any request. There is a synergy of work that allows the firm to accompany the client’s life and operations in all its phases. The use of new technologies has also allowed for the improvement of the service.’

‘I have a lot of contact with Alexandre Monteiro, in addition to Rachel Lagos. I would recommend both in any scenario. What distinguishes this office was the partnership relationship with the client and the deep understanding of the business and the specific characteristics of the client.’

‘Excellent team of tax professionals, in advisory and litigation. Highest collaboration.’

Key clients

B3 – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

Banco Fator

Fator Seguradora

Voltalia

Norsul Navegação

Rio Bravo Investimentos

Eletrobras

Engie Brasil

VALIA (Fundação Vale Do Rio Doce De Seguridade Social)

Hotmart

Shell Brasil

Quinto Andar

BTG pactial

Skysites Holdings

Impacto energia

KWP Energia

Siner Engenharia e comércio

Barentz Group (Tovani Benzaquen Ingredientes)

Jive Investimentos

Work highlights

  • Assisting B3 (the Brazilian Stock Exchange) in assessing the risks of administrative and judicial cases related to goodwill amortisation.
  • Advising Vibra Energia in various disputes before the Brazilian tax tribunals and administrative authorities, including a R$270m action aiming to recover ICMS.
  • Representing XP Investimentos in its challenge of fines imposed by the delay in filing formal obligations before the Brazilian IRS.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados handles a varied caseload featuring capital markets, tax and labour disputes, and is particularly recognised for its strength in corporate litigation. The full range of dispute resolution services are catered for, with the team regularly acting for Brazilian companies in federal and state courts and before administrative bodies. Civil litigation specialist Bruno Carriello jointly heads the Rio de Janeiro-based group with Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater, who focuses on corporate law and capital markets, and social security expert Flávio Martins Rodrigues. Maria Carolina Melo moved from the tax practice in 2021 to strengthen the team’s capabilities in civil and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Carriello; Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater; Flavio Martins Rodrigues

Key clients

Petrobras

Eletrobras

Oi

Embraer

Kepler Weber

Copersucar

Previ – Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil

Real Grandeza – Fundação de Previdência e Assistência Social

PETROS – Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social

Generali Brasil Seguros

Banco Paulista

Banco Fator

Fator Corretora de Valores

Fundo de Recuperação de Ativos – Fundo de Investimentos em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados

FIDC Brasil Plural Recuperação de Crédito

Socopa – Sociedade Corretora Paulista

Fator Projetos

Fundação de Seguridade Social Braslight

Fundação Atlântico de Seguridade Social

Fundação Forluminas de Seguridade Social – Forluz

Fundação de Seguridade Social da ArcelorMittal Brasil – FUNSSEST

Fundação Assistencial dos Empregados da Cesan (FAECES)

Brasco Logística Offshore (Wilson Sons)

Fundação Vale do Rio Doce de Seguridade Social – VALIA

Grupo Inepar

Work highlights

  • Represents Eletrobras, its CEO and members of its board of directors in lawsuits regarding the validity of the general shareholders’ meeting that decided in favour of the privatisation of six electrical energy distributors.
  • Acts for Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil (PREVI) in around 2,000 lawsuits, discussing private pension and labour contracts.
  • Hired by Francisco Antonio Sendas (Sendas Group) to file a partial dissolution lawsuit of Sendas Business Group.

The firm: Founded in 1999 Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados is structured to provide legal services to domestic and foreign clients with the majority of its practice focused in the different fields of corporate law. Bocater lawyers have solid academic backgrounds with specialised knowledge in this area, as well as professionals with expertise in other related fields of law, such as pension fund law, thus forming teams capable of providing legal assistance that meets its clients’ expectations, both in consulting and in litigation areas.

The basic commitment of the firm is to provide services in a highly expeditious way, with high technical quality, always observing due ethical standards. The firm also seeks to present the most practical and efficient solutions to the problems faced by its clients.

Main areas of practice
Corporate:
 Bocater deals with all aspects of corporate law, providing guidance to companies, controlling and minority shareholders; structuring policies to comply with corporate governance; counselling on shareholders’ rights; joint ventures; organisation of corporate associations, consortiums; M&A, consolidation transactions, purchase and sale of private equity; shareholders’ agreements, IPOs, designing debentures indentures and operations involving issuance of different types of securities; structuring loan transactions; restructuring debts, corporate reorganisation; transactions involving transfer of control of publicly held companies.

Capital markets: Bocater structures securities offers, purchase and sale transactions, project finance; registration before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission- CVM, filing of prospectuses for issuance and distribution of all kind of securities, put and call options, security deposit certificates, collective investment agreements, certificates of real estate receivables, certificates of electric power forward, audiovisual investment, quotas in real estate investment funds, registration of special transactions, purchase and sale of treasury shares and public offers of securities; setting up of investment funds, real state investment funds; prospectuses for public offer notices and registration procedures, administrative proceedings at CVM and at the Council of Appeals with the National System. Bocater assists managers, fund managers, brokers and other participants of the distribution system, and respective registration before the CVM. Consultancy reports before the CVM. Defence of investors’ rights on capital market matters. Assistance in the compliance area: diagnostic, recommendations, implementation and evaluation of the compliance policies of financial intermediaries.

Pension funds: Bocater advises pension funds, sponsored or not by public sector corporations in adequacy to new regulatory provisions; structuring of by-laws and pension funds plans; structuring of entity’s internal governance; ruling of pension plans; financing rules; plan balance; interpretation of the rules regarding the issuing of benefits; plan migration process; daily routine and specific procedures aiming at minimising risks of civil liability of managers and the respective sponsor; maximisation of administrative income; advice on rules of investments for pension fund; unique investment operations; taxation; agreement with outsourced service suppliers (asset managers/administrators); administrative disputes, including audits carried on by the regulatory agency (PREVIC), Social Security Ministry and the Private Insurance Superintendence (SUSEP), representing clients in such proceedings at the administrative and judicial levels.

Tax: Bocater has experts in tax planning, counsels to optimise tax solutions in corporate restructuring, M&A, spin-off and consolidation transactions; challenging tax assessments; transfer pricing; representing clients in administrative or judicial proceedings in administrative or judicial courts.

Civil: Bocater deals with contractual matters, as fiduciary alienation, free lease, debt confession, guarantees, distribution, factoring, financial leasing, rent, insurance and services agreements. Individual successor planning and family holding structures.

Real estate: Bocater structures real estate projects and assists clients in all multiple variables of real estate development. Implementation of real estate investment funds, securitisation of real estate receivables, construction agreements, shopping malls, residential, non-residential and commercial lease agreements, built to suit lease agreements. Purchase, sale, rental of real estate and all agreements to make the project effective, due diligence works for structuring of various real estate projects.

Litigation: Bocater litigates on the matters relating to its areas of practice, acting in courts across Brazil, and the higher courts in Brasilia. BCCS assists clients in complex litigation in Brazil and abroad and in consultancy for the preventive measures avoiding court litigation. BCCS represents clients on arbitration procedures in Brazil and abroad and on using alternative dispute resolution methods.

Labour: Bocater offers preventative and strategic guidance with respect to potential labor claims, assistance in the reduction of materialized payroll liabilities, preparation of legal opinions recommending adjustments to procedures for the elimination or reduction of possible contingencies, advice on the preparation of labor audits, assessing materialized or potential labor contingencies, follow-up on inspections by the labor authorities, representation of individuals in labor proceedings, and clients’ defense in public-interest civil actions or execution of consent decrees issued by the Labor Prosecution Office.

Administrative and public law: Bocater deals with a wide range of administrative law matters, representing clients in proceedings before the Federal Audit Court (tribunal de Contas da Uniao) and other control institutions (State Audit Courts, National Comptroller General’s Office and Public Prosecutor’s Office). The firm also stands out by offering legal advice to government authorities, state-owned enterprises, government-controlled private companies and public foundations. Also Bocater excels in consultancy in contracts with those entities as well. The firm’s expertise includes negotiation and management of public contracts; public concessions; PPPs; management of public works contracts with a focus on budgeting, cost engineering and risk mitigation; preparation and follow-up of contractual claims for economic/financial adjustments with government bodies and government controlled corporations, including mechanisms for dispute resolution such as dispute boards and arbitration. The firm also advises and represents clients in administrative procedures before regulatory agencies and others relating to specialised administrative and judicial litigation.

Clients: The firm’s client base includes large public held companies, minority shareholders, financial institutions, fund managers, brokers, oil and petrochemical companies, real estate companies, infrastructure companies and the major pension funds entities.

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