Mundie e Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile
Mundie e Advogados Offices
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima
3400 - 15° Andar
São Paulo - SP
Mundie e Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 1The full-service TMT practice at Mundie e Advogados helps clients ‘navigate the extremely complex regulatory environment in Brazil’. The telecoms team balances a busy workload that features transactional, contentious and regulatory mandates on behalf of large foreign and domestic clients, including publicly held companies. Praised by clients for its ‘technical knowledge of regulatory issues’, the department acts for a varied client roster of heavyweights from the telecoms, financial services and technology sectors. Elinor Cotait is singled out for her in-depth knowledge of telecom regulations. Ana Claudia Beppu and Tomás Paiva ‘stand out in the sector’, and Beatriz Faustino França, who focuses on IT and communications law, is an ‘excellent analyst’. Enrico Spini Romanielo is another key member of the team. Since publication, Paiva has left the firm - effective February 2022.
Elinor Cotait; Ana Claudia Beppu; Beatriz França; Enrico Romanielo; Tomás Paiva
‘Mundie’s TMT team is a reference in our sector. Always up to date and with innovative solutions. Ana Claudia Beppu and Tomás Paiva stand out in the sector. They are lawyers who are always up to date and possess strategic thinking.’
‘Mundie’s practice is truly unique, knowledgeable and very professional. The team has been assisting us with corporate and regulatory matters. Mundie helps us navigate the extremely complex regulatory environment in Brazil – including regulatory compliance, equipment type approval, tax law and corporate matters. Beatriz França is efficient, resourceful and knowledgeable.’
‘Knowledgeable, efficient, effective and great rapport with. The more I work with them, the more I appreciate their talents and abilities.’
‘Mundie provides a great depth of bench for our issues. They help with top-level lobbying, as well as the work of monitoring regulatory issues, engaging stakeholders, and drafting inputs for a variety of processes. There’s rarely a question they don’t have a good answer for, and when that arises, they are able to do quick but thorough research.’
‘Beatriz França is an excellent analyst and writer. She’s also very creative and solution oriented.’
‘It stands out for the level of technical excellence of its partners and lawyers, who are constantly updated in the areas of administrative, competition and digital law. The availability and attention to clients, and the search for robust legal solutions make the firm stand out in the market. I commend, especially among a remarkable team, the partners Elinor Cotait and Ana Cláudia Beppu for their technical skills and professional attitude.’
‘It has lawyers with the highest level of technical knowledge of regulatory issues in the country. Professionals with excellent communication skills.’
‘Elinor Cotai and Ana Claudia Beppu stand out for their knowledge, attitude, objectivity and precision.’
- Provided assistance to AT&T regarding regulatory clearance at ANATEL for WarnerMedia’s takeover by AT&T.
- Assisted TIM in administrative proceedings aiming at postponing the right to use the spectrum (bands A and B) for purposes of providing mobile telecommunications services in view of the newest Brazilian legislation that admits successive extensions of such right.
- Assists Viasat in a range of matters, including landing rights in Brazil for its foreign satellite operation and negotiations with ANATEL.
Brazil > International trade Tier 2
Mundie e Advogados fields an experienced team with over 20 years' experience in trade remedies investigations, including Brazilian anti-dumping cases and sunset reviews. As well as domestic clients, the practice has a good track record representing foreign importers from key trading partners, including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa and Mexico. In 2020, the firm was kept busy assisting in negotiations concerning tax exemptions to medical products in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Key partners include Carol Monteiro de Carvalho and Andrea Weiss Balassiano, who have both established strong reputations in this area.
Carol Monteiro de Carvalho; Andréa Weiss Balassiano
‘The team with which I worked was very technical, mastered the issues and was very committed to the deadlines to be met.’
‘I recommend Andrea Weiss Balassiano. She demonstrated a gift for the subject, dedication and commitment.’
Sasol Limited Company (South Africa)
Jinan Shengquan Group Share Holding
Jinan Shengquan Double Surplus Ceramic Filter
Ranpak Holdings Corp
Adidas do Brasil
- Assisted petrochemicals company Sasol in the sunset review of the anti-dumping investigation against the imports of polypropylene (PP) resin from South Africa, India and South Korea.
- Represented SQ Group, a Chinese manufacturer of ceramic filters, in the sunset review related to Brazilian imports of refractory ceramic filters (foam filters) from China, which resulted in a 72% reduction in import duties.
- Advised Brazilian rubber producer Nitriflex in a public interest assessment procedure (PIA) initiated by ABIARB and Sindibor aiming to terminate the anti-dumping duty applied against the Brazilian imports of NBR rubber from France and South Korea.
With a strong reputation for its knowledge of regulated sectors in Brazil, Mundie e Advogados advises international and domestic clients on a range of regulatory and contentious power mandates, with a special emphasis on the generation segment. The department excels in administrative proceedings, but is also adept at handling power purchase agreements, contractual issues and legislative matters. Leading the practice is Rafael Fabbri D’Avila, who is recognised for regulatory disputes and administrative law. Nathalie François is another key individual in the team, who focuses on power regulations.
Rafael Fabbri D’Avila
‘It has technical knowledge of the energy sector and the ability to convey this knowledge.’
‘Rafael D’Avila has outstanding technical knowledge. Nathalie François works closely with the client.’
Rio Amazonas Energia – RAESA
BEP Comercializadora de Energia Elétrica
Pequena Central Hidrelétrica Rio do Braço
- Acted for Gera Amazonas in an administrative proceeding initiated by ANEEL aiming at amending long-term power purchase agreements.
- Representing Termelétrica Viana in an administrative appeal against a series of decisions issued by ANEEL, which severely increased client’s costs in generating energy, especially regarding connection costs with the grid.
- Assisted Proton Energy in the review of all regulatory aspects associated with the operation of photovoltaic plants, and negotiation of new operation and maintenance contracts for the plants.
Elinor Cotait; Ana Claudia Beppu; Beatriz França; Enrico Romanielo
‘The team almost uniformly brings together impeccable technical expertise with excellent service and delivery. In addition, the team has a fascinating engagement that is rare to find in large firms. I think there is top-notch managerial work being done behind the scenes, led by Elinor.’
‘Tomás Paiva stands out for his technical knowledge, performance, availability, commitment and courtesy.’
Mundie e Advogados is prominent in the Brazilian market for its strong specialism in regulation, and as such is a popular choice for major companies in highly regulated sectors. Its competition and regulation department is well versed in both merger and conduct cases; in the latter, it has a good track record in cartel and unilateral conduct investigations. Also of note is the firm's experience in litigation challenging administrative fines. The department is led by 'exceptional lawyer' Enrico Spini Romanielo and also includes associate Fernando Stival, who joined the firm in August 2020.
Enrico Spini Romanielo
‘Enrico Romanielo is an exceptional lawyer.’
‘I think the office understands our business and the market in which we operate. This makes our work much easier and allows for quick consultations.’
‘Enrico Romanielo and Eduardo Zobaran are recommended.’
ABIPAG – Brazilian Association of Payment Institutions
Brazilian Salt Association – ABERSAL
- Represented Guiabolso in an investigation of abuse of dominance against Bradesco.
- Represents Gates in an investigation carried out by CADE against alleged exchange of sensitive information in the independent aftermarket for car parts (IAM).
- Represented Vibra Agroindustrial in the merger review procedure related to the acquisition, by Tyson Foods, of shares in Vibra.
Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 4Mundie e Advogados provides broad services in the media and entertainment field. On the regulatory front, the team is a solid performer in proceedings before regulatory agencies, disputes and tax-related issues. Its varied client roster includes major media conglomerates, video streaming platforms, audiovisual producers and broadcasters, which routinely seek support in relation to the taxation of streaming platforms, Pay-TV regulations and audiovisual anti-piracy measures. Elinor Cotait, Ana Claudia Beppu and Tomás Paiva are active in the entertainment and media industries. Beatriz Faustino França and Enrico Romanielo are other names to note. Since publication, Paiva has left the firm – effective February 2022.
Elinor Cotait; Ana Claudia Beppu; Beatriz França; Enrico Romanielo
Câmara Brasileira de Comércio Eletrônico (CAMARA-E.NET)
- Represented Fox and Turner in a regulatory dispute regarding the streaming of linear audiovisual content by OTT services.
- Assisted AT&T with the regulatory clearance at ANATEL regarding its takeover of WarnerMedia.
- Represents CAMARA-E.NET, an industry association representing big techs, in a constitutional case brought to the Supreme Federal Court related to regulation by ANATEL and ANCINE of video OTT platforms.
Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 5
The 'agile and highly qualified team' at Mundie e Advogados provides 'creative solutions to meet the expectations of the client in an efficient manner'. The firm has established a strong reputation for regulatory matters, and as such its corporate and M&A department is well equipped to advise clients in highly regulated sectors. Rodolpho Protasio has led on a number of major, high-end deals, and complements his M&A practice with additional expertise in private equity, infrastructure and project finance. He jointly heads the corporate department with the 'technically impeccable' Eduardo Zobaran, whose practice spans corporate, finance and civil law, and who coordinates the firm's pro bono work for the IDDD - Institute for the Defense of the Right to Defense. Ana Cristina Moraes and associates Danusa Pereira Fernandes, Cesar Augusto Rodrigues de Carvalho and Paulo Inácio Calandrino are also noted.
Rodolpho Protasio; Eduardo Zobaran
‘Mundie e Advogados has a very business-oriented approach, always coming with creative solutions to meet the expectations of the client in an efficient manner. The team is not only very knowledgeable, but also very committed and responsive.’
‘Extensive knowledge of legislation, agile and highly qualified team. The response time to tend to queries or find solutions as a customer makes the difference. Availability of partners on a continuous basis, always willing to assist the client. Very close relationship that conveys trust to the customer.’
‘Ana Cristina Moraes, Eduardo Migliora Zobaran and Rodolpho de Oliveira Franco Protasio. The three of them are very knowledgeable, business oriented and really committed to finding good solutions for the client.’
‘Eduardo Zobaram: a professional who cares not only for the client but also for the client’s business. Technically impeccable, easy to explain the complexity of Brazil to the outside world. His concern for the customer and the business generates an unusual feeling of trust. Paulo Calandrino: always available to solve the company’s needs. I can highlight the facility to structure the legal documentation based on abstract concepts (term and conditions).’
‘The ability to quickly understand the interests of the parties shows the deep knowledge not only legal but also from other disciplines, bringing security to the process.’
‘The office has been serving us for 10 years and is very familiar with the business and its main contracts and corporate structure. Despite the elapsed time, they do not lose the accumulated knowledge. I’d highlighted Eduardo Zobaran and Antenori Trevisan.’
Fidelity National Services
Kinea Private Equity Investimentos
Cervejarias Kaiser Brasil
MCAM Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Plásticos
Banco BTG Pactual
AEGEA Saneamento e Participações
Sky Serviços de Banda Larga
Inmarsat Brasil Eireli
- Advised Aegea Saneamento e Participações and Saneamento 100% Investimento e Participações on the acquisition from IFC GIF and International Finance Corporation of all of their shares in Aegea.
- Represented Vibra Agroindustrial and its shareholders in the investment made in it by American protein company Tyson Foods.
- Advised Tredegar Corporation on the sale of its personal care films business to affiliates of Fitesa.
Mundie e Advogados represents employers from several key industries, including telecoms, energy, technology, business process outsourcing, luxury goods and agribusiness. The team provides regular support to clients in union negotiations, including collective redundancy plans and bargaining agreements. The firm has been involved in several high-profile class actions and disputes involving senior-level executives. Unsurprisingly, strategic advice concerning Covid-19 featured prominently on the agenda recently, including input on salary reductions and home-working arrangements. The highly experienced Nadia Lacerda leads the team, which includes associate Carolina Sampaio.
‘Nadia Lacerda stands out, very competent, always available and always seeks to find an alternative to the problems of the company.’
‘Extensive knowledge of labour legislation, agile and highly qualified team. The response time to tend to queries or find solutions as a client makes the difference. Availability of partners on a continuous basis, always willing to assist the client. Quick responses to face the pandemic scenario, evaluating alternatives to ensure the normal functioning of the company.’
‘Nadia Lacerda: always present to help us, often with a proactive attitude, bringing us alternatives and news for the business. Carolina Sampaio: strong knowledge of procedural law, pro-active. Despite her youth she displays seniority in dealing with some sensitive matters.’
Bracco Imaging do Brasil
Cervejaria Kaiser Brasil
Smith & Nephew
Altra Industrial Motors
VF do Brasil
Octante Recursos Humanos
- Successfully represented Glencane Bionergia on an outsourcing-related claim brought by the Public Labour Prosecutor.
- Advised Luxottica Brasil Produtos óticos e Esportivos in an administrative proceeding brought by the Public Labour Prosecutor relating to the prevention of Covid-19.
- Advised Altra Industrial Motors on the promotion of online seminars related to the prevention of moral and sexual harassment.
Tax > Tax advisory Tier 7
Mundie e Advogados stands out for its expertise in the telecoms, internet and advertising industries, and acts for domestic and international companies operating in these and other sectors. Recently, the firm has assisted with the structuring of several high-profile M&A deals, and is also active on the litigation front, as well as in related areas such as family tax planning and customs. Antenori Trevisan Neto and Andrea da Rocha Salviatti are the two main partner contacts.
Antenori Trevisan Neto
‘Without any doubt, Andrea da Rocha Salviatti and Antenori Trevisan stand out. Ease of access and a lot of competence are the differentials.’
GGMP – Sem Parar
Fidelity Information Services Brasil (FIS) / FIS Global
Asics do Brasil
Novelis do Brasil
Viasat do Brasil
Equifax do Brasil
Bracco Imaging do Brasil
- Advised Tredegar Corporation with Brazilian corporate and tax issues related to the sale of the Brazilian unit of its personal care films business.
Mundie e Advogados > Firm Profile
Established in 1996, the firm was founded with the aim of providing distinct and high-quality legal services. Mundie is a full-service corporate law firm that focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, private equity, finance, securities, regulatory, concessions, public bids and governmental contracts, competition, media and technology tax, labor and litigation. The firm has extensive experience and specializes in corporate and finance transactions, including dispute resolution matters, in regulated sectors (telecommunications; energy, transportation etc.). Many partners and associates of the firm have had professional experience in leading Brazilian, US and European law firms. Several attorneys hold post-graduate and masters’ degrees from foreign and Brazilian universities.
Infrastructure (telecoms, energy etc); regulatory: The firm has a very strong regulatory practice, with in-depth knowledge of administrative law and related matters. It advises on all aspects (transactional, contractual, regulatory and project implementation) of regulated industries, including telecommunications, electric energy, oil and gas, transportation (air, maritime, highway, railway), ports, airports, mining, water, sanitation, insurance and means of payment. The firm is very active in numerous projects and transactions in these aeras. Specifically, regarding telecommunications, the firm has been involved in almost every relevant project in Brazil and has contributed to proposed rulemakings for the regulation of telecom services. In electric energy, the firm represents clients across the industry and is routinely involved with a wide variety of projects and other matters.
Media and technology: The firm offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of Internet, media and technology, providing detailed legal support in all aspects of the so-called digital economy, such as IoT, marketplaces, social medias and data protection, among others. The firm has extensive experience in the area and has been involved in the most relevant media projects in Brazil, including assisting with the offer of audiovisual content by traditional and disruptive platforms.
Competition: The firm is very active in antitrust matters, mainly cartel and unilateral conducts investigations. The firm also has a very strong practice in merger control, having assisted clients in numerous and complex cases. Finally, the competition team also advises clients in antitrust compliance matters, including the preparation of tailor-made programs and training.
M&A/corporate and private equity: The firm has a very strong M&A and corporate practice, periodically representing clients (sector players, investors, including PE and VC investors and owners) in transactions in virtually all areas and industries. The firm advises on every aspect of corporate activity, including the drafting and negotiation of all types of agreements, structuring of foreign and local investments, organization of companies, funds and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, real estate, as well as technology transfer and technical assistance arrangements. Given the enhanced regulatory capabilities of the firm, the M&A/corporate group of the firm has extensive experience in M&A/corporate transactions in regulated sectors.
Capital markets and finance: The firm has extensive experience in capital markets and finance, having participated in the structuring of several financings involving foreign lenders, the local capital markets and international and Brazilian credit agencies (including BNDES), as well as trade financing facilities. The firm has handled several financings, including debt securities issuance, vendor financing and project finance, particularly in infrastructure areas, as well as debt and equity securities issuances and offers.
Tax: The firm advises on all aspects of Brazilian tax legislation, including in connection with transaction tax planning and tax litigation.
Litigation and arbitration: Mundie’s dispute resolution practice group serves Brazilian and multinational companies in a variety of matter. The group is often involved in high-profile cases, in different areas across the gamut of civil and commercial law. The practice includes the handling of large class action defenses, complex Internet and technology-related cases and antitrust litigation. The firm is recognized for its leading expertise in representing clients in regulated industries.
Labor: The labor practice continues to flourish, working collaboratively with the other practice groups of the firm, giving tailored advice in restructuring and acquisitions, global mobility, collective bargaining issues, profit sharing agreements, strategic labor planning and complex labor litigation.
International trade: The firm assists Brazilian and foreign clients in matters related to international trade and customs in Brazil and abroad, including in antidumping, subsidies and countervailing measures, safeguards and other proceedings conducted by foreign trade authorities.
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|Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology||Ana Claudia Beppuemail@example.com||(55-11) 3040-2919|
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|Competiton||Enrico Spini Romanieloemail@example.com||(55-11) 3040-2945|
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|Capital Markets & Finance||Eduardo Zobaranemail@example.com||(55-11) 3040-2933|
|Tax||Antenori Trevisan Netofirstname.lastname@example.org||(55-11) 3040-2933|
|Litigation & Arbitration||João Carlos Zanonemail@example.com||(55-11) 3040-2991|
|Labor||Nadia Lacerdafirstname.lastname@example.org||(55-11) 3040-2924|
|International Trade||Carol Monteiro de Carvalhoemail@example.com||(55-11) 3040-2946|
|International Trade||Andrea Weiss Balassianofirstname.lastname@example.org||(55-11)3040-2921|
|Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology||Tomás Schoeller Paivaemail@example.com||(55-11)3040-2930|
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