Firm Profile > Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados
AV BRIG FARIA LIMA, 1744
11º ANDAR
SÃO PAULO, SP 01451 910
Brazil

Labour and employment Tier 2

The busy and buoyant employment practice at Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters for its clients. Ongoing work includes representing a charity in a labour claim requesting job reinstatement and moral damages. ‘Very dedicated’ practice head Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi has broad knowledge of social security, variable pay schemes and health and safety issues. Drawing on over 20 years' experience, Célia Mara Peres provides labour consultancy and compliance advice to clients.

Real estate Tier 2

The 'very reliable' real estate department at Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is 'always up-to-date with real estate law', and its lawyers are 'competent, attentive and punctual'. It is well versed in both urban and rural property, and also has notable expertise in the agribusiness sector. Clients include major developer, corporations and high-net-worth individuals. 'Admirable lawyer' Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo is 'well recognised and respected in São Paulo', and Thomaz Henrique Monteiro Whately is noted for his 'deep knowledge of rural property law and environmental law'. Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto and Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri produce 'excellent work' and are 'decisive in complex issues'.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados maintains a varied practice, representing creditors and investors in addition to debtors and shareholders of distressed debt. Its areas of practice are similarly diverse; it advises on restructuring plans, the sale and acquisition of distressed assets, special situations and refinancing. Luis Gustavo Haddad and Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes head the practice, which also includes Diego Billi Falcão.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Under the leadership of Luis Gustavo Haddad, the corporate and M&A department at Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados covers the gamut of corporate matters involving the entire life cycle of a company. Recent years have seen the firm maintaining strong relationships with longstanding clients, and also gaining a number of new clients, including foreign companies looking to invest in Brazil. In cross-border work, a team led by Hermes Marcelo Huck has been assisting bicycle sharing company Tembici Participações on acquisitions and associations in Brazil and in the expansion of its activities in Latin America. Elsewhere, Tiago Molina Ferreira advised Shift Capital on establishing an investment channel and negotiating a master franchise agreement with a major gym chain. Bruno Robert has a strong track record in advising start-ups, and Ana Carolina Barbuio Affonso is a key contact for corporate planning and succession matters.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 3

'Innovative, entrepreneurial and creative', Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is 'very strategic and able to anticipate the steps of the adversary'. Many of its partners are based in São Paulo, though it also has a Brasília office, which represents clients before the superior courts and regulatory agencies. Hermes Marcelo Huck, Rogério Carmona Bianco and Priscila Furgeri Morando are 'very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture'. Also receiving praise are the 'incredibly collegial' Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Bruno Robert, who is 'a stand-out star in claims involving regulatory aspects'. Guilherme Gomes Pereira heads the department.

Tax Tier 3

The busy, standalone tax practice at Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados handles a range of tax litigation and consultancy. Cross-border transactions and transfer pricing are particular areas of expertise. The firm also has an impressive private client and wealth planning practice; Isabel Garcia Calich da Fonseca is a name to note in this space. In recent work, a cross-departmental team including tax specialists Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno and João Paulo de Seixas Maia Krepel advised Tembici on its acquisition of a Chilean company. Ana  Flora Vaz Lobato Diaz joined from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados in 2018.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration. Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion are highly recommended; the latter is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide AdvogadosMarcelo Roberto Ferro regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions. L.O. Baptista AdvogadosAdriana BraghettaRafael Francisco Alves and Maurício Almeida Prado are 'highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes'. Fernando Marcondes regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters. Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure disputes as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector. Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice AdvogadosEliane Cristina Carvalho recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is singled out for his 'outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world', and his ability to 'simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort'. Gonçalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is 'a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background'. At TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados' 'brilliant' team handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa is 'an absolute joy to work with', while Hermes Marcelo Huck  and Rogério Carmona Bianco are 'very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture'. Marcelo Muriel at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados is 'certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience'. Stocche Forbes AdvogadosRafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner AdvogadosJosé Antonio Fichtner acts as arbitrator and counsel in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes. André Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is 'an excellent expert in arbitration' and 'knows his clients' business well'. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' team has 'a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company'; co-heads Carlos David Albuquerque Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo are recommended. Other names to note include Lefosse AdvogadosPedro Maciel who is 'a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market' and Lobo de Rizzo AdvogadosLuis Fernando Guerrero who is singled out for his 'client-oriented' approach.

Experience, commitment and quality: these are the hallmarks of Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo, one of Brazil’s most highly regarded law firms. It is well known for establishing long-standing relationships with its clients, maintaining close contact on a day-to-day basis and contributing to strategic decision-making. The firm truly understands its clients and is able to provide the best solutions to the most complex problems and challenging situations. Partners offer absolute commitment and expertly combine a business-orientated approach with an unwavering focus on technical accuracy. The firm was founded in 1993 by a group of highly experienced lawyers and professors of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, with strong academic experience both in Brazil and abroad. Since then, it has developed a unique model in which all lawyers are effectively partners. Growth has been gradual and organic, and as a result most of the firm’s lawyers have been with the firm for many years.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: advises on financing structures and transactions, including securitization of credits, national and international asset-backed loans; trade finance; and representation of clients before the Brazilian Central Bank and SUSEP.

Capital markets: advises on regulatory matters, interface with the Brazilian SEC, litigation before the regulatory agency and corporate governance, including assistance with shareholder activism matters.

Corporate/M&A: assists with M&A deals relating to key sectors of the Brazilian economy, JVs, corporate planning and restructuring, incorporation of local entities, and day-to-day corporate matters.

Entertainment and sports: advice on litigation, contracts, tax relief and incentives for business and their relationship with regulatory agencies.

Intellectual property: advice on negotiation, contracts and litigation services relating to various sectors.

TMT – technology, media, and telecommunications: advice on internet, media, and marketing regulations; transactions; financing; litigation, and relationship with regulatory agencies.

Labor and employment: structures remuneration policies, profit-sharing programs, labor contracts and employment regulation. The firm is a market leader in social security contribution issues and labor litigation.

Litigation and arbitration: represents clients in a range of complex business litigation matters. Participates in many international and local arbitrations, as both counsel and arbitrators. Assists with the enforcement of foreign awards for clients in Brazil and ad hoc mediation of disputes.

Real estate and infrastructure: land acquisition and agribusiness projects; real estate developments; built-to-suit and leaseback transactions; turnkey projects; investment funds; receivable securitizations; and the development, financing and negotiation of infrastructure projects. Comprehensive services with regard to complex projects by drawing on the expertise of the firm’s corporate, finance, tax and environment practices.

Restructuring and insolvency: advises debtors, creditors and financial and strategic investors willing to acquire distressed assets. The team has particularly strong experience in handling special situations and is able to draw on the firm’s outstanding expertise in corporate and financial matters, tax, litigation and insolvency.

Tax: advises on tax planning, M&A, corporate restructuring and financing transactions. Handles direct and indirect tax matters. Assists with the establishment of foreign companies in Brazil, import and export transactions, transfer pricing rules and double taxation treaties. The team also offers outstanding experience in administrative and judicial proceedings involving tax assessments.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate/M&A
Entertainment, media and sports
Intellectual property
Labor and employment
Litigation and arbitration
Real estate and infrastructure
Restructuring and insolvency
Tax
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