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Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

AV BRIG FARIA LIMA, 1744, 11¬ļ ANDAR, S√ÉO PAULO, SP 01451 910, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3038 1000
Email:
Web:
www.lhm.com.br
Brasilia, S√£o Paulo, Sao Paulo

Hermes Marcelo Huck

Tel:
Work +55 11 3038 1028
Email:
Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Work Department

Corporate Law; Corporate and capital market issues; Corporate contracts; Estate and Succession Planning; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Regulatory and Competition Authorities; Litigation and Arbitration; Arbitration and Mediation; Contract Litigation; Corporate Litigation; Family and Estate Law.

Position

Partner.

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Member

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association; Full professor of Economic Law at Universidade de S√£o Paulo; Former professor of International Law at Universidade de S√£o Paulo; Taught Public Law at the Business Administration School of S√£o Paulo of Funda√ß√£o Get√ļlio Vargas; Participates in numerous national and foreign legal entities such as Brazilian Lawyers‚Äô Institute, S√£o Paulo Lawyers‚Äô Association, Inter-American Bar Association, International Law Institute of USP, Advanced Studies Institute (IEA) of USP.

Education

Graduated in Law from Universidade de São Paulo in 1965; Master’s Degree in Law (L.L.M.) from University of California, Berkeley; PhD Degree in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo in 1982.


Brazil

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

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 Participa√ß√Ķes 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.

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Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Within: Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

'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.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: 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 Advogados'¬†Marcelo Roberto Ferro¬†regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions.¬†L.O. Baptista Advogados'¬†Adriana Braghetta,¬†Rafael Francisco Alves¬†and¬†Maur√≠cio 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 Advogados'¬†Eliane 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 Dami√£o Gon√ßalves¬†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'.¬†Gon√ßalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and¬†Fl√°vio Spaccaquerche Barbosa¬†is¬†'a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background'.¬†At¬†TozziniFreire Advogados,¬†Fernando 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 Corr√™a¬†is 'an absolute joy to work with', while¬†Hermes Marcelo Huck¬†¬†and¬†Rog√©rio 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 Advogados'¬†Rafael Passaro¬†is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados'¬†Jos√© Antonio Fichtner¬†acts as arbitrator and counsel¬†in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes.¬†Andr√© Abbud¬†at¬†BMA - Barbosa, M√ľssnich, Arag√£o¬†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 Advogados'¬†Pedro Maciel¬†who is 'a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market' and¬†Lobo de Rizzo Advogados'¬†Luis Fernando Guerrero¬†who is singled out for his 'client-oriented' approach.

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