Firm Profile > Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
AV. JOAQUIM EUGÊNIO DE LIMA, 447
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001
Brazil

Banking and finance Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados offers a strong balance of regulatory and transactional advice to borrowers and financial institutions. The firm recently provided support on the launch of several new financial products and structures, and partners including Larissa Arruy  are very active on regulatory matters. On the transactional side, the team covers all product types, including major project and acquisition financings, debt capital markets, structured debt and export finance. Pablo Sorj in Rio de Janeiro is a key contact for energy and infrastructure-related financings. Marina Anselmo Schneider, Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca and Frederico Kerr Bullamah are all highly experienced. The department was further boosted by the promotion of asset management and investment funds expert Flávio Barbosa Lugão to partner, and the arrival of financial institutions and fintech specialist Pedro Eroles. Since publication, Arruy has left the firm - effective as of June 2021.

Testimonials

‘The team is very connected and their individual traits are complimentary. They can deeply understand what our needs are and consequently deliver a customized solution.’

Key clients

Itaú Unibanco / Itaú BBA

Bradesco / Bradesco BBI

Goldman Sachs

Banco Votorantim

Visa

Google Payments

Banco ABC

JSL

Klabin

Banco Santander

Totvs

Geru

Whatsapp / Facebook

Interamerican Development Bank – IDB

Neon Pagamentos

Brazilian Online Lending Association (ABCD)

Stone

Morgan Stanley

Mercado Pago

Banco Societe Generale Brasil

Capital markets Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a truly deep offering both on the debt and equity capital markets front. As well as advising issuers and underwriters on the full range of transactional matters, the firm is also noted for its strong expertise in investment funds and securities regulation. On the debt side, partners including Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca, Marina Anselmo Schneider and Frederico Kerr Bullamah are all leading players, and also have a broad range of related banking and structured finance expertise. Names to note on the corporate and equity front include Jean Marcel Arakawa and Vanessa Fiusa. Flavia Magliozzi was promoted to partner in 2020. Since publicationCaio Cossermelli joined the firm, effective as of April 2021.

Key clients

Klabin

Ultrapar

Vigor

Banco Pan

COFRA Holding/C&A

Vivara

IRB Brasil RE

Cogna (formerly known as Kroton)

Iberdrola/Neoenergia

Banco Itaú BBA

Morgan Stanley

Bank of America

JPMorgan

Smartfit

JSL

Direcional

XP Investimentos

Coteminas

Carrefour

Banco Bradesco BBI

Competition and antitrust Tier 1

The 'well-trained and diverse' competition team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is regularly involved in merger review cases before CADE, including complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and has recently obtained unconditional clearance for several clients. The practice group also has a strong track record in anti-competitive conduct cases. Marcio Dias Soares is a key specialist in the team, often taking a lead role on the department's most complex cases, and receives praise. Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Gianella and Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto are 'very knowledgeable in legal and commercial matters'. New York-based Amadeu Ribeiro and Michelle Marques Machado are also names to note.

Testimonials

Highest league for competition law.’

Each of the attorneys I have had the opportunity to work with have been hard-working and knowledgeable. I also appreciate the depth of English language skills.’

Deep knowledge of Brazilian industry, especially the automotive sector. The team is embedded in a full service practice, so is very well able to draw on expertise in other sectors of the law (such as tax and trade) to frame antitrust arguments.’

The group is well-trained and diverse with good experience in a variety of areas.’

Lauro Celidonio and Renata Fonseca are very knowledgeable in legal and commercial matters. They are extremely responsive. No task is too big or too small for them.’

Marcio Soares is an excellent resource, responsive and strategic. Recommend him.’

Key clients

Naspers

Toshiba

Abbvie

Avon Products

General Atlantic

Petrobras

Bayer

Grupo Ultra

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Carlyle Group

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Noted for its 'very solid experience in M&A', Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has secured its position in the top echelons of the Brazilian legal market through its involvement in numerous high-profile corporate transactions over several years. Its private equity expertise is also of note, with clients including leading private equity and venture capital funds. Clients of the corporate department also benefit from the full-service firm's strengths in antitrust, capital markets and tax, among other areas. A team led by Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva and Moacir Zilbovicius acted as Brazilian counsel to Avon on its all-share merger with Natura Cosméticos, advising on the corporate and tax structuring of the transaction, as well as the competition aspects. The firm stands out for its international reach, with corporate lawyers based in London and New York in addition to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and, since July 2020, its new office in Campinas. Key names in the sizeable team include João Ricardo de Azevedo RibeiroPaula Vieira de Oliveira and Claudio Oksenberg. 2019 saw the promotions of Guilherme Woo Terra, Rodrigo Arthur Carvalho and Victor Gelli Cavalcanti to partner. Associate Rosane Carmona is recommended.

Testimonials

The team has a very solid experience in M&A. They have worked for us in several deals and know our group very well. The M&A team is highly skilled and responsive.’

It is a great team with a lot of experience in M&A deals.

Mattos Filho is a legal company that has a very good team in all areas. Our company used tax, capital markets, civil, compliance, data protection and other areas, and all performed with excellence.

Since Mattos Filho has a big office and many important clients, the lawyers are very experienced since they are exposed to several important cases.

Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado has significant experience in this area and transmits a sense of confidence and tranquility that is very reassuring.

Francisco Almeida Prado – deep knowledge and experience in stock option plans; very efficient and top quality work.

Key clients

Actis Group

Advent Group

UOL

Avon Group

Cosan Indústria e Comércio

CPPIB

Goldman Sachs (Private Equity)

Fiat Automóveis

General Atlantic

Grupo Ultra

Allianz

Kroton

Louis Dreyfus

The Carlyle Group

Naspers

OLX (Bom Negócio)

Patria Investimentos Group

Raia Drogasil

Rede D’Or São Luiz

Softbank

Hydrocarbons Tier 1

Fielding one of the biggest integrated teams focused on the energy and natural resources industry, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados advises domestic and international clients on the gamut of matters pertaining to hydrocarbons. Covering regulatory issues and transactional work, the practice is retained by leading exploration and production (E&P) companies, natural gas distributors, service providers, private equity houses and banks. With particular strength in the acquisition of E&P assets, typical mandates also include assisting with stock purchases, acquisition and project financing, project development and litigation. Giovani Loss stands out for his strong track record in M&A transactions and regulatory issues involving the oil and gas industry. Felipe Feres is qualified to practice in Brazil and New York, Danielle Ludwig devotes her time to oil and gas matters, while Bruno Chedid is active in M&A, contractual issues and financing. Nilton Mattos is also recommended.

Testimonials

‘Lawyers are absolutely outstanding, the perform a task / job in the most timely, efficient manner. They have deep knowledge in the oil and gas sector. The way that they link the issues (corporate, tax, regulatory, contractual and litigation) stands out.’

‘Nilton Mattos is business-oriented profile and is great at negotiating with state owned entities. He has longstanding experience in the Brazilian oil and gas sector.’

Key clients

BW Offshore

BP

CHEVRON

CNODC/CNPC

DISLUB EQUADOR

ECOPETROL

ENAUTA

EQUINOR

EXXON

GALP

GOLAR

GNA

IBP

LOGUM

NEOENERGIA

PETROCHINA

PETRORIO

PREMIER OIL

TRIDENT

ROSNEFT

Insurance Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados fields a first-class, multi-disciplinary insurance team that is equally comfortable handling market-defining corporate deals as high-profile litigation and regulatory matters. The firm works with a broad range of brokers, insurers, reinsurers and pension providers, regularly handling regulatory authorisations, joint ventures and product launches. On the contentious side, the team has a good track record in related litigations and arbitrations, including claims adjustment and settlement procedures. Marcelo Mansur Haddad has established a strong reputation in the market and is supported by highly qualified partners, including Thomaz Kastrup, Camila Leal Calais, Cassio Gama Amaral and Thais Arza Monteiro. The firm also has several impressive senior associates coming through the ranks, including rising star Roberto Panucci.

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Testimonials

‘Mattos Filho’s team distance themselves from the competition because of their ability to explain complex rules and procedures to business teams in a simple way in laymen terms.’

‘Mattos Filho help us assess important business implications and the necessity of contracting – or not – the respective insurance. Additionally, Mattos Filho’s team help us understand the market and how our peers are negotiating their insurance structures. This market intelligence is essential for the decision-making process of our team and executives.’

‘Mattos has the best insurance practice in Brazil. From excellent senior lawyers (Marcelo Mansur), to energetic young partners (Thomaz Kastrup) and young talent (Roberto Panucci), they are effective in advising clients on insurance transactions. They combine expertise with dedication and market knowledge.’

Key clients

CNP Assurances

HDI Seguros

Zurich Minas Brasil Seguros

Allianz Seguros

IRB-Brasil Resseguros

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

Pottencial Seguradora

Fairfax Brasil Seguros Corporativos

Austral Seguros

Seguradora Líder

Too Seguros

Prudential do Brasil Seguros de Vida

AXA

Pátria Investimentos

Avita Corretora de Seguros

Pier Serviços Digitais

Labour and employment Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a top reputation with clients and peers alike, and is strongly recommended both for labour litigation and advisory work. The team includes a stellar roster of talent, including Vilma Kutomi, Dario Abrahão Rabay, Sólon Cunha, who is especially strong on union-related matters, Cleber Venditti and Rio-based Domingos Antonio Fortunato Netto, who is well known in Brazil's oil and gas sector. As well as high-profile contentious matters, the firm has a strong focus on litigation prevention strategies and negotiations with the labour unions. The team has recently handled significant cases related to the gig economy.

Testimonials

‘The Mattos Filho labour team has been a great partner, achieving several goals in our labour litigation, especially in cases against the employees’ unions.’

‘Domingos Fortunato is a great lawyer, easy to work with. Always on time and available and aware of the latest precedents in labour law.’

Key clients

Hanwha

Aecom do Brasil

Atos Brasil

Fugini Alimentos

Juvo Mobile

Minerva S.A.

Vivara Participações

Sarepta Brasil

Aena Desarrollo International

Uber.

Volkswagen

Mcdonalds

Goodyear

Bridgestone

Equatorial

Accenture

B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

Parmalat S.p.A.

Honda Automóveis

CEAL

CEPISA

US Department of Justice

IBM

Dupont

Embraer

Litigation Tier 1

Litigation is a core focus for the Brasília team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. It stands out for its experience in cases before the Supreme Federal Court and Superior Court of Justice, and is equipped to represent companies across a multitude of industries, including infrastructure, electricity, technology and insurance. In a recent case, the team acted for the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries (ABDIB) as amicus curiae in a direct unconstitutionality action concerning sensitive issues in the infrastructure sector filed by the Attorney General's OfficePractice head Maricí Giannico is an expert in civil and commercial litigation and has ancillary expertise in judicial restructuring. Marselhe Cristina de Mattos and André Tavares Accioly de Oliveira are active associates in the team and are often involved in the department's cases at both the trial and appellate levels.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Know how, expertise, quality, efficiency.

Key clients

CESP – Cia Energética de São Paulo

Bunge Alimentos

IBM Brasil

Associação Brasileira da Infraestrutura e Indústria de Base

Instituto Brasileiro do Petróleo

Chubb Seguros Brasil

Grupo Oncoclínicas

Votorantim Cimentos

VRG Linhas Aéreas

Enel Distribuição Goiás

Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa

Allianz Seguros

Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Sanofi Pasteur Brasil

Magazine Luiza

Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is equipped to assist clients throughout all phases of a project, and showcases an indisputable position in the market. The practice possesses strength in sophisticated project finance transactions, providing advice to leading Brazilian and international banks and sponsors. Other areas of activity include assisting with PPPs, project development and construction issues, as well as M&A and capital markets transactions pertaining to the infrastructure sector. The department often plays a key role in advancing new regulations and policies in relation to projects in the power, oil and gas, roads, ports, railways and healthcare sectors. M&A transactions and regulatory issues are among Giovani Loss's specialisms. Pablo Sorj focuses on infrastructure transactions, as well as project finance and development, which are also areas of focus for Thiago Fernandes Moreira. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of André Luiz Freire from Demarest Advogados, who excels in PPPs, public bids and administrative law. In other team developments, Bernardo Môcho and Nilton Mattos were promoted to partner in 2019, Alexandre Arlota made partner in July 2020, and Brasília-based mining expert Adriano Drummond Trindade joined in December 2020.

Testimonials

‘Very strong team with full-service practice.’

‘The team has been able to advise very thoroughly in relation to oil and gas regulations in Brazil in the context of an RBL financing for a group of international banks. In providing their advice they were able to make the connection between what lenders would typically require in an RBL financing and what would be achievable from a Brazilian legal standpoint.’

‘We have largely worked with Giovani Loss. He was able to provide very clear descriptions on what was and was not possible from a legal standpoint in Brazil, taking into account the context of ongoing discussions between lenders and borrower.’

‘Thiago Moreira is recommended.’ 

Key clients

IDB Invest

Prumo Logística

Itaú

Bradesco

BTG Pactual

Norte Energia

Enerfin

Brookfield Energia

Total EREN Group

Acciona Construccion

Statkraft Energias Renováveis

Seta Engenharia

Pátria Investimentos

CELSE – Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe

Enel Green Power

GNA – Gás Natural Açu

Argo Transmissora de Energia

Atlas Renováveis

Echoenergia

Contour Global

Engie

Rio Energy

ING

Morgan Stanley

BNP Paribas

Voltalia

CELEO Redes

ING

Scatec Solar

TMF

Atlantic Energia

Mitsui

Real estate Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has an extremely active practice, which sits at the cross section between real estate, corporate and capital markets work. Rossana Fernandes Duarte has over 30 years of experience in the market, and the firm has a team of high-quality partners coming through the ranks, all of whom receive praise from clients, including Mariana Spoto Cobra, Fernando Amendola and the recently promoted Janaína de Cássia Gomes Vargas. The fact that major funds like Brookfield regularly use the firm is testament to its track record advising clients investing in retail, logistics, industrial, residential, office and hospitality properties.

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Testimonials

‘We usually hire Mattos Filho for relevant transactions that are usually complex and require many work fronts and detailed analysis, and they serve us very well. The teams are relatively large and the professionals are highly qualified, which gives us confidence that ours interests will be protected.’

‘It is a real partnership. Not only has the team a unique knowledge of the subject, but they really understand the need of the client. They always comply with deadlines (even short ones).’

‘The team is one of the best with whom we work. Fernando Amendola and Janaína Vargas stand out for their careful and proactive performance.’

‘Mariana Spoto Cobra was outstanding.’

Key clients

Brookfield Property Group Brazil

Grupo CB – Casas Bahia Comercial (Michel Klein)

IRB Investimentos e Participações Imobiliárias (“IRB”)

CSS

Las Vegas Sands

Kinea Investimentos

Vinci Shopping Centers Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – FII

Internacional Shopping Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário (“Gazit Brasil”)

JHSF Participações

Administradora Geral de Estacionamento (INDIGO)

Rede D’Or

Oncoclínicas

iFood.com Agência de Restaurantes Online

Windsor Investimentos Imobiliários Ltda. (“Windsor”)

Bird Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – FII

Hines do Brasil Empreendimentos

Tax Tier 1

Nationally, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados' tax department is among Brazil's best, and its Brasília office is similarly strong. The team has broad experience in administrative and judicial tax litigation and is often involved in complex cases before the Superior Court of Justice. A recent example was Ariane Costa Guimarães' representation of Magazine Luiza before the Superior Court of Justice to obtain recognition of the inapplicability of Article 166 of the National Tax Code regarding tax on sales. In an illustration of the firm's ongoing investment in the Brasília office, Samantha Maria Peloso Reis Queiroga transferred from São Paulo to Brasília in 2019. Associate Leandro Bettini Lins de Castro Monteiro is another key contact.

Key clients

B3

Redebrasil Gestão de Ativos

Magazine Luiza

Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo

BRF

Dasa Participações

Instituto para Desenvolvimento do Varejo (IDV)

Lojas Americanas / B2W Digital

Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA)

Cencosud Brasil Comercial

ThyssenKrupp Elevadores

Associação dos Juízes Federais do Brasil

Ternium

BTG Pactual

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Península

Bank of America

BNP Paribas

Heineken Brasil

Federação Brasileira dos Bancos

Positivo Informática

Tax Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is one of the market's top destinations when it comes to cutting-edge tax advice. The firm has a broad range of specialists focusing on direct and indirect taxes, both on a contentious and non-contentious basis. The consulting side includes the structuring of M&A and capital markets deals, company reorganisations and real estate and infrastructure projects. Key contacts here include Andrea Bazzo Lauletta, Flavio Mifano and Isabel Bueno, who also advises on executive compensation and share-based plans. On the litigation side, Roberto Quiroga Mosquera has established an excellent reputation, and clients also rate Glaucia Maria Lauletta FrascinoAna Paula Schincariol Lui Barreto and Gabriela Silva de LemosAriane Costa Guimarães was promoted to partner.

Testimonials

‘Very technical and well prepared professionals, with vast market experience. They demonstrate functional team work, always involving other specialisations when applicable.’

‘Mattos Filho is a important law office for international companies. Because of the clients and experience, they know what is happening in the market and combine experience with best practices.’

‘The knowledge of the Mattos Filho lawyers is incredibly deep. They help you out with the companies tax problem driving you to good solutions.’

‘I work a lot with Ana Paula Schincariol and Gabriela Lemos. Besides their outstanding knowledge on tax, they treat me as a good colleague instead of just a client. They take my company’s problem as their problem and really help me to solve it.’

‘Glaucia Lauletta is a very important partner, reliable and with a lot of technical knowledge.’

Key clients

Google Brasil Internet

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Siemens

Embraer

Gol Airlines

Hershey

Honda

Johnson & Johnson

Bridgestone

L’Oreal Brasil

TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados provides advice across the entire spectrum of cybersecurity and data privacy; mandates range from advising on domestic and foreign data protection regulations to assisting in the preparation of corporate policies for the treatment of personal data. In addition, the team is proficient in big data, with the ability to advise on cybersecurity issues and data leaks. Brasília-based Thiago Luís Sombra is a name to note for data breach investigations. Paulo Brancher, who sits in the São Paulo office, is another key point of contact in the team, focusing on technology, telecoms and data protection.

Testimonials

‘This practice has excellent technical knowledge and is a pioneer in this area. The team is fast and proactive in terms of response and quick problem-solving. They are also very skilled in project management, as they dive deep into the client’s business and practices before settling a strategy.’ 

‘Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher is highly regarded as a reference in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, and his experience and extensive legal skills make him an excellent counsel for several companies. His leadership, along with his wide legal understanding and experience, was crucial to our Project.’

‘Camila Leal Calais performance was remarkable this year for our Project, which counted with her large experience and knowledge in the insurance market. Her top skills are counselling and communication skills.’

 ‘Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados holds a multitasked team composed of members with different seniority levels. Leading individuals are concerned about knowing the business and company’s particularities.’

‘In addition to having an immense analytical capacity, Thiago Sombra is an excellent lawyer who understands various subjects, and this multidisciplinary background contributes to excellent service.’

‘The team is formed by highly trained professionals and Paulo Brancher’s leadership enriches the discussions, considering his knowledge, commitment and availability.’

TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 1

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados provides comprehensive services in the field of technology law, covering advice on AI, cloud computing, digital platforms, e-commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and cryptocurrency. The group brings together multi-disciplinary expertise in a range of areas, from litigation to compliance to corporate law, to assist technology companies, including start-ups operating in the areas of fintech, healthtech and govtech. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is a name to note for technology law, demonstrating particular expertise in transactional work. Paulo Brancher routinely assists leading domestic and foreign companies, while Thiago Luís Sombra stands out for regulatory issues. Tax expert Lisa Worcman, who recently joined the team, excels in matters involving the technology sector.

Testimonials

‘The team has a strong background and experience in technology-related matters. Lawyers are always available to answer queries.’

‘The team is very responsive and skilled in tax discussions for digital economy companies. Lisa Worcman is recommended.’

‘Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is a very business-oriented partner with great skills and experience in the technology sector. His response time is outstanding and the level of appropriateness of his positions is brilliant. We mostly appreciate that he does not waste time and billable hours on matters that are not practical or that do not provide a practical path forward.’ 

Compliance Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is noted for its 'highly-qualified professionals' and 'sophisticated view and practical approach'. Multinational companies, many of which are leaders in their respective fields, turn to the team for advice and representation on internal investigations, leniency negotiations and compliance due diligence. Key names in the sizeable team include Thiago Jabor PinheiroThiago Luís SombraRenato Tastardi PortellaKevin Michael Altit and associate Luiza Mussoi Cattley.

Testimonials

They have highly qualified professionals in the team, like Thiago Jabor, and some people who have been working in the field for a while, like Renato Portella. Because of this combination, they can have, at the same time, a sophisticated view and a practical approach. In other firms, typically, compliance areas area being formed with people who move from other practices.

Thiago Jabor, highly qualified, a top professional, who understands the needs of the client and has all the tools to solve the most complex problems.’

Renato Portella is practical and has a broad experience, being able to settle things down in the middle of a turmoil.

Key clients

Odebrecht TransPort

Dolce & Gabbanna

Advent International

Anglo American

Brookfield Renewable

Pátria Investimentos

Ferroport

Accenture

Statkraft

Goldman Sachs

Proparco – Groupe Agence Française de Développement

Allianz

Mitsui & Co

Brookfield Infrastructure

Carrefour

Sumitomo Electric

SICPA

WhatsApp

Google

Agilent

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados attracts instructions from domestic and international companies, investors, financial institutions and government authorities in high-value arbitration proceedings. The practice is active in corporate, M&A, infrastructure and insurance-related disputes, and also provides consulting services in matters involving arbitration. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves demonstrates strength in disputes held under the rules of arbitration institutions in Brazil and abroad. Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is recommended for his expertise in arbitration proceedings involving the oil and gas, construction, insurance and banking sectors, while Arthur Gonzalez Cronenberger Parente excels in arbitration involving corporate law, governance and M&A deals. Bruno Barreto de Azevedo Teixeira is another name to note for domestic and international arbitration.

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Flavio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is recommended.’

Key clients

Paper Excellence BC

Vigor Alimentos

BR Properties

Canacol

Enel Brasil Participações

Ecodiesel

Soluciones Andinas de Agua S.R.L

Vinci Energies do Brasil Engenharia

WEG

Chubb Seguradora

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a notable track record in assisting heavyweights from a variety of industries in disputes involving administrative, corporate and regulatory issues. The department is often retained to handle sensitive political, social and economic matters, including disputes involving national elections, consumer rights, sale of public assets and significant corporate and M&A. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves is a seasoned litigator, acting for both leading Brazilian and foreign clients. Flavio Pereira Lima specialises in civil and environmental litigation, while Alex Hatanaka is noted for commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes. Ricardo Junqueira is active in contentious work pertaining to corporate and infrastructure issues. André Chateaubriand recently joined from Sergio Bermudes Advogados, bringing a wealth of experience in civil litigation before the Superior Court of Justice and cross-border disputes.

Key clients

Bunge Alimentos

The Carlyle Group L.P.

Enel Brasil

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Fundação Previdenciária IBM

Google Brasil Internet

Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Philip Morris Brasil

Solystic

Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário

WhatsApp

Electricity Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados receives instructions from the full range of participants in the electricity sector, ranging from power producers, distribution and transmission companies to service providers, private equity funds and banks. The energy department is well equipped to provide assistance in project development and finance, as well as stock and asset purchases, litigation and regulatory matters. With over fifteen years of experience in the field, Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito is a key practitioner, whose experience encompasses transactional matters and regulatory issues pertaining to the electricity sector. Sofia Barbosa joined in September 2020.

Testimonials

‘The firm has excellent and well-prepared lawyers. Its full-service structure enables them to help us on different branches of the same deal.’

Key clients

AES Tietê Energia

Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis

Gás Natural do Açu – GNA

Brookfield Energia Renovável

Quantum Participações

Neoenergia

PERFIN Asset Management

Argo Transmissão de Energia

Votorantim Energia

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – CPPIB

Companhia de Energias Renováveis – CER

XP Vista Asset Management

Echoenergia Participações

EDF Group

Enel Brasil

Engie Brasil Energia

Group Equatorial Energia

CYMI Construções e Participações

Actis Brasil Energia Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia

Environment Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados' environmental group is sought after for assistance in administrative and judicial litigation, as well as in the assessment of environmental risk in the context of M&A transactions. The team demonstrates extensive experience in issues pertaining to brownfield and contaminated site management, take-back waste product agreements, agroforestry matters and environmental licensing. Climate change and biodiversity are other areas of expertise for the department, which is under the leadership of highly experienced partner Lina Pimentel Garcia, and saw recent growth at the partner level with the promotions of Antonio Augusto Reis and Rômulo Sampaio to the partnership in 2020.

Testimonials

‘Competent lawyers who are committed to ethical practices. The team always provides intelligent and thought-out strategies, taking into account the client’s best interests.’

Key clients

Ekvilibro

SMC Automação do Brasil

Prometeon Tyre Group

Archroma

Laboratório Químico Farmacêutico Bergamo

Unilever Brasil

Unipar Indupa do Brasil

Dow Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Químicos

Klabin

Ambev

International Paper do Brasil

Siderúrgica Norte Brasil – Sinobras

GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional)

Garrett Advancing Motion

Vale

UNEP-FI

Life sciences Tier 2

The 'outstanding team' at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados acts for leading life sciences and healthcare companies, covering all sub-sectors, from medical devices to food to digital health. Thanks to the firm's full-service offering, the department also benefits from the input of specialists in M&A, litigation and insurance. Corporate and M&A specialist Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva assists life sciences and healthcare companies in corporate transactions, while Ana Cândida Sammarco focuses her practice in public law, administrative, corporate and regulatory matters. Senior associate Renata Rothbarth 'demonstrates unique knowledge of the life sciences and healthcare markets'.

Testimonials

They have excellent lawyers – partners and associates. Expertise in the life science area.

Ana Candida Sammarco – expertise in the life science matters. Fully available whenever requested.

Outstanding team is able to assist in a full array of regulatory matters pertaining to the sector, especially on regulations issued by ANVISA and health professional councils. Possesses extensive experience in structuring sophisticated transactions involving life sciences’ products, as well as complex agreements such as tech transfer, clinical studies and research and development.

The team anticipates new regulatory frameworks or relevant modifications and is able to think on efficient approaches together with in-house areas.

Renata Rothbarth demonstrates unique knowledge of the life sciences and healthcare markets, being a very active associate that already holds a reputation and high level of specialisation and experience in her field. She has a brilliant ability to synthesize complex matters into clear agreements and shows passion about challenging projects. Renata is very supportive, hardworking and has a systematic mindset.

Key clients

Novartis

Hypera

Oncoclínicas

Amgen

Babylon

Diagnósticos das Américas

Cristália

Roche Diabetes

Verdemed

Laboratórios Pfizer

Public law and regulation Tier 2

In public law, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados' Brasília team handles a more or less even balance of contentious and non-contentious matters. It is well versed in administrative proceedings before the TCU: a case in point was Thiago Luís Sombra and associate Igor Moreira Novais Teixeira assisting IBM before the TCU concerning an administrative contract for the supply of software solutions, obtaining a preliminary decision favourable to the client.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

IBM

Norte Energia

Unipar Carbocloro

Oracle

Gol Linhas Aéreas

Chubb Seguros Brasil

Oracle do Brasil

Totus

Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Bill and Melinda Gates Investments (BMGI)

Bradesco

Aena Desarrollo Internacional

Braskem

Ericsson Telecomunicações

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

In restructuring and insolvency, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a strong multi-disciplinary offering, drawing from a deep bench of lawyers across its banking, capital markets, corporate and litigation departments. Advice to creditors and investors remains the core area of focus, with lawyers regularly involved in highly complex debt restructurings, DIP financings and groundbreaking judicial reorganisations. Key figures in the team include corporate finance partners Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero and Flavio Mifano; banking and capital markets specialists Frederico Kerr Bullamah, Marina Anselmo Schneider and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca; and litigation expert Alex Hatanaka.

Testimonials

‘Frederico Kerr Bullamah is a very well prepared partner with a very strong track record of structuring transactions in the Brazilian capital markets. He has an outstanding skill for negotiating with the most tough people and a deep knowledge in capital markets and banking structures.’

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis

Actis Assessoria e Investimento

Furukawa Rock Drill USA

Finnvera plc

Credit Agricole

Quadra Investimentos

Mapa Capital

Albright Capital Management

HSBC

Citibank

Banco Votorantim

Société Générale

Blackstone

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

Allianz Seguros

Zurich Seguros

Department of Justice of the United States

OGX – Óleo e Gás Participações

Proterra Investment Partners, LP

Deutsche Bank – Banco Alemão

ABB Ltda.

Light

Lightcom Comercializadora de Energia

Alberta Management Corporation

Farallon Latin America Investimentos

Brasil Plural

Banco Santander Brasil

Russian Export Agency

TMT: Telecoms and media Tier 2

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados possesses in-depth knowledge of the telecoms legal framework in Brazil, and advises clients on corporate and M&A transactions, commercial agreements, public bids and concessions as well as administrative litigation and regulatory issues. International clients which are looking to establish a presence in the country and companies wanting to expand their activities towards the offering of telecom-related services often seek the team's legal assistance. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski has extensive experience assisting clients in the telecoms and entertainment sectors. Other practitioners to note include Paulo Brancher and Thays Castaldi Gentil, who is currently based in the firm's New York office and is skilled in telecoms regulations.

Key clients

Nextel Telecomunicações

Red Eléctrica Corporación

Telefonica Brasil

Tata Communications

China Telecom (Americas) and China Telecom do Brasil

Twilio

Warburg Pincus

EB Capital

Google

Equinix

Turner

Netflix

HBO

Telefonica Brasil

Elo

Samsung

Netflix

Vogel

Ericsson Telecomunicações

Fiat

White-collar crime and investigations Tier 2

Full-service leviathan Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados took the step of establishing a white-collar practice with the hire of Rogério Fernando Taffarello from a boutique firm in 2017. Taffarello has broad expertise in white-collar criminal defence and stands out in particular for his experience in negotiating plea agreements on behalf of his clients. The department saw further growth in 2020 with the arrival of Paula Moreira Indalecio; previously a name partner at a boutique firm, she has over 20 years' experience in this field. Associate Flávia Guimarães Leardini is another key member of the team.

Public law Tier 3

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has longstanding experience managing interactions between private companies and public entities. It regularly assists domestic and international clients navigating legal intricacies in public tenders, PPPs, concessions and administrative proceedings. Part of the team is based in Brasília, enabling the lawyers to assist clients with negotiations with public authorities and regulatory agencies. The team has recently been active in matters relating to logistics and public lighting projects, as well as airport concessions. The public law group was boosted following the arrival of André Luiz Freire, who demonstrates solid experience in public procurement matters and bidding procedures. Thiago Luís Sombra's areas of interest include litigation and privatisation matters. Bruno Werneck recently departed for Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.

Testimonials

‘Great knowledge of legislation and administrative protocols, rules procedures and integration with other practice areas with cross-work as a true full-service integrated team.’

‘Remarkable team. Two partners call our attention: André Freire and Thiago Luís Sombra.’

‘Mattos Filho has a top-notch team. They have recently added André Luiz Freire to the team, who is an outstanding professional, one of the best experts in the public law field. André Luiz Freire is definitely a great acquisition. He combines extensive experience in public and infrastructure law with an outstanding academic profile.’

‘Partner Thiago Luís Santos Sombra has helped enormously in public law engagements.’

Key clients

Associação Brasileira de Infraestrutura e Indústrias de Base – ABDIB

Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.M.E.

Braskem

BMGI

BRK Ambiental Participações

CCR

Chubb Seguros Brasil

CNP Assurances

Enel X Brasil

Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

IBM Indústria Máquinas e Serviços

Microsoft Corporation

Pátria Investimentos

Raízen Combustíveis

Schneider Electric

Scientific Games

Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário

Trident Energy Enchova

Vinci Airports

VLI

Votorantim Cimentos

Wealth and succession planning Tier 3

The highly regarded private wealth practice at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados advises HNWIs and families on domestic and international estate planning, family governance, relocation and corporate restructuring. Nicole Najjar and Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca are the names to note.

Transport and shipping

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados offers strong aviation and shipping expertise. The aviation side is handled by well-regarded partner Adriana Simões out of the firm's São Paulo office. This includes a mix of leasing, financing and regulatory work, as well as advice on airport concession agreements. The shipping side is led out of Rio de Janeiro by the highly rated Nilton Mattos, who is especially strong in dry shipping matters, including charterparty agreements and offshore supply contracts.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘We have worked with Nilton Mattos in the Rio de Janeiro shipping team. He provides an excellent service, and is particularly good at leading and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams within Mattos Filho to provide a single, coordinated response when complex advice is needed.’

‘The team is deeply knowledgeable about the matters discussed. Work of excellence. The partners and lawyers are very dedicated and careful in carrying out their work and preparing opinions.’

Key clients

iFood.com Agência de Restaurantes Online

Aena Desarrollo Internacional SME

Passaredo Transportes Aéreos

MAP Transportes Aéreos

GOL Linhas Aéreas

Uniair Táxi Aéreo

CBO

BW

Elcano

Golar

Maersk Supply Services

OOS

PetroChina

SBM

Toisa / Sealion Shipping

Valaris

Mattos Filho is structured to provide services to clients in different legal areas in a co-ordinated and integrated manner, working in multidisciplinary teams whenever necessary. This work dynamic allows the firm to deliver tailor-made solutions to its clients, thereby enhancing the understanding of their business and making it a valuable partner. Mattos Filho is a leader in approximately 30 different legal practice areas and works continuously to ensure that all these practices become benchmarks for the market. Creation of industry groups and market niches, combined with the firm’s comprehensive knowledge of the market and clients’ business needs, are examples of its efforts to keep it at the forefront in providing legal services. The firm represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, investment funds, pension funds, insurers and reinsurers and non-profit organizations.

Main practice areas: Antitrust; banking and finance; payment methods; business public law; capital markets; charities, social business and human rights; compliance and corporate ethics; corporate and M&A; environmental; forestry investments; infrastructure and energy; construction and complex contracts; electric power; mining; oil and gas; project finance; insurance, reinsurance and pensions; intellectual property; investment funds; labor and employment and executive compensation; life sciences and healthcare; litigation and arbitration; private client; public affairs; real estate; restructuring and recovery; tax; telecommunications and information technology; data protection and cybersecurity; emerging companies; and white-collar crime.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Roberto Quiroga Mosquera mattosfilho@mattosfilho.com.br +55 11 3147 7600
Photo Name Position Profile
 Dario Abrahão Rabay photo Dario Abrahão Rabay Partner
 Marcel Alcades Theodoro photo Marcel Alcades Theodoro Partner
 Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca photo Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca Partner
 Fernando Amendola photo Fernando Amendola Partner
 Marina Anselmo Schneider photo Marina Anselmo Schneider Partner
 Alexandre Arlota  photo Alexandre Arlota Partner
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 Antonio Augusto Reis photo Antonio Augusto Reis Partner
 Flávio B. Lugão photo Flávio B. Lugão Partner
 Andrea Bazzo Lauletta photo Andrea Bazzo Lauletta Partner
 Paulo Brancher  photo Paulo Brancher Partner
 Isabel Bueno photo Isabel Bueno Partner
 Ana Cândida Sammarco  photo Ana Cândida Sammarco Partner
 Daniel Calhman de Miranda photo Daniel Calhman de Miranda Partner
 Paulo Camargo Tedesco photo Paulo Camargo Tedesco Partner
 Rodrigo Arthur Carvalho photo Rodrigo Arthur Carvalho Partner
 Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto photo Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto Partner
 Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz photo Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz Partner
 Stephen Charles O'Sullivan photo Stephen Charles O'Sullivan Partner
 João Marcos Colussi photo João Marcos Colussi Partner
 Renata Correia Cubas photo Renata Correia Cubas Partner
 Sólon Cunha photo Sólon Cunha Partner
 Eduardo Damião Gonçalves photo Eduardo Damião Gonçalves Partner
 Fernando Dantas Motta Neustein photo Fernando Dantas Motta Neustein Partner
 Thomaz Del Castillo Barroso Kastrup photo Thomaz Del Castillo Barroso Kastrup Partner
 Marcio Dias Soares photo Marcio Dias Soares Partner
 Gil F. Mendes  photo Gil F. Mendes Partner
 Rossana Fernandes Duarte photo Rossana Fernandes Duarte Partner
 Rogério Fernando Taffarello photo Rogério Fernando Taffarello Partner
 Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo photo Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo Partner
 Fabio Ferreira Kujawski photo Fabio Ferreira Kujawski Partner
 Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento photo Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento Partner
 Vanessa Fiusa photo Vanessa Fiusa Partner
 Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Giannella photo Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Giannella Partner
 André Luiz Freire  photo André Luiz Freire Partner
 Cassio Gama Amaral photo Cassio Gama Amaral Partner
 Victor Gelli Cavalcanti photo Victor Gelli Cavalcanti Partner
 Juliana Gomes Ramalho Monteiro  photo Juliana Gomes Ramalho Monteiro Partner
 Arthur Gonzalez Cronenberger Parente photo Arthur Gonzalez Cronenberger Parente Partner
 Pâmela Gottardini  photo Pâmela Gottardini Partner
 Maria Guido  photo Maria Guido Partner
 Thiago Jabor Pinheiro photo Thiago Jabor Pinheiro Partner
 Frederico Kerr Bullamah photo Frederico Kerr Bullamah Partner
 Glaucia Lauletta Frascino photo Glaucia Lauletta Frascino Partner
 Camila Leal Calais photo Camila Leal Calais Partner
 Ana Carolina Lima Nomura photo Ana Carolina Lima Nomura Partner
 Giovani Loss photo Giovani Loss Partner
 Bernardo Môcho  photo Bernardo Môcho Partner
 Michelle Machado  photo Michelle Machado Partner
 Flavia Magliozzi photo Flavia Magliozzi Partner
 Marcelo Mansur Haddad photo Marcelo Mansur Haddad Partner
 Jean Marcel Arakawa photo Jean Marcel Arakawa Partner
 Eduardo Marques Souza photo Eduardo Marques Souza Partner
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 Kevin Michael Altit photo Kevin Michael Altit Partner
 Flavio Mifano photo Flavio Mifano Partner
 Tatiana Morais Penido photo Tatiana Morais Penido Partner
 Nicole Moreira  photo Nicole Moreira Partner
 Paula Moreira Indalecio photo Paula Moreira Indalecio Partner
 Nicole Najjar  photo Nicole Najjar Partner
 Sabrina Naritomi photo Sabrina Naritomi Partner
 Flavio Pereira Lima photo Flavio Pereira Lima Partner
 Luciana Pietro Lorennzo photo Luciana Pietro Lorennzo Partner
 Lina Pimentel Garcia photo Lina Pimentel Garcia Partner
 Mario Prada photo Mario Prada Partner
 Marina Procknor photo Marina Procknor Partner
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 Janaína Vargas  photo Janaína Vargas Partner
 Cleber Venditti da Silva  photo Cleber Venditti da Silva Partner
 Paula Vieira de Oliveira photo Paula Vieira de Oliveira Partner
 Pedro Whitaker De Souza Dias photo Pedro Whitaker De Souza Dias Partner
 Guilherme Woo Terra photo Guilherme Woo Terra Partner
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Associates : 515
Total staff : 1,109
Contacts : 95

Managing Partner:  Roberto Quiroga Mosquera. Number of partners: 107 Number of lawyers worldwide: 580

Firm Overview: Mattos Filho provides services to clients in different legal areas in a coordinated and integrated manner, working in multidisciplinary teams whenever necessary. This work dynamic allows the firm to deliver tailor-made solutions to clients,  thereby  enhancing the firm’s understanding of the clients’ businesses and making Mattos Filho a valuable partner. Mattos Filho is a leader in approximately 30 different practice areas and work continuously to ensure that all these practices are benchmarks for the market. The firm represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, private clients and family offices, investment funds, pension funds, insurers and reinsurers and non-profit organisations.

Main Areas of Practice

Antitrust: Merger reviews and opposition in relation to the administrate Council for Economic Defence (CADE); analysis of antitrust-related risks and structuring corporate transactions; investigations; leniency agreements and settlement negotiations; antitrust compliance audits.

Asset Management & Investment Funds: Regulatory and tax aspects applicable to asset management services and investment funds; Modeling and formation of investment funds, public and private offerings of investment funds (fundraising); acquisition, financing and disposition of assets (M&A and IPO), secondary transfers of assets and interests, litigation and dispute resolutions involving investment funds.

Aviation: Modeling corporate transactions for companies in the aviation sector; assistance with airport concessions and use of airport areas, as well as with concessions, authorisations and certifications for the rendering of air services; preparation and negotiation of aircraft purchase and sale agreements, leases and structured finance, including the constitution of guarantees; assistance in regulatory transactions in general, including those relating remotely piloted aircraft (drones).

Banking & Finance: Regulatory advice to financial institutions and other entities supervised by the Central Bank of Brazil and the Brazilian Securities Commission; solid knowledge of the rules and practices of the financial and payment sectors and capital markets.

Business Public Law: Client representation with regulatory agencies; federal and state courts of accounts in matters related to administrative improbity acts, conduct adjustment agreements, and public civil actions.

Capital Markets: Stock market and listed companies; financial transactions; investment funds; regulatory assistance; structuring and negotiating complex transactions; debt and financing; and securitisations.

Charities, Social Business & Human rights: Legal expert guidance to non-profit organisations and companies with private social investments; advice on structuring social businesses.

Compliance & Corporate Ethics: Investigations of wrongdoings; prosecutorial inquiries and enforcement actions; leniency agreements and settlements; compliance programs; anti-corruption compliance due diligence.

Corporate/M&A: M&A and other corporate transactions, business reorganisations; corporate governance and general corporate advice.

Environmental: Due diligence; licensing; administrative and court proceedings; solid waste and post-consumption liability; environmental contamination; environmental asset’s market (forests, water, carbon and biodiversity).

Forestry Investments: Purchase and sale of rural properties; land use rights; lease agreements; partnership agreements; development programs; purchase and sale of forests.

Infrastructure & Energy: Advice on project development; project finance; construction and complex contracts; administrative law; regulatory law; oil and gas; energy; mining; logistics; sanitation; and telecommunications.

Insurance, Reinsurance & Pensions: Incorporation and licensing of (re)insurers and brokers; M&A; sale of portfolios; policy wordings; reinsurance contracts; distribution agreements.

Intellectual Property: Copyrights; IP license; technology transfer and franchise agreements; trademark registration and prosecution; domain names; IP litigation.

Labour & Employment & Executive Compensation: Assistance with complex compensation plans; trade union negotiations; immigration; work place hazards and safety issues; and legal due diligence.

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Regulatory matters; commercial, IP and technology agreements; administrative and court proceedings.

Litigation & Arbitration: Commercial disputes involving a wide array of industries and domestic and international arbitrations.

Private Client: Advice to individuals, family controlled businesses and groups; adoption of best governance practices; estate planning; succession planning; emigration planning; and tax advice.

Public Affairs: Mapping the Brazilian political and regulatory scenario; analysis of legal, political and regulatory risks; representation and defence of clients’ interests through the development of public rules and policies of impact or interest.

Real Estate: Due diligence and supervision of external audits for acquisition of properties; preparation and negotiation of construction and project management contracts.

Restructuring & Recovery: Representation of investors, creditors and debtors in complex debt restructurings, M&A of distressed assets and financing of distressed companies.

Tax: Representation of clients in administrative and court proceedings; private pensions; direct and indirect taxes.

Technology, Innovation & Digital Businesses & Telecommunications: Advice on the internet act, liability of internet application providers, law enforcement in the digital space, data privacy, data privacy compliance programs, cyber security, structuring technology and internet companies.

White Collar Crime: Assistance on complex matters related to crimes committed in the corporate sector. Advice and defence on criminal proceedings with state and federal courts in cases involving various jurisdictions.

 

LATIN AMERICA OFFICES
Brazil
São Paulo: Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447, SP 01403 001
Tel: +55 11 3147 7600      Fax: +55 11 3147 7770

Rio De Janeiro: Praia do Flamengo, 200 11º andar, RJ 22210 901
Tel: +55 21 3231 8200     Fax: +55 21 2262 6675

Brasília: SHS Q. 6 Conjunto A, Bl. C S. 1901, DF CEP 70316-109
Tel: +55 61 3218 6000     Fax: +55 61 3218 6090
Email: mattosfilho@mattosfilho.com.br

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES USA
New York: 34 East 51st Street, 12th Floor, NY 10022
Tel: +1 646 695 1100       Fax +1 646 695 1110

UNITED KINGDOM
London: 5th Floor 32 Cornhill Street, EC3V 3SG
Tel +44 020 7280 0160

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Roberto Quiroga Mosquera quiroga@mattosfilho.com.br +55 11 3147 7651
:
Portuguese
English (fluent)
Spanish
Japanese
German
French

Managing Partner: Roberto Quiroga Mosquera. Number of partners: 107 Number of lawyers worldwide: 608

Mattos Filho provides services to clients in different legal areas in a coordinated and integrated manner, working in multidisciplinary teams whenever necessary. This work dynamic allows the firm to deliver tailor-made solutions to clients, thereby enhancing the firm’s understanding of the clients’ businesses and making Mattos Filho a valuable partner. Mattos Filho is a leader in more than 20 different practice areas and work continuously to ensure that all these practices are benchmarks for the market. The firm represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, private clients and family offices, investment funds, pension funds, insurers and reinsurers and non-profit organisations.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust:
Merger reviews and opposition in relation to the administrate Council for Economic Defence (CADE); analysis of antitrust-related risks and structuring corporate transactions; investigations; leniency agreements and settlement negotiations; antitrust compliance audits.

Asset Management Services & Investment Funds:
Regulatory and tax aspects applicable to asset anagement services and investment funds; Modeling and formation of investment funds, public and private offerings of investment funds (fundraising); acquisition, financing and disposition of assets (M&A and IPO), secondary transfers of assets and interests, litigation and dispute resolutions involving investment funds.

Aviation:
Modeling corporate transactions for companies in the aviation sector; assistance with airport concessions and use of airport areas, as well as with concessions, authorisations and certifications for the rendering of air services; preparation and negotiation of aircraft purchase and sale agreements, leases and structured finance, including the constitution of guarantees; assistance
in regulatory transactions in general, including those relating remotely piloted aircraft (drones).

Banking & Finance:
Regulatory advice to financial institutions and other entities supervised by the Central Bank of Brazil and the Brazilian Securities Commission; solid knowledge of the rules and practices of the financial and payment sectors and capital markets.

Business Public Law:
Client representation with regulatory agencies; federal and state courts of accounts in matters related to administrative improbity acts, conduct adjustment agreements, and public civil actions.

Capital Markets:
Stock market and listed companies; financial transactions; investment funds; regulatory assistance; structuring and negotiating complex transactions; debt and financing; and securitisations.

Charities, Social Business & Human rights:
Legal expert guidance to non-profit organisations and companies with private social investments; advice on structuring social businesses.

Compliance & Corporate Ethics:
Investigations of wrongdoings; prosecutorial inquiries and enforcement actions; leniency agreements and settlements; compliance programs; anti-corruption compliance due diligence.

Corporate investigations:
Cross-practice team experienced in internal investigations, litigation and corporate defense, negotiations of regulatory or criminal law matters.

Corporate/M&A:
M&A and other corporate transactions, business reorganisations; corporate governance and general corporate advice.

Data Protection & Cybersecurity:
Data privacy, data protection and cybersecurity across wide-ranging industries and currently involved in the most complex matters in debate in Brazil, and was deeply involved in debates preceding the approval of the Brazilian Data Protection Act.

Environmental:
Due diligence; licensing; administrative and court proceedings; solid waste and post-consumption liability; environmental contamination; environmental asset’s market (forests, water, carbon and biodiversity).

Forestry Investments:
Purchase and sale of rural properties; land use rights; lease agreements; partnership agreements; development programs; purchase and sale of forests.

Infrastructure & Energy:
Advice on project development; project finance; construction and complex contracts; administrative law; regulatory law; oil and gas; energy; mining; logistics; sanitation; and telecommunications.

Insurance, Reinsurance & Pensions:
Incorporation and licensing of (re)insurers and brokers; M&A; sale of portfolios; policy wordings; reinsurance contracts; distribution agreements.

Intellectual Property:
Copyrights; IP license; technology transfer and franchise agreements; trademark registration and prosecution; domain names; IP litigation.

Labour & Employment & Executive Compensation:
Assistance with complex compensation plans; trade union negotiations; immigration; work place hazards and safety issues; and legal due diligence.

Life Sciences & Healthcare:
Regulatory matters; commercial, IP and technology agreements; administrative and court proceedings.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Commercial disputes involving a wide array of industries and domestic and international arbitrations.

Private Client:
Advice to individuals, family controlled businesses and groups; adoption of best governance practices; estate planning; succession planning; emigration planning; and tax advice.

Real Estate:
Due diligence and supervision of external audits for acquisition of properties; preparation and negotiation of construction and project management contracts.

Restructuring & Recovery:
Representation of investors, creditors and debtors in complex debt restructurings, M&A of distressed assets and financing of distressed companies.

Tax:
Representation of clients in administrative and court proceedings; private pensions; direct and indirect taxes.

Tech Mattos Filho:
Advice on the internet act, liability of internet application providers, law enforcement in the digital space, structuring technology and internet companies, assisting companies from virtually all economic sectors to
model and implement their digital strategy.

Telecommunications:
Transactional and regulatory advice, strategic agreements, representation of clients in administrative proceedings with National Telecommunications
Agency (ANATEL), assistance.

White Collar Crime:
Assistance on complex matters related to crimes committed in the corporate sector. Advice and defence on criminal proceedings with state and federal courts in cases involving various jurisdictions.

LATIN AMERICA OFFICES
BRAZIL
São Paulo: Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447, SP Post Code: 01403 001 Tel: +55 11 3147 7600 Fax: +55 11 3147 7770

Rio De Janeiro: Praia do Flamengo, 200 11º andar, RJ Post code: 22210 901
Tel: +55 21 3231 8200 Fax: +55 21 2262 6675

Brasília: SHS Q. 6 Conjunto A, Bl. C S. 1901, DF Post code: 70316-109
Tel: +55 61 3218 6000 Fax: +55 61 3218 6090

Campinas: Edifício Toulon Office, 2º andar, Avenida José de Souza Campos, 507 – Cambuí, SP Post Code: 13090-615
Email:  mattosfilho@mattosfilho.com.br

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
USA

New York: 34 East 51st Street, 12th Floor, NY 10022
Tel: +1 646 695 1100 Fax +1 646 695 1110

UNITED KINGDOM
London: 5th Floor 32 Cornhill Street, EC3V 3SG
Tel +44 020 7280 0160

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Roberto Quiroga Mosquera quiroga@mattosfilho.com.br +55 11 3147 7651
Portuguese
English
Spanish
Japanese
German
French