Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Mattos Filho
Al. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447
São Paulo, SP, CEP 01403-001

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 1

Mattos Filho has an ‘extremely approachable and cordial‘ banking and finance team with experience across the full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. The firm acts for an impressive mix of domestic and international banks, and has been involved in several high-profile borrower-led financings for international clients, such as Norsk Hydro and Apollo Global Management. The ‘very technical‘ group, which is commended for its ‘solid practical knowledge of matters related to the debt market and infrastructure‘, recently handled several large-cap financings in the energy sector. With a wealth of experience in all types of lending transactions, from structured finance to syndicated loans, Frederico Kerr Bullamah is widely recommended by clients for his ‘great technical competence and availability’. Other key partners include Bruno Tuca, a reference for debt transactions, special situations and securitisations, and structured finance specialist Marina Anselmo Schneider. Pablo Sorj and Bernardo Môcho are noted on the project finance side, while Flavia Magliozzi handles deals in the financial and capital markets. Paulo Brancher and Marina Procknor are noted for their in-depth knowledge of banking regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Tuca; Bernardo Môcho; Flavia Magliozzi; Frederico Kerr Bullamah; Marina Anselmo; Pablo Sorj; Paulo Brancher; Marina Procknor


‘The team is experienced in all types of finance, with a focus on structured finance and special situations. In addition to the very high technical knowledge, they are always able to think outside the box to make complex transactions possible. In addition, they are extremely approachable and cordial.’

‘Frederico Bullamah is the highlight; the difference to competitors lies in his ability to make complex transactions simple for clients and to provide effective and quality services promptly.’

‘Mattos Filho advises us in several areas, including financing and infrastructure. We have an excellent relationship with the firm. I partners and lawyers are very technical and have solid practical knowledge of matters related to the debt market and infrastructure – including our sector of activity.’

‘Frederico Kerr Bullamah is a professional with solid experience in financing transactions (debt capital markets, structured finance and restructuring/special situations). He has great technical competence and availability, handling transactions with excellence. He is very proactive and creative in solving problems. Another relevant partner is Pablo Sorj and also the associate Karina Vasconcelos in New York.’

‘Frederico Kerr Bullamah is competent, involved, dedicated and qualified.’

‘Mattos Filho stands out for its multidisciplinary approach and familiarity with topics related to our sector of activity and the company’s business.’

‘I highlight the performance and technical quality of partner Frederico Bullamah. Having worked for many years with structured/complex financing, Frederico also has excellent technical expertise in subjects complementary to his main area of activity (e.g., banking, debt capital markets, restructuring/insolvency and/or negotiations with contentious aspects and in particular situation/credit solutions). This experience allows Frederico to offer appropriate solutions, with solid foundations, for our needs.’

‘Frederico Bullamah is a lawyer with in-depth technical knowledge. He is available and concerned about the quality of work. This combination of knowledge and performance is unique and makes him stand out in negotiations.’

Key clients

Geru Sociedade De Crédito Direto

Google Brasil Internet

Mercado Livre


Stone Instituição de Pagamento

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE

Inter-American Development Bank – IADB

InterCement Brasil

Banco Itaú BBA

XP Corretora de Câmbio Títulos e Valores Imobiliário

Nordex Energy Brasil – Comércio e Indústria de Equipamentos


Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique  – Proparco and DEG – Deutsche Investitions- Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes

QATAR Airways Investments (UK)

Farallon Latin America

TAG Tecnologia para o Sistema Financeiro

Work highlights

  • Advising Norsk Hydro Brrasil on the $200m financing of its Fuel Switch Project.
  • Advised Inter-American Investment Corporation on a $250m financing to the Simpar Group.
  • Advised Apollo Global Management on the $1.51bn financing required for its investment into New Fortress Energy and the related formation of the joint venture Energos Infrastructure.

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 1

Mattos Filho is home to a highly specialised capital markets team that is regularly involved in Brazil’s largest offerings. The firm is especially strong on the underwriter side; its recent advice to a syndicate of Brazilian banks on the R$33.7bn Eletrobras IPO is testament to its standing in the market and reputation as a go-to destination for major equity listings. Debt work also features prominently on its workload, as does investment funds-related matters and regulatory issues concerning securities. The firm fields a strong selection of debt and equity specialists who are noted for their ‘quick responses’ and ‘proactiveness’. Key debt partners include: Frederico Kerr Bullamah, ‘a lawyer with in-depth technical knowledge‘ of financing and capital markets transactions; Bruno Tuca, who leads on the majority of DCM transactions for major Brazilian corporations; Marina Anselmo Schneider, who is especially active in the infrastructure sector; and Flavia Magliozzi. On the equity front, Caio Cossermelli has extensive experience in IPOs and follow-ons, Jean Marcel Arakawa is a reference for corporations, financial institutions and institutional investors seeking assistance in ECM matters, and Vanessa Fiusa handles both transactional, regulatory and corporate governance work. Recently promoted partner Henrique Antunes Ferreira is also developing a good reputation in the ECM space.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Tuca; Caio Cossermelli; Flavia Magliozzi; Frederico Kerr Bullamah; Jean Marcel Arakawa; Marina Anselmo Schneider; Vanessa Fiusa


‘Quick responses and proactiveness.’

‘Frederico Kerr Bullamah is recommended.’

‘Mattos Filho delivers excellent quality work and the lawyers are very available and proactive in meeting and anticipating our demands. I have a lot of confidence in the services provided by the firm, with partner Frederico Bullamah as the focal point of our relationship.’

‘Frederico Bullamah is a lawyer with in-depth technical knowledge and always works impeccably in our transactions. He is available and concerned about the quality of work. Frederico is familiar with and also works extensively in complex deals, involving the most diverse structures and situations. This combination of knowledge and performance is unique and makes him stand out in negotiations, proposing creative solutions.’

‘Jean Marcel Arakawa advises us on equity transactions. He is extremely technical and has a lot of experience with this type of work and with matters related to public companies. He helped us access the capital market quickly and with plenty of legal certainty.’

Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

Nubank – NU Pagamentos

Perfin Administração de Recursos

Ambipar Participações e Empreendimentos

Banco Itaú

Advent do Brasil Consultoria e Participações

IRB-Brasil Resseguros

EZ-TEC Técnica Engenharia e Construções

Interplayers Soluções Integradas

Cerradinho Bioenergia

Carlyle South America Buyout Fund (Delaware)

BRK Ambiental Participações

Pet Center Comércio

Eurofarma Laboratórios


Telefonica Brasil

Banco Morgan Stanley

União Química Farmacêutica Nacional

Banco Bradesco


Smart Fit Escola de Ginástica e Dança

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Dasa – Diagnósticos da América

Pátria Investimentos

Work highlights

  • Advised the Brazilian Syndicate, formed by twelve underwriters, on the primary and secondary R$33.7bn global public offering of 792.315.284 common shares issued by Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras (Eletrobras).
  • Assisted BRK Ambiental Participações in its R$1.95bn public offering of simple debentures.
  • Advised Itaúsa on the structuring of a R$3.5bn public debenture offering.

City focus - Brasilia > Litigation Tier 1

Following an expansion into new premises in 2022, Mattos Filho‘s litigation and arbitration team in Brasília offers a comprehensive service across the energy, education, telecoms, technology, life sciences and mining sectors. In addition to its noteworthy representation of BHP Billiton in the R$155bn Mariana dam disaster action, the team is also heavily engaged in electoral investigations of abuse of political power, cross-border arbitration, and civil disputes before the STJ. Maricí Giannico focuses on administrative and regulatory appellate litigation, while the addition of Diego Herrera de Moraes from HD Advogados in July 2022 strengthened the team on the regulatory and corporate disputes front. At the associate level, Marselhe Cristina de Mattos and Flávia Marangoni, the latter of whom joined from the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association in June 2022, have a wealth of experience in civil litigation before the superior courts. Marina De Mello Cerqueira Zarur and Frederico Bastos Pinheiro Martins are no longer at the firm.


‘What differentiates Mattos Filho from the others is the plurality and quality of its team. The client can be served by good professionals in all areas.’

‘Without a doubt, the support of Diego Herrera de Moraes is fundamental for our success. Vast knowledge of Brasília and its courts.’

Key clients

CESP – Cia Energética de São Paulo

Bunge Alimentos

Caoa Montadora de Veículos

Prudential do Brasil Seguros de Vida

Notre Dame Intermédica Saúde

Chubb Seguros Brasil

Oncoclínicas do Brasil Serviços Médicos

Votorantim Cimentos

Equatorial Energia

Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa

Allianz Saúde

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Millennium BCP Escritório de Representações e Serviços

Magazine Luiza

PPG Industries

CELSE – Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe

CNH Industrial Brasil

Banco BTG Pactual

Meta Platforms (WhatsApp)

GNL Gemini Comercialização e Logística de Gás – Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro


BHP Billiton Brasil

Cooperativa de Crédito de Livre Admissão – SICOOB Credicoonai

Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional

Work highlights

  • Represented Meta Platforms in several lawsuits before the superior courts and the electoral justice relating to the interaction between WhatsApp services and electoral propaganda, and the constitutionality of blocking WhatsApp services for non-compliance with wiretap orders.
  • Represented Facebook as amicus curiae in two leading cases before the Supreme Court, the first regarding the  enforcement of the constitutionality of the MLAT, and the second related to the constitutional limits for judicial orders to breach the secrecy of telematics data in criminal proceedings.
  • Assisted BHP in the R$155bn judicial litigation arising from the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam in Mariana, Brazil.

City focus - Brasilia > Tax Tier 1

Mattos Filho‘s Brasília-based tax team is known for its performance in contentious matters, whether in constitutional cases involving the profit participation contribution (PIS) and the social security financing contribution (COFINS), or in administrative proceedings before tax revenue agencies. Household names across a range of industries rely on the team for assistance with high-profile mandates, including as amicus curiae in actions for declarations of unconstitutionality. The ‘immensely respectedAriane Guimarães, a reference for tax litigation before the superior courts, spearheads the practice and is supported by associate Alberto Frederico Teixeira Soares Carbonar, who focuses on tax mandates involving the automotive, energy, financial, technology and telecoms sectors. Associate Leandro Bettini left the firm in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Ariane Guimarães


‘Experienced professionals with a great ability to adapt to the needs of the client, whether in relation to the complexity of the challenges, or in the negotiation of fees.’

‘A great differential is the way of acting in the superior courts in Brasília, mainly because they have professionals respected by the Ministers.’

‘Ariane Guimarães is immensely respected in the superior courts, and is always one step ahead in major debates, be they tax or any other area of law.’

‘Ariane Guimarães’ technical capacity, combative posture and clarity in positions are capable of generating great results for the most demanding clients.’

The team is very efficient and attentive to client demands.

Ariane Guimarães is always very helpful and available. Very agile in the search for the solution to the client’s problems, even anticipating questions and solutions.

Key clients

BTG Pactual

Positivo Tecnologia

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Distribuidoras de Combustíveis e de Lubrificantes – Sindicom

Magazine Luiza

IDV – Instituto para Desenvolvimento do Varejo

Heineken Brasil

ABRADEE – Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

Grupo Ultra

Grupo Pão de Açúcar

Tok & Stok


Grupo Enel

Work highlights

  • Represented Banco Santander and FEBRABAN before the Supreme Court in an action discussing the collection of PIS and COFINS on revenues of financial institutions.
  • Represented Fiat Chrysler before the STJ in litigation discussing whether IPI credits obtained by factories in the northern, northeastern, and centre-west regions could be used to compensate any other tax debts administered by the Federal Revenue.
  • Represented Cencosud Brasil Comercial and Instituto de Desenvolvimento do Varejo – IDV as an amicus curiae before the STJ in a discussion regarding the legal nature of price adjustments within the scope of commercial agreements between Cencosud Brasil Comercial and its suppliers to levy PIS/COFINS.

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

A ‘first choice in Brazil‘ for many multinational companies, Mattos Filho‘s antitrust practice is commended for its capabilities in ‘guiding clients through complex mergers‘. Besides its strength in merger control matters, including non-fast-track merger review cases and the negotiation of remedies, the firm is also well positioned to represent clients in antitrust litigation and challenges to CADE’s decisions. Advising on all areas of antitrust law, team members Lauro Celidonio Neto and Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Gianella are described as ‘hands-on partners, with a great deal of knowledge and excellent experience before antitrust bodies’. Marcio Soares regularly acts for domestic and foreign clients from various economic sectors in merger approvals before CADE. Showcasing experience in competition, corporate investigations and digital markets, Michelle Machado is active in antitrust investigations and compliance mandates. Eduardo Frade leverages his previous experience in public management agencies and CADE to advise on a wide range of competition and regulatory issues, including cartels, leniency and abuse of dominant position. Paula Camara Baptista De Oliveira is a name to watch for her expertise in representing domestic and international clients in connection with antitrust related matters. Former New York office head Amadeu Ribeiro, who was noted for his competition law experience, left the firm in September 2023.


‘Mattos Filho’s competition team has great knowledge in the area, is always available and provides really valuable advice.’

‘Lauro Celidonio and Renata Zucollo are hands-on partners, with a great deal of knowledge and excellent experience before antitrust bodies. They have a keen business vision and their advice effectively brings results to the client.’

‘The Mattos Filho antitrust team is excellent in guiding clients through complex mergers that require a merger filing in Brazil. They have delivered consistently on difficult transactions. First choice in Brazil.’

‘Lauro Celidonio Neto and Renata Zuccolo are the stand-out members of a great team.’

Key clients


Holcim Group

Darling Ingredients


Advent International

BR Malls




Indorama Ventures



Work highlights

  • Assisted Advent International in obtaining clearance for the divestment of Grupo BIG to Carrefour for an enterprise value of R$7bn.
  • Assisted Holcim Group in obtaining clearance for the divestment of its cement business in Brazil to CSN.
  • Advised iFood on a settlement agreement with CADE’s General Superintendence establishing limits to its exclusive dealing policy.

Brazil > Compliance Tier 1

Rated for its ‘technical vision‘ and ‘great understanding of management and business‘, the compliance and corporate ethics practice at Mattos Filho is a popular choice for companies seeking assistance in crisis management, corporate governance and investigations. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s M&A and capital markets practices, the team is particularly active in anti-corruption due diligence and risk management on large-cap transactions. A diverse client roster, featuring major domestic and international companies from the worlds of technology, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and energy, among others, regularly instruct the group in internal investigations, administrative enforcement proceedings, leniency negotiations and in the review and implementation of compliance programmes. Marcel Ribas, dual qualified in both Brazil and New York, and Brasília-based Thiago Jabor Pinheiro are names to note for internal investigations, while Kevin Altit in Rio de Janeiro focuses on transactional work, including cross-border M&A and take-over defences. Renato Portella often acts in administrative inquiries and disciplinary procedures. Former state attorney Thiago Luís Sombra, who sits in the Brasília office, brings a unique perspective to public anti-corruption investigations. Senior associates Luiza Mussoi Cattley (Rio de Jarneiro) and Laura Carneiro de Mello Senra (Brasília) possess significant experience in anti-corruption compliance matters. All practitioners are based in São Paulo, unless stated otherwise.


‘An extremely competent team with a technical vision of excellence, combined with a great understanding of management and business, which is essential for are of compliance consulting.’

‘Marcel Ribas is recommended.’

‘Best in Brazil. Commercially oriented, deep understanding of regulators, discreet and savvy.’

‘Technical quality and ability to understand the client’s business.’

‘I highlight Thiago Luís Sombra.’

‘Dedicated and detailed team.’

‘Renato Portella – very studious, detail-oriented, and approachable.’

Key clients

Hypera Pharma


J. Malucelli




BR Malls

Crédit Agricole

LVMH Fashion Group


Advent International

Goldman Sachs



Anglo American


Prometeon Tyre Group








Work highlights

  • Assisted Keppel Offshore Marine in a five-year-long negotiation for the execution of a leniency agreement with the Brazilian Federal Comptroller-General Office and Attorney-General Office.
  • Advised Allied Tecnologia on the execution of a leniency agreement with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office and a Civil Non-Prosecution Agreement with the State of São Paulo’s Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Assisted Algar Telecom in the investigation and crisis management of a security incident involving unsolicited mass SMS messaging with political content during the national election in Brazil.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: High-end Tier 1

With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, Mattos Filho’s first-class M&A practice continues to represent blue-chip clients in landmark transactions across a broad range of sectors, most notably technology, financial services, healthcare, construction and energy. Covering the full spectrum of corporate and transactional matters, the sizeable team is frequently engaged in big-ticket public and private M&A, and is a go-to choice for private equity funds, large investors and venture capital firms. Daniel Calhman de Miranda, who has a well-established reputation in the market, ‘makes the difference at a negotiating table or in a meeting where critical decisions are made’. In addition to his expertise in corporate restructurings, joint ventures and foreign investments, João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro is also skilled in corporate governance issues, where he acts for corporations and shareholders alike. Drawing on his previous experience at the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), Moacir Zilbovicius possesses notable credentials in M&A involving publicly-held companies. Marcelo Ricupero specialises in distressed transactions, while Paula Vieira de Oliveira , Pedro Whitaker De Souza Dias and Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento are all trusted advisers to private equity clients. Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo – currently resident partner in the firm’s London office – advises European and Asian players on cross-border corporate deals with ties to Brazil. Transactions involving energy companies and assets are core areas of activity for Victor Gelli, who is also experienced in corporate regulatory matters. Corporate governance, self-regulation for publicly traded companies and reorganisations are areas of expertise for Guilherme Bouzan, while Luciana Pietro Lorenzo (a key contact for the education sector), and Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva (who is often retained by life sciences clients), are other practitioners to note for public M&A. Since research concluded, Vieira de Oliveira has been announced as the new head of the firm’s New York office – effective as of October 2023.


Very flexible, clever and diverse team, which is easy to work with.

Rodrigo Nascimento is recommended.

Daniel Miranda has impeccable technique, and provides solutions to sophisticated problems.

Daniel Calhman de Miranda makes the difference at a negotiating table or in a meeting where critical decisions are made.

Key clients

Grupo Big Brasil

Comerc Participações


Compass Gás e Energia

Indorama Ventures


Alpha Capital Acquisition Company

Eurochem Comércio de Produtos Químicos

Mosaico Tecnologia ao Consumidor


Equatorial Energia

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Darling Ingredients


Holcim Group Services

Administradora Fortaleza

Mubadala Capital


Ultrapar Participações

Work highlights

  • Acted for Compass Gás e Energia on the acquisition of the 51% equity stake held by Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in Petrobras Gás (Gaspetro).
  • Acted (in conjunction with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) as counsel to Holcim Group Services on the local law aspects of the sale of its Brazilian subsidiary LafargeHolcim to CSN Cimentos for an enterprise value of approximately $1.025bn.
  • Advised Indorama Ventures on its $1.3bn acquisition of Oxiteno.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 1

A recognised market leader, Mattos Filho houses an ‘extremely specialised‘ team, which ‘offers excellent services‘ to a stellar roster of clients operating in a variety of industries, such as infrastructure, energy, telecoms, and oil and gas. High-stakes arbitration arising from M&A, corporate and shareholder disputes as well construction contracts and concession agreements are core strengths for the group, which is adept in cases seated in Brazil and abroad, most notably in the US, Germany and France. Rated for his ‘deep knowledge of arbitration‘, the well-regarded Eduardo Damião Gonçalves manages a high-profile caseload, where post-M&A and corporate conflicts feature alongside disputes in the IT, construction and infrastructure spaces. Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is a name to note for proceedings involving the oil and gas, and construction sectors, while Arthur Gonzalez Cronenberger Parente is routinely turned to by shareholders, boards of directors and executives in relation to corporate governance disputes. André Chateaubriand Martins; João Vicente Pereira de Assis, who stands out for his experience in cross-border cases; and senior associate Mirelle Bittencourt Lotufo are other noteworthy practitioners.


‘Excellent responsiveness. Thoughtful, and insightful analysis. Work really well in a team.’

‘Eduardo Damião Gonçalves: great judgement, real insight. Arthur Parente: assertive thinker.’

‘Mattos Filho’s arbitration department is extremely specialised and offers excellent services.’

‘Flavio Spaccaquerche is technically very good and dedicated. He demonstrates excellent knowledge of the cases.’

‘Eduardo Damião Gonçalves – deep knowledge of arbitration. Arthur Gonzalez Cronemberger Parente – deep knowledge of arbitration and corporate law. Andre Chateaubriand Martins – experienced in arbitration and bankruptcy. Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa and João Vicente Pereira de Assis are also recommended for arbitration.’

‘What sets Mattos Filho apart from the others is the diversity and quality of its team. The client manages to be assisted by good professionals in all areas.’

‘Aligned and responsive team, always available and with reasoned directions.’

Key clients

Paper Excellence BC

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Odebrecht Mobilidade

Telefônica Brasil

Concessionária do Monotrilho da Linha 18- Bronze

Prudential do Brasil Seguros de Vida

Mineração Paragominas (Norsk Hydro Brasil)

Atlas Energia Renovável do Brasil

AON Holdings Corretores de Seguros

AON Affinity Administradora de Benefícios


Advent Athena Saúde Brasil

Vinci Energies do Brasil Engenharia

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Plintron Holdings

Plintron do Brasil Participações

Work highlights

  • Represents Telefônica Brasil in an arbitration filed against Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Anatel, concerning concession agreements first entered into by the parties in 1998.
  • Acts for Concessionária do Monotrilho da Linha 18 – Bronze, the concessionaire of the monorail system in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, in arbitral proceedings filed against the state of São Paulo.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 1

Primarily based in São Paulo, Mattos Filho fields a ‘leading litigation team in Brazil’, which receives particular praise for its strength in high-profile corporate and shareholder disputes. Some of the most prominent domestic and foreign companies seek the department’s representation in high-stakes litigation involving environmental, antitrust, public and administrative law and regulatory issues. A key contributor to the firm’s pro bono practice, the team continues to act for several clients in immigration, minority rights and Covid-19-related litigation. The well regarded Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, whose expertise covers litigation and arbitration, is well versed in domestic and cross-border cases. With over 30 years’ experience in dispute resolution, Flavio Pereira Lima is noted for the resolution of conflicts in the banking, telecoms, insurance and energy spaces. Bankruptcy-related disputes, as well as contentious matters involving clients from the financial sector, are among Alex Hatanaka‘s core areas of activity, while Fabio Teixeira Ozi stands out for his understanding of the agribusiness and automotive industries. Clients rate Arthur Gonzalez Cronenberger Parente‘s capabilities in shareholder, corporate and post-M&A disputes. Based in Rio de Janeiro, André Chateaubriand Martins is singled out for his experience before the Superior Court of Justice, while Marici Giannico in Brasília takes the lead in appellate litigation before the Supreme Court. Nicole Moreira De Barros Reis, who focuses on public law and technology-related matters; Thais Arza Monteiro, a name to note for insurance and IP disputes; and Isabela Siqueira, who is recommended for class actions, are other key contacts in São Paulo. Siqueira, João Vicente Pereira de Assis and Stefano Motta were welcomed to the partnership in April 2022. Marina da Cunha Ruggero Lopez stands out at the associate level.


‘Super competent team with excellent technical capabilities and experience. They seek to understand the client’s problem to propose the best legal strategy.’

‘Fernando Dantas – very experienced and qualified; great strategic thinking.’

‘Partners and lawyers in general with outstanding technical knowledge and presence in court.’

‘Eduardo Damião and Arthur Parente stand out.’

‘Mattos Filho has a leading litigation team in Brazil, especially for corporate and shareholder disputes. I have worked with them on a number of occasions and they never disappoint.’

‘Arthur Parente is one of the best litigators in the country for corporate/shareholder disputes. He possesses unique skills having worked as a transactional/M&A attorney at the beginning of his career.’

‘Fernando Dantas is a very strong litigator in the product liability space. Arthur and Fernando are both stellar and my go-to for cases in Brazil.’

Key clients

Google Internet Brasil

Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Philip Morris Brasil


BHP Billiton

C.A. de Oliveira Andrade Comércio, Importação e Exportação

CAOA Montadora de Veículos

CAOA Patrimonial

Hyundai CAOA do Brasil Ltda.

CAOA Family Participações

CAOA International Limited

CAOA International Corporation (CAOA Group)

Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário

Tecumseh do Brasil

Petróleo Sabbá

Banco ABC Brasil


Monsanto do Brasil

Du Pont do Brasil

Dow Agrosciences Industrial

Syngenta Seeds

Cooperativa de Crédito Credicitrus

Banco Bradesco

The Carlyle Group

Citibank Group

Work highlights

  • Represents BHP Billiton in several strategic cases related to the collapse of the Fundão mine tailings dam in Mariana, operated by Samarco, a joint venture between BHP and Vale.
  • Represents Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro, operator of the international airport of Rio de Janeiro, in a writ of mandamus filed against Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC, with the Federal Court of Distrito Federal.
  • Acts for Philip Morris Brasil in a case filed by the federal government seeking reimbursement of healthcare costs associated with tobacco-related diseases against the major tobacco companies in Brazil.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Mattos Filho maintains a dominant position in the electricity market, having handled some of the largest projects and transactions in Brazil in recent years. In addition to the team’s unrivalled M&A capabilities, its practitioners are also seasoned in financing and capital markets deals, privatisations, regulatory matters and litigation. A go-to destination for power producers, distribution and transmission companies, traders, service providers and financiers, the department has recently experienced an uptick in mandates concerning US dollar-indexed power purchase agreements (PPAs), self-production and renewable energy projects. The group also offers representation in administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the main regulatory agencies in the country, including ANEEL. Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito is a prolific advisor in regulatory and transactional matters in the power sector, where he acts for clients across the entire value chain. Sofia Barbosa, who is highly recommended by clients, balances a broad practice in this space, handling matters across the generation, transmission, distribution and trading segments. Associate Bárbara Mendes Carnevalli excels in regulatory issues pertaining to the power industry.


‘Sofia Barbosa is our go-partner for PPAs. She is an extended function of our in-house team.’

‘We trust Sofia unconditionally. She knows the market and our team. I would trust her to negotiate on behalf of our company without even attending a meeting. She is simply fantastic.’

Key clients

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE


Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – BNDES

AES Tietê Energia

Equatorial Energia

Norsk Hydro

Hydro Rein

Albras – Alumínio Brasileiro

Atem’s Distribuidora de Petróleo

Atlas Energia Renovável do Brasil

Galp Energia SGPS

Pan American Energy Energias Renováveis


Echoenergia Participações

EDF EN do Brasil Participações

Elera Renováveis (Brookfield Renováveis)

Brookfield Asset Management

ABRADEE – Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

Gás Natural Açu (GNA)


Equinor Energy Ventures Fund

J. Malucelli Energia

Comerc Participações

Atiaia Energia

Neoenergia Renováveis

Mainstream Renewable Powers

Acciona Energia Chile

Victory Hill Capital Group

Macquairie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group

PEC Energia

CEIBA Group (Portocem and Breitener)

Vitol Group

Corumbá Concessões


Raízen Energia

UTE Bioenergia Paraguaçu


Celeo Redes Brasil

Dislub-Equador Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted the underwriters in the primary and secondary global public offering of common shares by Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras (Eletrobrás), which raised approximately R$33.7bn.
  • Assisting BNDES on the structuring and implementation of the model approved by the Council of the Investment Partnerships Program (CPPI) for the construction, maintenance and operation of Angra 3.
  • Assisted Equatorial Energia in the acquisition of electricity distributor CELG Distribuição from Italian energy group Enel for R$1.6bn.

Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons Tier 1

Full-service powerhouse firm Mattos Filho possesses market-leading capabilities across the full scope of matters pertaining to the oil and gas sector. With a strong presence in ‘the most complex issues and leading cases‘ in this space, the practice is singled out for its skills in high-end transactions, spanning stock and asset purchases, financings, issuance of debentures, and project implementation. Covering the entire value chain, the group is the first port of call for several exploration and production (E&P) and downstream clients and companies from the natural gas segment, as well as banks and private equity firms. The highly regarded Giovani Loss, a treble-qualified partner (in Brazil, England and Wales, and New York), has a wealth of experience in M&A, financing deals and regulatory issues in the hydrocarbons sector. Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres regularly works in M&A transactions and projects in the natural gas, biofuels and petroleum industries, and is also sought out for his contractual and regulatory expertise; these are also areas of activity for Bruno Chedid. Key practitioners also include senior associate Danielle Ludwig, whose international background is noteworthy, and Nilton Mattos.


‘It is a full service firm in which most areas have partners and associates who stand out for their technical knowledge and client service. In addition, they deliver excellent quality work, even if deadlines are short, are innovative and always thinking “outside the box” to better serve clients, especially in more complex cases.’

‘All partners and associates listed below are distinguished by their high technical knowledge, in addition to outstanding client service: Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres; Nilton Mattos; Bruno Chedid; Danielle Ludwig.’

‘Full-service firm that works on the most complex issues, leading cases, and has great relationships with regulatory agencies.’

‘Nilton Mattos is a problem solver; he is very hands-on, and has an outstanding knowledge of the O&G and shipping sectors; he is a step ahead in predicting and mitigating problems.’

‘The team is the best prepared in the country. No one dominates the subject better. Giovani Loss stands out.’

Key clients







Trident Energy

BW Energy


BTG Pactual


New Fortress Energy

Origem Energia

3R Petroleum



Norsk Hydro


Aguila Capital


Work highlights

  • Advised Seacrest Capital on the acquisition of Norte Capixaba Cluster for $544m from Petrobras.
  • Advised Commit Gás on the sale of its minority shares in three gas companies to local state governments for R$723m.
  • Assisted Ream Participações in the acquisition of the Refinaria Isaac Sabbá (Reman) from Petrobras for $257m.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 1

The ‘exceptional‘ labour and employment team at Mattos Filho is seen with great regularity handling high-profile contentious work, including public civil actions filed by the Labour Prosecution Office, collective actions brought by unions, and proceedings before the Superior Labour Court. On the consultancy front, it boasts particular expertise in collective negotiations and dismissals, and specialist knowledge of investigations and compensation matters. The ‘excellentCleber Venditti da Silva is noted for his ‘great negotiation skills‘ in executive-level mandates. Domingos Antonio Fortunato Netto showcases particular strength in individual and collective lawsuits, while Sólon Cunha specialises in non-contentious and preventative matters. Rafael de Filippis handles both advisory and litigation issues and Rafael Caetano stands out for his track record before the superior courts. Vilma Kutomi retired in May 2023.


‘Mattos Filho’s labour team is exceptional. They go beyond what is asked, they have a strategic and commercially oriented vision.’

‘Cleber Venditti is an exceptional partner, he is always available, his language is accessible to the business and he has a deep knowledge of the topics.’

‘I understand that the characteristics that distinguish the team from peers in the market are: above average experience and expertise, availability of both the partner and lawyers, theoretical depth combined with practicality in the language of the work they deliver, innovative ideas and a present concern to deliver extremely feasible solution.’

‘The entire team that assists us deserves special mention. Cleber Venditti stands out for his involvement, responsibility and dedication, whether in advisory matters or litigation.’

‘I highlight the performance of Cleber Venditti da Silva as an excellent lawyer in the labour area and, specifically, in the area of negotiating contracts/arrangements with executives. He has great negotiation skills and a lot of knowledge of market practices.’

‘The service provided by Rafael de Filippis is in fact very good; he has a very solid knowledge of labour law trends.’

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Representing IDV, which is acting as an amicus curiae in the constitutional appeal filed with the Federal Supreme Court.
  • Represented XP Investimentos in a dispute filed by a former employee who became a top-mind digital influencer in Brazil and was bound to a non-competition agreement.
  • Representing Uber in cases at the Superior Labour Court involving employment classification and related matters, such as protection of intellectual property and data privacy.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Rated for its ‘technical excellence and unique ability to build creative structures to resolve deadlocks in negotiations‘, Mattos Filho houses one of the largest teams in the market focused on projects and infrastructure. Standing out for its strong track record in M&A involving regulated industries and capital markets transactions in the infrastructure space, the team is also well versed in project finance and development, construction, regulatory and PPP matters, covering sectors as diverse as telecoms, logistics, oil and gas, mining and power. On the financing front, the team is often sought out by Brazilian development banks, but it is also adept in acting for owners and contractors in construction, supply and operational contracts. Policy-making matters in the road, port, railway, urban mobility and public sanitation segments also feature in the team’s impressive workload. Devoted to project development, finance and transactions involving the infrastructure sector, Rio de Janeiro-based partner Pablo Sorj has led on the most innovative energy, port, road and mining deals. Thiago Fernandes Moreira is a key contact in the same office for development and construction matters. In São Paulo, Marina Anselmo Schneider often acts in domestic and cross-border capital markets and project finance transactions on behalf of financial institutions, sponsors and development agencies. Alexandre Arlota, whose wide-ranging experience covers infrastructure matters in emerging markets, including Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, and Bernardo Môcho, who concentrates his practice on project finance and development, are also part of the São Paulo-based team.


‘Mattos Filho is involved in all high-profile deals in the infrastructure segment in Brazil. Their partners are hands-on and have a great response time. Their experience and coverage is impressive.’

‘Impeccable client service, technical excellence and the unique ability to build creative structures to resolve deadlocks in negotiations.’

‘Bernardo Môcho: technically excellent, a monster at the negotiating table, articulate, and straightforward. He manages to dominate discussions and has creative solutions to any impasse that arises.’

‘Alexandre Arlota’s work is outstanding. He can deal with the most complex commercial and technical issues and is always available. He is our go-to lawyer for everything related with project development.’

Key clients

IDB Invest

Prumo Logística



BTG Pactual

Norte Energia


Brookfield Energia

Total EREN Group

Acciona Construccion

Statkraft Energias Renováveis

Pátria Investimentos

CELSE – Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe

Enel Green Power

GNA – Gás Natural Açu

Argo Transmissão de Energia

Atlas Energia Renovável do Brasil

Echoenergia Participações

Contour Global


Rio Energy


Morgan Stanley

BNP Paribas



Scatec Solar


Atlantic Energia


Marlim Azul

Essentia Energia


BRK Ambiental






Macquire Capital

Elera Renováveis






Porto do Açu


Açu Petróleo

Vinci Infraestrutura Gestora de Recursos



Hydro Rein

Eixo SP


Norsk Hydro

New Fortress Energy

Vinci Airports


Victory Hill


Casa Forte

Pan American







Omega Energia

Origem Energia

Trident Energy

NTS – Nova Transportadora do Sudeste

Work highlights

  • Assisted BNDES in the setting up and structuring of Brazil’s first nuclear power plant to be built in the last 40 years.
  • Advised Concessionária Linha Universidade and its sponsors on the financing of the construction, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of Line 6 of the City of São Paulo subway.
  • Assisted New Fortress Energy in a gas-to-power project, including a regasification terminal and the construction of a power plant which will feed energy into the grid and provide the north of Brazil most of the energy consumed in that region.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 1

Mattos Filho fields a ‘multidisciplinary and integrated team’ of lawyers with ‘enormous experience‘ in the real estate sector. Praised for its ‘pro-business attitude’, the firm is regularly involved in some of the most novel transactions and development projects to hit the country’s commercial real estate market. This includes providing support to major investment funds, corporate investors, sovereign funds and developers in high-end urban and rural real estate deals. Portfolio transactions with a heavy corporate element also feature prominently on the workload. Standing out for her in-depth knowledge of real estate financing transactions, Rossana Fernandes Duarte is well versed in the gamut of real estate matters, including leasing agreements, land use, real estate investment funds and build-to-suit transactions. In addition to being a key adviser to investment funds, developers and institutional investors, Janaína Vargas is also the name to note for the forestry and agribusiness segments. M&A involving real estate assets is a core area of activity for Fernando Amendola, while Mariana Spoto Cobra has recently advised on data centre projects, construction agreements, financings, and acquisitions.


‘Multidisciplinary and integrated team. Lawyers with enormous experience in the real estate area. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity (gender, race, sexual, education) which adds to the work as a whole.’

‘Rossana Duarte and Janaina Vargas are two big names in real estate law in Brazil. Their analytical skills, broad knowledge of real estate, and ability to understand the business as a whole is quite unique. Both have a sense of priority and attention to detail that is astonishing.’

‘Mattos Filho’s team advised us on the evaluation and elaboration of rural partnership contracts that made our investment in Brazil viable. The pro-business attitude with legal security endorsed our decision.’

‘Janaina Vargas has a high knowledge of the forestry business and, working with her team, she is able to act precisely and quickly. The result is always positive and the guidelines seek clarity and simplicity.’

Key clients





Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo

CAOA (Real Estate)



Autonomy Investimentos

BR Properties




Capital Brasileiro (CB)



Fram Capital



Advent International

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Muffato on the acquisition of 16 stores, 11 gas stations and other assets from Makro Atacadista.
  • Advised Brookfield Properties Brazil Group on three distinct deals that resulted in the acquisition of 12 assets located in high standard corporate towers in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
  • Assisted Advent International in the sale of Grupo BIG (formerly Walmart Brazil) to Carrefour Brasil.

Tax > Customs Tier 1

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 1

Mattos Filho fields an ‘exceptional’ tax team that is praised for being ‘technically prepared' to advise on complex contentious and non-contentious matters involving local and cross-border tax issues. Drawing on its strong ‘tax, financial and, to some extent, accounting knowledge', the team provides critical support to the firm’s market-leading corporate and transactional departments. Andrea Bazzo Lauletta regularly handles the tax aspects of capital markets transactions, M&A, debt deals, project finance and investment funds structures. Focused on direct taxes, Gil F. Mendes is especially active in corporate reorganisations and inbound and outbound investments. Also noted for his transactional capabilities, Flavio Mifano often assists financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds and Brazilian corporations with the tax implications of their deals. The firm possesses several strong customs experts, including Renata Correia Cubas and Gabriela Silva de Lemos. On the litigation front, Glaucia Lauletta Frascino has a strong track record of representing clients before the superior courts in Brazil, while Ana Paula Schincariol Lui Barreto is the key contact for Federal Administrative Court (CARF) proceedings. Other noteworthy practitioners include managing partner Roberto Quiroga Mosquera and Alessandra Gomensoro, who heads up the tax litigation group in Rio de Janeiro. Isabel Bueno is singled out for her expertise in pensions and executive compensation matters.


‘The firm has a high quality teams, which serves several areas with expertise. They are segregated by knowledge and this makes them specialists.’

‘Mattos Filho’s tax team is exceptional. Completely technically prepared and with deep knowledge of the market in which its clients operate, which is a very big differentiator. They are very important strategic partners.’

‘The team’s differentiator is the fact that it has tax, financial and, to some extent, accounting knowledge, which makes all the difference for the in-depth discussion of some topics.’

‘Qualified professionals and high quality team.’

‘The firm is skilled in highly complex demands, and sought after due to its technical level of good performance.’

‘The team is very attentive to the details of the process, providing us with security and always indicating the best strategy.’

Key clients


Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (CBD)

Atento Brasil

Santher Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha


Louis Dreyfus Company Sucos

Notre Dame Intermédica Saúde

B3 – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

Raízen Energia

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Distribuidoras de Combustíveis e de Lubrificantes – SINDICOM

LPS Brasil – Consultoria de Imóveis

Grupo BIG

White Martins Gases Industriais

Total E&P do Brasil

AK Operações do Brasil

Companhia Energética de Pernambuco – CELPE

Rumo Malha Paulista, current corporate name of ALL – América Latina Logística Malha Paulista

Ericsson Telecomunicações

CAOA Montadora de Veículos

Banco BTG Pactual

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banco Múltiplo

O Boticário Franchising

Google Brasil Internet

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Grupo Pão de Açúcar

Península Participações

Gol Airlines

Intercement Participações

Johnson & Johnson



Pátria Investimentos

Advent International

Work highlights

  • Assisted Embraer in the business combination, through its subsidiaries Eve UAM, LLC, and Embraer Aircraft Holding, with Zanite Acquisition Corp.  for the development of eVTOL.
  • Advised the sellers and current shareholders of Grupo Big Brasil (formerly Walmart Brasil) on the company’s takeover by Atacadão (Carrefour Group).
  • Acted for Actis in the sale of its entire stake in Atlas Renewable Energy to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 1

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 1

Regarded by clients as ‘one of the best firms nationally‘ for data protection matters, Mattos Filho advises on the entire spectrum of privacy and cybersecurity issues. The firm has established itself as an authority in this field through its work in the development and implementation of sophisticated data compliance programmes and extensive experience in data incidents. A go-to choice for clients from the IT sector, the practice also acts for companies from the worlds of healthcare, insurance, financial services, retail and telecoms (among others) in negotiations with public authorities, risk assessments and litigation. The ‘highly technical and qualifiedFabio Ferreira Kujawski focuses on transactional, regulatory and contractual matters in the tech space, while Paulo Brancherstands out for his extensive experience in IP‘, tech and telecoms. Thiago Luís Sombra is particularly skilled in anti-corruption, data protection and digital platform investigations, and often represents clients in contentious matters before the courts. Luiz Felipe Di Sessa, who joined in March 2022 from Cescon Barrieu, brought a wealth of experience in personal data protection and data processing compliance. Isabela Fernandes stands out at the associate level.


‘Mattos Filho is one of the best firms nationally which gives us a lot of security. The fact that they are a full service firm also helps a lot as we were able to be advised on all necessary fronts.’

‘Paulo Brancher stands out for his extensive experience in IP. He offers us a service with great agility and high quality.’

‘Great team of professionals. Always handy and knowledgeable.’

‘Paulo Brancher is a rockstar. He is the go-to person in the team.’

‘The firm provides excellent service and has extremely qualified and helpful lawyers.’

‘Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is a highly technical and qualified professional who is capable of presenting feasible solutions to complex issues.’

Key clients




















Credit Suisse



Work highlights

  • Assisting Allianz in the analysis of its data processing activities and in the development of a data retention and deletion framework.
  • Assisting Bayer in the negotiation of agreements related to a partnership and reviewing contractual clauses to regulate the sharing of personal data with business partners.
  • Advising Google on the feasibility of launching new products that involve the sharing of data in light of the LGPD.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 1

Full-service powerhouse Mattos Filho is home to a market-leading technology, innovation and digital business team, which provides ‘assertive and efficient solutions‘ across the full spectrum of sector-related matters, notably cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), digital platforms, and online marketplaces. Singled out for its regulatory expertise, the group attracts instructions from an impressive client roster, featuring tech giants, emerging growth companies, banks, and streaming platforms. Drawing on the firm’s multidisciplinary capabilities, the practice is well placed to handle tax and corporate-related matters, including M&A, financings and IT public procurement. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski and Paulo Brancher have a well-established reputation in this space, and are key points of contact for technology companies. Brasília-based Thiago Luís Sombra is singled out for his experience in litigation, technology, public law and compliance mandates, while Luiz Felipe Di Sessa works with start-ups and corporations on a range of IP, technology and privacy matters. Tax specialist Lisa Worcman oversees Attix, an innovation programme launched by the firm at the end of 2022 aiming to connect start-ups to established companies, and generate business opportunities and innovative partnerships.


‘Mattos Filho is a full-service law firm with lawyers of the highest calibre. The difference maker is its speed of service and its partners’ availability for any and all projects, which gives the client a sense of security. A major innovation by the firm is Attix which connects start-ups advised by the firm to other clients who may be interested in hiring them.’

‘Everyone is extremely well prepared to quickly answer any question, providing assertive and efficient solutions.’

‘Mattos Filho’s team makes an effort to understand the products and is great at working in collaboration with in-house legal teams to find the best structures and strategies for the issues we ask them to weigh in on.’

‘Thiago Sombra is very knowledgeable and familiar with the technology industry.’

‘We have contact with many lawyers, such as Fabio Ferreira Kujawski, Paulo Brancher, who strongly supports us with Brazilian regulations, and Luiz Felipe Di Sessa, who promotes negotiations with our stakeholders.’

Key clients




Banco Safra



Boa Vista


China Telecom

Empresa Latino





Mercado Pago





Quero-Quero VerdeCard

Work highlights

  • Advising Amazon on several technology matters.
  • Advising ByteDance on several technology matters.
  • Assisting Bayer in the setting up of an online environment platform.

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 1

Mattos Filho houses a 'top-notch' multidisciplinary team of private client lawyers that leverage the firm’s full-service offering and expertise in tax, corporate and family law. Ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families turn to the group for advice on a wide range of matters, most notably succession and tax planning, family governance, wealth protection, probate and inheritance disputes. The group seamlessly collaborates with international partner firms to assist clients with cross-border asset reorganisations and estate planning. Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca is a key contact for family disputes and offshore asset structuring, while Nicole Najjar covers corporate governance and succession planning, and demonstrates 'a deep knowledge of Brazilian and international inheritance law'. At the associate level, Pedro Falcone is well versed in domestic and international asset reorganisations and Beatriz Borges e Silva focuses on complex family litigation.


‘The team at Mattos Filho Advogados impresses us with its technical expertise and availability. I highlight Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca.’

‘Excellent technical capacity and high client adaptability.’

‘Very large team; great international expertise; excellent full-service law firm.’

‘Alessandro Fonseca is globally known in the field. Very skilled in tax structuring and estate planning. He is always available and provides great commercial and user-friendly advice.’

‘Alessandro Fonseca is super responsive and very nice to work with. Team is very well-prepared and top-notch.’

‘Alessandro Fonseca and Pedro Falcone are both excellent. They are excellent at looking at both the technical detail and the bigger picture.’

‘The team is very active and cohesive. They are ultra competent and responsive, in addition to being at the forefront of technology.’

‘Mattos Filho is currently the most respected and awarded law firm in Brazil, operating in all areas of law and with a wide international reach. Highlight for its asset management and succession area, which has become a reference for wealthy Brazilians. Nicole Najjar is the most prominent Brazilian lawyer focused on succession processes.’

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 1

Bringing together strong litigation capabilities, international experience and a multidisciplinary approach, Mattos Filho provides legal support to major companies and high-profile individuals in the full array of white-collar crime and investigations matters. Besides its strength in federal investigations, the ‘extremely competent, dedicated and available‘ group is also skilled in cases involving environmental crimes, tax evasion, bankruptcy and securities fraud, including appeals and proceedings before the higher courts. Flávia Leardini, a ‘go-to‘ for corporate and economic crime, is proficient in non-contentious issues and litigation involving tax evasion, corruption and money laundering. The highly regarded Paula Moreira Indalecio has over 20 years’ experience in criminal law, with a special emphasis on the technology and security spaces. Rogério Taffarello is often engaged by individuals and corporations in criminal investigations and litigation involving corporate crimes. Senior associate Philippe Nascimento joined from Dias Carvalho Filho E Furrier Advogados in May 2022.


‘Outstanding capability of professionals allows a 360 strategic analysis of complex issues.’

‘Mattos Filho’s team was able to think strategically and provide valuable advice.’

‘Flávia Guimarães Leardini is a technical, accessible and calm lawyer, our go-to lawyer to deal with criminal practice situations.’

‘The team is extremely competent, dedicated and available. Moreover, an extremely positive point is the creativity to create theses that, although daring, do not present excessive risks and bring positive results.’

‘Paula Moreira Indalecio is recommended.’

City focus - Brasilia > Government relations Tier 2

Benefitting from the firm's full-service structure, Mattos Filho is equipped to act for a diverse client base, including non-profit organisations and major corporations, in a variety of legislative processes and negotiations with public bodies. In addition to its recent engagement in discussions involving the tax reforms under debate in the National Congress, the team is also frequently instructed in matters concerning tax benefits for charities, income and consumption taxation, and telemedicine regulations. The group is led by Flavio Pereira Lima in São Paulo, who focuses on civil litigation and commercial arbitration, and Ariane Guimarães in Brasília, a tax litigation expert. Associate Alberto Frederico Teixeira Soares Carbonar assists with institutional and government affairs matters.

Practice head(s):

Flavio Pereira Lima; Ariane Gosta Guimarães


‘The team acts with technical knowledge and focus in higher courts. Ariane Costa Guimarães is recommended.’

Key clients

Ternium Brasil

IDV – Instituto para Desenvolvimento do Varejo

Panvel Farmácias – DIMED

Instituto GEOC

Positivo Tecnologia

Grupo Ultra

ABRADEE – Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

ANBIMA – Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados Financeiro e de Capitais

Prosegur Transporte de Valores

Work highlights

  • Advised IDV on technical improvements in the tax reform proposals discussed by the National Congress.
  • Assisted DIMED with an advocacy plan, shareholder mapping, and preparing amendments to bills concerning telemedicine and the possibilities of medical consultations in pharmacies.
  • Assisted ANBIMA in the preparation of amendments to a bill establishing the legal framework for loan guarantees and addressing new investment solutions for relevant and emerging sectors in Brazil.

City focus - Brasilia > Public law and regulation Tier 2

Mattos Filho fields a specialised public law team in Brasília which is retained by household names in a range of matters, ranging from public procurement to proceedings before the TCU. A popular choice for technology clients seeking assistance with PPPs, public tenders and administrative law issues, the team is also instructed by state-owned companies engaged in divestment processes and contractual matters. Thiago Luís Sombra is highly regarded for his practice focused on public law, anti-corruption and technology, and extensive experience before the superior courts.


‘The team is well recognised in several areas of law. In addition to bringing together extremely qualified professionals, the firm is at the forefront of several legal theses, keeping its clients always up-to-date with events in each sector of interest. Thiago Luís Sombra is excellent.’

Key clients

Google Brasil Internet

Unipar Carbocloro

Vopak Brasil

Banco BTG Pactual

VTCLOG Operadora Logística

IBM Indústria de Máquinas e Serviços

Kyocera Solar do Brasil

Kinetic Pressure Control


Pearson Education do Brasil

Tok&Stok – Estok Comércio e Representações

Inpasa Agroindustrial

CNP Assurances

Work highlights

  • Advised Google Brasil Internet on an illegal regulatory rule regarding IT public procurements, and the regulatory framework applicable to public-private communications that take place in public bidding procedures.
  • Represented VTCLOG Operadora Logística before the TCU in sanctioning and inspection processes regarding a public procurement contract signed in 2018 with the Ministry of Health relating to the storage and distribution of health supplies.
  • Assisted Banco BTG Pactual in a possible acquisition of approximately R$8bn in special judicial orders of government debt via credit assignment.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

At Mattos Filho, the mining practice provides comprehensive advice to its corporate client roster, but is perhaps best known for its transactional capabilities, which see it act for major mining companies in M&A, corporate restructurings, project finance, capital markets deals as well as royalty and streaming deals. Regulatory and ESG-related mandates also feature in the team’s workload, which is further populated by policy-making and legislative matters. The highly recommended Adriano Drummond Cançado Trindade has a wealth of experience in the mining industry, advising on regulatory issues, contracts, projects and transactions. He is based in the Brasília office, and receives key support from São Paulo-based associate Eugênia Pedroso, who focuses on mining and energy transactional matters, including cross-border deals.


‘Proximity to the client (and to the business) and technical quality of all professionals.’

‘Traditional firm with an avant-garde vision of the legal market. Technical qualification, excellence in service. Agility in responses.’

‘Adriano Trindade stands out.’

Key clients

Ero Copper

EuroChem Group

G Mining Ventures

Horizonte Minerals

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio – CBA

Norsk Hydro ASA

Pan American Silver

New Wave Tech (Lorinvest)

Osisko Gold Royalties

Work highlights

  • Advised Ero Copper on the Brazilian law aspects of the $400m offer of Senior Notes due 2030, as well as on the review of the key assets of Mineração Caraíba– MCSA (guarantor of the offer) and NX Gold.
  • Assisted Horizonte Minerals in the review of documents governed by Brazilian law related to a funding package of $633m that would complete the funding required for the development of the Araguaia nickel project in Pará.
  • Assisted Pan American Silver in the potential acquisition of Yamana Gold.

Brazil > Environment Tier 2

Bringing together strong capabilities in administrative and judicial litigation with in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations, Mattos Filho is well positioned to provide the full range of environmental advice to clients across the country. Showcasing extensive experience in issues ranging from climate change and solid waste to green bonds, brownfields and contaminated sites, the department is regularly seen acting for clients in M&A transactions with sensitive environmental implications. Typical instructions also include environmental permitting, agribusiness and forestry matters, and crisis management. The practice is jointly led by two partners: Antonio Augusto Reis, who frequently advises on the environmental aspects of projects, business and financing transactions; and Rômulo Sampaio, an ESG specialist who often assists with carbon markets, waste management and water resources-related mandates. At the associate level, Igor Lyra specialises in dispute resolution involving historical heritage and preservation, while Tábata Boccanera Guerra de Oliveira focuses on climate change issues, licensing processes and contaminated sites. Since publication, former practice head Lina Pimentel Garcia  has left the firm, effective as of January 2024.


‘For environmental analyses, the systematisation of information is a differential, and the level of local knowledge of the Amazon region also sets the team apart.’

‘Antonio Augusto is a great professional, with vast knowledge of the area and quick feedback on topics.’

‘Mattos Filho is recognised as a reference in the environmental area in Brazil. Very competent partners.’

Key clients

BRK Ambiental Participações

BHP Billiton

Cosan Lubrificantes e Especialidades (Cosan)

Norsk-Hydro Brasil (Hydro)

Alunorte Alumina do Norte do Brasil

Santo Antônio Energia

Mineração Caraíba

Elera Renovavéis








Work highlights

  • Engaged to represent BHP in multiple environmental lawsuits involving the 2015 Fundão tailings dam burst.
  • Assisting Norsk Hydro Brasil in a lawsuit filed in the Netherlands by Cainquiama concerning an alleged discharge of untreated water into a local river from Barcarena, the city where Alunorte’s factory is located.
  • Assists Suzano in several consultations about climate change and defining its business strategy in relation to this subject.

Brazil > Insurance Tier 2

Mattos Filho has a ‘highly qualified‘ insurance team of ‘top-notch lawyers‘. Practitioners regularly ‘deal with complex issues, and deliver smart and strategic solutions‘, particularly on the non-contentious side, where the team has a good track record on related M&A and strategic partnership agreements. The firm has been particularly active in supporting insurers in setting up digital distribution channels. Key partners include Marcelo Mansur Haddad ‘one of the most respected lawyers in the Brazilian insurance and reinsurance market‘, and Camila Leal Calais, who is active in transactional and regulatory matters, and singled out for her understanding of insurtechs. Following the December 2022 departure of Cassio Gama Amaral and Thomaz Kastrup , Thais Arza Monteiro is now the lead contact for contentious matters.

Key clients

CNP Assurances S.A.

IRB-Brasil Resseguros S.A.

Chubb Seguros Brasil S.A.

Darwin Seguros S.A.

Banco Votorantim S.A.

Fairfax Brasil Seguros Corporativos S.A.

Grupo Prudential Seguros

Johnson & Johnson

Confederação Nacional das Seguradoras – Cnseg

Work highlights

Brazil > Life sciences Tier 2

Noted for its 'prompt service, technical capacity and negotiation skills', Mattos Filho handles regulatory, contractual and litigation matters for a diverse group of life sciences and healthcare players. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthtech, food and beverages, and medical device companies regularly turn to the team for advice on the gamut of industry-related matters, including corporate transactions, clinical trials, product development and pricing. Practice head Ana Cândida Sammarco is singled out for her experience in life sciences regulatory issues; she regularly advises on the structuring of healthcare plan agreements, implementation of new technologies, and drafting and negotiating supply and distribution agreements. Fellow co-leader Gustavo Swenson Caetano utilises his IP and food law expertise to handle contractual, commercial and transactional work in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Ana Cândida Sammarco; Gustavo Swenson Caetano


‘Mattos Filho has a fine and solid life sciences team.’

‘Mattos Filho life sciences’ practice is led by Ana Candida, who stands out in the Brazilian market.’

‘Prompt service, technical capacity and negotiation skills are what makes the firm stand out. The partners always meet the challenging deadlines we give them, with quality and promptness. The trust created is the strongest element in the their relationship with the client.’

‘Gustavo Swenson Caetano and Ana Cândida Sammarco are recommended.’

‘The life sciences practice at Mattos Filho serves clients excellently and without leaving anything to be desired in any aspect whatsoever. In several opportunities to discuss contracts or in negotiations, it brings innovative and differentiated alternatives, which leads the negotiation to a satisfactory path not only for the client, but also for the counterparty. The service is always above expectations.’

‘The life sciences team is extremely competent and committed, with partner Gustavo Swenson Caetano leading the main negotiations. Ana Cândida excels in strategic situations.’

‘The life sciences team, led by partner Gustavo Caetano, has a lot of knowledge in the regulatory area and navigates the companies’ businesses well. It is also knowledgeable of regulatory matters in other reference countries, and able to present a more comprehensive assessment of the topic in connection with other jurisdictions.’

Key clients

Fresenius-Kabi Brazil, Fresenius-Kabi Swissbiossimilar and Fresenius-Kabi


Laboratórios Pfizer

Sanofi Farmacêutica

Hypera Pharma


DASA Diagnósticos da América


Establishment Labs

Grupo DPSP – Drogaria São Paulo

DIMED – Drogaria Panvel


Daiichi Sankyo

Terumo Medical



Akzo Nobel

Meta Platforms

Associação Educadora São Carlos – Mãe de Deus Hospital

Work highlights

  • Advising Fresenius and its Brazilian subsidiary on the negotiation of a productive development partnership.
  • Advises Farmax on a wide range of regulatory matters, including interactions with ANVISA and local sanitary authorities due to a previous sanitary inspection and existing recall administrative proceeding.
  • Assisting Hypera with regulatory and contractual-related matters.

Brazil > Public law Tier 2

Praised for its ‘outstanding legal capacity‘, Mattos Filho‘s public law department is best known for its strong regulatory and transactional expertise. The team acts for a wide range of foreign and domestic clients, including contractors, construction companies, insurance firms, private equity funds and financial institutions in the full array of public law matters. Typical mandates include public tenders, PPPs, administrative and punitive proceedings, concessions, and M&A involving companies subject to government regulations. Administrative law expert André Luiz Freire is a key contact for public auctions and proceedings before regulatory agencies. Thiago Luís Sombra handles matters related to public law, anticorruption and technology, including investigations and government contracts. Recently promoted partner Henrique Lago da Silveira is building a strong practice in matters related to state-owned companies and concessions for transport and sanitation projects. In March 2023, associate Victor Jacuru left the firm.


‘What sets Mattos Filho apart from the others is the diversity and quality of its team. Clients can expect to be assisted by good professionals in all areas.’

‘The support received by André Luiz Freire’s team is sensational.’

‘We have been very close over the last few months with our most important issue and they have been spectacular. We could not be better assisted.’

‘Mattos Filho has an outstanding legal capacity and expertise. Fast service and always very close to clients. Henrique Silveira Lago is recommended.’

Key clients


Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística

Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro

Google Brasil Internet

Unipar Carbocloro

Vopak Brasil

Banco BTG Pactual

Vinci Infraestrutura Gestora de Recursos

Concessionária do Monotrilho da Linha 18 – Bronze

Iguá Saneamento

VTCLOG Operadora Logística

IBM Brasil – Industria, Máquinas e Serviços

Kyocera Solar do Brasil

KINETIC Pressure Control

Telefônica Brasil



International Finance Corporation – IFC

Acciona do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisted Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro in the re-auction of the Galeão International Airport.
  • Advised IFC on the concession matters related to the sanitation services of 96 municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais.
  • Represented IBM in a preparatory proceeding carried out by the Public Prosecution Office within the Minas Gerais Court of Audits.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Mattos Filho has a ‘very proactive’ and ‘strong multidisciplinary team’ that is praised for its ‘excellent technical quality and work capacity’. Clients, including major creditors and investors, acknowledge the team’s ‘knowledge and experience in multijurisdictional and complex transactions‘. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s finance, capital markets, corporate, disputes, tax and white-collar crime specialists, the group offers a multifaceted service in the restructuring and insolvency field, which covers both litigation and non-contentious mandates. Banking partner Frederico Kerr Bullamah has significant experience in debt restructurings, while corporate law expert Marcelo Ricupero is skilled in deals involving distressed assets. Disputes partners André Chateaubriand and Alex Hatanaka are also very active in this space. Stefano Motta is another name to note for bankruptcy matters, in and out-of-court reorganisations, and credit recovery. Associate Giovanna Campedelli Macedo is entirely dedicated to restructuring and insolvency matters.


‘Service quality, availability, results and expertise.’

‘I have worked with Mattos Filho in recovery and insolvency proceedings. They have excellent technical quality and work capacity. They are very proactive and have a very strong multidisciplinary team.’

‘André Chateaubriand Martins – very quick and efficient response to the questions that have arisen.’

‘Mattos Filho, through his partner Frederico Bullamah, has advised us several times in very complex transactions. The team’s knowledge and experience in multijurisdictional and complex transactions has always been a determining factor in our decision-making process regarding our legal adviser.’

Key clients

CAOA Group

Starboard Partners


Clealco Açúcar e Álcool

Planner Corretora de Valores


Angra Partners


Constellation Group




Fiat / Stellantis

Quadra Capital

Safra Special Situations

Banco Bradesco

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

São Martinho

Novo Banco

Banco BMG

Qatar Airways

Austral Seguradora

Oi Móvel

Empyrean Capital Partners

I Squared

Banco Santander


IG4 Capital Investimentos

Farallon Latin America Investimentos

Banco Itaú

GOL Linhas Aéreas

BTG Pactual


Carlyle Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Constellation Group on its debt restructuring, in a cross-border deal involving Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Counsel to the estate of Mr. Carlos Andrade and the CAOA Group in several lawsuits against the bankrupt estate of Banco Santos S and the bankrupt estate of Investsantos Negócios Administração e Participação concerning several loan agreements Mr. Carlos Andrade and Banco Santos entered into in 2003 and 2004.
  • Assisting GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, formerly known as VRG Linhas Aéreas, in matters related to the Chapter 11 filed by MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II L.P. before the Southern District of New York.

Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 2

Drawing on its full-service structure and multidisciplinary expertise, Mattos Filho is well equipped to assist in all manner of media and entertainment matters, including tax, contracts, regulatory issues and litigation. With strong credentials in sports-related mandates, the team demonstrates proficiency in negotiating, drafting, and finalising sponsorship, trade mark, and licensing agreements for sporting events. An array of notable Brazilian and international media players - including TV broadcasters - also turn to the group for advice on advertising, copyrights and sponsorships. Lisa Worcman handles regulatory and tax-related issues pertaining to the media and entertainment sectors. Luiz Felipe Di Sessa, who joined from Cescon Barrieu in March 2022, specialises in non-contentious technology and IP mandates, regularly assisting clients in the drafting of IP agreements. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski, who brings over two decades' experience in technology, IP, media and entertainment matters, focuses on transactions, regulatory compliance, and contractual issues.

Key clients






Flutter Entertainment


Electronic Arts



Porta Dos Fundos Produtora E Distribuidora



NBC Universal



Square Enix

Naspers | Playkids

GungHo Online Entertainment

Oktagon Desenvolvimento de Jogos Eletrônicos

Hurst Capital

Riza Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Assisting Flutter Entertainment Group in the review of sponsorship agreements and terms and conditions.
  • Assisting Netflix in several legal matters involving Brazilian laws and regulations.
  • Advising Samsung on the launch of “Real Money Games” in Samsung’s Galaxy Store to Brazilian users.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 2

Mattos Filho continues to be a strong player in the telecoms field, regularly assisting domestic and foreign clients in high-profile transactional and regulatory matters. With extensive experience in the mobile, satellite and submarine cable segments, the firm is typically engaged in commercial agreements, concessions, public bids and contractual issues, and is also skilled at assisting international companies looking to establish a presence in the country. These are all core areas of activity for Fabio Ferreira Kujawski, who possesses a strong profile in the telecoms and technology sectors. Thays Castaldi Gentil left the firm in April 2023.

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Alloha Fibra

TriplePlay Participações

Algar Telecom

Ufinet Brasil Telecomunicações


CPP Investment Board

China Telecom and China Telecom do Brasil

Tata Communications


Amazon Web Services

Banco Cooperativo Sicredi


Radio Eldorado


Work highlights

  • Advising Microsoft on regulations and reporting obligations related to ‘Teams‘.
  • Assisting CPP Investment Board with matters related to a transaction involving VTal.
  • Advises Telefonia Brasil on regulatory matters.  

Brazil > Transport: Shipping Tier 2

Covering both dry and wet shipping matters, Mattos Filho fields a ‘team specialised in maritime law‘ which is particularly noted for its strength in non-contentious work. The group attracts instructions from a variety of international shipping clients in relation to complex contractual arrangements for the construction, financing, purchase and sale of vessels, and is also adept in regulatory issues involving charterparty, services, crew management and operational agreements. Singled out for his commercial skills and ‘deep knowledge of the shipping industry‘, Nilton Mattos acts for shipowners, energy companies, port operators and offshore drillers in an array of shipping matters. He receives support from a strong team of associates: Gabriel Acciarito, who focuses on dry shipping; Ana Clara Nascimento, a name to note for wet mandates, most notably marine casualties, cargo claims and charter party disputes; and Duane Sarlo, who brings together expertise in maritime incidents, contracts and transactional matters.


‘The firm has a team specialised in maritime law and is able to assist us in day-to-day matters, from simple doubts to more complex transactions.’

‘Nilton Mattos is a partner who is always available to help us in various matters; his greatest differentiator is his availability, good relationship and technical quality.’

‘Mattos Filho has a unique and highly qualified team in maritime law, under the leadership of Nilton Mattos, a maritime expert renowned in Brazil and abroad.’

‘I would recommend Nilton Mattos for his high legal knowledge and commercial skills that make him perfectly understand the best way to serve his clients.’

‘A strong team, excellent in complex negotiations.’

‘Nilton Mattos has a deep knowledge of the shipping industry. He is always fully aware of the needs of the clients, and can react appropriately in any situation.’

Key clients

ATEM Group

BW Energy Maromba do Brasil

CBO – Companhia Barsileira Offshore


COFCO Innternacional Freight

Cosco Shipping

Dislub Equador Group

Ecopetrol Óleo e Gás do Brasil

Norsk Hydro

Log-In – Logística Intermodal

Maersk Supply

Mercosul Line Navegação e Logística

New Fortress Energy

Ryia Shipping Corporation

Seacrest Group (Karavan Seacrest)


Work highlights

  • Advised BWE on the acquisition of FPSO Cidade de Vitória from Saipem.
  • Assisted SBM Offshore in the emergency response related to marine pollution caused by an oil spill incident.
  • Advised CBO in connection with an accident in Santos involving the vessel AH Valet.

Brazil > Venture capital Tier 2

Rated for its ‘strong knowledge of the venture capital ecosystem‘, Mattos Filho established a standalone practice in May 2022 dedicated to providing assistance to investors, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Benefitting from the firm’s full-service structure and strength in complementary areas, the group is well placed to advise on a litany of matters, ranging from strategic partnerships and joint ventures to investment rounds, exit strategies, fund formation and corporate venture strategies. The highly regarded Tomás Neiva joined from NBFA in cooperation with Garrigues in 2021 to support the firm in the creation and development of the recently launched VC practice, given his solid background in this space and strong transactional capabilities. Marina Procknor has a wealth of experience in assisting asset managers, sovereign funds and institutional investors in the formation and capitalisation of investment funds and related transactions, including venture capital. Camilla Martes, who is praised for her ‘excellent negotiation skills‘, focuses on tech-related M&A, deals involving VC-backed companies and investment rounds.

Practice head(s):

Marina Procknor; Tomás Neiva; Camilla Martes


‘Mattos Filho’s team offers broad legal services. Their strengths are professional communication, negotiation tactics, fast deliveries, excellent availability and wide support in additional matters.’

‘The MF team stands out for its availability, speed and negotiation tactics.’

‘MF has impressed me with their strong knowledge of the venture capital ecosystem. It is much appreciated to work with law firms that know what to do and how to close a transaction in this area of practice.’

‘Tomás Neiva is a young but experienced lawyer with strong and deep legal and transactional expertise in venture capital deals. Tomás and his team did great work in bringing the transaction into a successful closing.’

‘Working with the Mattos Filho team gives a lot of security and peace of mind. The team is always collaborative, seeking practical and efficient alternatives, and providing clear and pragmatic advice.’

‘This new department is made up of partners and lawyers with all the experience and robustness of a traditional firm, but with a dedicated focus on venture capital. This is very valuable, as while dealing with the dynamics of venture capital, we feel secure about having assistance in all areas of the law.’

‘Camila Martes – lawyer with a lot of experience in M&A, excellent negotiation skills and a lot of flexibility.’

Key clients

Headline / XP

Bain Capital

Mubadala Capital

Alpha Capital





Goldman Sachs

Warburg Pincus


Next47 GmbH

Sequoia Capital

Dr. Consulta


Work highlights

  • Advised Headline as lead investor in the R$36m Series A investment round in Smart Break.
  • Assisted Bioelements in the context of a primary investment in the amount of $30m performed by BTG Pactual Investimentos de Impacto Fundo de Investimento em Participações – Multiestratégia.
  • Advised Lightrock Group, a global private equity and venture capital platform, on leading an investment round in Dock Ltd., the Cayman-based holding company of Dock Group.

Brazil > Transport: Aviation Tier 3

Standing out for its strong transactional track record, Mattos Filho assists domestic and international airlines, air taxi companies, manufacturers, airport concessionaires and operators, as well as lessors, and banks in a host of aviation mandates. Deals involving the purchase and sale of aircraft is a key area of strength for the department, which is also engaged in lease and financing agreements, and debt restructuring. Drawing on its active interactions with regulators, including the Brazilian National Aviation Agency, the Department of Airspace Control and the Aeronautics Command, the group is also proficient in regulatory issues, compliance and administrative proceedings. Associates Marcelle Fazzato Lopes and Felipe Kotait handle aircraft finance deals, lease agreements and regulatory matters. Adriana Simões left the firm in June 2023.

Key clients

GOL Linhas Aéreas

Helicidade Heliporto

Air Jet Táxi Aéreo

Work highlights

  • Advised GOL Linhas Aéreas on the negotiation of a service provision agreement for air cargo transport with Mercado Livre.
  • Assisted Air Jet Táxi Aéreo in the sale of a 2002 Bombardier aircraft, model CL-600-2B16.
  • Advised Helicidade Heliporto on the purchase and import of one Airbus H130 T2 helicopter.

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We continue to rethink and challenge our own convictions and beliefs in order to practice law differently. We believe that innovation is vital to our ability to provide ever more assertive and effective legal solutions to Brazilian and foreign clients.

Our high-performance team combines its expertise in offering highly integrated, collaborative legal services that are renowned throughout the market. As the ideal strategic partner for anticipating trends and solving your most complex problems, our full-service model unites the best lawyers across more than 40 areas of the law.

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For us, practicing law is a means, not an end. We stand for democratic access to justice, the defense of fundamental rights and have pioneered pro bono legal practice in Brazil, providing free legal services to civil society organizations with financial constraints and individuals in economically and socially vulnerable situations.

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