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Felsberg Advogados

AV. CIDADE JARDIM, 803, 5¬ļ ANDAR, EDIF√ćCIO CIDADE JARDIM, S√ÉO PAULO, SP 01453-000, BRAZIL
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www.felsberg.com.br

Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados has a strong profile for restructuring and insolvency in Brazil, with a reputation that it has cemented through years of high-profile mandates, particularly on the debtor side. In a long-running dispute, name partner Thomas Benes Felsberg and a team that included Clara Moreira Azzoni, Fabiana Solano and associate Thiago Dias Costa acted for Rede Energia in the restructuring of its R$3.5bn indebtedness. Other stakeholders also frequently seek the team's advice and representation in large restructurings, including creditors, investors and shareholders. Paulo Fernando Campana Filho left for Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados in 2018. Distressed M&A specialist Renato Brandão was promoted to partner in 2019.

Leading individuals

Thomas Benes Felsberg - Felsberg Advogados

Next Generation Partners

Clara Moreira Azzoni - Felsberg Advogados

Rising stars

Thiago Dias Costa - Felsberg Advogados

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados hired antitrust expert Paula Salles from Demarest Advogados in 2019. With over a decade of experience in this field, she is well versed in behavioural matters and mergers. Evy Cynthia Marques is another key contact for merger filings.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Felsberg Advogados

The 'business-oriented' and 'very committed' team at Felsberg Advogados is noted for its 'practical and academic knowledge, creativity and close involvement with the client'. The sizeable and experienced team advises on incorporation, M&A, reorganisations and day-to-day corporate matters. Highlights on the sale side included highly-regarded partner Miriam Machado's advice to Grupo Morada on the sale of L'S Rentals, the controller of Let's Rent a Car (and other companies), to Vix Logística. Also highly recommended is João Carlos Mendonça; in recent work, he and a cross-departmental team advised WiBOO on the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-backed trading platform. Evy Marques heads the innovation, start-ups and venture capital practice, Claudia Maniaci has a varied practice that encompasses corporate, contract and immigration law, and Maria Carolina Guazzelli heads the firm's fashion law practice. Associates making a mark in the team include Mirella Kaufman, Matheus Cestari Mota and Gustavo Abud Navacchia. In an additional boost, the team was strengthened further in August 2019 when former Brazilian ambassador to the United States, Sergio Amaral, rejoined the firm as counsel; it has since further strengthened the team with the hire of data privacy specialist Clarissa Luz (formerly at her own boutique) and commercial and real estate practitioner Tatiana Millar de Castro Guerra (formerly at Trench Rossi Watanabe) in October 2019; the latter hires also give the firm gender-parity at partner level.

Rising stars

Mirella Kaufman - Felsberg Advogados

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Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)
Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) - ranked: tier 6

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados fields a 'highly qualified team', and clients appreciate the firm's 'strong senior partner engagement'. Its dispute resolution practice covers litigation, arbitration and ADR, and the firm also has a white-collar crime and investigations team. In the latter field, the firm hired white-collar crime expert André Fonseca from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados in 2018. 'Superb lawyer' Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes 'demonstrates a remarkable technical expertise, strategic view and professionalism'. Thomas Felsberg, Fernanda Faiad and associate Pedro Butti do Vale are also recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados stands out for its strong solid-waste practice, recently advising industry associations such as ABIHPEC (personal hygiene, perfume and cosmetics), Eletros and Interfarma on waste take-back matters. Another main focus is assisting with new regulations; topics included chemicals in electrical and electronic equipment (on behalf of Dell) and single-use plastic (on behalf of Dart Container). Fabricio Soler also handles packaging, water and sanitation matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Felsberg Advogados

With the addition of Diego Vieira from Guerra IP in January 2019, Felsberg Advogados has invested in its intellectual property practice. He brought clients such as Crocs and Skechers, and has promising patent and trade mark experience.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados 'demonstrates excellent knowledge of Brazilian labour law' and 'the main decisions of the labour court'. Maurício Pepe de Lion is 'very good in court'; the 'extremely capable' Tamara Gustinelli 'thinks outside the box'; and Caio Guimarães 'has a global vision' and 'always observes the details'. In a significant 2018 move, the firm hired Ana Cristina Valentim from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Felsberg Advogados

2018 saw movement in Felsberg Advogados' projects team: Fábio Sertori and Daniel Engel left for Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, while public law expert Marianne Albers joined from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados and Rodrigo Bertoccelli joined from an inhouse position at GS Inima Environment. Bertoccelli provides 'consistent assertiveness and assurance to clients'. Maria da Graça is a recognised project finance expert within a group that is described as 'extremely available and experienced'. It assisted Rio Alto Energia with the construction of a solar power plant.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Felsberg Advogados

The highly regarded Marianne Albers and her team at Felsberg Advogados handle a range of public law and regulatory matters, including public bids and litigation with government authorities. In ongoing work, the team is advising a leading pharmaceuticals company on administrative defences and contracts with the Ministry of Health.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados combines real estate and capital markets expertise and excels in the structuring of real estate investment funds and placement of mortgage-backed securities. 'Committed' partner Fernanda Costa do Amaral is noted for her 'good strategies' and 'quick answers'. Tatiana Altemari Soares is a key contact at the senior associate level. Livia Arbex joined from Certificadora de Créditos imobiliário in 2018.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Felsberg Advogados

The 'business-oriented' tax team at Felsberg Advogados is 'well prepared to deal with all sorts of complex matters'. It also receives plaudits for its 'diversity' and 'efficiency'. Anna Flávia de Azevedo Izelli Greco, Rafael Macedo Malheiro and senior associate Gabriel Paranaguá are highly recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Rodrigo Prado Gonçalves - Felsberg Advogados

Rising stars

Gabriel Paranagu√° - Felsberg Advogados

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Transport and shipping
Transport and shipping: Shipping - ranked: tier 4

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados' shipping practice focuses on contentious matters. A recent case in poit saw 'experienced leader' Marcus Matteucci represent Nordic Trustee in a dispute concerning the enforceability of mortgages on foreign-flag vessels. However, former aviation-team practice head João Paulo Servera and senior associate Marcela Corrêa, left for Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados in August 2018.

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