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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

RUA TEIXEIRA DE FREITAS 31, 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH FLOOR, 20021-350 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, BRAZIL
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Work +55 21 2127 4210
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www.tauilchequer.com.br

Tauil & Chequer Advogados is a full-service law firm, offering clients in-depth local knowledge combined with global reach. The firm has more than 140 lawyers in Brazil, representing local and international businesses in their domestic and cross-border activities. The firm offers clients the full range of legal services and has a particularly strong and long-standing presence in the energy, oil and gas and infrastructure industries.

Areas of practice

Africa: the firm has a strong presence in Africa with a deep understanding of practicing in Angola and Mozambique. A significant part or the firm's African practice involves projects in areas such as infrastructure, construction and engineering, global energy and oil and gas, mining, heavy industries and agribusiness, as well as experience in the development of related and large-scale projects. In addition to industry-focused counseling, the firm also advises on general and diverse legal matters.

Antitrust, competition and global trade: the firm represents clients on mergers, cartel investigations, distribution, IP and antitrust, unfair competition issues, antitrust and regulation in regulated sectors, alleged abusive conduct by dominant firms in Brazil, civil litigation related to antitrust and economic law, as well as antitrust and anti-corruption issues.

Banking and finance: the firm advises banks and other financial institutions, companies and governments on domestic and international bank financing transactions across every industry, commercial, financial and governmental sector. The firm assists clients during all phases of the transaction.

Bankruptcy and restructuring: the firm assists financial institutions, investors and companies with a combination of litigation strategy and transactional solutions, covering bankruptcy proceedings, debt restructuring/workouts and credit recovery.

Capital markets: the firm provides a full range of legal services to publicly held or private companies, investment banks, shareholders, management and other market players, acting on equity and debt offerings, tender offerings, private capital increases, structured offerings, renegotiation of debts, financing, corporate governance, representation in administrative procedures with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), securitisation and the formation of funds in Brazil.

Compliance: the firm assists clients in the implementation and revision of compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, third party and pre-acquisition due diligence, administrative and judicial enforcement actions, interaction with public authorities, negotiation of leniency agreements and plea bargains, as well as addressing general queries about Brazilian and foreign anticorruption legislation.

Corporate, M&A and private equity: the firm works on domestic and cross-border M&As and private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring involving complex structures. In addition, it helps companies and shareholders in corporate issues, including regulatory rules applicable to publicly held companies that are also regulated by CVM and BM&FBOVESPA.

Employment and benefits: the firm assists companies with employment-related litigation and guides them on the correct application of labor and employment legislation, as well as on individual and collective labor rights in negotiations with unions.

Energy - oil and gas: the firm's lawyers have been advising clients in the oil and gas industry for decades and have developed an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by the industry, from upstream to downstream.

Energy - power: for years, the firm has advised major agents in the energy sector across the entire range of their operations in relation to regulatory, contractual, corporate, finance, environment, litigation, arbitration, tax and antitrust matters. It has acted in key power transactions, including the development of renewable (hydro, wind and biomass) and non-renewable (oil and gas and thermo) power generation and transmission projects.

Environment: the firm provides a wide range of services to domestic and international companies, such as dispute resolution (including judicial and administrative litigation), compliance, consulting on environmental issues, negotiation with public entities and stakeholders, environmental permitting, analysis of environmental studies and environmental audits.

Infrastructure and projects: the firm represents developers, sponsors, investors, contractors, operators, governments and public agencies, commercial and investment banks, and bilateral and multilateral agencies. the firm's experience includes governmental concession-based projects, private commercial projects and privatisation of operational infrastructure assets through dispositions, financings, and long-term lease and concession arrangements.

Intellectual property: the firm offers clients a full-service IP practice, assisting with licensing and enforcing their IP portfolios in Brazil. The IP group has worked in complex IP transactions concerning national and international transfers of technology and licensing, participation in due diligence procedures and assisting clients with strategic use of their IP assets to advance business objectives.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm has a reputation for success in the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration cases, and is familiar with arbitration in accordance with the rules of all major associations and traditional litigation in court.

Mining: the firm works across the globe on a wide variety of transactions. Lawyers focus on M&A, corporate finance, project finance, environmental, construction, insurance and commodity law. The firm offers a highly skilled and knowledgeable team of lawyers who can use their understanding of the sector to anticipate each aspect of an assignment.

Public law: the firm assists clients in all the phases of their relationship with the public administration. Lawyers facilitate in procedures to structure new projects through concessions and public-private partnerships, represent clients during competitive bids and also provide assistance on public law issues that may arise from the contract implementation.

Real estate: the firm advises some of the largest players in the market in connection with real estate transactions as a whole, from raising funds and structuring direct or indirect investments for real estate purposes, to implementing the envisaged real estate development. It has extensive expertise in real estate finance, M&A in the real estate market, and traditional core real estate transactions.

Tax: the firm's the tax practice has a strong presence in M&A, capital markets and tax litigation, and provides clients with comprehensive tax consulting and tax planning advice, in addition to representation in administrative and legal proceedings. Besides this, the firm is also highly regarded in the oil and gas industry, and has significant expertise in areas such as telecommunications, infrastructure and consumer products.

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