Firm Profile > Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown > São Paulo, Brazil

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown
AV JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK 1455
5TH, 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS
04543-011 SÃO PAULO, SP
Brazil

Hydrocarbons Tier 1

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has a team fully dedicated to oil and gas projects and clients, demonstrating the capacity to handle matters not only in Brazil, but also those involving other countries in Latin America and Africa. The team is active across the full range of matters taking place in the sector, including high-value M&A transactions, project development, litigation, financing and contractual issues. Other areas of expertise include private farm-in/farm-out transactions, oil and gas companies' restructuring and regulatory cases before the National Petroleum Agency (NPA). Practice head Alexandre Chequer offers legal support to upstream, midstream and downstream businesses. Victor Galante, who co-leads the firm's Japan and China Desks, is a name to note for M&A and project development. Alexandre Calmon and Bruno Belchior are also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘Tauil & Chequer Advogados In Association With Mayer Brown has an excellent team not only in the oil and gas sector, but also in other areas of law, such as environmental law. The know-how and quality of the advice/service, in addition to lawyers’ availability, attention and client support are outstanding. ‘

‘Excellent insight and understanding on Brazil oil and gas matters. They are very updated on ongoing events and have experience in dealing with all matters relating to oil and gas.’

‘Bruno Belchior is very knowledgeable, hardworking and practical. His extensive network and understanding of oil and gas matters is outstanding. He is able to deliver even in most complicated cases.’

‘Tauil & Chequer Advogados are the kind of lawyers a company wants while starting a business in a new country. They understand the needs of the client as if they were their own.’

‘Bruno Belchior is an excellent professional. His performance as a lawyer is outstanding. He works as hard as it is needed in order to achieve clients’ goals.’

‘The Hydrocarbons practice is complete in every aspect, they provide services from regulatory aspects to corporate and M&A aspects. In Brazil the most difficult part is to find a firm that has broad experience in regulatory aspects. Apart from its broadly known experience in M&A practice for the O&G industry, Tauil & Chequer has provided assistance in relation to the regulatory aspects from the transfer of licenses, to the day-to-day obligations of an oil company that operates assets in Brazil.’

‘Expert team that leads the market and have excellent knowledge of the laws and regulations, as well as their interpretation by the authorities. Other firms’ experience is focused on M&A aspects, and leaves regulatory learning curve to a case by case basis, what can delay some of the processes.’

‘The best lawyer in O&G in Brazil today is Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon. He is a partner at Tauil & Chequer. His experience and capacity excels due to his sensibility in understanding the client’s needs and anticipating the necessary actions that need to be taken in relation to each circumstance. Because of his solid knowledge in upstream and midstream regulatory provisions, combined with his outstanding understanding of M&A deals, farm-ins/farm-outs, he is the most complete lawyer in O&G law today in Brazil. Another partner in Tauil & Chequer who has outstanding work is Bruno Belchior, due to his tireless work and dedication to his clients.’

Key clients

Chevron

Total

Wintershall

Sonangol

CNOOC

Petronas

Exxon

Ecopetrol

CEPSA

Schlumberger

Le Caisse de Dépôt et Placement de Québec (CDPQ)

Barra Energia

Transocean

Eneva S.A.

Techint

Rowan Companies

McDermott International

BW LNG

CNPC

Geopark

Karoon Energy

Premier

Compliance Tier 2

The compliance department at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is particularly active in internal investigations, and also represents clients in administrative proceedings and supports the corporate practice in due diligence processes. Michel Sancovski in São Paulo is noted for his 'good persuasion and negotiation skills'. Brasília-based Luis Inácio Lucena Adams has strong experience in the field of compliance and draws on previous experience as Attorney General of Brazil. The department also benefits from the input of a number of experienced associates, including Maria Eugenia Kanazawa and Liliana Coutinho.

Testimonials

Tauil & Chequer has been growing a lot in Brazil, through the acquisition of high profile partners from several areas of expertise. Its association with Mayer Brown puts them in a differentiated position in the market, as they can rapidly and seamlessly bring together their skilled professionals from both the US and Brazil.

Michel Sancovski: Very solid professional, good in dealing with clients and good persuasion and negotiation skills.

The partner responsible for the team is highly competent but it was even better to see that competence was also in the team. Everyone was ready to support, responses were fast the different work streams very well integrated.

The firm was able to quickly support on our requests and to overcome concerns during the process. They were also well updated on similar cases in the market in order to provide good understanding of local impacts.

Key clients

Companhia Paranaense De Energia (Copel)

Vantage Drilling International

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ)

Primav Construções e Comércio (EcoRodovias)

Wells Fargo Bank

Environment Tier 2

Prominent in both litigation and transactional matters, the environment practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown assists domestic and international clients with crisis management and negotiations with regulatory agencies and prosecutors. The group is adept at handling the entire range of environmental issues, ranging from environmental audits to transgenic crops, groundwater contamination and environmental licensing. Recently, the team has been active advising on issues surrounding toxic waste and the exploitation of natural resources. Paulo de Bessa Antunes has extensive experience in indigenous community issues, while Vilmar Gonçalves focuses on litigation and crisis management. The team was reinforced with the arrival of Luiz Gustavo Bezerra from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. He handles both consulting and litigation, and is now co-heading the practice alongside Antunes and Gonçalves.

Testimonials

‘The environmental team is very organised and has impressive technical skills. Lawyers are up to date with the latest developments in environmental law and provide assertive advice.’

‘The team stands out for always being aware of the latest hot topics in environmental law in Brazil, paying close attention to legislative changes, as well as courts and agencies’ decisions. Lawyers show a deep understanding of matters and understand client’s business needs. Paulo Bessa, Vilmar Gonçalves, Luiz Gustavo Bezerra  and Gedham Gomes are recommended.’

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown excels in cross-border projects, combining cross-practice expertise to assist clients throughout the entire life-cycle of infrastructure projects, from the initial contract preparation through to financing, construction, operation and dispute resolution. The team has a proven track record in project finance, covering capital markets deals and debt restructuring transactions, as well as in the development of projects through public concessions and PPP models in the fields of infrastructure (road, rail and ports), power plants, renewable energy and oil and gas. Typical mandates also involve regulatory and public law issues. The team is jointly led by Eduardo Lima and Alexandre Chequer. Luis Montes is active in project financing transactions and construction law. The practice was recently strengthened by the arrival of Bruno Werneck and Mario Saadi from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, who both have thorough knowledge of concessions, PPPs and infrastructure projects. Bruno Aurélio departed for Demarest Advogados.

Testimonials

‘Well-known partners and associates, with a robust knowledge of the law and transactions.’

‘One of the few law firms capable of delivering transactions involving NY and Brazilian laws.’

‘Luis Montes is a star and a unique and outstanding attorney, with a solid practical and scholar knowledge of the law.’

‘Eduardo Lima and Luis Montes are recommended.’

‘Individuals are interested and proactive.’

Key clients

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Bank Of China

Banco Bradesco

Banco Btg Pactual

Engie

Banco Credit Agricole

Ing Wholesale Banking

Banco Abc Brasil

Aegea Saneamento E Participações

Empresa Brasileira De Infraestrutura Aeroportuária – Infraero

Banco Btg Pactual

Engie Brasil Energia

Aegea Saneamento E Participações

Empresa Brasileira De Infraestrutura Aeroportuária – Infraero

Real estate Tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown enjoys a good reputation in the real estate market, advising investors, banks, corporates and entrepreneurs. The team's expertise includes high-end financings, corporate joint ventures, sale and leaseback transactions and construction projects. Key partners include practice head José Paulo Marzagão and the highly rated Ludmila Arruda Braga.

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Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is a significant player in Brazil's restructuring and insolvency market. The team has several strings to its bow, with the ability to represent creditors, investors, debtors, trustees, and also bankruptcy trustees. Its strong links to the bankruptcy court gives the firm an edge, particularly in litigious matters, where practice head Leonardo Morato is especially experienced. The firm's global platform also helps clients on major cross-border proceedings. Clients are quick to praise team members, including Luciana Celidonio, who provides good contentious and non-contentious support.

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Testimonials

‘Broad case law experience, creative problem solvers, diligent in protecting the client’s interests. Flexibility and excellent anticipation of potential economic repercussions of each detail of the case.’

‘Luciana Celidonio is tireless in defending clients needs. Outstanding attention to detail. Holds the ground in negotiations and proposes creative solutions to deadlocks.’

Key clients

Pátria Investimentos

Concessionárias Rio Mais

Monte Equity Partners

The Bank of New York Mellon

HSBC (Group)

Deutsche Bank

Atlantia Group (and AB Concessões in Brazil)

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Consultores

Mizuho Bank (Group)

GE Capital – Financial Services

Cargill Group

Goldman Sachs

Elliot Advisors

Albioma Participações

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Banking and finance Tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is a reliable choice for borrowers and lenders seeking strong cross-border banking and finance advice. The team, which includes experienced partners Eduardo Lima and Luis Montes, regularly advises on complex syndicated loans, as well as high-value trade, corporate, acquisition and project finance deals. Recently the firm has also been involved in several significant restructurings.

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Key clients

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Banco Bradesco

Banco Credit Agricole do Brasil

Banco BTG Pactual

Banco Itau BBA

Banco ABC Brasil

ING Bank

HSBC Brasil

Braskem

Eldorado Brasil Celulose

Capital markets Tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has made good inroads into the market, and strengthened the team at the end of 2019 following the recruitment of up-and-coming partner Rodolfo Constantino de Tella from BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão. The group, which is led by Carlos Motta and also includes the experienced Eduardo Lima, handles a broad range of debt and equity listings. The firm has good expertise advising on infrastructure and energy-related debentures, representing both issuers and underwriters. Clients also benefit from the firm's strong international network.

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Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

Engie Brasil Energia

EDP Energias do Brasil

Ecorodovias Concessoes e Servicos

JSL

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimontos

Unidas S.A.

Tereos Acucar e Energia Brasil

CCR

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has reshuffled its competition and antitrust department; a team of experienced lawyers including Francisco Todorov, Adriana Giannini and Lorena Nisiyama joined from Trench Rossi Watanabe, while former practice head Eduardo Molan Gaban and senior associate Natali de Vicente Santos left for Madrona Advogados. Operating from the firm's São Paulo and Brasília offices, the team represents clients in domestic and cross-border matters, including high-profile mergers and cartel investigations.

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Key clients

Alelo

AT&T

Biotronik

CNH Industrial

Federal-Mogul

GE

K-Line

LG Display

Marimex

Microsoft

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Modine

NSK

SABIC

SI Group

Tokai

Yara

BMS

3M

Abbott

Takeda

MSD

Veloe

Pepsico

SCB

Amazon

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown saw organic growth with the promotions of Débora Yanasse and Guilherme Tranquillini to partner, and the arrival of energy, infrastructure and M&A specialists Bruno Salzano and Bruno Werneck from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados during the course of 2019. The firm has established a strong reputation in the energy and oil and gas sectors, where it has an active transactional profile. Carlos Motta and Daniel Gunzburger have recently taken a lead in a number of the department's major deals. Victor Galante and Alexandre Chequer are names to note in the Rio de Janeiro office.

Testimonials

Excellent technical and negotiation skills and very proactive communication with client.’

Vast experience and knowledge in different areas.’

Victor Galante has great expertise, coordinates the teams well in a transaction and knows the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec – CDPQ

Barra Energia

BTG Pactual

Corteva Agrisciences

Quotaholders of Instituto de Ensino Superior do Piauí

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

Mineração Espírito Santo

Locaweb Serviços de Internet

Movida Participações

Electricity Tier 3

The power team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is adept at advising on the full cycle of a project, covering the initial structuring through to financing, construction and operation. Drawing on Mayer Brown's international office network, the practice is regularly retained by international energy clients to assist them in entering the Brazilian electricity market, as well as supporting them on cross-border transactions and power projects. The department is not only involved in innovative thermoelectric LNG projects, but is also well versed in renewable energy, advising on project development and financing, M&A transactions, regulatory issues and environmental matters. Other areas of activity include litigation and arbitration proceedings. Finance specialist Eduardo Lima coordinates the team alongside Débora Yanasse, who is active in contractual, corporate and regulatory issues pertaining to the power and gas industries.

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Testimonials

‘The team is very business oriented, and has a strong knowledge of legal matters and the market.’

‘Débora Yanasse is very commercially minded, responsive and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team was able to give fast objective responses to complex electricity questions. Débora Yanasse is great to work with. She provides quick and objective answers, and is always available by cellphone.’

‘Débora Yanasse is a very detail oriented lawyer with exceptional legal skills and very pro business thinking.’

Key clients

Engie Brasil

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec – CDPQ

Eneva

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Atlas Renewable Energy

Dow Brasil

BP Brasil

Golar

Pátria Investimentos

Cobra

EDP – Energias do Brasil

Copel

CPFL Energias Renováveis

Northland Power

Statkraft

AIMCo

Aegea

BTG Pactual

Albioma Participações

Ribeirão Energia

Isa Cteep

BW

Enel X

Litigation Tier 3

The Brasília office at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown was bolstered by the arrival of Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves from Trench Rossi Watanabe in April 2019. He joined Luís Inácio Lucena Adams, who is an expert in compliance, anti-corruption and litigation, including before the higher courts. The department's recent caseload includes contract and IP litigation as well as administrative proceedings before the Administrative Tax Appeals Council (CARF) and other bodies.

Key clients

Confederação Nacional das Indústrias (CNI)

Confederação Nacional das Seguradoras (CNSeg)

Coca-Cola

Bradesco

Amazonas Geração e Transmissão de Energia

Grupo OK Construções e Empreendimentos

Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol)

Politec Teclonogia da Informação (Indra)

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telefonia e de Serviço Móvel Celular e Pessoal (Sinditelebrasil)

Public law Tier 3

The public law practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown undertakes the gamut of public law work, advising private clients on public bids, concession agreements and PPP structures. The team also offers representation to clients in litigation matters involving public administration issues, covering the judicial, arbitration and administrative spheres. Bruno Werneck and Mario Saadi recently joined from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, and are now jointly heading the department. Werneck focuses on project development, as well as PPPs and regulatory matters, which are also areas of activity for Saadi, who is noted for his expertise in the logistics sector. Bruno Aurélio and Renan Sona Silva are now at Demarest Advogados.

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Testimonials

‘Tauil & Chequer is a truly full-service law firm in Brazil and we have had several discussions with them, including issues connected with tax law in Brazil, litigation before the Federal Supreme Court and to discuss regulation matters, as well as in relation to infrastructure segments. Partners and associates are always available and responsive.’

‘Mário Saadi has broad experience with concessions, PPPs and other infrastructure projects, focusing his practice on the logistics sector, including ports, airports, roads, railways, and underground transportation. We know he has worked in several huge and groundbreaking projects and has outstanding expertise and market knowledge. He is the go-to person when it comes to public law matters in Brazil, specifically when the discussions are connected to transportation and logistics operations. No doubt that he is, currently, one of the best lawyers in Brazil working with public law/infrastructure matters.’ 

‘Bruno Werneck has substantial experience assisting clients in regulatory matters, project finance, and negotiations in general. He has deep experience in cross-border deals and we always rely on him to discuss sensitive matters.’

‘Excellent time of response and availability. When discussing technical issues, they are humble and eager to listen to other perspectives to have a meaningful discussion.’

‘Bruno Werneck and Mario Saadi are knowledgeable and have broad experience in the area of infrastructure, gas and oil.’

Key clients

Enel

BNDES

Fundação Ezute

Engie Brasil

Associação Da Renovação Do Mercado Municipal Paulistano – Associação Renome

Vinci Airports – Concessionária Do Aeroporto De Salvador

Companhia Paulista De Desenvolvimento – Cpd

Ellen Macarthur Foundation – Emf

Edlp – Estação Da Luz Participações

Midea Carrier

Tax Tier 3

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown represents clients from across a broad range of industries. Recently, it has handled high levels of litigation work for oil and gas companies, and the team is also active in the agribusiness, technology, food and financial services sectors. Although the partners are equally comfortable on advisory and disputes work, Rio-based partner Eduardo Maccari Telles is especially busy on the contentious side. Guido Vinci is one of the main contacts for transactional and consulting work, while Ivan Tauil covers domestic and international tax matters.

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Key clients

Petrobras Distribuidora

Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec – CDPQ

Basf

Mitsui & Co. Brasil

Modec

TIM Brasil

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – CPPIB

Tereos Sugar & Energy

The Dow Chemical Company

Total E&P

Labour and employment Tier 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown saw the departure of practice head Eduardo Soto, who left to set up his own boutique Soto Frugis Advogados. Nevertheless, the existing practice still provides strong support to clients, and the recruitment of new practice head Aline Fidelis from Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados demonstrates the firm's commitment. Senior associate Thatiane Campello is well regarded.

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Testimonials

‘Thatiane Campello is very dedicated to the cases and has the ability of bringing resolution to complex cases based on previous experiences and expertise.’

Key clients

Noble Drilling

CM Capital Markets

Dow Brasil

CNOOC

Petronas

Chevron

Cladtek do Brasil

Wintershall Dea

Perenco

Ecopetrol

Nes Global

Schlumberger

Arco Educação

Plural S.A. Banco Múltiplo

Genial Investimentos

Banco Original

Metrohm

Engie Brasil

Caisse de dépôt et placement

du Québec (CDPQ)

AET Tankers

BNY Mellon

IBP

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Grupo Colorado

Engineering

AFGlobal

Superior Energy

Boart & Wire

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 5

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown represents companies operating in the energy, mining, finance, construction and oil and gas sectors, among others, in domestic and cross-border litigation. The team is led by Gustavo Fernandes de Andrade, who focuses on commercial and corporate disputes, and Leonardo Morato, who specialises in restructuring matters. Bankruptcy-related litigation is one of Luciana Celidonio’s specialisms, while Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves is a seasoned practitioner in cross-border cases and pre-litigation issues. Luis Inácio Lucena Adams, who sits in the Brasília office, provides assistance in relation to matters before the superior and supreme courts.

Testimonials

‘The litigation practice of Tauil & Chequer has a seasoned and solid background. They are not only extremely business-oriented, but also attentive to the details and specific facts of my industry. I would be pleased to recommend Tauil & Chequer to my in-house peers, as they are ahead of the curve and deliver an excellent work-product.’

‘I would like to refer to João Marçal Martins as a rising star in litigation. He is talented, assertive. He quickly understands the deep aspects of the case and is easy to deal with.’

Key clients

Paragon Offshore

Sinopec Petroleum do Brasil

Banco Mizuho do Brasil

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros DTVM

Indra Brasil Soluções e Serviços Tecnológicos

BGC Liquidez Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telefonia e de Serviço Móvel Celular E Pessoal – Sinditelebrasil

Vantage Drilling International

Stam Metalúrgica

Telefônica Brasil

HSBC Bank

Norsk Hydro Brasil

Confederação Nacional das Empresas de Seguros Gerais, Previdência Privada e Vida, Saúde Suplementar e Capitalização – CNSEG

Confederação Nacional Da Indústria (CNI)

Banco Bradesco

Turmalina Gestão e Administração de Recursos

Recofarma Indústria Do Amazonas

Grupo Ok Construções E Empreendimentos

Techint Engenharia E Construção

Vale

Refinaria de Petróleos de Manguinhos

Amazonas Geração e Transmissão de Energia

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 6

With the ability to handle cases involving multiple jurisdictions, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown's department is proficient in international and domestic arbitration. The firm is renowned for its in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas sector, and its dispute resolution practice is extremely active in arbitration proceedings related to operating, service and license agreements, and construction and engineering contracts. Commercial and corporate disputes are other areas of expertise for the team, which is led by the highly regarded Gustavo Fernandes de Andrade.

Testimonials

‘The firm is extremely active in arbitration, both domestic and international. The team has extremely experienced partners and even the associates have visibility in the arbitration field.’

‘They handle cases on a results oriented approach. The strategy regarding lateral hires is a unique feature in the Brazilian market.’

‘Gustavo Fernandes stands out for his wide knowledge in a variety of matters. He can be direct to the point without losing sight of the big picture.’

‘Gustavo Fernandes is one of the best arbitration lawyers in the country. Fully dedicated to clients and with great attention to detail. Roberto Figueiredo is one of the few specialists in Brazil in investment arbitration.’

‘In addition to being part of a wide international network, the firm’s team led by partner Gustavo Fernandes is young, dynamic and focused on in-depth knowledge about the industry and the dispute resolution community.’

‘Gustavo Fernandes shows a remarkable combination of knowledge, experience, practical thinking, familiarity with the relevant industries and sophistication. He has been able to form a very effective team, in which Joao Marcal Martins is a highlight. Martins is a Member of CIArb and is a young promise in the Brazilian arbitral community.’

‘The arbitration team has a deep knowledge of construction cases and is not limited to domestic practices in local jurisdictions.’

‘Gustavo Fernandes is a great strategist with an international perspective of cases. Joao Marcal is a young lawyer with deep knowledge of arbitration proceedings.’

Key clients

Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás

General Electric do Brasil

CPFL Energias Renováveis

Techint Engenharia e Construção

Arcelor Mittal Brasil

Cantor Fitzgerald

Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte

Sinopec Petroleum do Brasil

Ternium do Brasil

BW Offshore do Brasil

Andritz Hydro

Usiminas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Cobra Brasil Serviços, Comunicações e Energia

Publicis Groupe

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: 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Africa Alexandre Chequer
Africa Gonçalo Falcão
Africa Paulo Rage
Antitrust, competition and global trade Eduardo Molan Gaban
Banking and finance Eduardo Lima
Bankruptcy and restructuring Leonardo Morato
Bankruptcy and restructuring Luciana Celidonio
Capital markets Carlos Motta
Compliance Luís Adams
Corporate and M&A Alexandre Chequer
Corporate and M&A Carlos Motta
Corporate and M&A Victor Galante
Corporate and M&A Felipe Kim
Corporate and M&A Daniel Gunzburger
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Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 – Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of seven lawyers in Asia to counsel. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.


Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 —Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of five lawyers in Asia to partner. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.