Mr Luis Inácio Lucena Adams > Tauil & Chequer Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile
Tauil & Chequer Advogados Offices
AV JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK 1455
5TH, 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS
04543-011 SÃO PAULO, SP
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Mr Luis Inácio Lucena Adams
Luis Adams is a partner of the Litigation and Compliance practices of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the Brasília Office. Before serving as Minister and Attorney General of Brazil, Adams served as a National Treasury attorney from 1993 – 2001. In 2001-2002, he served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation in the Attorney General’s office. Adams was also the General Counsel and later Executive Secretary (Vice-Minister) of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. In 2006, he was appointed to serve as the General Counsel of the Ministry of Finance, which is comparable to the Internal Revenue Service in the United States. In 2009, he was appointed as Minister and Attorney General of Brazil.
Tauil & Chequer Advogados is well known for its strong track record in appellate litigation, as well as in high-profile disputes before regulatory agencies. The group is especially sought after to assist with commercial and corporate disputes in an array of sectors, including banking and finance, mining, construction and technology. Its association with Mayer Brown also means the group is equipped to deal with cross-border cases. The practice is jointly led by Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves, who has extensive experience in administrative proceedings, and Luis Inácio Lucena Adams, whose expertise spans litigation, arbitration and compliance matters.
‘Extremely experienced and capable‘, the compliance department at Tauil & Chequer Advogados ‘demonstrates extensive technical expertise‘. With an international office network, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border matters for its blue-chip clients. It has recently been busy coordinating internal investigations for companies in the technology, sanitation and energy sectors, among others, and is also regularly sought by clients for anti-money laundering training. Luis Inácio Lucena Adams, who brings his former experience as Attorney General to the practice, jointly leads the department alongside Michel Sancovski, a director of IBRADEMP, who has vast experience in investigations and interactions with Brazilian and US authorities. Tax and customs compliance are areas of specialism for Maria Eugenia Kanazawa; Liliana Mascarenhas Coutinho, who is also admitted in New York, has knowledge of cross-border compliance and anti-corruption matters; and Luiz Santiago is well versed in criminal enforcement actions. Marcelo Ramos Leite is also noted.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Competition and antitrust
- Corporate and M&A
- Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)
- Public law
- Real estate
- Tax > Tax advisory
- Banking and finance
- City focus - Brasilia > Litigation
- Projects and infrastructure
- Tax > Tax litigation
- Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
- Labour and employment
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Dispute Resolution: Litigation
- Transport: Shipping