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Veirano Advogados
Av. Dr. Nilo Peçanha 2900
15º andar - Bela Vista
91330-001 - Porto Alegre - RS
Brazil

Labour and employment Tier 1

The employment team at Veirano Advogados continues to impress the market with its handling of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. It regularly handles complex, strategic matters, including judicial and administrative lawsuits, collective negotiations, company restructurings, compensation plans and advice related to M&A transactions. Recently, the firm has been involved in several significant work-related accident and illness claims, and cases related to confidentiality breaches and discrimination. Key partners include Jose Carlos Wahle, Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior and Sílvia Araújo in São Paulo, and Luiz Guilherme Migliora, Maria Luisa Soter and Flávia Azevedo in Rio de Janeiro.

Mining Tier 1

Demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the mining industry, Veirano Advogados has extensive experience advising a range of clients on large-scale mining projects in Brazil. The team is adept in acquisitions of mining assets, financing issues, mineral rights as well as administrative proceedings before mining authorities. Other typical matters involve acting in sector-related litigation, including disputes for access to mining sites and over the implementation of mining projects. Cross-border deals and regulatory matters also feature in the department's portfolio. With over two decades' experience in the field, Pedro Garcia leads the practice, which also includes Carlos Americo Castro and former managing partner Pedro Freitas.

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Key clients

Lundin Mining

Royal Gold

Samsung C&T UK

Maverix Metals

AngloGold

Leagold

Equinox Gold

Glencore

Norsk Hydro

Vale

Real estate Tier 1

Veirano Advogados attracts high praise from clients, which come from all corners of the market, including major investment funds, corporate owners and leaseholders, hotel chains, logistics companies and banks. The team has an especially strong presence in the hospitality sector and is also noted for its good expertise in real estate development projects generally. Shopping and logistics centre deals have featured high on the agenda, and the team has also been involved in some of the largest real estate disputes to hit the market. Raphael Moreira Espírito Santo and the highly rated Rodrigo de Castro lead the team, which includes several well-regarded associates, including Bruno Aronne.

Testimonials

‘The team is very committed to results, always available for calls and meetings. All the members have a lot of experience in the real estate business.’

‘The individuals always help us to do the necessary to close our business deals. We like very much to work with Rodrigo de Castro (partner) and Bruno Arrone (senior). They both have a lot of experience and use it to develop an outstanding job.’ 

Key clients

Melia International Hotels

ORPEA Groupe

Tegra Incorporadora

Brookfield Properties

Credit Suisse

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Blue Macaw

Brazil Hospitality Group – BHG Hotels

Accor

Ferroport Logística (Grupo Prumo Logística S.A./ Anglo American)

Tax Tier 1

Highlighted for its 'good communication, tranquillity, professionalism and accessibility', Veirano Advogados has impressive tax litigation capabilities in Brasília. Its clients include significant domestic and international companies in the agribusiness and food and beverage sectors, among others. Practice head and managing partner of the Brasília office Marcelo Reinecken is well versed in tax and customs consultancy and litigation, with experience before the Supreme Federal Court, Superior Court of Justice and Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF). Associate Renata Joner is 'a diligent and well-prepared lawyer'. Associate Rafael de Paula Gomes also receives praise.

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Testimonials

The Brasilia team is very competent with deep knowlege of tax matters. They provide accurate analysis and guidance, being proactive and available to the company’s demands. Strengths: very good professional quality, speed in delivering results, available for clients.

Marcelo Reinecken (partner) is a competent and diligent lawyer, with deep knowledge of tax law. He also has extensive experience considering litigation strategies in higher courts.

Renata Joner (associate) is a diligent and well-prepared lawyer. Very accessible, she provides quick responses to the demands of the company.

Strong and broad knowledge of legislation and good judicial and administrative practices.’

Good communication, tranquility, professionalism and accessibility.’

Veirano’s tax team is excellent in tax law, their guidance is essential for driving business, always bringing security with their opinions in Brazil’s chaotic tax scenarios. The team are always available when required and are totally glad to share with the company team their willing to help.’

Ian Muniz, Filipe Carra Richter, Raphael Roberto Peres Caropreso and Rafael de Paula Gomes are invincible! The team is great, always accessible and tireless, ready for the hard work, and with a lot emotional intelligence, that makes them able to face the challenges from the tax system and judiciary at all levels.

Key clients

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

Philip Morris

Vale

Olam Agrícola

Multiplan

ANEAA

British Telecom

Termo Norte Energia

Albaugh

Santos Brasil Participações

Banking and finance Tier 2

Veirano Advogados has experienced banking and finance teams working out of its Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices. The firm's versatile practice acts for a mix of banks, multilateral lenders, debt funds and other financial services companies, while on the borrower side it represents clients from across a range of industries, including mining, logistics, shipping, telecoms and infrastructure. Advice covers the full range of products, including syndicated loans, project finance, shipping finance and pre-export finance agreements. Rio de Janeiro-based banking head Marcelo Mattos is backed by a strong team of lawyers, including fellow Rio-based partner Rogério Campos. The highly rated São Paulo team is led by Ana Carolina Barretto, who handles corporate and project finance, and also includes capital markets expert Daniela Anversa and Lior Pinsky.

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Key clients

Ternium

Leagold Mining Corporation

Lundin Mining Corporation

Equinox Gold Corp. (formerly Trek Mining Inc.)

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB (Publ)

Prumo Participações e Investimentos and Prumo Logística

DNB Bank ASA

JPMorgan Chase Bank

SP Ventures Gestora de Recursos

Nordea Bank

Capital markets Tier 2

Veirano Advogados is popular with issuers, underwriters and investment funds and has good expertise in debt and equity transactions. The firm is particularly strong in offerings in the energy sector. Lior Pinsky and Daniela Anversa in São Paulo and Carlos Alexandre Lobo and Alberto Bragança in Rio de Janeiro are some of the firm's key partners in this area.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Veirano Advogados' Porto Alegre office has a solid corporate and M&A practice, with a particularly strong track record in buyer-side mandates. Clients operate in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, financial services, renewable energy and education. Corporate restructuring, joint venture agreements and international commercial contracts are other areas of expertise for the practice, which is under the leadership of Fernando Verzoni, who brings broad experience in cross-border transactions and foreign investment. Diego Fraga Lerner is well versed in real estate and commercial agreements. Fernanda Fossati is another name to note.

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Key clients

Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense

Aguia Group

Itagres

Canasia Australia Pty

Braskem

Borrachas Vipal

BSBios Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil

Frutarom do Brasil Indústria

Dana Indústrias

Metasa Indústria Metalúrgica

IMA Schelling Brazil Manutenção de Máquinas

Inovyo Inteligência de Mercado

Grupo Tiradentes

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Noted for its 'good communication, tranquility, professionalism and accessibility', Veirano Advogados is well versed in merger control and cartel investigations and also provides consulting services in competition law. On the merger side, its experience extends to advising third parties in challenging transactions, as well as merging parties themselves. The team's client roster includes Brazilian and multinational companies operating in the energy, infrastructure, life sciences and media and entertainment sectors, among others. Mariana Villela and Leonardo Maniglia Duarte head the team, which is based across São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

Testimonials

Veirano’s team is focused on the needs of the client and understands quickly the particularities of its market. They answer quickly to our demands and, at the same time, give very well-based opinions. We feel they are our business partners while we work with them.’

Mariana Villela is the partner of the practice at Veirano and coordinates an outstanding team of associates. The team has a great background and a straightforward and practical approach when discussing strategies.’

Strong and broad knowledge of legislation and good contractual and M&A practices.’

Good communication, tranquility, professionalism and accessibility.’

Key clients

AT&T (Sky / Warner Media)

Brink’s

Elgin

Sony Pictures

Kingspan-Isoeste

Bradesco Group

Mercado Livre

CEMIG

Laureate Group

SM Empreendimentos (Fagron Group)

Huhtamaki

Invepar

Pirelli

Nufarm

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Veirano Advogados is noted for its 'good communication, tranquility, professionalism and accessibility'. With a significant presence in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, the team has the size and resources to handle a large volume of transactions, including high-value M&A. In one highlight, a Rio-based team worked alongside an international firm to advise Canadian base metals company Lundin Mining Corporation on the acquisition of Mineração Maracá, Yamana Gold’s Brazilian copper and gold mining subsidiary. Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza and Carlos Alexandre Lobo lead the team, which includes corporate, banking and M&A expert Lior PinskyPaula Surerus, who leads on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions; the 'very hands-on' Alberto Bragança; and Sergio Bronstein, whose areas of expertise include M&A, private equity, finance and debt issuances. Diego Lerner was promoted to partner in January 2020, and Vitor Rozenthal made partner in January 2021.

Testimonials

The dedication and experience make a difference in delivering results.

Strong and broad knowledge of legislation and good contractual and M&A practices.

Good communication, tranquility, professionalism and accessibility.

Extensive knowledge on the issues that international companies face while doing business and transactions in Brazil. Veirano is a great partner to have by your side while doing an M&A.

Guilherme Monteiro and Carlos Alexandre Lobo – experience, dedication and availability distinguish them from the competition.

Partner Alberto Bragança is very hands on and has a lot of experience in corporate/M&A.

Tiago Figueiró has outstanding knowledge of the energy/electricity sector.

Associates Thaís Limani, Vitor Rozenthal and Fernao Pio were great in conducting a complex M&A.

Key clients

Telecom Itália / TIM Participações

Lundin

State Grid International Development

Nufarm

Shell

Light Street Capital

CEMIG

Uralkali

Kinea

Bradesco

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Veirano Advogados is sought after by regional and international companies on strategic commercial litigation and arbitration, especially matters involving disputes arising from M&A and corporate contracts. In addition, the team has extensive expertise in product liability and consumer claims, and also provides support to clients in regulatory, constitutional and administrative law matters. Filipe Scherer Oliveira, who focuses on civil litigation and arbitration, is a key point of contact in the team. Mauro Hiane de Moura is another noteworthy practitioner, who is active in administrative and regulatory matters.

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Key clients

Lojas Renner

Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense

Hilton Worldwide

3Tentos Agroindustrial

Olfar – Alimento e Energia

Fate Pneus

Borrachas Vipal

BSBios Indústria e Comercio De Biodiesel Sul Brasil

SACE Spa

RGE Sul Distribuidora Gaúcha de Energia

Electricity Tier 2

The broad service offering at Veirano Advogados covers both transactional and regulatory advice. The team is adept at assisting with regulatory issues arising from project development, as well as financing matters, M&A and power purchase agreements. Other areas of activity include litigation involving the power sector before arbitral, administrative and judicial courts. Renewable energy is a key area of focus, spanning biomass, wind and solar power. Tiago Figueiró focuses on regulatory matters and asset transactions in the electricity sector. Ana Carolina Barretto leads on project-related work, while Pedro Freitas is experienced in M&A and infrastructure.

Testimonials

‘The team is very business-oriented.’

‘Strength in a number of different areas including power, competition and corporate, with some very strong individuals in all fields.’

‘Tiago Figueiró is an excellent specialist in the power field, pragmatic and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Atlas Renewable Energy

BP – British Petroleum

LightSource BP

Otovo AS

Comgás – Companhia de Gás de São Paulo

Shell Brasil Petroleo Ltda.

Engie

CNPC International Ltd. (CNPC)

Celeo Redes

Goldwind

Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group)

Grupo Gransolar

Nordex Acciona

Sunco Capital

Total Eren

State Grid Corporation of China

Terraform Global

Equinor ASA

Vestas Wind Systems AS

Enel Distribuição São Paulo

Environment Tier 2

Veirano Advogados' environment practice provides advice on strategic licensing in relation to high-value projects, and offers representation to clients in administrative proceedings and judicial litigation, including class actions arising from environmental issues. Particular areas of expertise include protected areas, post-consumption liability, contamination, air pollution, water resources and solid waste management, and the team regularly assists with the environmental aspects of investments. Practice head Ana Luci Grizzi regularly acts in environmental litigation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Kinea Renda Imobiliária Fundo de Investimento

Harald Indústria e Comércio

Jacobs Douwe Egbert

E4U

BMW Brasil

Federal Mogul

GE Power (Grid Solutions)

Olin Corporation / Blue Cube Brasil

Refinaria Petróleo Riograndense

Belo Monte Transmissora de Energia

International trade and customs Tier 2

Clients of Veirano Advogados benefit from a highly experienced, full-service international trade practice. The team, which is led by the highly respected Ana Caetano, regularly advises major companies and trade associations on WTO-related consultation and litigation work. Recently, the firm has been involved in several key matters in the food, agribusiness and IT sectors. It also represents Brazilian interests in foreign trade remedy proceedings, and is noted for its strong expertise in anti-dumping and customs proceedings.

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Testimonials

‘The ability to know how companies are structured and communicate easily with main stakeholders is a valuable ground for the result oriented work that is rendered.’

‘Ana Caetano is truly an experienced attorney, providing excellent orientation on trade matters, in our case, with focus on anti-dumping, including the very challenging political scenario in Brazil for the last few years.’

‘Ana Caetano is a unique professional because in Brazil there are not many with experience in WTO issues. She has cases experience as well as good relations with government officials that deal with this topic.’

Key clients

Braskem

Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM)

Industrial Levorin

International Paper

Masterly Indústria e Com. De Armação de Óculos

Michelin Siam Company Limited/Michelin Espírito Santo Com. Imp. E Exp.

Neotec Indústria de Comércio e Pneus Limitada

LLC Premiori

Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades

Volvo Car Brasil Importação e Comercialização de Veiculos

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Veirano Advogados advises clients on all phases of project development, with a special emphasis on financing and construction issues. The practice is well-versed in international and Brazilian projects involving a variety of industries, such as energy, ports, roads, logistics and oil and gas. Its client portfolio features a number of construction and power sector players, as well as companies operating in the pulp and paper industry. The team is coordinated by four partners: Ana Carolina Barretto is particularly active in power projects; Pedro Freitas and Ricardo Veirano stand out in project finance matters; and Robson Barreto excels in projects pertaining to the telecoms sector. Daniel Engel, who has significant expertise in M&A transactions involving energy and infrastructure assets, and João Paulo Servera, whose focus is on cross-border matters, recently joined the firm from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados.

Testimonials

‘Veirano Advogados is a large law firm that provides high quality services to its clients, mainly due to its experienced and multidisciplinary team.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable of market practices, allowing the deal to advance smoothly.

‘Deep expertise in the energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors which is key in the projects practice and enables them to advise in the project development phase as well as on project finance.’ 

‘Ana Carolina Barretto is the key partner and she is extremely engaged in the deals. Her ability to pay attention to details while at the same time focus on getting the deal done is outstanding.’

Key clients

Shell Gas

ECB Group

Concessionária Move São Paulo

Acquamarina Santo André Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda.  (Hirmer Group)

ENGIE Brasil Participações

Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos

Westrock, Celulose, Papel e Embalagens

CNPC International (CNPC)

Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Porto Alegre

Ternium

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Veirano Advogados' highly regarded team has undergone some personnel changes. While former partner Cássio Cavalli left to establish his own firm, the arrival of the highly experienced Paulo Fernando Camana Filho from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados was a very positive move for the firm. He joins a team that represents creditors on the full range of contentious and non-contentious restructuring proceedings. Among the key members, Sergio Bronstein and Gustavo Moraes Stolagli are especially strong on the transactional front, while Rio-based partner Ricardo Gama is the main litigation contact. The team also has good experience advising judicial administrators.

Testimonials

‘The team works in an attentive and cohesive way. Never had any difficulty with any member and they always know about our cases.’

‘Veirano’s restructuring team is one of the best legal teams in Brazil. The team is very competent, cares about the result of the deal, and always based on ethics.’

‘Sérgio Bronstein is our main contact. The main competitive advantage is the capacity to give the opinion not only in a legal way but try to analyse the case in a commercial way and this make all the difference.’

‘Paulo Camana is an experienced lawyer in the courts. His guidelines are always safe and objective. Paulo is very studious and dedicated to the client.’

Key clients

The Bank of New York Mellon

Pentágono Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Bradesco

Siemens

Tim Celular

Claro

Nokia Solutions and Networks do Brasil Telecomunicações

Formitex

Cyrela Commercial Properties

Banco Caixa Geral – Brasil

Deloitte

Alvarez & Marsal

Deutsche Bank

GE Oil & Gas Brasil

Banco Santander (Brasil)

RR Donnelley Editora e Gráfica

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Natixis, New York Branch

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Mufg bank

Intesa Sanpaolo, New York Branch

Uralkali Trading SIA and Uralchem Trading

Planner Trustee Distribuidora de Valores Mobiliários

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira – Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados

Tax Tier 2

Veirano Advogados elicits a huge amount of support from clients, who are quick to praise the firm for its advisory and litigation capabilities. Marcelo Reinecken leads the team from the Brasília office, from where the firm handles a broad range of federal tax disputes. The team also handles direct and indirect tax claims at the state and municipal levels. Corporate finance tax support is also high on the agenda, particularly in M&A, capital markets and private equity deals. Key members include Abel Amaro for indirect tax and customs advice, Ian MunizMarco Monteiro for direct tax issues, and well-regarded litigator Filipe RichterAndre Carvalho in Rio is also noted for his advice to companies in the oil and gas sector.

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Testimonials

‘My company never lost a case that was represented by Veirano. They always show high level of knowledge.’

‘This is a very serious firm, with highly qualified professionals. They provide a personalised service and they have a great capacity for immediate response. Strengths: deep knowledge of matters, fast response to company´s demands, reliable.’

‘Veirano’s team is absolutely business oriented. The way they present conclusions is objective and clear.’

‘Excellent in tax law, their guidance is essential for driving business, always bringing security with their opinions in Brazil’s chaotic tax scenarios. The team are always available when required and are totally glad to share with the company team their willingness to help.’

‘Marcelo Reinecken is a competent and diligent lawyer, with deep knowledge of tax law. He also has extensive experience considering litigation strategies in higher courts.’

‘Ian Muniz, Filipe Carra Richter, Raphael Roberto Peres Caropreso and Rafael de Paula Gomes are invincible. This team is great, always accessible and tireless, ready for the hard work, and with a lot emotional intelligence, what makes them able to face the challenges from the tax system and judiciary in all levels.’

Key clients

Lundin Mining

Microsoft

Toyota Boshoku

Vale

Philip Morris

Volvo

Storytel AB

Veolia

Sony

Shell

Tax Tier 2

The tax and customs department at Veirano Advogados has a wealth of experience in tax litigation, acting not only in administrative claims, but also in judicial proceedings at the federal level. Other areas of expertise include tax incentives, tax planning and due diligence in the context of M&A and corporate restructurings. Marcelo Reinecken oversees the group from Brasília, while Fabio Barichello, who stands out in administrative tax litigation, and Ari Job Junior, who is skilled in federal, state and municipal taxes, are key practitioners in the Porto Alegre office.

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Key clients

Microsoft Mobile Tecnologia

Philip Morris Brasil

Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense

TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 2

The information technology and internet practice group at Veirano Advogados advises on the negotiation of agreements for software development, IT outsourcing and cloud computing services. The team benefits from a strong collaboration with other departments at the firm, including IP, tax, regulatory and compliance, which strengthens its ability to assist clients on all aspects of their activities. The firm has an extensive track record in the field of venture capital, and often acts for start-ups in the fintech, agritech and energy sectors in the context of M&A transactions and investments; Guilherme Potenza leads on this type of work. Complex technology transactions and cloud computing services are among Fábio Pereira's legal specialisms. Valdir Rocha is another name to note.

Key clients

Housi Gestão Patrimonial

Docket

Decorati Tecnologia para Reformas

Idwall Tecnologia

Point Break Capital LP

Light Street Capital

Beleza na Web

Creditoo Tecnologia, Soluções Financeiras e Serviços

Elgin

Positivo Tecnologia

Wealth and succession planning Tier 2

The private wealth law department at Veirano Advogados combines knowledge of tax, estate planning and litigation and strikes a 'good balance between technical expertise based on experience and the ability to keep and maintain relationships'. The team is regularly sought by Brazilian and foreign families, entrepreneurs and family offices for advice on complex family, probate and succession matters. Andre Carvalho and Pedro Boueri Affonso de Almeida are the key partners.

Testimonials

Veirano is unique as it has been able to advise my family in a comprehensive way across several issues that we have had, from estate planning, to dealing with lawsuits and tax issues. We have been delighted with Veirano’s work over the past years and hope to have them as our lawyers for the foreseeable future.

Our main point of contact has been Pedro Boueri who is a senior within the organization and drives most of the scope of work we have asked for. He has always been very diligent and found excellent solutions or made sensible suggestions. He is a linchpin of our relationship with the firm.’

Daniel Paiva has also been very pro-active in his dealings with my family.

Guilherme da Fonseca de Oliveira has been incredibly helpful with regards to our tax matters and we could not be happier with his expertise.

Very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Work beyond expectations. Always present and available when needed.

Good balance between technical expertise based on experience and ability to keep and maintain relationships.

Compliance Tier 3

Veirano Advogados' 'dedicated team' has a strong orientation towards investigations, where it acts for clients in the healthcare, construction and financial services sectors, among others. The team is led by Mariana Villela in Rio de Janeiro and Rafael Gimenes in São Paulo and also advises clients on internal policies and compliance due diligence.

Testimonials

Dedicated team and very committed to the services provided, with always useful and effective suggestions and quick and thorough responses to all demands.

The team in Veirano has strong knowledge in the area.’

Services provided with extreme quality, with lawyers always very diligent and committed to the urgency of certain demands. The lawyers contribute with a lot of quality to the company’s business and meet short demands of high complexity.’

Key clients

Odebrecht

Prumo Logística

Grupo Guanabara

Miriam Minas Automoveis

RIOgaleão

Eleva Educação

Bvlgari Americas

Turismo Três Amigos

The Nature Conservancy Brazil

Hydrocarbons Tier 3

Veirano Advogados has been particularly busy advising oil and gas companies on a broad range of issues, ranging from regulatory advice and high-value M&A transactions to the development of greenfield projects, including those related to energy transition, refining, gas-to-power, pre-salt and LNG. The practice also advises on the purchase of interest in onshore and offshore blocks, as well as financing structures. Ali El Hage Filho is familiar with all aspects of the oil and gas industry, namely natural gas distribution and the entire life-cycle of upstream businesses. Rogério Campos is often retained to advise clients on the revision of Petrobras bid documents, while Andre Carvalho focuses on tax consulting.

Testimonials

‘Veirano stands with the confidence of a traditional firm, while offering a dynamic and agile team of young and highly skilled lawyers.’

‘Ali El Hage has a refined standard for providing services and seems to lead his team as a conductor guides an orchestra. Tito is tireless when working with complex contracts and is precise with details.’

Key clients

Shell Brasil

Comgás

Galp

BP

Yinson Production

Subsea7

OceanPact

Estaleiro Atlântico do Sul

TOTAL

IBP – Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis

Acteon Group

CHC Helicopters

ONGC

Allseas Group

ECB Group

CNPC International (CNPC)

Insurance Tier 3

Veirano Advogados is equipped to represent policyholders in major litigation; as demonstrated by its role on the disastrous Fundão dam collapse case, it has been trusted on some of the most high-profile insurance claims to hit the market. The firm also has strong relationships with several major insurers and reinsurers, including IRB Brasil. Highly rated litigation head Felipe Bastos jointly leads the team with Rio-based partner Fábio Figueira, who is the main contact for corporate and commercial matters.

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Testimonials

‘The team is focused and really well prepared. Veirano’s team co-led the claim in a great way and demonstrated high-level skills for both legal and negotiation issues.’

‘The team is well prepared, the knowledge is appropriate, they can bring smart solutions.’

‘Felipe Bastos is a young prominent lawyer whose legal and negotiation abilities excel among his peers, specially in complex disputes in insurance claims.’

Key clients

Samarco Mineração

IRB Brasil RE

Grupo Novo Mundo (Novo Mundo Móveis e Utilidades Ltda. and Novo Mundo Amazônia Móveis e Utilidades)

Concessionária Move São Paulo

Spaceflight Industries

Viacom Networks Brasil Programação Televisiva E Publicidade

Loft Brasil Tecnologia

BMW Group

Benteler Componentes Automotivos

Seguradora Líder dos Consórcios do Seguro DPVAT

EB Capital / EBricks Ventures

Liquigás Distribuidora

Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro (“RioGaleão”)

Voith Paper Máquinas e Equipamentos

Intellectual property Tier 3

Offering advice to local and international companies, Veirano Advogados undertakes IP work pertaining to trade marks, domain names, patents and industrial designs. The team also advises clients on unfair competition, franchise agreements and technology matters. Key practitioners include Valdir de Oliveira Rocha Filho and Fábio Pereira.

Public law and regulation Tier 3

Veirano Advogados operates from multiple offices in Brazil, with Marcelo Reinecken a key figure in the Brasília office. The team has significant regulatory expertise and acts for clients in highly regulated sectors, including infrastructure, utilities and transport. Its practice encompasses consultancy work as well as administrative and judicial litigation; constitutional litigation is a particular area of growth.

Key clients

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

Philip Morris

SAMA — Minerações Associadas

British Telecom

ANEAA

Liquigas Distribuidora

Harsco

Paranapanema

White-collar crime and investigations Tier 3

Full service heavyweight Veirano Advogados absorbed criminal law boutique Saad Gimenes Advogados in October 2019, bringing 'one of a kind' lawyer Marta Saad, and fellow specialists Luciana Zanella Louzado and André Mendes to the firm, where Rafael Gimenes is another key contact. The team has notable experience representing parties in major police operations in Brazil and in the negotiation of plea bargains.

Testimonials

Marta is an extremely competent attorney and has done a great job in the Lava Jato operation.

Marta is part of a new generation of Brazilian criminal lawyers. She has a great understanding of her clients’ strengths and weaknesses as regards the evaluation of the convenience of entering into plea bargains, and has showed excellent negotiation skills to conduct the whole plea-bargain process. Of course, Marta has all the expected skills of a traditional criminal lawyer such as design of the best defence strategies, but she has been able to grasp the new abilities required to manage plea bargains and investigations.

A rare blend of academia and lawyering, especially in a full service firm. This blend leads to precise litigation movements with the right level of academic density.’

Marta Saad is one of a kind. Her personal attributes (easy going; humor; balance) are of particular importance in criminal cases, where the lawyer must work towards lowering the stress and emotional burden and channel the energy towards rational and educated decision making. Her being a respected professor adds not only knowledge, but also gravitas to her work.

The Veirano team is led by a very competent lawyer, who is a professor at University of São Paulo, and has recently started working in Veirano coming from a boutique criminal law firm.’

Due to Marta’s professional background and academic history, she has been developing an interesting and disruptive job in cases of corruption and money laundering.’

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

The dispute resolution team at Veirano Advogados offers representation to a diverse range of clients operating in a range of industries, including banking, logistics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment and mining. The department is well equipped to advise on cases arising from civil, commercial and corporate disputes, as well as consumer claims. Felipe Bastos, whose experience covers litigation and mediation, oversees the department. Ricardo Gama is often retained by domestic and international clients in a variety of strategic disputes. Rosangela Delgado handles contractual, commercial and regulatory disputes, and Luiz Guilherme Migliora is noted for his extensive track record in complex litigation.

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Testimonials

‘The Veirano team has provided not only legal opinion but also business strategy, leading us to rational results which could minimise our legal and business risk.’

‘The firm has a multidisciplinary team which combine diverse skills, covering the full-range of advice and providing high-quality legal services. Lawyers are qualified and always available. Ricardo Gama stands out for his negotiation skills, and ability to handle complex and sensible matters.’

Key clients

EMI Records Brasil

Ferrous Resources Limited

TIM

Porto do Açu

SACE SPA – SERVIZI ASSICURATIVI DEL COMMERCIO ESTERO

Associação Brasileira d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias

Warner Music Brasil

TIM Celular

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Subsea 7 do Brasil Serviços

Hugo Pedro de FigueiredoBreville Pty Limited

Magotteaux Brasil

Koenig & Bauer

Supergasbras Energia

Public law Tier 4

Veirano Advogados' key strength lies on the advice it offers in relation to transactions involving complex administrative and regulatory challenges in a range of regulated sectors, namely energy and infrastructure. Public law-related dispute resolution and prevention features on the team's workload, as do privatisations, public procurement, PPPs and government concessions. The government and regulatory group is under the leadership of Mauro Hiane de Moura. Marcos Ludwig is skilled in both transactional and project development work, as well as public law, regulatory and contractual issues. Recently promoted Filipe Scherer Oliveira excels in energy law and handles regulatory and administrative matters. Government contracts and infrastructure specialist Roberto Zilsch Lambauer joined in 2021.

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Key clients

GRU Airport

SAMA

Eletrobras Termonuclear

BR Distribuidora

Liquigás Distribuidora

SCGÁS — Companhia de Gás de Santa Catarina

Philip Morris International

Hidrovias do Brasil

Dragabrás Serviços de Dragagem

ENGIE Brasil

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

BSBIOS Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil

Três Tentos Agroindustrial

OLFAR

Cementos del Plata

NTT

Unisys Brasil

Faro Technologies do Brasil

ANEAA

British Telecom Group

TMT: Telecoms and media Tier 4

Veirano Advogados' media and entertainment practice group handles matters on behalf of advertising agencies, TV networks and publishing companies, among others. Advising on audiovisual production agreements and licensing rights, and representing clients before regulatory agencies, are core areas of activity for the team. Valdir Rocha is a key point of contact in the department.

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 5

Veirano Advogados excels in international commercial and investment arbitration, offering representation to a diverse client base operating in the private equity and venture capital, construction, energy, telecoms, insurance and entertainment sectors, among others. The group is led by three practitioners: Fabio Pedro Alem specialises in alternative dispute resolution and often sits as arbitrator in a variety of disputes; Ricardo Gama has a solid background in domestic and international arbitration; and Mateus Carreteiro assists in technology, mining and construction-related disputes.

Testimonials

‘The team works hard, has a positive attitude and great organisational skills.’

Key clients

Marriot International

Endurance Capital Partners

Thales Canada Inc. and Omnisys Engenharia

Cais Mauá do Brasil

Camargo Corrêa Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

TIM

Construtora Passarelli

Duroline

Genesys Laboratórios de Telecomunicações

Sage Brasil Software

Transport and shipping

Veirano Advogados has established a strong presence in the ship finance and maritime market, drawing on the expertise of Marcelo Mattos and senior associate Rebeca Arruda Gomes. As well as vessel transactions, the firm also advises clients on service contracts with the oil and gas industry. The recruitment of João Paulo Servera from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has also added significant weight on the aviation and aircraft financing front.

Testimonials

‘The team is completely available and experienced.’

‘Responsive and energetic team who have the added benefit of being experienced in local insolvency and repossession work.’

‘They have in-depth knowledge of the law and the market practice. They are very responsive and pleasant to work with.’

‘João Paulo Servera – very experienced in insolvency work who is therefore able to provide good strategic advice at the initial outset of a leasing transaction and provide pre-emptive solutions to future risk.’

‘Marcelo Mattos is very bright, responsive, and always guides us through difficult deals with a clear mind.’

Key clients

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (JBG)

Centro Nacional de Navegação Transatlântica (Centronave)

DVB Bank SE

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB

DNB Bank ASA

Compagnie Maritime Monegasque International S.a.r.L (CMM)

Heerema Marine Contractors

Yinson Production

NIBC Bank and ING Bank

Hidrovias do Brasil

CHC Helicopters Group

Greenwich Aerogroup

CHC do Brasil Táxi Aéreo

Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing

Capital Aviation Services

Helivia Aero Táxi

Heli-One

CHC Leasing Sarl

BNP Paribas

SMBC Aero Engine Lease

Power Pack Brasil

J. Malucelli Seguradora

Airbus Financial Services and Airbus

Aero Rio Taxi Aéreo

Export Development Canada – EDC

Agrarflug Helilift GmbH & Co. KG

Shannon Engine Support Limited

United Airlines

Fly Caribbean Direct

Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Transporte Aéreo – ABEAR

Veirano. A results-oriented law practice.

Firm overview: Founded in 1972, Veirano Advogados is one of the leading and most renowned Brazilian business law firms, focused on developing tailored solutions for multinational companies operating in strategic sectors of the economy.

With a team of 600 professionals working in an integrated fashion, the firm handles both routine and complex multidisciplinary cases that require the coordinated talents of professionals with diverse areas of expertise.

Veirano Advogados’ services range from providing assistance in M&A transactions, privatizations and company formation to representing clients in disputes, from offering advice on tax issues and infrastructure projects to guiding oil and gas companies through the challenges inherent in a highly regulated industry, to name a few examples of the wide range of work. The main goal is to identify needs and develop tailored solutions, enabling safe and informed decision making – one client at a time.

Clients: The firm’s clientele encompasses leading multinational companies across different industry sectors including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Banks & Financial Services
  • Biofuels
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Infrastructure
  • IT & Telecommunications
  • Machines & Equipment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
  • Power
  • Services
  • Transport & Logistics

Alliances and Networks: The firm maintains a wide network of key relationships across the globe and is a member of international alliances Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), IsFin – Emerging Market Advisors, Ius Laboris and World Services Group (WSG). As a result, Veirano Advogados provides seamless services wherever they are required.

International work: To build strong client-service teams of specialists, the firm recruits Brazilian attorneys with multicultural backgrounds who have received additional education and practical skills from prominent law firms and law schools in the US, Europe and Asia. Furthermore, all professionals are fluent in English and Portuguese, with many also fluent in other languages, such as Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Founding partner: Ronaldo C. Veirano
Managing partner: Ricardo Veirano
Number of partners: 75
Number of associates, lawyers and consultants: 179

Department Name Email Telephone
Rio de Janeiro Office contact@veirano.com.br +55 21 3824 4747
São Paulo Office +55 11 2313 5700
Porto Alegre Office +55 51 2121 7500
Brasilia Office +55 61 2106 6600
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Luiz Afrânio Araujo  photo Mr Luiz Afrânio Araujo Partner
Mr Vitor Castro  photo Mr Vitor Castro Counsel
Mr Diego Lerner  photo Mr Diego Lerner Partner
Mr Filipe Scherer Oliveira  photo Mr Filipe Scherer Oliveira Partner
Mr Fernando Verzoni  photo Mr Fernando Verzoni Partner
Mr Mauro Hiane de Moura  photo Mr Mauro Hiane de Moura Counsel
Partners : 75
Associates, lawyers and consultants : 179
Other fee-earners : 190
Total staff : 600+
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Chinese (Mandarin)
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Ius Laboris
World Services Group (WSG)
Islamic Finance (IsFin)