Firm Profile > Silveiro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silveiro Advogados
PRACA GENERAL GENTIL FALCAO, 108
3RD FLOOR, BROOKLIN NOVO
04571-150, SAO PAULO
Brazil

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Silveiro Advogados is a traditional player in the commercial, corporate and M&A market in the region of Rio Grande do Sul, routinely advising on M&A, real estate, capital markets transactions, financing and restructuring. Cross-border projects and matters involving investment funds also feature on the group's caseload. Department head Pedro Chagas is proficient in private equity, venture capital and foreign investment. M&A and succession planning are notable fields of practice for André Silveiro, while Vasco Maestri Trindade specialises in commercial and business law. Daniel Báril leads on bankruptcy matters, and Bruno Cunha is noted for real estate issues and corporate law.

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Key clients

HT Micron Semicondutores

Frusapar

Imdepa

Enveritas, INC

Alibem

Cuore Platform

Intecnial

Millharbour Investments

Recrusul

InBetta

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Silveiro Advogados' specialised team assists clients before courts across the country and in alternative dispute resolution processes. The department showcases particular strength in corporate disputes following telecoms privatisations and in construction-related disputes. Arbitration is a key field of expertise for practice head Ricardo Borges RanzolinIgor Bimkowski Rossoni specialises in court litigation; while construction disputes are a core area of activity for Vitor de Paula Ramos.

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Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Eduardo Rocha Azevedo

Banco Cooperativo SICREDIIBI Participações

BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Bing Imóveis Incorporadora e Construtora

Tárik Potthoff

Rio Bravo Investments

Frusapar Participações

Rohden Indústria Lignea

Labour Tier 2

The labour and employment practice at Silveiro Advogados provides legal support to companies from the retail, media, steel and construction sectors, among others, in relation to individual and collective dismissals, occupational diseases and accidents, employment contracts as well as due diligence in the context of M&A transactions. Team leader Guilherme Guimarães' experience in the field spans more than two decades. Larissa Salgado is a key contact for telecoms and retail clients.

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Key clients

Lins Ferrão Artigos do Vestuário

Gerdau Aços Longos e Gerdau

Zanc Cobrança e Zanc Serviços Empresariais

Metasa

Edificare Engenharia

Grupo Fortbras

Grupo RBS

Taurus Armas e Taurus Helmets

Bebidas Fruki

CMPC – Celulose Riograndense

Tax Tier 2

With experience in both direct and indirect tax, Silveiro Advogados' broad service offering covers advice on tax efficiency strategies, special regimes as well as contentious matters. On the litigation front, practitioners are well versed in challenging tax assessments and filing lawsuits before tax authorities. The practice is led by Alberto Martins Brentano, whose experience in corporate tax planning and litigation spans more than 35 years. Daniel Báril leads on work pertaining to corporate payroll taxes (RAT/FAP). The team was recently strengthened following Maria Angélia Feijó's arrival from Veirano Advogados; she focuses on tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Lojas Quero-Quero

Clave Incorporações e Construções

Fundação Iberê Camargo

Timags Participações

Multiplan Empreendimentos

Imobiliários Intecnial

Lojas Riachuelo

Real estate Tier 3

Silveiro Advogados is establishing an increasingly strong presence in the market. Clients appreciate the leadership of managing partner Rodrigo Mutti and the expertise of up-and-coming lawyer Nicholas Paiva. The team represents a mix of investment funds and corporate owners on the full range of real estate issues, including sale and leasebacks, regularisations, agricultural investments and development projects, and is also noted for its litigation experience. Its expertise covers a range of sectors, including manufacturing, telecoms and education.

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Testimonials

‘The team is really diligent and helpful. They are always in the client’s shoes, what make the decision process easier to the general counsel.’

‘Rodrigo Mutti is outstanding, helpful and honest.’

‘Nicholas Paiva is diligent and polite. A rising star in real estate sector.’

Key clients

Gerdau

Telefonica Brasil

Terra Santa Agro

Multiplan

Rio Bravo Investimentos

Moreira Salles Agropecuária

Air Liquide

MSD (Merck)

Banrisul

Bonsucex Holdinga

Intellectual property Tier 4

With a strong focus on IP protection in digital channels, Silveiro Advogados excels in anti-piracy matters, as well as digital copyright infringement, trade marks and unfair competition. Other areas of expertise include domain name disputes and license infringement. Practice head Rodrigo Azevedo focuses on online brand protection and online IP infringement, marketplace take-down features and crisis management.

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Key clients

Marcopolo

Banrisul

Sodexo

Agibank

Grendene

Fosun Group

Lojas Renner

Telefonica Brasil

Sicredi Participações

CMPC

Public law Tier 5

Silveiro Advogados is experienced at handling administrative proceedings, public procurement matters and negotiations with governmental agencies. The practice attracts mandates from both private-sector clients and state-owned companies, and possesses in-depth knowledge of the telecoms sector. The department is jointly led by two public law experts: Ricardo Leal de Moraes, whose expertise covers dispute resolution and regulatory matters, and Manoel André da Rocha, who is proficient in constitutional law.

Key clients

Telefônica Brasil

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Banco Cooperativo Sicredi

Rio Bravo Investments

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação

IBI Participações e Negócios

Pilaplast Indústria e Comércio de Plásticos

Fundação Iberê Camargo

BRISA Sociedade para o Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia de Informação

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 6

Silveiro Advogados has a significant track record in construction disputes, and is also active in corporate litigation. The team, which is split between São Paulo and Porto Alegre, is proficient in judicial and administrative proceedings, and adept in acting in class actions. Department head Ricardo Ranzolin is experienced in civil litigation and arbitration. Ricardo Leal de Moraes is a name to note for antitrust litigation and public law issues, while telecoms and post-privatisation disputes are core areas of activity for Igor Bimkowski Rossoni.

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Testimonials

‘I consider that the firm has a team capable of assisting in the avoidance and resolution of conflicts of the highest legal complexity. I say this based on the strategic and frank debate we have, the theoretical/academic and practical capacity that the lawyers with whom I work present as well as for the petitions they elaborate in relation to administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings.’

‘Realistic strategic thinking and the broad theoretical/academic and practical knowledge of the partners is worth mentioning.’

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Eduardo Rocha Azevedo

Banco Cooperativo SICREDI

IBI Participações

BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Bing Imóveis Incorporadora e Construtora

Tárik Potthoff

Rio Bravo Investments

Frusapar Participações (Fruki Bebidas)

Rohden Indústria Lignea

Tax Tier 7

Silveiro Advogados has a growing tax team, led by versatile partner Alberto Brentano. The department, which handles contentious and non-contentious direct and indirect tax matters, was boosted by the arrival of Maria Angélica Feijó from Veirano Advogados; she divides her time between the firm's Porto Alegre and São Paulo offices. Daniel Báril advises on payroll-related tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Lojas Quero-Quero

Clave Incorporações e Construções

Fundação Iberê Camargo

Timags Participações

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Intecnial

Lojas Riachuelo

For over 60 years Silveiro Advogados has been on the cutting edge of legal practice. Originally established in southern Brazil, Silveiro Advogados provides high-end legal services in a variety of practice areas throughout the country. It has developed a trademark culture of going to the root of the issues, working hand-in-hand with clients and looking for solutions to meet their long-term needs.

The firm: Founded in 1956 in Porto Alegre, Silveiro later expanded to Sao Paulo. Moving into its third generation of lawyers, the core values of the firm, including its absolute ethics and trustworthiness, were firmly established and distributed by its founder through all the practice areas.

The majority of its practitioners have developed their career at the firm, and the team currently comprises more than 50 qualified lawyers, aims for the highest standards of academic development and international practice, and speaks a great variety of languages.

The firm has built a solid name in corporate law. Five of the 15 largest Brazilian corporations are assisted by its specialized team. The partners Andre Silveiro and Pedro Chagas have been involved in more than 40 important M&A transactions in southern Brazil. Likewise, the litigation and civil law practice at Silveiro has accrued prestige through Ricardo Ranzolin’s track record in complex litigation before state courts and arbitration tribunals, which has allowed the firm to build strong and long-lasting relationships with clients. The firm also relies on the expertise of tax lawyers Alberto Brentano and Sergio Lewin and public law professor and former vice-director of the University of Rio Grande do Sul Law School Manoel Andre da Rocha, who is in charge of the public law practice alongside partner Ricardo Moraes.

The intellectual property practice has been consistently increasing through WIPO arbitrator and partner Rodrigo Azevedo, providing cutting-edge services related to internet law for major companies. Guilherme Guimaraes coordinates labor and employment law, the fastest-growing area in the firm. Sao Paulo partner Rodrigo Mutti leads the real estate practice, advising clients through all the stages of property transactions. Silveiro’s expert team also includes developing practices in family law, environmental law, competition and antitrust, bankruptcy and financial restructuring.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A/capital markets/financial restructuring André Silveiro
Corporate/M&A/capital markets/financial restructuring Pedro Chagas
Tax Alberto Brentano
Family and succession Fernando Graeff
IP and IT Rodrigo Azevedo
Real estate Rodrigo Mutti
Administrative, public and constitutional; competition and antitrust Ricardo Moraes
Urbanism and environment Manoel André da Rocha
Labor and employment Guilherme Guimarães
Litigation and dispute resolution; commercial and civil Ricardo Ranzolin
Other fee-earners : 9
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