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TozziniFreire Advogados

AV. CARLOS GOMES 222 OPUS ONE 5º ANDAR, 90480-000 PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 51 3025 2200
Fax:
Fax +55 51 3025 2222
Email:
Web:
www.tozzinifreire.com
Brasilia, Campinas, New York, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and 1 more

Introducing TozziniFreire: Brazil’s Legal Services Innovator

Since 1976, TozziniFreire has distinguished itself as a premier, full-service law firm by consistently providing legal services to domestic and international companies in a wide variety of business sectors. Along these years, we have played a major role in many of the most significant transactions in the Brazilian market, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious firms in Latin America. What has driven the firm’s growth and differentiated us in the legal industry is our obsession in delivering results for our clients. Their achievements are the foundation on which our own success relies.

TozziniFreire’s “One Firm” Principle

We see ourselves as one cohesive entity and act accordingly. In other words, there are no regional partners and no “associated” or “correspondent” offices. With fully-owned offices in several cities in Brazil, we are able to guarantee our clients the same outstanding services and one-firm resource throughout the country. This concept enables us to safeguard, every day, the firm’s culture, mission and values - which are the essence of who we are and what we do. So important is this one-firm principle that we introduced an open-plan design to all our offices. This design greatly facilitates information exchange, creates more synergy among our teams and nurtures stronger interpersonal relationships.

Practice Groups

TozziniFreire has extensive experience in assisting international companies in setting up their enterprises or ventures in Brazil. Its areas of specialization include corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, banking and finance, litigation, white collar crimes, arbitration, asset planning, compliance & investigation, consumer affairs, corporate social investment, international and local contracts, international trade, investment funds, corporate finance, private equity & venture capital, project finance, tax, intellectual property, real estate, environmental law, labor, immigration, and administrative law. Our industry focused groups include: agribusiness, automotive, bioenergy/ethanol, engineering & construction, energy, timberland investment, infrastructure, life sciences, shipping & logistics, media & entertainment, mining, climate change and carbon market, oil & gas, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications/information technology, and water and sewage.

Foreign Practice Groups: Another TozziniFreire Innovation

To help our clients respond faster and more effectively to the increasing business opportunities between Brazil and both key existing trade partners and specific fast-growing economies, our firm pioneered the creation of foreign practice groups in Latin America, composed of professionals dedicated to these major trade and investment destinations. Starting with our Asian initiative (comprising our China, Korea and Japan practice groups) and fast developing towards other markets (German-speaking Countries, Latin America and Portuguese-speaking Countries), these unique knowledge centers are staffed with professionals familiar with the culture, legal and business practices of each region, and who are charged with keeping up-to-date with bilateral trade relations developments between Brazil and those countries.

n addition, TozziniFreire has close relationship with the most important foreign law firms and is a member of international law firm associations, which grants us the exchange of professional information around the world and access to local market knowledge and legal expertise of independent members globally.

Firm Facts

  • Lawyers: 440, including 76 partners
  • Legal Trainees: 180
  • Support Staff: 460
  • Offices: 7 - São Paulo (2 offices), Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Campinas and a representative office in New York

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