Firm Profile > Candido Martins Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Candido Martins Advogados
AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, NO. 3311
6TH FLOOR
SAO PAULO 04538-133
Brazil

Banking and finance Tier 5

Candido Martins Advogados is experienced in banking and debt capital markets work, with banking head Renata Simon and founding partner Henrique Martins both active in this space. The São Paulo firm represents a broad range of borrowers, most recently on several significant private placements. Daniel Rodrigues Alves is also rated by clients.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Willing to come up with solutions to challenges, quick response and flexibility to adapt to operations characteristics. Daniel Rodrigues Alves stands out with good service, drafting and managing the junior team.’

‘A team with great knowledge and experience. Dedicated, available and fully involved for solutions. Renata Simon, Daniel Rodrigues Alves, and all the team make an exceptional difference in operations.’

Key clients

GEF Capital Partners

Intercement Participações

Confrapar

Restoque Comércio e Confecção de Roupas

Companhia Nacional do Álcool (CNA)

Unicoba Baterias e Participações

Hemisfério Sul Investimentos

G5 Partners

Tecverde Engenharia

Mtel Telecomunicações

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Candido Martins Advogados excels in mid-market M&A, where it acts for buyers and seller across a broad spectrum of sectors, and is particularly prominent in the agribusiness industry. The department was further boosted in August 2019 with the promotion of Daniel Rodrigues Alves to partner; he acts in domestic and international private equity and M&A deals. The experienced team is led by Henrique Martin and also includes Renata Simon.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Saint Gobain

Raízen

Nexa Resources

GEF Capital Partners

Intercement Participações

Aqua Capital

Confrapar

G5 Partners

Bip Holding do Brasil

Eucatex

Tax Tier 6

Candido Martins Advogados is well versed in major tax planning exercises, often linked to corporate M&A and restructurings. Founding partner Alamy Candido de Paula Filho is popular with clients, and he is supported on the litigation side by recently promoted partner Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia, who also receives praise.

Testimonials

‘One of team’s strengths is their accountancy knowledge, which gives the possibility of deep analysis of tax cases with good quality decisions and conduct in the proceedings. Alamy Candido is the founding partner, specialized in tax planning and business structuring.’

‘Very committed with deadlines, honest and serious. Tatiana del Giudice has excellent skills in her field, is proactive, knows people to enrich the work and concerned about deadlines.’

Key clients

Majela Group

Kodak Brasileira Com Prod Imagem Serv

Cataratas do Iguaçu

NovaAgri Infra-estrutura de Armazenagem e Escoamento Agrícola (Toyota Tsusho Group)

Global Environment Fund (GEF)

Metalfrio Solutions

Restoque

Fosnor – Fosfatados do Norte-Nordeste

Wiz Soluções e Corretagem de Seguros (Caixa Seguradora)

Buritirama Manganês

Natural One

RT Features

Prisma Capital

Gonçalves Salles Indústria e Comércio (Laticínios Aviação)

Agroceres Multimix Nutrição Animal

We are a Brazilian law firm focused on Private Equity and M&A transactions.

Our practice is based on customer care and strategic vision. We focus on the outcome: we listen to our clients with commitment, understand their needs and position ourselves clearly.  While handling complex cases our team provides innovative services and address our clients’ immediate needs as well as their longer-term strategic goals. We also believe that efficiency is of the essence of our practice.  In this regard, we close the transactions electronically without one single paper print, making the closing of the transaction much more cost efficient and totally paperless.  Another strategy is to have our tax area actively participating in negotiations from the outset, allowing the client to have a more agile and complete understanding of the tax impacts of the transaction from the start.

We are recognized as one of Brazil’s leading firms by peers and market. We are listed in the most recent editions of national and international publications such as The Legal 500 Latin America, IFLR 1000, ITR World Tax, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (“LACCA Approved”) and Análise Advocacia 500.

Areas of practice

Mergers and acquisitions:

Our DNA is mergers and acquisitions. We advise domestic and foreign clients in investment, joint ventures and divestment transactions. We advise both buy-side – private equity funds or strategic investors – and sell-side – usually family-owned companies or private equity funds in divestment processes.. Our tax area actively participates in negotiations from the outset, allowing the client to have a more agile and complete understanding of the tax impacts of the transaction. The scope of our work includes the drafting and negotiation of definitive contracts, as well as conducting due diligence. Our area of mergers and acquisitions is recommended by several international publications such as The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Our partners are also featured among the most admired lawyers in Brazil and Latin America by publications such as The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, LACCA and Análise Advocacia 500.

Private equity:

Alongside our mergers and acquisitions area is our private equity area. We advise domestic and foreign private equity funds to make investments in Brazil, from the conception and incorporation of the most appropriate vehicle for the investment, to preparation of related corporate acts, filing with the competent authorities and negotiating the mergers and acquisition transactions corresponding to the investment. Upon divestment, we advise private equity funds on their exit, either through a private sale or a public offering. We also advise managers and administrators, as well as investors, in the structuring of investment funds in Brazil, assisting in the incorporation, regulatory aspects, registrations and governance rules of investment funds. Our private equity area is recommended by various international publications such as The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. The partners in this area are also featured among the most admired lawyers in Brazil and Latin America by directories such as The Legal 500, IFLR. 1000, LACCA and Análise Advocacia 500.

Corporate:

Our corporate area supports the areas of mergers and acquisitions and wealth planning, and also assists in the day to day of the invested companies, acting in the following manner:

_Incorporation of companies and preparation of corporate acts, such as spin-offs, merger, amalgamations, minutes of general shareholders’ meetings and board of directors’ meetings, as well as drawing-up of the corporate books and registration of the corporate acts with the respective commercial registries.

_Structuring of stock option plans and implementation of corporate governance rules.

_ Negotiation, analysis and drafting of commercial and strategic contracts (technology transfer, supply, distribution, etc.).

_Advice to international clients in the planning and conduct of investments in the country, including the respective registrations of investments with the Central Bank and the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), with emphasis on private equity funds

Tax:

Our tax area is one of the pillars of the firm. Our works include:

_Analysis and implementation of tax structures related to acquisition processes, control sales, mergers, amalgamations and corporate reorganizations in general.

_ Preparation of risk assessment in mergers and acquisitions processes, including interaction with auditors and accountants.

_ Assistance to domestic and foreign clients in the structuring of their business in Brazil with the verification of the most appropriate tax procedures to their respective areas of activity.

_Assistance in the tax consulting tax area, with the purpose of avoiding future tax contingencies

_Drafting of legal opinions and memoranda addressing clients’ inquiries on tax matters

_ Assistance in the litigation tax area, filing lawsuits in order to defend undue tax requirements, request restitution of taxes collected improperly, obtain special tax regimes and request information and public documents.

The partner responsible for the area is among the most admired lawyers in Latin America and Brazil according to international publications such as The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Leaders League

Wealth Planning:

The joint action of the corporate and tax areas is also present in the structuring of estate and wealth planning of executives and families seeking the office for this purpose, including the incorporation of holdings or funds, the assistance in the adoption of corporate governance practices and management, with the execution of shareholders’ agreements and corporate mechanisms that ensure the perpetuity of the net worth, always in light of tax efficiency. Adding our know-how to the inheritance and family rules provided for in the civil law, we present solutions that allow the organization of the family new worth and ensure its continuity in the future, by regulating the rights and obligations that will be the responsibility of the heirs. The partner head for the area is among the most admired lawyers in Brazil and Latin America according to international publications such as The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Leaders League.

Banking and Capital Markets:

We advise our clients on banking and capital markets financing through syndicated loans, bilateral loans, Credit Notes (CCBs) and issuance of debt securities through restricted offerings such as debentures, promissory notes, Agribusiness Receivables Certificate (CRA) and Real Estate Receivables Certificates (CRI). We also have solid experience in debt restructuring and refinancing. We operate at every stage of the process, from the preparation and negotiation of debt instruments, legal review to the registration of all acts with the competent authorities and the issuance of legal opinions. Our finance and capital markets area is recommended by various international publications such as The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Our partners in the area are also featured among the most admired lawyers in Brazil and Latin America according to directories such as The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, LACCA and Análise Advocacia 500.

.Compliance:

Our compliance area operates in three areas:

_We assist our clients during the process of mergers and acquisitions to assess the risks related to corruption and bad corporate governance practices of the target company, performing specific due diligence on the matter, to assess the degree of exposure of the target company to corruption issues and evaluation of internal controls.

_We advise our clients on the implementation and review of compliance programs, developing codes of conduct and internal policies, as well as training on the new policy for employees, directors, and board members.
We conduct legal internal investigations into companies regarding any allegations of corruption, fraud and other misconduct.

Our compliance area is recommended by The Legal 500 publication. The partner in charge of the area is among the most admired lawyers for The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia 500 publications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking Renata Simon renata@candidomartins.com.br
Capital Markets Renata Simon renata@candidomartins.com.br
Compliance Renata Simon renata@candidomartins.com.br
Corporate Daniel Rodrigues Alves daniel@candidomartins.com.br
Mergers and acquisitions Henrique de Faria Martins henrique@candidomartins.com.br
Private Equity Henrique de Faria Martins henrique@candidomartins.com.br
Tax Consulting Alamy Candido de Paula Filho alamy@candidomartins.com.br
Tax Litigation Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia tatiana@candidomartins.com.br
Wealth Planning Alamy Candido de Paula Filho alamy@candidomartins.com.br
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Alamy Candido de Paula Filho  photo Mr Alamy Candido de Paula Filho Partner. Corporate restructuring and tax planning in M&A deals, assistance to private…
 Maria Paula Carvalho Molinar  photo Maria Paula Carvalho Molinar Maria Paula Molinar works in the area of direct and indirect tax…
Miss Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia  photo Miss Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia Partner. Head of the tax litigation area. She has more than 20…
Miss Thalita Igarashi  photo Miss Thalita Igarashi She practices in M&A, private equity and venture capital operations in a…
Mr Mateus Lopes da Silva Leite  photo Mr Mateus Lopes da Silva Leite Advising on both sides of different M&A and Private Equity transactions; Advising…
Miss Júlia Malafaia Vituli Silva  photo Miss Júlia Malafaia Vituli Silva Tax Planning, Business Structuring, Private Equity and Wealth Planning.
Miss Luiza Martinez  photo Miss Luiza Martinez She practices in M&A, private equity and venture capital operations in a…
Miss Giovanna Paes Cruz  photo Miss Giovanna Paes Cruz She has experience in M&A and private equity transactions in various sectors…
Mr Raphael Pereira Arantes Pires  photo Mr Raphael Pereira Arantes Pires He has experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in…
Mr Daniel Rodrigues Alves  photo Mr Daniel Rodrigues Alves Partner. Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contracts, Private Equity, Capital Markets…
Miss Renata Simon  photo Miss Renata Simon Partner. She works in the Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Law areas.…
Mr Henrique de Faria Martins  photo Mr Henrique de Faria Martins Partner. Mergers and Aquisition and Corporate. Assistance to private equity funds, corporations…
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