Firm Profile > Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

Electricity Tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados has a marked focus on regulatory work under the leadership of renowned energy specialist Maria João Rolim. Among its recent high-profile cases, the group represented CTEEP and ABRATE’s interests in a public hearing conducted by ANEEL concerning the methodology and procedures of the periodic tariff revision of electricity transmission services. It also advised EDP Espírito Santo on an administrative claim before ANEEL considering responsibility for the alleged inefficient use of the transmission system.

Mining Tier 3

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados handles an array of operational and regulatory mining matters, with litigation standing out as a sweet spot; it also routinely assists mining companies with permitting, title issues and commercial work. Key contact Thiago Pastor recently advised Vale on matters relating to indigenous territories, among other issues. Kinross Brasil Mineração, AngloGold Ashanti Brasil Mineração and Brazilian Nickel are also representative clients.

Tax Tier 3

The 'open, transparent, well-organised and service-oriented' team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados is split between multiple offices, giving the department significant geographic coverage across Brazil. The practice handles the full array of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, and particularly stands out for its expertise in tax incentives for R&D and tech innovation. The already large group grew further with the hires of Luis Felipe Campos from EY and Fernanda Oliveira Silveira from Martinelli Advocacia Empresarial S/C. Luciana Goulart Ferreira, Joao Dácio Rolim, Cristiano Augusto Ganz Viotti and Frederico de Almeida Fonseca are all names to note.

Environment Tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados, under the lead of Thiago Pastor, combines environmental law expertise with mining knowledge. He led advice to  Kinross Brasil Mineração on the licensing of a mining project expansion. Other clients include CPFL Renováveis, Mosaic Fertilizantes and Vale.

International trade and customs Tier 4

The tax and customs team at Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados includes specialists in customs, social security, corporate and public law. In recent work, a team led by aviation partner Ricardo Alvarenga advised a client on importation and customs clearance of certain aircraft. Joao Dácio Rolim and Alessandro Mendes Cardoso head the department.

Real estate Tier 4

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' clients include real estate, mining and automotive companies, and its advice covers property regularisation, due diligence and acquisitions. The multidisciplinary team of corporate, real estate and infrastructure specialists is led by Luis Gustavo Miranda and Fabio Appendino.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 5

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' projects and infrastructure team recently advised Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil on the construction of a steel plant. Luis Gustavo Miranda is recommended.

Corporate and M&A Tier 6

With multiple offices in Brazil, Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados covers a lot of ground geographically. The firm has a diverse and busy corporate practice that handles a range of transactional and non-transactional matters. Its clients include well-known players in the energy, mining, natural resources and construction industries, among others. A team led by Fábio Appendino has been providing assistance to one energy-sector client with the sale of five power generation assets.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 6

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados stands out in the energy and automotive industries, though its litigation expertise extends beyond these sectors. Helvécio Franco Maia Júnior leads the team, which is based in Belo Horizonte and is well versed in high-value disputes, including at the superior courts. Names to note at the senior associate level include Patrícia Pilo Bittencourt Redig, Luís Felipe Bernardes Sá Teles and Andresa Cunha de Faria.


Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' telecoms-practice counsel Rodrigo Azevedo Greco excels at handling disputes in the sector. He is representing Telefônica Brasil in litigation against telecoms regulatory agency ANATEL concerning the amount paid for operation in the 700MHz radiofrequency. Other matters include assisting Claro with administrative procedures.

Transport and shipping

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados advises aircraft manufacturers and airlines on aircraft leasing transactions and warranty negotiations. On the contentious side, the group represented Pacific Coast Group in litigation concerning the repossession of two Boeing 727 cargo aircraft leased to Total Linhas Aéreas. Practice head Ricardo Alvarenga is 'technical and available'.

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados (RV&LC) is a law firm with an ongoing commitment to providing excellence in client service. With five offices in Brazil, two in Europe and one in the USA, in association with RVLC Amaral NY, it has been operating since 1993 in both Brazilian and international markets.

Its major focus is on corporate law, and it provides its clients with a broad, diverse and complementary business structure. The RV&LC staff draws on a strong academic background and extensive market experience, striving to offer continuous business improvement enhanced by a high degree of specialization and promoting multidisciplinary interaction.

Conducting its business with the resourcefulness, versatility and independence demanded by the market, RV&LC provides all the legal tools needed for companies to operate in a competitive and safe environment.

A full understanding of the client`s business focus lies at the core of the services rendered by RV&LC. Personal and structured services assure the best alternatives to meet its client`s challenges.

Main areas of practice

Aviation: the firm has experience representing aircraft manufacturers, air companies and carriers in aircraft leasing, warranties, negotiations and providing consultancy in all aviation matters.

Competition: analysis of operations and their impact on the involved market, providing consultancy and support in strategy definition and guidance in the submission of an operation to the competition defense organs.

Corporate/M&A: the firm provides a wide range of corporate legal services comprising complex mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated corporate reorganizations, legal opinions, business acquisitions and all sorts of corporate transactions.

Dispute resolution: the firm represents clients in commercial, regulatory and tax disputes and handles domestic and international arbitrations concerning business interests around the world.

Energy: electricity (power): the department advises clients on structuring and performing corporate and commercial projects involving electricity. The department offers relevant experience, advising national and foreign companies in Brazil on regulatory matters and specific projects involving power.

Energy: mining: the firm provides legal advisory in mining projects, contemplating all phases of the production chain.

Energy: natural resources and environment: RV&LC focuses on preventive consultancy; seeking to avoid the creation of technical or administrative environmental liabilities, and impairing the development of potentially polluting activities or use of natural resources; negotiating with governmental, administrative and legislative bodies.

Real estate: RV&LC offers support in complex operations, analyzing logistics and advising on all aspects. The interaction with the corporate, environmental and tax areas allows for complete concretisation of a venture or real estate operation.

Tax: RV&LC represents clients in national and international transactions ranging from the structuring of tax-efficient contracts and business transactions, to mergers and acquisitions.

Telecommunications and technology: the department advises major telecommunication companies in Brazil, utilising its knowledge to assist clients on litigation and regulatory matters, counseling, negotiation of projects, deals and public bids.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Ricardo Alvarenga
Competition Maria João C P Rolim
Competition Helvécio Franco Maia Jr
Corporate and M&A Fábio Appendino
Corporate and M&A Luis Gustavo Miranda
Dispute resolution Luciana Goulart Ferreira
Energy Maria João C P Rolim
Energy Thiago Pastor Alves Pereira
Tax Alessandro Mendes Cardoso
Tax Frederico De Almeida Fonseca
Telecoms Daniela Silveira Lara
Telecoms Rodrigo Azevedo Greco
Other fee-earners : 100
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