Firm Profile > Basch & Rameh > São Paulo, Brazil

Basch & Rameh
01416-001, SÃO PAULO

Transport and shipping

Basch & Rameh is a leading player in Brazil's aviation market. The firm is noted for its strong advice to banks and other financial institutions on major aircraft transactions. Key contacts include Renata Duarte Iezzi and founding partner Carlos Rameh, who also has a background in insurance law.

The Firm

Basch & Rameh is a Sao Paulo based law firm incorporated in 1995 with an office in Rio. It is a top tier law firm acclaimed for its aviation and energy sectors. The firm’s areas of expertise also include corporate law, asset and project finance (e.g., aircraft, vessels, drilling rigs and FPSOs) as well as litigation and arbitration of national and cross-border disputes.


The firm’s reputation extends across Brazilian and foreign companies engaged in cross-border transactions, including joint ventures, banking, insurance, shipping, aeronautical and maritime cases. Basch & Rameh is comprised of a team of highly skilled lawyers with an array of experience and academic qualification.





Practice areas:


Oil and Gas


For more than 20 years Basch & Rameh has been actively involved in transactions for the financing of production platforms (FPSOs) and drilling rigs in Brazilian offshore oil and gas fields. The firm has also been engaged in the negotiations of contracts for the exploration and production offshore Brazil and Angola.  The services provided comprise legal advice on project finance structures (including ECA backed financing) and regulatory, environmental, civil, commercial, tax and customs issues. The firm has also assisted oil companies and suppliers of oil companies on regulatory matters, contractual negotiations and disputes related to construction, supply and charter contracts.


Maritime Law and Shipping


One of the firm’s main practice areas is maritime law and shipping. Its services constitute advising and supporting shipbuilders, subsea engineering companies and geophysical mapping companies, navigation companies and financial institutions involved in maritime-related transactions.




The Basch & Rameh team is renowned for its experience in all areas of aviation law, including financing, importation, leasing, creation and registration of security interests and regulatory issues concerning commercial and private aircraft.


Corporate law


Basch and Rameh provide high-quality advice to foreign companies investing in Brazil. Its practice includes mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, corporate restructurings. The firm also has strong experience in drafting and negotiating shareholders’ agreements, share purchase agreements and related agreements.


Civil and Commercial Litigation and Insolvency


The firm’s litigation team has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation arising out of cross-border disputes. It has acted in issues such as repossessions and arrests of aircraft and vessels, debt collection, enforcement of securities, insurance disputes and restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Basch & Rameh is distinguished for its advice to leasing companies and aircraft owners in matters relating to judicial restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings involving Brazilian airlines and other complex insolvency proceedings.


Technology and Digital Law


Basch & Rameh’s partners and associates are familiar with legal issues related to blockchain and distributed ledgers. The firm can assist clients with issues arising out of new technologies, including smart contracts, digital coins and tokens and coin offerings.




The firm has vast experience with agribusiness transactions, including pre-export financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and the financing of production equipment.




Basch & Rameh is a key player in the energy sector. With a strong focus on gas and wind power markets, its work comprises negotiating land leases, preparing measurement reports and ensuring compliance with Brazilian regulatory requirements. The firm also participates in bids carried out by the Brazilian governmental agencies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Carlos Geraldo Egydio Rameh (e-mail:
Renata Duarte Iezzi (e-mail:
Paulo Mattar (
English (fluent)