Firm Profile > Costa e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados > Brasilia, Brazil

Costa e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados
SIG QD 01, 495, SUITE 212
BRASILIA 70610-410

Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados (CTP) is a Brazilian law firm that advises its national and international clients in a variety of domestic and cross-border business and dispute resolution matters. The firm integrates high-added value legal services and specific knowledge into the overall business processes of its clients, thus providing advice in the decision-making process of companies and individuals.

Areas of practice
Corporate and M&A: counseling on investment structuring. Counseling and structuring M&A operation throughout the whole process of domestic and cross-border transactions. Advising on corporate governance and management liability. Supporting on private equity investments, asset purchases, LBOs, joint ventures, recapitalizations, privatizations, reverse mergers, and spin-offs.

Litigation: legal representation of clients in litigation matters in Brazil and abroad, involving all aspects of disputes regarding business transactions and individual claims, involving various areas of law.

Arbitration: client representation in arbitration proceedings in Brazil and abroad, including enforcement of arbitral awards. Participation in arbitration proceedings as arbitrators, consultants and legal experts in the preparation of legal opinions.

Tax: advisory services, planning of ideal models for the carrying out of investments in Brazil in order to optimize the tax structure; tax-driven corporate restructurings and contractual/operational adjustments; administrative and judicial litigation regarding tax matters.

Compliance: drafting and advising on the implementation of integrity programs and policies in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations. Conducting internal audits and risk assessments.

Cybersecurity and data privacy: drafting and advising on the implementation of data privacy and cybersecurities policies in accordance with the applicable regulations. Data security breach response. Data privacy-related disputes.

Labor, employment and pensions: advising clients in connection with application of local labor laws, including advice on daily operational issues, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, structure and advice of work-force transfers and plant closures, as well as due diligence on labor law issues in M&A transactions. Advice in connection with the structuring of pension funds and benefits and associated issues.

Banking and finance: advising on and structuring financial transactions such as project finance and trade finance, equity and debt issuance, corporate and sovereign lending and secured transactions, as well as representation of insurance companies, banks, fund managers, equity investors and others in a variety of derivative products such as commodities, currency, interest rate, debt and equity products, and fund-linked derivatives.

Competition and antitrust: advising on competition matters and competition compliance, representation of clients on merger control, investigations by competition authorities, antitrust disputes and related litigation. Advice and negotiation of leniency agreements.

Bankruptcy and restructuring: representation in insolvency proceedings, in and out of court reorganizations, debt renegotiation and acquisition of assets. Assistance on creation of plans, participation in general meetings of creditors and preparation, registration and formalization of applicable instruments.

Real estate: advice on the structuring of real estate securitization, real estate investment funds, financing transactions for projects and analysis and creation of collateral rights. Representation of clients in lease renewal, revisions, possession, blockage of new construction, compulsory adjudication, adverse possession, as well as judicial or extrajudicial enforcement of collateral.

The firm’s clients include businesses with activities in different sectors of the global economy, such as domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, insurance, engineering, pharmaceutical, energy, telecom, oil and gas, technology, trade, aviation, investment funds, international emerging and closely held companies, and individuals. The firm’s languages are English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Antonio Tavares Paes
Corporate and M&A Leandro Coutinho Fonseca
Corporate and M&A Marcelo Freitas Pereira
Corporate and M&A Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
Corporate and M&A Mariana da Silva Lemos
Corporate and M&A Rodolfo Egli
Corporate and M&A Vamilson José Costa
Litigation and arbitration Antonio Tavares Paes
Litigation and arbitration Carolina Xavier Moreira
Litigation and arbitration Vamilson José Costa
Tax Richard Edward Dotoli
COMPLIANCE Antonio Tavares Paes
COMPLIANCE Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
COMPLIANCE Mariana da Silva Lemos
CYBERSECURITY AND DATA PRIVACY Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
LABOR AND PENSIONS Antonio Tavares Paes
LABOR AND PENSIONS Cristina Buchignani
Banking and finance Antonio Tavares Paes
Banking and finance Gustavo Dezouzart Pinto
Banking and finance Leandro Coutinho Fonseca
Competition and antitrust Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
Competition and antitrust Vamilson José Costa
Bankruptcy and restructuring Carolina Xavier Moreira
Bankruptcy and restructuring Vamilson José Costa
Real estate Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
Real estate Vamilson José Costa
Other fee-earners : 47
English (fluent)
Partners : 12