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 Tavares Paes Advogados 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. Costa Tavares Paes Advogados acts on a variety of dispute resolution matters, including administrative and judicial litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, both domestically and internationally. In addition, the firm acts as a strategic advisor to its clients in preventative practices in the areas of (amongst others) banking and financial services, corporate matters and M&A, aviation, oil and gas, infrastructure, insolvency matters, labour law, inbound and outbound investments, contract issues, antitrust
and competition matters and compliance issues. Costa Tavares Paes Advogados’s offices are in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

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 privacy-related disputes. Data security breach response.

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, individuals, water and sanitation, agribusiness and ports.


Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Antonio Tavares Paes
Corporate and M&A Leandro Coutinho Fonseca
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 Antonio Tavares Paes
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Maria Cibele Affonso dos Santos
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Vamilson Jose Costa
Labour, Employment and Pensions Antonio Tavares Paes
Labour, Employment 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
Arbitration Cristiano Cardoso Dias
Corporate and M&A Rafael Lins e Silva Nascimento
Other fee-earners : 47
English (fluent)
Partners : 12