Firm Profile > Dias Carneiro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dias Carneiro Advogados
AVENIDA PAULISTA, 1079
4º e 5º ANDARES
SAO PAULO, SP 01311-200
Brazil

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Dias Carneiro Advogados has a 'good commercial understanding' and regularly advises international clients on the negotiation of project contracts, regulatory matters and project financings. A recent highlight in the renewables sector was assisting Vestas Wind Power with the negotiation of agreements with Queiroz Galvão Energia for the operation and maintenance of wind farms. Ricardo Sanches has 'incredible negotiation skills and know-how' and Thiago Vallandro Flores is 'excellent'.

Compliance Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados handled a number of corporate investigations during 2017 and 2018, and the firm illustrated its commitment to the compliance practice when it promoted Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves to partner in 2018. She is often retained by domestic and foreign companies to advise on and review compliance programs. Ricardo Sanches has a broad practice that spans anti-corruption, corporate integrity, M&A, regulatory and public law.

Electricity Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados continues to ramp up on the power side, notably adding Shanghai Electric Power Generation as a new client in 2018, among other high-profile names. Best known for its strength in commercial and regulatory matters, the group is also very active on the transactional front, particularly on the finance side. Project finance head Thiago Vallandro Flores recently advised Usina de Energia Eólica Vila Acre I on a R$105.4m loan facility from Banco do Nordeste do Brasil to finance the construction and development of a wind project. Ricardo Sanches, who leads the public law, regulatory and infrastructure groups, is also recommended.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Over the past year, Dias Carneiro Advogados' 'very business-oriented and friendly team' made a particularly strong showing in the agribusiness and energy sectors — for both lenders and borrowers. Highlights included advising Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation and the China Co-Financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean on a $55m loan to Vale do Paraná Álcool e Açúcar to finance the expansion and renewal of sugarcane plantations. On the borrower side, it assisted Biosev with its R$3.6bn global debt refinancing, which involved 11 domestic and foreign financial institutions. Department head Thiago Vallandro Flores 'understands the commercial as well as legal drivers', while increasingly prominent project finance specialist Paulo Leme is a 'very skilled banking lawyer, with deep market knowledge'.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados excels in litigation and as such is regularly instructed in judicial restructuring proceedings, where it has a solid track record representing creditors. In recent work, Laura Mendes Bumachar acted for Organización Corona, the largest individual creditor and former joint-venture partner of Eternit group, on the latter’s judicial reorganisation. Other key team members include Eduardo Zilberberg, along with Antonio Nachif and Lucas Paulino, who were appointed partner and counsel, respectively, in January 2020.

Capital markets Tier 4

Responsive and business-savvy’, Dias Carneiro Advogados debt-focused group is recommended for its expertise in energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and mining-related offerings. Highlights included advising sugar and agribusiness giant USJ Acucar e Alcool, on its R$91.8m offering of debentures. Thiago Vallandro Flores is a ‘pleasure to work with’ and heads a group that includes new arrival Anna Dutra, who was previously general counsel at Brasil Plural, and recently made-up partner Paulo Leme.

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados' antitrust and compliance expert Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves was promoted to partner in 2018, illustrating the firm's investment in these fields. The team was further bolstered by the arrival of associate Camila Lisboa Martins from L.O. Baptista Advogados. The pair are currently representing a pharmaceutical company in an administrative proceeding as part of CADE's investigation into alleged cartel practices in public procurements for drug acquisitions.

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados excels in the tech sector, often representing venture capital firms in significant acquisitions. In 2018, this included advising Monashees Capital in the purchase of a minority stake in healthcare start-up Hi Technologies, and Kaszek Ventures in the indirect acquisition of a minority stake in Hash Lab Soluções Pagamentos; Eduardo Zilberberg led the advice on both deals. Beyond this field, the team has a broader corporate and M&A offering, handling domestic and cross-border deals in several industries. A team led by Eduardo Turkienicz and Artur Fernandes Andrezo advised Dechra Pharmaceuticals on the acquisition of Laboratórios Vencofarma do Brasil. Practice group movement during 2019 saw the departure of Anna Dutra who returned to the in-house sector;  and the hire of former Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados' non-equity partner, Luana Komatsu Falkenburger, as counsel in July 2019.

Labour and employment Tier 4

A 'great business partner', Dias Carneiro Advogados  is 'very objective' and its lawyers 'reply promptly'. It stands out in the tech sector, and recently expanded its client portfolio of startups and investment funds. Practice head André de Melo Ribeiro is an 'outstanding lawyer', while Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti -who was made Counsel in January 2020- is an 'excellent labour litigator'.

Tax Tier 4

Antonio Amendola and Rodrigo Maito da Silveira lead the tax and customs department at Dias Carneiro Advogados, which had a busy year in 2018 in both litigation and consulting. The practice group has particular profile acting for clients drawn from the tech, telecoms and life sciences companies. Juan Manuel Mendez -who was made partner in July 2019- and Thiago Corrêa Vasques -who was made counsel in January 2020- are also key members of the team.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 7

The 'very capable and engaged' team at Dias Carneiro Advogados is led by Laura Bumachar, who has notable experience in litigation and restructuring. In recent work, Bumachar and recently appointed counsel Lucas Paulino successfully defended a client in a public civil action related to alleged environmental damages. Eduardo Turkienicz and Antonio Nachif -who was raised to the partnership in January 2020- are also recommended.

Firm profile: Founded almost two decades ago, Dias Carneiro is an internationally minded, full-service law firm. Our work covers a wide range of practices in a coordinated and integrated manner that enables us to identify trends and opportunities on Brazil’s fast growing market.

We advise international and domestic companies across all the key industry sectors, such as telecommunications, media, technology, aviation, chemicals, financial services, energy and infrastructure, among others.

Our team is well-known for its sophisticated approach – that combines the technical knowledge and business-oriented vision of the partners with the transforming dynamism of the associates – and its award-winning ability to offer effective and tailor-made solutions to a broad scale of legal needs.

Over the years, we have developed a solid track record of high-value cross-border matters, also strengthening our long-standing institutional relationships with some of the most prestigious law firms around the globe.

Diversity and inclusion
We believe that a plural and inclusive environment is fundamental to our success on a global scale. By valuing the different origins and perspectives of our professionals, we broaden our potential and repertoire for the benefit of our clients.

To this end, our Diversity Committee organizes round-table talks to encourage our team to reflect on the subject and to discuss strategies to stimulate the attraction, retention and development of our talents.

We also support initiatives and organizations dedicated to building a society with more opportunities for everybody. Learn more

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial Agreements Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Commercial Agreements Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Artur Andrezo art@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2135
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Eduardo Zilberberg ez@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2122
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Gustavo Junqueira gju@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2158
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Paulo Leme prl@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2114
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Thiago Vallandro Flores tvf@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2106
Data Protection and Privacy Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Data Protection and Privacy Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
Digital Law and Technology Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Digital Law and Technology Eduardo Zilberberg ez@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2122
Digital Law and Technology Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
Environmental Ricardo Sanches rws@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2126
Franchise and Distribution Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Franchise and Distribution Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
Real Estate Paulo Afonso Tavares Rodrigues par@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2134
Venture Capital and Startups Eduardo Zilberberg ez@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2122
Project Finance, Credit Operations, Banking Law and Capital Markets Thiago Vallandro Flores tvf@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2106
Project Finance, Credit Operations, Banking Law and Capital Markets Ricardo Sanches rws@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2126
Project Finance, Credit Operations, Banking Law and Capital Markets Paulo Leme prl@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2114
Project Finance, Credit Operations, Banking Law and Capital Markets Gustavo Junqueira gju@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2158
Debt Restructuring and Insolvency Laura Bumachar lmb@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2107
Debt Restructuring and Insolvency Thiago Vallandro Flores tvf@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2106
Debt Restructuring and Insolvency Eduardo Zilberberg ez@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2122
Tax and Customs Antonio Amendola aca@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2127
Tax and Customs Rodrigo Maito da Silveira rms@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2146
Intellectual property Vanessa Pareja Lerner vpa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2159
General corporate and commercial contracts Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Labor, Social Security and Immigration Law André de Melo Ribeiro amr@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2115
Public Law, Regulatory and Infrastructure Ricardo Sanches rws@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2126
Public Law, Regulatory and Infrastructure Paulo Leme prl@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2114
Antitrust Joyce Alves joa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2118
Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations Joyce Alves joa@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2118
Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation and Arbitration Laura Bumachar lmb@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2107
Project Finance, Credit Operations, Banking Law and Capital Markets Paula Seabra Carvalho Reis psb@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2120
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Paula Seabra Carvalho Reis psb@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2120
Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations Ricardo Sanches rws@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2126
Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations Rodrigo Maito da Silveira rms@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2146
Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations Eduardo Turkienicz nic@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2112
Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations André de Melo Ribeiro amr@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2115
Other fee-earners : 60
Total staff : 95
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