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 is regularly involved in domestic and cross-border financing and debt restructuring deals, as well as M&A transactions in the context of infrastructure projects. The practice is particularly experienced in providing advice to credit agencies and development banks, but also excels in a range of industries, including renewable energy, sanitation, mining, oil and gas, telecoms and ports. The service offering also covers the negotiation of project contracts and regulatory issues. The department is jointly headed by finance expert Thiago Vallandro Flores and Ricardo Sanches, whose legal background also includes public law. Gustavo Junqueira is noted for his expertise in financing and debt restructuring transactions. The recent hire of Luana Komatsu Falkenburger from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados boosted the team's offering in relation to financing and corporate deals in the infrastructure sector.

Testimonials

‘Luana Komatsu is a rising star. She is objective, with a solid legal and regulatory knowledge and an outstanding practical and academic background. She is a killer in drafting sessions, thus a unique piece in a law firm.’

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Investment Corporation

China Development Bank Corporation

Voltalia Group

Vestas Wind Power

Czarnikow

Banco KEB Hana

USJ – Açúcar e Álcool

International Finance Corporation

EDP Renewables

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

Biosev

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

AES Energia

Trina Solar

Engie

Compliance Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados continues to handle a significant number of internal investigations and also advises clients on crisis management, compliance programmes and compliance in the context of public bids. Practice head Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves is 'an excellent advisor on compliance matters'. André de Melo Ribeiro and counsel Andrea de Sousa Machado are also active members of the team.

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Testimonials

‘Partner availability and involvement is remarkable. The quality of work delivery is really consistent.

Joyce Alves is an excellent advisor on compliance matters. She has a lot of experience and practice on the field. She is a partner always available for her clients and gets personally involved in the work. Her team is well trained and occasional changes are smooth to clients.

Key clients

Ciena Communications Brasil

CIFI – Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamento de Infraestrutura

Companhia Melhoramentos de São Paulo

Cristália Produtos Químicos Farmacêuticos

Editora Melhoramentos

GLP Brasil Empreendimentos e Participações

Servizi Group

First Solar

Gate Gourmet

Verisign

Bayer

Inter American Development Bank (IDB)

Full Truck Alliance

Lalamove

Revelo

Electricity Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados offers advice to clients in relation to project contract negotiations, domestic and cross-border project financing and regulatory matters. The practice demonstrates strength in project development and acquisitions, and M&A transactions pertaining to the power sector across various segments, encompassing traditional and renewable energy, particularly wind and solar power. The department is jointly led by Ricardo Sanches, who is proficient in transactions involving utilities and PPPs, and Thiago Vallandro Flores, who focuses on financing issues and private equity matters.

Key clients

AES Energia

Biosev

EDP Renováveis Brasil

Engie

First Solar

Inter-American Development Bank / Inter-American Investment Corporation

Kinea Investimentos

Shanghai Electric Power Generation Engineering Co.

Sykué Geração de Energia

Trina Solar

Vestas Wind Power

Voltalia Group

International Finance Corporation

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados advises creditors and investors on judicial reorganisations and out-of-court debt restructurings. The team is also noted for its strong litigation expertise; practice head Laura Mendes Bumachar in particular has a strong reputation on the contentious side of insolvency proceedings. Other key partners include Eduardo Zilberberg and the recently promoted Antonio Nachif.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Laura and her team stand out among their peers by bringing their clients a different approach from the vast majority of practices. Their negotiation skills, allied to their law knowledge, helps them developing new paths in several legal processes.’

‘Good commitment, responsiveness, and technical knowledge.’

‘Laura Bumachar always seems to know precisely how to navigate in a plethora of paths available to help our legal department.’

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Limited

Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia

Biofast Medicina e Saúde

Brasil Plural Special Situations Nonstandard Credit Investment Fund

China Development Bank

Czarnikow Brasil

Dominion Instalações e Montagens

Emsenhuber Advogados Associados

Interpart Planejamento de Negócios Empresariais

Mag Brasil Comércio e Assistência Técnica de Máquinas

Newton Sérgio de Souza

OCP

Organización Corona

Petróleo Sabbá

Raízen Combustíveis

Raízen Energia

Suzlon Energia Eólica do Brasil

UBS Securities LLC

TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados has a successful track record in issues related to privacy and data protection, drafting and reviewing internal policies on behalf of clients, as well as negotiating international data transfers. Its clients range from banks to data-driven companies, start-ups and game developers. Vanessa Pareja Lerner co-ordinates the department, bringing to the table expertise in technology and commercial contracts.

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Testimonials

‘The Dias team are exceptional to work with, they are not only diligent with every detail but also understand our business to guide us through the issues that are important to us.’

‘We work closely with Juliana and Vanessa – both of which are great to work with. Our first engagement was a large, complex deal and both of them navigated the legal issues, all the while translating from Portuguese to English for us. They proved to drive closure by understanding both sides and determining the best course forward.’

‘DCA raises the bar by combining expertise with pragmatism. They are able to bring different perspectives and examples when asked to advise on how to solve issues, regardless of the area of knowledge (labour, IP, tax, digital,…). They know who to assign the questions within their team and coordinate their process to come up with an assertive resolution to us on time, in a multi-disciplinary approach.’

‘DCA professionals build a strong relationship with our teams based on trust, commitment with time, quality and transparency.’

Key clients

Wargaming.net

H2O.ai

Neoway Tecnologia Integrada Assessoria e Negócios

Arquivei Serviços Online

Riot Games

2RM Tecnologia da Informação

dataPlor

Lalamove Tecnologia (Brasil)

Contratado Tecnologia

Intelipost Consultoria e Tecnologia

Banking and finance Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados represents a mix of lenders and borrowers, including major multilaterals. Its partners, including practice head Thiago Vallandro Flores and Paulo Leme, are noted for their strong expertise advising clients in the energy, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors. The team also has strong experience in cross-border financings, project finance and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Investment Corporation

China Development Bank Corporation

Voltalia Group

Czarnikow

Banco KEB Hana

USJ – Açúcar e Álcool

International Finance Corporation

EDP Renováveis

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

Biosev

Kinea Investimentos

Capital markets Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados offers strong experience in domestic and international debt capital markets work. It is especially active on the issuer side, and regularly advises on the issuance of debentures and real estate receivables certificates. The firm also has a good track record acting for clients in the renewables industry. Thiago Vallandro Flores, Paulo Leme and Gustavo Junqueira are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Logos Companhia Securitizadora

True Securitizadora

Marisol

Voltalia Group

Banco KEB Hana

Kinea Investimentos

Biosev

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Czarnikow

Catálise Investimentos

Inter-American Development Bank / Inter-American Investment Corporation

Banco Brasil Plural

Marisol Vestuário

International Finance Corporation

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

Dias Carneiro AdvogadosJoyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves has a combined antitrust and anti-corruption practice and is active in bid-rigging investigations and other conduct work. The firm is particularly strong in the technology sector; as such, the competition department is well versed in merger control in the context of technology transactions. André de Melo Ferreira and associate Tayná Gasparotto Rodrigues are often involved in the department's key cases.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Joyce Alves, the partner in charge of competition and anti-trust matters, provided us with very fine legal advice combined with a high degree of availability.’

We faced a transaction in a jurisdiction far away from ours (and therefore with significant time difference) and with a different legal landscape and way of doing business. Having a clear and practical guidance from the local counsel in a timely and responsive manner was of the utmost importance.’

Key clients

Cristália Produtos Farmaceuticos

Fuji Eletric Holdings

Japan AE Power Systems Corporation

Concremat Engenharia e Tecnologia

Redex Telecomunicações

Araguaia Indústria, Comércio e Serviços

Sociedade Civil de Saneamento

Henry Schein

Instituto Biochimico Indústria Farmacêutica

Servizi Italia

Benq Latin America

Arquivei

Czarnikow

Full Truck Alliance

Marubeni Corporation

E-Bricks

Monashees Capital

EDK

Dental Crremer

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The 'commercially astute' team at Dias Carneiro Advogados has 'one of the best' venture capital practices in Brazil. Among the department's recent work was its advice to venture capital fund Monashees Capital on the acquisition of a minority stake in Fazenda Futuro Produtos Alimentícios, a Brazilian plant-based 'meat' startup. Artur Fernandes Andrezo heads the M&A practice and is noted for his business sense. Paula Seabra Carvalho Reis joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in May 2020; her experience spans M&A, corporate restructurings and general corporate law. Associates Vivian Tito Rudge and Luiz Fernando Silva Ramos Filho are also key contacts. Since publication, Eduardo Zilberberg left the firm in April 2021.

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Testimonials

Their venture capital practice is one the best in Brazil. Eduardo’s Zilberberg team have shown deep knowledge of VC funding best practices and contractual arrangements for the sector. They were able to quickly formulate effective strategies for each case, exceeding our expectations time and again.

Eduardo Zilberberg stands out as one the most admirable, knowledgeable and dedicated venture capital lawyers we have ever worked with, setting the highest standards of work in his team. He is very personable and easily gains the trust of everybody on the negotiation table.

Vivian Tito Rudge is a brilliant lawyer, an amazing problem-solving machine. She has superior analytical skills and can process large volumes of information, devising practical and clever solutions to move the deal forward. I cannot recommend her enough.

I would highlight Artur’s knowledge of accounting aspects and commercial conditions of business conducted by my company. His team also is fully committed and I can totally rely on them.

DCA’s corporate and M&A practice is strong. They regularly handle the local Brazilian aspects of cross border M&A and financing transactions and are also proficient when required to take the “lead counsel” role. Very responsive and commercially astute.

Very available, efficient and client aligned.

Eduardo Zilberberg and Vivian Tito Rudge are standout attorneys. They are commercially astute and highly responsive and manage transactions efficiently.

Great service, they are quick to return and are attentive.

Key clients

Vox Capital

CITIC Agri Fund Management

e.Bricks Ventures

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Solairedirect

Parparticipadas, SGPS

Gerdau Aços Longos

Monashees Capital

Servizi Italia

Kaszek Ventures

DOMO Invest

Lótus Logística Integrada

GTIS Partners

Single Home

BTG Pactual

Brasil Plural

Otinga Investimentos

KSM Realty

Ribbit Capital

Dechra Pharmaceuticals

RAGT Semences

EDP Renováveis Brasil

Gate Gourmet

Oba Hortifruti

Clinica Médica e Odontológica Saúde Inclusão Medicina

Provence Capital

EDK Mineração

Robert Bosch

Inovabra

Dental Cremer Produtos Odontológicos

Siguler Guff & Company

Stefanini

Mahle

Vallourec

Odebrecht

Labour and employment Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados offers a reliable, full-service employment practice, with a good combination of litigation and strategic support. The team regularly represents clients in administrative and judicial disputes. On the consultancy side, it advises on labour union negotiations, company restructurings, senior employee compensation and stock options, as well as acquisitions and divestments. Practice head André de Melo Ribeiro oversees the department, with strong support from highly rated labour litigation head Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti, who was promoted to partner in July 2021.

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Testimonials

‘An extremely qualified team, that acts with seriousness, giving security and reliability to the analyses and to what we need to implement.’

‘The team raises the bar by combining expertise with pragmatism. They are able to bring different perspectives and examples when asked to advise on how to solve issues in our business, regardless of the area of knowledge.’

‘They know who to assign the questions within their team and coordinate their process to come up with an assertive resolution to us on time, in a multi-discipline approach. Finally, the attention they give us, all the time, with no restriction, get us the confidence that we can get back to then anytime we need.’

Key clients

Grupo Zap

Riot Games

Sykué Bioenergia

Oracle

Teva Pharmaceutics

Gilead Pharmaceutics

Huntsman

Vestas

Intermarine Yachts

Dental Cremer/Henry Schein

Ciena Telecom

Phoenix Towers

Quantiq

Applus

Cellera Pharmaceutics

Vencofarma

Gate Gourmet

Globo

Hunstman Chemical

Intelipost

Grow

Lalamove

Nvent

Oracle

Prisma Capital

Sallve

Casa Humana

Tax Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados' active tax team handles an even mix of consulting and litigation work. The lawyers regularly advise on related social security issues and tax audits, and are experienced across a wide range of disputes, including customs claims at administrative and judicial levels. Tax structuring and risk management feature high on the agenda, both on domestic and cross-border transactions. Key partners include the versatile Antonio Amendola, Rodrigo Maito da Silveira and Juan Manuel Mendez. Since publication, the practice was further boosted in June 2021 with the hires of Maurício Chapinoti and Rafael Balanin from Vidigal Neto Advogados.

TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 4

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, Dias Carneiro Advogados provides assistance in a wide range of issues pertaining to the technology sector, including regulatory matters, commercial agreements and the protection of IP assets. The team demonstrates particular strength in acting for companies from the video game industry in relation to e-sports regulation, which is an area of expertise for practice head Vanessa Pareja Lerner. Lerner, whose specialisms also include licensing agreements and technology transfers, leads the department alongside Eduardo Turkienicz.

Testimonials

‘The team is exceptional to work with. Lawyers are not only diligent with every detail but also understand our business to guide us through the issues that are important to us.’

‘We work closely with Juliana and Vanessa – both of which are great to work with.  Our first engagement was a large, complex deal and both of them navigated the legal issues, all the while translating from Portuguese to English for us. They proved to drive closure by understanding both sides and determining the best course forward.’

‘The team is able to bring different perspective and examples when asked to advise on how to solve issues in our business, regardless of the area of knowledge (labour, IP, tax, digital,…). They know who to assign the questions within their team and coordinate their process to come up with an assertive resolution to us on time in a multidisciplinary approach.’

‘DCA professionals build a strong relationship with our teams based on trust, commitment with time, quality and transparency. They go beyond what is asked and look for news, articles and other evidence to complement their advisory when getting back to us.’

Key clients

Wargaming.net

Monashees Capital

Riot Games

Ubisoft

Arquivei Serviços Online

Epic Games

2RM Tecnologia da Informação

dataPlor

Lalamove Tecnologia (Brasil)

H2O.ai

Public law Tier 5

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, Dias Carneiro Advogados brings together expertise in administrative, constitutional and tax law, anti-corruption and regulation. The practice has a strong track record in public procurement matters and administrative contracts, also offering representation to clients in related disputes. Ricardo Sanches leads the department, which assists a client base operating in a range of industry segments, but with particular emphasis on the renewable energy sector. Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves, who often advises on matters relating to compliance with Brazilian public procurement law, is also a name to note for administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Editora Melhoramentos

Ciena Communications Brasil

CIFI – Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamento de Infraestrutura

Cristália Produtos Químicos

Servizi Group

Global Properties Group

First Solar

Solairedirect

Vestas Wind Power

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Couchbase

Instituto Biochimico

Verisure

StandardAero Aviation Holdings

Marubeni Corporation

EDP Renováveis

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Dias Carneiro Advogados focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, and also provides advice on the prevention of conflicts. The team is jointly led by Laura Mendes Bumachar, whose experience covers litigation and arbitration, and recently promoted partner Antonio Nachif, who is often instructed by clients operating in a range of industries, including banking, energy, construction, insurance and agribusiness. Since publication, Álvaro Brito Arantes has joined the firm from Muriel Medici Franco Advogados.

Testimonials

‘The team demonstrates a lot of dedication and effort to solve the cases, it is attentive to the judgments about similar cases in order to use any favourable precedent in the solution of the cases.’

‘The team is well organised and conducts extensive research of judgements in order to assist in all decisions. They answer questions immediately, which shows that they follow the processes and have knowledge of the procedures.’

‘They are easily accessible, respond to contacts very quickly. They are intelligent and studious, communicate very clearly and have extensive knowledge in the areas in which they operate. They follow the cases very closely, having knowledge of everything that occurs in the process and answer questions immediately, without having to research the current one.’

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Trading Limited

Brasil Plural

Control Union Brasil

Emsenhuber Advogados Associados

Grendene

Interpart Planejamento de Negócios Empresariais

Raízen Combustíveis Group

Raízen Energia

Riot Games Serviços

Solairedirect SASUBS

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, Data Protection and Privacy, Franchise and Distribution, Intellectual Property and Entertainment, Anti-corruption, Compliance and Internal Investigations 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 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 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
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
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
Real Estate Paulo Afonso Tavares Rodrigues par@diascarneiro.com.br +55 11 3087 2134
Other fee-earners : 60
Total staff : 95
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