Firm Profile > Dias Carneiro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy) Tier 2

Offering transactional and regulatory advice, the team at Dias Carneiro Advogados has notable strength in the negotiation of project contracts, M&A and financing deals. Several active players in the renewable energy market, particularly those involved in wind and solar generation, frequently seek the team's advice in relation to regulations, investments, project finance and development. Ricardo Sanches receives instructions from domestic and foreign energy companies, financial institutions and investment funds, which seek assistance with public procurement, project finance and regulatory matters. He jointly leads the practice with Thiago Vallandro Flores, who 'stands out in the Brazilian legal market in the area of energy and project financing'.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Sanches; Thiago Vallandro Flores

Testimonials

‘Dias Carneiro is a medium-sized firm that provides first-rate legal services. They have a very strong team in the area of project finance and energy. Dias Carneiro, in particular, has a very strong regulatory team in the energy sector. Partners actively participate in calls and in reviewing documents, which consistently ensures the highest quality of services. Dias Carneiro is known for its attention to detail. The team is very integrated and proactive.’

‘In general, Dias Carneiro’s team is known for its technical excellence, speed and attention to detail. Thiago Vallandro Flores is excellent and very proactive, and stands out in the Brazilian legal market in the area of energy and project financing.’

Key clients

Biosev

EDP Renováveis Brasil

Engie

First Solar

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Investment Corporation

Kinea Investimentos

Trina Solar

Vestas Wind Power

Vestas Power Development

Voltalia Group

International Finance Corporation

DNB Bank

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Dias Carneiro Advogados' infrastructure and projects team is 'known for its technical excellence, speed and attention to detail'. The firm is well positioned to advise stakeholders engaged in project finance matters and M&A deals involving infrastructure assets from both a domestic and an international perspective. The practice is particularly well regarded for its ability to lead on financing transactions and negotiations of project contracts pertaining to the energy sector, with a special emphasis on renewables. Project finance specialist Thiago Vallandro Flores oversees the department with Ricardo Sanches, who is routinely instructed by investors, financial institutions and development banks in project finance, PPPs and regulatory matters pertaining to the energy and transport sectors. Project and energy financing are also notable areas of practice for Gustavo Junqueira and Paulo Leme.

Practice head(s):

Thiago Vallandro Flores; Ricardo Sanches

Testimonials

‘Dias Carneiro is a medium-sized firm that provides first-rate legal services. They have a very strong team in the area of project finance and energy. The partners actively participate in calls and in reviewing documents, which consistently ensures the highest quality of services. Dias Carneiro is known for its attention to detail. The team is very integrated and proactive.’

‘In general, Dias Carneiro’s team is known for its technical excellence, speed and attention to detail.’

‘Thiago Vallandro Flores is excellent and very proactive, and stands out in the Brazilian legal market in the area of energy and project financing.’

‘Team is very knowledgeable about the market and applicable legislation, in addition to being pro business. Paulo Leme and Thiago Vallandro Flores are great.’ 

Key clients

Biosev

EDP Renováveis

Engie

First Solar

Inter-American Development Bank

Kinea Investimentos

Trina Solar

Vestas Wind Power

Vestas Power Development

Voltalia Group

International Finance Corporation

DNB Bank

BTG Pactual Gestora de Recursos

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados stands out for its expertise in insolvency proceedings and out-of-court debt restructurings. The firm has an active debtor-side practice, and also represents trade creditors in major bankruptcies. The team is led by the highly regarded Laura Mendes Bumachar, and is especially strong in litigation, as well as in cross-border matters. It also provides a significant amount of non-contentious advice, and was particularly active in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, guiding clients through steps to avoid insolvency. Another key contact is Antonio Nachif, who has over 15 years' experience in the market.

Practice head(s):

Laura Mendes Bumachar

Testimonials

‘Laura Bumachar is a phenomenal practitioner in this space. Her many years of practice combined with a responsive and pragmatic approach make her stand out.’

‘Laura Bumachar and her team are in the top echelons of bankruptcy practice in Brazil. They are knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic. ‘

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Brasil

Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia

Biofast Medicina e Saúde

Black&Decker do Brasil

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

M-SKO Investiments

Newton Sérgio de Souza

OCP

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

Organización Corona

Petróleo Sabbá

Raízen Combustíveis

Raízen Energia

Suzlon Energia Eólica do Brasil

UBS Securities

Unicasa Comércio de Móveis

Walkers

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

Work related to privacy and data protection compliance issues is a standout strength for Dias Carneiro Advogados' department, which acts for clients in the banking, gaming, education, start-up and digital sectors. Its practitioners are particularly skilled in the drafting of privacy policy reviews, structuring of cybersecurity programmes, data transfers and data incidents. Vanessa Pareja Lerner is a key contact for technology, video game, media and entertainment companies seeking advice on data protection matters. She oversees the practice with Eduardo Turkienicz, who regularly advises on the management of compliance risks and privacy issues.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Pareja Lerner; Eduardo Turkienicz

Key clients

Echoenergia Participações

Monashees Capital

Riot Games

Banco KEB Hana do Brasil

Arquivei Serviços Online

Epic Games

2RM Tecnologia da Informação

Apptite

Lalamove Tecnologia (Brasil)

Cristália Produtos Químicos

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 3

Dias Carneiro Advogados advises start-ups and well-established technology companies on all aspects of their business operations, including product structuring, regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, commercial agreements, IP rights and data protection matters. Vanessa Pareja Lerner is singled out for her in-depth knowledge of the video game industry; she is instructed by a varied client base on transactional and commercial mandates. Eduardo Turkienicz is another name to note in the TMT team.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Pareja Lerner; Eduardo Turkienicz

Key clients

Wargaming.net

Monashees Capital

Riot Games

Ubisoft

Arquivei Serviços Online

Epic Games

Memed 2RM Tecnologia da Informação

Supercell

Lalamove Tecnologia (Brasil)

Mercado Livre

Apptite – Inovações E Tecnologia

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados has established a notable practice in advising multilateral lenders, including the IFC and the Inter-American Development Bank. This has led to a good grounding in cross-border financings, including infrastructure projects across key sectors such as renewables, oil and gas, mining, sanitation, ports and telecoms. Corporate finance work also features prominently, advising borrowers and lenders on M&A, restructurings and structured finance. Practice head Thiago Vallandro Flores receives strong support from Ricardo Sanches on project finance, as well as Gustavo Junqueira and Paulo Leme.

Practice head(s):

Thiago Vallandro Flores

Testimonials

‘Good availability of the partners and excellent quality of the work delivered by the firm.’

‘Very pro assets, pro business and creative in the judicial solutions to issues that arise.’

Thiago Flores – Gustavo Junqueira – Rodrigo Murissi – Arthur Fontoura: Everyone is very proactive, available and creative to face the legal issues presented by the transactions.

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank

China Development Bank Corporation

Voltalia Group

Banco KEB Hana

USJ – Açúcar e Álcool

International Finance Corporation

EDP Renováveis

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

Biosev

Kinea Investimentos

DNB Bank

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados represents issuers from across a range of industries, including energy, agribusiness and real estate. The team is especially experienced on the debt capital markets side, regularly advising on the issuance of debentures, real estate receivables certificates and agricultural receivables certificates, as well as international bond listings. Finance partner Thiago Vallandro Flores leads the team, which includes Gustavo Junqueira and Paulo Leme.

Practice head(s):

Thiago Vallandro Flores

Key clients

Logos Companhia Securitizadora

True Securitizadora

Marisol

Marisol Vestuário

Voltalia Group

Banco KEB HANA

Kinea Investimentos

Biosev

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Catálise Investimentos

Inter-American Development Bank

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

Banco Brasil Plural

International Finance Corporation

Companhia Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros Vert-Leve Capital

Brazil > Compliance Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados' compliance team acts for a diverse mix of clients operating in the logistics, life sciences and financial services sectors, among others. Practice head Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves specialises in both compliance and competition, making her well placed to advise on the anti-corruption and antitrust aspects involved in public bid procedures, in addition to handling crisis management, compliance programmes and corporate investigations. Counsel Andrea de Sousa Machado is regularly involved in the department's key mandates, as is labour and social security expert André de Melo Ribeiro.

Practice head(s):

Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves

Key clients

Ciena Communications Brasil

CIFI – Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamento de Infraestrutura

Companhia Melhoramentos de São Paulo

Cristália Produtos Químicos Farmacêuticos

GLP Brasil Empreendimentos e Participações

Servizi Group

First Solar

Gate Gourmet

Verisign

Bayer S.A.

Inter American Development Bank

Full Truck Alliance

Google Pagamentos Brasil

Tok&Stok

Riot

Lalamove

Revelo

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 4

Dias Carneiro Advogados has a versatile tax practice with good expertise in direct, indirect and international taxation issues. The team is especially strong on transactional tax matters, where it works closely with the firm's active corporate finance team. Non-contentious support on day-to-day issues, including social security contributions and state and municipal taxes, also feature prominently in the firm's workload. Antonio Amendola and Rodrigo Maito da Silveira are also active in tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Amendola; Rodrigo Maito da Silveira

Testimonials

Full service office of excellent quality, with great availability and attention from the partners. Expertise in specific sectors and in highly complex topics.’

Antonio Amendola – in addition to having excellent tax knowledge, he seeks to deeply understand the client’s business in order to offer the most adequate solution and protect their interests. His involvement in absolutely every job makes all the difference.’

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 5

Dias Carneiro Advogados advises national and international companies on merger control, antitrust investigations and competition compliance. Practice head Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves specialises in antitrust and compliance, and is particularly active in bid-rigging investigations, where she draws on her previous experience working for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Court of Audit of the State of São Paulo. Associate Tayná Gasparotto Rodrigues focuses her practice on antitrust and anti-corruption, and is often involved in the department's key mandates.

Practice head(s):

Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves

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 Inc

Instituto Biochimico Indústria Farmacêutica

Servizi Italia

Arquivei

Full Truck Alliance

Memed

Riot Games

Infracommerce

Tora Transportes

Marubeni Corporation

E-Bricks

Monashees Capital

EDK

Banco Votorantim

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

'A very responsive team with a great understanding of the clients' needs', Dias Carneiro Advogados maintains an active corporate and M&A practice, acting on significant acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and reorganisations, in addition to assisting clients in day-to-day corporate matters. The team has recently been particularly active in the renewable energy and technology sectors, though its broad practice also sees it working on a range of deals beyond these sectors. The firm's diversity committee organises roundtable talks on relevant D&I issues, and the firm supports a number of projects and organisations, including Incluir Directo and Best Buddies Brasil, a non-profit that promotes the social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The department has seen some changes, with the arrival of corporate, M&A and debt restructuring expert Paula Seabra Carvalho Reis in May 2020 and the departure of Eduardo Zilberberg in April 2021. Artur Fernandes Andrezo has notable experience in large M&A and private equity deals; Débora Trovões Cabral is a key contact at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Artur Fernandes Andrezo; Paula Seabra Carvalho Reis

Testimonials

Very technical team in the corporate area, delivering a perfect job without errors.’

A very responsive team with a great understanding of the clients’ needs. Thiago Flores and Gustavo Junqueira are both great professionals, with a lot of experience in M&A transactions and great understanding of the clients’ needs.’

Experience of working with US based venture capital investors.’

Key clients

Banco Votorantim

Brasil Plural

BTG

CITIC Agri Fund Management

Cura Mérya

Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Dental Cremer Produtos Odontológicos

DOMO Invest

Infracommerce

EDK Mineração

EDP Renováveis Brasil

Gate Gourmet

Gerdau Aços Longos

GTIS Partners

Igah Ventures

Inovabra

Itaú Unibanco

Kaszek Ventures

KSM Realty

Monashees Capital

Oba Hortifruti

Odebrecht

Otinga Investimentos

Parparticipadas

Provence Capital

RAGT Semences

R3 LLC

Ribbit Capital

Robert Bosch

Servizi Italia

Siguler Guff & Company

Single Home

Solairedirect

Stefanini

Vallourec

Vestas

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Vox Capital

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 5

Dias Carneiro Advogados has a small but focused practice that offers a good mix of strategic employment and litigation support. Practice head André de Melo Ribeiro has significant experience in judicial and administrative proceedings, and also advises on related transactional issues, HR policies and compensation procedures. Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti - who was promoted to partner in July 2021 - leads the labour litigation side of the practice, which regularly represents clients from a wide range of industries in individual and collective claims.

Practice head(s):

André de Melo Ribeiro

Testimonials

The labour department is always available to support our demands quickly and clearly, thinking about creative and pro-business solutions, facilitating risk analysis and decision-making.’

André de Melo Ribeiro, Pedro Xavier de Mendonça Bandeira Azevedo, Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti and Carine Barbara Korgul Silva are recommended.’

Key clients

Gate Gourmet

Teva Pharmaceutics

Ciena Telecom

Vestas

Inter-American Development Bank

Puig Cometics

AAK do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Óleos Vegetais

Hunstman Chemical

Riot Games

Sykué Bioenergia

Grupo Zap

Oracle

Gilead Pharmaceutics

Servizi Italia

Oracle

Dental Cremer

Henry Schein

Applus

ConectCar

Quantiq

Cellera Pharmaceutics

Lima do Brasil – Lima Corp

Intermarine Yachts

Phoenix Towers

Vencofarma

Sallve

Revelo

Globo

Sumup Payments

Intelipost

Grow

Lalamove

Nvent

Prisma Capital

Arquivei

Lalamove

Melhoramentos

Memed

Pipo Saúde

Bom Trato Investment Fund

Reptrak

Santos Brasil

Brazil > Public law Tier 5

Dias Carneiro Advogados has extensive experience in public procurement procedures, government contracts and related dispute resolution. On the contentious front, the practice is skilled at representing companies before audit courts and handling administrative and judicial proceedings. Assisting clients with the assessment of risks in relation to joint ventures and transactions with public law and regulatory implications is another area of strength for the department led by Ricardo Sanches. Joyce Ruiz Rodrigues Alves is a key individual, with expertise in administrative law and anti-corruption matters.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Sanches

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 Inc

Instituto Biochimico

Verisure

StandardAero Aviation Holdings

Marubeni Corporation

EDP Renováveis

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Dias Carneiro Advogados is instructed by clients from an array of industries, including banking, construction, energy, life sciences, agribusiness and insurance. Led by 'excellent litigatorAntonio Nachif and the highly regarded Laura Mendes Bumachar - whose areas of expertise cover restructuring and insolvency, litigation and arbitration - the department is particularly active in corporate and commercial disputes. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Álvaro Brito Arantes from Muriel Medici Franco Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Laura Mendes Bumachar; Antonio Nachif

Testimonials

‘Dias Carneiro’s team is experienced and knows the industry very well. The litigation team always presents viable and reasonable strategies. Antonio Nachif has great technical knowledge.’

‘Knowledge of the subject. Antonio Nachif is an excellent litigator, closely monitors the processes that he is responsible for and is always available for any meetings or clarifications.’

‘The litigation team has a high technical capacity to act in complex cases. Excellent service. Antônio Nachif is recommended.’

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Trading Limited

Brasil Plural  – Banco Múltiplo

Control Union Brasil

Emsenhuber Advogados Associados

Grendene

Interpart Planej. de Negócios Empresariais

KSM Realty

Memed

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

Raízen Combustíveis Group

Raízen Energia

Riot Games Serviços

Schneider Electric Brasil

Solairedirect SAS

UBS

Dental Cremer Produtos Odontológicos

Vivareal Internet

OLX Atividades de Internet

Brazil > Real estate

The promotion of real estate specialist Paulo Afonso Tavares Rodrigues to partner in January 2021 was a clear indication of Dias Carneiro Advogados’ investment in this field; areas of expertise for the team include property acquisitions and sales, real estate developments and lease agreements.

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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