Firm Profile > Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 04538-132

Capital markets Tier 3

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados’ practice, which is particularly active in real estate and agribusiness-related deals, is weighted towards the debt capital markets. The firm is routinely engaged by both issuers and underwriters to advise on major public offerings and it recently advised Terra Investimentos Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, as lead underwriter, on Gaia Cred II Companhia Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros’ landmark social-bond offering. It also advised two SPVs of Naturgy Group on their issuance of photovoltaic infrastructure bonds. Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione and Marcos Vinicius Pulino co-lead a department that also includes newly made-up partner Diego Gonçalves Coelho.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The five-partner team at Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados is retained by major companies in strategic corporate transactions. The firm has also developed significant expertise in distressed M&A and in corporate litigation. 2018 was another active year for the team. Among a long list of highlights was Eduardo Taleb Boulos' advice to Swiss Re on the acquisition of a minority interest in USS Soluções Gerenciadas, and Augusto César Rodrigues' advice to Global Power Generation on its purchase of a solar power project from Canadian Solar. Other key figures include head of the Korean desk Eduardo Juaçaba, who represents major South Korean companies; and Milana Antoniolli Martins who handles M&A, corporate governance, disputes and regulatory matters. Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini and Guilherme Bertolini Fernandes dos Santos are names to note at the senior associate level.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados established a bankruptcy and restructuring practice in 2018 with the arrival of Paulo Fernando Camana Filho from preeminent restructuring firm Felsberg Advogados. In ongoing work, he is representing three affiliates of a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in their Brazilian expedited reorganisation proceeding. Senior associate Karina Ferraz Deorio has strong experience in this field. Since publication however, in April 2020, Campana has moved to Veirano Advogados.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados 'acts like a team' and is 'very careful handling relations with the client'. Key figures Milana Antoniolli Martins and Marcos Vinicius Pulino was joined by Fábio Sertori who arrived from Felsberg Advogados, as did Daniel Engel, who subsequently moved to Veirano Advogados in Spetember 2019. GRU Airport, Grupo Gransolar, Goldwind International Holdings and American Airlines are clients.

Real estate Tier 4

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados' Diego Gonçalves Coelho specialises in real estate, capital markets and agribusiness finance. The team is often instructed to advise on real estate due diligence and the issue of CRI.

Banking and finance Tier 5

At Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados, lawyers are commended for their 'practical and fast service' and for providing 'straight-to-the-point advice'. A solid performer in syndicated loans and project finance, the group also handles regulatory matters, with specialist expertise in payments and foreign exchange regulation. Highlights included advising Caixa Econômica Federal on Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional's headline debt restructuring — Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione led that work. On the regulatory front, Marcos Vinicius Pulino provides ongoing advice to HSBC Brasil Banco de Investimento on banking regulation and corporate governance matters. Marcelo Padua Lima is also recommended and, together with Cascione, advised Google Brasil Pagamentos on a range of issues, including payments and foreign-exchange regulations. Other key clients include Banco Votorantim, Scania Banco and Uber.

Tax Tier 5

The busy and sizeable tax practice at Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados handles a mixture of standalone and transaction-related tax matters for a broad client base. Luca Priolli Salvoni is the key contact following Thiago Rulfalco Medaglia's July-2019 departure for TozziniFreire Advogados.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 6

The 'hands-on and available' litigators at Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados handle a range of corporate and commercial disputes. The firm established a corporate crime practice with the arrival of Leonardo Avelar in 2019. In another significant development, it hired litigation and arbitration specialist Renato Moraes from Moraes Pitombo Advogados in 2018. Meanwhile, Aurélio Marchini Santos  left to establish Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados.

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados is an independent full-service law firm that provides the highest quality legal services to domestic and foreign clients active in all major sectors of the Brazilian economy.

Areas of practice

Administrative Law & Regulatory:  the firm has extensive experience with governmental authorities and is qualified to meet its clients’ demands concerning their projects whenever the engagement of the public sector as a client, regulator or as a business partner is required. In addition to advising its clients in various administrative law and regulatory matters, the firm offers many years of expertise accumulated in the structuring and modeling of concessions and public-private partnerships for both private companies and governments. The team also represents national and foreign clients before regulatory agencies in the context of transactions, of the ordinary course of their businesses and in litigation matters.

Aviation & Aircraft Finance: the firm relies on highly qualified professionals, with vast market experience and deep knowledge of the business and technical aspects of the industry, allowing it to meet a broad scope of its client’s legal and commercial needs, as well as supporting them in the strategy of each transaction. The firm assists foreign and local clients in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions, such as complex aircraft and engine financing, securitization and development of complex corporate structures to set up business in Brazil. It usually advises export credit agencies – ECA, multinational banks, lenders, financiers, and global lessors. It has also represented lessors, investors, banks and important creditors in relevant airline debt restructuring and bankruptcy processes, both in and out of court and liquidation procedures.

Capital markets: the firm is recognized for its out-of-the-box-thinking and multidisciplinary approach to capital markets transactions and for its expediency and ability to handle several different transactions simultaneously. Considered by clients to be ‘among the top five firms in the country for securitizations’, the team is known for providing fast and precise responses regarding project and real estate finance issues.

Competition & Antitrust Law: the firm advises clients on merger filings, compliance programs, antitrust investigations and antitrust issues in general. The team is admired for providing leading companies with strategic preventive counseling on competition law matters, as well as structuring effective compliance programs. It has been involved in the annulment of one of the most important antitrust penalties imposed in Brazil.

Contracts: the firm’s team is experienced in assisting national and international clients in a wide range of contracts. It is constantly involved throughout relevant moments of the formation, performance, and resolution of conflicts of important contracts. In the formation of agreements, the firm assists clients in the negotiation of term sheets, memorandums of understanding and final documents. During the performance of the rights and obligations of contracts, the firm assists clients in legal issues and negotiations. Finally, the firm also helps clients with contract-related disputes.

Corporate DisputesActing in cooperation with the Litigation team, the firm provides state-of-the-art strategic advice on corporate disputes at pre-litigation and litigation states, whether before administrative or arbitration courts. The firm seeks sophisticated and efficient solutions for solving corporate disputes involving conflicts between minority and majority shareholders, abuse of controlling power, corporate governance, internal board of directors’ rules, administrative and audit councils and other related matters.

Corporate, M&A and Private Equity: the firm represents resident and non-resident clients in many sectors of the economy. Recently, the firm has been heavily involved in deals relating to insurance, plastics, food, infrastructure and retail in general. The corporate practice of the firm advises entities doing business in Brazil on complex deals and negotiations, and is prepared to tackle challenging legal issues arising from the intricate local regulatory environment. The M&A practice of the firm covers equity deals, asset deals and joint ventures in general.

Banking and finance: the firm is very active in assisting clients in all relevant aspects of banking and financial transactions. The team has notable knowledge and strong experience in cross-border transactions, involving complex banking and finance issues and regulatory work.

Doing Business in Brazil: the firm provides complete advice to foreign clients on matters related to the legal and fiscal structuring of their business in Brazil. With its full-service capability, the firm offers end-to-end advice, from corporate, tax, labor, environmental and regulatory organization to conducting audit processes. The firm assists its clients in the incorporation of legal entities in Brazil,  registration of foreign investments with the Central Bank of Brazil and in the planning and implementation of corporate structures, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and transformations.

Environment & Natural Resources: the firm advises clients on administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters. Its team has an on-the-ground understanding of legislative and regulatory developments of environmental law at the federal, state and local levels. Cascione draws on broad experience to handle all types of complex environmental, resources, occupational health and safety, and product safety issues for clients across a variety of industries. The firm helps clients navigate legal and regulatory requirements as well as to resolve environmental, regulatory, and commercial disputes that arise throughout Brazil, particularly on who to manage the environmental issues and associated risks that arise in the course of clients’ corporate transactions and capital markets activities.

Infrastructure and energy: the firm has been involved in some of the most important infrastructure transactions in Brazil in years and regularly advises clients on public biddings, PPPs and regulatory issues in many sectors of the economy. Regarding structured finance matters, the team advises clients on project finance deals, covering all relevant legal, regulatory and negotiable aspects involved in such transactions.

Insurance: the firm is recognized for its insurance law practice. The team has many years of experience in advising and representing notable clients on the revision of their policies and contracts, on regulatory matters and M&A deals in the industry, ie: insurance, brokers, reinsurance, health insurance, private health plans, saving bonds and pension funds.

Labor and employment: the firm has broad experience in assisting clients in administrative and judicial proceedings, due diligence, cross-border hiring, employment policies, salary and benefit matters, incentive plans and bonus compensation.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm has extensive experience in representing clients in complex cases involving corporate law, banking law, civil law, competition law, public law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, consumer relations, and family law before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums. The team also assists clients in the prevention and settlement of disputes.

Real estate: the firm assists clients in the acquisition, financing, and lease of real estate properties. The real estate practice team is also very active in working with capital market structures created to fund real estate projects, including receivables certificates and real estate funds.

Tax: the tax practice of the firm has broad experience in providing consultancy to local and international clients in all areas of business, as well as representing clients in administrative and judicial tax proceedings (tax litigation). The team is business-oriented, ethical and extremely responsive.

Technology, Innovation and Data Protection: the firm advises its clients on the development of new products and services (especially in the virtual environment), compliance with data protection regulation and administrative and civil representation, as applicable. With a highly specialized and multidisciplinary team, the firm built a relevant track record, operating with participants of a variety of different sectors, including retail, e-commerce and technology companies. The firm’s experience and diversified client portfolio permit consulting efficiently and technically any type of demand which involves technology, innovation and data protection.

Trade Remedies & Foreign Trade:  the firm’s team represents its clients’ interests before governmental agencies and international organizations. It provides sophisticated and agile legal advising on legal opinions, participation in trade remedy investigations, consulting in customs issues, negotiation of international contracts in general, among other relevant matters of international scope.

White-Collar Crime: the team works in a customized way, aligning the best and most innovative practices of criminal and procedural defense, with an interdisciplinary strategic approach. The firm serves individuals and corporations in highly complex issues in the areas of defensive litigation, prosecution assistance, and consultancy.

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Mrs Milana Antoniolli Martins  photo Mrs Milana Antoniolli Martins
Mr Leonardo Avelar  photo Mr Leonardo Avelar
Mr Gabriel Baccarini  photo Mr Gabriel Baccarini
Mrs Letícia Becker Tavares  photo Mrs Letícia Becker Tavares
Mr Guilherme Bertolini  photo Mr Guilherme Bertolini
Miss Maria Julia Boscolo  photo Miss Maria Julia Boscolo
Mr Francisco Brandão Filho  photo Mr Francisco Brandão Filho
Mr Augusto César Rodrigues  photo Mr Augusto César Rodrigues
Mrs Carolina Caiado  photo Mrs Carolina Caiado
Mr Paulo Campana Filho  photo Mr Paulo Campana Filho
Mr Alexys Campos Lazarou  photo Mr Alexys Campos Lazarou
Ms Débora Catalano Galego  photo Ms Débora Catalano Galego
Mr Luiz Corradini  photo Mr Luiz Corradini
Mr Helton Costa  photo Mr Helton Costa
Miss Karina Ferraz Deorio  photo Miss Karina Ferraz Deorio
Miss Isabela Franco  photo Miss Isabela Franco
Mr Diego Gonçalves Coelho  photo Mr Diego Gonçalves Coelho
Miss Ligia Hayashi  photo Miss Ligia Hayashi
Mr Kook Hwa Chung Júnior  photo Mr Kook Hwa Chung Júnior
Miss Maíra Isabel Saldanha Rodrigues  photo Miss Maíra Isabel Saldanha Rodrigues
Mrs Denise Junqueira  photo Mrs Denise Junqueira
Mr Maximilian Kiderlen Fritz  photo Mr Maximilian Kiderlen Fritz
Miss Taisa Mariano  photo Miss Taisa Mariano
Mr Lucas Markan Vasconcelos  photo Mr Lucas Markan Vasconcelos
Mr Bruno Maschietto Lauria  photo Mr Bruno Maschietto Lauria
Mr Renato Moraes  photo Mr Renato Moraes
Mr Norlan Navarro  photo Mr Norlan Navarro
Mr Rodrigo Nunes  photo Mr Rodrigo Nunes
Mr Felipe Oliveira Carmona  photo Mr Felipe Oliveira Carmona
Mrs Paola Oliveira Lima  photo Mrs Paola Oliveira Lima
Mr Marcelo Padua Lima  photo Mr Marcelo Padua Lima
Miss Ananda Palazzin de Almeida  photo Miss Ananda Palazzin de Almeida
Mr Aaron Papa de Morais  photo Mr Aaron Papa de Morais
Miss Jéssica Passarini Messias  photo Miss Jéssica Passarini Messias
Mr Luca Priolli Salvoni  photo Mr Luca Priolli Salvoni
Mr Marcos Vinicius Pulino  photo Mr Marcos Vinicius Pulino
Miss Helena Sampaio Galvani  photo Miss Helena Sampaio Galvani
Mr Bruno Sant Anna Fioratti  photo Mr Bruno Sant Anna Fioratti
Miss Maria Eduarda Scott  photo Miss Maria Eduarda Scott
Mr Eric Simões Visini  photo Mr Eric Simões Visini
Mr Eduardo Taleb Boulos  photo Mr Eduardo Taleb Boulos
Miss Victoria Vaccari Villela Boacnin  photo Miss Victoria Vaccari Villela Boacnin
Mrs Cynthia Valle Goulart Pessoa  photo Mrs Cynthia Valle Goulart Pessoa
Mr Rafael Vega Possebon  photo Mr Rafael Vega Possebon
Miss Rafaela Vieira de Mello Pepe  photo Miss Rafaela Vieira de Mello Pepe
Mr Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione  photo Mr Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione
Fee-earners : 80
Total staff : 102
English (fluent)
IBA (International Bar Association)