Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile
Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados Offices
AVENDIA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 4.440, 14TH FLOOR
SÃO PAULO, SP 04538-132
Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 2At Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados, the corporate and M&A team is comprised of ‘very well-prepared professionals', who attract instructions from a stellar corporate client base operating in an array of sectors, including healthcare, financial services, education and infrastructure, to name a few. The team continues to manage a busy transactional workload populated by strategic and distressed M&A, cross-border deals and investments in the start-ups space, most notably within the fintech sector. As part of a concerted effort to diversify its workforce, the firm has committed to a three-year plan of action aimed at placing diversity at the centre of its recruitment process. Co-chair Eduardo Taleb Boulos continues to advise on multi-jurisdictional deals, including the acquisition and sale of publicly traded corporations and privately held companies, while fellow co-head Milana Antoniolli Martins' recent engagements include joint ventures and M&A in the fields of telecoms, infrastructure, energy and mining. Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini has considerable experience in M&A, private equity, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, while Guilherme Bertolini brings together expertise in M&A and wealth and succession planning. Brunno Morette joined from NBF Advogados to head up the firm’s Spanish desk; he regularly acts for Iberian and Latin American clients in commercial contracts, cross-border deals and corporate restructurings.
Eduardo Taleb Boulos; Milana Antoniolli Martins
‘Very good quality of service provided by a very dynamic team.’
‘Brunno Morette is an excellent lawyer, who anticipates possible difficulties and is always on the lookout for any issues that may arise.’
‘Excellent law firm; very professional. They provide incredible personalised services. Very well prepared professionals.’
Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Porto do Açu
- Assisted Raízen in the acquisition of Shell’s entire lubricant business in Brazil.
- Advising XP Investimentos group on the acquisition of IGTI – Instituto em Gestão de Tecnologia da Informação.
- Advising Gerdau on the sale of the assets relating to Terminal Marítimo Gerdau to Intermarítima Portos e Logística.
Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 4Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados excels in matters related to payments, fintech and associated regulatory issues. The firm represents a broad mix of banks, financial institutions and disruptive technology providers on the full suite of issues, including product launches and partnership agreements. Transactional work also features prominently, with a steady flow of work for banks in secured transactions, syndicated loans and project financings. Founding partner Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione is the key contact for financings alongside recently promoted partner Gabriel Capella. Marcelo Padua Lima handles the payments, foreign exchange and regulatory side.
Fabio Cascione; Marcelo Padua Lima; Gabriel Capella
Banco Itaú BBA
Mi Pagamentos do Brasil
Google Brasil Pagamentos
Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo
Leroy Merlin Companhia Brasileira de Bricolagem
OLX Meios de Pagamento
Market Pay Brasil
- Advised Banco Itaú BBA as lead underwriter of R$600m in Financial Bills issued by Banco Toyota do Brasil.
- Advising Google Brasil Pagamentos regarding payment schemes, payments, foreign exchange regulation and other matters.
- Advising C&A Modas in the launch of the C&A Pay project, including assistance on payments regulation.
Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados' ‘highly qualified team' has a notable track record in debt capital markets transactions. The partners ‘bring good solutions in a reliable and agile way‘, often representing both issuers and underwriters. The team’s expertise covers real estate and agribusiness securitisations and debenture offerings, as well as cross-border bond offerings and buybacks. Founding partner Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione is ‘an excellent lawyer, with a lot of experience in the market‘. Recently promoted partner Gabriel Capella is the key contact in Rio de Janeiro.
Fabio Cascione; Gabriel Capella
‘Highly qualified team attentive to the details of each operation. The firm’s main highlight is, without a doubt, the personal involvement of the partners, who always bring good solutions in an agile and reliable way.’
‘Fábio Cascione, an excellent lawyer, with a lot of experience in the market and yet very accessible to clients.’
Banco Itaú BBA
XP Investimentos Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários
Banco BTG Pactual
UBS Brasil Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários
Fram Capital Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários
You Inc Incorporadora e Participações
RNI Negócios Imobiliários (Grupo Rodobens)
Bordeaux Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia
Polo Capital Gestão de Recursos
Toke Invest Securitizadora
Leste Credit Gestora de Recursos
Vinci Partners Gestora de Recursos
- Advising J. Macêdo on the public offering of the 111th issuance of agribusiness receivables certificates (CRA) by Eco Securitizadora.
- Advising Serra do Mel Holding as issuer on its first debentures issuance.
- Assisting Gerdau in connection with the $500m offer to buyback several tranches of outstanding bonds.
‘The firm stands out in the current market because it preserves a very personal character in client service, that is, it generates trust due to the low turnover over the years.’
‘The quality of the services provided by the competition law team is really what stands out. Very up-to-date on the subject, they are able to give advice and resolutions in a very agile and assertive way.’
‘The competition law team is very well guided by its partner, Denise Junqueira, an extremely experienced, assertive, detailed and ethical person. Always up to date with what is happening in this area in Brazil and abroad. ‘
‘Maíra Isabel Saldanha Rodrigues has an attentive and humane look at the issues that competition law touches, being able to support in the readjustment of the conduct of difficult meetings.’
‘Denise Junqueira is a great lawyer.’
‘Proactive team with excellent technical knowledge. Denise Junqueira stands out for her resourcefulness to guide and with unique knowledge on the subject.’
‘Denise Junqueira stands out for her knowledge and presentation of the topic.’
‘Denise Junqueira is a great lawyer, very up-to-date and ready to help her clients.’
Fonte de Saúde FIP
Salus FIP / Casa dos Ventos
Instituto Mantenedor de Ensino Superior da Bahia
- Advised Fonte de Saúde FIP on the competition aspects of its acquisitions of Alliar’s shares.
- Advised Fundo Bordeaux in its non-fast-track acquisition of Copel Telecom for approx. R$2.5bn.
- Advised both parties in Total Eren’s acquisition of wind power plants from Salus FIP/Casa dos Ventos.
Brazil > Real estate Tier 4Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has a ‘fast and direct‘ team, with ‘great technical knowledge‘ in commercial real estate matters. The practice has a significant track record in due diligence assessments and related regulatory issues, including environmental law. The group couples this expertise with its experience in financings, securitisations and construction agreements. High-profile build-to-suit agreements were also prevalent for the team during 2021 and 2022. Founding partner Fábio De Souza Aranha Cascione leads the team, with highly valued input from senior associate Bruno Sant Anna Fioratti, ‘an excellent lawyer with great knowledge'.
Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione
‘The office has great technical knowledge, fast and direct.’
‘Cascione played an important role in a real estate due diligence. It managed to associate the work with a socio-environmental analysis to lead us to important conclusions and future decisions about the property.’
‘Bruno Santa Anna Fioratti stood out; he kept a complete view of the problem and was able to communicate effectively to convey the results of the work.’
‘Bruno Santa Anna Fioratti: An excellent lawyer, with great knowledge but very practical.’
Banco Votorantim S.A. e Votorantim Asset Management DTVM
FAR – Fator Administração de Recursos
Banco do Brasil
Caixa Econômica Federal
JPS Habitação e Comércio
TP Industrial de Pneus Brasil
Tax > Tax advisory Tier 4Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has a ‘dynamic team‘, which ‘demonstrates a high capacity for technical research and at the same time a capacity for discernment and practicality‘. The ‘very proactive‘ lawyers offer a broad range of support, including in interactions with the tax authorities, and advice on day-to-day matters. Versatile practice head Luca Priolli Salvoni advises on contentious and non-contentious tax and social security issues, and is praised for his ‘excellent technical knowledge and great ability to visualise problems and solution paths‘. Rafael Vega Possebon handles direct and indirect tax issues with ‘clarity in communication and good advocacy‘. Associate Gabriel Baccarini is noted for his ‘great technical and research capacity‘.
Luca Salvoni; Rafael Vega
‘Dynamic team and always willing, very proactive and with a lot of knowledge.’
‘Since the beginning of our relationship, the firm demonstrates a high capacity for technical research and at the same time a capacity for discernment and practicality. They demonstrate knowledge of both legislation and practical implementation and the reports to be sent to the tax authority, which helps a lot to put into practice at work on a day-to-day business.’
‘Luca Salvoni: excellent technical knowledge and great ability to visualise problems and solution paths. Gabriel Alves de Oliveira Baccarini: great technical and research capacity and jurisprudence consultations, good argumentation. Rafael Vega: clarity in communication and good advocacy.’
‘Luca Salvoni manages to build relationships of trust and partnership. With extensive technical knowledge about tax law, he is able to help us in the most varied demands, seeking to be useful in every way.’
‘I would like to mention Rafael Vega, who serves us quickly, is available and of technical quality above what is seen in the market.’
Porto do Açu
Editora Planeta DeAgostini
IG4 Capital Investimentos
Prometeon Tyre Group
GEF Investment Fund
- Advised Emcasa, a proptech company, in defining its tax model in Brazil.
- Advised COPI, an agricultural logistics company, on the tax issues linked to establishing its fertilizer logistics complex, Terminal Integrador de Palmeirante.
- Assisted Natural One, a Brazilian beverage company, on the tax aspects of its domestic and global expansion.
Marcelo Padua Lima
‘Great technical knowledge.’
‘The office adapted very well during the pandemic, always maintaining the level and quality of services. The team was always available and the speed of service was not compromised. It is clear that the Cascione team is always following market innovations and the group of partners is highly qualified in the area of technology, providing great comfort to the internal teams.’
‘Marcelo Padua provides the client with great security in the necessary assessments and analyses. Leonardo Mello has great knowledge on the subject and is always available for consultations.’
Google Brasil Pagamentos
Accenture do Brasil
Market Pay Brasil Instituição de Pagamento
OLX Meios de Pagamento
Sherwin-Williams do Brasil
Interbrok Corretores Internacionais de Seguros
- Assisting Google’s payment entity in Brazil in connection with the offering of different payment products and services to Brazilian users.
Renato Moraes; Leonardo Espíndola
‘The firm has very experienced lawyers with excellent training. They provide an excellent service and are very practical.’
‘Renato Moraes, in addition to being an extremely technical and competent lawyer, is an empathetic and understanding person. It is rare to find a professional with so much talent and who is so close to their clients.’
‘Tatiana Kauffmann is always available and insists on explaining all the details and procedures.’
‘The direct involvement of the partners is always a very positive differential. The team is extremely technical, agile, empathetic and responsive. It’s the best law firm I’ve worked with, so much so that they take care of all my demands. I was very positively surprised during the pandemic with the transparency and ease of communication.’
‘Renato Moraes and Tatiana Kaufman stand out.’
Itafos Mineração e Fertilizantes
Raízen Araraquara Açúcar e Ácool
Sherwin-Williams do Brasil Indústria e Comércio
MZM Engenharia e Participações
Banco Santander (Brasil)
The Valspar Corporation
Investimento e Participações Em Infraestrutura – Invepar
Caixa Econômica Federal
Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo
Porto do Açu Operações
Vision Med Assistência Médica
Dover Fueling Solutions
Polo Capital Securitizadora
Log-In Logística Intermodal
Construtora Queiroz Galvão
- Assisted Porto do Açu in a claim to revoke a municipal act restraining the circulation of all cargo, equipment and personnel transport vehicles on the access routes to Port of Açu.
- Representing Santander in judicial proceedings filed to ensure its participation in a public bidding procedure for the management of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro’s payrolls.
- Acting as representatives of ABCON, as amicus curiae, in an annulment claim currently pending before the Superior Court of Justice.
Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados > Firm Profile
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 and 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 and 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 and 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 disputes: Acting 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 and 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 and 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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