Firm Profile > ASBZ Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

ASBZ Advogados
04538-133, SAO PAULO

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The corporate partners at ASBZ Advogados draw on previous international experience with foreign law firms and are well-equipped to handle domestic and cross-border transactions. The team grew further with the arrival of Gabriela Claro from investment bank BR Partners; her practice spans M&A, foreign investment, corporate restructurings and project finance. Aviation is a focus area; in one highlight, Ricardo Melaré advised United Airlines on the acquisition of a stake in Azul from Hainan Airlines. In addition to its transactional activity, the team also advises clients on day-to-day corporate issues and corporate governance. Felipe Gruber is another active member of the corporate team, in addition to handling a range of energy and infrastructure projects.

Labour and employment Tier 4

The 'very well-prepared lawyers' at ASBZ Advogados are 'always available to bring a new idea or strategy'. The labour practice handles a range of complex disputes, and has seen significant growth, including the arrival of Bráulio Dias Lopes de Almeida from TozziniFreire Advogados in 2018. He and Decio Daidone Junior are 'real experts in labour law'; Rodrigo Shiromoto is noted for his 'very proactive and business-oriented approach'; and associate Mariana Vilha Gomes is a 'rising star'.

Real estate Tier 4

The 'very skilled lawyers' at ASBZ Advogados draw on 'extensive experience'. The wide-ranging real estate and litigation practice is led by 'outstanding professional' Marcelo Valença, who 'is persistent, thinks outside of the box, and brings results'.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 5

ASBZ Advogados hired restructuring specialist Bruno Delgado Chiaradia from Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados in 2018. The firm has quickly developed a significant practice in representing banks as creditors in reorganisation proceedings. In a recent example, Delgado Chiaradia acted for Banco Bradesco in the reorganisation proceeding filed by Viver Group; the bank entered into an agreement with Jive involving the sale of the bank's credit against Viver Group.

Tax Tier 5

Under the leadership of Alexandre Gleria, ASBZ Advogados' tax department has continued to see significant growth. In November 2018, indirect tax specialist Danilo Leal joined from KPMG. The group has also expanded at the associate level. The department's workload covers the gamut of taxation, contentious and non-contentious.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 6

At ASBZ Advogados, 'the partners are personally involved' and 'are at the forefront of the strategy'; its lawyers 'alway search for innovative solutions' and have 'ample knowledge of different subjects'. In a long-running case, Christian Vieira and senior associate Heloisa Vasconcellos are representing the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) in a public civil action against a civil association. Aitan Canuto Cosenza Portela 'reconciles strategic legal and business vision' and Maurício Maríngolo 'has extensive experience in the courts'.

Transport and shipping

Providing service that is 'second to none', ASBZ Advogados has a strong aviation practice. Typical work includes assisting foreign carriers with establishing and maintaining their operations in Brazil, representing clients before the aviation agency and handling passenger claims. For example, it recently represented United Airlines in a cargo claim filed by Itaú Seguros and Bradesco Seguros, as well as defending American Airlines against a civil claim concerning the death of a passenger. Guilherme Amaral is ‘a quick thinker’ and senior associate Nicole Villa a rising star in the sector.

Law practice as a means, happiness as a goal: we exist to offer a unique work environment. We encourage and invest in the development of our legal team contributing to improving their quality of life. To help our clients achieve the best results, we are firm in our intent to develop creative solutions, based upon efficiency, responsibility and excellence. This is the essence of who we are, enabling us to develop close and long-lasting relationships so we will never be just another law firm.

The firm

ASBZ’s practice is directed towards obtaining the best results for clients, proposing innovative and efficient solutions, with responsibility and focused, safe and assertive propositions. Whether it is in the adoption of collective bargaining, advising on a corporate and tax structure that best serves the business plan or managing a lawsuit, the firm is fully committed to solving problems and has the know-how to do it quickly, based on a solid and safe technical approach. The firm believes in long-lasting and genuine relationships. It is open and flexible to do, ethically and respectfully, whatever it takes to get the best possible decision for the client in a variety of scenarios, while always acting with responsibility and excellence. With headquarters in S?o Paulo and offices in Bras?lia, as well as a broad network of associated offices all over Brazil, ASBZ is prepared to respond promptly to clients’ demands. ASBZ represents domestic and foreign corporations, financial institutions, investors, public sector and private companies in various industries, non-profit organizations and government entities. ASBZ offers a unique work environment that encourages and invests in the development of the legal team and contributes to improving quality of life. They are highly qualified to look at scenarios through a wider lens, and take a clearer, more impartial and understanding view. The office is open to different profiles and invests in the qualification of its professionals. Proactivity, which has been present since the foundation, is a mark of the ASBZ culture: the team is proactive, productive and practical. This corporate attitude is the driving force that leads the team to always question situations, to try to understand things and transform good ideas into reality.

Department Name Email Telephone
Consumer law
Corporate, commercial and M&A
Litigation, prevention and dispute resolution
Real estate and litigation
Insolvency and restructuring
Investment funds
Logistic and cargo transportation
Project finance
Sports and entertainment
Wealth management
Other fee-earners : 96
Total staff : 202
Contacts : 15