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Stocche Forbes Advogados

AV BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 4100, 10¬ļ ANDAR, 04538-132 S√ÉO PAULO SP, BRAZIL
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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Among¬†Stocche Forbes Advogados' key attributes, sources highlight its 'great track record in banking and finance deals', its 'very strong knowledge of the market and regulatory regime' and also its 'partner-led service'. A prominent player in borrower-side mandates, the group is particularly commended for its 'experience in dealing with complex deals involving different lenders, financing instruments and security packages'. Among the team's highlights, Rio de Janeiro-based Frederico Moura¬†advised Xingu Rio Transmissora de Energia (a Brazilian vehicle controlled by China's State Grid), on¬†a long-term financing from Brazilian National Development Bank BNDES. In Sao Paulo, Marcos Ribeiro¬†advised Nordea Bank on the local aspects of its credit line to Norskan - the security package included assets from Norskan's subsidiaries around the world, including its Brazilian subsidiary. Other key names include¬†Guilherme Forbes¬†('hands-on and technically excellent'), Miriam Signor¬†('very knowledgeable and one of the most dedicated and detailed-oriented lawyers around') and Henrique Filizzola¬†‚ÄĒ all are based in Sao Paulo.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable creditor-side restructuring practice. Illustrating its commitment to this area, the firm promoted Guilherme Gaspari Coelho to partner in December 2018. He was involved in advisng an ad hoc group of bondholders in the judicial reorganisation of the Tonon Group, and also worked alongside Guilherme Forbes to advise an ad hoc committee of lenders on the $1.6bn restructuring of Samarco Mineração. However, firm founding partner and department head Domingos Refinetti left the firm having reached its mandatory retirement age; he has moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados as an associate counsel. Frederico Moura is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro.

Next Generation Partners

Guilherme Gaspari Coelho - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

At Stocche Forbes Advogados, ‚Äėdelivery is fast‚Äô, ‚Äėlawyers put themselves in the position of the client‚Äô and ‚Äėpartners participate in every step of transactions‚Äô. A strong performer in debt securities transactions, the group also acts on equity offerings, investment funds-related matters, structured finance deals and regulatory issues. Rio de Janeiro-based¬†Frederico Cursino de Moura¬†had a busy year on behalf of energy issuers, which included advising¬†Centrais El√©tricas do Par√° - CELPA on its R$1bn offering of debentures. On the underwriter side,¬†Marcos Ribeiro¬†advised¬†Banco Santander (Brasil), Banco Ita√ļ BBA, Banco Bradesco BBI and Banco BTG Pactual on¬†Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de S√£o Paulo‚Äôs R$3bn debentures offering. Experienced names¬†Henrique Filizzola¬†and¬†Rana Moraz¬†are also highly regarded, while ‚Äėvery responsive and specialised‚Äô senior associate Thadeu Bretas¬†is a rising star.

Rising stars

Thadeu Bretas - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados' lawyers 'have deep knowledge and wide expertise' and 'understand clients concerns and expectations'. They handle high-profile merger filings - where the firm has a good market share - before CADE and a range of behavioural matters. Highlights in the latter area included advising a major Brazilian company before CADE on five cartel cases connected to the Lava Jato investigation. Practice head Paulo Leonardo Casagrande is 'a star in competition law'; 'besides his technical knowledge, he is very hands on and committed to the client's matters'. 'Excellent attorney' Ana Paula Paschoalini 'responds quickly and accurately'. The team also collaborates with the firm's compliance and white-collar lawyers.

Rising stars

Ana Paula Paschoalini - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The 'client-oriented' team at Stocche Forbes Advogados¬†is noted for its 'technical proficiency' and 'initiative in anticipating issues'. Private equity is an area of focus and the team represents well-known domestic and international firms. Other sectors keeping the team busy include energy and real estate. Flavio Meyer¬†acted for Engie Brasil Energias Complementares Participa√ß√Ķes in the acquisition of the Umburanas wind farm complex from Renova Energia in a transaction that had significant regulatory components. The firm also has a dedicated desk for public listed companies, which provides capital markets and regulatory assistance. Recommended partner Alessandra Zequi¬†has broad experience in M&A, corporate governance, shareholder relations and regulatory requirements. Andr√© Mestriner Stocche, Fabiano Milani and Fernanda Cardoso¬†are also names to note, but Luiz Felipe Costa moved in house as managing partner of DNA Capital. At the associate level, Ricardo Peres Freoa, Diego Henrique Paix√£o Spenchutt¬†and Bruna Bellotto¬†receive praise.

Next Generation Partners

Alessandra Zequi - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Rising stars

Ricardo Peres Freoa - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)
Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Stocche Forbes Advogados

'Excellent firm' Stocche Forbes Advogados provides 'client-driven solutions for the problems which clients face'. In the white-collar crime arena, the firm impresses with its 'responsiveness and sophistication, particularly in global white-collar cases involving multiple jurisdictions'. Household name companies -both Brazilian and international- turn to the team for representation in complex disputes, including those with stakes exceeding the R$1bn mark. Clarissa Oliveira, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and heads the white-collar and corporate investigations practice, is a 'staggeringly good lawyer and client manager'. Rafael Passaro draws on 19 years' experience in civil litigation and litigation prevention; however, the firm lost Domingos Refinetti's wide-ranging contentious expertise when he moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados in August 2019.

Next Generation Partners

Clarissa Oliveira - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The 'efficient' team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is best known for corporate, financing and restructuring transactions in the infrastructure sector. Of late, the group has been particularly busy with energy sector projects: long-term client CELSE relied on it for the financing for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a combined-cycle thermal power plant, for example. Guilherme Forbes and Miriam Signor are stand-out names in São Paulo, while the team can also count on project finance experts in Rio de Janeiro.

Leading individuals

Guilherme Forbes - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Miriam Signor - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Alexandre Laizo Clápis leads the team at Stocche Forbes Advogados, which is particularly active in rural and urban real estate acquisitions. In a recent highlight, a mixed corporate and real estate team advised GTIS Partnerson the acquisition of land for the development of logistics warehouses. Fernanda Rosa combines broad expertise in litigation and real estate.

Next Generation Partners

Fernanda Rosa - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable transactional tax practice and also handles a range of stand-alone tax matters. The team is noted for its 'collaborative' approach, with Renato Coelho highly recommended ad Marcos Vinícius Passarelli Prado and Paulo César Teixeira Duarte Filho also noted as key contacts. In an important strengthening of the practice, Renata Emery -who focuses on consultancy, tax planning, and administrative and judicial litigation- joined from his own firm, along with his team, in Fabruary 2019.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados¬†handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration.¬†Gilberto Giusti¬†and Renato Stephan Grion¬†are highly recommended; the latter¬†is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA.¬†Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados'¬†Marcelo Roberto Ferro¬†regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions.¬†L.O. Baptista Advogados'¬†Adriana Braghetta,¬†Rafael Francisco Alves¬†and¬†Maur√≠cio Almeida Prado¬†are 'highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes'. Fernando Marcondes¬†regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters.¬†Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure¬†disputes¬†as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector.¬†Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados'¬†Eliane Cristina Carvalho¬†recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide.¬†Eduardo Dami√£o Gon√ßalves¬†at¬†Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados¬†is singled out for his 'outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world', and his ability to 'simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort'.¬†Gon√ßalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and¬†Fl√°vio Spaccaquerche Barbosa¬†is¬†'a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background'.¬†At¬†TozziniFreire Advogados,¬†Fernando Eduardo Serec¬†assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator.¬†Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados' 'brilliant' team¬†handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors.¬†Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corr√™a¬†is 'an absolute joy to work with', while¬†Hermes Marcelo Huck¬†¬†and¬†Rog√©rio Carmona Bianco¬†are 'very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture'.¬†Marcelo Muriel¬†at¬†Muriel Medici Franco Advogados¬†is 'certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience'.¬†Stocche Forbes Advogados'¬†Rafael Passaro¬†is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados'¬†Jos√© Antonio Fichtner¬†acts as arbitrator and counsel¬†in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes.¬†Andr√© Abbud¬†at¬†BMA - Barbosa, M√ľssnich, Arag√£o¬†is 'an excellent expert in arbitration' and 'knows his clients' business well'.¬†Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' team has 'a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company'; co-heads¬†Carlos David Albuquerque Braga¬†and¬†Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo¬†are recommended. Other names to note include¬†Lefosse Advogados'¬†Pedro Maciel¬†who is 'a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market' and¬†Lobo de Rizzo Advogados'¬†Luis Fernando Guerrero¬†who is singled out for his 'client-oriented' approach.

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Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Among¬†Stocche Forbes Advogados' key attributes, sources highlight its 'great track record in banking and finance deals', its 'very strong knowledge of the market and regulatory regime' and also its 'partner-led service'. A prominent player in borrower-side mandates, the group is particularly commended for its 'experience in dealing with complex deals involving different lenders, financing instruments and security packages'. Among the team's highlights, Rio de Janeiro-based Frederico Moura¬†advised Xingu Rio Transmissora de Energia (a Brazilian vehicle controlled by China's State Grid), on¬†a long-term financing from Brazilian National Development Bank BNDES. In Sao Paulo, Marcos Ribeiro¬†advised Nordea Bank on the local aspects of its credit line to Norskan - the security package included assets from Norskan's subsidiaries around the world, including its Brazilian subsidiary. Other key names include¬†Guilherme Forbes¬†('hands-on and technically excellent'), Miriam Signor¬†('very knowledgeable and one of the most dedicated and detailed-oriented lawyers around') and Henrique Filizzola¬†‚ÄĒ all are based in Sao Paulo.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable creditor-side restructuring practice. Illustrating its commitment to this area, the firm promoted Guilherme Gaspari Coelho to partner in December 2018. He was involved in advisng an ad hoc group of bondholders in the judicial reorganisation of the Tonon Group, and also worked alongside Guilherme Forbes to advise an ad hoc committee of lenders on the $1.6bn restructuring of Samarco Mineração. However, firm founding partner and department head Domingos Refinetti left the firm having reached its mandatory retirement age; he has moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados as an associate counsel. Frederico Moura is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro.

Next Generation Partners

Guilherme Gaspari Coelho - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

At Stocche Forbes Advogados, ‚Äėdelivery is fast‚Äô, ‚Äėlawyers put themselves in the position of the client‚Äô and ‚Äėpartners participate in every step of transactions‚Äô. A strong performer in debt securities transactions, the group also acts on equity offerings, investment funds-related matters, structured finance deals and regulatory issues. Rio de Janeiro-based¬†Frederico Cursino de Moura¬†had a busy year on behalf of energy issuers, which included advising¬†Centrais El√©tricas do Par√° - CELPA on its R$1bn offering of debentures. On the underwriter side,¬†Marcos Ribeiro¬†advised¬†Banco Santander (Brasil), Banco Ita√ļ BBA, Banco Bradesco BBI and Banco BTG Pactual on¬†Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de S√£o Paulo‚Äôs R$3bn debentures offering. Experienced names¬†Henrique Filizzola¬†and¬†Rana Moraz¬†are also highly regarded, while ‚Äėvery responsive and specialised‚Äô senior associate Thadeu Bretas¬†is a rising star.

Rising stars

Thadeu Bretas - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados' lawyers 'have deep knowledge and wide expertise' and 'understand clients concerns and expectations'. They handle high-profile merger filings - where the firm has a good market share - before CADE and a range of behavioural matters. Highlights in the latter area included advising a major Brazilian company before CADE on five cartel cases connected to the Lava Jato investigation. Practice head Paulo Leonardo Casagrande is 'a star in competition law'; 'besides his technical knowledge, he is very hands on and committed to the client's matters'. 'Excellent attorney' Ana Paula Paschoalini 'responds quickly and accurately'. The team also collaborates with the firm's compliance and white-collar lawyers.

Rising stars

Ana Paula Paschoalini - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The 'client-oriented' team at Stocche Forbes Advogados¬†is noted for its 'technical proficiency' and 'initiative in anticipating issues'. Private equity is an area of focus and the team represents well-known domestic and international firms. Other sectors keeping the team busy include energy and real estate. Flavio Meyer¬†acted for Engie Brasil Energias Complementares Participa√ß√Ķes in the acquisition of the Umburanas wind farm complex from Renova Energia in a transaction that had significant regulatory components. The firm also has a dedicated desk for public listed companies, which provides capital markets and regulatory assistance. Recommended partner Alessandra Zequi¬†has broad experience in M&A, corporate governance, shareholder relations and regulatory requirements. Andr√© Mestriner Stocche, Fabiano Milani and Fernanda Cardoso¬†are also names to note, but Luiz Felipe Costa moved in house as managing partner of DNA Capital. At the associate level, Ricardo Peres Freoa, Diego Henrique Paix√£o Spenchutt¬†and Bruna Bellotto¬†receive praise.

Next Generation Partners

Alessandra Zequi - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Rising stars

Ricardo Peres Freoa - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)
Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) - ranked: tier 4

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Stocche Forbes Advogados

'Excellent firm' Stocche Forbes Advogados provides 'client-driven solutions for the problems which clients face'. In the white-collar crime arena, the firm impresses with its 'responsiveness and sophistication, particularly in global white-collar cases involving multiple jurisdictions'. Household name companies -both Brazilian and international- turn to the team for representation in complex disputes, including those with stakes exceeding the R$1bn mark. Clarissa Oliveira, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and heads the white-collar and corporate investigations practice, is a 'staggeringly good lawyer and client manager'. Rafael Passaro draws on 19 years' experience in civil litigation and litigation prevention; however, the firm lost Domingos Refinetti's wide-ranging contentious expertise when he moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados in August 2019.

Next Generation Partners

Clarissa Oliveira - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The 'efficient' team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is best known for corporate, financing and restructuring transactions in the infrastructure sector. Of late, the group has been particularly busy with energy sector projects: long-term client CELSE relied on it for the financing for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a combined-cycle thermal power plant, for example. Guilherme Forbes and Miriam Signor are stand-out names in São Paulo, while the team can also count on project finance experts in Rio de Janeiro.

Leading individuals

Guilherme Forbes - Stocche Forbes Advogados

Miriam Signor - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Alexandre Laizo Clápis leads the team at Stocche Forbes Advogados, which is particularly active in rural and urban real estate acquisitions. In a recent highlight, a mixed corporate and real estate team advised GTIS Partnerson the acquisition of land for the development of logistics warehouses. Fernanda Rosa combines broad expertise in litigation and real estate.

Next Generation Partners

Fernanda Rosa - Stocche Forbes Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable transactional tax practice and also handles a range of stand-alone tax matters. The team is noted for its 'collaborative' approach, with Renato Coelho highly recommended ad Marcos Vinícius Passarelli Prado and Paulo César Teixeira Duarte Filho also noted as key contacts. In an important strengthening of the practice, Renata Emery -who focuses on consultancy, tax planning, and administrative and judicial litigation- joined from his own firm, along with his team, in Fabruary 2019.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados¬†handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration.¬†Gilberto Giusti¬†and Renato Stephan Grion¬†are highly recommended; the latter¬†is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA.¬†Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados'¬†Marcelo Roberto Ferro¬†regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions.¬†L.O. Baptista Advogados'¬†Adriana Braghetta,¬†Rafael Francisco Alves¬†and¬†Maur√≠cio Almeida Prado¬†are 'highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes'. Fernando Marcondes¬†regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters.¬†Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure¬†disputes¬†as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector.¬†Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados'¬†Eliane Cristina Carvalho¬†recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide.¬†Eduardo Dami√£o Gon√ßalves¬†at¬†Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados¬†is singled out for his 'outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world', and his ability to 'simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort'.¬†Gon√ßalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and¬†Fl√°vio Spaccaquerche Barbosa¬†is¬†'a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background'.¬†At¬†TozziniFreire Advogados,¬†Fernando Eduardo Serec¬†assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator.¬†Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados' 'brilliant' team¬†handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors.¬†Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corr√™a¬†is 'an absolute joy to work with', while¬†Hermes Marcelo Huck¬†¬†and¬†Rog√©rio Carmona Bianco¬†are 'very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture'.¬†Marcelo Muriel¬†at¬†Muriel Medici Franco Advogados¬†is 'certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience'.¬†Stocche Forbes Advogados'¬†Rafael Passaro¬†is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados'¬†Jos√© Antonio Fichtner¬†acts as arbitrator and counsel¬†in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes.¬†Andr√© Abbud¬†at¬†BMA - Barbosa, M√ľssnich, Arag√£o¬†is 'an excellent expert in arbitration' and 'knows his clients' business well'.¬†Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' team has 'a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company'; co-heads¬†Carlos David Albuquerque Braga¬†and¬†Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo¬†are recommended. Other names to note include¬†Lefosse Advogados'¬†Pedro Maciel¬†who is 'a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market' and¬†Lobo de Rizzo Advogados'¬†Luis Fernando Guerrero¬†who is singled out for his 'client-oriented' approach.

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