Firm Profile > Souto Correa Advogados > Porto Alegre, Brazil

Souto Correa Advogados

Electricity Tier 3

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados finds favour for its ‘hands-on lawyers’, ‘specialised knowledge’ and ‘unique capability to operate real interdisciplinary teams across projects’. The group, which is well weighted between regulatory and transactional work, has experience across the full gamut of power and biofuels-related matters, including litigation. Highlights included representing Raízen in its challenge to the new methodology for the calculation and certification of power firm capacity - newly promoted equity partner Livia Amorim led that work. Other names to note include Carlos Souto (‘an expert in energy regulation’) and Gustavo Kaercher Loureiro.

Real estate Tier 3

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados 'works as a united team' and 'solves questions in a very short period of time'. It is well versed in rural and urban real estate, and is also specialised in the agribusiness sector. Fábio Machado Baldissera 'has profound and highly specialised knowledge of a wide range of legal real estate matters'. Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior, Rafaela Kern and Jorge Cesa are also recommended.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

The Porto Alegre-based team at Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados acts for national and international clients and handles a range of restructuring matters across the country. In one highlight, Luis Felipe Spinelli acted for Norsul Group in the judicial reorganisation of Azevedo Bento. The sizeable team also includes Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior and Rodrigo Tellechea.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 4

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados is 'capable of understanding complex topics and provides a good range of options' and is 'very knowledgeable about court politics'. The 'extremely responsive' team stands out for its class action practice, where it acts for industry associations and companies. In other recent work, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral acted for Xerox in a commercial dispute involving rescissory and damage claims. Carlos Fernando Souto, Gabriel Freitas, 'go-to professional' Marcelo Gandelman and Rafael Dias -'who delivers fast and precise solutions'- are recommended. Antonio Tovo heads the corporate criminal law practice from Porto Alegre.

Intellectual property Tier 4

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados offers 'excellent and timely service at a fair price' on the full range of IP matters including franchising, domain names, trade secrets and business name disputes. The team succeeded in gaining the rejection of a preliminary injunction request filed by Uber against its client, 99 Tecnologia, concerning a comparative advertising campaign. Another highlight was representing Sephora in an infringement action against the undue granting and use of SEPHA as a trade mark. Leticia Provedel stands in high regard with peers and clients alike.

Labour and employment Tier 4

At Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados, 'all members of the labour team are technically impeccable'. In a recent success, it represented a client in the media and entertainment sector in three collective actions; all the claims were dismissed. Paulo Roberto Souto 'has a deep knowledge of labour law, as well as an impressive relationship with unions'. Joel Gallo and Manoela Pascal Martins are also recommended.

Tax Tier 4

'Staffed with highly qualified professionals', Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados' tax team is 'knowledgeable, accessible and humble'. 'Very skilled tax lawyer' Anderson Trautmann Cardoso and Henry Gonçalves Lummertz 'stand out for their vast experience, including in an extensive range of complex litigation'. André Luiz da Silva Gomes is also recommended.

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

With resources in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados is equipped to advise clients across Brazil; it also acts for a range of foreign companies. Of particular note are the firm's dedicated German, Asian and Latin Desks. Buy-side highlights included Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior's representation of Fras-le in the acquisition of Jofund, owner of the Fremax brand. In a significant move, Karina Yunan joined from Trench Rossi Watanabe. The department also saw some changes at the associate level, including the arrival of Martha Giugno Termignoni from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados and the departure of Laura Freitas Ceitlin to Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados. The sizeable team also includes Luis Felipe Spinelli, Raquel Stein and associate Clarissa Yokomizo.

Environment Tier 5

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados has experience handling solid-waste management and reverse logistics, while also acting on forestry, water and mineral resources matters. A highlight was advising Southern Cone Reflorestamento e Exploração de Madeira on the purchase and sale of land and standing timber. Associate Fabiana Figueiro is the key name.

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados (Souto Correa) is made up of experienced lawyers, united by the same principles and values. It is staffed with experts of outstanding professional and academic backgrounds, many of whom hold PhDs and Masters’ degrees and have been nominated in national and international legal rankings such as Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer and Analise Advocacia.

The team assists clients in Brazil and abroad in all areas of business law. To achieve this, it relies on professionals who are fluent in several foreign languages, which enables it to meet the standards and requests from various countries, especially through its Latin, German and Asian desks.

Mission: To build a solid and lasting organization committed with its clients and the community, made up of connected and motivated persons that are capable of generating competitive advantages.

Clients: The firm represents Brazilian and foreign clients from various sectors, such as agribusiness, automotive, aviation, chemical, construction, education, electronics, energy, entertainment, commercial banking, food and beverages, forestry, health, hotels, insurance, IT, logistics and transportation, media, metallurgy, music and audiovisual, naval, oil and gas, paper, packaging, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, private equity, retail, tobacco, among others. Souto Correa’s practice includes the representation of community-driven companies, e-commerce players, as well as counseling start-ups.

Areas of practice: The fields of expertise in which Souto Correa operates are wide-ranging. The practice is business-oriented and encompasses the following areas: administrative and regulatory, corporate criminal law, compliance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation), environmental and sustainability, intellectual property, labor law, consumer and product liability, restructuring and insolvency, and tax law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and regulatory Gustavo Loureiro
Compliance Carlos Souto
Consumer and product liability Roberta Feiten
Corporate and M&A Gilberto Deon Corrêa Jr
Corporate criminal law Antonio Tovo
Dispute resolution Guilherme Rizzo Amaral
Environmental/sustainability Fabiana Figueiro
Intellectual property Leticia Provedel
Labor Joel Gallo
Restructuring and insolvency Luis Felipe Spinelli
Tax Giácomo Paro
Other fee-earners : 79
Total staff : 187
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chambers and Partners
Leaders League
Contacts : 16