Firm Profile > Coimbra & Chaves > Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Coimbra & Chaves
1143-8, 13-14 ANDARES

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Specialised in corporate law, Coimbra & Chaves's broad service offering covers domestic and cross-border transactions, commercial agreements, mining projects, venture capital deals and technology and engineering contracts. Practice head Paula Andrade Ribeiro Chaves stands out in the field of international corporate law. Eugênia Aguiar Siqueira has broad private law expertise, particularly in M&A, corporate governance and the drafting of contracts. Loni Mellilo Cardoso, who predominantly undertakes transactional work, is also part of the core team.


‘The firm is very focused and experienced in M&A transactions. The team has the ability to find solutions and alternatives for all cases. They are also very pro-active’.

‘Paula Chaves is an outstanding lawyer. She is very capable to assist companies in any M&A and corporate transactions. She is also fast, flexible and objective.’ 

‘They have an extensive theoretical framework and professionals in which you can trust.’

‘Since the beginning I was very well impressed by the professionalism, the seniority and the technical expertise of the lawyers. I received great service, the deadlines were met and the price was very competitive.’

‘Paula Andrade Ribeiro Chaves and Loni Melillo Cardoso stood out for showing: time and availability for meetings and discussions; technical expertise on 360 degree approach; meeting the scheduled dates for producing and revising documents; flexibility on the changes that the project suffered from our side.’

‘Coimbra & Chaves stands out for its experience in our kind of business for its availability, flexibility and deep involvement in the problems we faced throughout the project.’

‘Loni Melillo Cardoso’s support and orientation along the contract execution were essential. Eugenia Aguiar Siqueira demonstrates great commitment and dedication to clients.’

Key clients

Tenova do Brasil Equipamentos para Mineração e Manuseio de Materiais

Neuman & Esser America do Sul

Grupo Super Nosso e Apoio Mineiro

Fundo AvanTI – Fundo de Investimento em Participações

Zona da Mata Mineração

Herculano Mineração

VetBR Saúde Animal


Construtora Aterpa

MRL Engenharia e Empreendimentos

Prime Incorporações e Construções

EasyFood do Brasil

Gerencianet Pagamentos do Brasil

Starline Tecnologia

Engeform Engenharia

Clínicas Expressas do Brasil

Stantec Consulting

Hospital Belo Horizonte

Resale Tecnologia e Serviços

CRM Educacional

Contrei – Engenharia de Segurança e Medicina do Trabalho

Companhia Brasileira de Planos Funerários

Compass Diagnóstico, Planejamento e Prototipagem Odontológica

Fundep Participações

Centro Oftalmológico de Minas Gerais

Reev Soluções Tecnológicas

Town Participações

Tax Tier 7

Coimbra & Chaves offers a strong consulting and litigation service. A major area of work is in helping clients recover social contributions and tax credits, and in the past 36 months it assisted in reclaiming over R$700m. Paulo Roberto Coimbra leads the team, the majority of which is based in the Belo Horizonte office.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Civilport Engenharia


Companhia Energética de São Paulo

ABN Amnro Bank

Ânima Educação

Aperam South America


Banco BMG

Banco BS2

Banco GMAC

Banco Ole Bonsucesso Consignado

Banco Volkswagem e Volkswagem Serviços

Banco Votorantim


Brink’s Segurança e Transporte de Valores

C.C.M Construtora Centro Minas

CNH Industrial Brasil

Comau do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio

Ecolab Química

Embaré Industrias Alimentícias

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group

FIEMG (Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Minas Gerais)

FIS Global

Fundação Cultural de Minas Gerais – FUNDAC

Gardingo Group

Granol Indústria Comércio e Exportação

Herculano Mineração

Instituto Hermes Pardini

Kinross Brasil Mineração

Liasa Ligas de Aluminio

Localiza Rent a Car

Marfrig Global Foods

Mendes Junior Engenharia

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil

Minasguarda Vigilância

Moto Honda da Amazônia

MRV Engenharia e Participações

Neuman & Esser

Pastifício Santa Amália

Peugeot-Citroen do Brasil Automóveis

Plantar Group

Positivo Educacional

Procter & Gamble do Brasil

Prosegur Brasil

Rio Branco Alimentos (PIF PAF)

RN Comércio Varejista (Ricardo Eletro)

Saritur Santa Rita Transporte Urbano E Rodoviario

Scania Latin America

Serabi Mineração

Sindicato da Indústria da Construção Civil no Estado de Minas Gerais – SINDUSCON-MG

Super Nosso e Apoio Mineiro Group

Supermix Concreto

Teksid do Brasil

Tenova do Brasil Equipamentos de Mineração

Tractebel Engeneering (GDF Suez Group)

Usiminas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Vallourec Soluções Tubulares do Brasil

Voith Hydro

Volkswagen do Brasil

Votorantim Siderurgia

Coimbra & Chaves, founded in 2012, is a comprehensive law firm with national coverage servicing the most diverse sectors of the economy, but specializing in  Tax Law and business structuring through its M&A, Corporate and Contracts area.

Our practice areas are regarded as reference in their respective fields and distinguish themselves by their extensive experience and the results achieved for our clients, making CCA a market leader in innovative tax and corporate transactions management.

Servicing the most diverse sectors of the economy, it provides clients with the best solutions adding both value and safety to corporate results.

Coimbra & Chaves introduces a new and advanced concept in legal consulting and advisory services. Personalized service and customized solutions are the cornerstones of our organizational structure. This differential is reflected in the strong engagement in, commitment to and involvement with the legal and corporate matters of our clients.

The lawyers and consultants at Coimbra & Chaves are dedicated to continuous training in their fields of expertise in addition to possessing a detailed knowledge of their clients’ business and operations. The Firm has an ample and structured group of accredited and associated firms.

Our contemporary and sophisticated vision of the exercise of the legal profession is coupled with strict compliance with the law and the permanent observance of ethical conduct.

Coimbra & Chaves offers both consulting and litigation services. The different practice areas of the Firm work in an interdisciplinary way so as to reduce to the furthest extent possible any risks and maximize economic and financial results for our clients. The legal team is supplemented by specialized consultants, among them accountants and engineers. Our main objective is to present clients with commercially advantageous and legally safe solutions in accordance with the law.

The lawyers of Coimbra & Chaves have experience from working at international law firms and diligently dedicate themselves to the study of foreign law. As a result, the Firm has been retained by businesses and organizations investing in Brazil as well as domestic corporations doing business abroad.


The firm represents clients in the automotive, mining  and metals, financial, energy and natural gas , agribusiness, commerce, industry, infrastructure, technology, service, education, third and healthcare sectors. More specifically, over 50% of all steelmakers in Brazil, more than 54% car producers in Latin America, 2 of the 3 largest money transport firms in Brazil and 5 of the 50 largest companies in Brazil are clients of Coimbra & Chaves.

Social Responsibility:

Our office further takes its social responsibility very seriously and support Third Sector organizations, which help children in vulnerable situations through donations of more than R$ 1 Million in the last two years helping more than one thousand children and teenagers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Paulo Coimbra
Tax Litigation José Henrique Guaracy
Tax consulting Paulo David Ferreira
Tax Innovation Onofre Alves Batista Jr.
Business law and litigation Paula Chaves
Corporate, M&A and Commercial contracts Paula Chaves
Corporate, M&A and Commercial contracts Eugênia Siqueira
Photo Name Position Profile
 Guilherme Bagno  photo Guilherme Bagno Partner
 Onofre Alves Batista Júnior  photo Onofre Alves Batista Júnior Counsel Partner
 Mauricio de Saraiva Abreu Chagas  photo Mauricio de Saraiva Abreu Chagas Partner
 Paula Andrade R. Chaves  photo Paula Andrade R. Chaves Founding Partner – Head of Corporate, M&A and Commercial Contracts
 Paulo Roberto Coimbra  photo Paulo Roberto Coimbra Founding Partner, Head of Tax
 Janaína Diniz F. de Andrade  photo Janaína Diniz F. de Andrade Senior Partner
 Paulo David Ferreira  photo Paulo David Ferreira Senior Partner
 José Henrique Guaracy  photo José Henrique Guaracy Senior Partner
 Alice de Abreu Lima Jorge  photo Alice de Abreu Lima Jorge Counsel Partner
 Flávia Noronha  photo Flávia Noronha Senior Partner
 Filipe Piazzi  photo Filipe Piazzi Senior Partner – in São Paulo (SP)
 Fabiano Almeida Rodrigues  photo Fabiano Almeida Rodrigues Counsel Partner
 Eugenia Aguiar Siqueira  photo Eugenia Aguiar Siqueira Counsel Partner
Total staff : 107
Partners : 46