We were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America. Published by one of the most prestigious directories in the international legal market, the guide brings together law firms and lawyers with excellent services in over 20 countries.
BANKING & FINANCE
Head of department Thiago Vallandro Flores comes recommended by a client who was impressed by “his legal knowledge and resilience shown during the renegotiation of a debt with a syndicate of banks.”Commentators also highlight his active practice in connection with high-value project finance transactions, and one source describes him as “intelligent and creative, as well as super responsive and hands-on.”
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
André de Melo Ribeiro assists domestic companies with the implementation of human resource policies, termination of contracts and collective negotiations with unions. A source highlights his “high level of specialisation, ability to develop strategies and commitment,”.
Skilled department co-head Ricardo Sanches garners praise from commentators in connection with his active assistance with a wide range of matters arising from infrastructure projects. One source highlights that “he is a good negotiator with profound knowledge of capital markets mandates,” while another client reports: “Ricardo gets involved in more robust issues and I trust him because he always provides a good client service.” He regularly advises power and water treatment companies on the negotiation of O&M agreements.
Market commentators describe co-head of practice Thiago Vallandro Flores as “a renowned name in the market.” He focuses his practice on acting as counsel to investment banks and corporate borrowers on banking transactions to finance the development of projects, with notable activity in the energy segment. He is also often retained by national and international clients to furnish advice on project financing mandates involving capital markets vehicles, in addition to undertaking debt restructuring negotiations and judicial recovery mandates.
Antonio Amendola is engaged by domestic players to advise on tax matters arising from transactions. A client notes that “he is able to provide strategic advice, already anticipating issues that might arise if the matter were to become litigious.” Another source points out that “he brings knowledge and credibility to the table,” adding: “I fully trust his advice on high-value cases that tend not to be straightforward.”
The “perceptive” Rodrigo Maito da Silveira is recommended by a source, who highlights “the tailored and business-driven solutions that he provides,” also describing him as “assertive and proactive.” Silveira usually advises local and international clients on municipal, state and federal tax mandates. Commentators recognise his academic contributions, and one client adds that “he is not afraid to give his opinion.”
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