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Well-regarded head of department Thiago Vallandro Flores is described by a client as “extremely assertive, very diligent and knowledgeable about finance mandates.” He often represents international lenders in cross-border loans and project finance deals. A source enthuses: “Thiago is always responsive and able to explain complex issues in a very clear way,” concluding that “he is also very good at forging solutions to problems.”
Active transactional practice handling a significant volume of mid-market M&A deals, acting for buyers and sellers. Also advises on joint ventures as well as investment rounds for Brazilian start-ups. Clients include private equity firms, banking groups and fintechs, as well as notable names from the energy and pharmaceutical sectors. Artur Fernandes Andrezo and Eduardo Zilberberg are the key client contacts.
Established practice group recognised for its strong abilities assisting international development banks, as well as companies particularly in the energy sector, with the development and financing of projects. Team demonstrates particular skills providing counsel on the full range of related contracts, including the drafting, negotiation and execution of O&M and supply agreements.
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.
According to a client, co-head of department Thiago Vallandro Flores is “an excellent lawyer, as well as very knowledgeable of the local law, the business and the technical matters,” and they add: “He identifies the relevant and key issues, simplifying and streamlining the financing process.” Another interviewee reports: “He is very focused on financings and has a strong name in the market.”
Solid department frequently instructed by companies stemming from the real estate, packaging and pharmaceutical industries to issue legal opinions on PIS, COFINS and ICMS matters. Regularly retained to assist with the tax aspects of corporate mandates, including reorganisations and acquisitions, as well as administrative disputes involving tax assessments.
Antonio Amendola often advises domestic players from a range of industries on customs and direct and indirect tax issues such as those related to ICMS, PIS and COFINS, and social contributions. A client says: “He is an extremely knowledgeable professional who always keeps himself up to date with the constant changes in this area.”
Rodrigo Maito da Silveira draws upon more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on numerous fiscal issues, including tax planning, PIS and COFINS credits and the tax implications of corporate reorganisations. He is recognised by a client as “a technically impeccable professional.” Other sources highlight his scholarly profile, with one identifying: “He has a growing reputation in the academic sphere.”
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