Rayes & Fagundes is a full service law firm that celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018. The firm is based in São Paulo, has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, São Bernardo do Campo and Campinas, and relies on independent local firms nationwide. Currently the firm has around 100 lawyers and assists both domestic and foreign clients from different industries. The firm also keeps partnerships with relevant domestic organizations and is part of worldwide alliances of independent law firms that are able to provide a full range of legal services to clients all over the world.
Ranked among the largest and most admired Brazilian law firms, we are recognizably large enough to assist and represent our clients in any type of transaction or case, from a simple one to a very sophisticated deal or a complex litigation. At the same time, we are able to ensure every client is provided with very personalized assistance.
Since its foundation, Rayes & Fagundes has played a significant role in assisting complex M&A transactions in the Brazilian market, including purchase and sale of equity and assets, funding, structuring of joint ventures, corporate reorganization, among others. For this purpose, our firm has a multidisciplinary and experienced group with a solid legal background and great strategic sense. For two years in a row the firm has been appointed by IFLR 1000 as one of the notable firms in M&A area of practice.
Rayes & Fagundes also has professionals with expertise in federal, state and local taxes who are able to provide tax advice focused in achieving their clients’ goals. Our tax practice offers a full range of legal services in this area, from preparing tax and social security planning to representing taxpayers in administrative or judicial courts. Additionally, tax planning is conducted by experienced professionals, all of them with both legal and accounting backgrounds, ensuring the most suitable result for our clients.
In 2018, Rayes & Fagundes strengthened its practice by hiring two new partners, Luiz Antonio Varela Donelli and Ricardo Maitto, respectively to the Corporate and Tax areas. Luiz Donelli adds his experience in distressed assets transactions and debt restructuring. Ricardo Maitto brings more than 17 years’ experience with major law firms and boosts the tax department’s capabilities to advise international clients on corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and international taxation.