For nearly six decades, Ulhôa Canto Advogados (“UC”) has been known as a benchmark firm in providing the highest quality of legal advice. UC stands out because of its key participation in several of the most relevant and complex transactions both in the domestic and international markets.
Founded in 1959, the firm is recognized for its commitment to provide pioneer and innovative solutions, exercising a tailor-made legal practice that combines knowledge, experience and creativity. As a boutique firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília, we are not, and do not aim to be, the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers. Our commitment is to help our clients with their most challenging matters and offer original and groundbreaking solutions.
Recognized as one of the top corporate and M&A firms in the country, UC has provided assistance in some of the most relevant transactions in Brazil over the past decades. We have played a key role in the privatizations that took place in Brazil during the 1990s, and we actively participated in the wave of M&A transactions that followed, including many cross-border deals spearheaded by Brazilian companies seeking to gain access to international markets. Since then, our firm has assisted clients on a full range of public and private transactions in sectors such as food and beverages, retail, steel, real estate, finance, technology, education, oil & gas, construction, and energy.
We also take pride in being one of the very few firms in Brazil with the capability of deeply understanding both the corporate and the tax aspects of a transaction, which often give rise to direct financial or economic benefits to our clients. We trace that characteristic back to our firm’s DNA: our founding partners personally contributed to the creation of the current Brazilian taxation system and instilled a culture of excellence that led to UC being repeatedly identified as an outstanding tax advisor in Brazil.