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M&A and Corporate Law - Law Firms - Brazil - 2020 Rankings

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  • Christian Roschmann, Sérgio Machado, Maurício Paschoal, Carlos Barbosa Mello, Luiz Octavio Lopes
  • Alexandre Bertoldi, Fernando Meira, Carlos Alberto Moreira Lima Junior, Henry Sztutman, Miguel Tornovsky
  • Ricardo Veirano, Robson Barreto, Alberto de Orleans e Bragança, Sérgio Bronstein
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Stocche Forbes Advogados: M&A Royalty

Stocche Forbes Advogados


André Stocche, Fabiano Milani, Fernanda Cardoso, Flavio Meyer, Alessandra Zequi



Track record: Front-running transactional team with an impressive track record advising heavyweights such as Pátria Investimentos, Mubadala and Raízen on high-end M&A. Stands out for its excellent counsel in complex acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and private equity deals. In April, the team advised Engie on its joint $8.6 billion acquisition of 90% of gas pipeline company TAG in what is set to be Brazil’s largest M&A deal of 2019.
Team & differentiation: Consisting of five partners and 35 associates, the firm’s M&A and Corporate practice is led by renowned partners André Stocche, Fabiano Milani, Fernanda Cardoso, Flavio Meyer and Alessandra Zequi. With offices in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, team members offer clients a deep knowledge of complex deals involving publicly-listed companies and regulatory issues.
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Madrona Advogados: A Rising Force in M&A

Madrona Advogados


Ricardo Madrona, José Luis Camargo Jr., Milena Mazzini



Track record: Flourishing outfit with an experienced team respected for its strength in big-ticket M&A, joint ventures and private equity deals. Clients hail from the healthcare, infrastructure and technology sectors and include giants such as Vale, BTG Pactual and Diagnósticos da América. The firm recently advised health insurance provider Hapvida on its R$5 billion acquisition of competitor Grupo São Francisco.
Team & differentiation: Born in 2015, this São Paulo based practice group already consists 35 lawyers and is headed by experienced market figure and founding partner Ricardo Madrona. Luciana Renouard was recently promoted to partner and stands out for her long-standing experience in both M&A and intellectual property issues.
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Trench Rossi Watanabe: Domestic Expertise with Global Reach

Trench Rossi Watanabe


Anna Tavares de Mello, Alberto Mori, Daniel Facó



Track record: Highly experienced corporate team at the core of one of Brazil’s most international firms. Capably advises major domestic and international heavyweights from the energy, pharmaceutical and food sectors on sizeable multijurisdictional transactions. The firm’s stellar client portfolio includes names such as Bunge, Procter & Gamble and Siemens. Clients benefit from the firm’s extensive global network via its Baker McKenzie partnership.
Team & differentiation: Captained by Anna Mello and Alberto Mori, the firm’s department particularly stands out for its track record assisting blue-chip multinationals and the strength of its French, German, Japan and China desks. The department was recently bolstered with the arrival of acclaimed M&A and capital markets partner, Daniel Facó.
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Baptista Luz Advogados: Transactional Tech Excellence

Baptista Luz Advogados


Luis Felipe Baptista Luz, Jessica Bernstein Heumann



Track record: Prominent technology experts actively assisting innovative players from the information technology, advertising and healthcare sectors with joint ventures, venture capital, private equity and seed investments. Well-equipped to advise on operational agreements, corporate reorganizations and the structuring of new businesses in Brazil. Client portfolio includes major names such as Movile, Softplan and Grupo Pão de Açúcar.
Team & differentiation: With offices in São Paulo, Miami and Florianópolis, the firm’s M&A and Corporate Law department consists of four partners and eight associates being led by partners Luis Felipe Baptista Luz and Jessica Bernstein Heumann. New partner Alexandre Santana recently joined the department and brings over 17 years of experience in commercial, tax and restructuring issues.
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Here is our 2020 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in M&A and Corporate Law. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation. Our team took into consideration data from multiple sources, such as peer and client recommendation, growth, and importance of different cases. This ranking intends to be a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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