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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a cutting-edge corporate practice acting on high-end and multi-jurisdictional M&A deals and foreign investment mandates. Its experienced bench frequently assists domestic and international companies operating in a range of sectors, including energy, technology and education, with acquisitions of majority and minority stakes, mergers and divestments. The team also handles sensitive corporate governance issues arising from company reorganisations, with notable expertise representing publicly listed companies. Its corporate offering is enhanced by the firm's strong merger control practice. Signal Participações and Q Saúde Operadora de Planos de Saúde are new client wins.

Strengths

A client says: "They stand out when it comes to complex mandates," and highlights their "vast experience" and "great knowledge of the matters."

Another client states: "Their work was fantastic," adding: "They were able to safeguard the company's interests in a very effective way."

Work highlights

BMA advised AES Tietê Energia in a hostile takeover attempt by Eneva.

Notable practitioners

Amir Bocayuva frequently assists important buyers and sellers, especially from the financial services and education sectors, with M&A transactions involving both private and public companies, as well as corporate conflicts. A client says: "He does very good work and gets involved in the most important moments of the negotiations." Another client states: "Amir is very technical and competent."

Ana Paula Reis is an associate to watch. "When the matter involves listed companies, she is the one I go to," a client says, highlighting her knowledge of the matter.

Francisco Müssnich enjoys widespread praise from market sources. A client says he has "very good negotiation skills, with a great knowledge and vast experience," adding that "he inspires absolute confidence at the negotiation table."Müssnich is well equipped to assist clients with strategic corporate negotiations and conflicts. His track record of landmark M&A transactions is enviable. Another interviewee says: "His work is brilliant."

Luiz Antonio Campos draws on years of experience, including as a former director of CVM (the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission), to advise high-profile clients on sophisticated corporate matters and transactions involving publicly listed companies. A client says: "He is excellent, extremely experienced and works in true partnership with our company." Another interviewee adds: "He is a fantastic lawyer."

Monique Mavignier is well regarded by the market for her experience in complex deals involving both public and private companies. A client says: "Monique has a very practical and direct approach," and adds: "She is dynamic, very available and comes up with measures that facilitate and also protect the deal." Another client notes: "She is good at thinking of very broad aspects of an issue and finding innovative solutions."

Paulo Cezar Aragão has built a formidable reputation as one of the country's leading corporate practitioners. He holds an outstanding track record in high-profile transactions and is widely known as a cerebral lawyer, who makes a difference at the negotiation table. A client says: "Paulo is an expert with great knowledge of corporate law. He is very available and a great professional." Another source adds: "He really stands out, he is brilliant."

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Corporate/M&A

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

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Location

Largo do IBAM 1

Humaitá

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

22271-070

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Corporate/M&A


Amir Bocayuva
Band 3
Ana Paula Reis
Associates to watch
Francisco Müssnich
Band 1
Luiz Antonio Campos
Band 1
Monique Mavignier
Band 2
Paulo Cezar Aragão
Star Individuals