What the team is known for
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has a stellar corporate department demonstrating exceptional capabilities providing counsel to domestic and multinational companies from a myriad of industries, as well as private equity groups. It is particularly active in handling major transactions in the pharmaceutical, energy and healthcare sectors. It boasts an outstanding track record in M&A, with experience advising on hostile takeovers and strategic carve-outs. It is also well versed in domestic and cross-border deals involving publicly listed companies. It routinely assists with joint venture agreements and the formation of SPVs. ICL Group is a new client.
A client says: "The firm provided an excellent service and the work done was perfect," and adds: "The whole team was very committed, the negotiations and contracts drafting were impeccable."
Another client states: "They always focused on getting things done and solving problems, never giving up or slowing pace despite the challenges of the transactions."
Cescon Barrieu advised AES Tietê Energia on a hostile takeover attempt by Eneva.
Cristina de Freitas Bueno
joins the rankings this year after impressing clients, with one saying: "Cristina is available, intelligent, creative, thoughtful, and has an excellent knowledge of the market."
She draws upon her experience as a former investment banker to provide clients with a broad perspective on deals. A client notes: "Her background proved to be very valuable in the deal; she has a good grasp of the commercial aspects of the transaction and understands the problems immediately."
Darkson Delmondes Galvão
is frequently mandated by important clients to assist with large M&A transactions involving complex corporate structures. A client says: "Darkson provided an excellent service."
Marcos Rafael Flesch
has well-established experience representing high-profile companies and shareholders in large and cross-border deals. He is widely admired by the market, with one commentator stating: "He is an excellent and very skilful lawyer."
A client says: "He is fantastic."
Flesch is frequently mandated by key clients from the healthcare, financial services and manufacturing sectors.
Described by a source as "skilful and creative," Maria Cristina Cescon
receives widespread recognition for her handling of sophisticated M&A transactions. She holds an impressive track record in big-ticket deals involving both private and publicly held companies. A client says: "Maria Cristina is spectacular, her work is perfect,"
adding that "she knows the market beyond the legal aspects,"
and concludes: "She is very firm, dynamic and has very quick thinking."
Another client notes: "She has incredible negotiation skills and is very business-oriented."