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Brazil 2022
Brazil Agribusiness
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Band 2

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Provided by Demarest Advogados

We understand the business, government regulation, public relations, science, and markets in the agriculture industry and advise clients on their business needs. Our multidisciplinary team provides legal counsel and representation to a full spectrum of production and processing ventures in a variety of agricultural commodities, grain, livestock, farming, and forest industries. We also stay on top of emerging issues of biotechnology, food safety, state, and federal regulations and biofuels.

Our distinctive agribusiness strengths also cover a full range of agribusiness activities, including input supply, processing, value-added manufacturing, wholesale distribution, import/export, regulatory compliance, agri-finance in the financial and capital markets and the treatment of tangible bills of lading and warehouse receipts, both negotiable and non-negotiable, as well as electronic bills of lading and warehouse receipts. We know the legal, business and practical issues related to food and agriculture and our agribusiness related services also include overall contracting, cooperatives, litigation, real estate, labeling, marketing, and food safety.



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Agribusiness - Brazil
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Demarest Advogados is a multidisciplinary firm with an agribusiness department handling a wide range of complex mandates. Highly sought after by major players from the energy, timberland investment and food processing industries to assist with sector-related M&A, IPOs and corporate reorganisations. The team boasts additional capability advising on the structuring of capital markets operations, especially those related to securitisation instruments through Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. Demarest's agribusiness practice is based in the firm's São Paulo headquarters and it also benefits from its full-service capabilities in Brasília and São Paulo.

Strengths

A client says: "They are in tune with the market," adding: "We chose Demarest because they have in-depth technical knowledge, and an interesting practical approach. They are diligent partners and are always available."

Another client states: "They are regularly retained by us because of the team's strong expertise in biotechnology," and adds: "They have technical experience, and are committed and competent."

Work highlights

Assisted Banco Bradesco BBI, Banco Itaú BBA and Banco Santander with the public offering of 480,000 Agribusiness Receivables Certificates issued by ISEC Securitizadora. 

Notable practitioners

Thiago Giantomassi is a strong practitioner in the agribusiness sector, regularly sought out by clients from the banking and finance sectors. He is well regarded for his expertise in structuring sophisticated capital markets and finance operations, such as the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. One client says: "Thiago has the ability to combine agribusiness with other market instruments," and adds: "He is a competent lawyer in the capital market and banking areas - he sees it from the market perspective."

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