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Fialho Salles Advogados

Corporate/Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilBrazil 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Fialho Salles Advogados is a top-tier firm advising domestic and international clients from an array of sectors, including transportation, construction and mining, on a variety of commercial issues. The team assists with matters relating to strategic M&A and corporate governance, boasting additional abilities advising on complex public law mandates, including PPPs and the negotiation of EPC contracts. It also represents clients in administrative mandates before CADE. BTG Pactual and Terna Plus are new client wins.

Strengths

A client says: "The firm stands out for its technical mastery of highly specialised topics," adding: "They think strategically with a focus on the client's business."

Another interviewee appreciates "their excellent service," highlighting in particular "the availability of the lawyers, their direct involvement in the case and their proactivity."

Work highlights

Fialho Salles assisted TACOM with all regulatory and contractual aspects of its operations for the technology development, production and regulatory approval by ANVISA of medical ventilators.

Notable practitioners

Alice Dourado assists clients with a range of commercial matters, including M&A transactions and corporate governance. She receives plaudits from a client, who says: "She is very committed, available and dedicated to finding solutions." Another interviewee states: "Alice is a natural choice whenever I need to discuss complex matters."

Érico Andrade is well equipped to provide legal advice and risk assessment for companies on regulatory and public law issues, including concession agreements. He is experienced representing significant corporations from the infrastructure and construction sectors.

A client says Gustavo Magalhães is someone with "profound technical expertise, as well as good communication skills, strategic vision and negotiation abilities." He offers a solid track record assisting with public-private partnerships and infrastructure projects. Another interviewee states: "Gustavo has a holistic view of matters and delivers innovative solutions."

Leonardo Canabrava receives praise from the market, with a source calling him "a brilliant practitioner." Another interviewee states: "Leonardo has a profound knowledge of private law issues, handling both contractual matters and litigations." He is also well equipped to assist with mandates arising from the public law arena, including assistance with public-private-partnerships and concession agreements, offering additional expertise handling M&A.

A client says co-head of department Luciano Fialho "provides simple and assertive advice." The same source states: "He handles corporate and tax matters," further applauding his strong negotiation skills. He has a solid track record advising on sophisticated transactional matters, including M&A and the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts such as lease agreements. He is often retained by domestic and multinational corporations from the food, healthcare and energy industries.

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Brazil

Corporate/Commercial: Minas Gerais


Alice Dourado
Band 3
Érico Andrade
Band 4
Gustavo Magalhães
Band 4
Leonardo Canabrava
Band 2
Luciano Fialho
Band 1