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Fialho Salles Advogados

Corporate/Commercial: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo

5 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent regional bench advising on a variety of commercial issues involving strategic M&A and corporate governance mandates. Additional abilities advising on complex public law matters including public procurement issues and administrative agreements, as well as representing clients before public authorities. Highly experienced in assisting local and international clients from a different array of sectors, including the banking, construction and mining sectors. Rio Branco Alimentos is a new client win.

Strengths

A client appreciates "the team's assistance, diligence and responsiveness, as well as their ability to think outside the box."

Another client also values "the lawyers' attentiveness, technical knowledge and relevant experience," highlighting the team's ability "to design creative structures to complex situations."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to Uber do Brasil Tecnologia during meetings with public authorities of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte on the legislative regulation of private passenger transport.

Notable practitioners

Partner Alice Dourado continues to stand out in the corporate finance arena, according to sources. A client endorses "her availability, agility and diligence as well as her high level of knowledge," while another client highlights "her negotiation abilities." A market commentator is quick to describe her as "a specialist in investment fund-related matters."

According to a client, partner Érico Andrade "has great technical abilities and is a formidable strategist." The client goes on to say: "He does not overlook any detail and understands matters very quickly." A market commentator recognises his important role dealing with public law matters, including concession and public procurement issues.

A client describes up-and-coming partner Gustavo Magalhães as "an extremely professional lawyer." The client goes on to report: "He impressed me from the very first discussion we had." Another client values "his deep experience, sensitivity and business-oriented approach."

Noteworthy partner Leonardo Canabrava is described by a market commentator as "a very well-prepared lawyer who deals with commercial matters." Interviewees recognise his strong abilities dealing with competition and antitrust mandates. Canabrava also advises some of the key clients of the team on infrastructure mandates.

Name partner and co-head of practice Luciano Fialho remains widely recognised for his work on significant corporate mandates, with peers describing him as "fantastic" and clients specifically highlighting "his vast amount of experience in M&A transactions." A client particularly endorses "his sharpness and quickness to solve our issues," while a market commentator also appreciates his business-oriented approach, saying: "He knows what he is doing and is very focused on the resolution of problems from a commercial perspective."

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Brazil

Corporate/Commercial: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo


Alice Dourado
Band 4
Érico Andrade
Band 4
Gustavo Magalhães
Up and Coming
Leonardo Canabrava
Band 2
Luciano Fialho
Band 1