Matter, Boettcher, Zanini e Souza Advogados

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Front-running local boutique boasting particular strength in cross-border M&A. Expert team covers the entire range of commercial and corporate matters, including international agreements, capital markets transactions and corporate restructuring. Enviable clientele regularly stems from a wide range of sectors, including agribusiness, real estate, energy, pharmaceuticals, retail and finance. New client wins include Panvel and SorriFácil.

Strengths An interviewee believes that "they are one of the best firms in the South region, an amazing boutique that is strong and highly technical," and underlines: "They provide excellent communication and never need to redo any drafts or documents because everything is done super well the first time around."

Another satisfied client explains that "they are very good negotiators and have a high level of practical experience in cross-border M&A," before adding: "As they are a compact firm, they develop great proximity with the clients and the work flows very well."

Work highlights Assisted BRS Suprimentos Corporativos with the sale of part of its shares to EB Capital.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Klein Zanini garners praise due to the strength of his capabilities dealing with corporate mandates. One client enthuses: "He is extremely knowledgeable and an amazing negotiator who has an incredible ability to read a negotiation table. When a technical issue is being discussed, he can use his expertise and intelligence to show how his position is the correct one," while another source adds: "He helps clients to understand the global strategy of any deal and develops a close relationship with them, no matter if they are in Brazil or abroad." An impressed commentator concludes: "Carlos is a corporate law genius."

Admired department co-head Rodrigo Rosa de Souza has impressed clients, who enthuse: "He is a great strategist when dealing with agreements and M&A," while another interviewee adds: "He is brilliant, experienced and has a very structured way of dealing with issues, helping us understand the consequences of each possible way of moving forward."