Mattos Filho is a heavyweight full-service firm renowned for its expertise in transactional agribusiness mandates, such as M&A, fiduciary sales and corporate reorganisations. The team boasts considerable knowledge of finance matters, regularly advising clients on the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates, as well as sector-specific tax issues such as FUNRURAL. Client roster includes players from the pulp, sugar and food industries. The team is based in the firm's São Paulo headquarters and benefits from Mattos Filho's hubs in Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. FS Agrisolutions Indústria de Biocombustíveis, Agropecuária Santa Adriana, and Terra Santa Agro are new client wins.
A client says: "The firm has broad expertise and in-depth knowledge of sector-related capital markets operations."
Another client states: "They stand out for the quality of their services, punctuality and robustness of the material they deliver to us."
Mattos Filho advised FS Agrisolutions Indústria de Biocombustíveis on the BRL300 million issuance of Agrobusiness Receivables Certificates of Eco Securitizadora de Direitos Creditórios do Agronegócio.
Rossana Fernandes Duarte enjoys a solid reputation regarding her strong expertise advising clients on sector-related real estate operations. One interviewee says: "She is very straightforward. A really good practitioner." A market commentator notes: "She has a strong practice with rural real estate deals. She is well regarded by the market."
Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca is an established lawyer, lauded for his extensive experience in finance and capital markets operations related to the agribusiness field. Frequently retained by clients to provide support on the issuance of complex Agribusiness Receivables Certificates and simple secured debentures, as well as initial public offerings. One client endorses him, saying: "Bruno Tuca is the partner who kept track of all the steps of our transaction."
Associate-to-watch Raphael Silva Saraiva joins the rankings this year after receiving outstanding feedback from clients. Raphael has expertise in debt transactions, particularly structured finance transactions within the agribusiness sector. A client lauds his performance: "Raphael was the engine of the case, who made everything happen," and adds: "Throughout the meetings, including with the opposing party's law firm, he was very consistent in defending our clauses. He presented in-depth arguments and didn't accept to lose."