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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Prestigious full-service firm with a front-running corporate practice. Routinely instructed by major Brazilian and international corporations from a plethora of industries. Also well versed assisting private equity groups with inbound investments. Boasts considerable know-how acting on high-end transactions including acquisitions and disposals of controlling and minority stakes in publicly traded companies. Also assists with corporate mergers and reorganisations as well as strategic joint venture agreements, notably in the energy field. Clients benefit from its Japanese desk and international offices in London and New York.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed senior partner João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro garners praise from market commentators due to his longstanding corporate practice, advising buyers and sellers on highly complex M&A, as well as major corporate restructurings and joint ventures. He boasts additional expertise assisting corporations and shareholders with sensitive corporate governance issues. An impressed interviewee states: "He is a very experienced professional with exceptional technical skills."

Market commentators report that Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero is "a very good M&A lawyer" who is also "very knowledgeable about debt restructuring and workouts." He is experienced advising on carve-outs, capital increases and corporate reorganisations. His clients include publicly traded Brazilian companies and foreign corporations.

Acclaimed senior partner Moacir Zilbovicius is "without a doubt the point of reference at the firm for M&A owing not only to his level of experience but also to his innovative solutions," reports one client. Another singles him out for "his ability to negotiate more favourable terms while at the same time maintaining a good relationship with the counterparty." Zilbovicius's negotiation skills are also praised by peers, with one stating: "He knows how to reach an agreement and get the deal done."

Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias has recently acted on major joint venture agreements in the energy field. He also has notable expertise assisting clients with M&A involving private equity and inbound investments. A market commentator attests: "He is a very good private equity lawyer." Another interviewee appreciates "his personal involvement in the deals," adding: "He is a highly experienced lawyer whose long track record helps engender a sense of security during negotiations."

Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo is the resident partner in the UK and manages the firm's London office, assisting multinational companies with inbound investments into Brazil.

Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento advises telecommunications, engineering and infrastructure companies, as well as private equity firms, on acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures. A market commentator attests: "He is a very good and complete lawyer with experience handling many private equity matters." Another interviewee says: "He is excellent and active on a variety of deals."

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Overview

Our corporate practice represents clients in negotiations and structuring of complex acquisitions and sales of companies, private and publicly acquisition of equities, and corporate restructuring. The firm’s specialists advise domestic companies on compliance with commercial and corporate legislation, whether they are privately held companies or have their shares traded on a stock exchange, and prepare commercial agreements to document associations between national and international business groups seeking to invest jointly in Brazil or abroad. In private equity, the practice assists funds and other large investors with their strategic investments (and divestments) and regulatory obligations.

Clients

Actis

Advent

AmerisourceBergen

Bradesco Seguros

Carlyle

Cosan

Goldman Sachs

Henkel

Odebrecht

Petrobrás

Corporate/M&A

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

firm
Location

Al. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01403-001

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Brazil

Corporate/M&A


Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo
Expertise based abroad in UK

Corporate/M&A: The Elite


João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro
Band 1
Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero
Band 4
Moacir Zilbovicius
Band 1
Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias
Band 2
Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento
Band 4