Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados

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

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What the team is known for Solid practice focusing on the commercial real estate sector in Belo Horizonte. A significant clientele comprising shopping centres as well as construction and engineering companies benefits from its expert advice on real estate projects. Team is also qualified to advise on corporate restructuring, M&A transactions and joint venture agreements. GIC, Grupo J Mendes and Jereissati Centros Comerciais are new clients.

Strengths One interviewee states: "The firm stands out due to its proactivity when proposing suggestions and ideas to help our business," and goes on to assert: "The client service is excellent."

Work highlights Provided assistance to Direcional Engenharia in connection with its sale of up to 11 operational subsidiaries to a real estate investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner  Julio Lima offers a wide-ranging practice from his Belo Horizonte base. He is well equipped to advise clients hailing from various industries and boasts particular expertise in the real estate domain. Lima remains busy handling M&A transactions and other commercial agreements, in addition to dealing with financing and restructuring mandates.