What the team is known for
Santos Neto Advogados is a market-leading firm with an outstanding reputation for its ability to handle sophisticated agribusiness mandates. With a deep bench, it frequently advises prestigious players from the banking, finance and food processing sectors on complex finance transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of syndicated loan agreements and export prepayment transactions. The firm also assists clients with debt restructuring mandates and capital market transactions such as the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. AEXA - Associação de Exportadores de Açúcar e Alcool is a new client win for the department.
A client says: "The team has expertise in agribusiness, deposit contracts, transport and storage, and provides very fast responses. The firm is well considered in the market and that is a plus."
Another client adds: "They are very agile. It is an agility that does not lose in quality. They have a wealth of knowledge in agribusiness and in the national and international financial system."
Santos Neto Advogados assisted AlmaStone with the drafting and the negotiation of the loan documentation of export pre-payment finance transactions with several Brazilian exporters.
Domicio dos Santos Neto
is a distinguished authority in the agribusiness market. He is particularly highly rated for drafting and negotiation of high complexity finance operations, including export pre-payment loans, funded participation agreements and issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. Domicio enjoys a solid reputation among peers and clients, with one source saying: "He is an outstanding lawyer. He manages complex situations in a calm manner,"
and adding: "He has a broad vision of the subject and is agile to create solutions when it is needed."
Up-and-coming Frederico Favacho
is well regarded for his adept agribusiness practice, also covering arbitration and international contracts. One interviewee says: "Favacho has in-depth knowledge of the agribusiness sector."