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Souto Correa Advogados

Dispute Resolution: South

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What the team is known for

Leading Porto Alegre-based practice with widely admired capabilities handling a broad range of sophisticated corporate and commercial disputes. Revered department possesses an impressive client portfolio comprising key national and international players from the transportation, industrial, energy and real estate sectors. Seasoned team regularly undertakes class actions cases against industry associations as well as lawsuits regarding concession and shareholder agreements. Additionally appreciated for its experience advising on arbitration proceedings.

Strengths

One source describes it as "a multidisciplinary team with specialised professionals," while another commentator highlights that "in addition to their technical excellence, they speak the client's language."

Work highlights

Represented Habitasul in a public civil action filed by AJIN with regard to the management of Jurerê International's sanitation system.

Notable practitioners

Distinguished partner Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is nationally recognised for the strength of his dispute resolution practice. A client considers that "he is one of the best lawyers for contentious mandates in the market," concluding: "He delivers up-to-date, strategic, pragmatic and assertive advice." Another impressed interviewee reveals: "Guilherme is able to anticipate issues and delivers excellent technical expertise and soft skills." He is routinely sought out by multinational companies to handle judicial and arbitral proceedings relating to public concessions and contractual issues.

Noteworthy partner Jorge Cesa is highly respected by market commentators, who recognise his prominence in the local dispute resolution area. "He is a strategist and boasts great resourcefulness acting on arbitration matters," admires an observer.Cesa possesses impressive expertise in high-stakes disputes arising from corporate mandates and often represents major national companies stemming from the transportation and technology sectors. He is qualified to undertake litigation mandates before state and federal tribunals.

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Overview

Souto Correa has earned a reputation as a go-to firm for its clients, given its history of representing and advising on strategic commercial disputes covering multiple industries and subject matters. The firm approaches each case with intensity, thoroughness and creativity. We pride ourselves on rapidly assembling focused, integrated and efficient teams to address important aspects of a client’s problem and to handle numerous cases in multiple forums.

Litigation: The firm has experience in the prevention and resolution of complex litigation in the administrative and judicial spheres, representing clients before all courts. It also cooperates with clients in the definition of strategies to reduce litigation and advises them in accordance with their business needs. It handles procedures involving many sectors of the economy and it considers the importance of bringing the corporate reality of each industry to the litigation arena.

Arbitration: The firm’s multidisciplinary team handles domestic and international arbitrations, in addition to mediations and other forms of ADRs, such as Dispute Boards. It also represents clients in correlated procedures, such as arbitral letters and the challenge and annulment of arbitral awards, and in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The firm advises clients in the negotiation and drafting of arbitral clauses and its most experienced professionals act as arbitrators and mediators.

Members

Augusto Dal Molin Domit, Otávio

Cesa, Jorge

Feiten, Roberta

Gandelman, Marcelo

Provedel, Leticia

Quass, Ricardo

Rizzo Amaral, Guilherme

Souto, Carlos Fernando

Squeff Fries, Diogo

Clients

ABB Ltda.

ABINEE (Brazilian Association of Electronics Industry)

AES Group

Airbnb

Alstom

Bayer S.A.

Dell

Fox Latin American Channels do Brasil Ltda.

Latam Linhas Aéreas

Lenovo

Microsoft

Philip Morris

Samsung

Sony

Stihl

Via Varejo (Casas Bahia and Ponto Frio)

Industries

Aviation

Chemicals

Construction

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Forestry & Paper

Pharmaceutical

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Technology

Dispute Resolution: South Department

Souto Correa Advogados

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Department location

Av. Carlos Gomes, 700

13º andar

Edifício Platinum

Porto Alegre - RS

Rio Grande Do Sul

Brazil

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Dispute Resolution: South


Guilherme Rizzo Amaral
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