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Amaral e Nicolau Advogados

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Managing Partners: José Vicente Amaral Filho
Senior Partners: José Vicente Amaral Filho, Julio Nicolau Filho
Partners: Kátia Alessandra Marsulo Soares, Rodrigo Palácio, Lumy Tahara, Larissa Pimentel Lilla Mofarej, Claudia Russi Alfini
Associate Lawyers: Douglas Herculano Silvestre, Cristiane Ferreira Lemos, Rodrigo Julio da Silveira, Danielle Pereira de Souza, Felipe Varela Hollanda, Carolina de Lima Domingues, Flavia Regina Bosio, Thelma Silano Ramos, Bruno Stefano De Oliveira Canhete, Jessica Costa Vara Dos Santos, Sandra Rose de Mendes Freire e Franco, Roberta de Mattos Ciuffo, Macella Kfouri Meirelles Oliveira, Rafael Ghovatto De Couto, Semira Laís Hanashiro, Gabriela Kiapine Silva, Max Luiz Rodrigues Rezende Neto, Regina Bonilha dos Santos

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1997, Amaral e Nicolau Advogados enjoys a high reputation as one of the leading real estate law firms in São Paulo state, Brazil. The firm’s vast experience means it regularly handles many of the largest, most complex and demanding real estate transactions in Brazil. Amaral e Nicolau also focuses on sensitive real estate litigation matters, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations.

Approach:
Amaral e Nicolau approaches its clients’ legal issues focusing in the larger framework of each client’s strategic, business and financial goals. The firm focuses on matters that require the attention, extensive experience, expertise and reputation of its partners. Matters undertaken by the firm are at all times afforded the direct personal attention of partners having expertise and sophistication with respect to the issues.

People:
Amaral e Nicolau´s managing partners, José Vicente Amaral Filho and Julio Nicolau Filho, have been leading legal departments of the most traditional real estate developers of Brazil. That made the firm becomes one of the most prestigious law firms in real estate practice in São Paulo, enabling the firm to attract the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in São Paulo state.

Achievements:
Amaral e Nicolau consistently ranks near the top of legal real estate advisors by transaction dollar volume, even though it is significantly smaller than all of its major competitors. Over the past several years, the firm has been the legal advisor on some of the largest real estate transactions in São Paulo state.

Main Areas of Practice:
Real Estate:
Representation of diverse client base, both institutional and entrepreneurial, in project, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, operations, development planning, and land use involving all property types, from retail, office, residential (multi-family and condominiums), industrial, and the full range of hospitality projects, located across Brazil. Recent representations have included:
■ Even Construtora S.A in a multi-purpose real estate development (residential condominium and offices), with a global sale value of R$706.000.000,00 (seven hundred and six million reais) which became a reference project in the city of São Paulo, because it is the result of a joint venture between Even Construtora and the Fasano Hotels, to build a residential condominium with the Fasano hospitality services.
■ Even Construtora S.A in the acquisition of a parcel in Brooklin, São Paulo city, to develop a multi-purpose real estate development (residential condominium and offices), with a global sale value of R$300.000.000,00 (three hundred million reais).
■ Even Construtora S.A in the acquisition of a parcel in Santo Amaro, São Paulo city, to develop a multi-purpose real estate development (residential condominium, offices, and stores), with a global sale value of R$140.000.000,00 (one hundred and forty million reais).
■ M.A. Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda. in the acquisition of a parcel to develop a multi-purpose project (residential condominium, offices, supermarket, and stores), with a global sale value of R$250.000.000,00 (two hundred and fifty million reais).
■ Tegra Incorporadora Ltda. in the acquisition of a parcel in Campo Belo, São Paulo city, to develop multi-purpose real estate development (residential condominium and offices), with a global sale value of R$240.000.000,00 (two hundred and forty million reais).
■ Tegra Incorporadora Ltda. in the acquisition of a parcel in Itaim Bibi, São Paulo city, to develop multi-purpose real estate development (residential condominium and offices), with a global sale value of R$160.000.000,00 (one hundred and sixty million reais).
■ You Inc Incorporadora e Participações S.A. in the acquisition of a parcel to develop a multi-purpose project (residential condominium, offices, hotel, and medical facilities), with a global sale value of R$360.000.000,00 (three hundred and sixty million reais).
■ You Inc Incorporadora e Participações S.A. in the acquisition of a parcel to develop a residential condominium, with a global sale value of R$200.000.000,00 (two hundred million reais).

Real Estate Litigation:
The firm has represented clients in delicate and complex disputes, complex settlements, appeals, all connected with the firm real estate profile. Its litigators have a long history of handling cutting-edge real estate litigation.

Languages:
Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Clients:
Clients include the biggest real estate developers of Brazil, like Even Construtora e Incorporadora S.A. (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), Trisul S.A., Helbor Empreendimentos S.A., Toledo Ferrari Construtora e Incorporadora, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., Mac Construtora e Incorporadora, You Inc Incorporadora e Participações S.A., M.A. Empreendimentos Imobiliários LTDA., Nortis Incorporadora, Vibra Residencial and Fibra Experts, Tegra Incorporadora, Tibério Construções e Incorporações S.A., Teixeira Duarte Engenharia e Construções S.A., among others.