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Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados

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Partners: Sami Arap, Silvia Nishi Uyeda, Massami Uyeda Junior, Ilaria Mittiga, Luciana Maciel, Flavia Fonseca Busch Strumpf, Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli, Patricia De Araujo Levy
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portugese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (AN&U) is based in the city of São Paulo in Brazil. The firm was established by highly qualified and experienced professionals who have studied in the USA, and have worked in both major law firms and/or in multinational companies, out of and/or in Brazil. All partners have a great deal of experience in dealing with international clients.

AN&U advises its clients in diverse sectors of business, either in Brazil or abroad, in, amongst others, M&A transactions, public law and infrastructure projects, including mining, port terminals, airports, highways, sewage and/or power generation projects, cross border M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, banking transactions, real estate projects including financing, acquisition and construction, project finance and public or private bidding processes in Brazil.

As a result, AN&U has developed high level domestic and international expertise in all legal fields for which it provides advice, namely infrastructure and public law; corporate; cross border and local M&A transactions, financing; complex agreements and real estate. The firm has also established long-lasting and strong working relationships with Brazilian and foreign clients, investors, private equity funds, law firms and financial advisors, which are, to this date, within AN&U client’s portfolio.

AN&U’s mission is to be a market reference in strategic business vision, knowledge, experience and creativity, bringing solutions and delivering results with excellency. The firm’s main concern is to understand the business goals and real needs of each client in connection with the specific case or project. AN&U offers the most efficient legal strategy and structure and, therefore, protects its clients’ assets and image, adding value to shareholders.

AN&U relies on the reputation, experience and maturity of its professionals to contribute to clients’ decision-making process. The partners believe and practice the following core values: availability, synthesis, boldness and value. AN&U constantly seeks to build long-lasting and solid partnerships with its clients by combining its legal solutions with their business strategies. AN&U has the necessary structure and tools for the structuring, development and operation of complex projects.

AN&U has clients in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Lebanon, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Singapore, UK and US, for whom the firm renders legal services in Brazil.

Practice Areas:
Infrastructure Projects & Public Law
Corporate & M&A Transactions
Financing
Complex Agreements
Real Estate

Main Areas of Practice:

Infrastructure Projects & Public Law: 
5 partners based in São Paulo, Brazil
Assistance to client’s in the modelling of infrastructure projects relating to public utilities, bid procedures, administrative contracts, concessions and public and/or private partnerships (PPP); administrative law, public budget and regulatory matters relating to transportation (roads, railways, ports and airports), water and sewage services, power generation, oil and gas, telecoms, mining, logistics and others.
Contact: Sami Arap
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Massami Uyeda Junior
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Luciana Maciel
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ilaria Mittiga
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Patricia De Araujo Levy
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A Transactions:
4 partners based in São Paulo, Brazil
Assistance in structuring corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions incorporation, foreign investment, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures), due diligence exercises, best practice of corporate governance, day-to-day matters, compliance with local regulations, tax planning and antitrust.
Contact: Massami Uyeda Junior
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sami Arap
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ilaria Mittiga
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure Finance (Projects & Corporate):
2 partners based in São Paulo, Brazil
Assistance in real estate and agribusiness finance (securitisation and issuance of securities), advising in financing with development banks and multilateral agencies, restructuring negotiation and drafting of security agreements and guarantees, issuance of debentures, promissory notes, structuring of investment funds.
Contact: Silvia Nishi Uyeda
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Massami Uyeda Junior
Email: [email protected]

Complex Agreements:
4 partners based in São Paulo, Brazil
Assistance in the review, negotiation and drafting of high complex agreements, including corporate agreements such as investment agreements, shareholders agreements; operational agreements such as construction agreements, EPC, sale lease-back, built-to-suit, energy agreements, among others and IP agreements.
Contact: Sami Arap
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Massami Uyeda Junior
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ilaria Mittiga
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
2 partners based in São Paulo, Brazil
Assistance in structuring and funding of real estate developments (malls, residential and commercial condominiums, hotels, condo-hotels, resorts, residential land subdivisions and soccer stadiums), negotiating and drafting of the relevant agreements, acquisition and lease of rural and urban real estate.
Contact: Silvia Nishi Uyeda
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Flavia Busch Strumpf
Email: [email protected]