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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, Flávia Fonseca Busch Strumpf, Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli, Patrícia De Araujo Levy
Number of other lawyers: 6

Complex Agreements:
Sami Arap, Massami Uyeda Junior, Ilaria Mittiga, Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli
Corporate Transactions: Silvia Nishi Uyeda, Massami Uyeda Junior, Sami Arap, Ilaria Mittiga, Guilherme La Gamba Pajoli
Infrastructure Finance (Project & Corporate): Silvia Nishi Uyeda, Massami Uyeda Junior
Infrastructure Projects & Public Law: Sami Arap, Massami Uyeda Junior, Luciana Maciel, Ilaria Mittiga, Patrícia De Araujo 
Real Estate: Flávia Fonseca Busch Strumpf

Firm Overview:
Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (AN&U) was established by highly qualified and experienced professionals who have worked in top Brazilian and international companies and in major law firms in Brazil and abroad. 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 has its office in the city of São Paulo and strategic correspondents in other states of Brazil and abroad. AN&U’s services standout for the distinguished and consolidated experience of its team. AN&U focuses its practice in complex business matters, including but not limited to strategic corporate assistance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, foreign investment, infrastructure, contracts and agreements and real estate. AN&U relies on the reputation, experience and maturity of its professionals to contribute to the clients decision making process. AN&U is formed by prominent professionals in the market. The firm’s way of action can be translated by direct and transparent dialogues with its clients. The partners believe and practice the following core values: availability, synthesis, boldness and add value. AN&U constantly seeks to build long-lasting and solid partnerships with its clients, inclusively by combining its legal solutions to the business strategies targeted by clients. AN&U has the necessary structure and tools for structuring, development and operation of projects with a high level of complexity.

Main Areas of Practice:

Infrastructure Projects & Public Law:
Assistance in the modelling of infrastructure projects relating to public utilities, bid procedures, administrative contracts, concessions and public and private partnership (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, telecom, mining, logistics and others.

Corporate Transactions:
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.

Infrastructure Finance (Project & Corporate):
Assistance in real estate and agribusiness finance (securitization and issue of securities), advising in financing with development banks and multilateral agencies, restructuring, negotiation and drafting of security agreements and guarantees, issue of debentures, promissory notes, structuring of investment funds.

Complex Agreements:
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.

Real Estate:
Assistance in the structuring and funding of real estate developments, structuring of real estate investment funds, drafting of real estate guarantees, real estate solutions for the implementation of infrastructure projects, acquisition of real estate (rural and urban), divestment, due diligence.

International Work:
AN&U has a number of clients with activities in Brazil and abroad. The firm assists such clients in various matters such as M&A transactions, complex agreements and infrastructure projects in the sectors of mining, ports, energy, oil and gas, water and sewage treatment, toll roads, etc. AN&U assists foreign clients since the planning of the start-up of their businesses in Brazil through the legal-regulatory guidance for the continuous and solid development of their respective activities. Most of the firm’s partners have studied and trained in the USA.

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

AN&U clients’ portfolio is formed by national and foreign individuals, companies and investment and private equity funds with different kinds of business or interests in Brazil, as well as Brazilian companies with business abroad. Also, foreign law firms, financial institutions, consulting and auditing companies also rely on the qualified legal support of AN&U.