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Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato Advogados

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Founding Partners: Teresa Arruda Alvim, Evaristo Aragão Santos, Maria Lucia Lins Conceição and Priscila Kei Sato
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 77

Firm Overview:
Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato provides legal assistance and counselling services to individuals, as well as to national and international companies, both in the litigation, arbitration, and advisory spheres. The firm aims to act as a true extension of its clients’ in-house legal departments. In this way, Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato contributes towards the management of legal liabilities, having a sound understanding of its clients’ needs and market sectors. With head office in Curitiba (PR), the firm has a branch in Porto Alegre (RS), in addition to a partnership with Torreão & Roller Advogados based in Brasília and with Lamy and Faraco Lamy in Florianópolis. The firm also maintains professional cooperation with other law firms in every region of the country, which enables it to extend the personal service offered at the head office throughout Brazil.

Associate Offices:

Torreão & Roller
SHIS, QL.08, cj. 05 - casa 12 Lago Sul
CEP: DF 71620-255
Tel: +55 61 3248 6363
Fax: +55 61 3364 2710
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Florianópolis: Lamy & Faraco Lamy
Av. Pref. Osmar Cunha, 106, Sl. 402, 403 e 404 - Centro
CEP 88015-100 - SC
Tel: +55 48 3039 1540
Fax: +55 48 3039 1540
Email: [email protected]

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative & Economic:
Consulting aimed at the analysis of issues relative to contracts, public bids, concessions, permissions, licences, authorizations, public services, administrative sanctions and regulation of the economy; act in administrative proceedings, drafting defences, appeals or the execution of consent decrees with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, regulatory agencies, as well as other federal, state and municipal public administration bodies; and act in litigations in federal and state courts, especially in drafting defences and appeals in citizen suits, public-interest civil actions and actions against corrupt public servants.

Banking, Debt Recovery & Stock Market:
Consulting on the most diverse and highly complex issues involving banking law; act in litigation, especially of a strategic nature and major claims, involving banking services and products; drafting defences in administrative and judicial proceedings (individual and class actions); act mainly before the superior courts; handling administrative and judicial proceedings relative to structured operations; handling judicial proceedings relative to foreign exchange operations and derivatives market; consulting relative to capital market legislation in general; act in all spheres and procedures for the recovery of debts; and maintain a team of negotiation lawyers specialised in out-of-court settlements and debt recovery.

Contracts & Civil Liability:
Drafting and review of contracts of the most diverse types and variations thereof; consulting on corporate agreements; act in court and arbitral proceedings whose subject-matter is the performance or breach of contracts; act in court proceedings (mass litigations and strategic lawsuits) whose subject-matter is the attribution of contractual and non-contractual civil liability; consulting and preventive assistance to minimise the liability risks of both natural and legal persons; and drafting contracts regarding civil liability.

Corporate, Bankruptcy & Reorganisation:

Represent companies and creditors in court-supervised reorganisation proceedings and bankruptcy; assist in planning company reorganisation and debt restructuring; and searching alternatives to the sale of companies or assets for companies undergoing reorganisation.

Environment, Consumer & Antitrust:
Consulting aimed at the analysis of issues relative to environmental protection, consumer and antitrust laws; act in administrative proceedings, in drafting defences, appeals or the execution of consent decrees; and act in litigations, in the trial courts and before regional federal courts and state courts, as well as before superior courts, especially with the preparation and drafting of actions for annulment, or defences in citizen suits or publicinterest civil actions.

Family & Succession:
Act in litigation involving the most diverse issues related to family law (separation, divorce, provisional remedies, support, custody and interdiction); act in administrative and judicial proceedings related to succession law; real estate planning; and drafting, consulting and review of prenuptial agreements.

Tax consulting aimed at the analysis of issues relative to federal, state and municipal taxes, including assistance with tax and estate planning, and governance geared towards companies and natural persons; represent taxpayers before the Federal Tax Authority, as well as within the scope of the State and Municipal Tax Authorities, in order to obtain tax clearance certificates, submit tax queries, and file tax refund, compensation and claim approval applications; and handling administrative tax claims, drafting defences and filing appeals before federal, state and municipal government bodies.

Financial institutions, automotive, chemical, construction, energy, agribusiness, telecommunications, cosmetic, transport, real estate, maritime and insurance.

Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish