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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, Priscila Kei Sato
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 72

Firm Overview:
Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato provides legal assistance and counselling services to individuals, as well as to national and international companies, not only in litigation and arbitration, but also in the advisory sphere. The firm aims to act as a true extension of its clients’ in-house legal departments. Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato, thus, contributes towards the management of legal liabilities, having a sound understanding of its clients’ needs and market sectors. With a head office in Curitiba (PR), the firm has associated offices in Brasília, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Florianópolis; also maintaining 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]

São Paulo: Bellocchi & Lavieri Advogados
Rua Guaraiuva, 117/135, Conj. 62 - Brooklin
CEP 04569-000
Tel: +55 11 4420 4990

Porto Alegre: Teixeira Freire Advogados
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 1157, sala 503. Menino Deus
CEP: 90150-005
Tel: +55 51 3398 0596

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, authorisations, public services, administrative sanctions and regulation of the economy; acting 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 acting in litigation before federal and state courts, especially 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; acting 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); acting 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; rendering consulting services relative to capital market legislation in general; acting in all spheres and procedures for the recovery of debts; and maintaining a team of negotiation lawyers specialised in out-of-court settlements and debt recovery.

Contracts & Civil Liability:
Drafting and reviewing of contracts of the most diverse types and variations thereof; consulting on corporate agreements; acting in court and arbitral proceedings whose subject-matter is the performance or breach of contracts; acting in court proceedings (mass litigations and strategic lawsuits) whose subject-matter is the attribution of contractual and noncontractual 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:

Representation of companies and creditors in court-supervised reorganisation proceedings and bankruptcy; assisting in planning company reorganisation and debt restructuring; and searching for 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; acting in administrative proceedings, drafting defences, appeals or the execution of consent decrees; and acting in litigation, before trial, 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 public-interest civil actions.

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

Tax consulting aimed at the analysis of issues related to federal, state and municipal taxes, including assistance with tax and estate planning, governance geared towards companies and natural persons; representing taxpayers before the Federal, State and Municipal Tax Authorities, in order to obtain tax clearance certificates, submit tax queries, and file tax refund, compensation and claim approval applications. 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