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Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados Associados

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Founding Partners: Francisco da Costa e Silva, João Laudo de Camargo, Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater
Managing Partner: Matheus Rossi
Senior Partners: Francisco da Costa e Silva, João Laudo de Camargo, Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater, Flavio Martins Rodrigues
Partners: Alexandre Luiz Monteiro, Bernardo da Costa e Silva, Bruno Carriello, Carlos Augusto Branco, Francisco Lisboa Moreira, Jaques Wurman, Jose Luiz Braga, Luciana Lira Aguiar, Luiza Rangel de Moraes, Maria Carolina Melo, Matheus Rossi, Roberto Coimbra, Vinicius Scarpi
Number of other lawyers: 37

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1999 Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva Advogados (BCCS) is structured to render legal services to domestic and foreign clients with preponderant practice focused in the different fields of corporate law. Bocater lawyers have solid academic background and specialised knowledge in this area, as well as professionals with expertise in other related fields of law, such as pension fund law, with a view to forming teams capable of rendering a legal assistance that meets its clients’ expectations, both in consulting and in litigation areas. The basic commitment of the firm is to render services in a highly expeditious way, with high technical quality, always observing due ethical standards. Moreover, the firm seeks to present the most practical and efficient solutions to the problems faced by the clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate:

Bocater deals with all aspects of corporate law, providing guidance to companies, controlling and minority shareholders; structuring policies to comply with corporate governance; counselling on shareholders’ rights; joint ventures; organisation of corporate associations, consortiums; M&A, consolidation transactions, purchase and sale of private equity; shareholders’ agreements, IPOs, designing debentures indentures and operations involving issuance of different types of securities; structuring loan transactions; restructuring debts, corporate reorganisation; transactions involving transfer of control of publicly held companies.

Capital Market:
Bocater structures securities offers, purchase and sale transactions, project finance; registration before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission-CVM, filing of prospectuses for issuance and distribution of all kind of securities, put and call options, security deposit certificates, collective investment agreements, certificates of real estate receivables, certificates of electric power forward, audiovisual investment, quotas in real estate investment funds, registration of special transactions, purchase and sale of treasury shares and public offers of securities; setting up of investment funds, real state investment funds; prospectuses for public offer notices and registration procedures, administrative proceedings at CVM and at the Council of Appeals with the National System. Bocater assists managers, fund managers, brokers and other participants of the distribution system, and respective registration before the CVM. Consultancy reports before the CVM. Defence of investors’ rights on capital market matters. Assistance in the compliance area: diagnostic, recommendations, implementation and evaluation of the compliance policies of financial intermediaries.

 Pension Fund:
Bocater advises pension funds, sponsored or not by public sector corporations in adequacy to new regulatory provisions; structuring of by-laws and pension funds plans; structuring of entity’s internal governance; ruling of pension plans; financing rules; plan balance; interpretation of the rules regarding the issuing of benefits; plan migration process; daily routine and specific procedures aiming at minimising risks of civil liability of managers and the respective sponsor; maximisation of administrative income; advice on rules of investments for pension fund; unique investment operations; taxation; agreement with outsourced service suppliers (asset managers/administrators); administrative disputes, including audits carried on by the regulatory agency (PREVIC), Social Security Ministry and the Private Insurance Superintendence (SUSEP), representing clients in such proceedings at the administrative and judicial levels.

Tax:
 Bocater has experts in tax planning, counsels to optimise tax solutions in corporate restructuring, M&A, spin-off and consolidation transactions; challenging tax assessments; representing clients in administrative or judicial proceedings in administrative or judicial courts.

Civil:
Bocater deals with contractual matters, as fiduciary alienation, free lease, debt confession, guarantees, distribution, factoring, financial leasing, rent, insurance and services agreements. Individual successor planning and family holding structures.

Real Estate:
Bocater structures real estate projects and assists clients in all multiple variables of real estate development. Implementation of real estate investment funds, securitisation of real estate receivables, construction agreements, shopping malls, residential, non-residential and commercial lease agreements, built to suit lease agreements. Purchase, sale, rental of real estate and all agreements to make the project effective, due diligence works for structuring of various real estate projects.

Litigation:
Bocater litigates on the matters related to its areas of practice, acting in courts across Brazil, and the higher courts in Brasilia. BCCS assists clients in complex litigation in Brazil and abroad and in consultancy for the preventive measures avoiding court litigation. BCCS represents clients on arbitration procedures in Brazil and abroad and on using alternative dispute resolution methods.

Administrative Law:
Bocater deals with a wide range of administrative law matters, representing clients in proceedings before the Federal Audit Court (tribunal de Contas da Uniao) and other control institutions (State Audit Courts, National Comptroller General's Office and Public Prosecutor's Office). The firm also stands out by offering legal advice to government authorities, state-owned enterprises, government-controlled private companies and public foundations. Also Bocater excels in consultancy in contracts with those entities as well. The firm's expertise includes negotiation and management of public contracts; public concessions; PPPs; management of public works contracts with a focus on budgeting, cost engineering and risk mitigation; preparation and follow-up of contractual claims for economic/financial adjustments with government bodies and government controlled corporations, including mechanisms for dispute resolution such as dispute boards and arbitration. The firm also advises and represents clients in administrative procedures before regulatory agencies and others relating to specialised administrative and judicial litigation.

Languages:
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese.

Clients:
The firm client base includes large public held companies, minority shareholders, financial institutions, fund managers, brokers, oil and petrochemical companies, real estate companies, infrastructure companies and the major pension funds entities.