Managing Partners: Werther Botelho Spagnol
Senior Partners: Werther Botelho Spagnol, Jader Botelho, Daniela Procópio, Otto Carvalho Pessoa de Mendonça, Marco Tulio Fernandes Ibraim, João Carlos Horta
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 31
Established in 1990, law firm Botelho Advogados has offices in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Brasília. The law firm focuses its practice on the main fields of corporate law, notably tax law — including both litigation and consultancy practices — as well as M&A, business law, contract law and related fields. Botelho Advogados has an extensive network of corresponding law firms both in Brazil and abroad. Botelho’s practice is based on ethical values and responsibility. The firm assists clients in all their professional activities, from general daily events to special projects. The firm believes such ongoing partnerships enables it to truly tap into the specific needs of each company, thereby allowing us to provide tailor-made solutions and catered services. The main concern of Botelho Advogados’ team is to fully conciliate its high-quality practice with an outstanding responsiveness in rendering tailor made services, in order to establish and sustain long-term client relationships based on a commitment to excellence, integrity and results.
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The firm assists clients in both administrative and judicial litigation in tax law, in addition to providing consultancy services covering direct and indirect taxes, social security, regulatory and customs matters. The firm is specifically focused on representing leading companies in strategic economic sectors in the top tax litigations, always providing highly customised services. The firm’s work is marked by professional responsibility both in assessing the opportunity to file lawsuits or administrative defences and in the development and follow-up of the cases. The purpose of the firm’s consultancy activities is to control the tax burden and assess accounting events and reflexes, always backed by the necessary legal analysis to offer solutions and alternatives for its clients, taking into consideration the practical application and reality of each assisted company. It is also worth mentioning the ongoing assistance provided and monitoring of legislative amendments and evolution of the court precedents. In order to do so, the team is always available to provide any assistance that may be necessary, draft legal opinions, memorandums, technical notes, tax burden planning and reorganisation, tax and specific legal reviews and due diligences, as well as legal guidance and assistance with respect to tax incentives and special tax regimes.
Botelho Advogados has recently expanded its activities and now counts with an experienced team engaged in civil and commercial corporate law matters. Since then, the firm has been able to assist its clients in M&A transactions, due diligence proceedings, corporate matters, construction contracts, general contracts, real estate as well as in asset and succession planning.
Botelho Advogados counts on various clients who are international and multinational enterprises. As a consequence there are tax matters that should be taken care of with an international view, as these matters might affect these clients both internally and abroad.
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German.
Botelho Advogados serves a wide range of clients in industries such as automotive, mining, steel, logistics, parts production, chemical, banking and retail. The firm represents mid-market companies and also several publicly-held enterprises.
Senior Partners: Otto Carvalho Pessoa de Mendonça ([email protected]), Marco Tulio Fernandes Ibraim ([email protected])