Partners: Augusto César Rodrigues, Aurélio Marchini Santos, Daniel Costa Caselta, Daniel Engel, Eduardo Alfred Taleb Boulos, Eduardo Juaçaba de Almeida, Fábio de Souza Aranha Cascione, Fábio Sertori, Luca Priolli Salvoni, Marcelo Padua, Marcos Vinicius Pulino, Milana Martins, Octávio Carneiro Silva Corrêa, Renato Moraes, Ricardo Franco Botelho, Rodrigo Nunes and Thiago Rufalco Medaglia.
Number of partners: 17
Number of other lawyers: 47
Cascione Advogados is a business law firm dedicated to achieving results through collective effort and a willingness to share expertise. The team is unified by a commitment to excellence, to its principles and purpose. The firm advises clients in different areas of practice and industries, always striving to find practical and innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges. Those principles are embedded in its mission: expertise with purpose.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm represents resident and non-resident clients in many sectors of the economy. Recently, the firm has been heavily involved in deals relating to insurance, plastics, food, infrastructure and retail in general. The corporate practice of the firm advises entities doing business in Brazil, on complex deals and negotiations, and is prepared to tackle the most challenging legal issues arising from the intricate local regulatory environment. The M&A practice of the firm covers equity deals, asset deals and joint ventures in general.
Banking & Finance:
The firm is very active in the representation of clients in all aspects of banking and financial transactions, including the negotiation of the agreements of such transactions and the analysis of the applicable foreign exchange treatment regime. In addition, the firm regularly advises clients in matters related to banking regulations.
The firm is recognised for its out-of-the-box-thinking and multidisciplinary approach to capital markets transactions and for its expediency and ability to handle several different transactions simultaneously. Considered by clients to be ‘among the top five firms in the country for securitisations’, the team is also known for providing fast and technically precise responses regarding project and real estate finance issues. Furthermore, the firm is very active in advising public companies, structuring of investment funds and issuance of debentures.
The firm regularly advises clients on merger filings, compliance pro-grams, antitrust investigations and antitrust issues in general. The team is ad-mired for providing leading companies with strategic preventive counselling on competition law matters as well as structuring effective compliance programs. It has also been involved in the annulment of one of the most important antitrust penalties imposed in Brazil.
The team has broad experience representing clients operating in regulated infrastructure sectors, such as power generation and transmission, renewables, water and sewage, toll roads, railroads, ports, airports, and hospitals. The team has distinguished expertise in project development, financing, construction and operation, as well as in BTS projects, M&A transactions and competitive bids for public private-partnerships and public concessions.
The firm has been involved in some of the most important infrastructure transactions in Brazil over the past few years, such as all the rounds of federal airport concessions; federal road concessions; the Belo Monte hydro power generation project (confidential); several renewables projects; several water and sanitation projects; and the latest round of power transmission concessions.
The firm assists clients on all aspects of domestic and international corporate taxation, focusing on M&A, corporate reorganisations, financing transactions and cross-border tax law. Alongside a wide range of tax-related services, the firm’s tax department also advises on the development of innovative and tax efficient structures for different industries and business sectors, comprising general tax and stand-alone tax consultancy service. The team has also extensive experience in indirect taxation, as well as in customs/social security related matters. The tax department is equally seasoned on tax investigations and disputes from initial queries to litigation, including the negotiation of tax incentives and in obtaining special tax/customs regimes.
The firm assists clients in the acquisition, financing and lease of real estate properties. The real estate practice team is also very active in working with capital market structures created to fund real estate projects, including receivables certificates and real state funds.
The firm is recognised for its insurance law practice. The team has many years of experience in advising and representing notable clients on the revision of their policies and contracts, on regulatory matters and on M&A deals in such industry, to wit: insurance, brokers, reinsurance, health insurance, private health plans, saving bonds and pension funds.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has extensive experience in representing clients in complex cases involving corporate law, banking law, civil law, competition law, public law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, consumer relations and family law before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums. The team also assists clients in the prevention and settlement of disputes.
Labour & Employment:
The firm has broad experience in assisting clients in administrative and judicial proceedings, due diligence, cross-border hiring, employment policies, salary and benefit matters, incentive plans and bonus compensation.
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German.