This content is provided by DDSA- De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff Advogados.
Partners: João Claudio De Luca Junior, Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson, Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff, Flavia Marcílio Barbosa, Leila Alves, Guilherme Filardi, Fabiana Videira Lopes, Luanda Backheuser, Claudia Derenusson Riedel
Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 25
Antitrust: João Claudio De Luca Junior
Aviation: Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson
Civil & Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: Fabiana Videira Lopes
Corporate: Guilherme Filardi
Mergers & Acquisitions: João Claudio De Luca Junior
Environmental: Flavia Marcilio Barbosa
Labour & Social Security: Leila Alves
Public Law & Infrastructure: Flavia Marcilio Barbosa
Real Estate: Luanda Backheuser
Reorganisation & Bankruptcy: Guilherme Filardi, João Claudio De Luca Junior
Tax Litigation: Sabine Schuttoff
Tax Planning: Claudia Derenusson Riedel
DDSA has an impressive reputation for providing a global, high-quality, multidisciplinary and personalised service for the clients. Combining these features with offering always the lowest possible cost, the law firm has won a loyal following since the foundation in 2011. Besides, an unique expertise in aviation law attracts clients to other departments, environmental, insurance and tax, M&A, labour, litigation, real state and others. The firm involves all areas required to solve the demands, with deep knowledge of the client’s business and the market. In recent years, DDSA can be defined as a law firm which grows in number of professionals, practice areas, and clients by providing a comprehensive service in traditional and innovative areas of law. Recognised by the most important international and national directories.
Areas of Practice:
Civil & Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: 9%
Corporate, M&A & Contracts: 25%
Environmental Law: 10%
Labour & Social Security: 9%
Real Estate: 9%
Main Areas of Practice:
The team is able to deal with the representation of clients before Brazilian’s antitrust authority (CADE) and other regulatory agencies and in every administrative procedure which involves anticompetitive acts in corporate transactions.
The firm is well recognised for its expertise in advice on aircraft transactions as sale, financing and leasing, registration, repossession and mortgage foreclosure, air transportation regulation, airport infrastructure, as well as tax and labour aviation matters.
The firm is able to deal with securisation of receivables, structured finance for collaterals, derivative, financial restructuring, project finance, financiing for M&A, real estate funds, financing of aircraft and vehicles in general, exchange laws and regulation.
Strategic Litigation & Arbitration:
The department is well known for its expertise in disputes involving complex and strategic themes. The team has strong experience in international and domestic arbitration, as well as in the courts throughout the country, both in judicial and administrative procedures. The litigation team handles disputes involving civil law, contract law, government contracts, corporate disputes, aviation, real estate and environmental law.
Corporate, M&A & Contracts:
The corporate team is highly recommended for its expertise in reorganisation and restructuring, M&A, MBO's and take-overs, due diligences and shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, business contracts, foreign investments, initial public offerings, commissions, regulations, conversion of debts in assets, funds repatriation, risk capital/ private assets, corporate governance and securities.
The firm is recognised for an in-depth knowledge in environment licensing, legal assistance to management system, certification processes, due diligence and evaluation of environmental risks in general.
Labour & Social Security:
The labour team is very well known for its ability to deal with both litigation and advisory, by assisting clients on the prevention, management and elimination of labour risks and liabilities. The practice includes benefits, compensation and other HR policies, contracts, relationship with unions and support to M&A transactions.
Public Law & Infrastructure:
DDSA team is able to advice on government procurement and competitive bidding, concession of public utility services, public works and is prepared to deal with public-private partnership demands and administrative litigation. The firm’s infrastructure team provides legal assistance in the development of projects in corporate aspects, assistance in public procurement procedures and public-private partnerships and the guidance for solutions of legal demands with regulatory agencies.
The team was recommended for advising the major restructuring operations in the country.
Reorganisation & Bankruptcy:
The firm is known for its experience in the representation of creditors, reorganisation strategies and bankruptcy trustee.
The team is very well recognised by national and international clients for providing planning and tax litigation, treaties to avoid double taxation and the rules of international tax laws.
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