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Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

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Chairman: Luiz Bernardo Rocha Gomide, Daltro Borges, Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves
Managing Partners: Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves
Number of partners: 29
Number of lawyers: 51
Languages:   English, French, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (FCDG) is a law firm established in 2005, by a group of renowned and highly experienced professionals who shared the aspiration of offering to their clients superior law services in a dispute resolution boutique. FCDG has reported a remarkable growth of activity, upholding an outstanding position in the market, especially regarding commercial arbitration, strategic litigation, construction law and company restructuring and reorganisation. With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília – and correspondents in other Brazilian cities – FCDG endeavors to provide exclusive services, with experienced and qualified lawyers dealing with the clients on a day-by-day basis. The firm is equally dedicated to other legal advice such as drafting contracts, possessing vast experience in restructuring matters and providing legal risk assessment. As a dispute resolution boutique, the firm is not divided into departments and the lawyers may act in one of the main areas of practice, which are litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy and reorganisation.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:

■ Representation of one of the major dairy products company in Brazil against a packing industry in a judicial court dispute worth of R$ 500 million
Partners: Daltro Borges, Simone Barros, Karina Goldberg
■ Representation of major global company of consumer goods in judicial court involving its participation in a Joint venture project in Brazil.
Partners: Marcelo Ferro, Alice Moreira Franco, Marcos Pitanga
■ Representation of a major Brazilian company in a R$ 300 million dispute concerning contingent liabilities arising out of an agreement regulating the acquisition of a financial institution
Partners: Marcelo Ferro, Eduardo Pecoraro, Francisco Marino
■ Representation of a major telecommunications company part of a Latin American group in judicial litigation promoted by minority shareholders contrary to a corporate reorganisation
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Luciano Gouvêa Vieira, Marcos Pitanga, Karina Goldberg
■ Representation of a major Brazilian gas company in a R$ 1.5 billion court litigation regarding a supply contract
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Francisco Marino, Leonardo Marins
■ Representation of several thermoelectric generation companies in a regulatory dispute worth of R$ 500 million
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Gustavo Birenbaum, Natália Lamas
■ Representation of a Brazilian Bank in a judicial collection effort worth of R$ 17 million involving the disregard of the corporate entity of the largest meat processing company in the world
Partners: Eduardo Pecoraro, Marcelo Lopes, Rodrigo Cogo, Thiago Peixoto Alves
■ Representation of an investment fund in a judicial litigation worth of R$ 500 million against three finance groups discussing their responsibility in the custody and administration of the investment fund
Partners: Eduardo Pecoraro, Marcelo Lopes, Rodrigo Cogo, Simone Barros, Thiago Peixoto Alves
■ Representation of a multinational company leader in the toy industry in a R$ 12 million distribution litigation in Brazil and in the restructuring of their distribution politics in Brazil
Partners: Eduardo Pecoraro, Karina Goldberg
■ Representation of the owner of a drilling vessel, once chartered to Petrobras, in a complex possession court dispute over the vessel
Partners: Eduardo Pecoraro, Luis Roberto Cordeiro Guerra.
■ Representation of one of the world’s most important multinational handling a variety of consumers product in a R$ 200 million litigation against a Brazilian company regarding damages arising out of its bankruptcy
Partners: Rodrigo Cogo, Karina Goldberg
Key Clients: Odebrecht, Cosan, Ipiranga, Prumo Logística, Eneva, AbbVie, BTG Pactual, Andrade Gutierrez, CSN, CPFL, PDG Realty

ADR/Arbitration:
Representation of a Brazilian Investment company in an international arbitration involving the incorporation of a Brazilian telecom business
Partners: Luiz Bernardo Rocha Gomide, Marcelo Ferro, Luciano Gouvêa Vieira, Marcos Pitanga
■ Representation of a major healthcare products company in both judicial and arbitration proceedings involving an indemnity of R$ 200 million
Partners: Daltro Borges, Marcelo Ferro, Marcelo Lopes, Marcos Pitanga, Thiago Peixoto Alves
■ Representation of a major Brazilian wind energy company in an R$ 100 million arbitration concerning the breach of an agreement related to the acquisition of a wind power plant
Partners: Daltro Borges, Simone Barros, Francisco Marino
■ Representation of a Brazilian logistics company in a corporate law dispute before the AAA with its partner (a multinational mining company) in a joint venture agreement regarding shareholders’ agreement obligations.
Partners: Gustavo Birenbaum, Natália Lamas, Luiz França
■ Representation of an private equity fund in a domestic arbitration worth more than 400 million reais regarding the breach of fiduciary duties by the managing and administration companies that rendered services for the fund during a period of approximately eight years.
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Natália Lamas, Marcos Pitanga
■ Representation of a Brazilian subsidiary of a major American multinational finance group against a major Brazilian Bank in an ICC arbitration worth of R$ 50 million
Partners: Marcelo Ferro, Eduardo Pecoraro, Marcelo Lopes, Francisco Marino
■ Representation of a Brazilian subsidiary of a Mexican multinational group of dairy products in a share acquisition contract worth more than 500 million reais
Partners: Marcelo Ferro, Karina Goldberg, Antonio Pedro Souza.
■ Representation of a major Brazilian construction company in a R$ 1.5 billion arbitration concerning an EPC agreement to build a hydroelectric power plant
Partners: Marcelo Ferro, Francisco Marino, Leonardo Marins, Marcos Pitanga, Antonio Pedro Souza
■ Representation of an international private equity firm in a dispute of US$ 500 million concerning the annulment of a share purchase agreement regarding the controlling shares of a Brazilian Company
Partners: Marcelo Roberto Ferro, Alice Moreira Franco, Antonio Pedro Souza
■ Representation of a major Brazilian construction company in a R$ 950 million arbitration procedure, concerning a construction agreement to build a ferronickel plant
Partners: Marcelo Roberto Ferro, Alice Moreira Franco, Antonio Pedro Souza
■ Representation of leading Brazilian logistics company in a R$ 225 million settlement with a Brazilian mining company within a domestic arbitration procedure related to a Take or Pay clause
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Pedro Ivo Bobsin
■ Representation of one of the majors Brazilians construction companies in a domestic arbitration procedure in a corporate dispute worth of R$ 400 million
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Eduardo Pecoraro, Marcelo Lopes, Francisco Marino
■ Representation of an energy company in a domestic arbitration procedure involving the non-fulfilment of a supply contract worth of R$ 128 million
Partners: José Roberto de Castro Neves, Gustavo Birenbaum, Simone Barros, Natália Lamas
Key Clients: Andrade Gutierrez, Camargo Correa, Eletrobras, KKR Private Equity Fund, Norsk Hydro, Brasil Plural, Grupo Multi, Cosan, Equinor, Brasil Oleo e Gas Ltda, Google Brasil

Bankruptcy & Reorganisation:
Representation of a major infrastructure company as a strategic creditor in the judicial recovery plan of a shipyard located in northern Rio de Janeiro, whose debts amount to approximately R$ 1.2 billion
Partners: Luiz Bernardo Rocha Gomide, Daltro Borges, Gustavo Birenbaum, Marcos Pitanga, Thiago Peixoto Alves