Senior Partners: Carlos Eduardo Manfredini Hapner and Tarcísio Araújo Kroetz
Partners: Fabio Artigas Grillo, Fabiola Polatti Cordeiro and Rodrigo Costenaro Cavali
Number of Lawyers: 40
THE FIRM: Hapner Kroetz Advogados was established in 1994 and currently has forty lawyers, including five partners. Hapner Kroetz Advogados is located at the city of Curitiba, in the southern state of Paraná. The firm provides legal advice and represents domestic and foreign clients in corporate and M&A, financing and investments, corporate restructuring, real estate, timberland investment, infrastructure and construction, antitrust, tax and labour. The firm also has a strong litigation department with a highly specialised group of lawyers who represent clients on arbitrations, mediations and litigation on corporate, commercial, construction and consumer matters and on tax and labour disputes.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: The firm is organised in four practice groups.
Corporate: Corporate and business law, M&A, financing and investments, venture capital and private equity, corporate restructuring, real estate, timberland investments, infrastructure and construction, and antitrust.
Litigation: Corporate and commercial arbitration and mediation, and litigation on corporate, commercial, construction and consumer matters.
Tax: Litigation and advice on corporate and business transactions and domestic and international investments, international trade and customs.
Labour: Litigation and counseling.
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
CLIENTS: Hapner Kroetz Advogados’ main clients are local and foreign investors and leading companies of a wide range of industries, such as agribusiness, automotive, chemical, construction, consumer goods, educational, energy, healthcare, investment management, pulp and paper, media and telecommunication, and real estate development. The firm’s clients include, among others, Alta-Rail Technology, Becton Dickinson, B.O. Inversiones, Berneck, Carrefour, CCR, Clear Channel, Compagas, Electrolux, Georgia-Pacific, Global Forest Partners, GRPCOM, Ingersoll-Rand, Keytrade, Louisiana- Pacific, Masisa, Tradener, UEG Araucária, Unimed, Uninter, Volvo and Votorantim.