Number of partners: 62
Experience, commitment and quality: these are the hallmarks of Huck Otranto Camargo, one of Brazil’s most highly regarded law firms. It is well known for establishing long-standing relationships with its clients, maintaining close contact on a day-to-day basis and contributing to strategic decision-making. The firm truly understands its clients and is able to provide the best solutions to the most complex problems and challenging situations. Partners offer absolute commitment and expertly combine a business- oriented approach with an unwavering focus on technical accuracy.
The firm has developed a unique model in which all lawyers are effectively partners. Growth has been gradual, and as a result, most of the firm’s lawyers have been with the firm for many years. The firm was founded in 1993 by a group of highly experienced lawyers and professors of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, with strong academic experience both in Brazil and abroad.
Main Areas ofPractice:
Litigation & Arbitration:
Represents clients in a range of complex business litigation matters. Participates in many international and local arbitrations, as both counsel and arbitrators. Assists with the enforcement of foreign awards for clients in Brazil and ad hoc mediation of disputes.
Assists with M&A deals relating to key sectors of the Brazilian economy, JVs, corporate planning and restructuring, incorporation of local entities, and dayto- day corporate matters.
Advises on tax planning, M&A, corporate re- structuring and financing transactions. Handles direct and indirect tax matters. Assists with the establishment of foreign companies in Brazil, import and export transactions, transfer pricing rules and double taxation treaties. The team also offers outstanding experience in administrative and judicial proceedings involving tax assessments.
Real Estate & Infrastructure:
Land acquisition and agribusiness projects; real estate developments; built-to-suit and lease- back transactions; turn-key projects; investment funds; receivable securitisations; and the develop- ment, financing and negotiation of infrastructure projects. Comprehensive services with regard to complex projects by drawing on the expertise of the firm’s corporate, finance, tax and environment practices.
Labour & Employment:
Structures remuneration policies, profit-sharing programmes, labour contracts and employment regulation. The firm is a market leader in social security contribution issues and labour litigation.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Advises debtors, creditors and financial and stra- tegic investors willing to acquire distressed assets. The team has particularly strong experience in handling special situations and is able to draw on the firm’s outstanding expertise in corporate and financial matters, tax, litigation and insolvency.
Banking & Finance:
Advises on financing structures and transactions, including securitisation of credits, national and international asset-backed loans; trade finance; and representation of clients before the Brazilian Central Bank and SUSEP.
Advises on regulatory matters, interface with the Brazilian SEC, litigation before the regulatory agency and corporate governance, including as- sistance with shareholder activism matters.
Media, Technology & Entertainment:
Advice on negotiation, structuring, financing, tax incentives, contracts, litigation, and relationship with regulatory agencies.
Advice on negotiation, contracts, and litigation.