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Lefosse Advogados

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Managing Partner: Carlos Barbosa Mello
Number of partners: 31
Number of counsels: 4
Number of lawyers: 151
Languages: English, French, German, Mandarin, Portguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Lefosse Advogados is an independent law firm that offers specialised advice and superior technical quality in all legal areas it covers. With a singular combination of transactional and stand-alone practices offering tailor-made, elegant and simple solutions to complex problems. The team combines deep knowledge of clients’ businesses with outstanding insight and the highest level of quality, sophistication and rigor in seeking the best solutions, both in domestic and multijurisdictional transactions.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & M&A:
The hight qualified team has expertise in mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations and; private equity; business organisation; corporate and commercial law; projects and venture capital.

Capital Markets:
Debt and equity; derivatives and structured products; and securitisation and structured finance: IPOs and rights offerings, convertible and exchangeable bonds, MTN programs and DIPs, high-yield offerings, structured products and derivatives.

Offers advice on all aspects of direct and indirect taxation, in particular on tax aspects in connection with M&A, joint ventures, capital market and cross-border transactions. Expertise includes value-added tax issues, international taxation, transfer pricing, tax planning and litigation.

Banking & Finance:
Acts for arranging banks, lenders, credit enhancers and borrowers, in a wide range of industrial and financial sectors.

Infrastructure & Greenfield Projects:
Advises financial institutions, government entities, multilateral agencies, suppliers, infrastructure builders and foreign investors, allowing clients to develop their projects in all infrastructure segments, such as generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Acts for creditors, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and directors/officers in relation to debt rescheduling; debt and equity restructuring; planning, initiation and conducting of judicial and extra-judicial restructuring and insolvency proceedings; banking litigation; incorporation of non-standardised credit rights investment funds (FIDC-NP).

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Expertise in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, banking litigation, collection/enforcement, commercial litigation, due diligence, environmental/energy litigation, product liability litigation, regulatory investigations and restructuring and insolvency litigation.

Competition & Regulation:
Advises on cross-border and domestic mergers, investigations of anticompetitive practices, due diligences and compliance programs. Experienced in handling economic, competition and consumer protection disputes before judicial courts.

Offers secure guidance on daily employment practices, including hiring and termination of high level executives, transfer of employees, M&A transactions and drafting of agreements and incentive plans. Defends the client’s interests in judicial and administrative labour proceedings within the Brazilian jurisdiction in all levels of labour justice.

Advises on a wide variety of environmental work, such as legal due diligence, environment litigation, environment advice, ethical investment, climate change and renewables.

Real Estate:
Advises on direct investment, corporate structures, real estate development, sale and lease back transactions, negotiations for the acquisition of large amounts of land. Provides support in connection with investment funds, bond offerings, securitisation evolving real estates, and due diligences in support of corporate and capital markets transactions that feature real estate assets.

Wealth Planning:
Asset reorganisation plan, with multidisciplinary involvement to families, family offices, private clients of financial institutions and people changing residence from one country to another.

Anticorruption, Compliance & Regulatory Investigations:
Multidisciplinary team that offers dependable, pro-active and sophisticated solutions for all Compliance and Anticorruption matters, helping Brazilian and international companies meeting all corporate governance needs. Expertise includes clients in a variety of sectors