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Madrona Advogados

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Partners: Ricardo Madrona, José Luis Camargo Jr., Juliano Rotoli Okawa, Igor Nascimento de Souza, Rosane Menezes Lohbauer, Marcelo Cosac, Milena Coimbra Mazzini, Danilo Mininel, Tiago Espellet Dockhorn, João Carlos Toledo, Leonardo Di Cola Nunes, Eduardo Tristão, Nair Veras Saldanha, Luciana Renouard, Priscilla Carbone, Rodrigo Machado, Luciano Velasque Rocha, Rodolfo Tamanaha.
Number of other lawyers: 73

Corporate & M&A:
Ricardo Madrona, José Luis Camargo Jr, Milena Coimbra Mazzini, Danilo Mininel, Nair Veras Saldanha, Luciana Renouard
Banking & Finance: Marcelo Cosac, Leonardo Di Cola Nunes
Capital Markets: Marcelo Cosac, Nair Veras Saldanha, Leonardo Di Cola Nunes
Project Finance: José Luis Camargo Jr., Rosane Menezes Lohbauer, Marcelo Cosac, Rodrigo Machado, Leonardo Di Cola Nunes
Infrastructure, Regulatory & Public Law: Rosane Menezes Lohbauer, Rodrigo Machado Energy: Rodrigo Machado
Tax: Juliano Rotoli Okawa, Igor Nascimento de Souza, Tiago Espellet Dockhorn, Rodolfo Tamanaha
Dispute Resolution: João Carlos Toledo, Luciano Velasque Rocha
International Trade: Juliano Rotoli Okawa, Igor Nascimento de Souza, Tiago Espellet Dockhorn, Rodolfo Tamanaha
Real Estate: Eduardo Tristão Compliance: Milena Coimbra Mazzini
Corporate Governance: Milena Coimbra Mazzini, Nair Veras Saldanha, Danilo Mininel, Ricardo Madrona, José Luis Camargo Jr.
Debt Restructuring: João Carlos Toledo, Luciano Velasque Rocha, Marcelo Cosac, Leonardo Di Cola Nunes
Labour: Priscilla Carbone Consumer: João Carlos Toledo
Agribusiness: José Luis Camargo Jr., Marcelo Cosac
Antitrust & Competition: Danilo Mininel
Estate Planning: Ricardo Madrona, Milena Coimbra Mazzini, Danilo Mininel, Igor Nascimento de Souza, Juliano Rotoli Okawa, Luciana Renouard, Tiago Espellet Dockhorn
Environment: Rosane Menezes Lohbauer
Real Estate Finance: Marcelo Cosac
Securitisation: Marcelo Cosac
Intellectual Property: Luciana Renouard
Digital Law: Luciana Renouard and Rodolfo Tamanaha

Firm Overview:
Madrona Advogados started its activities in 2015 with a group of seven highly experienced partners, all recommended by several national and international publications. It currently has 18 partners who have received recognition for their achievements in their practice areas by Chambers and Partners throughout the years, in both the Global and the Latin American editions. The firm focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial law, and infrastructure, and have a strong performance in tax, real estate, civil litigation, and labour law. The firm’s motivation is to understand our times, invest in people, and work so that clients reach their goals, always ethically and responsibly. With a team of more than 90 legal professionals with great experience, the members of Madrona Advogados are aligned with the principles and objectives that it has set out to achieve.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & M&A:

Advice on general corporate and M&A transactions including complex local and cross-border deals, listings on the Brazilian stock exchanges, joint ventures, restructuring, leveraged buyouts involving public or private entities and privatisations.

Banking & Finance:
Comprehensive background on the areas of banking and finance, advising banks and other financial institutions, issuers and governments on local and cross-border finance transactions across all sectors, including leveraged finance, bilateral and syndicated loans, regulatory and financial structuring, real estate finance, high yield, trade finance, debt restructuring and asset finance.

Capital Markets:
The firm’s capital markets team represents clients, including issuers, underwriters, investors, broker dealer and asset firms, banks and portfolio managers, in (i) debt and equity transactions, including issuance of corporate bonds such as promissory notes and debentures in the local market and notes in the international markets, issuance of debts securities in banking, real estate and agribusiness, securitization transactions such as debentures, mortgage backed and agribusiness backed securities; (ii) fund formation and private and public offerings of share of funds; (iii) regulatory matters; (iv) capital, alternative capital, high yield, tender and exchange offers; (v) IPO and follow on of shares issued by publicly traded companies; and (vi) derivatives and other structured financings.

Infrastructure, Regulatory & Public Law:
Advice on the contractual relation of private entities with government authorities, legal issues related to the business activities in regulated environments, structuring of infrastructure projects, acting in the modeling of public service concessions, public-private partnerships (PPPs), permits, licenses, authorisations and other appropriate contractual structures.

Legal counsel on energy requires a high level of professional specialization, with a team that must master the different contractual, legal, and regulatory aspects and particularities of various activities related to these sectors. With that in mind, Madrona Advogados’ energy team seeks continuous improvement and constantly monitors the most relevant topics of the energy sector. Working with other practice areas of the firm, this team provides the most complete and targeted solutions to the sector agents’ business.

The tax team has extensive expertise across all tax aspects of corporate transactional, finance, capital markets, international tax planning, mergers, acquisitions, structuring of inward and cross-border investments, litigation, estate planning, establishment of investment funds, joint ventures, restructurings.

Real Estate:
Expertise in all aspects of real estate sector work, including M&A, real estate investments, capital markets (issue of mortgage-backed securities and shares of real estate funds), development and leasing advice, built to suit, sale and leasebacks, joint ventures, financing and tax, construction, planning and zoning advice and real estate-related disputes.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm team has extensive experience in commercial contracts, private and treaty arbitrations and civil litigation involving a range of local and international clients and complex disputes, as well as in the review of potential liabilities in commercial, M&A, finance, real estate, infrastructure and regulatory matters in transactions where the firm acts for its clients to safeguard them from potential liabilities.

Restructuring & Insolvency:

The restructuring and insolvency team has extensive experience in debt restructuring and rescheduling, debt in possession (DIP) finance, equity capital raising, sale of distressed assets and M&A activity, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning and insolvency litigation.

With a deep understanding of its clients’ needs, Madrona Advogados assists in the resolution of everyday occurrences. The team maintains a close relationship with human resources departments to draft contracts, notices and policies, and conduct administrative and judicial defenses. The specialized team is also prepared to give legal advice and general consulting on strategic issues related to collective bargaining with unions, compensations and benefits, drawing up employment and executive contracts.

The firm’s clients include national and foreign companies in a broad range of sectors, including private equity and venture capital, banks and financial services, energy and natural resources, agribusiness, food and beverage, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, real estate, third sector, transport and logistics, among others.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

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