Partners: Sergio Mannheimer, Pedro Henrique Perez, Tomaz Tavares de Lyra, Karina Stern de Siqueira, Marcela Levy, Marcelo Dickstein, Fernanda Aviz Santos and Ricardo Ramalho Almeida
Number of members of the firm: 23
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados acts, mainly, in the prevention and resolution of significant disputes, before State Courts and through arbitration, both international and domestic, with success in the most notable corporate disputes in the country. The firm also provides legal consulting services, with the intent of offering its clients the best solutions in the performance of its activities. With offices located in the two major cities in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and correspondents in other cities, Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados acts nationwide and maintains partnerships with the most esteemed foreign law firms.
Main Areas of Practice:
Arbitration & Mediation:
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados has broad experience in mediation and arbitration, both national and international, before the most prestigious Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), the FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration and Chamber of Conciliation, the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP), and the Market Arbitration Chamber (CAM), among others. It also acts in ad hoc arbitrations under the rules, e.g., of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – UNCITRAL.The firm is recognised for acting in some of the most complex arbitrations in the country, in which the results obtained are the outcome of a strategy defined in a meticulous manner by professionals with profound legal knowledge and far-reaching experience in the area.
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados has ample expertise in the recognition of foreign arbitral awards before the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), in addition to assisting its clients in the negotiation and drafting of arbitration agreements. Lawyers of the firm are also listed as arbitrators before reputable national and international arbitral institutions. The excellence of its professionals in the area is recognised by legal publications such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados occupies a prominent position in the litigation practice area due to the solid professional experience of its members in complex and strategic disputes involving the most diverse areas of the Law, with emphasis on Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Administrative, Constitutional, Tax, International, Insurance, Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganisation.
The firm’s activities in the litigation sphere involve the representation of its clients, both domestic and foreign, before different Courts in the country, both at the state and federal levels, in judicial proceedings in the first and second levels of jurisdiction, and before higher courts.
Consulting Services in Corporate & Tax Law :
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados counts on a team specialised in corporate law and M&A and provides consulting and support in private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, from the strategy definition to the negotiation and structuring of the deal, conducting legal due diligences and assisting in the drafting of documents for the operation.
The firm also acts in support of the clients' housekeeping routine activities and obligations, such as alteration of articles of incorporation, corporate restructuring, constitution and dissolution of companies, representation in shareholders meetings, drafting the relevant papers and conducting the filing and updating of registered data before the Federal Revenue Service, the Central Bank, Boards of Trade and the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission (CVM).
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra has vast experience in assisting Brazilian and international insurers, reinsurers and insured companies in the adjustment of complex claims. It has a significant role in preventing litigation by drafting and revising contracts, providing advice to clients on coverage issues and other legal matters involving insurance and representing insurers, reinsurers and insured companies in administrative proceedings of regulatory nature. The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most complex judicial disputes and arbitrations pertaining to insurance and reinsurance matters.
AEG – Administradora de Estádios do Brasil Ltda., Agrovia S.A., Alcoa Alumínio S.A., Allianz Seguros, AMBEV – Companhia de Bebidas das Américas, Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A., Ancar Ivanhoe Shopping Centre, Anglo Ferrous Minas-Rio Mineração S.A., AXA Seguros S.A., B3 S.A. - Brasil, Bolsa e Balcão, Brookfield Incorporações S.A., BRZ Investimentos, Cambuhy Fundo de Investimentos, CIMC Raffles Offshore (Singapore), Construtora Calper Ltda., Coty Inc., Deme Brazil Serviços de Dragagem Ltda., Enel Brasil S.A., Elica Spa, Enerflex Energia Ltda., ERB - Energias Renováveis do Brasil S.A., FM Global, FUNCEF - Fundação dos Economiários Federais, G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância Ltda., Generali Seguros, Genentech Inc., Grupo Libra Terminais, Grupo Pão de Açúcar, Haztec Tecnologia e Planejamento Ambiental S.A., Intelsat Brasil Ltda., João Fortes Engenharia S.A., Koenig & Bauer AG, Light Serviços de Eletricidade S.A., Mapfre Seguros S.A., Naturgy - Gás Natural Fenosa S.A., Neoenergia S.A., Nissan Chemical Corporation, OAS Óleo e Gás, Pirelli Pneus Ltda., Prolagos S/A Concessionária de Serviços Públicos de Água e Esgoto, Queiroz Galvão Group, Rachminov Diamonds, Royal Ahold, Rádio Tupi, S.A. Paulista de Construções e Comércio S.A., State Grid Brazil, Swire Pacific, TAP Manutenção e Engenharia Brasil S.A., Ternium Group, Unipar Participações S.A.,Vale S.A., Via Varejo S.A., White Martins Gases Industriais S.A., XP Investimentos Corretora de Câmbio Títulos e Valores Mobiliários S.A., Zoomlion Capital.
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