Managing Partner: José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz
International Offices: London, New York
Number of partners worldwide: 93
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 511
Mattos Filho is structured to provide services to clients in different legal areas in a coordinated and integrated manner, working in multidisciplinary teams whenever necessary. This work dynamic delivers tailor-made solutions to clients, enhancing the firm’s understanding of clients’ businesses making it a valuable partner. Mattos Filho is a leader in approximately 30 different practice areas and works continuously to ensure that all practices are benchmarks for the market. Creating industry groups and market niches, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of clients’ business needs, are examples of the firm’s efforts to stay at the forefront in providing legal services. It represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, investment funds, pension funds, insurers and reinsurers and non-profit organisations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Merger reviews and opposition in relation to the administrate Council for Economic Defence (CADE); analysis of antitrust-related risks and structuring corporate transactions; investigations; leniency agreements and settlement negotiations; antitrust compliance audits.
Banking & Finance:
Regulatory advice to financial institutions and other entities supervised by the Central Bank of Brazil and the Brazilian Securities Commission; solid knowledge of the rules and practices of the financial and payment sectors and capital markets.
Business Public Law:
Client representation with regulatory agencies; federal and state courts of accounts in matters related to administrative improbity acts, conduct adjustment agreements, and public civil actions.
Stock market and listed companies; financial transactions; investment funds; regulatory assistance; structuring and negotiating complex transactions; debt and financing; and securitisations.
Charities, Social Business & Human Rights:
Legal expert guidance to non-profit organisations and companies with private social investments; advice on structuring social businesses.
Compliance & Corporate Ethics:
Investigations of wrongdoings; prosecutorial inquiries and enforcement actions; leniency agreements and settlements; compliance programs; anti-corruption compliance due diligence.
M&A and other corporate transactions, business reorganisations; corporate governance and general corporate advice.
Due diligence; licensing; administrative and court proceedings; solid waste and post-consumption liability; environmental contamination; environmental asset’s market (forests, water, carbon and biodiversity).
Purchase and sale of rural properties; land use rights; lease agreements; partnership agreements; development programs; purchase and sale of forests (stumpage).
Infrastructure & Energy:
Advice on project development; project finance; construction and complex contracts; administrative law; regulatory law; oil and gas; energy; mining; logistics; sanitation; and telecommunications.
Insurance, Reinsurance & Pensions:
Incorporation and licensing of (re)insurers and brokers; M&A; sale of portfolios; policy wordings; reinsurance contracts; distribution agreements.
Copyrights; IP license; technology transfer and franchise agreements; trademark registration and prosecution; domain names; IP litigation.
Assistance with the legal framework of investment funds; substantial knowledge of corporate, finance and banking laws, as well as derivatives related matters.
Labour & Employment & Executive Compensation:
Assistance with complex compensation plans; trade union negotiations; immigration; work place hazards and safety issues; and legal due diligence.
Life Sciences & Healthcare:
Regulatory matters; commercial, IP and technology agreements; administrative and court proceedings.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Commercial disputes involving a wide array of industries and domestic and international arbitrations.
Advice to individuals, family controlled businesses and groups; adoption of best governance practices; estate planning; succession planning; emigration planning; and tax advice.
Mapping the Brazilian political and regulatory scenario; analysis of legal, political and regulatory risks; representation and defence of clients’ interests through the development of public rules and policies of impact or interest.
Due diligence and supervision of external audits for acquisition of properties; preparation and negotiation of construction and project management contracts.
Restructuring & Recovery:
Representation of investors, creditors and debtors in complex debt restructurings (in and out of court), M&A of distressed assets and financing of distressed companies.
Representation of clients in administrative and court proceedings; private pensions; direct and indirect taxes.
Telecommunications & IT:
Advice on the internet act, liability of internet application providers, law enforcement in the digital space, data privacy, data privacy compliance programs, cyber security, structuring technology and internet companies.
White Collar Crime:
Assistance on complex matters related to crimes committed in the corporate environment. Advice and defence on criminal proceedings with state and federal courts in cases involving various jurisdictions.