Managing Partners: Marcus Mello, Roberto Pimentel, Márcio Blanc, Manoel França, Taciana Bradley, and César Caúla
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 40
Administrative & Public Law: Marcus Mello ([email protected])
Tax: Taciana Bradley ([email protected])
Banking & Finance: Márcio Blanc (má[email protected])
M&A & International Transactions: Márcio Blanc (má[email protected])
Labour: César Caúla ([email protected])
Real Estate Transactions: Manoel França ([email protected])
Environmental Law: Manoel França ([email protected])
Civil Litigation: Roberto Pimentel ([email protected])
MELLO PIMENTEL is a leading business law firm serving clients locally, nationally and internationally from its Brazilian Northeast base. The firm counsels clients on complex legal issues in several areas of legal practice.
The firm is proud for understanding its clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs. Since its foundation, MELLO PIMENTEL has been repeatedly commended by peers and clients for exceptional performance. MELLO PIMENTEL ADVOCACIA maintains its focus on the legal assistance of its clients through its personal and agile delivery. It is on the forefront of developing new approaches to add value to its client service.
With its innovative quality and administrative approach, and project management skills, the firm’s attorneys are able to work proactively with clients to deliver outstanding service and results.
Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative & Public Law: 25%
Banking & Finance: 10%
M&A & International Transactions: 20%
Real Estate Transactions: 7%
Environmental Law: 5%
Civil Litigation: 10%
The extraordinary proficiency of the attorneys and staff, the firm’s client service ethic and Northeast structure allow MELLO PIMENTEL to successfully compete with some of the Brazil’s largest law firms. The firm draws on the capabilities of its lawyers to address client challenges in seven main areas of practice:
Administrative Law & Public Law:
MELLO PIMENTEL has an advisory and litigation group in administrative and public law. Attorneys have broad experience in bidding procedures and administrative contracts, concession of public services and PPPs, concession of the right of use and sale over public areas, Malfeasance in Office Law, Fiscal Responsibility Law, among other related matters.
The tax group provides creative and practical tax advice to individuals and entrepreneurs, investors, partnerships and corporations on all corporate, partnership, compensation, and federal, state and local tax issues affecting their assets. The firm provides litigation services as well as advisory services on this regard.
Banking & Finance:
Effective financing arrangements are an essential foundation for any successful enterprise. Whether acting for borrowers or funders MELLO PIMENTEL aims to play its part in placing the customer’s financing on a firm footing and provide the foundations for future success and a strong working relationship between borrower and funders.
M&A & International Transactions:
The M&A and international transactions team advises on a diverse range of corporate transactions: from complex-global deals for multi-national corporations to sales and disposals of owner managed businesses for private individuals. In all the work the firm does, it prides itself on using small, partner led, transaction focused teams in order to deliver the highest standards in transaction management and client service.
The firm practice focuses on labor law, with emphasis on litigation (judicial and administrative) and preventive advisory services, focusing on permanent support to personal departments of its clients and direct assistance in strategic planning, having litigation prevention and liability reduction as main objective, as well as annulment of issued by supervisory bodies. The labor area still stands out in the advising of companies in demands of Collective Law, involving advice in negotiations between companies and unions, elaboration and revision of Collective Instruments, Profit Sharing and Results Plan and Collective Agreements.
Real Estate Transactions:
From office buildings to shopping centers and mixeduse developments, attorneys represent owners, developers, investors and lenders in different projects, from real estate legalisation through development and construction.
MELLO PIMENTEL is able to participate in the structuring of projects involving the potential of causing pollution or environmental impact. The firm provides legal advice to clients from the time of the legal audit during the project implementation and environmental licensing process all the way to the actual operation of the project. The firm also represents clients in high-stakes and complex judicial and administrative proceedings.
With the depth of skills provided by the litigation team the firm has the capacity to handle the largest cases. MELLO PIMENTEL has focus on providing its clients with the most cost efficient staffing, and it has successfully represented a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals to major multinational companies. The firm has litigated and tried cases in courts throughout Brazil, not only in the Northeast.
MELLO PIMENTEL’s international transactions team has a cross-disciplinary professionals with a broad range of capabilities and experience tailored to meet the particular needs of clients in cross-border and multinational transactions and related matters. MELLO PIMENTEL also has access to global networks of attorneys to provide service to clients on cross-border transactions, as well as access to sister law firms in the main cities of the US and Europe. The team comprises experienced business lawyers who are fluent in English and Spanish, and many have pursued LLMs abroad to increase their education on domestic and international matters.
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Energy, international transactions, fintechs, water and sanitation, structured finance, project finance, infrastructure, government relations, corporate, banking and finance, capital markets, arbitration and mediation, construction, compliance and internal investigations, it and start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, labour, environment, civil and commercial litigation, private equity and venture capital, tax.