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Mundie Advogados

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Number of partners worldwide: 16
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 51
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
Established in 1996, the firm was founded with the aim of providing distinct and high quality legal services. It is a full-service corporate law firm that focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, private equity, finance, securities, regulatory, concessions, public bids and governmental contracts, competition, tax and litigation. The firm has extensive experience and specialises in corporate and finance transactions, including dispute resolution matters, in regulated sectors (telecommunications; energy, transportation etc). Many partners and associates of the firm have had professional experience in leading Brazilian, US and European law firms. Several attorneys hold postgraduate and master degrees from foreign and Brazilian universities.

Areas Of Practice:
Regulatory, Infrastructure, Competition & Compliance:
M&A/Corporate, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Finance: 30%
Litigation & Arbitration: 20%
Tax, International Trade: 10%
Labour: 10%

Main Areas Of Practice:
Regulatory & Infrastructure:
The firm advises on matters covering all aspects of regulated industries, including telecommunications, electric energy, oil & gas, air, maritime and land transportation, ports, airports, mining, financial services, means of payment, banking and insurance. In relation to telecommunications, it has been involved in almost every relevant project in Brazil and has contributed to proposed rule-making for the regulation of telecommunication services. With regard to energy, the firm handles all types of contractual and regulatory matters in the area, including the structuring and implementation of generation and transmission projects, preparation and negotiation of power purchase, gas supply and other agreements, and the granting of concessions and authorisations. The firm specialises in public bids and governmental contracts. It has participated in numerous public bids and privatisations.

The firm is very active in antitrust matters, mainly cartel and unilateral conducts investigations. The firm also has a very strong practice in merger control, having assisted clients in numerous and complex cases. Finally, the competition team also advises clients in antitrust compliance matters, including the preparation of tailor- made programs and training.

The firm assists its clients in compliance and anticorruption matters. The firm regularly assists clients in designing, implementing and monitoring compliance programs and training.

M&A/Corporate & Private Equity:
The firm has a very strong M&A and corporate practice, routinely representing clients (sector players, investors, including PE and VC investors, and owners) in transactions in virtually all areas and industries. The firm advises on every aspect of corporate activity, including the drafting and negotiation of all types of agreements, structuring of foreign and local investments, organisation of companies, funds and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, real estate, as well as technology transfer and technical assistance arrangements. Given the regulatory capabilities of the firm, the M&A/corporate group of the firm has extensive experience in M&A/corporate transactions in regulated sectors.

Capital Markets & Finance:
The firm has extensive experience in capital market and finance, having participated in the structuring of several financings involving foreign lenders, the local capital market and international and Brazilian credit agencies (including BNDES), as well as trade financing facilities. The firm has handled a number of financings, including debt securities issuance, vendor financing and project finance, particularly in infrastructure areas, as well as debt and equity securities issuances and offers.

The firm advises on all aspects of Brazilian tax legislation, including in connection with transaction tax planning and tax litigation.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has a very active litigation practice group, qualified to represent clients in any administrative, civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.

The labour practice continues to flourish, working collaboratively with the other practice groups of the firm, giving tailored advice in restructuring and acquisitions, global mobility, collective bargaining issues, profit sharing agreements, strategic labour planning and complex labour litigation.

International Trade:
The firm assists Brazilian and foreign clients in matters related to international trade and customs in Brazil and abroad, including in antidumping, subsidies and countervailing measures, safeguards and other proceedings conducted by foreign trade authorities.

International Work:
During the last 23 years, Mundie e Advogados has become a leading provider of legal services in several of its areas of practices. It has acted in a number of large acquisitions and other corporate transactions, privatisations and public bids. Major transactions handled include the structuring of joint ventures and the public bids for the granting of cellular and the so called ‘mirror’ licenses; the public bids and licensing of microwave, satellite and spectrum surveillance, cable TV and other telecommunication services; the privatisation of Telebras; the privatisation of Gerasul, Cesp, Celp and several other electric energy concessionaires; the acquisition and disposition of equity interests in various companies or projects; the public bids for electric energy generation and transmission projects; numerous acquisitions, including private equity deals, in several different industries, including infrastructure, beverages, ceramics, plastics, chemicals, auto-parts, aircraft components, minerals, construction, sugar, ethanol and bio-diesel, credit information, financial and payment services and transportation; and the structuring and implementation of several large cross-border and local secured and non-secured facilities, syndicated loans and project finance. It has also advised clients on several international cartel investigations and crossborder merger control cases.