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Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados

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Managing Partners: Humberto Portela, Júlio Lima, Igor Lobato, Milton Colen, Eleonora Santiago 
Senior Partners: Alessandra Lopes, Bárbara Mendes, Bárbara Miranda, Bruno Flores, Caroline Lima, Flávio Nunes, Frederico Basílio, Gustavo Rajão, Ícaro Saldanha, Josiane Moreira, Lorena Nolasco, Mariella Guerra, Natália Meirelles, Patrícia Santos, Rafael Barquette, Rafael Martinelli, Rui Correa, Sylvia Resende e Tiago Valadares
Number of partners: 110

Corporate, Commercial, M&A & Tax: Júlio Lima, Milton Colen, Eleonora Santiago
Litigation, Labour & Empolyment: Igor Lobato
Real Estate & Environment: Humberto Portela

Firm Overview:
In its 13 year-old history, Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados (‘PLC Advogados’) has always promptly assisted its clients, according to their needs and is fully adapted to the global economic scenario. PLC Advogados is part of the Brazilian elite of law firms and is active in the international scope. Led by its partners the firm has experienced and specialised teams practicing law in a large variety of areas.

The success of the firm is based on its human resources, comprised by lawyers who have received schooling from the finest Brazilian Universities, who are constantly improving their practices. The firm has grown steadily throughout its 13 years of existence, while never letting go of its high standards and solid reputation. Collaboration and teamwork are important concepts of the firm in order to maintain the reputation and high levels of profitability for which PLC Advogados has become known for.

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Main Areas of Practice:

Advice on all aspects of corporate activity, including drafting and negotiation of agreements, project finance, M&A transactions, corporate structuring / restructuring, legal compliance, planning and structuring of business, with domestically and internationally structures.

Environment: The team has knowledge and experience in environmental and urban law advisory, licensing, environment training, due diligence, administrative and court proceedings, conduction of complex negotiations with the Public Sector.

Labour & Employment:
The labour sector of the firm acts in the advisory and litigation business in judicial and administrative proceedings, in-company training, auditing procedures and labour routines, mitigating risks and reducing costs, representation before the Ministry of Labour and the Labour Prosecution Office; drafting and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Dispute resolution team provides specialised and strategic advice on judicial, arbitration and mediation proceedings, including civil and commercial litigation, environment, criminal law, consumer relations, family and succession, construction, public and administrative law.

Assistance on structuring mergers and acquisitions deals, due diligence, investments funds, foreign and local investments, acquisition and sale of assets, preparing the organisation for going public.

Real Estate:
Advice on real estate contracts and transactions (lease, sale and acquisition). Specifically, in relation to construction sector, it is a reference in records of real estate development, condominium institutions and conventions, as well as regularisation of areas, allotment and dismemberments. In addition, the team is currently advising specific clients from mall’s industry sector, which carries out more than 80 different commercial undertakings, such as shopping centres, strip malls and power centres all over Brazil.

Tax Consulting & Litigation:
Advice on tax review, compliance, planning, legal opinions, tax advisory elating to corporate transactions, due diligence, litigation on tax matters in administrative and judicial tax matters on a federal, state and local level.

International Work:
PLC Advogados has direct operations in countries in Europe and in the United States, with the purpose of structuring the business and the patrimony of clients abroad, as well as to advise international groups in their investments in Brazil.

Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French.

Charities/not for profit, commercial and professional services, construction and materials, consumer product manufacturing, education, energy, food & drink producers, financial services, hardware and electronics, health care, mining and metals, family offices/individuals, finance, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunication.