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Raphael Miranda Advogados

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Managing Partner: Raphael Miranda Senior Partners: Pedro Ivo Mello, Antonio Pedro Raposo, Henrique Corredor Barbosa
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 9
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Raphael Miranda Advogados is a boutique firm focused on fast, efficient and innovative solutions to complex cases. The partners are directly involved in all cases and their main goal is to fulfill their client’s legal and commercial requirements.
The firm has an outstanding civil and corporate litigation track record in arbitration, mediation and judicial proceedings. It also has extensive tax litigation and consultation experience. Maintains a diverse, highly capable and integrated team recognized for its expertise in the insurance, mining, oil & gas, energy, banking and other sectors.
RMA was founded in 2011 based around the partners’ common goal of offering customized and flexible services built around a relationship of trust between the client and the attorney. It represents and advises local and foreign clients on a broad range of sectors, including insurance and reinsurance, banking, mining, oil and gas, energy, logistics, franchise, construction, health, chemistry, communications, entertainment and international trade.
With offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in addition to operating in Brasilia, the firm is supported by a large network of affiliated firms in Brazil and abroad.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation & Arbitration: 40%
Insurance: 15%
Tax: 15%
Business & Consultancy:
10%
Mining:
10%
Oil & Gas: 10%

Litigation:
The firm specializes in civil litigation and arbitration. It has a distinctive practice and large experience in civil and corporate dispute resolution, particularly in insurance and reinsurance law, mining, oil and gas, energy, banking, bankruptcy and judicial rehabilitation process among other fields. The firm also represents clients before the Public Administration, including governmental agencies and regulatory authorities.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
From the outset, the firm has been representing its clients in the most relevant claims throughout the country and abroad, involving several kinds of insurances, such as financial risks, performance bonds, operational risks, engineering risks, property, civil liability, D&O, marine, oil and gas, among others. The team has a solid reputation for its work on large risks loss adjustment as well as in litigations, arbitrations and mediations in the area. The firm also offers specialized consultancy, advising clients on claims negotiations and providing legal opinions for insurance disputes. RMA also represent its clients on business and legal matters for contracting major risks insurance policies and reinsurance programs. Raphael Miranda Advogados has extensive expertise in the administrative area, representing clients before the Public Administration and liaising with insurance governmental agencies and regulatory authorities.

Business & Corporate:
Besides dispute resolution, the firm offers its clients legal and business counselling on commercial transactions and corporate matters, legal opinions, due diligence, M&A transactions and legal structuring/ restructuring.

Tax:
RMA also advises its clients on tax matters regarding consultation in general including tax planning for the purpose of reducing/eliminating tax burdens, operational/corporate restructuring and analysis of tax implications of operations related to other practice areas. Furthermore, the firm has large experience on tax litigation, representing several companies at both judicial and administrative courts. Its partners also have wide-ranging experience in negotiation with tax authorities on incentives for investment and restructuring of existing business.

International Work:
The firm assists foreign clients on contracts related to assets and business located in Brazil and on transactions in which Brazilian legislation is applicable. RMA is also active in dispute resolution involving international companies in Brazil. The firm advises clients on tax consultancy for entry and registration of foreign investments and capita

Clients:
The firm represents and advises local and foreign clients on a broad range of sectors, including insurance and reinsurance, banking, mining, oil and gas, energy, logistics, franchise, construction, health, chemistry, communications, entertainment and international trade.