Managing Partner: Fernando de Souza Penteado
Number of partners: 18
Number of other lawyers: 21
Environmental Law: Antonio Augusto Rebello Reis and Rômulo Silveira da Rocha Sampaio
Regulatory Law, Antitrust and Infrastructure: Marília dos Santos Dias Rennó, Patrícia Regina Pinheiro Sampaio and Carolina Barros Fidalgo
Real Estate and Urbanistic Law: Marília dos Santos Dias Rennó, Tatiana Amaral and Joana Costa
Litigation and Arbitration: Octávio Fragata Martins de Barros, Luciano Giongo Bresciani and Carlos Gustavo Rodrigues Reis
Tax Law: Emmanuel Biar and Rafael Dinoá
Technology and Intellectual Property: Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza
Corporate Law and M&A: Fabiana Topini
Wealth and Succession Planning: Cândida de Paula Machado
Lisbon: Carla Fortes
Rennó, Penteado, Reis & Sampaio is a multi-boutique law firm structured to meet the demands of domestic and multinational companies, individuals and family businesses in the legal advisory and litigation areas. The firm has practices in environmental law; regulatory law, antitrust and infrastructure; real estate and urbanistic law; litigation and arbitration; tax law; technology and intellectual property; corporate law and M&A and wealth and succession planning.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm acts in environment-related litigation and legal advisory matters, assisting e.g. in environmental legal risk assessment, coordination of environmental licensing proceedings, due diligence, preparation and negotiation of contractual clauses (e.g. M&A, financing, provision of services), conduction of administrative/judicial proceedings in civil, administrative and criminal areas, negotiation of conduct adjustment and compromise agreements with Public Authorities (TACs/TCs), environmental mediation/arbitration and interaction with stakeholders (e.g. Public Prosecution Offices, environmental agencies, NGOs).
Regulatory Law, Antitrust & Infrastructure:
The firm offers legal advice to companies in both judicial and administrative levels regarding regulation of products and infrastructure, including public bidding proceedings and execution of administrative contracts in general, concessions and public-private partnerships, structuring and implementation of project finance transactions and in any matters related to its clients’ activities before direct and indirect Public Administration bodies. The firm has an extensive practice rendering advisory services and assistance on administrative/judicial proceedings for regulated sectors, such as oil and gas, energy, transportation, ports, airports, food and beverage, tobacco, health products, medicines.
The firm also provides legal advice for the submission of transactions before the Brazilian Competition Defense System, as well as in antitrust infringement investigation, disloyal competition matters and illegal market practices.
Real Estate & Urbanistic Law:
The firm offers legal advice on the negotiation and execution of purchase and sale agreements, engineering and procurement contracts (EPC), among others, due diligences, real estate development and enterprises, land subdivisions, leases, sale and leaseback, surface rights and built to suit. It is also specialised in urbanistic law, assisting in the licensing of works before the Public Administration and in related administrative/judicial proceedings.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The litigation department handles complex matters before judicial and administrative courts as well as arbitration tribunals and regulatory agencies throughout Brazil. The partners and associates of the litigation department have a wide-ranging experience and specific expertise in litigation in connection with construction, real state, corporate, environmental and regulatory projects, consumer, contracts and insurance, as well as judicial recovery and bankruptcy. The firm's expertise in these segments derives from its close relationship with clients and knowledge of their businesses.
The firm provides tax consulting services and assistance on tax litigation matters. It acts in the defense of its clients before judicial/administrative courts against tax assessments, preventing undue taxation, enabling the restitution/compensation of undue tax payments and obtaining tax clearance certificates.
Technology & Intellectual Property:
Corporate Law & M&A:
The firm provides legal advice in the corporate law area, comprising assistance on daily corporate matters, corporate reorganisations and mergers and acquisitions in general, with emphasis in technology companies, specially start-ups.
Wealth & Succession Planning:
The firm advises individuals in a personalised manner in wealth and succession planning and in family governance matters. It also has expertise with offshore structures and estate/succession planning instruments such as PICs, partnerships, trusts and wills, working in collaboration with its clients’ foreign advisors.
The partners are licensed before the Portuguese Bar advise individuals, their families and family offices in immigration and tax matters, with an emphasis on tax benefits, Non-Regular Tax Regime for Non-Regular Residents, real estate legal advice, visas and residence permits, including Golden Visa, legal advice to non-resident clients and filing of lawsuits recognising foreign judgments in Portugal.
English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
The firm provides legal services to different industry segments, such as regulated sectors (e.g. food and beverage, sanitary surveillance, pharmaceutical, tobacco industry, energy, oil and gas, transportation and banking), real estate, malls, technology and culture. The firm also provides personalised assistance to individuals, families and their businesses.