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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

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Provided by Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados
Brazil: Regions

Senior Partners: Condorcet Rezende, João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra, Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto

Executive Board: Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Fo, Antonio Carlos Garcia de Souza, Guilherme Rezende, Luiz Felipe Carvalho, Marcelo Fonseca, Isabel Lustosa, Eunyce Faveret, Christian Canto, Rubem Perlingeiro, Rodrigo Brunelli, Marcelo Santos, Alisson Carvalho, Paula Costa, Pedro Ulhôa Canto, Tatiana Carvalho, Guilherme Kluck Gomes and Luisa Ferreira.

Number of partners: 91

Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:

Ulhôa Canto is a Brazilian firm dedicated to business law. Since its foundation in 1959, Ulhôa Canto has been assisting in drafting tax bills and administrative directives going back to the Brazilian Tax Code itself. The firm is acknowledged as one of the most traditional law firms in Brazil and holds a prominent position among corporate law firms. By combining this tradition with a commitment to providing innovative solutions to its clients, Ulhôa Canto has achieved precedent-setting judicial and administrative decisions in many different sectors and has taken part in some of the most relevant business transactions that have occurred in Brazil in recent years. As a boutique firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Ulhôa Canto does not aim to be the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers, but to help its clients with their most challenging matters. To do so, the firm hires the very best law school graduates, the majority of which take postgraduate studies in top law schools in the US or Europe and work abroad as foreign associates. The firm promotes lawyers to partner based on merit and entirely from among its own associates. The result is a partnership with a cohesive perspective and a strong culture of excellency and meritocracy, comprised by a selective group of lawyers that can offer in-depth and original solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

Tax law is Ulhôa Canto’s most traditional area of practice. It provides tax consulting services in general, including review of the tax aspects involved in corporate reorganization and company acquisitions, drafting of legal opinions, implementation of tax planning, legal advice on the drafting of requests for advance rulings and for taxation under special rules and on the negotiations with public authorities in order to obtain tax incentives, whether for investments in a certain geographical region or based on the client’s economic activity. The Firm also notably conducts administrative and judicial tax litigation before Federal and State courts and Municipal boards; as a matter of fact, Ulhôa Canto’s performance has been outstanding in tax litigation, including before the Federal Supreme Court, where some of the legal disputes handled by the Firm have become important leading cases in Brazilian case law.

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:

The firm’s practice in corporate law and capital markets comprises all aspects of business law, providing complete assistance to its clients. The work performed in M&As and in corporate restructuring, whether or not related to tax planning, is one of the firm’s highlights not only due to the number and diversity of the transactions in which it has provided legal advice during the last decades, but also due to the innovative solutions proposed.

Wealth Planning:

Ulhôa Canto harbors a widely recognized wealth planning practice, which handles succession and estate planning, relocation of individuals from Brazil to other countries, and complex asset-holding-structures for family governance. Ulhôa Canto is currently one of the leading firms in this sector.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:

Ulhôa Canto has provided its clients (lenders, sponsors or borrowers) with legal assistance in several project finance transactions involving the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, especially in the oil and gas, telecommunications, electric power, petrochemical and steel and iron sectors.

Electric Power:

Besides having legally advised the Brazilian Federal Government on the restructuring of the energy sector, Ulhôa Canto has advised clients regarding various aspects of this field including regulatory, tax, contractual and litigation matters, with strong practice before the regulatory agency of the sector. Ulhôa Canto is, nowadays, one of the leading firms in this sector.

Venture Capital:

The firm advises founders, companies, and funds in structuring and investing in start-ups, including various financing rounds and divestment routes.

Oil & Gas:

Ulhôa Canto has provided legal assistance to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas sectors since the 70s and has been at the forefront of several projects that encompass all phases of the oil and gas economic chain, including specific regulatory and tax matters.

Litigation & Arbitration:

Ulhôa Canto’s litigation and arbitration area provides legal counsel to domestic and overseas clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings before key courts both in Brazil and overseas.

Offices:

Rio de Janeiro

Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290, 2º Andar, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Zip Code 22430-060

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 21 3824 3265

São Paulo

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Zip Code 01415-001

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 11 3066 3066

Brazil: Industries & Sectors

Senior Partners: Condorcet Rezende, João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra, Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto

Executive Board: Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Fo, Antonio Carlos Garcia de Souza, Guilherme Rezende, Luiz Felipe Carvalho, Marcelo Fonseca, Isabel Lustosa, Eunyce Faveret, Christian Canto, Rubem Perlingeiro, Rodrigo Brunelli, Marcelo Santos, Alisson Carvalho, Paula Costa, Pedro Ulhôa Canto, Tatiana Carvalho, Guilherme Kluck Gomes and Luisa Ferreira.

Number of partners: 91

Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:

Ulhôa Canto is a Brazilian firm dedicated to business law. Since its foundation in 1959, Ulhôa Canto has been assisting in drafting tax bills and administrative directives going back to the Brazilian Tax Code itself. The firm is acknowledged as one of the most traditional law firms in Brazil and holds a prominent position among corporate law firms. By combining this tradition with a commitment to providing innovative solutions to its clients, Ulhôa Canto has achieved precedent-setting judicial and administrative decisions in many different sectors and has taken part in some of the most relevant business transactions that have occurred in Brazil in recent years. As a boutique firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Ulhôa Canto does not aim to be the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers, but to help its clients with their most challenging matters. To do so, the firm hires the very best law school graduates, the majority of which take postgraduate studies in top law schools in the US or Europe and work abroad as foreign associates. The firm promotes lawyers to partner based on merit and entirely from among its own associates. The result is a partnership with a cohesive perspective and a strong culture of excellency and meritocracy, comprised by a selective group of lawyers that can offer in-depth and original solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

Tax law is Ulhôa Canto’s most traditional area of practice. It provides tax consulting services in general, including review of the tax aspects involved in corporate reorganization and company acquisitions, drafting of legal opinions, implementation of tax planning, legal advice on the drafting of requests for advance rulings and for taxation under special rules and on the negotiations with public authorities in order to obtain tax incentives, whether for investments in a certain geographical region or based on the client’s economic activity. The Firm also notably conducts administrative and judicial tax litigation before Federal and State courts and Municipal boards; as a matter of fact, Ulhôa Canto’s performance has been outstanding in tax litigation, including before the Federal Supreme Court, where some of the legal disputes handled by the Firm have become important leading cases in Brazilian case law.

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:

The firm’s practice in corporate law and capital markets comprises all aspects of business law, providing complete assistance to its clients. The work performed in M&As and in corporate restructuring, whether or not related to tax planning, is one of the firm’s highlights not only due to the number and diversity of the transactions in which it has provided legal advice during the last decades, but also due to the innovative solutions proposed.

Wealth Planning:

Ulhôa Canto harbors a widely recognized wealth planning practice, which handles succession and estate planning, relocation of individuals from Brazil to other countries, and complex asset-holding-structures for family governance. Ulhôa Canto is currently one of the leading firms in this sector.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:

Ulhôa Canto has provided its clients (lenders, sponsors or borrowers) with legal assistance in several project finance transactions involving the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, especially in the oil and gas, telecommunications, electric power, petrochemical and steel and iron sectors.

Electric Power:

Besides having legally advised the Brazilian Federal Government on the restructuring of the energy sector, Ulhôa Canto has advised clients regarding various aspects of this field including regulatory, tax, contractual and litigation matters, with strong practice before the regulatory agency of the sector. Ulhôa Canto is, nowadays, one of the leading firms in this sector.

Venture Capital:

The firm advises founders, companies, and funds in structuring and investing in start-ups, including various financing rounds and divestment routes.

Oil & Gas:

Ulhôa Canto has provided legal assistance to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas sectors since the 70s and has been at the forefront of several projects that encompass all phases of the oil and gas economic chain, including specific regulatory and tax matters.

Litigation & Arbitration:

Ulhôa Canto’s litigation and arbitration area provides legal counsel to domestic and overseas clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings before key courts both in Brazil and overseas.

Offices:

Rio de Janeiro

Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290, 2º Andar, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Zip Code 22430-060

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 21 3824 3265

São Paulo

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Zip Code 01415-001

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 11 3066 3066

Brazil: Contentious

Senior Partners: Condorcet Rezende, João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra, Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto

Executive Board: Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Fo, Antonio Carlos Garcia de Souza, Guilherme Rezende, Luiz Felipe Carvalho, Marcelo Fonseca, Isabel Lustosa, Eunyce Faveret, Christian Canto, Rubem Perlingeiro, Rodrigo Brunelli, Marcelo Santos, Alisson Carvalho, Paula Costa, Pedro Ulhôa Canto, Tatiana Carvalho, Guilherme Kluck Gomes and Luisa Ferreira.

Number of partners: 91

Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:

Ulhôa Canto is a Brazilian firm dedicated to business law. Since its foundation in 1959, Ulhôa Canto has been assisting in drafting tax bills and administrative directives going back to the Brazilian Tax Code itself. The firm is acknowledged as one of the most traditional law firms in Brazil and holds a prominent position among corporate law firms. By combining this tradition with a commitment to providing innovative solutions to its clients, Ulhôa Canto has achieved precedent-setting judicial and administrative decisions in many different sectors and has taken part in some of the most relevant business transactions that have occurred in Brazil in recent years. As a boutique firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Ulhôa Canto does not aim to be the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers, but to help its clients with their most challenging matters. To do so, the firm hires the very best law school graduates, the majority of which take postgraduate studies in top law schools in the US or Europe and work abroad as foreign associates. The firm promotes lawyers to partner based on merit and entirely from among its own associates. The result is a partnership with a cohesive perspective and a strong culture of excellency and meritocracy, comprised by a selective group of lawyers that can offer in-depth and original solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

Tax law is Ulhôa Canto’s most traditional area of practice. It provides tax consulting services in general, including review of the tax aspects involved in corporate reorganization and company acquisitions, drafting of legal opinions, implementation of tax planning, legal advice on the drafting of requests for advance rulings and for taxation under special rules and on the negotiations with public authorities in order to obtain tax incentives, whether for investments in a certain geographical region or based on the client’s economic activity. The Firm also notably conducts administrative and judicial tax litigation before Federal and State courts and Municipal boards; as a matter of fact, Ulhôa Canto’s performance has been outstanding in tax litigation, including before the Federal Supreme Court, where some of the legal disputes handled by the Firm have become important leading cases in Brazilian case law.

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:

The firm’s practice in corporate law and capital markets comprises all aspects of business law, providing complete assistance to its clients. The work performed in M&As and in corporate restructuring, whether or not related to tax planning, is one of the firm’s highlights not only due to the number and diversity of the transactions in which it has provided legal advice during the last decades, but also due to the innovative solutions proposed.

Wealth Planning:

Ulhôa Canto harbors a widely recognized wealth planning practice, which handles succession and estate planning, relocation of individuals from Brazil to other countries, and complex asset-holding-structures for family governance. Ulhôa Canto is currently one of the leading firms in this sector.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:

Ulhôa Canto has provided its clients (lenders, sponsors or borrowers) with legal assistance in several project finance transactions involving the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, especially in the oil and gas, telecommunications, electric power, petrochemical and steel and iron sectors.

Electric Power:

Besides having legally advised the Brazilian Federal Government on the restructuring of the energy sector, Ulhôa Canto has advised clients regarding various aspects of this field including regulatory, tax, contractual and litigation matters, with strong practice before the regulatory agency of the sector. Ulhôa Canto is, nowadays, one of the leading firms in this sector.

Venture Capital:

The firm advises founders, companies, and funds in structuring and investing in start-ups, including various financing rounds and divestment routes.

Oil & Gas:

Ulhôa Canto has provided legal assistance to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas sectors since the 70s and has been at the forefront of several projects that encompass all phases of the oil and gas economic chain, including specific regulatory and tax matters.

Litigation & Arbitration:

Ulhôa Canto’s litigation and arbitration area provides legal counsel to domestic and overseas clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings before key courts both in Brazil and overseas.

Offices:

Rio de Janeiro

Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290, 2º Andar, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Zip Code 22430-060

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 21 3824 3265

São Paulo

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Zip Code 01415-001

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +55 11 3066 3066

Brazil: Transactional

Senior Partners: Condorcet Rezende, João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra, Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto
Executive Board: Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Fo, Antonio Carlos Garcia de Souza, Guilherme Rezende, Luiz Felipe Carvalho, Marcelo Fonseca, Isabel Lustosa, Eunyce Faveret, Christian Canto, Luís Claudio Pinto, Rubem Perlingeiro, Rodrigo Brunelli, Mariana Jatahy, Marcelo Santos, Alisson Carvalho, Paula Costa, Pedro Ulhôa Canto, Tatiana Carvalho, Pedro Chueiri, Alberto Bull, Guilherme Kluck Gomes, João Rigoni and Flavia Cavalcanti.
Number of partners: 91  
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Ulhôa Canto is a Brazilian firm dedicated to business law. Since its foundation in 1959, Ulhôa Canto has been assisting in drafting tax bills and administrative directives going back to the Brazilian Tax Code itself. The firm is acknowledged as one of the most traditional law firms in Brazil and holds a prominent position among corporate law firms. By combining this tradition with a commitment to providing innovative solutions to its clients, Ulhôa Canto has achieved precedent-setting judicial and administrative decisions in many different sectors and has taken part in some of the most relevant business transactions that have occurred in Brazil in recent years. As a boutique firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Ulhôa Canto does not aim to be the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers, but to help its clients with their most challenging matters. To do so, the firm hires the very best law school graduates, the majority of which take postgraduate studies in top law schools in the US or Europe and work abroad as foreign associates. The firm promotes lawyers to partner based on merit and entirely from among its own associates. The result is a partnership with a cohesive perspective and a strong culture of excellency and meritocracy, comprised by a selective group of lawyers that can offer in-depth and original solutions.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Tax:
Tax law is Ulhôa Canto’s most traditional area of practice. It provides tax consulting services in general, including review of the tax aspects involved in corporate reorganization and company acquisitions, drafting of legal opinions, implementation of tax planning, legal advice on the drafting of requests for advance rulings and for taxation under special rules and on the negotiations with public authorities in order to obtain tax incentives, whether for investments in a certain geographical region or based on the client’s economic activity. The Firm also notably conducts administrative and judicial tax litigation before Federal and State courts and Municipal boards; as a matter of fact, Ulhôa Canto’s performance has been outstanding in tax litigation, including before the Federal Supreme Court, where some of the legal disputes handled by the Firm have become important leading cases in Brazilian case law.

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:
The firm’s practice in corporate law and capital markets comprises all aspects of business law, providing complete assistance to its clients. The work performed in M&As and in corporate restructuring, whether or not related to tax planning, is one of the firm’s highlights not only due to the number and diversity of the transactions in which it has provided legal advice during the last decades, but also due to the innovative solutions proposed.

Wealth Planning:
Ulhôa Canto harbors a widely recognized wealth planning practice, which handles succession and estate planning, relocation of individuals from Brazil to other countries, and complex asset-holding-structures for family governance. Ulhôa Canto is currently one of the leading firms in this sector.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:
Ulhôa Canto has provided its clients (lenders, sponsors or borrowers) with legal assistance in several project finance transactions involving the implementation and development of infrastructure projects, especially in the oil and gas, telecommunications, electric power, petrochemical and steel and iron sectors.

Electric Power:
Besides having legally advised the Brazilian Federal Government on the restructuring of the energy sector, Ulhôa Canto has advised clients regarding various aspects of this field including regulatory, tax, contractual and litigation matters, with strong practice before the regulatory agency of the sector. Ulhôa Canto is, nowadays, one of the leading firms in this sector.  

Venture Capital:
The firm advises founders, companies, and funds in structuring and investing in start-ups, including various financing rounds and divestment routes.

Oil & Gas:
Ulhôa Canto has provided legal assistance to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas sectors since the 70s and has been at the forefront of several projects that encompass all phases of the oil and gas economic chain, including specific regulatory and tax matters.  

Litigation & Arbitration:
Ulhôa Canto’s litigation and arbitration area provides legal counsel to domestic and overseas clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings before key courts both in Brazil and overseas.

Offices: 

Rio de Janeiro
Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290, 2º Andar, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Zip Code 22430-060
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +55 21 3824 3265

São Paulo
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Zip Code 01415-001
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +55 11 3066 3066

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Brazil - Head office
Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ
    Avenida Afrânio de Mello Franco, N. 290, 4th Floor, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, RJ 22430-060
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    São Paulo - SP
    Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847, São Paulo - SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01415-001
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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados rankings

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Corporate/Commercial: Rio de Janeiro
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1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Filho
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Isabel Lustosa
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Tax Litigation: Highly Regarded
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Tax: Non-contentious
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Carlos Alberto Ulhôa Canto
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Senior Statespeople
3
Rodrigo Brunelli Machado
3
Band 3
Tax: Rio de Janeiro
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4 Ranked Lawyers
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Tax: Rio de Janeiro
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Tax: Rio de Janeiro
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Carlos Alberto Ulhôa Canto
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Senior Statespeople
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João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra
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Senior Statespeople
4
Christian Clarke de Ulhôa Canto
4
Band 4
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Luís Claudio Gomes Pinto
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