Insolvency (bankruptcy/restructuring). Litigation. Arbitration.
Since the advent of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law, Joel has focused his action on Insolvency area, widely recognized in Brasil and other countries as one of the most important lawyer in this area. He has vast experience acquired in the largest and most complex debt restructuring cases in Brazil, having advised debtors, creditors and investors in the restructuring of debts, court-supervised as well as out-of-court reorganizations and bankruptcies. Throughout more than twenty five-years career, Joel has wide experience in judicial disputes envolving civil liability, press right, telecommunications Law and others. He has participated in several international litigation and restructuring cases involving cross-border insolvency and foreign investment. Since the advent of the New Bankruptcy Law, Joel Luís Thomaz Bastos has been advising clients on all of the most important restructuring cases in Brazil, representing the interests of financially distressed companies that operate in various industries.
Founding and currently member of the Board of Directors at the Turnaround Management Association – TMA Brasil and member of the Brazilian Bar Association’s (OAB) Special Committee on Banking Law.