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Brazil: Industries & Sectors Brazil Agribusiness

In this practice area we analyse firms that represent agricultural companies in a broad, but not an all-inclusive range of legal services. The key work for this chapter includes sector-specific M&A and disputes, acquisitions and leasing of agricultural assets, as well as the negotiation and drafting of production and distribution agreements. Financing work involving capital instruments such as agricultural receivable certificates, credit notes, warranties and rural product notes is also covered, but greater weight is given to firms representing the issuer/agribusiness company rather than the underwriter/financial institution. Firms may also provide due diligence and general legal support in industry-specific issues relating to tax, insurance, regulatory and corporate law. However, please note: advice provided to agribusiness companies relating to real estate, labour & employment, competition/antitrust and IP is not considered relevant for this section.

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Band 1
  1. Pinheiro Neto Advogados
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    Pinheiro Neto Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a much-admired firm held in high esteem for its knowledge of sector-related finance transactions. It is routinely instructed by banks and financial institutions acting as underwriters, as well as agricultural companies acting as issuers, to assist with the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. The firm also advises clients on the structuring of complex investment funds and commercial contracts for the purchase and sale of agricultural products. DuAgro Tecnologia e Intermediação is a new client win for the department. Pinheiro Neto's agribusiness team is based in São Paulo and also relies on the firm's full-service hubs in Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.
  2. Santos Neto Advogados
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    Santos Neto Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Santos Neto Advogados is a market-leading firm with an outstanding reputation for its ability to handle sophisticated agribusiness mandates. With a deep bench, it frequently advises prestigious players from the banking, finance and food processing sectors on complex finance transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of syndicated loan agreements and export prepayment transactions. The firm also assists clients with debt restructuring mandates and capital market transactions such as the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. AEXA - Associação de Exportadores de Açúcar e Alcool is a new client win for the department.
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Band 2
  1. Demarest Advogados
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    Demarest Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Demarest Advogados is a multidisciplinary firm with an agribusiness department handling a wide range of complex mandates. Highly sought after by major players from the energy, timberland investment and food processing industries to assist with sector-related M&A, IPOs and corporate reorganisations. The team boasts additional capability advising on the structuring of capital markets operations, especially those related to securitisation instruments through Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. Demarest's agribusiness practice is based in the firm's São Paulo headquarters and it also benefits from its full-service capabilities in Brasília and São Paulo.
  2. 2
    RGSH Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Ramos e Zuanon Advogados is a respected firm recognised for its longstanding experience handling domestic and cross-border agribusiness mandates. It frequently advises clients from the banking, investment funds and transportation sectors on transactional matters relating to non-performing loans, project finance matters and capital market operations such as the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. It has additional capabilities handling M&A and sector-related agreements, including the negotiation of EPC contracts. The team is based in São Paulo.
  3. 2
    Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados is a boutique practice best known for assisting clients with sector-related financing and capital markets operations. The São Paulo-based team is regularly sought out by major banks and financial institutions, as well as food production and agricultural fertiliser companies, to assist with the development of sale and purchase agreements, and issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates and Rural Product Certificates. Banco BTG Pactual, Canopée Gestão Ambiental e Florestal, and Jive Investments Consultoria are some of the new client wins.
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Band 3
  1. Mattos Filho
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    Mattos Filho
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Mattos Filho is a heavyweight full-service firm renowned for its expertise in transactional agribusiness mandates, such as M&A, fiduciary sales and corporate reorganisations. The team boasts considerable knowledge of finance matters, regularly advising clients on the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates, as well as sector-specific tax issues such as FUNRURAL. Client roster includes players from the pulp, sugar and food industries. The team is based in the firm's São Paulo headquarters and benefits from Mattos Filho's hubs in Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. FS Agrisolutions Indústria de Biocombustíveis, Agropecuária Santa Adriana, and Terra Santa Agro are new client wins.
  2. Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados
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    Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados is a firm with an impressive track record representing clients in sector-related administrative and judicial litigation. Team boasts particular expertise assisting clients with contentious tax mandates, including the recovery of credits related to agribusiness financing instruments. Also furnishes advice on agribusiness contracts, bankruptcy matters and issuance of agricultural bonds. Acts for investment funds, as well as companies in the food processing and livestock production sectors.
  3. 3
    Souto Correa Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Souto Correa Advogados is a solid practice group with proven track record handling sector-related litigations, including those arising from sale and purchase agreement disputes and lawsuits relating to rural financial product notes. Additional prowess assisting clients with transactional matters such as the drafting and negotiation of timberland investment documents, corporate structuring and asset acquisition. ADM do Brasil and GAVILON do Brasil Comercio de Produtos Agrícolas are new client wins.
  4. TozziniFreire Advogados
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    TozziniFreire Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    TozziniFreire Advogados is an established firm with an agribusiness department highly sought after by pulp and paper companies, fertiliser producers, finance institutions and energy companies to assist with a range of matters. The team boasts particular expertise advising clients on financial transactions, including sector-related M&A, as well as capital market operations such as the issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates. Additional expertise handling timberland investment mandates. It is based in the firm's headquarters in São Paulo. Adufértil Fertilizantes and Planeta Securitizadora are new client wins.
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Band 4
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    ASBZ Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    ASBZ Advogados is a well-established firm with a strong footprint in agribusiness. São Paulo and Brasília-based team is active on advising domestic and foreign clients in transactions related to the agribusiness sector, including structuring financing operations and bonds. The firm is regularly sought out by financial institutions, as well as food production companies, to assist with sale and purchase agreements, issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates and syndicated financing transactions. Redwood Master Fund and Agrivalle are new client wins.
  2. Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados
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    Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados brings the concept of multi-area corporate law in a lean full-service model, with its headquarters in São Paulo. The firm has a noteworthy department assisting important national agribusiness players in corporate and transactional mandates, including issuance of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates, capital markets operations, structuring of loans, and share collateral contracts. Also provides representation in high-complexity litigation mandates.
  3. Petribu, Cabrera e Pires de Mello Advogados
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    Petribu, Cabrera e Pires de Mello Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Petribu, Cabrera e Pires de Mello Advogados is a noteworthy practice group with a dedicated agribusiness department assisting clients with a range of sector-related matters. The team often acts on credit recovery proceedings and sector-specific contract negotiations. It draws upon its versatile capabilities to also advise on production financing and credit restructuring operations.
  4. Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4
  5. Luchesi Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4
  6. Martinelli Advogados
    Agribusiness
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4