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Brazil: Transactional Brazil Capital Markets

This sections focuses mainly on transactional work involving capital markets instruments such as Debt & Equity securities; Derivatives; Securitisation; Structured finance (CDOs, repackagings, other synthetic products). Lawyers may represent either issuers (both sovereign and corporate) and/or underwriters, as well as placement agents and broker dealers in public and private placements. Unlike in banking & finance, there is no in-built advantage for firms that exclusively or predominantly represent the financial institution. Investment Fund work, such as fund formation and structuring is highly relevant to this section, except in the case of Brazil where it is a separate section. Firms may also report regulatory securities work but in the main, this is given less weight than transactional work.

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Band 1
  1. Lefosse Advogados
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    Lefosse Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Lefosse Advogados has a cutting-edge practice held in high regard for its skill in handling both equity and debt capital markets instructions. It is well versed in acting for international investment banks and major Brazilian corporate issuers on IPOs and secondary and follow-on offerings, with considerable experience in dual listings. Its expertise extends to tender offers for shares. Its team is also very active assisting clients with private placements and public offerings of debt securities, including senior notes and debentures. Its lawyers additionally advise on securitisations involving agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates. Focus Energia, GPS and Mobly are new client wins.
  2. Mattos Filho
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    Mattos Filho
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is a prestigious full-service firm with a stellar practice advising on all types of securities instruments. It remains a market leader for equity work, representing prestigious clients in IPOs and follow-on offerings. Its deep bench is regularly sought out by major national and international investment banks as well as corporate issuers. It also has a vibrant DCM practice, routinely advising on private placements, public offerings of promissory notes and debentures, as well as sustainability-linked bonds. Its expertise extends to complex securitisation transactions involving agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates.
  3. 1
    Pinheiro Guimarães
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Pinheiro Guimarães is a highly skilled finance boutique with a celebrated track record in the Brazilian capital markets. It predominantly acts as underwriters' counsel, representing major Brazilian and international investment banks. It is particularly active in debt capital markets, advising on sizeable public offerings of notes and non-convertible unsecured debentures, as well as issuance of sustainability-linked bonds. It also showcases considerable know-how in securitisations, including the public offering of both real estate and agribusiness receivables certificates. The team is additionally active advising on some notable equity mandates, providing counsel to issuers on IPOs and secondary offerings.
  4. 1
    Pinheiro Neto Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a pre-eminent full-service firm with a leading capital markets practice. It gains outstanding recognition for its ability to handle sophisticated cross-border securities transactions and it stands out for its activity on equity mandates, advising on IPOs and follow-on offerings. It also demonstrates its prowess in the debt arena, providing counsel on the issuance of promissory notes, debentures and green bonds. It remains a popular choice among Brazilian and international investment banks acting as arrangers and underwriters. It also acts for major corporate issuers hailing from industries such as energy, cosmetics and retail. Raízen and Mubadala are new client wins.
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Band 2
  1. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados
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    Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has a highly rated capital markets department within a full-service firm equally comfortable representing issuers or underwriters in local and cross-border deals. It is extremely active in DCM instructions, demonstrating considerable know-how in a variety of debt instruments, including debentures and promissory notes. It is particularly sought after by energy and infrastructure companies to assist with bond offerings to finance projects. Its expert team has additional prowess in equity work, handling IPOs and follow-ons. Its lawyers are also active in securitisations, routinely advising on the issuance of agribusiness receivables certificates. PetroRio, Banco Modal and Athena Saúde are among new clients.
  2. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice
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    Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice is an esteemed full-service firm with a strong capital markets practice handling both debt and equity mandates. It is equally comfortable providing counsel to domestic and multinational underwriters, as well as corporate issuers. It frequently advises on domestic and cross-border listings of debt securities, including high-value offerings of senior and subordinated notes, bonds and infrastructure debentures. Its lawyers also assist with follow-on offerings of shares in Brazilian companies, as well as tender offers. 
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Band 3
  1. BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
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    BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a well-reputed capital markets practice representing both corporate issuers and financial institutions acting as underwriters in a variety of transactions, with particular prowess in handling cross-border public offerings of shares with restricted placement efforts. Its clients additionally benefit from the team's ability to advise on matters involving debt securities, including the issuance of senior notes and debentures. Its lawyers also handle securitisations such as the issuance of agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates. Positivo Tecnologia and G2D are new client wins.
  2. Demarest Advogados
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    Demarest Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Demarest Advogados has a well-established capital markets practice enjoying a strong reputation among companies from a diverse range of sectors, especially the energy industry, as well as leading banks and financial institutions, owing to its expertise in handling securitisations. It is extremely active handling issuances of agribusiness receivables certificates. Its experienced team additionally assists clients with debt capital markets mandates involving offerings of debentures and promissory notes. It also handles equity mandates, including IPOs and follow-on offerings. Alvarez & Marsal and CSH are new clients.
  3. Stocche Forbes Advogados
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    Stocche Forbes Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Stocche Forbes Advogados is an established firm with a strong capital markets department recognised in particular for its impressive track record of handling debt capital markets operations. It regularly assists companies in the power, construction and real estate sectors with sizeable debt placements, including the issuance of promissory notes and debentures for the financing of infrastructure projects. The team also has a notable equity capital markets practice, advising banks and other financial institutions acting as underwriters, as well as corporate issuers, on public offerings of shares. Hapvida, Highline and CM Hospitalar are new clients.
  4. Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown
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    Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has a noteworthy capital markets practice primarily representing corporate issuers, notably from the energy and infrastructure sectors. The team is very active assisting clients with the issuance of debentures to finance projects. The department also works in conjunction with Mayer Brown offices to handle international IPOs and follow-ons involving Brazilian companies. It is increasingly active in the securitisation space, assisting with the issuance of agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates. Três Tentos, Light and Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional are new client wins.
  5. 3
    TozziniFreire Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    TozziniFreire Advogados is a full-service firm with a solid capital markets practice providing counsel to a strong roster of banking clients acting as underwriters. It also represents important corporate issuers. It has notable activity assisting with a variety of debt securities placements, including promissory notes, green and social bonds and public offerings of debentures, often in the context of financing or refinancing infrastructure and renewable energy projects. It also handles securitisations, in particular agribusiness receivables certificates.
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Band 4
  1. 4
    Lobo de Rizzo Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has a burgeoning practice with experience advising financial institutions acting as underwriters on listings of equity and debt securities. The team is frequently instructed to advise clients on the public offering of debentures, being particularly active in the issuance of infrastructure debentures. It has additional capabilities in the equity arena, handling IPOs and follow-on offerings. São Martinho, RGE and Rio Alto are new clients.
  2. Trench Rossi Watanabe
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    Trench Rossi Watanabe
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Trench Rossi Watanabe is a full-service firm with a respected capital markets practice. The firm offers expertise across a range of equity and debt mandates. The team has experience acting for financial institutions as well as corporate clients. Inter and Althaia are new client wins.
  3. Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados
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    Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados offers a notable practice group predominantly acting as underwriters' counsel on local issuances of debt securities. It demonstrates considerable know-how assisting clients with private placements and public offerings of debentures and promissory notes. It boasts additional capabilities dealing with securitisations, including both agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates. Its client roster includes several of the most active Brazilian banks and securitisation companies.
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Band 5
  1. Coelho Advogados
    5
    Coelho Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Coelho Advogados is active handling real estate and agribusiness receivables. The firm is also experienced in real estate investment trusts and assists clients with the issuance of debentures. MRV Engenharia, Itaú BBA and Lote 5 are new client wins.
  2. i2a Advogados
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    i2a Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    i2a Advogados has solid track record handling debt capital markets transactions. The firm gathers particular recognition for its focus and expertise on mandates related to real estate developments. The team is frequently sought after to handle issuances of real estate receivables certificates and assets for relevant players in the infrastructure, shopping centres, investment funds and banking sectors.
  3. Madrona Advogados
    5
    Madrona Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Madrona Advogados is best known for its securitisation work, most notably that which involves real estate and agribusiness receivables. Its key clients include financial institutions, private investment firms and publicly held companies. The team has additional expertise in debt securities, assisting clients with the issuance of debentures and bonds, including sustainability bonds.
  4. 5
    Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados maintains an emerging capital markets practice known to represent domestic issuers, but especially strong on the underwriter side. It advises Brazilian banks on local debt placements, including issuances of debentures and financial notes. It has complementary ability to handle securitisations, assisting clients with the issuance of real estate receivables certificates.
  5. Veirano Advogados
    5
    Veirano Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Veirano Advogados is a celebrated full-service firm representing leading Brazilian banks acting as underwriters in a range of debt issuances. It is also capable at representing corporate issuers. It is well versed in private placements and public offerings of promissory notes, debentures and bonds. It has additional experience in equity mandates such as follow-on offerings. SPIC Brasil and Planeta Securitizadora are among new client wins.
  6. Loria e Kalansky Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5
  7. Vidigal Neto Advogados
    Capital Markets
    Brazil 2022 | Band 5