Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 21
Number of trainees: 14
Giamundo Neto Advogados is one of the most admired law firms in Brazil for its work in civil, infrastructure and regulatory matters.The law firm is composed by highly experienced public law, projects, labour, corporate, finance and litigation lawyers, who are recognized for their business vision. One of the major features of the firm is the provision of bespoke service to its clients, besides its ongoing concern with the technical quality of the services provided. The team of lawyers is trained to assist its heavyweight clientele with dedication, agility, proactivity and reliability.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is highly specialised in public law issues and its overlapping areas. It is able to cover the full gamut of public law services, including matters relating to the Federal Court of Accounts, public biddings, PPPs, contractual management, administrative improbity, large infrastructure projects, regulations and enforcement bodies. When it comes to litigation matters, it is able to act at all court levels and in both administrative and judicial proceedings. Its impressive clients roster features heavyweight names from the construction and regulated sectors (water and sanitation services, health, logistics, oil & gas, energy, transportation, for example).
The team is able to rely on the related expertise of the firm’s other team members and can work in a multidisciplinary fashion when needed. The bulk of the department’s workload comes from the sanitation and waste management, motorways and social infrastructure sectors. It is also notably active handling matters from clients coming from the airports and energy arenas. It provides advice on all phases of projects, from the structuring to the divestment phases, including dispute resolution, PPPs, and biddings.
The team is best known for its seamless work in strategic litigation cases concerning large infrastructure contracts. It has in-depth, expert knowledge of, and often acts on, the regulated sectors in Brazil, such as the energy, utilities and transports sectors. The team is equally strong and well equipped to handle construction- related matters. It frequently undertakes mandates involving indemnifications, concessions, repossessions and administrative improbity. The team also provides pre-litigation and preventative litigation advice.
In 2019, the firm, headed by Giuseppe Giamundo Neto, represented a French group in a class action filed against it and Petrobras in order to suspend the acquisition of the TAG gas transporter. Deal value: BRL 32,000,000,000
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Firm’s clients roster features heavyweight names from the construction and regulated sectors (water and sanitation services, energy, oil & gas, health, logistics, transportation etc).