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Navarro Advogados

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Managing Partners: Alexandre Tadeu Navarro, Luiz Arthur Caselli Guimarães Filho, Elvis Mattar Senior Partners: Luiz Arthur Caselli Guimarães, Alexandre Tadeu Navarro, Luiz Arthur Caselli Guimarães Filho, Elvis Mattar and Ricardo Peake Braga Number of partners: 10
Number of other lawyers: 26

Firm Overview:
CaselliNavarro was created by the merger of Caselli Guimarães and Navarro Advogados, reflecting the two organisations’ synergy of principles and values. Using the attributes that distinguished the firms individually, CaselliNavarro bolstered and supplemented the practice areas while maintaining the integrated, multidisciplinary approach and personalised client relationship. The firm’s practice model focuses on clients’ business goals such that cases entrusted to CaselliNavarro are not limited to a single area, but to the analysis and cooperative work of several practice groups, ensuring every client receives effective solutions. Combining 60 years of experience with a young and dynamic team, CaselliNavarro’s purpose is to offer a legal management platform that delivers inspired and innovative solutions with a high level of security.

Main Areas of Practice:

Real Estate:
CaselliNavarro’s real estate practice is well prepared to act swiftly and with precision to resolve clients’ demands, while also preventing conflicts and contingencies in a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisition and disposition of properties, real estate guarantees for fundraising in capital markets, structuring of residential and commercial developments, industries, hotels, resorts, sport developments, hospitals and shopping centres. The real estate team is renowned for structuring, negotiation and the implementation of complex real estate transactions.

The firm’s litigation practice has 60 years of successful cases, preparing legal opinions even before legal issues develop into disputes by drawing on doctrine and court precedents and advising on the best litigation strategy, in or out-of-court. With a scope of wide-ranging multidisciplinary services, the litigation group represents clients at federal, regional and state appellate courts throughout the country and the superior courts in Brasília. The firm also focuses on recovery of distressed assets setting up successful partnerships with clients.

CaselliNavarro’s arbitration group’s work involves mapping the dispute from the drafting of the agreement and inclusion of an arbitration clause up until the emergence of a conflict and development of the arbitration procedure. With two partners acting as arbitrators in the main Arbitration Chambers, the strategies are designed to be comprehensive and unique.

CaselliNavarro’s tax practice advises clients on litigation and tax advisory matters, designing structures that uphold extremely complicated fiscal issues. With extensive expertise in structured transactions, CaselliNavarro represents different market players, accumulating sound experience from a variety of transactions, including M&A, debt and corporate restructuring, capital market-related transactions and wealth management.

Corporate & M&A:
The corporate and M&A group advises clients on a wide range of services, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, structuring tailormade financing instruments, due diligence and the legal management of their businesses. Lawyers in the team have different and complementary skills based on the firm’s interdisciplinary work culture, guided by clients’ business vision.

Banking & Capital Markets:
With the capacity to structure intricate financial transactions, CaselliNavarro’s banking and capital markets group assists investment banks, issuers and borrowers. The team helps clients implement complex transactions involving the issuance of securities, the formation of investment funds, as well as the latter’s public offerings. The team is experienced in restructuring and debt recovery transactions and securitisation of receivables.

The firm’s contracts practice is fully equipped with professionals specialised in a wide range of areas, all of whom are well-versed in the multidisciplinary work approach to commercial, civil and real estate contracts of the most diverse nature. The team is particularly skilful when aligning all parties’ interests to carry out the business transaction with legal security.

Wealth Management, Family & Estate Planning:
Relying on deep knowledge of family law, tax, corporate and litigation, CaselliNavarro’s professionals examine family models, and present and future business goals to develop bespoke solutions. The firm has extensive experience in tax asset recovery in Brazil and abroad, counting on a very knowledgeable team of financial and business administration partners. CaselliNavarro deals with the most diverse family law issues, seeking preventive measures and solutions in or out-of-court.

Expropriation Proceedings:
CaselliNavarro has more than 60 years of experience in this specific area, working with specialised professionals to protect clients’ interests in expropriation lawsuits or in cases of easements, either in or outof- court.

CaselliNavarro’s labour practice structures variable remuneration programs, including bonus and award polices, negotiations of profit-sharing plans and implementation of stock-option policies. The firm assists clients in the hiring and dismissal of senior executives, voluntary dismissal programs, out-ofcourt settlements, drafting of benefit and conduct policies, judicial and administrative litigation matters, among others.

The firm’s compliance group is an interdisciplinary team composed of professionals from the labour, tax, banking, capital markets and corporate and M&A practices. CaselliNavarro assists clients in a variety of economic sectors, helping them to identify risks and implement prevention and control mechanisms. The firm’s work also encompasses advice to compliance departments on how they should deal with practical issues, as well as internal investigations and counselling on appropriate measures in case of alleged misconduct.

International Work:
CaselliNavarro provides full assistance to foreign companies in their enterprises in Brazil, as well as to Brazilian companies investing abroad.

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