Senior Partners: João Claudio De Luca Junior, Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson, Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff, Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo, Flavia Marcílio Barbosa
Number of partners: 10
Number of other lawyers: 42
Antitrust: João Claudio De Luca Junior
Aviation: Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson
Civil & Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: Fernando Lobo
Corporate: Guilherme Filardi
Mergers & Acquisitions: João Claudio De Luca Junior
Environmental: Flavia Marcilio Barbosa
Insurance: Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo
Labour & Social Security: Leila Alves
Public Law & Infrastructure: Flavia Marcilio Barbosa
Real Estate: Luanda Backheuser
Reorganisation & Bankruptcy: Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo
Tax Litigation: Sabine Schuttoff
Tax Planning: Claudia Derenusson Riedel
DDSA innovated in client service by providing a global, multidisciplinary model of client management, involving all of the areas required to solve the demands, with deep knowledge of the client’s business and market. DDSA core values include quality, professionalism, and ethics, as the firm always strives to offer individualised and customised service according to each client’s profile. In addition, the client has direct access to the partner of the area responsible for its service at any time, in a show of respect and deference to the client regarding the progress of the case, be it a negotiation, an inquiry, or a litigation. This is the differential offered by DDSA. A law firm which grows in number of professionals, practice areas, and clients by providing global and comprehensive service in traditional and in innovative areas of law and which is recognised by the most important international and national directories.
Areas of Practice:
Civil & Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: 12%
Corporate, M&A & Contracts: 27%
Environmental Law: 7%
Labour & Social Security: 3%
Public Law & Infrastructure: 4%
Real Estate: 3%
Reorganisation & Bankruptcy: 7%
Main Areas of Practice:
The team is able to deal with the representation of clients before Brazilian’s antitrust authority (CADE) and other regulatory agencies and in every administrative procedure which involves anticompetitive acts in corporate transactions.
The firm is well recognised for its expertise in advice on aircraft transactions as sale, financing and leasing, registration, repossession and mortgage foreclosure, air transportation regulation, airport infrastructure, as well as tax and labour aviation matters.
The firm is able to deal with securisation of receivables, structured finance for collaterals, derivative, financial restructuring, project finance, financiing for M&A, real estate funds, financing of aircraft and vehicles in general, exchange laws and regulation.
Civil & Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:
The department is well known for its expertise in all judicial and administrative procedures before all courts and in arbitration chambers.
Corporate, M&A & Contracts:
The corporate team is highly recommended for its expertise in reorganisation and restructuring, M&A, MBO´s and take-overs, due diligences and shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, business contracts, foreign investments, initial public offerings, commissions, regulations, conversion of debts in assets, funds repatriation, risk capital/ private assets, corporate governance and securities.
The firm is recognised for an indepth knowledge in environment licensing, legal assistance to management system, certification processes, due diligence and evaluation of environmental risks in general.
The firm is recognised globally by its excellent service in insurance, reinsurance and right of recourse. Negotiation, litigation and arbitration, which can arise from insurance contracts and assistance in loss adjustment.
Labour & Social Security:
The labour team is very well known for its ability to deal with litigation, assistance, prevention and in management and elimination of labour contingencies, policies on compensation and human resources, collective rights and relationship with unions and in due diligences.
Public Law & Infrastructure:
DDSA team is able to advice on government procurement and competitive bidding, concession of public utility services, public works and is prepared to deal with public-private partnership demands and administrative litigation. The firm’s infrastructure team provides legal assistance in the development of projects in corporate aspects, assistance in public procurement procedures and public-private partnerships and the guidance for solutions of legal demands with regulatory agencies.
The team was recommended for advising the major restructuring operations in the country.
Reorganisation & Bankruptcy:
The firm is known for its experience in the representation of creditors, reorganisation strategies and bankruptcy trustee.
The team is very well recognised by national and international clients for providing planning and tax litigation, treaties to avoid double taxation and the rules of international tax laws.
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