BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

Brazil

Renowned M&A powerhouse

Established: 1995 Partners: 59 Total lawyers: 262

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

Professional Notice

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão – began in 1995, when a group of professionals united by a shared vision of the Brazilian economy’s potential for growth and sophistication came together to create a new law firm. This shared vision still defines BMA: a law firm that uses its expertise in Brazilian law and thorough understanding of the Brazilian economy to help clients meet the demands of a globalised market.

Bankruptcy, business restructuring and insolvency: Providing legal support for restructurings and reorganisations, BMA addresses both short-term issues and longer-term structural planning. We help clients develop strategies for business revitalisation, redefine shareholder control, restructure and renegotiate debt, and reorganise business groups.

Competition: with extensive experience in obtaining approval for proposed business combinations from the Administrative Council for Economic Rights (CADE), BMA is also active in cartel suits.

Corporate ethics and compliance: BMA focuses on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislation, designing and implementing compliance programmes, and conducting due diligence and internal investigations.

Corporate/M&A: BMA’s expertise ranges from start-ups and small private acquisitions to cross-border acquisitions of foreign companies by Brazilian clients and the acquisition and sale of Brazilian companies by foreign clients.

Employment: BMA has extensive experience in representing individuals and companies in employment-related negotiations and litigation, including collective bargaining and labour disputes. We help clients design and implement employment contracts and employment-related benefits, such as benefit plans, profit-sharing plans and stock option plans.

Environmental: BMA seeks out practical solutions to environmental issues and secure interactions with environmental agencies, assisting clients in avoiding and overcoming obstacles to their business objectives, from the planning and legal due diligence stage to the management of environmental liabilities at the administrative and judicial levels.

Finance and capital markets: active in domestic and international financing transactions in general, debt restructuring, securitisation and project finance, BMA also advises Brazilian and foreign investors in currency exchange transactions and investments in the capital and financial markets.

Infrastructure and regulatory & government affairs: BMA represents clients in government contracting procedures, and assists them in structuring consortia, negotiating contracts, investment and shareholder agreements, and designing and implementing PPPs. We also advise companies in regulated markets in general.

Intellectual property: BMA offers a full IP practice, covering prosecution and advisory services in patent, industrial design, trademark, plant varieties, copyright and trade secret law, including licensing, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting and litigation.

International trade: BMA advises on market access matters in Brazil and abroad, and on customs requirements and compliance. We have extensive experience in trade remedies proceedings, international dispute settlements and international trade legislation, policy and negotiations.

Litigation and arbitration: BMA acts in civil and commercial litigation, often in cases that reach Brazil’s highest courts. We also offer experienced support both in international and domestic arbitration.

Real estate: BMA offers clients support in negotiating and drafting purchase, sale, construction and financing agreements, and in modelling the legal structure for residential, industrial and commercial real estate projects.

Sports and entertainment: BMA advises sports clubs and confederations, athletes, artists, companies and investors on a wide range of matters. Our focus is to offer creative legal solutions not only for clients who already participate in the industry, but also for those who wish to take advantage of the investment opportunities the sector offers.

Tax: BMA analyses and advises on the tax implications of acquisitions, corporate restructuring, financings, investments and other transactions. We also have an active tax litigation practice, defending our clients’ interests at the administrative level and before the courts.

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

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