Tauil & Chequer Advogados is a full-service law firm, offering clients in-depth local knowledge combined with global reach. The firm has more than 160 lawyers in Brazil, representing local and international businesses in their domestic and cross-border activities. The firm offers clients the full range of legal services and have a particularly strong and long-standing presence in the energy, oil and gas and infrastructure industries.
Main practice areas
Antitrust, competition and global trade: The firm represents clients on mergers, cartel investigations, distribution, IP and antitrust, unfair competition issues, antitrust and regulation in regulated sectors, alleged abusive conduct by dominant firms in Brazil, civil litigation related to antitrust and economic law and antitrust and anti-corruption issues. Regarding global trade, we advise clients seeking to optimise their global supply channels, making the best use of export processing zones, tax incentives, duty drawback and other special regimes, bilateral and multilateral agreements on trade preferences and other preferential trade regimes.
Banking and finance: The firm advises banks and other financial institutions, companies and governments on domestic and international bank financing transactions across every industry, commercial, financial and governmental sector.
Bankruptcy and restructuring: The firm assists financial institutions, investors and companies with a combination of litigation strategy and transactional solutions, covering bankruptcy proceedings, debt restructuring/workouts and credit recovery.
Capital markets: The firm acts on equity and debt offerings, tender offerings, private capital increases, structured offerings, renegotiation of debts, financing, corporate governance, representation on administrative procedures with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), securitisation and the formation of funds in Brazil.
Corporate, M&A and private equity: The firm works on domestic and cross-border M&As and private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring involving complex structures. Also, it helps companies and shareholders in corporate issues, including regulatory rules applicable to publicly held companies, which are also regulated by CVM and BM&FBOVESPA.
Employment and benefits: The firm assists companies with employment-related litigation and guides them on the correct application of labour and employment legislation as well as on individual and collective labour rights in negotiations with union of employees.
Energy – oil and gas: The firm has a long-standing presence and particular reputation in the infrastructure oil and gas markets. In the late 1990s, T&C was responsible for crafting the Petroleum Law, the Brazilian Concession Agreement model form and the Government Take Decree. The firm has developed an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by the industry, from upstream to downstream.
Environment: The firm provides a wide range of services to domestic and international companies, such as dispute resolution, compliance, consulting on environmental issues, negotiation with public entities and stakeholders, environmental permitting analysis of environmental studies, environmental audits and assessment of potential environmental risks and liabilities.
Litigation and arbitration: The firm represents the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration cases and is familiar with arbitration in accordance with the rules of all major associations and traditional litigation in court.
Real estate: We advise some of the largest players in the market in connection with real estate transactions as a whole, from raising funds and structuring direct or indirect investments for real estate purposes to implementing the envisaged real estate development. We have a strong expertise on real estate, finance, M&A in the real estate market, and traditional core real estate transactions.
Tax: The tax area has a strong presence in M&A, capital markets and tax litigation and provides clients comprehensive tax consulting and tax planning advice, in addition to representation in administrative and legal proceedings. Besides, the firm is also highly recognised in the oil and gas industry, and has significant expertise in areas such as telecommunications, infrastructure and consumer products.
Other areas of expertise: Intellectual property, international trade, compliance, anti-corruption and FCPA, project finance, insurance and reinsurance.
Other industries of expertise: Infrastructure, mining, power, among others.Rio de Janeiro | São Paulo | Brasilia | Vitóriawww.tauilchequer.com.brwww.mayerbrown.com