Lefosse Advogados offers legal advice in a large range of practices such as corporate and M&A; capital markets; contracts; tax; banking and finance; projects and infrastructure; restructuring and insolvency; litigation and arbitration; competition and antitrust; employment; environment; real estate; greenfield projects; and public and administrative law.
The firm offers a deep understanding of the Brazilian legal and business practices and a seamless service characterised by responsive and committed teams with a strong involvement of their senior members. Moreover, Lefosse believes that nothing is more important to its clients than legal advice that meets the precise commercial objectives of their businesses. Therefore, the firm's team has developed an extensive practice to serve a wide range of clients such as large corporations, financial institutions, government entities, international investors and multinational organisations on their most complex legal issues with clarity, objectivity, creativity, business sense and speed.
Main practice areas
Banking and finance: Acts for arranging banks and lenders, as well as credit enhancers and borrowers, in a wide range of industrial and financial sectors.
Capital markets: The firm works extensively on international and domestic capital markets transactions, focusing particularly on debt and equity, derivatives and structured products, and securitisation and structured finance. Their capital markets practice encompasses the whole range of capital-markets activity, including IPOs and rights offerings, convertible and exchangeable bonds, MTN programs and DIPs, high-yield offerings, structured products and derivatives.
Competition and Regulation: Advice on cross-border and domestic mergers, investigations of anti-competitive practices, due diligences and compliance programmes. They also have experience in handling disputes in economic, competition and consumer protection areas before the judicial courts.
Corporate and M&A: The practice has a highly qualified team with expertise in M&A, reorganisations, private equity, business organisation, corporate and commercial law and venture capital.
Employment: The firm’s employment practice has a pragmatic approach and technical expertise to advise their clients on a worldwide basis in corporate and M&A transactions, international transfer of employees and employee incentives.
Environment: The team is recognised for its ability to combine rigorous legal analysis with a pragmatic and commercial approach. They advise on a wide variety of environmental work, such as legal due diligence, environment litigation, environment advice, ethical investment, climate change and renewables.
Litigation and arbitration: Expertise in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, banking litigation, collection/enforcement, commercial litigation, due diligence, environmental/energy litigation, product liability litigation, regulatory investigations and restructuring and insolvency litigation.
Projects and infrastructure: The team advises financial institutions, government entities, multilateral agencies, suppliers, infrastructure builders and foreign investors, allowing clients to consciously develop their projects in all infrastructure segments, such as generation, transmission and distribution of electric power, water and sewage, roads and motorways and port terminal, private and public.
Wealth Planning: We offer our clients an exclusive estate reorganization plan, with multidisciplinary involvement of areas relevant as family/succession, tax, corporate and real estate. Add to this our profound experience in dealing with sensitive issues that require lawyer’s personal zeal and a humane approach that go beyond legal knowledge.
Real estate: The firm has been involved in transactions regarding direct investment, corporate structures, real estate development, sale and lease back transactions, negotiations for the acquisition of large amounts of land. Also providing support in connection with investment funds, bond offerings, securitisation evolving real estates, and due diligences in support of corporate and capital markets transactions that feature real estate assets.
Restructuring and insolvency: The firm acts for creditors, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers in relation to debt rescheduling; debt and equity restructuring; planning, initiation and conducting of judicial and extrajudicial restructuring and insolvency proceedings; undertaking of asset and debt recovery and investigation; banking litigation; derivatives and structured products; incorporation of non-standardised credit rights investment funds (FIDC-NP).
Tax: The firm gives advice on all aspects of direct and indirect taxation, in particular on tax aspects in connection with M&A, the formation of joint ventures, capital market and cross-border transactions. Their expertise includes value-added tax issues, international taxation, transfer pricing, customs and double taxation, tax planning and tax litigation.