Stocche Forbes is a full-service firm formed by attorneys with extensive experience advising Brazilian and foreign entities doing business in all economic sectors in Brazil. The firm’s teams are equipped to handle the most complex and sophisticated legal issues impacting their clients’ activities.
Stocche Forbes is structured to ensure the rendering of its services with intensive partner involvement, and with teams that offer the ideal combination of attorneys and expertise for each specific matter.
Stocche Forbes strives to form long-term strategic relationships with its clients, forged on the trust that the firm will provide services at the highest standards of efficiency, responsiveness, quality and ethics, proactively seeking to identify and understand the issues that are relevant to the clients’ business, and offering creative and practical solutions.
Central to the firm’s vision and values is a collaborative and open working environment which encourages the attraction, retention, motivation and development of attorneys.
Main areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: Our corporate team has extensive experience in all types of corporate transactions, including complex transactions involving the formation of joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. The group offers the expertise and capabilities acquired in some of the most important, challenging, innovative and complex transactions undertaken in recent years in Brazil.
Capital markets: We advise issuers and underwriters in equity offerings, debt offerings and other issuances of securities. Our practice covers domestic and cross-border transactions including issuances under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the SEC. Our practice also includes fund formation and securitisation transactions.
Banking and finance: We advise local or foreign financial institutions, credit agencies and borrowers in all forms of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, corporate loans, structured deals, trade finance, export pre-payments among others. We also assist financial institutions in all sorts of regulatory matters.
Project finance: We have a team dedicated to the structuring, development and financing of infrastructure, industrial and real estate projects. Our team has participated in project finance transactions involving structured financing, domestic transactions based on BNDES on-lending or guarantees, financings by other Brazilian agencies such as Fundo da Marinha Mercante, as well as local and foreign capital market deals (including project bonds), and funding through multilaterals, export credit agencies and other international lenders.
Real estate: Our real estate team handles all types of transactions and matters involving real estate law, and has been involved in many of the most complex and challenging projects undertaken in Brazil. The team assists clients in respect of acquisitions of both rural and urban properties.
Tax and tax litigation: Our tax team provides legal advice on all tax issues affecting businesses transactions in Brazil, at federal and local levels. Our tax department works in integration and closely with all our other practices, such as M&A, project finance, banking, capital markets and real estate. Our team also covers international taxation, transfer pricing, tax planning and tax litigation in all administrative and judicial courts.
Debt restructuring and bankruptcy: Our banking and bankruptcy teams have extensive experience in advising borrowers and lenders in complex debt restructurings, involving domestic as well as cross-border debt. We also represent creditors in all types of insolvency proceedings in the implementation of workout alternatives, including good company/bad company structures.
Dispute resolution and prevention: We have expert teams in all forms of dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings, and covering commercial, corporate, competition, banking, contractual, liability, environmental and regulatory aspects (such as aviation, telecoms and power).
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 4100 - 10º andar
04535-132 - São Paulo
Tel: +55 11 3755 5400
Fax: +55 11 3755 5401
Rio de Janeiro
Av. Almirante Barroso, 52 - 23º andar - Centro
20031-918 - Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 3974 1250
Fax: +55 21 3974 1297
SCS Quadra 09 - Bloco C - 10º andar
70308-200 - Brasília - DF
Tel +55 61 2196 7755