Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados is a benchmark firm in terms of business law, and stands out because of its participation and legal assistance in several of the most significant transactions in domestic and international markets.
Founded in 1959, the firm is recognised for the development of pioneer and innovative solutions, exercising a customised legal practice that combines knowledge, experience and creativity. Our firm has a presence in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.
Taxation is one of our most important practices. Our founding partners have contributed to the creation of the Brazilian taxation system and we have often represented clients in cases that have set legal precedents in tax matters. By working in synergy with the other areas, our tax group’s expertise entitles us to conduct in-depth analysis of M&A, corporate restructuring transactions, investments and business models.
In the areas of corporate law and capital markets, we provide legal assistance in sales, M&A and incorporation of companies, as well as corporate reorganisation involving Brazilian and foreign companies in all major business sectors. We also advise clients on securities transactions and antitrust work relating to M&A transactions.
In the area of project finance, we offer legal advice in credit transactions.
Representation of clients in public bidding procedures and counselling on matters related to the regulation of markets and services is all undertaken in the area of administrative law.
In the electric energy field, counselling on regulatory corporate, contractual and tax issues; legal representation in regulatory and administrative and court proceedings; legal due diligence in companies; implementation of infrastructure projects.
We provide legal assistance in tax, contractual and regulatory matters in connection with projects in oil and gas matters.
Regarding real estate, the firm provides advice to companies and investors for the implementation of real estate ventures and transactions, issuance of legal opinions and related administrative and judicial litigation.
With respect to environmental law, we conduct legal due diligence, advise on regulatory matters and proceedings for obtaining licences, permits and authorisations, as well as representation in court.
In the private client area, we provide tax and estate planning in connection with succession, pre-immigration and expatriation. We advise families and family offices on the structuring and management of their investments and in the acquisition and structuring of assets.
In the entertainment and sports areas, the legal representation of athletes, sports clubs and artists, and assistance to companies interested in sponsoring and developing projects.
In arbitration, drafting and negotiating clauses and terms; legal representation before Brazilian and foreign arbitration courts; assistance in dispute resolution proceedings; ratification of foreign arbitration awards before the High Court of Justice, and enforcement of arbitration awards.
The firm has a strong, active and dynamic venture capital practice, providing legal assistance to founders, companies, private equity and venture capital funds in structuring and investing in start-ups.
Finally, with regard to aviation, our practice focuses on structuring and executing transactions for the acquisition, incorporation, leasing, purchase and sale of aircraft and air charter companies, as well as on related financing needs.