Graça Couto provides legal services in corporate/M&A, environmental, litigation/arbitration real estate/urban law and tax law in both advisory and dispute resolution matters. Its clients include leading companies in the domestic market and multinationals with business interests in Brazil. The firm’s lawyers have long-standing experience in their areas of practice and their ability to identify and anticipate the opportunities and restrictions inherent to the Brazilian market allows them to provide expert counsel in a wide range of sectors.
The firm and individual lawyers are consistently recognised by renowned editorials and rankings both in Brazil and abroad, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Análise 500, a testimony of its successful track record in handling complex and high-profile cases.
GCA’s corporate/M&A department advises on the full range of corporate and commercial law, with particular focus in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and corporate litigation. Industries include the energy, construction, retail, mining and pharmaceutical sectors, representing foreign and domestic clients in domestic and cross-border matters.
GCA’s environmental department is widely respected for its advisory and litigation practices, having led two of the most important lawsuits in Brazil –the Brumadinho and Mariana cases. The department also has a leading practice advising on administrative proceedings before public authorities, licensing proceedings, risk assessment, water use right permits in the mining, oil and gas, energy and real estate sectors, among others.
GCA’s litigation and arbitration department advises some of the most important players in the Brazilian market in complex dispute resolution matters, representing its clients in IT, EPC and mining agreements, disputes with the public administration, corporate matters, non-compete issues, debt recovery proceedings and public civil actions in connection with the O&G, energy and mining industries.
GCA’s real estate and urban law department assists in structuring complex real estate projects, including project development and land parcelling, purchase of rural property, licensing, land regulation intermediating with regulating agencies, and urban planning. GCA also advises on public civil lawsuits in the sector.
GCA’s tax department provides comprehensive tax advice in a wide range of matters, from routine tax issues to complex domestic and international transactions. These include domestic tax law structure, strategic and practical advice to businesses and private clients in direct and indirect taxation, business transactions, corporate reorganisations, foreign investments, customs duties and regulations, real estate transactions and wealth planning. The department also has a strong tax litigation practice.Praça Santos Dumont, 70, 1º andar
Gávea, Rio de Janeiro
BrazilAvenida Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 360
Tel: +21 3993 2880 / 11 4550 7940