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Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados


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Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados
Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados

Arbitration: Counselling and acting in arbitration proceedings in Brazil and abroad, rendering constant assistance throughout the whole proceeding – from its outset until final enforcement of the arbitral award. This includes participating as arbitrators, sponsoring clients in arbitral dispute arbitration, and acting as consultants and legal experts in the preparation of legal opinions.

Banking and finance: advising on and structuring financial transactions such as project finance and trade finance and in connection with complex and highly structured derivatives work. This includes representation of insurance companies, banks, fund managers, equity investors and others in a variety of derivative products such as commodities, currency, interest rate, debt and equity products, and fund-linked derivatives. 

Bankruptcy and restructuring: Representing on bankruptcy proceedings, in and out of court reorganisations, follow up of debts negotiation and acquisition of assets. Assistance on creation of plans, participation in general meetings of creditors and preparation, registration and formalisation of applicable instruments.

Clients: The firm’s clients include corporations with activities in different sectors of the economy (such as aviation, financial services, construction, pharmaceutical, energy, telecoms, oil and gas, technology, trade and others), commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, investment funds, international emerging and closely held companies and individuals.

Competition and antitrust: advising on competition matters and competition compliance, representation of clients on merger control, investigations by competition authorities, antitrust disputes.

Corporate and M&A: Counselling on corporate structuring and restructuring. Counselling and structuring M&A operation throughout the whole process of domestic and cross-border transactions. Advising on corporate governance and management liability. Supporting on private equity investments, asset purchases, LBOs, joint ventures, recapitalisations, privatisations, reverse mergers and spin-offs.

Litigation: legal representation of clients in litigation matters involving all aspects of disputes regarding business transactions and individual claims.

Real estate: Analysing the exploration of real estate assets and conducting contract audits (due diligence). Advising and consulting services on the structuring of real state securitisation, constitution and issuance of shares of investment fund, financing transactions for projects and analysis and creation of collateral rights. Representation of clients in lease renewal, revisions, possession, blockage of new construction, compulsory adjudication, adverse possession, as well as judicial or extrajudicial enforcement of collateral.

Tax: advisory services, planning of ideal models for the carrying out of projects in Brazil to reduce tax liability through corporate restructurings and contractual/operational adjustments and administrative and judicial litigation regarding tax matters.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.

São Paulo
Av Paulista 1079, 12º andar
01311-200, São Paulo, SP
Tel: +55 11 3372 1177
Rio de Janeiro
Rua da Quitanda 59 - 3º andar
20011-030, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Tel: +55 21 3380 7500
SIG QD 01, No. 495 – Ed Barão do Rio Branco Sala 212
70610-410, Brasília, DF
Tel: +55 61 3575 8901


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