BMA Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
Brazil underwent dramatic structural changes from the 1990s to the early 2000s. National and international companies entered markets that had been state monopolies – energy and telecommunications are examples – and attracted foreign and local investors looking for good opportunities. BMA was forged in this decade of change, inspired by a mission to find innovative solutions that are legally viable and sustainable in an environment of rapid development, new regulatory frameworks and new business models in almost all sectors of the economy. Inspired to be a pioneering law firm, ready – and more than able – to take on the big projects and big problems that require sophisticated solutions. An active participant in the privatisations that took place in the 1990s, BMA had achieved a solid reputation and both national and international recognition even before it became one of the leading law firms in Brazil in the mid-2000s, when the Brazilian market experienced a wave of IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. BMA has been present in most of the major M&A transactions in Brazil over the past two decades, participating in the creation of corporate groups that do business around the world in sectors such as retail, food and beverages, logistics and transportation, telecommunications, petrochemicals, steel and metals, banking and finance, real estate and construction, technology and education. BMA has acquired an impressive stock of know-how in infrastructure projects, especially in the areas of ports, railroads, highways, oil and gas, energy and telecommunications. The firm also had a major part to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, negotiating the contracts that gave Brazil the right to host the event and acting as legal counsel to the local organising committee. The exceptionally qualified professionals at BMA, with their experience in both the private and the public sectors, know that a thorough understanding of our clients’ business objectives is essential. BMA works to achieve creative, effective solutions by integrating its specialist teams to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to legal problems.
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