Professional Notice

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados


Cescon Barrieu is one of Brazil’s leading law firms. The lawyers stand out for their strong commitment to the representation of the clients’ interests and for their work in highly sophisticated, ground-breaking matters. The goal is to be the clients’ law firm of choice for their most complex legal matters and most strategic transactions and disputes.

Main areas of practice

Antitrust: The firm combines broad experience in strategic corporate transactions with complex cartel investigations to form one of Brazil’s leading antitrust practice groups.

Banking and finance: The firm advises clients in the roles of lenders, borrowers, trustees, rating agencies in connection with syndicated bank facilities, structured financing, DIP financing and derivatives.

Bankruptcy and restructuring: The bankruptcy and restructuring practice is recognised for its broad experience in representing several players in connection with restructurings and distressed situations.

Capital markets and investment funds: The team represents financial institutions, public and private corporations, hedge funds, asset managers in connection with domestic and cross-border securities transactions. The vast experience with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) provides the firm insight into regulatory aspects of registered offers.

Compliance, white-collar and investigations: Our team has experience in assisting clients in a wide range of matters, anticipating risks that may be critical to clients’ businesses.

Corporate law and governance: The team advises a relevant amount of publicly held and privately held companies in matters of compliance with corporate and capital markets legislation and regulation.

Government relations: The lawyers work closely with other practice areas in order to provide the highest standard on legal advice along with the significant experience in the sector. The objective is to interpret to the clients the main legislative issues and public policies and their respective impact over the economy.

Infrastructure and project finance: The firm team has advised on ground-breaking transactions, such as the first greenfield limited recourse, the first non-recourse oil production based project finance, the first cross-border project bond and the first cross-border oil royalty-backed bonds.

Labour: The clients come to its labour law department for complex labour law issues rather than their day-to-day labour claims.

Litigation and arbitration: The team is retained by clients from all industries for their critical litigation cases, using mediation and other ADR methods to obtain the best results and reduce litigation costs. Our lawyers are recognised for their strategic approach as well as their capacity to simplify complex matters.

Mergers and acquisitions: The M&A practice is recognised as Brazil’s leading by any measure. The firm brings sophisticated advice to the most challenging transactions including private and public acquisitions, mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, divestitures, leveraged buyouts and private equity.

Real estate: The firm advises myriad clients in some of the most complex and innovative real estate transactions including land acquisitions, development, financing, joint ventures and restructurings.

Tax: The team of experienced lawyers advises on a broad range of domestic and international tax matters. In financings, acquisitions, mergers, investment funds and international trade.

Technology and intellectual property: The practice encompasses advising clients in connection with IP joint ventures, venture capital, private equity and IT outsourcing. 
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