E.Munhoz Advogados’ success rests on the talent and expertise of its lawyers. This insolvency and litigation boutique firm was established in 2015 amid the biggest recession ever recorded in Brazil. It has since helped multiple Brazilian household names come out the other side of complex restructurings. Unsurprisingly, the firm remained busy during the covid-19 pandemic as many clients sought to reorganise and restructure.
Widely regarded as one of the leading bankruptcy lawyers of his generation, Eduardo Secchi Munhoz is the driving force behind the firm. He set up this small, agile firm, which has the freedom to act fast and immerse itself in the most complex and high-profile bankruptcy cases in the market – of which there are plenty. The firm’s modest headcount means that E.Munhoz Advogados only bids for complex work with the greatest profit margins or highest profile.
E.Munhoz Advogados has worked on some of the country’s most groundbreaking cases; for example, it advised Odebrecht in the largest judicial restructuring proceeding ever filed before a Brazilian court. The complexity of the negotiations, conducted during the pandemic, and the remarkably fast turnaround – for Brazilian proceedings – between the filing and approval of the restructuring is a testament to the firm’s strength in the area.