At the heart of FreitasLeite Advogados lies an impressive transactional offering. In recent years, it has expanded its offering and now counts several non-transactional practices too. Despite this growth, the lawyers here attend to each case and transaction with the close attention to detail clients demand.
FreitasLeite’s corporate practice group is its main draw. Within that department, there is a wealth of banking and finance, M&A and capital markets experience and talent. Its tax and anti-corruption practice areas are well-reputed too.
This firm’s capital markets team fields a national capital markets group for domestic transactions and an international arm for foreign debt deals. The firm took advantage of the recent fintech boom in Brazil, creating a dedicated practice group that handles start-up funding rounds.
The executive committee consists of Cristiano da Cruz Leite, Humberto Isaac, Pedro Avvad and Raul Leite Filho, while a general director oversees the overall operations of the firm. Compensation for partners at the firm is based on merit, while its fees are affordable and attract a diverse clientele.
The firm has offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.