Firm Profile

FreitasLeite Advogados

Brazil

Financial strength and corporate drive

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1996

Partners: 12

Lawyers: 49

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

FreitasLeite Advogados fields a robust transactional offering. It has expanded its services, now counting several non-transactional practices too. Despite this growth, the lawyers here attend to each case and transaction with the close attention to detail that clients demand.

The corporate practice group remains the main attraction. 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 stocked too.

The firm’s capital markets team lies within its transactional offering and handles domestic transactions and an international arm for foreign debt matters. The outfit has taken 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 – thanks to its compact structure – remain affordable and attract a diverse clientele.

Offices

The firm has offices in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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