Analysis: Founded in 2005, this firm has spent the years since its launch steadily building a local clientele in the state of Ceará. Fortaleza-headquartered business conglomerate Edson Queiroz Group is a previous client and relied on this firm for its acquisition of Nestle’s water operation in Brazil and the US$678 million purchase of Liquigás, an LPG subsidiary of Petrobras. The firm covers M&A deals, tax and environmental matters and litigation and restructuring. The firm have also guided dairy producer Betânia Lácteos through its US$12 million issuance of debentures. More recently, the team helped two Ceará-based medical groups sell their operations to Brazilian hospital company Kora Saúde in two separate transactions. Clients are impressed with the team’s agility.
Featured work areas and key partners
Corporate and M&A: Laerte Castro Alves
Environment: Ted Pontes
Tax: Alexandre Linhares, Gustavo Bevilaqua