Firm Profile

Stocche Forbes

Brazil

Ambitious ascendant with cross-practice power

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2012

Partners: 35

Lawyers: 214

Work areas

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

A relatively new player in this competitive market, Stocche Forbes celebrates its 10th birthday in 2022 and has been on a path to success. Its trajectory proves that competitive growth, industry expertise and talented lawyers can lead to becoming a top-tier full-service firm.

Stocche Forbes snaps up some of Brazil’s most important and relevant corporate work on offer. It remains busy advising companies in the country’s active oil and gas sector, where Petrobras’ widespread divestment programme opened the energy industry to private sector investment. Stocche Forbes operates one of the most skilled capital markets groups in the country too, and the firm is regularly visible on big-ticket and market-leading transactions. As IPOs skyrocketed in recent years, the firm was well-equipped to keep up with the trend and steered several initial public offerings on Brazil’s B3 stock exchange, acting both on the side of the underwriters and the issuers.

This group does not shy away from pioneering legal work, and its activity in Brazil’s growing renewables and infrastructure sectors serves as evidence. The firm’s non-transactional advice in tax and litigation adds to its formidable reputation as a full-service outfit.

Stocche Forbes fields a fast-growing and impressive team of practitioners, who feature in a vast amount of transactions. As the Brazilian economy bounced back after the covid-19 pandemic, the firm demonstrated its commitment to growth and promoted four lawyers to partners within its compliance, tax, litigation and M&A departments. These promotions reflect the firm’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent.

The firm actively returned to lateral hiring in 2021 and snapped up some impressive names across several practice areas, including M&A and tax. While partners may come and go, the young firm has shown that it is highly skilled at handling sophisticated legal work with enviable ease. Lawyers benefit from Stocche Forbes’ generous lockstep compensation package, which establishes a sense of accountability for the firm’s success within its legal team.

Clients are left satisfied after working with Stocche Forbes and line up to praise the lawyers. One happy client commended the firm’s “hands-on approach and business-orientated team.” Clients also recognise the lawyers’ competence and technical knowledge.

Offices

The firm is based in São Paulo and has growing offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. It opened in Belo Horizonte in 2021.

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