Firm Profile

Thomaz Bastos, Waisberg, Kurzweil Advogados


LL 250 Elite

Partners: 10

Lawyers: 50

Locations: São Paulo

Analysis: This restructuring and insolvency boutique opened its doors in 2016 and has quickly established itself as a key player in this field. It previously guided Avianca Brasil on its high-profile bankruptcy battle and helped Usina de Açúcar Santa Terezinha, one of the world’s largest sugar exporters, through its US$1.1 billion judicial reorganisation in Brazil. The firm’s flagship practice group working on debt restructuring and insolvency is ably supported by other teams which handle complex litigation and arbitration cases as well as corporate and financial transactions. Several clients came forward to shower this firm with praise. One highlights that not only are its lawyers highly-qualified and very competent, but they also contribute to the academic debate surrounding judicial reorganisation in Brazil. Another points to the personalised service and the quality of the strategies suggested by the firm as an aspect in need of praise.

Featured work areas and key partners

Restructuring & insolvency: Joel Luís Thomaz Bastos, Ivo Waisberg, Bruno Kurzweil de Oliveira

Arbitration: Ivo Waisberg, Ricardo Pomeranc Matsumoto

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