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Brazil: Agribusiness 2016

Nine names stand out for their work in Brazil’s agribusiness sector. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Renato Buranello Demarest Advogados, São Paulo
Domicio dos Santos Neto Santos Neto Advogados, São Paulo

Demarest Advogados garners two recommendations in this chapter. Renato Buranello is a high-ranking name in our research and has represented numerous companies on debt and trade financing and securitisation aspects of agribusiness. He is described as a “leading light” who “really understands the market in Brazil”. Lucas Tavares is praised for his “technical skill” and his ability to “break down complex problems and provide workable solutions”.

Domicio dos Santos Neto of Santos Neto Advogados is also a top name in our research and has a depth of experience in structured financial transactions relating to agricultural commodities. His “dynamism” and “keen sense of clients’ goals” makes him highly sought after.

 At Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados, Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco provides “expertise in the entire agribusiness chain”. Clients describe her as having “an encyclopaedic knowledge” of the field.

 Juliano Lazzarini Moretti, founding partner of Lazzarini Moretti Advogados, is recommended as a “key figure” in the sphere of agribusiness and soft commodities. He is “determined” and is “a reassuring presence for clients”.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ Tiago Lessa offers “an international outlook” and “always gives well-considered advice”.

Christian de Lima Ramos of Ramos e Zuanon Advogados is “renowned” for his work in trade finance, having been involved in numerous transactions and negotiations across Brazil.

At Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados, André Passos is “extremely knowledgeable” about the Brazilian agribusiness market and clients say he “has a great manner”.

Alvaro Schmidt Gallo Neto at Trench Rossi e Watanabe Advogados is “a superb practitioner” who is noted for his “meticulous and well-researched approach”.

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