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Brazil: Forestry Investment 2016

In our first published findings into the forestry investment market, we recognise 10 leading lawyers who advise on corporate, commercial and finance transactions in the industry.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Aldo De Cresci Gasparini de Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados, São Paulo
Rossana Fernandes Duarte Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados earns two listings in this chapter. Gilberto Deon Corrêa Jr is an “astute practitioner” whose “quick thinking” ensure he is a “top choice” among clients. The “brilliant” Rafaela Chemale Kern has vast experience in commercial and corporate matters in forestry investment and is considered a “great asset” due to her “bespoke and high-quality service”.

Two names stand out at TozziniFreire Advogados. Paulo Augusto Furtado Mendonca has extensive experience advising on forestry finance. His clients describe him as a “great negotiator” with “a problem-solving approach”. Vladimir Miranda Abreu receives praise for his “analytical mind” and noted as being is “very accomplished” when it comes to structuring transactions.

At Demarest Advogados, Adriana Khalil Daiuto heads the real estate practice group at the firm and has been involved in a vast number of rural transactions including land parceling and timberland investment. Lucas Tavares has “a great brain for complex transactions” and “a very good experience of the industry” according to sources. His major clients include private timberland investment firm Resource Management Service.

Aldo De Cresci at Gasparini de Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados is an “incredibly bright” lawyer who specialises in forestry investment. He is widely seen as “a thought leader” in this area.

At Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Rossana Fernandes Duarte is a “first-rate adviser”, who offers “highly responsive and business minded counsel” on forestry transactions in Brazil.

De Luca Derenusson Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados’ Flavia Bailoni Marcilio Barbosa has extensive experience of forestry investment  real estate transactions. Sources praise her “astute mind” and “ability to bring complex negotiations to a close”.

PMKA Advogados is represented by Luis Peyser, who is recommended for his “international mindset” and “ability to see the bigger picture without losing sight of the details”. American Forest Management is among his key clients.

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