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Brazil: Corporate Governance 2016

Fifteen outstanding practitioners in Brazil receive recognition in our research. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Modesto Carvalhosa Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados, São Paulo
Nelson Eizirik Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich BMA – Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão, Rio de Janeiro

BMA – Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão garners an impressive triple listing in this chapter. The “brilliant” Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich has “unrivalled experience” of handling a wide variety of corporate matters. As one of the founding partners of the firm, he has been involved in several major national and international mandates as well as providing strategic advice in hostile takeovers and conflict situations. Clients particularly praise his “willingness to always go the extra mile” for them. Alongside him, Paulo Cezar Aragão possesses “great flair” and “a sharp intellect”, with clients coming from a variety of sectors including the pharmaceuticals, mining and energy sectors. Luiz Antonio de Sampaio Campos is also highlighted as a key player.

Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados achieves a double listing in this chapter. Modesto Carvalhosa possesses a “sterling reputation” for his corporate governance practice. Clients say he is a “definite inclusion on the list”, especially for his ability to pay “close attention to the detail without losing sight of the bigger picture”. Alongside him, Nelson Eizirik is a “standout professional”. His practice includes advising major domestic and international clients, who praise him for his “business-minded approach” to their problems and “wide-ranging expertise”.

From Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro is a “top choice” in the market. His practice incorporates a range of corporate governance issues for corporations and shareholders. He is particularly praised for offering “first-class advice and a high standard of client care”. Sergio Spinelli Silva joins him and receives recognition in our research for his outstanding corporate governance advice.

Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados is home to Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Filho, who over 30 years of experience has acquired “considerably broad experience". Clients say they “cannot recommend him highly enough” for his “sophisticated solutions” to their most complex problems.

Fabio Yamada from Proskauer Rose is known to be “a tremendously able practitioner”. He has “deep knowledge and insight” of the indigenous cultural, legal and economic landscape across Latin America, and thus is “especially valuable when handling cross-border issues”. 

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