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Brazil: Restructuring & Insolvency 2016

We highlight 12 practitioners in our research for their top-tier work advising on corporate and financial restructurings, and insolvency proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Júlio Kahan Mandel Mandel Advocacia
Lionel Zaclis Azevedo Sette Advogados SC
Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is home to one of the country’s top restructuring lawyers, Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva. He is recommended “without a second thought” by clients for his “first-rate practice”, which includes advising parties in corporate restructurings, debt rehabilitation schemes and bankruptcy proceedings. Alongside him, Giuliano Colombo is also recognised by our research for the quality of his work, which has earned him a reputation among peers as a “consummate professional”. He advises on the full range of insolvency and restructuring matters, including acting for creditors, financiers, debtors and investment funds concerned with distressed and insolvent companies.

From Mandel Advocacia, “the fantastic” Júlio Kahan Mandel specialises in bankruptcy law and stands out in our research for his “excellent client manner”. He is considered “a thought leader” in the country for his contribution to bankruptcy law.

Lionel Zaclis at Azevedo Sette Advogados SC has an “exemplary reputation in the market”. He has a long track record of excellence advising clients on some of their most complex insolvency issues; respondents add that he is “commercially astute and very knowledgeable”.

Eduardo Secchi Munhoz from E Munhoz Advogados is an “internationally recognised leader of the field”. As the founding partner of the firm he has over 20 years of experience in handling some of the largest restructuring cases in Brazil. Clients describe him as “extremely responsive, hardworking and practical”.

Stocche Forbes Advogados is home to Domingos Fernando Refinetti who is known for “providing unique insight into difficult legal matters”. He specialises in bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation and is “a favourite among clients” for his “commitment and enthusiasm”.

Laura Mendes Bumachar from Soares Bumachar Chagas e Barros Advogados is “one of the top names in the market”.  She is known for his broad experience counselling clients on bankruptcy procedures and the recovery of companies; she is a “thoroughly impressive practitioner inspires confidence in clients”.

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