Brazil: Agribusiness 2017

In this chapter, we highlight nine leading lawyers known for their expertise advising clients active in the Brazilian agribusiness sector. The featured practitioners advise on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including transactional advice, investment fund formation, contract drafting and litigation.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Domicio dos Santos Neto Santos Neto Advogados, São Paulo

DEMAREST ADVOGADOS’ practice encompasses the full range of issues relating to agribusiness and is a top choice for financial transactions, capital markets and securities offerings. The firm sees two practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Practice head Renato Buranello is a prominent figure in the market known for his extensive experience handling significant transactional issues.
Lucas Tavares is a well-established practitioner with an enviable list of clients including multinationals, TIRs and inter-dealer brokers.

At SANTOS NETO ADVOGADOS, Domicio dos Santos Neto stands out in our research as the country’s premier practitioner in the agribusiness sector. He particularly impresses clients with his “deep knowledge of complex legal frameworks” as well as his “dynamism and practicality”.

At RAMOS E ZUANON ADVOGADOS, “dealmaker” Christian de Lima Ramos is a top name in the Brazilian market, particularly when it comes to M&A and tax issues.

Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco of MURIEL MEDICI FRANCO ADVOGADOS is a seasoned practitioner with over 15 years of experience advising multinationals in the agribusiness sector on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Juliano Lazzarini Moretti at LAZZARINI MORETTI ADVOGADOS is identified as a widely recognised name in the Brazilian agribusiness sector. He advises both domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions and is particularly strong when handling real estate-related matters.

TRENCH ROSSI E WATANABE – ADVOGADOSAlvaro Schmidt Gallo Neto is highlighted for his considerable experience advising corporates on significant M&A transactions and related agreements. His broad range of agribusiness clients includes pulp and paper processing companies, forestry clients and sugar cane mills.

At PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS, Tiago Lessa comes highly recommended for his expertise handling capital markets transactions for a number of domestic and international clients.

PASSOS E STICCA ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS’ founding partner André Passos focuses his impressive practice on tax advisory and litigation for many of the leading players in the agribusiness sector.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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