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Brazil: Forestry Investment 2017

In this chapter we identify 11 leading players in Brazil’s forestry investment market. The featured lawyers advise on corporate, commercial and finance transactions in the industry.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Aldo De Cresci Gasparini de Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados, São Paulo
2. Rafaela Chemale Kern Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados, Porto Alegre

GASPARINI DE CRESCI E NOGUEIRA DE LIMA ADVOGADOS’ dominant practice boasts a deep bench of talent and a formidable reputation in the forestry investment space. The firm is one of four firms that see two practitioners listed.
Aldo De Cresci stands out as the principal practitioner in the Brazilian forestry investment market. Interviewees describe him as “a prominent name” who is “heavily involved in the wording and writing of recent government policy”.
The “excellent” Marcus Phelipe Barbosa De Souza is a corporate specialist recognised for his extensive experience advising clients on timberland investment issues.

SOUTO CORREA CESA LUMMERTZ & AMARAL ADVOGADOS is home to two leading practitioners.
Rafaela Chemale Kern is a client favourite with a strong profile in the sector. According to one source, “She is responsive, organised and possesses the flexibility to deal with the changes in Brazilian regulations and client demands.”
Gilberto Deon Corrêa is recognised for his work advising prominent timberland investors on corporate, transactional and regulatory issues in Brazil.

TOZZINIFREIRE ADVOGADOS also enjoys a wonderful reputation in the Brazilian market thanks to the breadth of talent on offer at the firm. In this chapter, two lawyers are singled out for inclusion.
Practice head Vladimir Miranda Abreu comes highly recommended by market commentators thanks to his wealth of experience and “considered approach”.
Paulo Augusto Furtado Mendonça’s impressive practice sees him advise clients on transactional and contentious issues relating to forestry investments.

DEMAREST ADVOGADOS is the final firm to garner two entries in this section. The firm’s forestry investment expertise incorporates specialists in real estate transactions, corporate matters, fund and regulatory experience.
Real estate practice head Adriana Khalil Daiuto is a well-known name in the market thanks to her significant experience handling forestry-related real estate transactions on behalf of domestic and foreign investors.
Lucas Tavares is a widely recognised practitioner in the space and regularly advises longstanding international timberland investment firm Resource Management Service on significant investment opportunities in Brazil.

At MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS, Rossana Fernandes Duarte is a prominent name with a highly rated real estate practice encompassing forestry investment and transactions involving rural land.

Flavia Bailoni Marcilio Barbosa of DE LUCA DERENUSSON SCHUTTOFF E AZEVEDO ADVOGADOS is a widely respected lawyer with considerable experience handling significant deals.

At PMKA ADVOGADOS, Luis Peyser is a visible presence in the market and boasts extensive experience advising asset managers, financial institutions and TIMOs on a range of capital raising and transactional matters. As one source notes, “Clients love him.” 

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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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