In this chapter we recognise 34 of Brazil’s leading corporate governance lawyers for their superb work advising clients on an array of corporate issues, including M&A transactions, divestitures and acquisitions along with day-to-day regulatory compliance matters.
Most highly regarded
BMA sees three lawyers recognised here.
Founding partner Paulo Cezar Aragão stands out for his corporate law expertise and is highly sought-after in the energy and mining sectors.
Luiz Antonio de Sampaio Campos is singled out as a leading lawyer for capital markets transactions, divestitures of companies and large-scale acquisitions.
Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich is an exceptional corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on high-value, complex M&A transactions and day-to-day governance issues.
Demarest Advogados also sees three practitioners nominated.
José Setti Diaz draws widespread praise as a “market-leading corporate specialist” who regularly advises on company negotiations, share-listings and sales.
Altamiro Boscoli earns acclaim for his longstanding corporate practice and “superb reputation for mergers and acquisitions in Brazil”.
Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha is celebrated as a go-to name for multinational companies seeking advice on corporate governance issues and M&A proceedings.
Veirano Advogados achieves three listings in this chapter.
Ricardo Veirano is noted for his extensive experience representing a broad range of domestic and international clients in divestitures and acquisitions.
Ronaldo Veirano is a seasoned lawyer with an impeccable reputation as an “excellent negotiator” with “a detailed understanding of corporate governance matters”.
Alberto de Orleans e Bragança is recognised as a splendid corporate governance lawyer who regularly advises clients across a broad range of industries and sectors including banking, finance, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.
At Pinheiro Neto Advogados claims four practitioners noted in this year’s edition.
Alexandre Bertoldi is a top-notch lawyer who draws plaudits for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of the complexities of M&A transactions” as well as his “terrific negotiation skills”.
Fernando Alves Meira is a “first-rate negotiator who provides excellent legal analyses” and excels across the full gamut of corporate transactions.
The “amazing” Modesto Carvalhosa from Modesta Carvalhosa Advogados is highlighted for his impressive work handling corporate compliance issues and anti-corruption proceedings.
João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro from Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is a preeminent figure who adeptly handles M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and foreign investments for public and private companies and foreign investors.
Moacir Zilbovicius enjoys acclaim for his work on general corporate matters, advisory proceedings and M&A transactions.
Maria Cristina Cescon with Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados impresses with her broad depth of knowledge pertaining to corporate compliance and regulatory matters.
Eizirik Advogados’ Nelson Eizirik comes highly esteemed for his “encyclopaedic understanding of the Brazilian Corporations Act” and his profound knowledge of corporate governance issues, civil contracts and enforcement proceedings.