Brazil: Agribusiness 2018

In this section, we recognise 12 outstanding lawyers who win praise for their vast experience assisting clients in the agribusiness space with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Domicio dos Santos Neto Santos Neto Advogados, São Paulo
2. Christian de Lima Ramos Ramos e Zuanon Advogados, São Paulo

Leading full-service Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados stands out as the top legal service provider for agribusiness this year, with three exceptional practitioners highlighted.
Janaína de Cássia Gomes Vargas boasts “a deep knowledge of the agribusiness sector” and “impresses with her fast and professional work”. She is particularly “strong for issues relating to property matters”, an area in which she garners praise for her great technical abilities.
Bruno Tuca is warmly endorsed by commentators, who appreciate his “know-how, knowledge and good sense”. He is an expert on financial instruments related to agribusiness, and is noted as “the best professional for local counsel matters”, by one respondent.
Rossana Fernandes Duarte “handles high-pressure situations with ease” making her a favourite among clients. She is noted for her expertise handling high-profile real estate transactions in the sector.

Domicio dos Santos Neto at Santos Neto Advogados is “a leader in the industry” thanks to his excellent work providing corporate and financial advice to agribusiness companies. Sources describe him as “extremely knowledgeable”, particularly when it comes to financing matters.

Christian de Lima Ramos of Ramos e Zuanon Advogados is “a well-known lawyer” who is commended for his impressive litigation practice. He receives particular praise from sources for his work assisting agribusiness companies with matters relating to credit recovery.

Tiago Lessa at Pinheiro Neto Advogados receives wide-ranging recommendations for his corporate expertise and regularly handles complex capital market deals involving agribusiness assets.

Alvaro Schmidt Gallo Neto at Trench Rossi Watanabe is “a distinguished lawyer” who garners respect for his “expert handling of M&A deals involving agribusiness companies in Brazil”.

Lucas Tavares at Demarest Advogados has a long-standing reputation in the market as a corporate finance specialist. He frequently handles landmark deals for key clients within the agribusiness sector.

Renato Buranello at VBSO Advogados is a very knowledgeable practitioner who sources describe as “a great reference for agribusiness matters”. He boasts extensive experience advising major players in the market on large-scale financial transactions.

Juliano Lazzarini Moretti of Lazzarini Moretti Advogados comes highly recommended by respondents, who are quick to highlight his strength handling sophisticated cross-border transactions for clients in the agribusiness sector.

Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados has more than 16 years’ experience handling agribusiness matters, from the negotiating the purchase and sale of commodities to litigating complex disputes.

André Passos at Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados has “great comprehensive experience” advising both local and multinational companies in the agribusiness space on M&A and credit recovery deals. Peers note he provides his clients with “practical solutions based on a deep legal knowledge”.

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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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