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Firm Profile

Motta Fernandes Advogados

Firm Profile

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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  • Av. Almirante Barroso, 52 - 13º floor
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil
  • 20031-000

Firm profile submitted by Motta Fernandes Advogados


Since it was established in 1956, one of the fundamental principles guiding the organisation of Motta Fernandes – Advogados has been rigorous training, coupled with careful selection of new members of staff, thereby ensuring that the standards of excellence for which the firm is known are consistently maintained. The decision to gradually increase the number of lawyers, thus avoiding uncontrolled expansion, enables the firm to consistently broaden its activities throughout its 60 year existence. Motta Fernandes - Advogados is led by high-profile attorneys, such as Oswaldo de Moraes Bastos Sobrinho, Alaor de Lima Filho, Eduardo Araujo Jorge, Horacio Bernardes Neto, Regina Lynch and Roberto Liesegang. Bastos, Lima and Jorge are very well known litigation and ADR practitioners in the country, whereas Bernardes, Vice President of the IBA, has an extensive experience in M&A, cartel and corporate governance. Liesegang is acknowledged by his corporate practice and deals with the most relevant insurance matters in Brazil. Lynch is recognised as one of the leading aviation and aircraft financing lawyers worldwide. The firm has a well structured and recognised financing and capital markets department led by Michael Altit and Henrique Vergara, its IP and technology area is conducted by Fernando Stacchini, whereas Cecilia Vidigal leads the anti-trust and energy teams. The firm has an extensive labour law practice organised by Denise Alvarenga and a strong tax consultancy and tax litigation teams lead by Rubens Proença and Andrea Chieregatto. All areas of practice count with well know and fully recognised lawyers and associates, making Motta Fernandes a truly full services Brazilian high quality firm.With offices in the two major cities of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the firm has 42 attorneys, all partners, highly qualified in different fields of law. The teams are organised to address the needs of the client according to the nature of each case, with a view to putting the talents of each member of staff to the best possible use.

Number of partners: 50
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Aeronautical:
Assistance in financing and leasing, aircraft registration and de-registration, tax driven structures, repossession and foreclosure and air transport regulations.

Antitrust:
The firm is qualified to deal with competition law and regulation – Administrative Economic Defence Council (CADE), as well as consumer defence.

Arbitration; Litigation:
Experienced in representing companies involved in domestic and international arbitrations, as well as assistance in proceedings involving international litigation, having experience both in the coordination of litigation abroad on behalf of Brazilian clients and in providing advice to its foreign clients in Brazil.

Banking; Finance, Structured Financial Transactions & Investment Funds:
The firm pioneered the design and implementation of operations involving securitisation in Brazil, acting for both originators and takers of the receivables. The firm also provides assistance in all legal matters related to the structuring of project finance operations and structured financial transactions.

Capital Markets; Corporate; Merger & Acquisitions:
Experienced in providing legal services related to the formation of various types of companies and associations, public and closely held companies, spin-offs and consolidations, shareholder agreements, debt conversion into investment, as well as the issue of securities in Brazil and abroad.

Energy, Oil & Gas:
Assistance to local and foreign clients involved in the energy sector, advising in obtaining tax incentives for importation of equipment, financing of vessels, as well as in negotiations and execution of agreements regarding bioethanol exportation and negotiations concerning the acquisitions of new sugar ethanol plants.

Family & Inheritance:
Experienced in providing legal services in matters of family law and inheritance, including separation and divorce procedures, guarding and keeping of children, tutelage and interdiction, as well as in the non-judicial assistance in the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:
Assistance in the preparation and negotiation of the necessary documents to fund a project, including EPC agreements, loan agreements, assignment of funds agreements, support agreements to shareholders, performance bonds, amongst others. Insurance: In this field, the firm deals with loss adjustment, insurance and reinsurance advice, negotiation, litigation and coverage disputes.

Intellectual Property:
Experience gained whilst providing services related in all kind of intellectual property, such as e-commerce agreements, e-payments, privacy and data protection.

Labour:
Experienced in providing legal advice in labour consultancy, labour administrative litigation, labour judicial litigation as well as due diligence.

Private Equity:
The firm is very active not only in the setting up of funds and assistance in the negotiation, but also in the assistance with the regulatory aspects for the obtaining of funds with domestic and foreign investors.

Real Estate:
The firm is qualified to advise on all legal matters related to the development and implementation of real estate ventures, including those involving shopping centres, hotels, residential and commercial buildings.

Regulatory:
Assistance related to the privatisation and concession of public services, having acted both on behalf of federal, state and municipal entities, as well as representing private investors.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Experienced in advising companies which find themselves in a state of pre-insolvency or insolvency, with a view to achieving its recovery through implementation of legal structures.

Tax & Tax Planning:
The firm is prepared to render services involving all tax matters. The tax team works hand in hand with the corporate team, so as to structure transactions in the most efficient manner tax-wise.

Technology & Digital:
Consulting on the legal aspects of the Internet in Brazil, specially in connection with e-commerce, privacy and data protection and assistance to companies interested in investing in the information technology sector in Brazil.

Branches

  • Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 1327 - 20° floor,
  • São Paulo - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 04543-011
  • Tel +55 11 2192-9300
  • Fax +55 11 3082 3272
  • Email : [email protected]