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Firm Profile

Lefosse Advogados

Firm Profile

São Paulo - SP

  • Profile
  • Rua Tabapuã, 1227 – 14º andar
  • São Paulo - SP
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • SP 01451-011

Firm profile submitted by Lefosse Advogados

Managing Partner: Gustavo Lian Haddad
Number of Partners: 24
Number of counsels: 4
Number of other lawyers: 127
Languages:Portuguese, English, German, Mandarin, French, Spanish.

Lefosse Advogados offers a deep understanding of Brazilian legal and business practices and a seamless service characterised by highly responsive and personally committed teams. Its lawyers are deeply experienced in domestic and international transactions and combine a high level of expertise in the relevant Brazilian issues.


Banking & Finance:
Acts for arranging banks, lenders, credit enhancers and borrowers, in a wide range of industrial and financial sectors.

Capital Markets & Securities:
International and domestic capital markets transactions, focusing particularly on debt and equity, derivatives and structured products, and securitisation and structured finance. The practice encompasses: IPOs and rights offerings, convertible and exchangeable bonds, MTN programmes and DIPs, high-yield offerings, structured products and derivatives.

Competition & Antitrust:
Advises on cross-border and domestic mergers, investigations of anticompetitive practices, due diligences and compliance programmes. Experienced in handling economic, competition and consumer protection disputes before judicial courts.

Corporate & M&A:
Highly qualified team with expertise in mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations; private equity; business organisation; corporate and commercial law; projects and venture capital.

Offers secure guidance on daily employment practices, including hiring and termination of high level executives, transfer of employees, M&A transactions and drafting of agreements and incentive plans. Defends the client’s interests in judicial and administrative labour proceedings within the Brazilian jurisdiction in all levels of labour justice.

Advises on a wide variety of environmental work, such as legal due diligence, environment litigation, environment advice, ethical investment, climate change and renewables.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Expertise in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, banking litigation, collection/enforcement, commercial litigation, due diligence, environmental/energy litigation, product liability litigation, regulatory investigations and restructuring and insolvency litigation.

Projects & Infrastructure:
Advises financial institutions, government entities, multilateral agencies, suppliers, infrastructure builders and foreign investors, allowing clients to consciously develop their projects in all infrastructure segments, such as generation, transmission and distribution of electric power, water and sewage, roads and motorways and port terminal, private and public.

Public & Administrative:
Advises clients in consultative and litigious cases in administrative and regulatory law with wide experience in public tenders and administrative contracts, public utility services concessions and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Real Estate:
The firm has been involved in transactions regarding direct investment, corporate structures, real estate development, sale and lease back transactions, negotiations for the acquisition of large amounts of land. Also providing support in connection with investment funds, bond offerings, securitisation evolving real estates, and due diligences in support of corporate and capital markets transactions that feature real estate assets.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Acts for creditors, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers in relation to debt rescheduling; debt and equity restructuring; planning, initiation and conducting of judicial and extrajudicial restructuring and insolvency proceedings; undertaking of asset and debt recovery and investigation; banking litigation; derivatives and structured products; incorporation of non-standardised credit rights investment funds (FIDC-NP).

Gives advice on all aspects of direct and indirect taxation, in particular on tax aspects in connection with M&A, the formation of joint ventures, capital market and cross-border transactions. Its expertise includes value-added tax issues, international taxation, transfer pricing, customs and double taxation, tax planning and tax litigation.


  • Rua Tabapuã, 1227 – 14º andar,
  • São Paulo - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • SP 01451-011
  • Tel +55 113024 6100
  • Fax +55 113024 6102
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Avenida Presidente Wilson, 231,
  • –office 2703,
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil
  • 20030-905 RJ