São Paulo

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Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3311 - 7º andar


São Paulo, SP


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T: +55.11.3708.1820

F: +55.11.3708.1845

With an office in São Paulo, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates (“Skadden”) has an active, broad-based practice involving business transactions in Brazil. We represent both Brazilian and non-Brazilian clients in international financings, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, restructurings, structured financings, international tax planning, fund formations, cross-border disputes and other transactions, as well as in litigation and arbitration. The Skadden team for Brazilian matters includes lawyers who are fluent in Portuguese. We were ranked as a leading law firm in Brazil for international capital markets and corporate/M&A by Chambers Latin America 2015, ranked in the top tier for international capital markets by Chambers Global 2015 and named a top-tier international firm in Brazil in IFLR 1000 2013. Skadden was ranked first based on value in announced M&A transactions in Latin America in 2012 by Thomson Reuters (January 2013). We also were named Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year for International Counsel in Latin America at the Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence 2011.

Skadden provides legal advice to corporate, governmental and investment banking clients in Brazil on a variety of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, high-yield financings, and other global equity and debt offerings. Our attorneys have served as the lead international counsel in more than 40 international financings for Brazilian issuers. We also advise U.S. and Brazilian clients on acquisitions and strategic investments involving Brazilian entities.

We have extensive experience representing Brazilian companies, as both creditors and debtors, in corporate restructuring matters, including cross-border and out-of-court restructurings, as well as prenegotiated plans of reorganization. In addition, the firm routinely handles the securities and banking aspects of restructuring transactions. Skadden also provides advice on insolvency issues in corporate transactions and in connection with litigation-related matters.

The firm has advised international clients participating in the privatization of various sectors of the Brazilian economy, including several international energy companies in connection with power generation and transmission projects and proposed privatizations. We also have represented international telecommunications clients on various projects in Brazil, including proposed privatizations.

In addition, our attorneys regularly provide legal advice on a variety of matters relating to electric power, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, oil, petrochemicals and other energy sources.


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