CORPORATE LAW / M&A

The firm handles all matters related to a company’s daily corporate and governance routines. The lawyers also have considerable experience in M&A transactions, taking part in several transactions including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and due diligence procedures.

 “Souto Correastands out from the crowd’; the team ‘responds quickly and objectively and follows up in a personalised way’, and is able to ‘propose something that will make a difference to the client’s business’. Notable developments at the firm include offsetting up  a start-up hub, which brings together experts from the corporate, tax and IP teams. Recommended partner Raquel Stein heads the Latin desk. Carlos Fernando Souto, Jorge Cesa, Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior, Isabelle Ferrarini Bueno and Vinícius Fadanelli also attract praise.” (Legal 500)

“Clients highlight the team’s ‘indubitable technical knowledge and impeccable dedication, which inspire confidence in the solutions proposed.’” (Chambers and Partners)

“Another reviewer adds to the praises, stating: ‘One of their main strengths is the practical approach to complex legal problems.’” (Chambers and Partners)

 

Recent Representations

• Legal assistance to metallurgy industry company in the purchase of another company, which involved due diligence, negotiation of the quota sales and purchase agreement and the lease of a factory;

• Representation of an energy company in the purchase of another company specialized in power generators. The firm performed the due diligence and assisted the client in the negotiation;

• Representation of a food industry company during its sale process, including drafting of all documents pertaining to the seller, gathering the necessary documents for due diligence and the proceeding at CADE – Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Administrative Council For Economic Defence);

• Legal assistance to a client in the Brazilian portion of a global M&A. The firm not only conducted the due diligence of the Brazilian business divisions and assets, but also assisted the client along the negotiation process and in the implementation of the deal in Brazil;

• Legal services in support of the divestiture of its Brazilian agricultural machinery branch, which involved drafting and filing all documents concerning the demerger in Brazil;

• Representation of a foreign client in a joint acquisition and exploitation of land and timber in amounts up to BRL200MM. The client also needed the firm’s expertise in handling a BRL15MM line of credit and in drafting a complex corporate structure in order to authorise the foreign company to acquire land in Brazil;

• Representation of a client in its withdrawal from more than 20 companies which are all part of an industrial furniture group. The firm handled all legal arrangements, corporate actions and withdrawal negotiations.