LITIGATION

The firm has experience in the prevention and resolution of complex litigation in the administrative and judicial spheres, representing clients before all courts. It also cooperates with clients in the definition of strategies to reduce litigation and advises them in accordance with their business needs. It handles procedures involving many sectors of the economy and it considers the importance of bringing the corporate reality of each industry to the litigation arena.

“Market observers describe the team as ‘very dedicated, highly qualified and familiar with the client’s scenario.’” (Chambers and Partners)

“Souto Correa is praised for its ‘prompt responses, 360-degree strategy and invaluable experience in court’”. (Legal 500)

“Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is ‘a seasoned litigator’, and Marcelo Gandelman ‘anticipates the need for strategy discussions.’” (Legal 500)

 

Recent representations

■ Acting as amicus curiae on behalf of a representative body of electricity distribution before the Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice, having obtained favourable decisions concerning public prices and electromagnetic fields;

■ Representation of a global manufacturer of computer hardware in strategic lawsuits involving fines and other penalties imposed by public authorities regarding administrative supply contracts;

■ Representation of an agricultural seeds producer in lawsuits aimed at credit recovery;

■ Representation of six Brazilian electricity distributors in a lawsuit against a publicly-held company;

■ Representation of an infrastructure company in a lawsuit filed by the largest hydroelectric plant in the world, involving liability for a contract regarding the supply of equipment and installation of generating units;

■ Representation of companies from a variety of fields (pulp, metallurgy, etc.) in indemnification claims involving agency/ commercial representation contracts and distribution agreements;

■ Representation in a corporate dispute for the control of a petrochemical company during its incorporation and consolidation in the Brazilian market.