Real Estate

Real Estate

Souto Correa’s Real Estate Law team has experience in complex transactions regarding real estate and all rights involved, providing services to national and international clients especially in corporate real estate matters. Our team handles a variety of transactional and litigation matters, with experience in due diligences; urban and rural real estate acquisitions and sales; commercial, logistics and industrial leases; build-to-suit and sale and leaseback agreements, rural real estate leases and partnerships, infrastructure and M&A projects related to real estate matters, real estate development, land subdivisions and condominium developments; real estate regularization; and in conducting administrative proceedings and strategic litigation related to real estate.

“Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados practice areas include commercial, industrial and rural leases, major development projects and real estate litigation. Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior and Fábio Machado Baldissera are the key players in the team, which has a diversified client database” (Legal 500).

Recent Representations

  • Legal counseling on the sale of large urban areas in the city of São Paulo owned by a leading energy distribution company in Brazil;
  • Legal counseling to an investment fund on forming a joint venture for home building development;
  • Legal counseling to a real estate fund broker in divesting and restructuring assets of its legacy funds in Brazil (Guarulhos and Gravataí);
  • Legal counseling on investment restructuring and joint ventures with FI-FGTS to develop real estate in areas close to the Suape port;
  • Legal counseling on several transactions representing clients for acquisition of hospitals and laboratories, including real estate regularization;
  • Legal counseling on the acquisition of a large rural area in the Midwestern region of the country in sale and leaseback arrangements focusing on ESG for one of the largest agribusiness funds in Brazil;
  • Legal counseling to the acquiring party on the acquisition of six shopping malls;
  • Legal services to the global leader in Safety in Motion Control in drafting lease agreements for the installation of its headquarters in the state of Rio de Janeiro;
  • Legal counseling on the sale of industrial assets owned by the world’s largest tobacco industry player, including drafting preliminary agreements, public deeds and securities;
  • Legal counseling to a biodiesel producer in structuring and negotiating the acquisition of an unfinished industrial plant intended for the production of biodiesel and belonging to a company under judicial reorganization;
  • Legal counseling to a chain of schools in Porto Alegre/RS for the acquisition of adjoining land for expansion of their headquarters;
  • Legal counseling on the acquisition of a historic building for the installation of a cultural center in the city of São Paulo, including drafting all contracts, legal due diligence and coordination of technical due diligence;
  • Legal counseling to the seller of two assets for a real estate fund: (i) 40% of the capital of a Special Purpose Entity who owned a leased logistics warehouse, and (ii) real estate under a build-to-suit contract for multinational trading and logistics company;
  • Legal counseling to a cosmetics company on a build-to-suit contract for the construction and operation of a distributed solar power generation plant;
  • Legal counseling to landowners on a build-to-suit contract for the installation of a supermarket chain in the city of Canoas/RS;
  • Legal counseling to an energy company in build-to-suit contracts for the construction and operation of distributed solar energy generation plants in several municipalities;
  • Legal counseling to a real estate fund manager in the acquisition of a large plot of land in a city in the São Paulo area for the development of a logistics park;
  • Legal counselling to a financial institution in the: 1) acquisition of the entire portfolio of assets developed and under development of a major construction company, and subsequent sale of part of these assets to different buyers; 2) incorporation of a joint venture for the development of a mixed development (residential and commercial towers, and a mini-mall); and 3) together with other players, acquisition of a property where a vehicle manufacturing plant was located;
  • Legal counseling to a property developer in the project for the construction of the new Grêmio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense soccer arena, participating in the project from the design of the business model entered into with Grêmio to the execution of the agreements related to the operation and functioning of the arena itself, including all corporate and contractual instruments related to the operation, in addition to the negotiation and legal counseling in handling environmental and real property law matters and resolving issues with the city council and the state government;
  • Legal counseling on the sale of an industrial plant located in São Gonçalo/RJ;
  • Legal counseling to a leading shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro on structuring the relationship between the company’s partners and on drafting an agreement regarding shopping mall management services;
  • Legal counseling to a technology company in the countryside area of the state of São Paulo on real estate regularization of its plant, including area rectification, unification of property titles and matters related to expropriation;
  • Legal counseling to a shopping mall on the repossession of autonomous units due to default of purchase and sale agreements;
  • Legal counseling to a Rio Grande do Sul-based developer on updating the draft template of purchase and sale of autonomous units due to new legislation on property development.
  • Legal counseling to the buyer in an M&A operation on several real estate matters regarding the acquisition of controlling interest of a dealership headquartered in the countryside area of Rio Grande do Sul;
  • Legal counseling to a company in the infrastructure sector on the installation of of a SHP– Small Hydroelectric Power Station in the state of Rio Grande do Sul;
  • Legal counseling to a client in the industrial segment on the installation of a plant in the State of São Paulo, including analysis of urban and environmental aspects;
  • Legal counseling to the largest developer in Brazil on drafting memorandums on real estate development in large real estate ventures and on the registry of deeds (with the deeds registry); and
  • Real estate counseling in ventures of photovoltaic energy exploration in the modality of GD – Distributed Generation across many states in Brazil.


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