(Português) Lobo de Rizzo no The Legal 500

6 . September . 2017 |

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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados acaba de ser destacado na edição 2017 de uma das mais importantes publicações internacionais: The Legal 500.

O escritório foi recomendando nas seguintes áreas:

– Banking and finance
– Capital markets
– Competition and antitrust
– Corporate and M&A
– Dispute resolution – Dispute resolution – arbitration
– Dispute resolution – Dispute resolution – litigation
– Environment
– Labour and employment
– Projects and infrastructure
– Real estate
– Tax
– Tax – Tax litigation

E tivemos 21 integrantes (sócios-gestores e advogados) recomendados como “leading lawyers” nas suas respectivas áreas de atuação:

Banking and finance
– Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli
– Milton Pinatti (novo)

Capital markets
– Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli
– Milton Pinatti (novo)

Competition and antitrust
– Natalia Salzedas Pinheiro da Silveira (novo)
– Sérgio Varella Bruna

Corporate and M&A
– Daniella Teixeira de Carvalho Tavares
– In Hee Cho
– José Orlando A. de Arrochela Lobo
– Marcelo Frioli Droghetti (novo)
– Otávio Lucas Solano Valério (novo)
– Regina Gasulla Bouza
– Rodrigo Millar de Castro Guerra
– Valdo Cestari de Rizzo

Dispute resolution
– Luis Fernando Guerrero

– Renata Soares Piazzon

Labour and employment
– Boriska Ferreira Rocha*
– Giovanna Sella Freire*

Projects and infrastructure
– Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli
– Milton Pinatti (novo)

Real estate
– Daniela de Pontes Andrade (novo)
– Rodrigo Delboni Teixeira

– Alexandre Siciliano Borges
– Maria Carolina Bachur (novo)
– Mariana Miranda Lima (novo)


Leia abaixo os comentários sobre os profissionais e as áreas:



Banking and finance – ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ banking and finance team saw some changes in 2016, with Milton Pinatti joining from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and Felipe Eluf Creazzo leaving for K&L Gates. The other partner in the team, Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli, led advice to Itaú Unibanco and Rabobank on an issuance of export credit bills worth R$100m by Óleoplan. Another highlight was advising Vossko do Brasil Alimentos Congelados on entering into a €400m syndicated facilities agreement with Deutsche Bank as arranger and security agent. The group also acted on several debt restructurings.



Capital markets – ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is highly rated for debt transactions. Milton Pinatti, who is experienced in private placements and public debt offerings, joined the group from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in September 2016, and now works alongside Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli.



Competition and antitrust – ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados maintains an active merger review practice; the team works in combination with the firm’s strong corporate and M&A department, and often advises on transactions with a cross-border element. Recent engagements include advising Coca-Cola on its acquisition of certain assets from Brasil Norte. Cartel investigations also feature. Sérgio Varella Bruna leads the practice, which counts a number of experienced associates among its ranks, notably Natalia Salzedas Pinheiro da Silveira



Corporate and M&A – ranked: tier 2

An ‘excellent choice for M&A transactions’, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is ‘fast to react’ and ‘accurate’. Clients highlight the strong involvement of senior lawyers; ‘a partner is normally involved in deals, meetings and e-mails’. Key lawyer Rodrigo Millar de Castro Guerra advised Verzani & Sandrini on the acquisition of cleaning company JR Higienização; Otávio Lucas Solano Valério acted for chemical products manufacturer Elekeiroz on its purchase of a 50% stake in Nexoleum; and José Orlando de Arrochela Lobo advised Coca-Cola on its acquisition of a stake in water company Crystal Águas do Nordeste. Valdo Cestari de Rizzo and associate Marcelo Frioli Droghetti impress with ‘their ability to interact with opposing counsels, which makes the negotiations lighter and helps overcoming the challenges that normally pop up in M&A deals’. Daniella Teixeira de Carvalho Tavares joined from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Other contacts in the ‘experienced’ team include Regina Gasulla Bouza and In Hee Cho.

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Marcelo Frioli Droghetti



Dispute resolution: arbitration – ranked: tier 5

Dispute resolution: litigation – ranked: tier 4

Covering a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is currently representing Dia Brasil in civil litigation concerning franchise and supply agreements. Other highlights included representing aluminium association ABAL in a class action filed by São Paulo’s public prosecutor challenging the validity of a national reverse logistics agreement. Practice head Luis Fernando Guerrero is also increasingly active in arbitration proceedings.

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Luis Fernando Guerrero



Environment – ranked: tier 4

Recent work for Lobo de Rizzo Advogados includes assisting Mercedes-Benz in the environmental licensing procedure for a new industrial site. Practice head Renata Soares Piazzon ‘always strives to find an excellent solution’, with experience in areas including solid waste, climate change, and contaminated areas.

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Renata Soares Piazzon



Labour and employment – ranked: tier 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados represented longstanding client Moody’s in relation to the termination of employment of a senior executive, and also assisted the client in establishing a flexible work arrangement policy for Brazil. The practice is now led by Boriska Ferreira Rocha, who joined from CFA Advogados, and Giovanna Sella Freire, with former practice head Andréa Giamondo Massei Rossi now at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados.

* ex-integrantes



Projects and infrastructure – ranked: tier 5

Highly recommended for advising lenders in project financings, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advised the Inter-American Development Bank on the first issuance of subordinated debentures by the concessionaire for São Paulo’s metro line four. Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli now co-leads the team with Milton Pinatti, who joined from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. Felipe Eluf Creazzo is now with K&L Gates.



Real estate – ranked: tier 4

Under the leadership of Rodrigo Delboni Teixeira, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advises household-name corporate clients on a range of real estate issues, including the sale and purchase of urban and rural property. Senior associate Daniela de Pontes Andrade is another key figure in the team.

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Daniela de Pontes Andrade



Tax – ranked: tier 4

Tax litigation – ranked: tier 4

The team at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados stands out for its ‘commitment, level of understanding, and speed’, and is notable for its strength in transfer pricing. The practice was boosted in 2016 by the arrival of Mariana Miranda Lima from Lefosse Advogados. Practice head Alexandre Siciliano Borges and associate Maria Carolina Bachur are also recommended.

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