Broad vision,
focused work.

With a multidisciplinary approach and a specialized team, our main focus is the structuring, planning and negotiation of financial and corporate transactions, credit recovery, restructuring and practice in insolvency proceedings (Judicial and Extrajudicial Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Liquidation).

We are an independent Brazilian firm acting in cooperation with some of the most important law firms around the world.

We have a solid network of partners, contacts and technological solutions allowing us to operate throughout Brazil.

PRACTICE
  • CORPORATE

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  • BANKING AND STRUCTURED
    FINANCING OPERATIONS

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  • TAX

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  • STRATEGIC LITIGATION

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We provide advice for corporations and family groups, local, international and multinational companies willing to start, develop or expand their businesses in Brazil, with special focus on restructuring and planning, as well as on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Restructuring and Planning

With a broad view of the operational, corporate and tax structure, we strive to provide clients with flexible structures providing efficiency and competitive advantages in all current or future scenarios and transactions. In addition, we provide solutions fitted to the specific challenges of family management, focusing on business perpetuity or estate planning.

  • Structuring companies or groups of companies for succession and/or future liquidity event
  • Equity and estate/succession planning
  • Implementation of corporate governance
  • Corporate reorganization

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

With extensive experience and participation in material transactions, we advise sellers, buyers and investors – domestic or foreign – with special focus on the pre-operational work leading to a better structuring of the transactions under our care.

  • Preparation of companies or groups of companies for M&A transactions (pre-M&A)
  • Purchase and sale transactions involving companies, businesses and/or assets
  • Joint ventures and other forms of association
  • Foreign investments
  • Private equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Legal due diligence

Corporate Law and Contracts

In addition to advice related to all aspects of Corporate Law, we have a team specialized in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts of any complexity.

  • Formation of companies and business structure
  • Consortiums
  • Investment fund shareholder agreements
  • Partner and shareholder agreements
  • Corporate documents in general
  • Business operational and commercial contracts

We are the choice of clients who seek innovative financial structures for the Brazilian market, whether with local or international banking products. We also assist in the procedures for internal approval and implementation of local banking products and structures.

  • Structuring of financial market transactions
  • Bilateral and syndicated loans
  • Banking and capital market regulation
  • Insurance and reinsurance regulation
  • Stock and over-the-counter derivatives
  • Exchange regulation
  • Public and private securities’ offers (debt and equity)
  • Structuring and formalizing guarantee packages
  • Export prepayment transactions
  • Establishment of investment funds
  • Third-party asset management operations
  • Securitization of receivables

We provide our clients with solid and reliable tax solutions, having the success of their projects as our main drive. From transactions involving mergers and acquisitions and liquidity events to tax litigation, restructuring of corporate groups, succession planning or even day-to-day operational activities, some of our specialties can be highlighted:

  • Strategic planning and tax structuring
  • Representation of taxpayers in highly complex tax disputes
  • Risk and contingency analysis, identification of tax opportunities and review of procedures
  • Legal and tax advice
  • Drafting of memorandum and opinions regarding the application of tax rules

With great recognition in the practice area, we represent domestic and international companies and banks in disputes of great strategic importance for our clients.

  • Judicial and extrajudicial representation in overly complex civil lawsuits
  • Judicial and extrajudicial representation in corporate and commercial lawsuits
  • Administrative representation before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Representation in arbitration proceedings in Brazil and abroad

Credit Recovery and Insolvency (R&I)

RZ Advogados is one of the most renowned law firms in Brazil when it comes to corporate and agribusiness credit recovery and the representation of creditors in restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

  • Representation of creditors in judicial, extrajudicial, bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings
  • Recovery of financial, commercial and insurance credits
  • Representation of clients in debt renegotiation procedures

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