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.

We are multi: 
multi-sectors, multi-solutions.

We have gained market recognition by delivering solutions and representing some of the most active and dynamic financial institutions, investment funds and domestic and international companies and business groups.

Regardless of the sector, we are prepared to find the best solutions for complex and challenging legal issues.

    Practice Areas
  • Agribusiness
  • STARTUPS & SCALE-UPS
  • Financial Institutions
  • Education and Health
  • ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Real Estate
  • Mining
  • Industry and Services
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 local and multinational companies, as well as to entrepreneurs and investors in connection with all challenges for the development of their businesses in Brazil, with special focus on planning, financing, restructuring and reorganization, as well as on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also assist our clients in innovation projects since the idealization stage, by delivering customized solutions for each evolution stage of startups and scale-ups.

Restructuring and Planning

We believe in a multidisciplinary approach (operational, financial, corporate and tax), as a form of developing solutions that safely increase the efficiency and create competitive advantages to our clients, taking into consideration their peculiarities and interests.

  • Structuring companies or groups of companies for succession and/or future liquidity event
  • Structuring investments and business models of startups and scale-ups
  • Estate and 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, startups and scale-ups for M&A transactions (pre-M&A)
  • Investments or rounds of investment and/or purchase and sale transactions involving companies, businesses and/or assets
  • Joint ventures and other forms of association
  • Foreign investments
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Legal due diligence

Corporate Law and Contracts

Our team is experienced and highly specialized in drafting, reviewing and negotiating operational and commercial contracts of any complexity.

  • Formation of companies and business structure
  • Consortiums
  • Internal policies, regulations and codes
  • Investment fund shareholders’ agreements
  • Partnership and shareholders’ agreements
  • Corporate documents
  • Business operational and commercial contracts
  • Special agreements and contracts relating to the innovation and technology market

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 of companies, family groups and innovation projects
  • 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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