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Latin Lawyer — Professional Notice

Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados
Brazil, 13/01/2016
Professional Notice

Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados is formed by highly qualified professionals dedicated to the provision of innovative and creative solutions tailored to meet the needs of its clients, based in modern facilities in the cities of São Paulo and Brasilia.
The firm is known for its unique manner to explore the various areas of law that affect business activities, supported by the extensive and varied experience of its partners and key associates who have previously worked in renowned Brazilian and global law firms, national and multinational corporations, government agencies and multilateral institutions. Moreover, many of the partners are widely recognised as leading scholars in their respective areas of expertise. Finally, the firm is able to provide superior service due to a low associate/partner ratio and a high proportion of senior associates (in comparison to other Brazilian firms).
Pereira Neto | Macedo has been active in a wide range of business areas and our team is able to handle from the simplest to the most complex and challenging matters, providing a seamless and high level service across the practices. We have assisted industry conglomerates, large financial institutions, leading contractors, incumbent utilities and multilateral agencies in some of their most challenging legal matters.

Main areas of practice

Administrative and regulatory law: Pereira Neto | Macedo has been working on a variety of important matters involving public law issues, especially in relation to infrastructure projects and regulated sectors. The firm has extensive experience on public procurement, administrative contracts, concessions and public-private partnerships, environmental licensing and urban planning law.
Antitrust: The firm has been standing out as one of the leading firms in the country in the area, having represented large Brazilian and foreign corporate clients in many important transactions and investigations before competition authorities.
Litigation: Pereira Neto | Macedo has a specialised team for civil and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in cases involving corporate and business matters, as well as regulatory issues, consumer claims and civil liability.
Corporate & M&A: Pereira Neto | Macedo has been active in many important corporate transactions involving public and private corporations (including family-owned businesses). The firm assists companies, institutional investors and financial advisors to develop and implement such transactions, and its assistance includes the gamut of activities from negotiation and structuring of the deal to interface with regulatory and competition authorities.
Labour: The firm has extensive experience on judicial and administrative litigation related to public lawsuits, occupational accidents and labour suits. In addition, it evaluates possible consequences of employment and pension issues in complex transactions.
Media and intellectual property: Pereira Neto | Macedo provides comprehensive legal service in the areas of media, internet, technology and intellectual property, assisting clients with issues such as collective management of intellectual property rights, patent and internet litigation, start-ups, licensing and rights clearing, privacy and data security.
Tax: Pereira Neto | Macedo has a specialised department in a great variety of tax issues, including direct and VAT taxes, offset procedures, taxation on financial, securities and real estate transactions, international tax law, transfer pricing, foreign trade, development and implementation of tax, corporate and estate planning, among others. Such practice has also a specific area dedicated to administrative and judicial tax litigation, at federal, state and municipal levels.
Pereira Neto | Macedo advises leading Brazilian and multinational corporations in the field of telecommunications, internet and media, banking, biofuels (ethanol), transportation, payment cards, petrochemicals, steelmaking, cement, energy, health services, construction, consumer goods, education,
among others. Finally, the firm has significant experience in assisting government agencies, state-owned companies, multilateral organisations and trade associations.


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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America’s leading law firms