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Chambers & Partners Latin America 2016 – Tauil & Chequer Advogados Results

30 September 2015
Once again, Tauil & Chequer Advogados was recommended by Chambers & Partners Latin America.

In this edition, the firm was recognized in 9 practice areas and had 17 attorneys indicated as notable practitioners.

See the results below.

Aviation – Band 3

What the team is known for
Expanding aviation practice with a solid client base of multinational companies. Frequently acts for taxi operators, international insurance companies and aircraft manufacturers. Has solid technical expertise of litigation and liability cases and is highlighted for its work with insurance matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team has been fully available for us, and the communication was efficient and timely."

Notable practitioners

Julio Costa (Band 1) has experience advising on aviation accidents, insurance claims and leasing agreements. Sources highlight him as an "outstanding lawyer," adding: "I could not recommend him highly enough." They go on to praise "his constant availability, efficient technique and excellent professionalism." He specialises in the representation of airlines and insurers              

Gustavo Lasalvia (Associates to Watch) is well respected for his work in this area. Clients praise his "considerable technical and professional experience." He mainly focuses on aviation-related dispute resolution matters.        

Eduardo Penna (Associates to Watch) is commended by sources as "a point of support and a professional who we can always count on with an emergency." They add: "He does an excellent job creating strong working relationships with clients."
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Banking and Finance – Band 4

What the team is known for
Strong reputation amongst peers and clients for its experience in advising local and international clients on cross-border transactions, syndicated loans and banking regulation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is visible in the market; I come across them very often."

Notable practitioners

Eduardo Lima (Band 4) is experienced in financing transactions, representing financial institutions, multilateral organisations, equity sponsors, private equity houses and corporate clients.
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Capital Markets – Band 3

What the team is known for
Well-regarded practice with valuable experience in public and private debt offerings, private equity transactions, project finance, IPOs and follow-ons. Has knowledge of capital and financial markets regulations and often interprets matters related to the CVM, Central Bank of Brazil and BM&FBovespa for clients in the corporate and financial sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team's main qualities are its exceptional technical competency, the handling of transactions in an efficient and practical manner and the intense involvement of partners throughout all phases of the deal.”

Notable practitioners 

Carlos Motta (Band 3) specialises in equity capital markets and debt issuances. He is active in M&A, public share offerings and real estate receivables. Sources recognise him as “a very practical lawyer performing high-quality work.”

Caio Cossermelli (Up and Coming) has experience advising underwriters and issuers on debt offerings, IPOs and follow-ons. He is described by clients as “a good lawyer who is always available to help us in regulatory matters involving the CVM.”
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Corporate/M&A – Band 4

What the team is known for
Respected corporate and M&A practice group. Clients can count on the firm's impressive global network thanks to its co-operation with Mayer Brown. Offers standout expertise in the energy and natural resources sphere.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Our case was complex and the lawyers handled it very well."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Motta (Band 5) excels in M&A and is singled out as "a very good lawyer with lots of activity on the market." He is often sought after as counsel by corporations, banks and financial advisers.
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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas – Band 2

What the team is known for
Firm has a strong international profile thanks to its association with Mayer Brown. Assists clients with engineering projects, regulatory issues, contracts and general project development mandates. Experienced in acting for corporate entities in the energy sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very strong and experienced in regulatory and contractual matters."

Notable practitioners 

Alexandre Chequer (Band 2) focuses his practice on energy, oil and gas and heavy industries. He has experience in hydroelectric, gas, petrochemical and renewable energy projects. Sources describe him as "a very solid lawyer."          

Leonardo Costa (Band 4) specialises in project development, business transactions and international arbitration. He has considerable experience representing clients in drilling, exploration and production contracts.
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Environment – Band 3

What the team is known for
Advises on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters such as crisis management, negotiating with public authorities and environmental licensing. Has an active presence performing environmental due diligence for transactions and complex environmental litigation. Has noted expertise of mandates connected to the energy sector.

Notable practitioners

Paulo de Bessa Antunes (Star Individuals) joined the firm in November 2014. He is an admired academic and former federal prosecutor specialising in infrastructure projects and environmental recovery issues. Interviewees praise his strong environmental litigation knowledge.
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Insurance – Band 4

What the team is known for
This esteemed practice advises on consultancy, transactions, litigation, arbitration and claims. Acts for insured corporations, insurance and reinsurance companies. Has noted strength in multi-jurisdictional matters and the transport sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are efficient and professional. They are always available and maintain close contact with the client."

Notable practitioners

Julio Costa (Band 3) has extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional contentious and regulatory matters. Clients say: "He is a skilled professional with great technical and legal expertise, helping us in every way to reach our aims."
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Projects – Band 2

What the team is known for
Well placed to advise clients across a broad range of transactional matters. Handles project finance, development and sector-related corporate work. Notable expertise in the oil and gas industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It is a dedicated team. The senior lawyers are always closely involved in the projects and they have the flexibility to accommodate the complexities of the work."

Notable practitioners 

Eduardo Lima (Band 2) has interviewees full of praises: "He is very focused on achieving our goals."   

Alexandre Chequer (Band 4) is much lauded for his client service. "He's able to handle and anticipate our needs," say sources.             

Antônio Bastos Sarmento (Senior Statesmen) advises on a broad range of E&P transactions and international contracts.

Salim Saud Neto (Up and Coming) is singled out by sources for his knowledge of construction contracts and his hard-working nature.              

Luis Montes (Associates to Watch) "is very dedicated to our project and really shines during negotiations with our counterparties," say interviewees.
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Tax – Band 4

What the team is known for
Experienced group noted for its primary focus on tax matters involving the oil & gas space. Handles tax planning and M&A support, as well as advising on contentious work at judicial and administrative level. Strong international tax practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very well connected and knowledgeable in tax matters. They offer practical and straightforward advice, and bridge the gap between Brazil and other countries."

Notable practitioners

Ivan Tauil (Band 4) has extensive experience in handling tax matters involving clients from the oil and gas industry. According to sources, he is "accessible, very knowledgeable of tax matters and good at pointing out areas of concern."               

Roberta Caneca (Band 5) is prized for her responsiveness and strong technical capabilities. She is noted for her expertise in energy-related work.
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To see the full results, click here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/latin-america/firm/92206/tauil-chequer-advogados-in-association-with-mayer-brown

Related Information

  • Related People
    Eduardo Lima
    T + 55 11 2504 4238
    Carlos Motta
    T +55 11 2504 4210
    Alexandre R. Chequer
    T +55 21 2127 4212
    Paulo de Bessa Antunes
    T +55 21 2127 4226
    Luis Montes
    T +55 11 2504 4290
    Ivan Tauil
    Partner
    T + 55 21 2127 4213
    Roberta P. Caneca
    T +55 11 2504 4214
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