20 Oct The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 highlights VBSO Advogados work
The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 ranking was release today. View our firm’s results below.
VBSO Advogados has a broad tax practice and a team of several highly experienced and specialised lawyers. Paulo Vaz draws on over 30 years of experience advising domestic and international clients and is especially experienced on tax issues linked to corporate reorganisations. Diego Miguita handles contentious and non-contentious tax issues, including advice on structuring foreign assets and M&A deals. Mário Shingaki, also a qualified accountant, is highly experienced in corporate and individual tax planning, having previously worked as an auditor and tax planner for a bank.
Paulo Vaz; Mário Shingaki; Diego Miguita
‘The team of VBSO are senior and have a deep knowledge in tax, which is highly complex in Brazil. They support us in tax planning for new transactions. From my point of view they exceed in their tax knowledge due to their experience across many segments.’
‘The team has great and experienced professionals. In addition, they seek to be a business partner of the client when they know their businesses.’
‘Mario Shingaki – experience and great technical knowledge. Diego Miguita – proactive, business vision, responsible, great expertise.’
Lua Nova Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Alimentícios
Comexport Companhia de Comércio Exterior
Stockler Comercial e Exportadora
Nec Latin America
Equatorial Energia Maranhão
Equatorial Energia Pará
Argo Transmissão de Energia
Polimport Comércio e Exportação
Guerbet Produtos Radiológicos
Rio Tinto Mineração do Brasil
JF Citrus Agropecuária
DSM Produtos Nutricionais Brasil
Patria Infraestrutura Iii Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestrategia
RD Raia Drogasil
MPC Bioenergia do Brasil Participações e Serviços
VBSO Advogados has wide-ranging expertise in debt capital markets and other structured instruments, and is regularly instructed by underwriters and issuers. Securitisations involving agribusiness and real estate receivable certificates remain strong areas of focus, as do public and private issuances of promissory notes and debentures. Name partners Erik Oioli and Renato Buranello are both highly active in this sector. Fellow partner José Alves Ribeiro brings strong transactional and regulatory expertise.
Erik Frederico Oioli; José Alves Ribeiro; Henrique Lisboa
‘VBSO is a long-standing partner firm. They are extremely technical, they dominate in depth the subjects and are fast and courteous in their service.’
‘José Alves Ribeiro knows the market well.’
Banco Itaú BBA
Banco Bradesco BBI
Banco Rabobank International Brasil
BRVias Holding VRD
Solfarma Comércio de Produtos Farmacêuticos
RB Capital Companhia Securitizadora
Travessia Assessoria Financeira
Riza Gestora de Recursos
Banco BTG Pactual
Banco BOCOM BBM
Eólica Serra das Vacas Participações
Perfin Gestão de Recursos
Riber KWS Sementes
Oncoclínicas do Brasil Serviços Médicos
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição
Kobold Gestora de Fundos
Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações
Inter Construtora e Incorporadora
Quasar Asset Management
WNT Gestora de Recursos
Credit Brasil Fomento Mercantil
JF Citrus Agropecuária
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banco Múltiplo
International Finance Corporation – IFC
EBES Sistemas de Energia
Grupo AKRK Participações
Valora Gestão de Investimentos
Supplier Administradora de Cartões
- Advised Banco Bradesco BBI and Riomar Shopping Fortaleza on Riomar’s first issuance of debentures, worth R$185m.
- Advised Mateus Supermercados in the R$200m issuance of real estate receivables certificates by True Securitizadora, and backed by the client’s real estate receivables.
- Advised Banco Bradesco BBI on a R$400m bond issue by Fleury.
Corporate and M&A
VBSO Advogados stands out in the financial services sector, where it has an active practice and advises well-known banks on sales and acquisitions. Agribusiness, infrastructure and retail-sector companies also turn to the corporate and M&A department for assistance. In 2020, the firm’s sustainability committee implemented a new pro bono policy; the project reached 136 pro bono hours between April and December 2020. M&A, private equity and corporate governance specialist Amanda Visentini Rodrigues co-leads the practice alongside founding partner Erik Oioli, who also coordinates the firm’s banking and capital markets practice. Associates Beatriz Soares Locoselli and Letícia Okuma, who joined from Demarest Advogados in November 2020, are also key contacts.
Amanda Visentini Rodrigues; Erik Oioli
‘Business understanding, availability and focus on the most relevant issues.‘
‘Jose Ribeiro and Amanda Vicentini are recommended.’
BMG Participações em Negócios
- Advising Banco BMG, as current controlling shareholder of BMG Granito Soluções em Pagamento, a company specialised in electronic payment solutions, in a joint venture transaction with Banco Inter.
- Assisted BMG Participações in the sale of interest held by BMG Participações in BMG Seguros to Assicurazioni Generali.
- Advised a controlled company of Banco BMG, CBfácil Corretora de Seguros e Negócios, on the acquisition of quotas issued by Raro Recrutamento em TI (Rarolabs), a technology and innovative software solutions company.