Agribusiness represents our main field of expertise. We count on a team that is comprised of highly qualified professionals working in the main areas of Corporate Law, including: contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax, environmental, civil and corporate litigation, real estate, intellectual property, labor, and compliance. In addition to their high qualification, our partners have decades of experience. Many of these professionals have advised several Brazilian and multinationals and important families from the textile, sugar and alcohol, commodities (grains, fuels, and food), and logistics (including port operations) industries throughout their careers.
Given the strong presence and economic importance of this economic industry in our Country, notably in the countryside of the state of São Paulo, in 2015, we opened our principal place of business in the city of Ribeirão Preto so we could be closer to our clients. Many of our lawyers and consultants are fluent in foreign languages (such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German), and, since they have strong and close relationships with renowned law firms abroad, our team is prepared to render advisory services in several countries.
EXAMPLES OF REPRESENTATIVE CASES
We advised a traditional Brazilian family group from the agribusiness industry in the sale of the group’s sugar and alcohol assets to a European multinational operating in the bioenergy, construction, and telecommunications industries.
We advised, in partnership with an investment bank with a worldwide presence, a group from the sugar and alcohol industry in the debt restructuring involving industrial and real estate assets and credit claims.
We advised large commodity exporters in the preparation of origination agreements, logistics structuring, and election of import and export models, adaptation of operations to meet the requirements of DU-Imp and DU-e, review of quarterly information forms (ITR) of branches of companies from the agribusiness industry, and design of performance operations carried out in ports.
We represented several creditors in court-supervised reorganization of a business group from the agribusiness industry and in the structuring of the court-supervised reorganization plan and participation in the creditors’ meeting.
We have extensive experience in all stages related to the acquisition of large areas of land by Brazilian and foreign investors.
We participated in the negotiation and structuring of the leasing operation of industrial assets of a foundation from the agribusiness industry for a public company from the sugar and alcohol and logistics industries.