Bichara, Barata e Costa Advogados

Managing Partner: Luiz Gustavo A. S. Bichara

Senior Partners: Bruno P. Barata, Maria Victoria S. Costa, Manuella Vasconcelos Falcão, João Pedro Eyler Povoa, Antonio Augusto Rebello Reis, Andrea Weiss Balassiano, Carol Monteiro de Carvalho, José Romeu Garcia do Amaral and Fábio Lopes Vilela Berbel.

Number of partners: 10

Number of other lawyers: 162

Areas of Practise: Tax, Social Security, Civil, Labor, Environmental, Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets, International Trade, Competition and Administrative

The Firm: Founded in 2001, Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados started out with ten people working in a single office in Rio de Janeiro. Eleven years later the firm has grown significantly and currently counts with 460 people, in six national offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Vitória and Volta Redonda. Besides the firm established alliances with other law firms in Brazil and abroad. Over the years the firm received many national and international awards.

International Work: We have extensive experience on assisting international transactions. The firm is member of ALAE (Corporate Law Alliance) and of Lexwork International.

Clients:
The firm represents a large group of clients, which corresponds to more than half of the major 100 Brazilian Companies. Main clients include: CSN, AMBEV, EMBRAER, PETROBRAS, TIM, Grupo OI, Grupo Votorantim, HSBC, Globo, Johnson e Johnson, Grupo Telefonica e Vivo, Embratel, Camargo Corrêa, Odebrecht, Queiroz Galvão, OAS, Souza Cruz, Ipiranga, Shell, Repsol, Light, Gafisa, Fibria, Unidas, Unimed, Semp Toshiba, BP Energy Brazil, Itaú Unibanco, Neoenergia, Pão de Açúcar, Unisys, Philips, Accor, EDP, AMIL, Michelin, MPX, Electrolux, BR Malls, Brookfield, Adidas, Contax, BNY Mellon, ABB, Gávea Investimentos, Lafarge, Parmalat, Yamana Gold, Stora Enso, Rigesa, Inbrands, CNI, Veracel, Arcelor Mittal, Xerox and Petros.

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