Vieira Rezende was founded in 1995 in the wake of a series of important legal and regulatory developments in Brazil, in particular in the infrastructure and privatisation areas. All such developments have been closely followed by the firm, enabling its members to acquire appropriate expertise in the relevant legal areas.
The firm’s practice covers a wide variety of areas, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, infrastructure, trade finance, private equity and venture capital transactions, regulatory practice, commercial law, tax consulting, planning and litigation, antitrust, banking, labour consulting and litigation, oil, gas and biofuels law, shipping and offshore, environmental law, technology-related issues and civil litigation.
In recent years, Vieira Rezende has established significant credentials as a provider of high-quality advisory services to Brazilian and foreign companies, particularly with regard to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and tax and labour consultancy and litigations.
The firm has acted in projects that include: the purchase and sale of controlling stakes; preparing companies for IPOs and private placement; representing private equity funds in the acquisition of minority stakes; post-acquisition reorganisations; debt restructuring; civil and labour litigation; antitrust and administrative litigation; arbitration; and taxes, including both litigation and planning.
The quality of the services provided by Vieira Rezende derives from, among other factors, the close relationship and trust built up between the firm’s team of dedicated lawyers and its clients, and from working methods and practices that encourage creative solutions to the novel problems arising in the wake of the rapid changes that have taken place in the Brazilian economic landscape over the past decade. The firm’s relationship with its clients is always seen as one of partnership and in light of this the firm takes an active interest in its clients’ activities, seeking to be fully informed of new developments in their business to anticipate their needs.
Vieira Rezende has strengthened its international practice by establishing professional strategic alliances with the Norwegian international law firm Wikborg Rein, with offices in Oslo, Bergen, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Kobe.