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BLS Advogados

O Escritrio

attella, Lasmar & Silva Advogados (BLS Advogados)


um escritrio de advocacia que atua nas mais importantes reas do direito empresarial, assessorando
clientes nacionais e estrangeiros. Sediado em So Paulo, o escritrio apresenta um conceito de prestao de servios
jurdicos que combina profissionais altamente qualificados e multidisciplinares, estrutura moderna, dedicao ao cliente e atendimento personalizado visando ao estabelecimento de um relacionamento duradouro com clientes, baseado no esprito de parceria.

Todos os advogados do BLS Advogados so fluentes em ingls,


sendo que muitos de nossos profissionais so fluentes tambm
em espanhol, francs e alemo.
O BLS Advogados reconhecido no apenas por sua contnua
busca pela excelncia na prestao de servios jurdicos, mas
tambm pela alta capacidade de agregar valor aos negcios
dos clientes.

Focado nos resultados e trabalhando de maneira coesa, com inNossa preocupao constante com a alta qualidade dos servi- tensa atuao dos scios, o BLS Advogados busca sempre apreos prestados demonstrada pela cautelosa seleo de nos- sentar solues jurdicas customizadas para assegurar que as
sos profissionais.
necessidades dos clientes sejam satisfeitas de maneira eficiente
e eficaz. Em suma, buscamos oferecer a Best Legal Solution.
Todos os nossos scios formaram-se nas mais conceituadas universidades brasileiras e possuem experincia internacional resultante de mestrados em universidades estrangeiras e/ou atuao
em escritrios americanos renomados.

BEST LEGAL SOLUTION


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The Firm

BLS Advogados

attella, Lasmar & Silva Advogados (BLS Advogados) is


a law firm that offers legal services and advice on business law and all related areas of law on a national and
international level, advising both Brazilian and foreign
clients. Headquartered in So Paulo, the firm incorporates a concept of legal services that combines modern infrastructure with a
highly qualified and multidisciplinary team of lawyers dedicated to
delivering personalized service, aiming at establishing a long lasting relationship with clients based on a partnership spirit.

from U.S. Law Schools and/or work experience in renowned American law firms.
All BLS Advogados lawyers are fluent in English and several of
our lawyers are also fluent in Spanish, French and German.
BLS Advogados is recognized by its clients not only for the excellence in the delivery of creative legal solutions, but also for its
ability to add significant value to the clients business.

Our constant concern with the high quality of our services is evi- Focused on results and working in a cohesive way with strong
denced by the thorough selection of our team.
partner input, BLS Advogados top priority is to provide clients
with tailor made legal solutions to ensure that clients needs are
All our partners have graduated from top Brazilian Law Schools efficiently and effectively addressed. Simply put, we seek offerand have international experience, resulting from LL.M degrees ing the Best Legal Solution.

BEST LEGAL SOLUTION


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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

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SOCIETRIO

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CORPORATE

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TRIBUTRIO

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TAX

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CONTRATOS

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CONTRACTS / COMMERCIAL LAW

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IMOBILIRIO

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REAL ESTATE

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DIREITO CONCORRENCIAL

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ANTITRUST

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CONTENCIOSO ESTRATGICO

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STRATEGIC LITIGATION

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SEGUROS E RESSEGUROS

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INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE

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INVESTIMENTOS ESTRANGEIROS NO BRASIL

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FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN BRAZIL

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MINERAO E SIDERURGIA

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MINING AND STEEL

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FLORESTAL

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FORESTRY

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BEST LEGAL SOLUTION


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Practice Areas

reas de atuao

FUSES E AQUISIES

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O BLS Advogados possui vasta experincia em fuses,


aquisies e outras operaes corporativas. Esta
experincia foi adquirida por seus profissionais durante
vrios anos de trabalho em tal rea em renomados
escritrios de advocacia no Brasil e no exterior.
Tal experincia credencia o BLS Advogados a realizar,
com eficincia, segurana e qualidade, operaes de
fuso e aquisio envolvendo partes estrangeiras.
O escritrio atende um amplo espectro de clientes nos
mais variados setores econmicos, incluindo empresas
nacionais e estrangeiras, pblicas e privadas, fundos de
private equity, bancos de investimentos e pessoas fsicas.
Alm de prestar consultoria em todos os assuntos
jurdicos envolvendo operaes de fuso e aquisio,
o BLS Advogados possui experincia singular na
identificao de potenciais compradores, parceiros ou
investidores para os negcios de seus clientes, assim
como de potenciais targets e oportunidades de investimento
para clientes investidores. Utilizando seus contatos nos
setores corporativo e financeiro, no Brasil e no exterior,
o BLS Advogados possui altas taxas de sucesso
na identificao de novos negcios, via fuses e
aquisies, para seus clientes, particularmente
no mercado de empresas de mdio porte.
A experincia do BLS Advogados na rea de fuses
e aquisies inclui, entre outras atividades:

Preparao de empresas/ativos a serem ofertados, com


consultoria legal preventiva no intuito de identificar e
mitigar contingncias legais pr-transao, visando
maximizao do retorno financeiro para o cliente;
Realizao de auditoria legal (due diligence)
completa, visando identificar, quantificar e mitigar
riscos legais relacionados aquisio ou alienao
de empresas, participaes societrias e/ou ativos;
Elaborao de relatrio de auditoria legal (due diligence),
com a descrio dos riscos legais envolvidos e as
recomendaes para a mitigao de tais riscos;
Montagem e gerenciamento de data rooms;
Identificao de potenciais compradores e vendedores;
Assessoria na definio da estratgia de negociao;
Assessoria na estruturao da operao, negociao
dos contratos pertinentes e elaborao de todos os
documentos necessrios implementao do negcio;
Consultoria em governana corporativa;
Constituio de parcerias, associaes e joint ventures;
Elaborao de Acordos de Quotistas e Acionistas;
Realizao de management buyouts;
Planejamento, negociao e estruturao de earnouts;
Assessoria a investidores de venture capital e private equity;
Implementao de cises e incorporaes;
Realizao de ofertas de compra e venda
de participaes societrias;
Assessoria perante os rgos de Defesa da
Concorrncia, incluindo o CADE e a SDE.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

 LS Advogados has extensive experience in mergers,


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acquisitions and related corporate transactions. This
experience has been gained over several years of
exclusive work with mergers and acquisitions deals
in highly regarded law firms in Brazil and abroad.

Such an expertise credentials BLS Advogados to
effectively implement domestic and cross-border mergers,
acquisitions and businesses combination transactions,
in a very efficient, secure and reliable manner.

The firm assists a great variety of foreign and local clients
in many different economic sectors, including stateowned, publicly and privately-held companies, private
equity funds, investment banks and individuals.

Besides counseling our clients in all legal matters involving
M&A transactions, we have a unique experience in assisting
clients on finding potential buyers, partners and/or investors
to their business, as well as potential targets and investment
opportunities for clients willing to invest in Brazil. With our
solid network in the local and international corporate and
financial sectors, we have achieved an impressive rate of
success in identifying M&A-driven business opportunities
to our clients, particularly in the middle-market universe.

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Our expertise in M&A matters include, among other activities:



Preparing companies/assets to a M&A transaction,
with preventive legal consulting to identify and
mitigate pre-closing legal contingencies, aiming
at maximizing the financial return to clients;

Conducting complete due diligence, in order to identify,
quantify and mitigate legal risks associated with enterprises,
equity interests and/or assets acquisition and sales;

Preparing Legal Due Diligence report, with a
detailed description of identified legal risks
and proposed mitigation actions;

Assembling and managing data rooms;

Identifying prospective buyers and sellers;

Advising on the identification of best negotiation strategies;

Assisting on transaction structuring and transaction
documents drafting and negotiation;

Corporate governance consultancy;

Assisting on joint ventures formation;

Drafting of Shareholders and Quotaholders Agreement;

Advising on management buyouts;

Earn-out planning, negotiation and structuring;

Assisting venture capital and private equity investors;

Structuring and implementing spin-offs and split-offs;

Planning and performing stock sales and purchase offers;

Assisting and representing clients before Brazilian
Antitrust Authorities, including CADE and SDE.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fuses e Aquisies

FUSES E AQUISIES

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A equipe de societrio do Battella, Lasmar & Silva


destaca-se por possuir alto conhecimento jurdico e
extensa experincia prtica no tratamento de matrias
societrias. Tal equipe, ademais, reconhecida por sua
criatividade na apresentao de solues societrias
customizadas s necessidades dos clientes.

O BLS Advogados presta assessoria jurdica em todos os


assuntos relacionados ao direito societrio, incluindo:

Estruturao, negociao e elaborao de


documentos societrios para reestruturaes
societrias, incluindo incorporaes, cises totais e
parciais, spin off, split off e drop down de ativos;

CORPORATE

Estruturao societria para planejamento


sucessrio em empresas familiares;

Assessoria em questes de governana corporativa;

Assistncia legal na organizao, constituio


e reorganizao/reestruturao de empresas
dos mais variados tipos societrios;

Elaborao de contratos e estatutos sociais, atas de


reunio de scios, atas de assembleia de acionistas, atas
de reunio do conselho de administrao e de diretoria;

Negociao e elaborao de acordos de acionistas


e de quotistas com clusulas de tag along, drag
along, shot gun, put e call, contratos de jointventure, parceria e associao, contratos de opo
de compra e venda de participao societria;
sociedades em conta de participao e consrcios;

Dissoluo e liquidao de sociedades;


Assessoria a companhias abertas na elaborao de
comunicados ao mercado e de fatos relevantes;

Participao em procedimentos arbitrais


envolvendo conflitos societrios;

Abertura e fechamento de capital e oferta


de ttulos e valores mobilirios;

Representao legal em assembleias gerais


de acionistas, quotistas ou debenturistas.

 egal assistance on formation and reorganization/


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restructuring of corporate entities;

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 LS Advogados offers legal assistance on almost


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all matters of corporate law, including:

Elaborao de estudos e pareceres


relacionados a direito societrio;

 he corporate team at BLS Advogados stands out due to


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its in-depth legal knowledge on corporate law and large
experience in handling corporate matters. Our corporate
team is recognized for its creativity in finding corporate
legal solutions tailored made to the clients needs.

 rafting of articles of association, bylaws, minutes


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of shareholders meetings, minutes of board of
directors meetings, and related documents;
Drafting and negotiation of shareholders agreements
with tag along, drag along, shot gun and put and call
provisions, joint-venture, partnership and association
agreements; put and call option agreements, etc.;

 orporate structuring for succession


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planning on family companies;
Advising on corporate governance matters;
 reparation of memos and legal opinions
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related to corporate law;
Corporate dissolution, liquidation and winding-up;

Corporate

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SOCIETRIO

 ssisting publicly-held companies on the preparation


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of material facts and press-releases;
 articipation in arbitration proceedings
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involving corporate disputes;
Initial public offering, delisting of shares
and offering of securities;
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quotaholders or debentureholders general meetings.

 rafting, Structuring and negotiation of corporate


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documents for reorganizations, restructuring,
mergers and acquisitions, split-ups, spin-offs,
assets drop down and similar transactions;

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O departamento tributrio da BLS oferece ampla experincia


em todos os assuntos relacionados com o direito tributrio,
tanto em operaes domsticas, como internacionais.
Nossos tributaristas trazem consigo anos de experincia
prtica no Brasil e no exterior. Nosso objetivo principal
proporcionar solues tributrias criativas, a custo
competitivo, e de alto valor agregado. Nosso departamento
tributrio coordena seus esforos com advogados de outras
prticas do escritrio para proporcionar uma abordagem
completa para cada assunto submetido nossa anlise.
A diversidade de formao tributria de nossos tributaristas
criou um grupo de profissionais com experincia em
praticamente qualquer assunto tributrio. Nossos tributaristas
tm participao importante na estruturao criativa de
negcios brasileiros para investidores estrangeiros, tais
como a identificao de locais com tributao mais favorvel
e negociao de regimes especiais e incentivos fiscais.
O escritrio dispe de advogados experientes em
contencioso administrativo e judicial com alto ndice de
sucesso em controvrsias relacionadas a tributos federais,
estaduais e municipais, e, ainda, a contribuies sociais.
Nosso trabalho em assuntos tributrios inclui:

Assessoria em operaes de aquisies, fuses,
cises e alienao de ativos com e sem tributao;

Identificao de locais com tributao mais
favorvel, negociao de regimes tributrios
especiais e incentivos fiscais;


Assessoria tributria na estruturao de fundos


de investimento e fundos de private equity;
Planejamento de estruturas eficientes para
clientes estrangeiros efetuando investimentos
ou desinvestimentos no Brasil;
Planejamento tributrio internacional com a
utilizao de tratados internacionais;
Proposta e negociao de incentivos fiscais estaduais
e municipais em nome de investidores brasileiros
e estrangeiros, incluindo assistncia jurdica para
governos locais na elaborao de legislao tributria;
Estruturao de entidades imunes e isentas;
Realizao de due diligence tributria associada
com operaes de fuso e aquisio;
Consultoria em operaes internacionais, com nfase
em tratados, preos de transferncia, royalties,
licenciamentos e financiamentos internacionais;
Consultoria para implantao e operao de
novos empreendimentos, tais como indstrias
e projetos de infraestrutura nos setores de
telecomunicaes, saneamento, gs, petrleo,
energia, transporte, turismo, etc.;
Elaborao e apresentao de consultas
sobre interpretao e aplicao das normas
tributrias e de classificao fiscal;
Contencioso administrativo e judicial (federal, estadual,
municipal e previdencirio) em 1 e 2 instncias, alm
de cortes superiores, envolvendo grande variedade de
assuntos tributrios de empresas e pessoas fsicas;
Planejamento tributrio sucessrio e patrimonial.

TAX

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 LS Advogados tax team offers a broad array of experience


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in all aspects of tax law, both in Brazilian and international
transactions. Our tax lawyers bring years of experience
gained in local and international tax practice. Our top
priority is to fashion creative, cost-efficient and valueadded tax solutions. Our tax department coordinates
its efforts with lawyers of other firms practices to
provide a complete approach to each client matter.

 ifferent tax backgrounds of our members have created a


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group of tax lawyers experienced in virtually every type of
tax matter. Our tax lawyers have played an important role
in creatively structuring Brazilian businesses for foreign
investors, including the identification of tax-favorable
locations and negotiation of tax regimes and incentives.
If litigation is required, the firm has a group of
experienced tax litigators with a record of success
in substantial tax controversies concerning federal,
state, local, and social security taxes.
Our work in tax matters encompasses:

Tax advice on transactions of mergers, acquisitions,
spin-offs, and asset dispositions;

Identification of tax-favorable locations, negotiations
of special tax regimes and tax incentives;

 ax advice on structuring of private


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equity and investment funds;

Planning of tax-efficient structures for foreign clients
to make investment or divestiture in Brazil;

International tax planning, inbound and
outbound, using tax treaties;

Application and negotiation of state and local tax incentives
to Brazilian and foreign investors, including legal assistance
to local governments on the drafting of tax legislation;

Structuring of tax-exempt organizations;

Tax due diligence associated with mergers
and acquisitions of local businesses;

Tax advice on international operations, with
emphasis on treaties, transfer pricing, royalties,
licensing, international financing, etc.;

Tax advice to implement and operate new
businesses, such as industries and infrastructure
projects in telecommunications, sanitation, oil
& gas, energy, transportation, tourism etc.;

Drafting and filing of requests for specific tax rulings;

Administrative and judicial tax litigation (federal, state,
local and social security) at both trial and appellate courts,
involving a wide array of corporate and individual tax issues;

Succession and estate tax planning.

Tax

Tributrio

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Em razo de sua estrutura multidisciplinar, o BLS Advogados


possui extensa expertise na elaborao e negociao dos
mais variados tipos contratuais. Unindo a experincia prtica
adquirida nas diversas operaes realizadas com o sempre
atualizado conhecimento terico doutrinrio e jurisprudencial
em consonncia com os mais recentes posicionamentos
dos tribunais, os nossos advogados destacam-se pela
excelncia na redao e negociao de contratos.

A experincia acadmica e profissional internacional dos


profissionais do BLS Advogados aqui tambm permite a
prestao de uma assessoria jurdica completa e singular
na elaborao e negociao de contratos internacionais.

A experincia do BLS Advogados na


rea contratual inclui, ainda:

O BLS Advogados est apto a assessorar seus clientes nas


mais diversas espcies contratuais, tais como: (i) contratos
de compra e venda, locao e arrendamento de bens mveis
e imveis; (ii) contratos de prestao de servios em geral;
(iii) contratos de agncia e distribuio; (iv) contratos de
transferncia de tecnologia e licenciamento; (v) contratos
de constituio de garantias reais (hipotecas, penhores,
etc,) e fidejussrias (fianas, avais, etc.); (vi) contratos de
fornecimento, turn key, aliana (cost/profit sharing), etc.; (vii)
contratos comerciais dos mais variados gneros; (viii) contratos
societrios, incluindo acordo de acionistas/quotistas, polticas

Consultoria em questes contratuais, por meio


da elaborao de pareceres jurdicos analisando
a legislao e a regulao aplicveis;

Elaborao, discusso, reviso e negociao


de minutas de qualquer tipo de contrato;

In view of its multidisciplinary structure, BLS Advogados


has extensive expertise in contract drafting and
negotiation. Combining the practical experience gained
in the participation of innumerous deals with sound
academic legal knowledge, always updated with the latest
understandings of Brazilian courts, our lawyers stand out
for the excellence in drafting and negotiating contracts.
The academic and professional international background
that BLS Advogados team holds allows the firm to
provide a broad and tailor made assistance as to
drafting and negotiation of international contracts.

BLS Advogados experience on


contractual matters also includes:

Orientao e monitoramento da execuo


das obrigaes contratuais ao longo da
vigncia e no perodo ps-contratual;

Orientao, monitoramento e elaborao de pareceres para


procedimentos de arbitragem, processos administrativos
e judiciais que envolvam questes contratuais.

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supply agreements; (xi) carbon credit-related agreements;


(xii) factoring, leasing and franchising agreements.

CONTRACTS / COMMERCIAL LAW

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of agreements, such as: (i) sale/purchase, rental and lease
agreements of assets and property, (ii) services agreements
in general; (iii) distribution agreements; (iv) transfer and
licensing agreements; (v) guaranty and collateral agreements
(mortgage, pledge, etc.); (vi) supply agreements, turnkey,
and alliance agreements (cost/profit sharing), etc.; (vii)
commercial contracts in general; (viii) corporate contracts,
including shareholders/quotaholders agreements, profit
allocation policies, rules for Board of Administration, election
of its members, among others; (ix) wills and family regulations;
(x) Forest plantation agreements and wood and charcoal

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analyzing applicable legislation and regulation;
 rafting, discussion, review and negotiation
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of virtually all kinds of contracts;
 dvice on and monitoring of contractual
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obligation compliance during and after the
expiration of the contract term;
Advice on and monitoring and drafting of reports
for arbitration procedures, administrative and legal
proceedings involving contractual issues.

Contracts / Commercial Law

Contratos

de distribuio de lucros, polticas de eleio de membros da


administrao, entre outros; (ix) testamentos e regulamentos
em direito de famlia e sucesses; (x) contratos de implantao
de macio florestal e fornecimento de madeira em p e
carvo; (xi) contratos relacionados com crditos de carbono;
(xii) contratos de factoring, leasing e franquia (franchising).

CONTRATOS

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A equipe de imobilirio do BLS Advogados composta


por profissionais altamente especializados nesta
rea, com experincia inclusive na participao em
conselhos de administrao de fundos estrangeiros
com investimentos significativos em projetos
imobilirios e de reflorestamento no Brasil.

Por meio de sua equipe multidisciplinar, o BLS Advogados


oferece aos clientes assessoria jurdica completa em diversos
tipos de operao imobiliria, incluindo orientao em reas
correlatas, como ambiental, fiscal, tributria e regulatria.

O BLS Advogados tambm est apto a assessorar clientes


na oferta privada de ttulos relacionados a empreendimentos
imobilirios, tais como CRI Certificado de Recebveis
Imobilirio, CCI Cdula de Crdito Imobilirio, LCI
Letra de Crdito Imobilirio e LH Letra Hipotecria.

REAL ESTATE

O BLS Advogados possui tambm experincia


singular em assuntos jurdicos relacionados
aquisio e arrendamento, por investidores
estrangeiros, de propriedades rurais brasileiras.

 LS Advogados real estate team is highly specialized


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in such an area, with extensive experience as members
of boards of Directors of foreign funds with significant
investments in real estate and reforestation projects in Brazil.

O BLS Advogados assessora proprietrios, incorporadores,


construtoras, fundos de investimento, investidores
brasileiros e estrangeiros pessoas fsicas ou jurdicas
em assuntos relacionados a direito imobilirio.

Nossa atuao abrange operaes de compra, venda,


locao, doao, arrendamento, construo, financiamento,
incorporao, sociedades em conta de participao,
condomnios civis, condomnios edilcios, locaes built-tosuit, operaes de sale-leaseback, administrao, operao e
investimento em projetos imobilirios residenciais, comerciais,
industriais, agropecurios e rurais em todo o pas.

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 hrough its multidisciplinary team, BLS Advogados offers


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to its clients complete legal service in almost every real
estate transaction, including advice on all related areas of
law, such as environmental, tax and regulatory aspects.

BLS Advogados also provides advice to clients


on private offerings of various types of real estate
securities, such as Real Estate Receivables Certificate
(CRI), Real Estate Credit Bond (CCI); Real Estate
Letter of Credit (LCI) and Mortgage Letter (LH).
BLS Advogados has also unique experience in
legal matters involving acquisition and leasing
of Brazilian rural land to foreign investors.

Real Estate

Imobilirio

IMOBILIRIO

 LS Advogados assists real estate owners, developers,


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construction companies, investment funds, Brazilian
and foreign investors - whether individuals or legal
entities - on all sorts of real estate-related matters.
 ur real estate practice comprises purchase, sale, rent,
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donation, lease, construction, financing, development,
partnerships, civil condominiums, building condominiums,
built-to-suit leases, sale-leaseback transactions, management,
operation of and investment in residential, commercial,
industrial, agribusiness and rural projects in Brazil.

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O BLS Advogados possui uma experiente equipe


especializada em direito concorrencial que representa
clientes perante as autoridades brasileiras de defesa da
concorrncia na submisso de Atos de Concentrao (merger
review) e em processos administrativos para apurao
de condutas anticompetitivas, como processos de cartel,
e tambm na assessoria em programas de lenincia.

Nossos advogados da rea de direito antitruste participam


ativamente das operaes, tendo acesso a seus detalhes
e tomando parte nas decises estratgicas. Essa forma de
organizao gera uma sinergia positiva entre a concluso
da operao de fuso ou aquisio e a necessria
aprovao pelas autoridades de defesa da concorrncia.
A estreita cooperao entre as diferentes reas do BLS
Advogados garante um resultado mais clere e eficiente
junto s autoridades de defesa da concorrncia.

CONTENCIOSO ESTRATGICO

ANTITRUST

O BLS Advogados conta com uma equipe de


contencioso estratgico altamente qualificada e
reconhecida por sua capacidade de representar, com
excelncia, clientes perante autoridades judiciais e
administrativas em casos de grande complexidade.

Nossa equipe de contencioso estratgico atua


em conjunto com outras reas do escritrio para
identificar estratgias de defesa e ataque que melhor
atendam os interesses dos nossos clientes.

BLS Advogados antitrust lawyers work cohesively with


its mergers and acquisitions team, taking part in M&A
deals since their outset and playing an important role in
designing an efficient strategy to assure fast clearance
before Brazilian antitrust authorities. BLS Advogados
believes that combining its antitrust and M&A practices
creates a positive synergy that leads to a faster approval of
its clients transactions with the Brazilian antitrust authorities.

STRATEGIC LITIGATION

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BLS Advogados has an experienced and skilled antitrust team


of lawyers specialized in the representation of clients before the
Brazilian Antitrust Authorities in connection with the filing and
clearance of M&A transactions. The antitrust team is also very
qualified in the defense of clients in cartel and other antitrust
investigations, as well as in the filing for leniency programs.

Antitrust
Strategic Litigation

Direito Concorrencial
Contencioso Estratgico

DIREITO CONCORRENCIAL

BLS Advogados strategic litigation practice is recognized


for its skilled team of lawyers and their capacity to
outstandingly represent clients in extremely complex
cases before judicial and administrative courts.
 ur strategic litigation team works closely with other
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lawyers of the firm to better identify the argumentative
strategies that most suitably address the clients needs.

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O BLS Advogados possui advogados com formao


acadmica e experincia compatveis com o enfretamento
de questes de alta complexidade nas esferas securitria
e ressecuritria, tendo sido envolvidos na regulao
e resoluo de alguns dos maiores e mais complexos
sinistros ocorridos no Brasil na ltima dcada.

se sempre pela inovao argumentativa e desenvolvimento


de teses para questes de alta complexidade.

A equipe do BLS Advogados se diferencia por agregar


experincia na representao de interesses dos
diferentes polos da relao securitria, resultando em
uma compreenso multifacetria e holstica do universo
securitrio. Tal vivncia capacita os nossos advogados
a um dilogo experiente e tcnico com o objetivo de
diminuir barreiras culturais e encontrar solues que
sejam rpidas e economicamente adequadas.

A atuao do BLS Advogados orienta-se pela perspectiva


multidisciplinar da relao securitria, a qual se pauta
tanto em normas jurdicas quanto em fundamentos
atuariais, e tambm na funo protagonista do contrato
de seguro na economia e no desenvolvimento do pas.

A experincia dos nossos advogados envolve intensa


vivncia no mercado internacional, com atuao
na Amrica Latina, Estados Unidos e Europa.

O BLS Advogados est capacitado para auxiliar clientes


na contratao de seguros e resseguros, reviso de
clausulados, conduo de regulaes de sinistro complexas
e aconselhamento sobre as mais diversas questes no
mbito do direito do seguro. Nossos advogados tambm
estiveram envolvidos nas mais relevantes e complexas
disputas relacionadas a direito securitrio no pas, ora
defendendo interesses de segurados, ora defendendo
interesse de seguradores e resseguradores, destacando-

 LS Advogados has a team of lawyers with the proper


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academic credentials and professional experience to address
and resolve the most complex insurance, reinsurance and
related matters. This team has been involved in some of
the largest and most complex loss adjustment procedures
and insurance cases in Brazil in the last decade.
The BLS Advogados team is distinguished for the experience
acquired in representing the various parties involved in
insurance matters, resulting in a multifaceted and holistic
comprehension of the insurance legal universe. The experience
of having represented insured, insurer and reinsurers
interests qualifies our insurance team for a knowledgeable
and technical dialogue, always focused on diminishing the
cultural barriers existing among the different parties, with the
objective of achieving a timely and tailored-made solution.

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companies or insured parties. Such practice has been


distinguished by our team innovative and creative
approach in addressing highly complex matters.

INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE

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encompasses reviewing insurance policies, insurance and
reinsurance contracts, handling complex loss adjustment
procedures and advising clients in many other insurance
related matters. BLS Advogados insurance team has
also been involved in the most relevant and complex
arbitrations and litigations concerning insurance matters
in Brazil, either representing insurance and reinsurance

BLS Advogados insurance practice is oriented by a


multidisciplinary perspective of the insurance contract, based
not only on legal rules, but also on the actuarial fundamentals
and the conscience that the insurance contract plays a major
role in enhancing the countrys economy and development.
 ur insurance lawyers have intense and relevant
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international experience, especially in Latin
America, United States, and Europe.

Insurance and Reinsurance

Seguros e Resseguros

SEGUROS E RESSEGUROS

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A equipe do BLS Advogados possui profunda expertise


na assessoria a estrangeiros que pretendem investir no
Brasil, incluindo (i) a customizao de estruturas societrias
e veculos de investimentos de acordo com o perfil de cada
cliente e a natureza do investimento; (ii) a assessoria nos
aspectos regulatrios para a captao de recursos junto
a investidores locais e estrangeiros; (iii) a realizao de
due diligence em potenciais targets; (iv) a assessoria nos
procedimentos de desinvestimento, incluindo negociao
com potenciais compradores e reestruturaes societrias;
(v) o custeio das operaes brasileiras pelo aporte de capital
e/ou emprstimos; (vi) o registro de capitais, emprstimos e
operaes financeiras perante o Banco Central do Brasil; (vii)
a assessoria quanto s regras, procedimento e restries
para a importao de bens e servios, distribuio de lucros
e dividendos, reduo e repatriamento de capital e remessas
de lucros; (viii) a consultoria e o planejamento tributrio; (ix) os
servios de imigrao e obteno de vistos para estrangeiros.

No caso de novos empreendimentos, o BLS Advogados


tambm auxilia clientes na identificao de espao para
suas instalaes, negociao de contrato de locao,
contratao de administrador e servios contbeis locais.

FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN BRAZIL

O BLS Advogados representa clientes estrangeiros em


uma ampla variedade de segmentos econmicos, tais como
energia, minerao e siderurgia, imobilirio, florestamento
e reflorestamento, manejo florestal sustentvel, distribuio
de produtos, indstria em geral, engenharia, componentes
eletrnicos e informtica, Telecom e cartes de crdito.

Representamos clientes pessoas fsicas e jurdicas


provenientes das Amricas, Europa Central e
Ocidental, Escandinvia, Oriente Mdio e sia.

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The team of BLS Advogados has deep expertise in assisting


foreign investors in Brazil, including (i) corporate and
investment vehicles structuring according to the profile of
each client and the nature of the investment; (ii) advice on
regulatory aspects for fund raising with foreign and local
investors; (iii) due diligence on prospective targets; (iv)
advice divestiture procedures, including the negotiation with
prospective buyers and corporate restructuring services; (v)
the funding of Brazilian operations with equity and/or debt;
(vi) capital, loan and financial operations registration with
Brazilian Central Bank; (vii) advice on rules, procedures and
restrictions on imports of foreign products and services, profit
allocation and dividends, reduction and repatriation of capital
and remittance of profits; (viii) tax advice and tax planning;
(ix) immigration and Brazilian visa for foreign employees.

In case of new ventures, BLS Advogados is also prepared


to assist its clients in the identification of appropriate
places for their Brazilian offices, including lease
negotiation, hiring of local administrator and accountant.
BLS Advogados represents foreign clients in a wide array
of economic sectors, such as energy, steel production,
mining, real estate, forestation and reforestation, sustainable
forest management, products distribution, industry in
general, including engineering, electronics and computer
component production, Telecom and credit cards.
We represent corporate and individual clients
from the Americas, Central and Western Europe,
Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia.

Foreign
Investments in Brazil

Investimentos
Estrangeiros no Brasil

INVESTIMENTOS ESTRANGEIROS NO BRASIL

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O BLS Advogados conta com uma equipe altamente


especializada em direito minerrio e com vasta
experincia na representao de empresas e investidores
atuantes nos setores minerrio e siderrgico.

ou siderrgico e representao do cliente perante os rgos


pblicos ambientais municipais, estaduais e federais; (v)
a elaborao de pareceres esclarecendo toda e qualquer
questo regulatria ou relativa legislao aplicvel; (vi)
negociao com os proprietrios da superfcie sob a
qual encontra-se o direito minerrio a ser explorado.

MINING AND STEEL

Entre as atividades desenvolvidas pelo BLS Advogados


nas reas de minerao e siderurgia, destacam-se (i) a
assessoria legal completa em operaes de compra e venda,
arrendamento, cesso, transferncia e joint-venture para
explorao conjunta de direitos minerrios e usinas de ferro
gusa, incluindo a estruturao da operao, a realizao
de auditorias legais de tais ativos, e a elaborao, reviso
e negociao de todo e qualquer contrato necessrio
ao fechamento da referida operao; (ii) a prospeco
de investidores e parceiros para projetos minerrios e
siderrgicos greenfields e brownfields; (iii) a representao
de clientes perante o Departamento Nacional de Produo
Mineral DNPM e a realizao e acompanhamento de
todos os atos administrativos necessrios implementao
e manuteno de projetos de minerao; (iv) a consultoria
em todos os aspectos legais relacionados aos direitos
societrio, tributrio e ambiental, incluindo auditorias e
planejamentos ambientais, fiscais/tributrios e societrios,
com a recomendao da estrutura mais eficiente para a
implementao do projeto minerrio/siderrgico, assessoria
no licenciamento de todas as fases do projeto de minerao

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BLS Advogados has a team of lawyers highly


specialized in mining law, with extensive experience
in the representation of companies and investors
involved in the mining and steel industries.
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activities: (i) complete legal assistance on M&A transactions
involving mining resources and steel mills, including deal
structuring, due diligence on applicable assets, and
drafting, review and negotiation of all applicable transaction
documents, (ii) identification of prospective investors and
partners to both greenfield and brownfield mining and steel
projects; (iii) representing clients before the National Mining
Production Department DNPM and taking and monitoring
all necessary administrative actions for implementing and
maintaining in good standing the mining projects; (iv)
advising on all applicable corporate, tax and environmental
legal aspects related to the project, including due diligence
and corporate, environmental and tax planning aiming at
identifying the most efficient structure for the mining/ steel
production project, assisting on the licensing of all projects
phases, and representing client before the federal, state and
local environmental authorities; (v) preparing legal opinions on
any and all aspect of the applicable legislation or regulatory
inquiries related to the project, (vi) negotiating with the owners
of the land under which the mining resource is located.

Mining and Steel

Minerao e Siderurgia

MINERAO E SIDERURGIA

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FORESTRY

O BLS Advogados representa vrios clientes na rea


de florestamento e reflorestamento, assessorando
siderrgicas, empresas especializadas em implantao
de macio florestal e fundos de investimentos na
aquisio, alienao e explorao de ativos florestais.

O escritrio possui ampla experincia na estruturao


de projetos florestais, atuando em todas as reas
correlatas, tais como direito ambiental, societrio,
imobilirio, regulatrio e contratos, abordando todos
os aspectos jurdicos relacionados ao setor.

Entre as atividades desempenhadas pelo BLS Advogados


nesta rea, incluem-se (i) a estruturao de veculos de
investimento apropriados para a realizao de investimentos
florestais, tais como fundos de investimento, (ii) a realizao
de auditoria jurdica dos ativos florestais e respectivos imveis,
(iii) a elaborao e negociao de contratos de compra e
venda de macio florestal, arredamento e compra e venda
de imveis, fornecimento de madeira em p e carvo e (iv) a
realizao de planejamento fiscal/tributrio visando aumentar a
eficincia tributria e o retorno financeiro para os investidores.

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BLS Advogados has a highly qualified forest practice group,


with vast experience in assisting pig iron and steel producing
companies, forest product companies, and investment funds on
the acquisition, sale, exploitation, and operation of forest assets.
 e have extensive experience in forestry projects structuring,
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assisting clients on virtually all legal issues affecting the
forest sector, including those related to environmental,
corporate, real estate, regulatory and contractual areas.

Forestry

Florestal

FLORESTAL

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investment structuring, assisting on the incorporation of proper
investment vehicles to implement the forestry project, such
as investment funds; (ii) due diligence on the forest assets
and related real estate; (iii) drafting and negotiation of timber
purchase and sale agreements, real estate purchase and sale
and lease agreements, and long-term timber and charcoal
supply agreements; (iv) tax planning aiming at minimizing the
tax impact on and enhancing the financial return to our clients.

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BLS Advogados

Rua Surubim, n 577 22 andar


So Paulo SP, Brasil
CEP 04571-050

Tel.: +55 11 4085 6200


Fax: +55 11 4085 6215
www.blslaw.com.br