The founding partners of Nantes Mello Advogados have extensive expertise in providing legal advice in corporate matters related to Brazilian companies in a wide range of industries. Our team is equipped to support our clients in corporate matters related to all types of legal entities (e.g. limited liability companies, corporations, publicly-held companies, foundations, associations), corporate governance, drafting and negotiation of corporate documents (e.g. articles of association, by-laws, minutes of meetings), shareholders’ and quotaholders’ agreements, investment agreements, and agreements that govern corporate relations and joint ventures, and to advise companies in general corporate and commercial law matters.
Our Corporate Law practice advises its clients with the legal certainty and agility required by business transactions. Our experience includes advising on:
> Corporate reorganization transactions, including preparation to go public, implementation of corporate governance structures, tax planning, asset reorganization, and succession planning
> Company formation, corporate secretarial work, as well as on the drafting of relevant documents (e.g. contracts, articles of incorporation and by-laws, shareholders’ agreements, etc.)
> The exercise of corporate rights by shareholders
> Transactions related to business estate or its assets, such as purchase, lease, among others
> Pre-litigation negotiations or in arbitration and/or litigation involving corporate disputes, particularly those dealing with withdrawal and exclusion of partner, winding-up and liquidation, as well as annulment or suspension of corporate actions
Our team has extensive experience in sophisticated Mergers and Acquisitions transactions from a diverse range of industries, and has advised sellers and buyers, investors, banks and private equity funds. Our experience includes advising on:
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
> Mergers and acquisitions and spin-offs of companies or assets, from legal due diligence through the structuring and negotiation of transactions and drafting of purchase agreements and related documentation
> Structuring, negotiation and execution of purchase and sale transactions, formation of associations, investment, joint ventures, barter or combination of equity interests and/or assets, as well as corporate reorganization transactions
> Structuring and negotiation of financing transactions to fund mergers and acquisitions
> Matters related to corporate governance, defense of shareholder and quotaholder rights; due diligence, shareholders’ and quotaholders’ agreement.