The lawyers at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown counsel Brazilian and multinational companies, institutional investors and financial institutions on all aspects of banking activities and capital markets, representing both the lenders and the creditors. We advise on syndicated and structured loans as well as securitizations and project financings.

Our lawyers are well-known for their ability to structure and close deals, especially those that involve debt restructuring and the issuance of securities. We assist clients during all phases of the transaction: from identifying the best structure—with special attention to the corporate, tax and financial aspects involved—to negotiating, drafting and revising all the documents required by the deal, including the ones related to the guarantees. We advise on the structuring of public offers of securities in the Brazilian and international markets, the regulatory matters concerning the domestic financial and capital markets, and the planning and executing of both foreign investments into Brazil and Brazilian investments abroad.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in structuring debentures and promissory notes offerings, and the development of investment funds with special characteristics—such as Receivables Investment Funds, Private Equity Funds and Real Estate Investment Funds, in several sectors of the economy.

We also advise on both secured and unsecured corporate loans, including financing with the Inter-American Development Bank, the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) and other multilateral and export-credit agencies.

The firm also provides all the support required for banking and capital market transactions, including legal due diligence, tax planning, collateral registry, regulatory entities procedures, bankruptcy and judicial recovery legal proceedings.

Accolades

Chambers Lain America 2018
Solid experience representing foreign and domestic financial institutions in cross-border transactions concerning debt restructuring and syndicated loans.

Sources praise the team for "actively engaging in all discussions" and "always seeking the best possible outcome for their clients."

IFLR1000 2018
"Tauil & Chequer Advogados has a strong project finance and capital markets practice, but is also active in banking, M&A and project development."

"Full service law firm. High quality lawyers and deep bench of expertise."

"The firm has a well-established team under Eduardo Lima's supervision. They are all very accessible and able to manage highly stress negotiations, being able always to help us to find the middle ground."

Chambers Latin America 2017
Experienced in debt restructuring deals and syndicated loans, and is particularly recognised for its project finance practice. Also maintains a solid track record advising major corporations on compliance with banking regulations.

"Availability is a particular strong point, and the team's technical ability is very good."

Chambers Latin America 2016
"The firm is visible in the market; I come across them very often."

IFLR 1000 2016
"Very well prepared, detail minded and efficient lawyers, with competitive and sometimes aggressive fee proposals."

Latin Lawyer 250 2016
"Tauil & Chequer’s Banking & Finance practice is broad, with core bank financing and capital markets work (a busy practice for the firm)."

The Legal 500 2016
Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown provides "well-grounded advice," and is well versed in cross-border financing deals.

Chambers Latin America 2015
"The firm always meets deadlines and provides outstanding service. The lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in cross-border deals."

"We recommend the lawyers for their in-depth expertise, flexibility and client-focused approach." 

Latin Lawyer 250 2015
"Tauil & Chequer Advogados is listed among the top law firms in Latin America.

The Legal 500 2014
"Client-oriented service" and a "strong commitment to every case."