The lawyers at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown have extensive experience in a vast array of corporate matters working on behalf of Brazilian and foreign clients in inbound and outbound cross-border transaction in such sectors as infrastructure (oil and gas, power, ports and logistics), mining, steel, real estate, hospitality industry, health, insurance, education, financial institutions and agribusiness. We assist with matters ranging from routine corporate filings to the most complex cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

Our firm assists buy-out firms, private equity funds, pension funds, companies, executives, boards of directors and special committees, investment bankers, financial institutions and investors in all aspects of M&A transactions including due diligence review, the drafting and negotiating of acquisition documents, such as “Stock Purchase Agreements” and “Shareholder’s Agreements,” and post-acquisition measures.

Our team of experienced lawyers assists clients with planning corporate governance structures, drafting corporate organizational documents, compliance with periodic corporate obligations (including Shareholders Annual Meetings) and filing the required periodic documentation with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission. Our firm also assists with incorporation of legal entities in Brazil, the registration of foreign investments with the Central Bank of Brazil and the planning and implementation of corporate restructurings, mergers, incorporations, consolidations, spin-offs and transformations.

We understand that in order to exceed our clients’ expectations we must tailor our services to their needs. We provide sophisticated strategies and innovative solutions that are always grounded on an in depth technical understanding of our clients’ specific businesses and industries. We employ these solutions to help Brazilian and foreign clients successfully navigate the diverse and challenging legal and regulatory systems in corporate transactions.

Our team includes lawyers from such practices as antitrust, corporate and securities, environmental, finance, labor, regulatory and tax. Working together, our team provides a comprehensive solution to the full array of issues that arise in complex corporate transactions. For example, acting jointly with our tax lawyers, our team is able to consider all of the diverse alternative corporate structures available in order to optimize the tax planning approach.

Our cross-practice, cross-border approach to meeting the needs of our clients on regional and global projects means that we can offer our clients a thorough understanding of the legal systems in which they are based as well as those in the regions where they want to do business.

Although we have assisted clients in large and complex transactions, we consider our greatest strength to be the attention, care and partner-led service we give to all of our clients, regardless of the size of the deal.


Chambers Latin America 2018
Robust outfit well known for its ability to lead on sophisticated M&A matters. Well positioned to act for a broad variety of clients due to its association with Mayer Brown and its global network. Offers particular strength in cross-border corporate and capital markets matters in connection with the infrastructure, oil and gas and energy sectors. Enjoys the capable support of the firm's real estate, environment and antitrust teams to provide clients with a multidisciplinary service.

"The team is extremely efficient and particularly stands out during strategic negotiations and the handling of due diligences for M&A transactions."

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."

"Excellent work in corporate, tax and regulatory."

Chambers Latin America 2017
Admired corporate team with noted abilities in sophisticated M&A matters. Well positioned to act for a broad variety of clients due to its association with Mayer Brown and the firm's global network. Offers particular strengths in cross-border corporate and capital markets matters in connection with the infrastructure, oil and gas and energy sectors.

"The firm has excellent professionals with robust technical and practical knowledge and experience in the areas in which they operate."

The Legal 500 2017
The 'responsive' and 'business-oriented' team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown 'delivers a high-quality service'.

Strengths include the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, where many of the team’s largest M&A transactions take place.

Latin Lawyer 250 2016
"The firm has a broad and well-regarded corporate team, with a number of partners with busy practices."

Chambers Latin America 2016
"Our case was complex and the lawyers handled it very well."

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

The Legal 500 2016
The ‘excellent professionals’ at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown impress with their ‘robust technical and practical knowledge’, the firm’s full-service model ensuring that there are ‘experienced experts capable of providing thorough legal support in virtually all legal matters’. Carlos Motta and Alexandre Chequer co-head the corporate practice, which had another outstanding year with roles on major deals in the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors.

Chambers Latin America 2015
"We hire them for their business vision, availability and value for money. They provide the level of service we expect as a multinational company."

The Legal 500 2015
"Responsive, strategic and commercially savvy," "collaborative approach" and "ability to bring in supplementary advice when required."

Chambers Latin America 2014
"The firm stands out for its reasonably priced and client-oriented service as well as the dedication of its senior partners."

IFLR 1000 2014
"They have a very committed and skilled team with high qualified Lawyers."

"They always updated and with attention to details."

Latin Lawyer 250 2014
"Provides excellent legal services in a timely, efficient and effective manner. The firm is business-oriented in that the attorneys recognize business goals and strategies and provides legal services accordingly."