The office has a solid and well-experienced team working on unique strategies regarding tax laws, according to each client’s profile, always focusing on results. We develop our work of defending big companies and symbolic cases, with special emphasis on leading cases in the fields of oil, telecommunication, energy, tobacco, civil construction, tourism, food and drinks, commerce and transportation, including underground and rail services. Tax Law encompasses all areas of taxation: federal, state and municipal, be it direct or indirect taxation, in all courts in our main cities. We also have a team following congressional work in this area, enabling us to study bills that might be passed in order to preemptively find more effective ways of defending our clients. The Antonelli team, faced with the current scenario of economic crisis in Brazil, has assembled a team devoted to the management of tax liabilities superior to the sum of 100 million reais, thus becoming the focus of companies that are undergoing corporate restructuring processes, in which reducing and stretching tax liabilities is key to its success.
The Antonelli Strategic Litigation team focuses on finding solutions to corporate issues. The Strategic Litigation department comprises different teams with broad experience as well as a multidisciplinary background, working with collective rights, ensuring financial help to public sector services concessionaires, defending shareholders against hostile takeovers, mediating land-owning disputes in rural areas, etc. The team aims to go beyond legal advising our clients and keeping track of their cases. Representing our clients requires more than knowing the case: having excellent command of substantive law, bylaws and related areas allows for the delivery of results. Counting on its broad experience and multidisciplinary background, our teams displays a range of successful cases, judged in Superior Courts in Brasilia. Litigations are our core business.
With a rock-solid background in finance and law, and broad experience in coming up with customised solutions to situations related to insolvency and debt restructuring, having acted in over 200 cases of judicial and extrajudicial reorganization, bankruptcy, attending both creditors and debtors, investment funds, flat managers and judicial management processes. We have a history of strong, decisive acting when it comes to collective negotiations involving financial institutions, both national and international, including through club deals, debt restructuring, structured operations for fund-raising through FIDCs and DIP Finance, besides buying and selling assets that may or may not involve UPI restructuring, conversion of assets and partnerships, as well as operations reorganization involving distressed funds.