Practice Areas

Energy

With a multidisciplinary team, also focused on corporate, contractual, regulatory and tax issues, MBZ is able to provide legal assistance to the energy sector with excelence within all national territory.

 

Our team has professionals who are dedicated to the energy area and are renowned by their practice, not only  because of their academic activities, but also because of their active role in representative institutions.

 

Our professionals have been providing legal assistance on issues related to undertakings in the energy field for more than ten years, having participated in the structuring of the most important operations in the south region of Brazil.

 

We are focused on structuring operations envolving the generation, transmission and distribution of energy in the Regulated Market (ACR), as well as advising clients in the Free Market (ACL), including serving clients before relevant regulatory bodies such as Aneel, ONS, CCEE, EPE and MME.

 

With offices in Porto and São Paulo, MBZ, besides providing strategic legal assistance to its clients, has great technical knowledge in operations in the energy markets.

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Administrative and Regulatory

MBZ Advogados operates in administrative advisory and litigation, assisting on the legal aspects of the relationship between its clients and public authorities.

 

The firm has experience in conducting proceedings before the regulatory agencies of different sectors.

 

As part of the Mergers & Acquisitions operations, the firm assists its clients in competition suits before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).

Capital Markets

In the financial and capital markets, MBZ Advogados actively participates in operations related to the funding and structuring of capital companies, covering, among other issues, the structuring of public issue of shares, debentures, commercial notes and other securities.

 

The office assists publicly-held companies in the light of normative discipline defined by the Securities Commission and the Regulations of the BM&F Bovespa listing segments.

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Corporate Restructuring and Recovery

MBZ Advogados operates alongside companies involved in restructuring and in financial crises aid, including both the renegotiation of their commitments and the bringing of judicial and extrajudicial recovery.

Family Office

MBZ Advogados has significant experience in designing structures with the purpose of holding the ownership of financial and corporate assets, both in Brazil and abroad, also considering the aspects of succession.

 

The renowned expertise in the corporate area enables the office to consult with their clients on new entrepreneurial initiatives arising from liquidity events.

 

The firm has a vast network of foreign offices with outstanding performance in their respective jurisdictions.

Commercial contracts

MBZ Advogados has outstanding practice in the negotiation and drafting of various commercial contractual arrangements.

The firm is often consulted for issuing legal opinions on the interpretation, extent and effects of contractual obligations.

Litigation

MBZ Advogados operates in all spheres of the State and Federal Judiciary.

 

The office has a concern with building cases and theses, taking into consideration the client’s interests, in view of the alternatives for their continuation.

 

Engaging in complex and strategic cases, MBZ Advogados limits the number of cases in which it operates, in order to facilitate an ongoing interaction with its customers.

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Tax

MBZ represents clients in tax ligitation, preparing defenses and appeals before administrative and judicial proceedings, as well as developing legal theses which are applicable to companhies from different sectors.

 

The firm has lawyers who are specialized in tax planning and is able to analyze and refine complex corporate strucures, as well as to provide legal services in corporate planning, succession planning and commercial transactions.

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M&A and Private Equity

MBZ Advogados has a specialized practice in Mergers ​​& Acquisitions transactions, Private Equity and Venture Capital investments , especially in conducting cross- border operations for both the buying side and the selling side.

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Corporate

The firm’s practices involve a broad performance in Corporate Law, comprising services regarding any form of business association, including the drafting of formation documents, shareholders agreement and other documents related to the business’s operation.

 

MBZ Advogados is also recognized for participating in corporate litigations involving corporate matters.

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