20

  • 20 years' experience in the Latin American market

Overview

The Sao Paulo office provides advice to clients across Clyde & Co's core sectors, in particular oil & gas, energy, shipping, infrastructure, trade and commodities and insurance. Supported by specialist Latin American desks in London and other Clyde & Co offices, which include Spanish and Portuguese-speaking lawyers, many of whom are dual-qualified.

Our specialist Latin American insurance team of 10 lawyers in London acts across the following lines: energy, engineering, construction, financial and professional, marine, oil & gas, product liability, property & casualty and specialty risks. We also advise on contractual, corporate, regulatory and discontinued business matters.

Clyde & Co in Sao Paulo also provide assistance to international companies in entering, operating and growing in Brazil with a focus on M&A, corporate finance, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, reorganisations, refinancings and other general corporate matters. The team is highly experienced in advising Brazilian entities on outbound investments and dispute resolution.

The firm has recently advised on two of the country's largest-ever claims acting for multiple claimants, including SulAmérica CIA Nacional De Seguros (associated with ING), in a landmark GBP 550 million dispute with Enesa Engenharia that resulted in changes to Brazilian law. Another key highlight saw the firm represent Zurich and Swiss Re, in addition to several other claimants, in a USD 1 billion damages case relating to the Jirau Dam project in western Brazil.

 

Awards

2014 Top ranked Insurance: Locally based International Counsel - Brazil
Chambers Latin America 2014