For another year, we are proud to announce that our firm was recognized by the renowned legal ranking The Legal 500. The publication released the Latin America 2023 guide, in which our firm and several partners were recognized. Check below the researchers’ analysis and testimonials from peers and clients about our performance:
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
With experience in all types of litigation,Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados provides ‘high quality advice’ to domestic and international clients. The team possesses proven strength in prominent energy, infrastructure and construction cases, and also excels in disputes involving public concessions. Co-leading the department, Paulo Guilherme Lopes takes on a key role in the most high-profile commercial cases handled by the group. Litigation matters concerning credit recovery, banking contracts and business restructuring are among Ricardo Tosto’snotable areas of practice. Rodrigo Quadrante has advised on cases involving civil, commercial and banking disputes. Patricia Rios ‘stands out for her strategic analysis of issues in litigation’, while DanielAlbolea Junior is focused on both preventive and litigation mandates.
-‘High quality advice and great ability to handle strategic litigation matters, especially in Superior Courts.’
-‘Patrícia Rios stands out for her strategic analysis of issues in litigation.’
Labour and Employment
Leite, Tosto e Barros AdvogadosAssociados has ‘a highly qualified team of lawyers, ready to meet all labour demands presented, whether they are mass litigation or more specific cases that require greater efforts to resolve them’. The firm’s non-contentious work includes support on union negotiations, and internal compliance advice and strategic projects. Luciana Arduin Fonseca and Renata Araújo are equally experienced in litigation and consultancy matters, while Priscila Mara Peresi is more focused on contentious work. Luís Fernando Riskalla and Vitor Novo are also highly regarded.
-‘A highly qualified team of lawyers, ready to meet all labour demands presented, whether they are mass litigation or more specific cases that require greater efforts to resolve them. They use the largest technological tools to act and carry out a specialized management in small, mediumor large volume procedural portfolios. Always ready to receive or make contact in a virtual or personal way with client so that excellent results are obtained.’
-‘A firm with highly trained and prepared professionals. Excellent technicians. It has an excellent infrastructure, very well located and with friendly service.’
-‘Quality above expectations; high professional capacity; high knowledge; diversity,’
Restructuring and Insolvency
Leite, Tosto e Barros AdvogadosAssociados is commended for its ‘technique, skill, knowledge and effort for satisfying the client’s interests’. This is particularly the case in contentious matters, where the firm leverages its sizeable disputes practice in major judicial recovery proceedings and debt restructurings. The firm assists creditors and debtors, including several major banks and corporations. Key partners include disputes head Paulo Guilherme Lopes and fellow litigator Patricia Rios. Rodrigo Quadrante is strong on the banking and commercial side.
– ‘The firm has always valued excellence in the service provided, demonstrating technique, skill, knowledge and effort for satisfying the client’s interests. They have teams with a lot of experience in the sector, working in several emblematic cases of judicial recovery.’
Leite, Tosto e Barros AdvogadosAssociados has a good reputation for tax litigation, where it represents clients throughout Brazil in administrative and judicial disputes. This includes support on cross-border issues and the avoidance of double taxation. The advisory side of the practice also remains busy, particularly in seeking tax structures for clients in the energy industry. Clients commend the team’s ‘speed, availability and understanding of the business‘. Carlos Henrique Crosara Delgado is praised for his ‘practical sense‘ and ‘creative solutions‘. Fellow partner Sérgio Grama Lima handles direct and indirect tax issues.
-‘The tax area led by partner Carlos Henrique Crosara Delgado stands out for his speed in returning to the client, availability and understanding of the business.’
-‘Carlos Henrique Crosara Delgado: What makes him different is his practical sense. He likes to understand the business and proposes creative solutions for our cases. In addition to being extremely affordable.’