Shearman & Sterling’s São Paulo office is a reflection of our long-term investment in Brazil and the broader Latin American region. The firm has played a role in many of the most important matters in Brazil and Latin America, including capital markets, project finance, public and private acquisitions, debt restructurings, cross-border expansions, key acquisitions and dispute resolution in international courts of arbitration. Clients turn to us because of our established track record in advising Brazilian and global corporates and financial institutions on investment activities in Brazil.
We understand our clients because we understand the region and live in the region — sharing the passion and commitment to the economic and social wellbeing of the country, understanding the different cultures and the legal, political and economic drivers. With a dedicated team fluent in Portuguese and Spanish qualified to practice U.S. law in the Brazilian market, clients with needs across practices and industries rely on our remarkable resourcefulness and the ability to think out of the box for all of our work, making us unrivaled problem solvers.
Our experience in market-leading transactions, together with our longstanding working relationships with the country’s best local law firms, gives our clients excellent access to current legal developments and local market intelligence. An on-the-ground presence encourages closer contact with Brazilian clients and market practices and provides a local base to assist the increasing number of foreign investors and participants in the Brazilian markets.