Eskenazi Pernidji
Advogados

About us

ESKENAZI PERNIDJI ADVOGADOS was founded in 1945 by Joseph Eskenazi Pernidji and for more than 74 years continuously has advised and represented both local and international clients in a broad range of sectors.

The office is composed by experienced lawyers, highly capable to assist clients in technically complex and sophisticated projects. The firm endeavors to develop strategic relations with clients, assisting them in the most diverse aspects of their personal and professional trajectories, both in national and international matters.

The firm has a vast knowledge of corporate law, tax, mergers and acquisitions, wealth and succession planning, privatizations, among others, providing our clients with personal and individualized services.

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW AND CONTRACTS

We assist our clients in corporate law (corporate acts and reorganization, M&A and public offerings in Brazil, transactions for sale of control, etc.).

TAX

We have experienced lawyers in tax planning and international taxation matters (transfer pricing, treats to avoid double taxation, etc.).

WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND SUCCESSION PLANNING

We have a team of lawyers dedicated to assisting individuals and their families with the legal questions involved in succession planning and organizing assets and business, in Brazil and abroad, designing and implementing legal solutions, in association with foreign law firms to ensure our client a complete legal support.

COMPANIES RESTRUTURING

We assist our clients in debt restructuring processes involving regulatory agencies, suppliers, financial creditors and investors in general.

FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS

We have experienced lawyers with thorough knowledge of the capital markets legislations and regulations, advising clients in matters such as international credit facilities, swaps, securitization of receivables and other transaction on the stock market (public and private offerings, ADRS, BDRS, commercial paper, bonds and notes).

PRIVATIZATION

We have large experience in privatization, assisting our clients in corporate, civil and tax aspects and in the negotiation of relevant documents and agreements (consortiums, joint ventures, investment agreement and shareholders agreement).

BANKING LAW AND EXCHANGE LEGISLATION

We have large experience in advising our clients on questions related to the regulation of the securities market and compliance with currency control rules issued by the National Monetary Council (CMN) and the Brazilian Central Bank concerning foreign investments in Brazil, Brazilian investments abroad, foreign trade and in administrative proceedings within the Brazilian Central Bank and the Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional.

INVESTMENT FUNDS

We have an experienced professional team to assist our clients in the structuring of investment funds (equity funds, FIPs, real estate funds, receivables funds, FIDCs), with vast knowledge of the regulations of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM).

REAL ESTATE

We assist our clients in negotiating complex agreements in all types of real estate transactions (purchase and sales, leases, security interests, etc.).

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

We assist our clients in complex negotiations and dispute resolution proceedings in Brazil and in other countries.

Lawyers

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Holds a degree in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 1977.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in July 1978 and the Portuguese Bar Association in 2015.

Practice areas: corporate, tax, banking laws, finance and capital markets law, privatization, M&A.

Active participation as legal consultant in the restructuring of Brazilian companies, both in private and state owned corporations.

Assistant professor of Corporate Law at the Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Guest lecturer in extension courses on Foreign Exchange at Getúlio Vargas Foundation and IBMEC (“Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets”).

Acted as legal consultant for the task force formed by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation for the reform of the law regulating foreign investments in Brazil sponsored by BM&F (“Commodities and Futures Exchange”), São Paulo, ANORO (“National Gold Association”), ANDIMA (“National Association of Open Market Institutions”) and BVRJ (“Rio de Janeiro Stock Market”).

Co­author of the book named Direito das Companhias (The Lan of Brazilian Corporations) Vol. I and II, coordinated by Alfredo Lamy Filho and José Luiz Bulhões Pedreira, published 2009.

Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

E-mail: sergio@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 1987.

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ).

Member of the Brazilian Association of Finance Law (“Associação Brasileira de Direito Financeiro – ABDF)” and of the Inernational Fiscal Association (IFA).

Practice areas: Commercial and Partnership Law; M&A, Legislation concerning Project Finance; Corporate Law, Foreign Investments in Brazil and Brazilian Investments Abroad; Corporate and International Taxation; Real Estate Laws; and Exchange of international information for fiscal purposes and Brazilian anti-corruption law.

Legal consultant for Brazilian and foreign clients of long range international loans, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. Has a wide range of knowledge on laws and regulations concerning the National Monetary Council and the

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: monicabity@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1991.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in October 1991.

Practice areas: Corporate Law, Finance and Capital Markets, Contracts, Banking and Financing, M&A

Assistant professor at the Rio de Janeiro Catholic University in Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law (1992).

Professor at the Center for Management Studies of Cândido Mendes University. Professor for the extension programs from 1993 to 1996.

Professor of Commercial Law at Cândido Mendes University (1993/1994).

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: carlosflexa@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1994.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in June 1994.

Practice areas: Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Finance and Capital Markets, Real Estate Law, Succession Planning and Wealth Management Law.

Languages:Portuguese and English.

E-mail: cristina@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1999.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in 1999.

Practice areas: Civil, Commercial, Banking, Investment Funds, Finance and Capital Markets.

Extension course: Corporate Law and Stock Market Legislation, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2003.

Languages: Portuguese, English and French.

Email: bcr@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Cândido Mendes University, 2003. Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in 2003.

Oswaldo Faria is a practitioner in the areas of contracts, corporate law, real estate and regulatory law, with experience in the mining and energy sectors. Also assist clients in matters involving estate planning and asset management in Brazil and abroad.

Over the past few years, has advised clients on M&A transactions and rendered legal assistance to the development and financing of projects in various sectors.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: ofaria@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2005.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in 2007.

Practice areas: Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate, Succession Planning and Wealth Management Law.

 Master of Laws (LLM), Boston University Law School, USA, 2009.

Extension course in corporate Law and Stock Market Legislation, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2007.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

Email: camila@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Federal University of Bahia, 1995.

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro.

Master of Laws (LLM), The University of Michigan Law School, USA, 2007.

Attorney of the National Treasury, in the areas of tax litigation (São Paulo, 2000­2003), International Financial Operations (Brasília, aug2007­aug2008), National Financial System Appeals Council (Brasilia, sep2008­jan­2009).

General­Coordinator of Assets Recovery, Ministry of Justice (Brasília, 2003­2006). Law Clerk, Federal Court, Bahia (1995­2000).

Languages: Portuguese and English.

Email: wannine@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets, 2009.

Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in 2010.

Practice areas: Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Banking.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

Email: rafael@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2011. Joined the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) in 2012.  Extension course in corporate Law and Stock Market Legislation, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2018.

Practice areas: Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate, Succession Planning and Wealth Management Law.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: daniela@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from Universidade Estácio de Sá.

Joined the Bar Association of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

Practice Areas: Commercial and Partnership Law; Legislation concerning Project Finance; Corporate Law, Foreign Investments in Brazil and Brazilian Investments Abroad; Taxation; and Finance and Capital Markets Legislation.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: aep@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, in December 2015.

Joined the Bar Association of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, in 2014.

Practice Areas: Civil, Corporate and Banking; Contracts; Stock Market legislation; Foreign Investments in Brazil and Brazilian Investments Abroad

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: apedrosa@eskenazi.com.br

Holds a degree in Law from Instituto Brasileiro de Mercados de Capitais – Ibmec, in July 2017.

Joined the Bar Association of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, in July 2017.

Practice Areas: Commercial, Partnership and Real Estate Laws; Foreign Investments in Brazil and Brazilian Investments Abroad; Corporate and International Taxation; Finance and Capital Markets Legislation; Exchange of International Information for tax purposes and Brazilian anti-corruption Law.

Languages: Portuguese and English.

E-mail: joaofilipe@eskenazi.com.br

Contact

Phone : +55 - 21 - 3221 7300
Fax: +55 - 21 - 2224 1616

Av. Atlântica, 1130 - 17th floor Copacabana - Cep 22021-001 Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil

E-mail : eskenazi@eskenazi.com.br