Firm Name: L.O. Baptista Advogados Associados
Year Founded: 1938
# Lawyers: 54
# Support Staff: 25 [administrative and trainees]
L.O. Baptista Advogados Associados was founded in 1938, in São Paulo. Initially the firm assisted clients mainly in litigation issues. However, when Luiz Olavo Baptista joined the firm in the 60s, it began exploring new fields of practice, both with local and international clients.
Over sixty years of practice on business law has established the law firm recognition and a reputation of high quality services. Our staff comprises professors, arbitrators and mediators who participate in renowned international and national organizations and institutions. We maintain an extensive network of collaborators and associated Law Firms in Brazil and abroad.
Our goal is to help our clients accomplish their strategic and financial objectives. For that purpose, our firm's successful approach involves an extensive understanding of our clients' businesses, resulting in the presentation and implementation of effective and creative solutions.
We work to continuously exceed our clients' expectations by creating and developing a real partnership which enables us to deal with business challenges in domestic or cross-border transactions. By working closely with our clients, we can present sound and creative solutions as well as to help to mitigate problems in accordance with their organizational policies. We apply high quality standards combined with rapid actions. Our firm's partners are directly and constantly involved in the cases, allowing a broad understanding of our clients' interests.
A strict selection of our skilled staff, in most part bilingual or trilingual, allied with their continuous professional and/or academic apprenticeship, in Brazil and abroad, in post-graduate programs and in foreign law firms and international organizations, guarantee our firm's high quality standards. Our staff's international experience allows our client to be assisted by professionals familiar with international law practice and business activities.
L.O. Baptista Advogados has been included in the Latin Lawyer 250 2009 edition, where clients have prized the firm for our high skilled staff, who is prepared to meet the clients’ needs in legal information and assistance, aside from a prompt responsiveness.
The firm is well known for its role in arbitration and mediation as well as in mergers & acquisitions transactions, whether involving domestic or international parties and targets. The firm is also active in litigation; antitrust and competition issues, consumer law; contracts; corporate law; energy; infrastructure; intellectual property; international trade; labor and social security; civil and commercial litigation; oil and gas; real estate law; tax planning and litigation; telecommunications and medical drugs area.
AES ELETROPAULO; Aliaxis Group; Altadis; Areva T&D Holding S.A.; Arkema Group; Banco Industrial; Bnp Paribas; Brennand Energia; Brother; Canon do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda.; Cardif do Brasil Seguros e Garantias S.A.; Cardif do Brasil Vida e Previdência S.A.; Cardif Ltda.; Cetelem; Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A.; Covance Inc.; Dr. Reddy´s Farmacêutica do Brasil Ltda.; EDF - Electricité de France; Española de Montajes Metalicos, Sociedad Anonima; Gemalto Group; Gerflor América Latina Pisos e Revestimentos Ltda.; Glynwed Group; Grupo Internacional de Inversiones em Maquinaria GAM, S.A.; Hamon & Cie (International) S.A.; Imago Brasil Painéis Eletrônicos Ltda.; Indústrias Romi S.A.; Inversiones Mundial S/A; Jani King Franchising Inc.; Katoen Natie do Brasil Ltda.; Konecranes Plc.; Laboratoire Français du Fractionnement et des Biotechnologies; Lopes Consultoria de Imóveis; PPE Fios Esmaltados; Publicis Group; Sacmi Imola S.C.; São Martinho S.A.; Satyam Computer Services Limited; SDMO Industries S.A.; Solev S.A.; Thermax Índia; Usina São Martinho S.A.; Xerox