Pinheiro, Mourão, Raso e Araújo Filho Advogados is a law firm with multidisciplinary practice, with focus on business law, both in counseling and litigation, including arbitration.
The firm has as its fundamental purpose the creation of legal solutions for its clients to meet all their needs, both locally and internationally, with the support of a dynamic and highly qualified team of lawyers, oriented by a proactive, differentiated and creative work philosophy. Its competence and expertise in international transactions are also distinguishing characteristics of its profile, what is reflected in an important portfolio of foreign clients.
The firm is structured in a corporate fashion, without prejudice to the direct and permanent presence of its partners in the coordination of all required activities, what results in important gains in terms of efficiency and quality of the services rendered to its clients.
The continuous qualification and training of its lawyers, the knowledge of the client’s businesses and the results oriented focus are deemed as key instruments to meet the firm’s fundamental objectives.
Pinheiro, Mourão, Raso e Araújo Filho Advogados holds significant expertise in structuring major industrial projects, particularly in the areas of metallurgy, steelworks, machinery and equipment, mining and real estate projects. Such expertise also includes project financing. It is also strongly engaged in mergers and acquisitions.
The firm, in addition, has a remarkable experience in the legal structuring of infrastructure projects, namely in the areas of energy, telecommunications, sanitation and highway systems, having participated actively in privatization and concession projects. In this particular, Pinheiro, Mourão, Raso e Araújo Filho Advogados is one of the leading firms in structuring concession and public-private partnership projects in Brazil.
For the representation of clients in litigation the firm counts on highly specialized lawyers located in Belo Horizonte and Brasília, but acting all over the Brazilian territory, besides a large network of local correspondents. This permits agility and effectiveness in the conduction and follow up of legal proceedings in the various jurisdiction levels, as well as in the case of administrative proceedings before Federal, State and Municipal entities.
With regard to arbitration the firm has been acting in this segment in a continuous way in the main arbitration chambers, throughout the country, since the enactment of the Brazilian Arbitration Law. Its lawyers act both as arbitrators and as lawyers of litigating parties, in proceedings involving, in particular, the resolution of corporate conflicts and those related to service contracts, general contracting and civil engineering works. The firm became a pioneer in the conduction of arbitration proceedings filed by private sector concessionaires against public entities, gathering a significant experience in this area.
Within its focus on business law the firm still engages in the practice of corporate, civil, commercial, real estate, public and regulatory, environmental, labor and tax laws, these last two with emphasis on counselling and preventive legal advice.
Pinheiro, Mourão, Raso e Araújo Filho Advogados counts also with an extensive network of correspondents abroad. Since 1996 is a member of TERRALEX, an international association of law firms with representatives in more than 100 countries, through 155 renowned law firms with multidisciplinary practice, whose practice is oriented by strict governance rules and high service standards, which enables the fast response to matters related to other jurisdictions.
PMRAF is one of the leading firms in structuring concession and public-private partnership projects in Brazil, particularly in the areas of highway infrastructure, arenas and sports complexes, and sanitation projects.
PMRAF has developed compliance programs to improve corporate governance and internal control mechanisms of its clients, aiming particularly at contracting with public administration entities.
PMRAF has a strong presence before the main arbitration chambers throughout the country, in proceeding involving, in particular, the resolution of corporate and contractual conflicts.
The firm is member of TERRALEX, an international association of law firms with representatives in more than 100 countries, through 155 renowned law firms with multidisciplinary practice. Terri Gavulic, executive director of Terralex, explains about the role of the offices that are part of the network.
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