Corporate Law and M&A

Ulhôa Canto thinks in business terms and comes up with creative suggestions. Its lawyers are comfortable dealing with transactions that do not conform to common standards, which require tailor-made solutions.Testimonial to Chambers Latin America

Ulhôa Canto  has a distinguished practice in M&A and Corporate Law.

We provide legal assistance to companies and investors from a wide range of sectors of the economy in deals of sale, acquisition and corporate reorganization involving privately and publicly-held corporations, investment funds, family groups, and local and foreign investors. The firm is recognized for representing clients in strategic investments and in relevant and complex transactions, that require creative solutions and careful review of the risks involved. Our practice includes the active and direct participation of our senior partners throughout the transaction, ensuring quick, complete and focused responses to all relevant issues which may arise. Among others, the firm adviseson the following matters:

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of corporate documents in general (e.g., by-laws, articles of association, shareholders’/quotaholders’ agreements, minutes of general meetings);
  • Drafting of legal opinions regarding various corporate matters;
  • Negotiation and structuring of purchase and sale transactions (equity or assets);
  • Structuring and negotiation of cross-border transactions;
  • Corporate reorganizations, including transformation, merger, spin-off and amalgamation of companies;
  • Structuring the corporate governance in consortia and formation of companies in general; and
  • Legal due diligence in connection with acquisition and sale of companies and/or assets, as well as in equity and debt transactions, both in local and international markets, with the assessment and review of possible contingencies and proposal of mitigating measures.