Stocche Forbes Advogados

Brazil

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Stocche Forbes is highly regarded across most practice areas but is perhaps best known for its work in project finance. It operates from four locations across Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Belo Horizonte.

The banking and finance team has expertise in acquisition finance, cross border financings and credit facilities, representing mostly lenders. The capital markets team works across debt and equity transactions, for both issuers and underwriters. The team works on debentures issuances, public offerings and bond offerings. The M&A team advises investment funds, strategic buyers and sellers in funding, acquisitions and joint ventures. The team works across numerous industries, including energy, oil and gas, financial services and technology. The project development team advises many developers and financial sponsors in the finance aspects of transactions. It is active in the oil and gas, energy and infrastructure industries. 

The firm has a plethora of key clients in the banking and energy industries, including Banco Santader, Teekay Offshore Partners, Engie Brasil Energia, Syncreon Group, Pátria Investimentos, FTV Capital, Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Itaú. 

Over the research period the banking team worked on numerous cross border financings, representing mostly lenders. It also represented borrowers in credit facilities and acquisition finance agreements. The capital markets team advised issuers and underwriters on public offerings of shares and debentures. Energy, agribusiness, oil and gas, real estate and financial services were popular industries for the M&A team, which worked with investment funds, strategic buyers and sellers in acquisitions, joint ventures and funding rounds. The project development team saw many financings in the oil and gas, energy and infrastructure industries over the research cycle, where they represented many developers and lenders.

A recent staffing change saw Luiz Felipe Costa leave to join an investment firm. He was a partner in the M&A practice area.

 

Deal highlights

Eletrobras R$5 billion debentures issue

Engie and CDPQ R$34 billion acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gás

Engie $2.45 billion financing

Syncreon $350 million debt restructuring

 

Client feedback 

Asset finance

"The firm has an excellent work-flow among its different partners and is able to provide full service but with a boutique firm feel. This is coupled with great cost-efficiency and client care."

 

Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

"I feel very strongly that Stocche Forbes' team is diligent and proactive in managing all aspects of our deals."

 

M&A

"High quality work, highly trained associates, business-solution driven.”

"Responsive, attentive business approach."

 

Thadeu Bretas

“Thadeu is an excellent lawyer and is always looking for ways to make the deal less burdensome for all."

 

Matheus Campos  

“Matheus is a rising star, he is really obsessed with details, at your disposal 24/7 and always thinking how to improve his service and client's position.”

 

Frederico Moura

“He is the main finance partner at the Rio offices of Stocche Forbes, he has excellent client care, and is extremely direct and transparent when discussing fees and costs. Also, he is extremely knowledgeable regarding the sector and the company's business.”

 

Andre Stocche 

“Andre is committed with strong technical knowledge and the ability to be creative when thinking of solutions.”