Complex Legal Disputes

TZM Advogados has its brand in some of the main and most complex judicial disputes taken place in Brazilian courts both in company law related cases and criminal cases.

The associate lawyers are known for their fierce, fast, and innovative profile when it comes to defending and representing their clients straight from the trial court up to the appellate courts, including the Higher Courts such as the Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Supreme Court.

The experience of the TZM associates in complex and huge cases within the national and international scenario place them as benchmark when it comes to situations in which the case is mistaken with the very survival of the company or institution, modality which is also known abroad as “bet-the-company litigation.”

Here are some strong examples of Brazilian litigious cases in which the firm’s associates have acted:

Conviction of the American company General Electric (GE) ordered to compensate Transbrasil, one of the main former air companies in Brazil, due to the bankruptcy filing based on a promissory note that had already been paid. The dispute started in 2002 before São Paulo State Court and pended before all instances;

Suspension of BM&F S/A capital stockholders’ meeting for prior problem resolution related to the bond sold to TOV brokerage to access the trading floor. The proceeding started in 2006 and was terminated in 2007, after the parties settled an agreement;
Varig Case. Legal assistance in the acquisition of “Nova Varig” within the scope of judicial reorganization proceedings in 2007. Proceeding in a wide national and international litigation aiming at making the rights acquired by the client and the limits of responsibility established in the publication and the Judicial Recovery Act prevail. Leading case before the Federal Supreme Court to prevent the acquirer of assets in process of judicial reorganization from being contaminated with debts (RE 583.955/RJ).
Stopping the sale of the Schincariol brewery to Japan’s Kirin , in view of the violation of the right of first choice and preference of minority shareholders. The proceeding began in 2011 and was terminated after agreement between the parties.
Stopping the sale of Quattor petrochemicals to Brasken and to Petrobras after violation of rights of minority shareholders. The proceeding started in 2011 and was terminated in the same year after agreement between the parties.
Operation Car Wash. Complete follow-up of all stages of the operation, launched in 2014, with the purpose of advising and guiding clients on the developments of the investigation. Representation of defendants during the pre-procedural and procedural stage. Limitation of the competent jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Curitiba (PR), where the operation started, by means of appeals judged by the Federal Supreme Court.
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