Galdino & Coelho Advogados

Galdino & Coelho Advogados provides experienced and proven expert legal assistance in complex litigation and arbitration related to civil, corporate and insolvency disputes.

Our firm

The firm’s partners and attorneys have been working together for more than fifteen years in the most prominent civil and corporate cases in Brazil and, in 2013, decided to found a highly specialised boutique law firm, providing clients with crafted solutions in matters involving different industries. Galdino & Coelho is recognised by market players for providing, and assertively pursuing, creative solutions to difficult legal issues.

Our mission is to provide conflict resolution efficiently, effectively and expeditiously through our expert legal counsel, dedicating to each project individualised attention that has resulted in constant overachievement and, in turn, generated continued business and client loyalty.

Our Experience

Galdino & Coelho regularly represents domestic and foreign clients as creditors and debtors in reorganisation and bankruptcy proceedings, cross-border insolvency cases and other transactions involving assets in distress, as well as any related court and arbitral disputes. The firm has assisted companies across several sectors and with operations in multiple countries in restructuring over US$ 15 billion in debt, both in and out of court.

For the past fifteen years, we have participated in Brazil’s most notorious reorganisation proceedings, such as Constellation, Oi, Samarco, OGX, OSX, Eneva, Galvão, Estre Ambiental, Leader, Viver, Eternit, Grupo Rede and many others.

We also provide legal advisory for banks, intermediaries, issuers and companies in fundraising operations, with particular emphasis on fixed income and securitisation operations, often times as solutions to relevant disputes and involving corporate reorganisation.

Our firm has been responsible for successfully resolving corporate disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals involving Brazil’s largest corporations in sectors such as aviation, education, engineering, construction, oil & gas, retail, transportation, among others. Galdino & Coelho is also known for its outstanding track record before Brazil’s higher courts, including the Supreme Court, as well as the most relevant arbitration tribunals in Brazil and abroad.

Galdino & Coelho was awarded with Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year for the Disputes category in 2016, for Oi shareholders’ three-forum jurisdictional dispute settlement, and for the Restructuring category in 2019, for Constellation Group’s US$ 1.5 billion global restructuring.

Market Recognition

“Galdino & Coelho’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice group is undoubtedly the jewel in the firm’s crown. The strength of the team’s reputation is such that big-name Brazilian companies entrust its lawyers with their most sensitive matters. Brazilian oil and gas services group Constellation called upon the department to close its US$1.5 billion global restructuring, ending more than two years of court proceedings in Brazil, the US and the British Virgin Islands. Galdino & Coelho won the Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award in 2019 in the category of Restructuring for its role on this matter. Another notable case saw the firm help real estate developer Viver restructure US$112 million in debt. BTG Pactual is another regular client.” Latin Lawyer 250 2021.

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