TESTIMONIALS

Head of department Luciano Godoy of Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados is recognised for the strength of his expertise in dispute resolution matters involving corporate, administrative and regulatory law. Market sources say: “He is a former federal judge who is very well prepared and has a great track record in litigation cases.” They add: “He is an excellent and combative lawyer who is active in strategic arbitration and litigation disputes.
Chambers and Partners: Global 2017 and Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2017
Advises on the full spectrum of corporate matters, often acting for financial sector clients such as investment banks, private equity firms and M&A boutiques. Noted experience in joint ventures, reorganisations and complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Offers sector-specific knowledge of the agribusiness, healthcare and logistics industries. Co-head of the department Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is singled out by clients, who report that he is “extremely technical and able to provide a strategic direction that has proven highly successful.” They add: “He is very intelligent, dedicated and calm.” He is well versed in corporate and M&A matters, with additional strengths spanning the fields of banking and finance, capital markets and projects. He has worked as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.
Chambers and Partners: Global 2017 and Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2017
Well-respected practice group known for its strength advising on the structuring of receivables investment funds. Routinely assists clients in the issuance of promissory notes and debentures as well as in complex regulatory issues before the CVM. Clients commend “solutions-driven” partner Rubens Vidigal’s ability to “think ahead” when advising on the constitution of funds. Vidigal has a long-standing track record working on the structuring of securitisations and is endorsed by market sources for his expertise in regulatory matters. Founding partner Marcelo Giovanni Perlman frequently advises on regulatory issues before the Brazilian Central Bank and the CVM and offers valuable experience to clients in debentures offerings. Sources praise him as “an intelligent and knowledgeable capital markets lawyer” who “develops efficient legal solutions and works with an objective nature.” He speaks English, French and Spanish and holds an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School.
Chambers and Partners: Global 2017 and Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2017
The ‘excellent’ team at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados is highly experienced in structuring funds, recently assisting Integral Investimentos in structuring a receivables investment fund with a portfolio consisting mainly of credit rights originated from Renault and Nissan’s credit sales of vehicles to their authorised dealers. In other work, the group advised Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, as issuer, and BB Banco de Investimento on a R$100m issuance of unsecured promissory notes. Name partners Marcelo Giovanni Perlman and Rubens de Camargo Vidigal Neto, who is ‘knowledgeable, disciplined and reliable’, are the key figures.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2016
Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados’ corporate team earns plaudits for its ‘proactive’ and ‘hardworking’ approach. The bulk of its instructions come from the firm’s financial institution clients, which turn to it for assistance on a host of corporate, commercial and capital markets transactions. Marcelo Giovanni Perlman heads the department, which includes associates Mayra Naomi Sakaguti and new arrival Claudio Dener Diaz Gomez.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2016
“Boutique with a distinguished structured finance practice focusing on structured, receivables, private equity and real estate funds. Experienced in debt capital markets and complex regulatory analysis for international clients.
Head of department Rubens Vidigal specialises in matters involving receivables funds, the issuance of debentures and private equity funds. He is regularly active before the CVM and is described by peers as “a very specialised lawyer with strong communication skills.” He holds a business administration specialisation degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and RSM Erasmus University and is fluent in English.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2016
“Boutique firm acting for a range of international clients on corporate and M&A issues. Has extensive experience handling operations in the healthcare, manufacturing, energy, real estate and transportation sectors.
The experienced Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is praised as being “very proactive and very knowledgeable,” and is also singled out for his technical abilities and hard-working approach. He is noted for his strengths in projects, capital markets, M&A and banking and finance matters. He has worked as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and speaks French and Spanish.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2016
Interviewees praise Luciano of Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados as a “knowledgeable and meticulous lawyer.” He is particularly noted for his strength in the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo areas.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2016
“The team has the ability to understand the most complex problems from an investor’s perspective, come up with creative and effective solutions and always work with well-defined deadlines which are strictly followed.” Head of department Rubens Vidigal specialises in matters involving receivables funds, the issuance of debentures and private equity funds. He is regularly active before the CVM and is described by peers as “a very specialised lawyer with strong communication skills.”
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2015
“I found the team to be very organised, hard-working, and extremely competent.” The experienced Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is praised as being “very proactive and very knowledgeable,” and is also singled out for his technical abilities and hard-working approach. He is noted for his strengths in projects, capital markets, M&A and banking and finance matters.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2015
Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados shines in contentious insolvency cases, regularly securing instructions from financial institutions, creditors and distressed investors. Luciano de Souza Godoy heads the practice.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2015
Established in 2010, Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados already boasts a highly regarded dispute resolution practice, thanks in large part to the excellent reputation of name partner Luciano Godoy.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2015
“This is a knowledgeable team that offers prompt and creative solutions. The work is thorough and within deadlines”. (…) Partner Rubens Vidigal earns praise from both clients and peers, who note: “His main qualitity is the ability to create intelligent solutions”. They also say: “He is straightforward, persuasive and his arguments are supported by technical knowledge”.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2014
Luciano Godoy (…) is praised for his “extensive and diverse experience,” having worked as a federal judge (…) and in-house counsel at several prominent companies.
Partners: Latin America 2014
“’The lawyers have strong skills of negotiation and possess excellent technical knowledge. They provide a flexible, high-quality service’. Key partner Rubens Vidigal offers broad capital markets expertise and is praised as being ‘very knowledgeable, responsive and proactive’. (…)”
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2014
Lawyers at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados are valued for ‘their great technical contribution to deals’. Among the key names, Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is praised for his ‘excellent knowledge of the market’ and for his ability to ‘coordinate work with focus and objectivity’, while capital markets specialist Rubens de Camargo Vidigal Neto is highlighted for his ‘initiative, proactivity and agility’. The group is considered ‘one of the strongest in the market for receivable funds work’
The Legal 500: Latin America 2014
Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados provides ‘outstanding service’ and senior partners are applauded for ‘always going that extra mile for clients’. Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is singled out for his ‘very good combination of business and legal knowledge’
The Legal 500: Latin America 2014
“Key qualities of this team are its precision, availability and ability to handle emergencies effectively” (…) Rubens Vidigal is a well-rounded finance lawyer who earns praise for his “tireless dedication and pro-business approach”.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2013
The lawyers are responsive and to the point, and always provide informed and tailor-made advice”. (…) Founding partner Marcelo Giovanni Perlman is commended for his combined academic and technical expertise as well as his strong commercial approach and eye for detail.
Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2013
Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados displays ‘working practices similar to top-tier US and UK firms’ and combines an ‘old-school academic background with a modern approach to practising law’. (…) The team is praised for its ‘hands-on, personalised approach’, ‘sharp advice’, and ‘excellent responsiveness’.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2013
Litigation expert Luciano de Souza Godoy heads the practice at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados, which has built up a solid creditor-side practice, and also acts for potential investors in distressed M&A transactions; financial institutions account for the bulk of its recent instructions, with highlights including the representation of a major bank in enforcement actions.
The Legal 500: Latin America 2016