Pratice Areas

A Sion Advogados oferece soluções jurídicas diferenciadas, com suporte no singular know-how de seus profissionais e expressiva experiência no apoio a grandes empreendimentos que possuem obras de infraestrutura ou investimentos de capital intensivo.

Enviroment


Sion Advogados is your trusted partner when it comes to managing environmental risk, including undertaking environmental due diligence, ensuring environmental regulatory compliance, preventing and defending against regulatory prosecutions, pursuing or defending environmental civil claims, structuring transactions involving environmental risk, and keeping up with this fast-moving area of the law. Our global environmental law team understands that clients seeking high-quality legal advice require lawyers with an in-depth understanding of environmental laws, policy and regulation, both at a global and domestic level. Our lawyers include legal planners, negotiators, former regulators, and advocates who have the expertise that comes with deep experience and an understanding of the complex issues that face corporate decision makers, lenders, and regulators. From air and water pollution, land contamination, habitat protection and climate change to sustainability, energy efficiency, waste minimization and use of renewables, our environmental lawyers know the importance of properly navigating environmental issues and risk mitigation for successful business operations. Now, more than ever, businesses cannot afford to ignore these issues as non-compliance can lead to criminal liability (both corporate and individual) and significant financial and reputational issues.

Strategic Litigation


The Sion Advogados team is highly specialized in strategic litigation, both in judicial and administrative proceedings. We represent clients in the most varied types of disputes involving corporate law, contracts, civil liability, real estate, among others.

Contracts


Clients can depend on both short and long term insight regarding any issue. After all, while a legal issue may be resolved today, clients must live with the results for years to come. Bearing it in mind, Sion Advogados offers clients a pool of expertise and experience that few other law firms can match, commercial lawyers handle all aspects of contractual work, from drafting to negotiation, supporting our national and foreign client day-to-day operations and tackling specific projects. The firm regularly draws up standard terms for clients as well as bespoke agreements for more complex transactions and advice on the key aspects of such contracts, including warranties, indemnities and limitations of liability. Sion Advogados is experienced in assessing the issues and ensuring that our clients understand the risks involved, as well as preparing legal documentation to address these issues.

Energy


Clients can depend on both short and long term insight regarding any issue. After all, while a legal issue may be resolved today, clients must live with the results for years to come. Bearing it in mind, Sion Advogados offers clients a pool of expertise and experience that few other law firms can match, commercial lawyers handle all aspects of contractual work, from drafting to negotiation, supporting our national and foreign client day-to-day operations and tackling specific projects. The firm regularly draws up standard terms for clients as well as bespoke agreements for more complex transactions and advice on the key aspects of such contracts, including warranties, indemnities and limitations of liability. Sion Advogados is experienced in assessing the issues and ensuring that our clients understand the risks involved, as well as preparing legal documentation to address these issues.

ESG (Enviromental, Social and Governance)


Sion Advogados put together an inter-disciplinary team, with strong background and impressive track record on Environmental, Social and Governance related practices, focusing on driving ESG best-practices within organizations.

Our team has deep knowledge and practical skills from advising clients of the most various sectors, which allow our firm to assist and advice on the definition, implementation and improvement of ESG performance criteria and manage and minimize crisis and risks, increasing our client’s services value and meeting a new demand of the market.

Organizations that meet ESG best-practices achieve the growing expectations of their investors, shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders, find new opportunities and have a greater chance of success in their business. Considering the challenge of managing more sustainable organizations, the legal advice on ESG related matters guarantees the adequacy of the legality of the practices and helps speed up the decision-making processes, always adjusted to the best international practices on the matter.

Our holistic approach grants Sion Advogados the expertise to provide a wide range of legal services, such as:

  • Assessment, regulatory compliance, internal controls evaluation and auditing.
  • Corporate and third-parties’ risks management.
  • ESG maturity assessment.
  • Preparation of ESG strategic matrix.
  • Consultancy on the creation and alignment of corporate governance.
  • Advising on merger and acquisitions focused in ESG criteria.
  • Assessment and advice on ESG reports.
  • Training teams to incorporate legal grounds of ESG criteria.
  • Drafting ESG contractual clauses.
  • Representation in administrative and judicial litigation involving ESG criteria.
  • Advising on financing transactions for infrastructure projects with sustainable bonds.
  • Support in defining the relevant sustainability criteria to be evaluated in relation to companies and its assets.

Real Estate Law


The global real estate market is growing in terms of complexity and sophistication. Investors, corporations, asset and fund managers, and financial institutions in the real estate sector need a legal team able to offer strategic transactional support on a cross-border basis. Sion Advogados in one of the few global law firms with the experience, skill and depth of resources necessary to deliver a high-level of service to real estate sector participants. Our team provides legal acts for clients across the full range of real estate, including insights and advices of the real estate law, acquisitions and dispositions, tenancy, location (including build to suit) mergers, land subdivisions, real estate guarantees, real estate bondage, advice on real estate transactions and urban development matters.

Mining


Sion Advogados mining team advises on all aspects of mining transactions and project development for domestic and global clients with mining interests. Clients rely on our comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and the critical business issues that face industry participants to help them successfully achieve their goals. The firm offers trusted counsel to our clients and assists them in achieving their financing, acquisition, governance and strategic goals in a practical and efficient manner. Mining sector clients rely on Sion Advogados to deliver creative legal solutions throughout the ups and downs of a cycle, enabling them to capitalize on opportunities, as well as to navigate through hostile situations to outcomes that maximize shareholder value. Mining companies and other industry players rely on our help to resolve all manner of high-risk, complex and sensitive mining disputes in court proceedings, administrative processes, and arbitrations. Our experience encompasses dispute-resolution regimes and investment treaties applicable to mining interests, including: regulatory compliance, exploration, surveying, mining and surface rights (including permits and licenses), assessment work, mine construction and operations, liens, mine and mining claims ownership, expropriations, aboriginal title, mining operations, proceeds from mining and closure and rehabilitation plans.

Labor


A equipe da Sion advogados é formada por profissionais de excelência e Know-how nos mais diversos segmentos do direito do trabalho. A equipe é referência na assessoria jurídica trabalhista nos mais delicados temas trabalhistas, com forte atuação no consultivo, contencioso judicial e administrativo, incluindo ações judiciais estratégias e de alta complexidade. Além disso, conduzimos políticas de remuneração de executivos, revisão de remuneração variável, planos de cargos e salários, direito sindical empresarial, Compliance e LGPD trabalhista.

Sanitation


Sion Advogados has a robust team of talented and experienced professionals, prepared to serve its clients in the basic sanitation sector with enormous dedication, quality and expertise. With extensive experience in serving industries and capital-intensive and infrastructure companies, the firm is able to support its clients in modeling projects, tenders, concessions and PPPs in the sanitation sector. Sion Advogados advises its clients on risk management, on contracts for the construction, management and operation of Water and Sewage Treatment Plants; financing operations and M&A of sanitation companies. The firm also acts in the preparation of consultations and opinions involving regulatory issues and in conducting legal audits (due diligences) in the basic sanitation sector.

Corporate and M&A


With its complex and evolving requirements, corporate governance is a critical concern for management, directors and corporate stakeholders. Sion Advogados’ Corporate Law team provides advice to all types of company, including private and public companies, on their corporate routines, as well as on the structuring, negotiation and implementation of businesses and corporate organization. Our mergers and acquisitions practice is built upon four pillars: technical excellence, global reach, industry knowledge, and full-service capabilities; these resources, taken together, allow us to provide our clients with world-class support on their transactions. Sion Advogados offers to our clients the most qualified advice on audit and compliance procedures, planning, structuring, negotiation, and implementation of acquisitions and dispositions, investments, exchange or combination of equity interests or assets, organization of partnerships, joint ventures or strategic alliances, structuring and implementation of corporate restructuring, capturing and using synergies resulting from mergers and acquisitions, as well as any form of corporate restructuring.

PRINCIPAIS SEGMENTOS DE ATUAÇÃO

Esta área econômica vem ganhando cada vez mais destaque no cenário nacional, principalmente com a expectativa gerada pela descoberta das “Reservas do Pré-Sal”. Ligado principalmente à produção de petróleo e gás natural, o setor demanda atuação estratégica e globalizada, com foco em planejamento, resultados e controle de alto risco. A Construção Pesada abrange a execução de obras que vão desde casas a rodovias, aeroportos e outros projetos de infraestrutura. O setor da construção alcançou em 2010 o melhor desempenho dos últimos 24 anos, com uma taxa de crescimento de 11,6%. Depois de um ano de retração, o setor de construção deverá ter, em 2021, o maior crescimento para o setor em 8 anos. Segundo projeções da Câmara Brasileira da Indústria da Construção (CBIC), o Produto Interno Bruto (PIB) do segmento deve alcançar 4% em 2021, depois de recuar 2,8% em 2020.

The sector is one of the pillars that support the Brazilian economy. It is responsible for 22.7% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The industry has a direct interface with Brazil and other countries, as the largest industrial park in South America is located in Brazil. According to sector estimates, industrial GDP will grow by 4.3% in 2021, driven by the manufacturing industry, with an expected increase of 5.7%. The extractive industry will grow by 2% and the construction industry is expected to grow by 4%.

Material flow management is the key activity of the Logistics sector, which includes the transport and storage of inputs and products, connecting them from production to consumption or export. Logistics modalities include, among others, Ports, Railways, Highways and Mining Pipelines. Due to its enormous territorial dimensions, Brazil has become a focus of investment that aims to enable the delivery of the country's growing production.

It covers processes, activities and services whose objectives are the successful extraction and financing of the exploitation of mineral substances stored in mineral deposits. It is a fundamental activity for the social, economic and financial development of contemporary societies. In Brazil, the mining sector stands out for attracting investments, guaranteeing a very positive impact on the national trade balance. According to the Federal Government, Brazil will invest R$350 billion by 2030 in the mining sector.

The Brazilian oil and gas sector attracts many investments, especially after the discovery and exploration of pre-salt reserves, which today account for more than 50% of the country's oil and gas production. According to sector agents, the expectation is that the demand for oil will reach its peak by 2040, which would imply the need for an increase in oil and gas activity in Brazil. In this sense, Sion Advogados has extensive expertise in legal advice related to the exploration and production of oil, gas and their derivatives in environmental and regulatory issues inherent to the sector.

Sector of the metallurgical industry dedicated to the manufacture of steel and cast iron, used as inputs for infrastructure works, civil construction, capital goods and consumer goods, both domestically and abroad. It is also one of the oldest industrial activities in the world. In the world production ranking, Brazil was in 9th place between the months of January and August 2020, with a total of 19.77 million tons.