Recognized for our industry focus, Sion Advogados offers high and appropriate business solutions for national and foreign clients through a talent and qualified team, with wide experience in capital intensive developments and infrastructure. Clients entrust us with their most complex issues. Whether dealing with corporate matters, cross-border transactions or high-profile litigation cases, Sion Advogados believes in partnership. A client’s objective becomes our own. Success is mutual so a solution that is practical and based on business realities is always found.

Throughout the last years, Sion Advogados handles issues that many others can’t. The firm has acted on relevant success cases and has received recognition from our clients and for the specialized publications.

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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 domestically and around the world. 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.

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.

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.

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.

With its complex and evolving requirements, corporate governance is a critical concern for management 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.

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