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We have played a relevant role in many of the most significant operations conducted in Brazil, which have contributed to the growth of the country’s economy in the past decades. The importance of this work also translates into recognition by specialized national and international publications that reflect independent research with professionals from the biggest companies in the world.

TozziniFreire and its partners are constantly referenced as leaders in the conduction of expressive work in the most varied fields of Corporate Law. Below are some of the firm’s achievements:

» TozziniFreire has led deals that were awarded with the Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019.

» We won The Chambers Latin America Awards 2012, 2015 and 2016, in the Client Service category.

» The firm was awarded with The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards 2016 and the Latin Finance Deals of the Year 2015, 2017 and 2019.

» We were winners of the IFLR Awards 2017 in the Restructuring category, also the IFLR Awards 2018 in the Loan category. 

» We have been classified at top positions in several fields in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers and in Chambers Latin America, two key legal guides that cover the global and Latin American markets, being recognized as specialists in several areas.

» The Americas Tax Awards 2019 recognized TozziniFreire for the merger of Fibria and Suzano Papel e Celulose in the “Impact Deals and Impact Cases of the Year” category.

» In 2019, we were bestowed with the Latin American Lawyer Energy & Infrastructure Awards as the Law Firm of the Year, in the category M&A Infrastructure, for the assistance to CEE Power in the acquisition of Litoral Sul Transmissora de Energia by EDP. 

» We received three recognitions from the Municipal Badge of Human Rights and Diversity in 2019, granted by the São Paulo City Hall. The first award was in the Race Equality category for our participation in the Aliança Jurídica pela Equidade Racial (Racial Equity Legal Alliance). The other badges were in the Youth and LGBTI categories, acknowledging two of our social works: Jogo dos Três Poderes (a game that clarifies how the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the Brazilian government work); and our TF.doc initiative, which screens films and documentaries on diversity and inclusion. In 2020, our Inclusion Week initiative was also bestowed with the Municipal Badge of Human Rights and Diversity, granted by the São Paulo City Hall, in the Transversalities category. This is an annual TozziniFreire’s event, aimed at the internal public, which provides lectures, workshops, gastronomic experiences, bazaars, and interactive activities to raise learning and awareness of our 5 main themes: LGBTI+, Refugees, Race, Gender, and People with Disabilities.

» In 2018, the firm was granted the 1st Lumen Award on the "Social Responsibility" category as a recognition for the Jogo dos Três Poderes initiative. The award, sponsored by CESA (Association of Brazilian Law Firms) and SINSA (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro's Union of Lawyers Associations ), seeks to recognize Brazilian law firms' Corporate Social Responsibility Programs that have positive impacts on society.

» In 2012, we received the awards for Best Mentoring Programme in Brazil and the Best Gender Diversity Initiative in Brazil at Chambers Women in Law Awards Latin America. In 2015, we were awarded for Outstanding Firm for Furthering Women’s Advancement (Recruitment, Retention and Promotion), in recognition of our gender diversity initiative.

» We received the best national law firm award from the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2012 (first edition of the award). In the 2014, 2015 and 2017 editions, we were winners in the Best National Mentoring Program category (Latin America), and in 2016, we were recognized as Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America). In 2017, we were also awarded for Best national firm for women in business law (Latin America). In 2020, we were awarded for Best in Brazil and Best in Latin America for Gender Diversity. The research is conducted by Euromoney Legal Media Group, a renowned editorial group in the legal market.

» We have been recommended in all areas covered by The Legal 500 Latin America, one of the biggest legal guides in the world.

» Latin Lawyer 250, one of the most relevant guides for Corporate Law in Latin America, recommends the firm as one of the most prestigious legal organizations in Brazil. The publication lists leading law firms and lawyers with an in-depth analysis of the Latin American market.

» The firm was nominated as a leader in pro-bono work in Latin America in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to Latin Lawyer’s Leading Lights research in partnership with the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice.

» We are frequently recognized in the Elite group of The Global Competition Review 100, which lists the best Competition Law firms in the world.

» We have been recognized since the first edition of Global Arbitration Review 100, a specialized international guide on arbitration that gathers the biggest names in the field.

» We have been recognized since the first edition of Global Investigation Review 100, which acknowledges firms that stand out for their investigation practice.

» We was recognized in the first edition of Global Restructuring Review 100, which lists the best Restructuring Law firms in the world. Our specialists are also recommended in the GRR Names to Know in Brazil 2020.

» We have been recommended in the IFLR1000 rankings in several practice areas.

» For several years we have been recognized by WTR1000 due to our performance in Trademark.

» Our partners and associates are frequently recognized in several editions of Who’s Who Legal, an international publication that promotes the most admired lawyers and the result of extensive research conducted globally in the market.

» We are recommended by LACCA - Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, an international publication that promotes the key names in the legal market recommended by General Counsel of the biggest companies in Latin America. Our partners are recommended in several different practice areas. We were also recommended in LACCA Top 100 2018 among the best law firms that counseled the 100 top companies

» Our lawyers are listed as specialists in several practice areas by Euromoney Expert Guides.

» On a national level, we are recognized as one of the best full-service law firms in Brazil by Análise Advocacia 500. Our partners are among the most admired in several editions of the publication.

» We are recommended by Leaders League in several practices.

» TozziniFreire was recognized by Global M&A Network as South American Law Firm of the Year and Brazil Deal of the Year for assisting IBM in the acquisition of Scopus Tecnologia.

» In 2020, the acquisition of Exceda by Akamai was one of the winning deals of the ITR Americas Tax Awards, in the Impact Deals category. 

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