Securities Litigation & Minority Shareholder Litigation

Litígios no Mercado de Capitais & Representação de Investidores e Acionistas Minoritários

AP has been at the forefront of the emerging field of securities litigation and minority shareholder litigation in Brazil. AP has initiated and conducted the first arbitration proceedings claiming damages derived from fraud and misinformation in Brazil.

We have represented some of the world’s major sovereign funds and pension funds in arbitration proceedings before the Market Arbitration Chamber of the B3 –Brazilian Stock Exchange (formerly BM&FBovespa).

AP has also acted in high-profile global securities litigation involving Brazilian companies and encompassing coordinated and concomitant measures in the US and Brazil.

We work jointly with global and US law firms with a long history of successfully pursuing recoveries for shareholders, helping such leading law firms to devise and implement the best strategies for recovering damages derived from conduct in Brazil on behalf of institutional investors either in Brazil or abroad.

By effectively translating our substantial experience in complex international litigation and pioneering plaintiff work in the field of global antitrust law into the emerging area of minority shareholder litigation, AP is uniquely well-suited to assist local and foreign investors to claim damages derived from fraud, misinformation and unlawful conduct in Brazil.

Our recent work has included:

  • Representing some of the world’s largest sovereign funds and pension funds in arbitration proceedings before the Market Arbitration Chamber of the Brazilan Stock Exchange claiming damages derived from fraud and misinformation;
  • Helping to devise global solutions and elaborate recovery actions abroad concerning unlawful conduct taking place in Brazil; and
  • Elaborating legal strategies and filing claims to protect investors and minority shareholder interests from corporate securities fraud, notably in context of M&A transactions.
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