Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados
R. Dr. Eduardo de Souza Aranha, 387
São Paulo, Brazil
André Passos is a specialist in agribusiness law, civil litigation and finance. He has “solid experience advising multinational companies, funds, and financial institutions”.
Andre specialises in tax and agribusiness law, civil litigation, finance and international business. Since 2011, founding partner of Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados (PSAA). He is a professor of the MBA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and FIA Business School. He is also a member of the Brazilian Financial Law Association (ABDF), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and and Fiscal Council of BP-Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo.
What inspired you to pursue a legal career?
Justice in first place, when I was very young, a law student. Now a better business environment, best business practices around the world and the enforcement of those best practices are the target. Of course, at the end of the day, justice implies all of this.
What is it about agribusiness that you enjoy most?
At end of the day it helps to feed the population, provide clean energy (from natural and renewable sources), provide natural fibres to packs, clothes and other products and spread health around the world (Brazilian agribusiness as a whole) through good food and a better natural environment are my inspirations to work every day in the agribusiness sector.
How has the agribusiness market changed since you first started practising?
A lot. Now Brazil provides food for around a billion people and is trying to increase production and better practices to feed much more by 2030 without any harm to the natural environment, especially considering new worldwide scenarios derived from the Ukraine crisis, which has added a lot of uncertainty to the food supply chain and other questions to the world.
What key developments are currently taking place in Brazil’s agribusiness sector?
New laws enacted in Brazil provide new vehicles like FIAGRO and CPR-Verde (green agricultural bond) to enhance those targets mentioned above.
Looking back over your career, what has been the most memorable case you have been a part of?
Wow!! Not easy to remember since I have been a part of this agribusiness law environment since the beginning, but I think all contributions to the development of those new standards and vehicles are the most enjoyable and important to mention.
How do you see your practice developing over the next few years?
Increasing a lot and mainly focused on the development of those new vehicles and the deals they are related to.
What makes Passos e Sticca Advogados Associados stand out from its competitors in the market?
Passion, hard work, commitment to clients and innovative vision in business, which makes a lot of difference in a worldwide scenario which needs more connection and sensibility for the future.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Many colleagues have advised myself, but recently advice received from our communication team makes the difference in better communicating our work to the public in general.