Practice

TAXATION

Our team has more than 20 years of experience in providing tax legal services for individuals and companies, including advisory work and litigation in relation to both administrative and judicial tax disputes. We have advised and represented clients within a number of sectors, such as construction, transportation, manufacturing, agribusiness, technology, retail, food, and healthcare. Our services comprise:

Representing clients in administrative and judicial tax disputes
Identification and implementation of tax benefits
Taxation of foreign trade transactions
Tax planning for domestic and international transactions
Taxation of foreign investment in Brazil
Due diligence in business structuring
Tax credits recovery
Legal opinions

CORPORATE LAW

We provide legal advice on corporate law matters for every type of business operating in Brazil, with a particular focus on combining our expertise in corporate, tax and civil law. We also advise Brazilian clients doing business abroad, as well as foreign clients investing in Brazil. Our services include:

Corporate structuring for all types of legal entities
Drafting of corporate documents
Implementation of corporate management and governance mechanisms
Advising on corporate transactions (e.g. M&A and joint ventures)
Due diligence in corporate structuring
Advising on resolution of corporate disputes
Investment structuring
Succession planning

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATION

We assist corporate clients in business and government relationships, including advisory work and litigation. We have represented clients mainly in sectors such as construction, transportation, and energy, including:

Assisting clients in bids, concessions and negotiation of administrative contracts
Representing clients in administrative proceedings and enforcement acts before regulatory agencies
Representing clients in administrative improbity lawsuits
Advising on the Anti-Corruption Law
Assisting with sectorial regulation
Legal opinions

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

We specialize in legal consultancy and litigation in environmental law matters for both private and public sectors. Our team has advised clients in relation to environmental regulation and legislative issues applied to a variety of activities such as agribusiness, forest management, solid waste, construction, site remediation, and energy (with a special focus on renewables). Our environmental practice comprises:

Legal support to environmental assessment procedures (environmental licensing and planning regulationin project siting and infrastructure development)
Representing clients in administrative proceedings and enforcement actions before environmental authorities
Representing clients in civil investigation and public civil action
Negotiation of undertaking agreements
Environmental due diligence and compliance counselling
Contractual allocation of environmental liabilities
Socio-environmental responsibility of financial institutions
Consultancy on sectorial environmental regulation and policy development
Legal opinions

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

We specialize in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for clients operating within Brazilian territory or between Brazilian and foreign companies in other jurisdictions. We have provided services for clients in a wide range of industries and sectors, including construction, metalworking, agribusiness, furniture, storage, hotel business, retail, transportation, healthcare, and technology in transactions involving:

Distribution
Sales agency
Supply of goods and services
Buying and selling of property
Lease agreements
Collaboration agreements
Marketplace agreements

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

We assist clients in civil and commercial litigation cases in both court and arbitration proceedings all around the country, and by integrating all of our practice areas. We also have a focus on strategic advice with a view to preventing legal action when possible. Our litigation team has handled disputes involving:

Civil liabilities
Contractual obligations (including civil, commercial and financial contracts)
Renegotiation of bank loans
Enforcement of guarantees and credit instruments
Credit recovery (companies under reorganization or bankruptcy proceedings)
Corporate disputes

DIGITAL LAW

We provide specialized legal advice to startups and technology and innovation companies by combining our expertise in corporate, taxation, contractual and IP issues applied to the digital environment. Our services include:

Legal support to investment attraction and negotiation
Corporate structuring
Support to trademark registration
Digital compliance
Commercial contracts
Confidentiality Agreements
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Technology Agreements
Data protection
Civil liability, privacy and data breach litigation
Taxation of technology transactions
E-commerce