Firm profile submitted by Manucci Advogados
Founded in 2002, Manucci Advogados law firm provides specialised legal services through smart strategies aimed at achieving results and savings for its clients. Through a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals, the law firm offers the structure and support required to meet the demands of its clients in Brazil and abroad. Due to its well recognised work in relevant cases with both national and international clients, the firm has developed significant expertise in various economic sectors, such as: finance and banking, logistics, infrastructure, trade, education, energy, metallurgy, mining, international business, health, IT. With focus on its client's needs, and tailor made solutions, the firm has consistently provided services of M&A, internationalisation of businesses, tax, labour and corporate planning, technology and others, for both companies and their partners and executives.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Foreign Investment in Brazil: This area is dedicated on supporting our clients on their investments in Brazil, manners to promote the entry of foreign capital in Brazil, taxation and manners to make direct and indirect investments. It is also responsible for registering the foreign capital at the Central Bank, supporting in the obtainment of work visas for directors/administrators, advising in setting up companies in Brazil, obtaining a Corporate Taxpayer’s Registry before the Federal Income Department and taking all the necessary providences and administrative diligences before the Brazilian State Trade Board.
Corporate Law: The firm’s corporate law practice provides comprehensive advisory services for companies in national and international contracts in general, structuring of joint ventures, franchising agreements, adoption of administrative and judicial proceedings involving judicial reorganisation and bankruptcy, advisory services for demands involving relations with public authorities in general such as Public Private Partnerships.
Tax Law: The firm’s tax law practice provides advisory services in developing and implementing tax planning operations, aimed at reducing the tax burden of companies in a legal manner. This area also analyses the foreign tax legislation and international treaties executed by Brazil and adopts measures with the purpose of avoiding double income taxation and enable the reduction of the tax burden.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm’s M&A’s practice provides advisory services in acquisition and sale of undertakings involving: advice on the definition of transaction structure, due diligence advice on tax structures and preparation of all necessary agreements and documents carrying out of transactions.
Arbitration & Litigation: The firm’s arbitration and litigation practice provides advisory in arbitration and litigation procedures in Brazil and abroad, drafts legal opinions on the execution of arbitral clause, draws up on an arbitral commitment deed and orientates in procedures and/or contracts involving arbitration. This practice area also assists with homologation of foreign judgments, contracts enforcement, collection suit, civil liability, labour and tax relations.
Mining Law: The firm’s mining law area of practice provides legal advice on negotiations involving the purchase, sale or lease of mineral rights, preparation of mining agreements for acquisitions, options to purchase and sell, and assignments of mineral rights, drafts legal advice on the formation and regularisation of mining companies (domestic and foreign) and on the environmental licensing process of mineral undertakings, also makes due diligence of mining titles.
Intellectual Property: The firm’s intellectual property makes the registration of trademarks and patents in Brazil and abroad and provides advisory services for conflicts involving trademarks and patents.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm has worked with Foreign Investment in Brazil, Corporate, Tax, Mining Law, M&A, Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Litigation, among others in a national and international basis. Manucci Advogados is a member of Interlaw – An International Association of Independent Law Firms which congregates renowned independent law firms in more than 130 cities around the world and is present on all continents, permitting the global interaction of Manucci Advogados and its clients.
CLIENTS: IT; pharmaceutical; industry; mining; infrastructure; health; education; steel production; sports; transportation; associations; unions; trade.