Main Areas of Practice:
Acts of concentration and opposition in relation to the administrate Council for Economic Defence (CADE); analysis of antitrust-related risks and structuring of corporate transactions; investigations and administrative proceedings; leniency agreements and settlement negotiations; antitrust compliance audits and programs/ training; and legal proceedings.
Stock market and listed companies; financial transactions; investment funds; regulatory assistance; structuring and executing complex transactions; debt and financing; and securitisation.
Compliance, Corporate Ethics:
Internal investigations of alleged corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing; prosecutorial inquiries and enforcement actions, leniency agreements; development of compliance and training programs; anti-corruption compliance due diligence in the context of corporate transactions.
Purchase and sale of companies and acquisitions involving control and minority equity interests (M&A) for private and listed companies; M&A for private equity funds; corporate reorganisations; corporate governance; joint ventures; and corporate consultancy.
Environmental law and climate change; audits; licensing and permits; environmental litigation; claims management; solid waste management and post-consumption liability; management of contaminated sites; market for environmental assets; forests, water resources and biodiversity.
Purchase and sale of rural properties; land use rights; lease agreements; partnership agreements; development programs; purchase and sale of forests (stumpage); administrative defences related to land issues; administrative proceedings involving land legalisation.
Government Advocacy & Public policy:
Mapping the Brazilian political and regulatory scenario and its main players; analysis of legal, political and regulatory risks; monitoring the preparation and implementation of public policies and political decisions; government relations, social mobilisation.
Project development; project finance; administrative law; regulatory law; oil and gas; energy; mining; logistics; sanitation; and telecommunications.
Insurance, Reinsurance & Pensions:
Constitution and registration of local and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies; constitution of brokers; regulatory issues; policies; reinsurance contracts; affinity programs; distribution and bancassurance agreements; and claims regulation.
Intellectual property, Telecommunications and Information technology:
Structuring of technology and telecommunications companies; internet business; e-commerce; data privacy; copyright; licensing of intellectual property; technology transfer; franchises; trademarks; domain names; litigation; out-ofcourt settlements; purchase and sale of assets; telecommunications regulations and contracts.
Labour, Employment, Executive compensation:
Remodelling business deals; court and administrative proceedings; executive remuneration plans; advice on trade union matters; immigration; labour medicine and safety issues; and legal due diligence.
Life Sciences & Healthcare:
Regulatory matters; administrative and court proceedings; corporate matters and M&A; public contracts; productive development partnerships; trade, licensing and technology transfer agreements; clinical trials; biotechnology; and biodiversity.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Litigation and arbitration in relation to a broad range of areas of public and private law.
Oil & Gas:
Mergers and acquisitions; financing and IPOs; regulatory matters; structuring and implementing complex contracts; oil and natural gas E&P; midstream and downstream; and maritime.
Advice on the incorporation, licensing and authorisation of institutions and payment arrangements by the Central Bank of Brazil; regulatory advice to credit card administrators, certifiers, processors, payment facilitators, e-commerce gateways, aggregators, and virtual portfolios.
Advice to family businesses and groups; governance practices; estate, succession and emigration planning; inventories; and tax advice for individuals and families.
Assistance in developing and implementing real estate projects; purchase, sale and lease of real estate assets; audit; sale and leaseback; build-to-suit; land use rights; constitution of security in respect of real estate; advice involving indigenous communities and remaining descendants of slaves.
Administrative and court proceedings; private pensions; direct and indirect taxes.
Third sector, Culture and Corporate social responsibility:
Corporate social responsibility and family social investment; legal guidance for non-profit organisations, corporate restructuring; structuring asset funds, consultancy on administrative, tax, private pension and corporate matters; structuring of social businesses and impact funds.