Banking and Corporate Law
primary concern is providing adequate legal orientation to companies
and individuals regarding incorporation, reorganization and dissolution
of various legal entities, as well as advising minority stockholders.
In this area, the Firm evaluates and verifies the legal and economic
feasibility of corporate restructuring processes, such as mergers,
splits and amalgamations. Legal assistance in alienation or acquisition
of companies or shares is also provided.
offered to foreign companies interested in doing business in Brazil,
either through branch offices, subsidiaries or joint venture companies,
advising from incorporation steps to the several funding alternatives.
of the national tax system – which is indeed complex and
to frequent modifications - is essential to successful
In this practice area, the Firm analyzes the consequences of various
tax and fiscal strategies and obligations on a company day-to-day
operations. This information is vital to the accurate planning of
activities. Procedures and operations are also revised to
alternative approaches, which may include restructurings, to avoid
services within all court levels, both in Federal and State
jurisdictions, addressing all taxes in Brazil, including social
contributions. In the administrative level, the Firm may represent to
the Tax and Duties Administrative Court in São Paulo and to
Taxpayers Board in Brasília - as well as to the
courts of other States.
provided for all types of business relationships. Any contracts,
memoranda or commercial agreements may be drafted and revised, always
following legal guidelines and with special attention given to
potential conflicts of interest.
Administrative and Antitrust Law
is able to
render legal services before all federal administrative bodies and
other governmental offices, in connection with the profusion of
administrative rules relevant to the clients’ activities.
Assistance is also offered for any kind of public bids. It also advises
companies in connection with antitrust rules and may defend them before
the antitrust federal bodies.
Civil Law and
advises on matters of civil law, including marriage and pre-nuptial
arrangements, as well as on inheritance rights.
Real Property Law
provided for real estate dealings in general. Legal documentation is
prepared or analyzed regarding sales, purchasing, rental, leasing,
division of land into lots, conveyance of assets, partnerships,
donations, payments in kind and other relevant procedures. The legal
status of real estate property or title-holders is evaluated, aiming to
identify limitations or obstacles which may jeopardize negotiations.
wide range of legal advice in this area, offering orientation to
employers in connection with labor procedures, preventative actions and
measures aiming more secure work relationships – whether
individual or collective.
representation in administrative and judicial labor litigation,
defending its clients in Regional Labor Courts or in union
negotiations. This representation covers all levels of legal
proceedings from Regional Labor Courts to the Superior Labor Court.
Intellectual Property and Internet
solutions to any intellectual property questions, such as those
involving copyrights. The Firm is also involved in matters connected to
Internet copyright law, providing legal representation in litigation
under this theme. It also handles the registration of trademarks and
patents, as well as drafts and requests registration of technolgy
follows the legal implications of activities carried out on the
Internet. In this capacity, it not only is able to offer legal advice,
but also provides legal representation in this area. Among the services
offered in this practice area, the Firm prepares and examines documents
connected to electronic contracts (cryptography, digital signatures and
certifying authority), e-commerce, domain copyright and registration,
sales reports via Internet, legal domicile and sites, information
security and correspondence inviolability.
preventative advice as well as representation in litigation connected
to consumer rights questions. It also closely monitors the evolution of
the doctrine and jurisprudence of this important segment, always with
an eye on the guidelines established by the Consumer Defense Code.
professionals to provide all services mentioned hereinabove in an
international, cross-border perspective, i.e., when a foreign party is
present, from the incorporation of Brazilian subsidiaries, analysis of
possible international tax benefits, granting of stock option plans, as
well as drafting and revising all kinds of international agreements,
encompassing international trade, leasing, sales representation,
trademarks or patents licensing and other business arrangements in an
international economy more and more connected. The Firm issues legal
opinions, answers inquiries regarding various matters and represents
companies before international bodies.