AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative law and public biddingsOpen or Close

    • Administrative Litigation;
    • Legal advisory and litigation at State Secretaries, State Ministries, Administrative Authorities, Autonomous Government Entities and Regulatory Agencies;
    • Advising and litigation on public bidding processes, administrative and judicial appeals;
    • Client advising on public biddings;
    • Public concession contract review and Stand license applications;
    • Advising on public concessions and public biddings;
    • Legal Advice, studies, analyses and consultations;
    • Analyses of  public contracts and public bidding invitation letters.

  • Regulatory BodiesOpen or Close

    • Legal opinions on normative acts of Regulatory Bodies such as ANS, ANAEEL, ANATEL, CADE;
    • Communication of relevant market at CADE – Administrative Council of Economic Defense;
    • Legal Document writing for regulatory projects at government agencies.

  • EnvironmentalOpen or Close

    • Preventive and litigation advocacy on notices of infraction and corporate lawsuits;

    • Evaluation of environmental impacts and liabilities of companies and adaptation to current environmental law;

    • Writing, assistance and monitoring of industrial or forestall projects and the necessary registration at government environmental agencies;

    • Legal representation in permit-related proceedings for industries and other enterprises;

    • Assistance on environmental project development;

    • Corporate assistance on relations with government environmental and natural resources protection agencies;

    • Environmental legal conformity audits;

    • General consultancy on legal issues related to urban development, zoning and environmental protection;

    • Consultancy on Brazilian environmental law and the reflections of international regulations in Brazil;

    • Legal advising on the use of hydro resources and basic sanitation;

    • Environmental litigation;

    • Reports on applicable norms and regulations;

    • Tracking of environmental aspects of activities, products, services and analyses of environmental risk assessments;

    • Interpretation and updating of sector related law;
    • Notice of infraction contesting;

    • Advising on contractual and extra contractual liabilities related to hazardous material transportation and waste disposal;

    • Advising on contractual and extra contractual liabilities related to hazardous material transportation and waste disposal;

  • CivilOpen or Close

    • General Consultation;

    • Civil contract writing and review;

    • Preventive and litigious consulting;

    • Lawsuit monitoring and litigation all over Brazil;

    • Assistence on national and international arbitration;

    • Legal assistance on adoption procedures;

    • Divorce;

    • Interdictions, guardianships and trusteeships;

    • List of assets - Inventory;

    • Last will and Testament.

  • Commercial LawOpen or Close

    • Writing and analyses of all kinds of contractual instruments;

    • Commercial legal advising on business contracts and agreements according to projects presented by clients;

    • Analysis of  specific legislation  directly or indirectly related to clients’  negotiations and projects (Antitrust and Unfair Trade Practice, Brazilian Code of Consumerist Law and Regulatory Sector);

    • Legal risk analyses in business negotiations. Apontamento de riscos na negociação comercial;

    • Commercial practice advising, on  buying, selling, renting, leasing, supplying, sales  representing and legal protective measures.

  • CompetitiveOpen or Close

    • Consulting and legal opinions on economic and concurrency law;

    • Antidumping litigation;

    • Administrative litigation at CADE – Administrative Council for Economic Defense and SDE – Secretariat of Economic Law;

    • Notifying of acts of vertical and horizontal economic concentration to the Administrative Council of Economic Defense – CADE, the Secretariat of Economic Law – SDE, the National Agency of Telecommunications – ANATEL and the Secretariat of Economic Monitoring SEAE.

  • ContenciousOpen or Close

    • General advice;

    • Judicial and Administrative.

  • EnergyOpen or Close

    • Writing and Review of Energy Sector related Contracts;

    • Legal advising on Administrative Acts issued by the Government and its Regulatory Bodies;

    • Client representation before the Government and Regulatory agencies;

    • Legal assistance and document review for the building of small-scale hydroelectric centrals;

    • General advising on electric power trading;

  • FamilyOpen or Close

    • General Consultation;

    • Civil contract writing and review;

    • Preventive and litigious consulting;

    • Lawsuit monitoring and litigation all over Brazil;

    • Assistence on national and international arbitration;

    • Legal assistance on adoption procedures;

    • Divorce;

    • Interdictions, guardianships and trusteeships;

    • List of assets - Inventory;

    • Last will and Testament.

  • FinancialOpen or Close

    • Advising on formation and regularization of financial institutions at the Central Bank of Brazil;

    • Client support on documental analyses for the borrowing and granting of loans;

    • General consultancy and analyses of normative acts issued by the Central Bank of Brazil;

    • Analyses and negotiations of warranties;

    • Advising on foreign exchange transactions for the entrance and remittance of amounts inside and outside Brazil;

    • Writing and review of active and passive banking contracts.

  • Notary and Real State LawOpen or Close

    • Advising on formation and regularization of financial institutions at the Central Bank of Brazil;

    • Client support on documental analyses for the borrowing and granting of loans;

    • General consultancy and analyses of normative acts issued by the Central Bank of Brazil;

    • Analyses and negotiations of warranties;

    • Advising on foreign exchange transactions for the entrance and remittance of amounts inside and outside Brazil;

    • Writing and review of active and passive banking contracts.

  • InternationalOpen or Close

    • Legal assistance to Brazilian companies with cross-border operations;

    • International trading import export advising;

    • Foreign Company forming;

    • Registry of foreign investment at the Central Bank of Brazil;

    • General Consulting on Foreign Investment Acts and Regulations.

    • Legal representation and immigration advising on residence permit applications in Brazil and abroad.

  • MiningOpen or Close

    • Legal advising to Mining Companies on Governmental Notices of Availability of areas for prospecting and mining of mineral resources;

    • Consulting on mining legislation, tax matters, cost with mine delimitation, and the incorporation of mining rights to mining companies’ assets.

  • Business Criminal LawOpen or Close

    • Advising and litigation on police investigations and criminal prosecutions based on charges of tax evasion, money laundry, work accidents, environmental crimes, “honor” crimes, violation of authorial rights among others;

    • Counseling and litigation on behalf of victims of corporate frauds.

  • PrivatizationsOpen or Close

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    • Advice on investments in the energy area;

    • Legal assistance to investors interested in participating in the bidding process / public competition to obtain permissions or permits for the operation of public services;

    • Development of opinions, studies, analysis and answers to queries;

    • Guidance on the preparation and negotiation of contracts relating to activities in the sectors of electricity, oil and natural gas (purchase and sale of electricity to free consumers, tariffs hourly-seasonal, "PPA - Power Purchase Agreements" etc.).

  • CorporateOpen or Close


    • Formation of companies and associations and their registration at the commercial registry office;

    • Dissolutions and Liquidations;

    • Buying and selling of company participations and assets;

    • Joint ventures, consortium and related paperwork;

    • Corporate reorganization and restructuring (mergers, consolidations, scissions, incorporations and company type changing;

    • Offshore formation and related operations;

    • Fission, fusion and incorporation of companies;

    • Buying and Selling of Companies;

    • Company Buying and Selling Contract Writing;

  • Information of TechnologyOpen or Close

    • Legal advising on internet applicable regulation, including e-business;

    • . Legal advising on matters involving trademarks and domain.

  • TelecommunicationsOpen or Close

    • Advice on procedures for granting, permission and authorization of telecommunication services;

    • Advice for making investments in telecommunications;

    • Legal advice on participation in competitions and associations;

    • Consulting in regulating the activities of the sector.

  • LaborOpen or Close

    • Full support in all areas of labor relations;


    • Legal advising on collective bargaining, writing and review of colective agreements, negotiations through the Delegacia Regional do Trabalho (Regional Department of Labor Relations) as well as company representation before trade unions;


    • Preventive legal advising to human resource departments, including writing and review of employment contracts, work benefit plans such as profit sharing, stock option plan and also programs of environmental risk prevention, medical and occupational health programs;


    • Legal advising on hiring employees from overseas, work contract adaptation, benefits and brasilian labor legal system;


    • Due diligence;


    • Labor Litigation;


    • General Legal Consulting ;


    • Conduction of labor arbitrations and elimination of laborial debts;


    • Development of legal procedures for employee payment, social security, retirement plans, profit sharing and other benefits according to each company requirements;

  • TaxationOpen or Close

    • Corporate tax advising;


    • Recent legislation review and legal opinions on law application and related effects on business;


    • Analysis of company tax procedures and tax planning to ensure a minimum tax load;


    • Preventive analyses of tax procedures and administration;


    • Judicial and administrative tax litigation;


    • Federal, State and Municipal tax litigation;


    • Administrative appeals and judicial litigation against notices of infraction;


    • Legal advising on specific tax legislation;


    • Staff training on tax procedures;


    • Strategic Corporate Tax Planning;


    • Writing and monitoring of special treatment requests made before Tax Authorities;


    • Elaboration of Defense and Appeals in federal, state and municipal administrative lawsuits;


    • Litigation on undue tax deductions;


    • Tax credit recovery and reduction of tax load;


    • Tax due diligence to track available tax credits.