Main Practice Areas

Business Law

– Legal advice and preparation of the documents for the acquisition of shares, capital stakes or goodwill; organization or incorporation of all kinds of companies, as well as filing the articles of association with the competent authorities; participation as advisors in general meetings and board meetings; preparation of company documents, such as amendments to the articles of association, minutes of meetings, winding up, etc.; and legal advice on the merger, split-off, takeover and transformation of companies;

– Legal advice in the preparation of business agreements, such as purchase and sale, commercial representation, franchising, intellectual property rights license and other agreements; business litigation involving the collection of debts, enforcement of claims, filing for bankruptcy petitions or judicial recovery, counterfeiting of industrial property rights; counseling in the area of business law involving unfair competition, economic power abuse and consumer rights, among others; and legal advice to deal with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

– Assistance to companies seeking court or out-of-court recovery.

Civil Law

Draft of civil agreements, such as service agreements, donations, business management, civil and real estate litigation in general, including civil actions for the renovation or amendment of leases (ações renovatórias and revisionais), civil liability indemnification actions, extensive advice in the insurance area; and real estate agreements and documents, such as leases, purchase and sale commitments, condominiums, property development, deeds, etc.

Labor Law

Legal advice and preparation of reports in specific cases; preparation of any kind of employment contract; monitoring of collective bargaining agreements and collective labor agreements; labor and social security litigation, in the administrative and judicial levels; analysis of the procedures adopted by the company with regard to the payment of social security contributions; and labor audits.

Tax Law

Advice and preparation of reports in specific cases relating to all kinds of taxes; analysis of the company’s legal procedures, aiming to provide tax savings (tax planning); tax audit in the acquisition of companies; and tax litigation, involving the challenging of tax department notices or bills and court and administrative defenses.

Administrative Law

Extensive legal advice in public calls for tender, covering both the proposal preparation and the tender evaluation stages; administrative and court litigation relating to public tenders; legal advice in all kinds of partnership between the public sector and the private sector, notably the creation of partially state-owned enterprises for the exploitation of public services; legal advice on the management of publicly traded companies and their privatization processes, especially in the piped gas sector; and wide consulting services regarding the concession of public services to private companies or individuals.

International Law

Full assistance to foreign companies that come to operate in Brazil, involving the necessary records with the competent authorities; advice on importing goods and services from abroad; and advice on the preparation of international agreements, such as technology transfers, intercompany loans, technical service, industrial property rights licenses, leasing, and so forth; and the follow-up of negotiations of Brazilian companies that wish to open affiliated companies abroad.

Regulatory Compliance

Representation on the administrative level, in processes / procedures arising from: regulatory bodies; consumer protection agencies and environmental oversight bodies; and consulting and preparation of reports on regulatory matters.

Health Law

We also provide specialized advice to companies that work in the health services industry and the sale of health care plans, including, in addition to the aforementioned traditional branches (Labor, Tax, Business Law, etc.), specialized advice on issues involving the ethical and legal norms for the exercise of health activities, representing and advising our clients in their deals with the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS), the federal and regional Boards of Medicine and other health supervision bodies; and specialized litigation issues in medical civil liability and with healthcare providers in general, with advice from medical professionals from the best schools and colleges in the country.