AREAS OF EXPERTISE

The firm possesses fully seasoned professionals to provide services in the following areas:

CONTRACTS

In country and international contracts in general, including real state, supply, commercial representation, distribution, manufacturing, leasing, franchising, import and export; purchase ad sabe of assets, commissioned sales agency and other contracts.

CORPORATE LAW

Formation of companies, amendment to corporate by-laws or charters, and preparation of corporate documents in general; split-up, merger and amalgamation of companies; association contracts in general, including joint ventures in Brazil and abroad; planning and implementation of company internationalization, including operational subsidiaries, and off shore companies; due diligence, management buy outs.

TAX LAW

General advice on tax matters and tax planning; tax incentives; international tax planning and application of treaties to avoid double taxation; preventive and tax litigation both at administrative level (dispute of tax assessments) and in court (recovery of taxes which were not property created by the government; recovery of other amounts unduly paid by the company).

FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

Registration of investments in currency or assets with the Central Bank of Brazil, debt to equity swaps, capitalization of profits, remittance of profits and dividends, repatriation of capital; planning and implementation of investments out of Brazil.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Contracts concerning transfer of technology, specialized technical services, license of trademarks, patents and copyright; tradmark and patent registration; consulting related to protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade names.

INFORMATICS

Contracts relating to use, trade and distribution of software and IT products in general; protection of copyrights over software; planning and implementation of informatics related projects.

TELLECOMMUNICATION

Legal aspects of contracts and investments in telecommunication services and equipment; regulatory advice on the obtaining of licenses and authorizations for the rendering of services.

COLLECTIVE RIGHTS

Consulting on legislation regulating consumer protection; compliance for imported products, recalls, consumer complaints; economic order and environment.

BIDS

Consulting on the legal aspect related to participation in bids; privatization procedures through bids and auctions.

LITIGATION

In all the above areas, both at administrative and judicial instances.