With a highly regulated structure, essential for economic development and relevant role in social inclusion, the telecommunications industry has to deal, at the same time, with accelerated technological advances and increasing competition, in particular by the digital giants. The speed of innovation and the growth in the supply of services require, especially in Brazil, significant investments for the modernization of infrastructure and more connection speed.

Our attorneys are prepared to help companies understand this market and meet the challenges imposed by legislation. We assist investors in preparing to take part in public service bidding through concessions, permits, or authorizations. We walk companies through the service exploration process, providing legal support for decision-making and relationships with regulators.

Because it is a sector with significant interaction with end consumers, we offer specific advice on disputes and relationships with regulators.

Our experience in this industry includes services in the following areas:

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Regulatory advice
  • Administrative and judicial litigation
  • Tax consulting
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Corporate law
  • Licensing and intellectual property

Technology is one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy. Constant innovations promoted by entrepreneurs and new consumer demands transform business models, markets, and society as a whole. Regulations evolve as a result of these new needs, but often at a slower pace. And this is one of the main challenges for technology companies in Brazil today. Relying on efficient and proactive legal advice is an important advantage for a successful venture.

With the experience and knowledge of our teams, we help companies around the world understand the Brazilian legal framework, assess and mitigate risks, and allow business to thrive. We assist organizations in a wide range of sectors with such current topics as the sharing economy, video on demand, Internet of Things (IoT), personal data protection, and aspects relating to the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet.

We have a very entrepreneurial vision and concern ourselves with analyzing the business models proposed and finding a legal framework that is safe and effective from a contractual, tax, and regulatory perspective.

In cases where Brazilian regulations still do not follow market developments, we study the interpretation of our courts on related issues and seek the safest strategy for our clients to make their business vision a reality.

Our experience in this sector includes services in the following areas:

  • Regulatory consulting
  • Structuring contracts to implement business models, R&D, and licensing rights
  • Advice on intellectual property
  • Tax consulting and litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving technology companies
  • Corporate law applied to the technology business

Unstable market conditions, tight margins, and a significant need for capital are constant challenges for the pulp and paper industry. We have extensive experience in this industry and can support companies both in conducting complex transactions and in solving day-to-day operational issues.

We provide advice on the structuring and modeling of projects or mergers and acquisitions and assist in the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts. We have participated in the structuring of potentially polluting projects and in projects that may cause environmental impact, whereby we seek to mitigate risks and facilitate business.

We support public offerings of securities in the capital markets and advise listed companies on their compliance with corporate law and the requirements of regulatory agencies.

Our experience in this industry includes services in the following areas:

  • Project financing
  • Tax consulting
  • Tax litigation and dispute prevention
  • Environmental law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Crisis management
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate law
  • Drafting and review of contracts

Brazil’s complex tax legislation creates enormous challenges for the retail and consumer sector, in particular for supply chains that extend throughout the country. The high volume of transactions, tighter margins, fierce competition, and an entangled web of state laws increase the chance of errors and losses.

With rapid and objective responses to inquiries from our clients, we act as proactive allies to keep them safe and updated on changes in tax rules. In an industry with high labor turnover, companies can count on us to understand the intricacies of labor laws and seek advantageous agreements in union negotiations.

We are also aware of the risks that the retail and consumer industry faces in a fully connected world, with substantial brand exposure on the Internet and on social networks. Our experience in crisis management, antitrust, and consumer laws can help businesses find a successful strategy in this new and challenging environment.

Our expertise in this sector includes services in the following areas:

  • Tax consulting
  • Tax litigation and dispute prevention
  • Crisis management
  • Labor negotiations
  • Antitrust Law
  • Consumer law
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate law
  • Drafting and review of contracts
  • Franchising and brand licensing
  • Real estate law

Regulatory instability, unstable prices, and deterioration of macroeconomic conditions have created uncertainty and challenges for the oil & gas industry. In such a competitive and high-risk market segment, legal advice that understands the complexities of business and can offer quick and effective solutions is essential.

We advise domestic and international companies in the entire oil & gas supply chain that are operating in the country or are interested in entering the Brazilian market. We offer complete solutions that support businesses in the areas of exploration and production, refining, transportation, storage, distribution, importation, and exportation of oil & natural gas.

We also provide assistance to financial institutions and investors in project financing, as well as large enterprises and service providers operating in this sector.

Our professionals also assist in the implementation of gas projects integrated with the energy market. We have teams specializing in these industries, working together to support thermoelectric generation initiatives.