Our practice is based on an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. We coordinate the required skills and competencies to deliver solutions that fully meet our clients’ individual needs.
We represent our clients in all aspects of government procurement, from preventive consultancy to litigation. We also advise on the management of government contracts resulting from procurement processes.
We handle the formation and management of partnerships with the government, including designing, structuring and creating new contract arrangements.
We assist our clients in setting up associations and with projects, contract management and rendering of account. We also represent clients before control agencies and advise on all issues pertaining to the conduction and management of civil society organizations.
We often handle extremely complex litigation with significant social and economic impact as a precursor to public policy innovation, especially by challenging unconstitutional laws in the Brazilian Supreme Court and engaging in initiatives within political institutions to influence policymaking and public fund allocation.
Our practice includes assistance in rendering of account, request of special accounts, invitations to bid and civil investigations.
We assist our clients in submitting defenses and/or inquiries in administrative proceedings with class entities and regulators such as Brazil’s health surveillance agency Anvisa, the health agency ANS, the São Paulo state public service agency ARSEPS, the aviation agency ANAC, the Brazilian antitrust authority CADE, the administrative tax appeals council CARF, among others.
We handle judicial disputes, investigations and preparatory procedures involving misconduct in public office and offenses under the Brazilian anticorruption act. We also counsel on other actions seeking liability of individuals, businesses and public officials involved in government transactions.
We represent professionals in administrative disciplinary proceedings and public officials in defending their rights and discharging their public duties.
We help companies, civil society organizations and political parties mitigate risks and assess contractual obligations, corporate governance issues and internal/external interfaces by designing internal control mechanisms to ensure effective due diligence and define compliance scope. Further, we provide extensive counseling throughout the implementation of the integrity program and in any related claims that may arise.
We provide regulatory consultancy on issues involving the Ministry of Health, the health surveillance agency Anvisa and Brazil’s health agency ANS. Particularly, we provide assistance in government procurement processes and public-private partnerships within the health industry such as hospital administration; drafting and structuring of assistance agreements; formation of health maintenance organizations, benefit administrators, companies taking out group health insurance, and associations in the health sector.
Our practice includes liaising with public agencies and entities that work for the betterment of the urban space, including developing urban rezoning projects, drafting urban planning regulations and following up on the implementation of urban planning projects. Our firm provides assistance in urban licensing of ventures and in the administrative procedures required for proper use, occupation, management and economic development of urban and rural areas.
Our practice includes drafting, negotiating and providing assistance on concession agreements, cooperation agreements and program-related agreements. We advise on setting up public consortiums, as well as on setting up and implementing regulatory agencies and their related regulations. Our firm also assists in designing tariff policies.
We advise science, innovation and technology organizations, from their set-up to the drafting of agreements. We also help ensure the legal viability of new businesses and activities in a manner that aligns existing legal entities and the new economy.
Our firm advises companies and entities engaged in the education industry and dealing with the government, particularly with respect to the training of public education professionals. We follow up on the implementation of public policies ensuring access to education.
Our firm provides full legal advice to companies engaged in the management of public funds through partnerships, especially with respect to project management and cultural equipment management in all institutional models. We follow up on processes involving fundraising through incentive regulations.
We assist our political clients in safely and strategically discharging their public duties. Our services include monitoring expenditure caps, advising on institutional communication, prevention of prohibited conducts, strategic use of social media and other online tools, assessing actions with electoral impact, handling congressional investigations, and defending officials in review of accounts procedures with the house of representatives, among other legal services.
Our firm assists companies directly engaged in political activities and businesses directly affected by government decisions. Our practice includes drafting and reviewing agreements, providing advice on public law regulations governing their field of activity, assessing scenarios to predict impacts and control risks.
We represent political candidates both in court and preventively throughout the entire election period, focusing on launching and building a strong campaign, from the period preceding caucuses to post-campaign activities. Our purpose is to ensure that each and every event is organized and carried out strictly in accordance with election laws and regulations.
We represent our institutional clients in criminal proceedings, police investigations and preliminary administrative proceedings. Our practice includes preventive representation of individuals and businesses that may be the subject of investigation or prosecution.
Our firm represents individuals and businesses in public-interest civil actions, citizen suits, class actions and other judicial disputes where the government is a party [involving the public interest].
Our practice navigates across all areas of civil law, both to assist in making juridical acts and to represent clients in alternative dispute resolutions.
Our transactional tax planning team works to devise the most suitable transactional structures for our institutional clients and also for individual wealth management purposes. We help clients navigate myriad municipal, state and federal tax laws aimed at mitigating tax risks. We represent our clients in tax administrative proceedings, particularly in municipal, state and federal administrative courts. Our practice includes representing our clients in court as plaintiffs or defendants, including both preventive and remedial services with respect to tax matters in general. We also represent our clients in higher courts. We assist companies, non-profit organizations and individuals in enjoying tax incentives and recovering tax credits. We assess transactions and identify and adopt measures to recover tax credits both in court and at the administrative level.
We provide tax advisory services and representation in tax disputes in court to third sector organizations, including non-profit entities in general (foundations, associations, institutes) in the social assistance, health, education, culture, and religion industries. We assist religious entities in obtaining exemptions and immunities, including those contingent upon certification by the charity certification entity CEBAS.
Our firm has extensive experience in designing programs for private-sector companies, public agencies and third sector entities to ensure compliance with the Brazilian data protection act. In addition to reviewing topics and matters addressed by personal data protection rules, we review and draft documents, manage third parties and data owners, and provide training to our clients’ staff.
Besides assisting our clients in setting up companies, consortiums, associations and other businesses, we draft and review articles of organization, incorporation, bylaws and organizational documents of all types of business structures as well as other corporate documents. We counsel our clients in corporate restructuring, from the negotiation to the drafting of contracts, either national or international. We help clients adopt the best business and contractual strategies and provide legal opinions and analysis of contracts and contractual provisions. Our practice includes assessing the most suitable corporate structure to each business activities, providing guidance to startups, consultancy on business planning and structuring, particularly focused on wealth protection, estate matters and reduction of tax load. We negotiate and act as an intermediary in investment dealings, including M&A transactions.