Coelho Vasques Advogados


Meet the following practice areas of Coelho Vasques Advogados



Antitrust investigations
Assisting clients in antitrust investigations (cartel, exchange of sensitive information between competitors, abuse of dominant positions). Negotiating leniency agreements and consent decrees.

Merger review 
Advice on clearance of transactions with Brazilian competition authority (Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE). Assisting third parties related to the transaction. Negotiating settlement agreements (ACCs).

Private antitrust litigation
Conducting measures related to private enforcement of antitrust law, including civil liability claims, cease-and-desist orders and judicial review of administrative decisions.

Preventive measures
Developing antitrust compliance programs and implementing training sessions.




Complex agreements
Negotiating and preparing contracts related to long-term projects (both greenfield and brownfield).

Commercial and operation agreements
Analyzing, preparing and reviewing commercial and operation contracts related to each market.

Financial agreements 
Preparing and reviewing financial agreements and other ancillary agreements.

Ordinary agreements 
Preparing and reviewing ordinary both services agreements and supply agreements.



Compliance program
Developing compliance programmes in Brazil or adapting headquarters’ guidelines to the reality and regulation applicable to the Brazilian subsidiary, and conducting training sessions for employees.

Internal investigation
Conducting interviews with employees and third parties, and internal investigations in cases relating to governmental officials or private players.

Third-party control
Performing due diligence and analysis of third parties (both service providers and suppliers), according to their relevance and level of interaction with governmental officials.

Civil and administrative claims
Assisting clients during official investigations, negotiating settlements and leniency agreements.




Corporate documents
Incorporating companies for national and international clients, preparing corporate documents (minutes of Shareholders’ General Meetings, Board of Directors’ Meetings, Officers’ Meetings, Bylaws; Articles of Association and their amendments) and filing these with Commercial Registry and other relevant governmental authorities.

Corporate relationship
Preparing and negotiating shareholders’ agreements to rule the relationship between the shareholders; structuring family holding company.

Corporate transactions
Planning and implementing corporate transactions (merger, amalgamation, spin-off), restructuring and liquidation.

Mergers & Acquisitions – M&A
Structuring investment or disinvestment transactions, including performance of due diligence and negotiation of relevant transaction agreements (purchase and sale of shares or assets; transfer of establishment).



Legal advice
Monitoring compliance of environmental law. Preparing, negotiating and reviewing contractual provisions. Conducting environmental due diligence.

Environmental licensing
Coordinating and monitoring procedures, including the revision of relevant studies.

Interaction with stakeholders
Designing interaction strategies and assisting with disputes and negotiations for players involved in environmental issues.

Judicial and administrative claims
Assisting clients with civil, administrative and criminal cases. Negotiating consent decrees and settlements.




Assisting clients to register trademarks with the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI).


Advising clients in respect of patent applications.

Agreements and Franchising
Negotiating IP licensing agreements, technology process and franchising.

Unfair competition
Assisting clients in unfair competition and trade dress cases (passing off).

Advising clients on enforcement of copyright.





Civil litigation
Assisting clients in connection with litigation in Brazilian courts.

Guarantee enforcement
Enforcing guarantees (protest, arrest, mortgage, fiduciary alienation, promissory note, acknowledgment of debt, extrajudicial enforcement instrument).

Conducting negotiations between parties seeking alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Arbitration (national and international)
Assisting clients with arbitrations in the main national and international chambers, including CCBB, ICC, FOSFA and GAFTA.




Real estate due diligence
Analyzing the legal status of property ownership, burden and liens.

Project structuring

Structuring real estate projects, including allotments and shopping centers.

Real estate agreements and guarantees
Preparing and reviewing deeds of purchase and sale, private instruments of purchase and sale commitment and lease agreements. Assisting clients to structure and negotiate property guarantees, such as mortgage and fiduciary alienation.

Property restrictions
Structuring alternative solutions for acquisition of rural property by foreigners, negotiating with local governmental authorities and Development Councils (Industrial Districts).




Rua Helios Seelinger, 155, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil • 22640-040​

Phone number

+55 21 2203 0568


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