Meet the following practice areas of Coelho Vasques Advogados
Assisting clients in antitrust investigations (cartel, exchange of sensitive information between competitors, abuse of dominant positions). Negotiating leniency agreements and consent decrees.
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.
Developing antitrust compliance programs and implementing training sessions.
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.
Preparing and reviewing financial agreements and other ancillary agreements.
Preparing and reviewing ordinary both services agreements and supply agreements.
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.
Conducting interviews with employees and third parties, and internal investigations in cases relating to governmental officials or private players.
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.
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.
Preparing and negotiating shareholders’ agreements to rule the relationship between the shareholders; structuring family holding company.
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).
Monitoring compliance of environmental law. Preparing, negotiating and reviewing contractual provisions. Conducting environmental due diligence.
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.
Assisting clients in unfair competition and trade dress cases (passing off).
Advising clients on enforcement of copyright.
Assisting clients in connection with litigation in Brazilian courts.
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 &
Real estate due diligence
Analyzing the legal status of property ownership, burden and liens.
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.
Structuring alternative solutions for acquisition of rural property by foreigners, negotiating with local governmental authorities and Development Councils (Industrial Districts).
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