Practices

Tax Law

TAX CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Legal opinions and studies regarding tax law matters
  • Permanent tax consulting services
  • Recovery of tax credits (Reintegra, PIS / COFINS, IRPJ, among others)
  • Tax due diligence
  • Compliance and tax risk assessment
  • Participation in Tax Committees
  • Assistance in corporate reorganization and business structuring
  • Federal, state, and city tax incentives

TAX LITIGATION

  • Administrative tax litigation at all levels (consultations, impugnments, appeals, and other proceedings)
  • Judicial tax litigation at all levels (lawsuits filed by taxpayers, defense in tax proceedings, among others)
  • Review of infraction notices and tax debts
  • Development of leading cases
  • Interface with tax and accounting departments to get evidence and defense in line
  • Personal monitoring of cases, at all levels

Corporate Law

  • Legal opinions and studies regarding corporate law matters
  • Articles of organization/incorporation and bylaws, memorandum of understanding (MoU), non-disclosure agreements (NDA), among other corporate acts and routines
  • Recovery plans and restructuring projects
  • Specific transactions: shares grouping/splitting, bonds, M&A, joint ventures
  • Sale and purchase of equity interests and assets
  • Adequacy to the best Corporate Governance practices
  • Legal due diligence
  • Compliance and corporate risk assessment
  • Company liquidation and termination processes
  • Administrative (CVM – Comissão de Valores Mobiliários) and judicial litigation

Accounting Law

  • Legal opinions and studies regarding accounting law matters related to several branches of corporate law, such as contracts, companies, agreements, among others
  • Evaluation of legal issues related to financial statements
  • Consultancy on conflicts between the new accounting rules (IAS / IFRS) and corporate and tax law
  • Arbitration in matters arising from the application of accounting law.

Asset Management and Succession Aspects

  • Advice for the planned management of the succession, including drawing up and/or updating legal instruments such as stock’ and shareholders’ agreements, formation of holding companies, wills, among others
  • Legal coordination of Family Offices
  • Consultancy in asset diversification transactions, involving real estate deals, investment funds, pension plans, Brazilian investments abroad and respective liabilities, such as submission of statements to the Brazilian Central Bank, among others
  • Assistance in setting up corporate governance practices in order to provide the perpetuation of organizations and/or to prepare them to receive instruments, and other related transactions
  • External monitoring of sucession proceedings, prenuptial agreements, family welfare institution
  • Tax analysis of family assets and study of possible (legal) alternatives to reduce the tax burden
  • Assistance on calculations and collection of the Wealth and Gifts Tax (ITCMD)

International Commercial Law

  • Foreign investments in Brazil: setting up of subsidiaries, joint ventures and other types of business in Brazil
  • Assistance for foreign companies in international bidding processes
  • International contracts
  • CISG – United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Customs and international trade laws