Our legal services cover virtually the length and breadth of corporate matters – from routine corporate issues to the most complex corporate transactions. Our legal counsel and assistance focus on organization of companies; structuring of shareholders/quotaholders agreements and other documents aimed at harmonizing and improving the quality of relations between investors; representation of clients at quotaholders’ and shareholders’ meetings, and preparation of related corporate documents; negotiation and implementation of corporate restructuring events (merger, spin-off, consolidation, etc.), and the drafting of the respective corporate documents; and counseling on the interpretation and observance of corporate law. We also assist clients in matters and procedures before the Central Bank of Brazil (notably those relating to foreign direct investments), as well as in consultations with regard to exchange rules and in defenses against administrative proceedings.
In the Capital Markets area, we provide our clients with counsel and assistance in listing and delisting procedures; in the setup or selection of third-party fund management entities (such as investment clubs and investment funds); and in the creation and improvement of governance policies and structures. We represent the interests of publicly-traded companies, controlling shareholders, senior managers and other market players before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa), and also provide our clients with counseling and follow-up on Brazilian securities rules and regulations. We also assist clients in administrative consultations and proceedings, as well as in defenses and formal complaints before regulatory bodies in the Brazilian securities industry.