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Areas of Expertise

Administrative

This area provides solutions for those seeking counseling about complex Brazilian government laws, regulations, applications and procedures. Our Administrative Law attorneys provide services in different segments of this branch of Law, working with demands from public servants, civil service examination, administrative bids and contracts, misappropriation and administrative impropriety, among others, and being a paramount both in the Northeast region.  Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia lawyer’s significant experience representing Brazilian government entities in multiple transactions and procurements means we fully understand the procurement procedure from the government’s perspective and we provide a successful formula for our private clients. As Brazil adopts more stringent procurement guidelines, we help simplify and navigate the process, ensuring that our clients meet every necessary requirement to invest while compiling competitive bids.   

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Civil Litigation

Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia’s lawyers works with you to develop a strategic approach to litigation - our attorneys are prepared to take any case to trial and are experienced at managing litigation at every stage of the process, knowing every step of the brazilian law system. Our team will grow with your needs and our scale ensures that your needs will never outgrow us. Our Civil Litigation attorneys assist different national and multinational clients on the construction and execution of judicial and extrajudicial solutions, both in strategic or litigation issues. We work in the food and beverage, banking, retail and wholesale, civil construction, power distribution, automotive industry, hospital, hotel and insurance segments, with the quality of being one the best law firms in the north and northeast.  

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Commercial Contracts

Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia’s Commercial Contracts attorneys are experienced at offering the client the best contractual alternatives for complex matters involving multiple jurisdictions, Brazilian and foreign. Business relationships demand self-regulation through specialized, objective contracts, able to foresee and prevent conflicts. Our Business Contract team is specialist in contract law and has significant experience with international treaties – with expertise in our regional northeastern laws and procedures. Our lawyers have multidisciplinary education, adding market, accounting, finance vision and extensive law knowledge to the contract structure, making us the incomparable in the region.   

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Compliance and Integrity

With companies facing rising enforcement in Brazil, managing risk is a top priority for businesses located at or dealing in the country. In this context we advise clients on how best to mitigate risk and conduct business ethically. With a multidisciplinary approach, the Compliance and Integrity attorneys provide legal consulting and assistance on issues related to prevention, detection and response to non-conformities of operational nature or related to matters such as anti-corruption, information security, antifraud and regulatory, navigating through the Brazilian law system with ease and excellence.

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Corporate

The operation of our Corporate Law attorneys comprehends assistance to all types of corporations, as well as associations and foundations. We offer all kinds of legal support for opening and developing companies, associations and foundations, in Brazil and abroad. Our lawyers at Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia provide the necessary assistance for your operations, wit hall the expertise of the best professionals in the region. We make sure the corporate structures of our clients are properly maintained, by drafting or adapting shareholders agreements and corporate minutes which follow Brazilian law. The Corporate Practice lawyers are also experienced in developing and structuring the corporate governance for its clients, according to each individual profile, but always focused on the best market practices.

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Environmental

Growing environmental awareness and increasing regulations are changing the way companies operate in Brazil. As a result, accountability standards are rising higher and sanctions growing more severe, creating greater repercussions for noncompliance. Our environmental law attorneys act in an integrated way engaging a technical, multidisciplinary group of partners formed by Brazilian biologists, geologists, forest, mining and health engineers, economists, sociologists and other specialists. We guarantee that the needs of our clients are met with our renowned legal expertise, allowing for investment and business to continue with tranquility

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Estate and Succession Planning

Our lawyers assist and work with our clients to develop creative and desirable solutions for their current asset situation and long-term plans, considering Brazilian and foreign Law. We work closely with wealth management professionals, in the northeast and abroad, to provide a complete solution to client’s problems involving asset management, before and after succession. The Estate and Succession Planning has a team of multidisciplinary professionals, capacitated in assisting clients when planning the future of their business and during the process of dividing personal and professional assets for succession. Our attorneys are second to none in Brazil, qualifying us for any challenges our clients might present.

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Family

Our attorneys provide experienced and ethical legal counsel, offering our clients an objective and realistic approach of their family matters to ensure they will have all the needed legal knowledge to make a well-informed decision, taking in consideration both Brazilian and foreign law. In our Family area, we have lawyers qualified to solve conflicts peacefully, who believe mediation to be the way to success. We seek permanent conciliation, focusing on the human and sensitive side inherent to these areas, working as intermediators and family consultants, in order to make friendly solutions feasible. 

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Foreign Investments

With growing competition locally, companies tend to seek opportunities abroad. Our experienced team will guide your company through the process of investing in unfamiliar jurisdictions. Our attorneys have solid international experience and communicate fluently in Portuguese, Spanish and English, drafting agreements and other legal documents in such languages and following international standards. Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia is recognized for assisting foreign companies setting up businesses in Brazil. Our work goes from advising the client regarding the tax regimes applicable to the intended activities, the differences between different corporate formats, the rules and procedures for transferring capital abroad and all other matters relating to starting a business in Brazil with foreign capital. Following the initial incorporation in Brazil, the firm continues to provide continuing support to international clients through our specialized teams, using the support and assistance of the Foreign Investment professionals when needed. We also assist our Brazilian clients abroad, helping them connect with international players and draft the international contracts to regulate their relationship with such players.

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Labor Law

For today's investors in Brazil, managing a workforce requires complying with labour and employment laws, staying abreast of rapidly changing regulations, handling the growing demands of labour unions and works councils, and moving talent quickly across borders. We work with multinational businesses to manage all their employment needs in Brazil, from day-to-day human resources requirements to critical business change projects.  Our attorneys assist clients in developing strategies both in consultation and labor litigation, always focusing on conflict resolution.

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Port

Foreign and domestic companies often look to invest in port areas, which are under strict regulation in Brazil. To assist such clients, Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia has assembled this specialized team of lawyers regarding port law. By combing technical and legal know-how, the Port Law attorneys lean on specialists in the regulatory challenges of the port sector. We assist public and private organizations installed in the port zone or those operating in the sector to keep their activities regular and allow for the development and the expansion of the business. Our strategic position in the northeast makes us the leading experts in this subject.  

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Real Estate

Property developers, lenders, investors, private equity funds, operators, joint ventures, international developers, and private owners look to us for diversified and broad legal services. We apply our skills to the full cycle of a real estate deal, providing a holistic approach for our clients, with special attention to non-Brazilian clients. Our attorneys handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. Our team favours a service with a high degree of security and agility for client.

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Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Our Judicial Recovery attorneys work on assistance to creditors, debtors and investors in judicial recovery, bankruptcy and debt restructuring processes, considering the strict Brazilian law. The area is composed by lawyers with profound knowledge, including specialized qualification in business law, finance and accounting, contributing to provide services which add creativity and a high degree of safety.

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Tax Law

Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia’s multidisciplinary Tax Practice attorneys provide tax planning and advice to clients, including major multinational corporations, large privately-owned businesses, exempt organizations and private individuals, and high net worth individuals – Brazilian and foreign. Given our team’s diverse backgrounds and prior experience, including work in private industry, government, and private practice, we have the capabilities necessary to develop practical legal services to meet the challenges faced by this broad range of clients, all with specific knowledge of Recife’s law practice. 

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