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Areas of Expertise

Administrative

This practice area provides solutions for those who require counseling regarding complex Brazilian government laws, regulations, applications and procedures. Our Administrative Law team provides 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, being a paramount both in Recife and in the Northeast region.  Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia’s significant experience representing Brazilian government entities in multiple transactions and procurements means we fully understand the procurement process from the government’s perspective and provides 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 works with you to develop a strategic approach to litigation and 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 Brazil’s law system. Our team will grow with your needs and our scale ensures that your needs will never outgrow us. Our Civil Litigation team assists 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 the best law firm in Recife and the northeast.

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Commercial Contracts

Queiroz Cavalcanti Advocacia’s Commercial Contracts Practice is experienced in offering the client the best contractual alternatives for most-often complex matters, involving multiple jurisdictions, Brazilian and abroad. 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 in international treaties, which regulate business relationships – with special knowledge in our regional northeastern laws and procedures. Our professionals have multidisciplinary education, adding market, accounting, finance vision and extensive law knowledge to the contract structure, making us the incomparable in Recife. 

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Compliance and Integrity

With companies facing rising enforcement in Brazil, managing risk is a top priority for businesses located 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 team provides 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 team comprehends assistance to all types of corporations, as well as associations and foundations. We offer all kinds of legal support for opening and development of companies, associations and foundations, in Brazil and abroad, providing the necessary assistance for their operations, mainly for elaboration of corporate documents, such articles of incorporation, minutes, among others, in addition to participation in General Assembly and Partner Meetings. 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 team is 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, with a special focus for the northeast region of Brazil.

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Environmental

Growing environmental awareness and increasing regulation 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 area acts 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, with the intent of meeting the needs of our clients with our renowned legal expertise, allowing for investment and business to continue with a tranquil mind. 

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Estate and Succession Planning

We 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, including after the succession. The Estate and Succession Planning has a team of multidisciplinary professionals, capacitated in assisting clients in planning the future of their business and during the process of dividing personal and professional assets - for succession. Our team is second to none in Recife and the northeast, qualifying us for any challenges our clients might present.

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Family

We 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 professionals qualified to solve conflicts in favor of the defense of the Family Law, 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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International Business

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 professionals 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 Recife, the northeast region and 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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Judicial Recovery

Our Judicial Recovery team works 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 professionals 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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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.  We also assist clients in developing strategies to retain high-potential employees, especially during reorganizations and spinoffs.  

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Port

This practice area provides advise on projects and transactions in the port sector. 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 regarding port law. By combing technical and legal know-how, the Port Law area leans 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 Recife 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. We handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate.  Our team is qualified and is regarded as one of the best in Recife and the northeast region

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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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