Automotive

High-Level Automotive Practice

In addition to moving people and cargo and expanding the country’s infrastructure, the automotive sector has always served as a catalyst for economic growth, job creation and wage increases.

762,000
number of vehicles exported by Brazil in 2017, representing the highest value ever
2.7 mi
vehicles produced in Brazil during the year 2017


Our firm serves as a trusted advisor to the automotive sector by providing sound advice to companies in one of the economy’s most challenging and quickly-evolving segments.

Our collective years of professional experience include the following activities:

  • Managing and advising on administrative and judicial proceedings, while working closely with clients to define strategies and resolve conflicts;

  • Assisting with regulatory matters by ensuring that clients’ activities comply with the automotive sector’s specific rules and regulations;

  • Providing specialized support for adherence to applicable environmental legislation;

  • Drafting agreements for distribution, logistics, partnership and technology transfer, among other documents for use in the automotive field;

  • Offering specialized tax advice, including on special automotive sector-related tax regimes and benefits;

  • Giving expert labor advice, with particular emphasis on collective negotiations and employer-employee relations in the automotive sector;

  • Advising on the strategic means of protecting clients’ intellectual assets, including trademarks, patents, utility models and industrial designs;

  • Providing specialized counsel on topics related to privacy and information security applicable to the automotive sector;

  • Representing clients before Brazil’s legislative and executive branches to protect their interests in automobile sector-related matters.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY