Corporate, M&A and Contracts

Effective Legal Representation in Support of Clients' Business Practices

In a field subject to legislative change, corporate lawyers aim to contribute to a company's tranquility and productivity. In an active market, we need to be prepared for changes that could affect a company's market position.


835CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT BRAZIL IN 2016
R$ 110 biTOTAL VALUE of the CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT BRAZIL IN 2016


Almeida Advogados counsels Brazilian and foreign clients on corporate, M&A and contractual matters related to their operations in Brazil and abroad.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in successfully managing the intersection between corporate law and companies' daily business activities.

Our corporate, M&A and contract law practices include the following:

  • Providing legal advice and planning on forming Brazilian companies;

  • Drafting and amending articles of association, by-laws, minutes, reports, legal opinions and other corporate documents;

  • Assisting with planning and creating associations, foundations, partnerships and all forms of legal entities;

  • Advising on setting up joint ventures and consortia;

  • Drafting and negotiating shareholders' agreements, among other types of corporate documents;

  • Preparing the necessary documents for amicably dissolving companies;

  • Assisting with auditing, planning and implementing corporate reorganizations, such as acquisitions, incorporations, transformations, spin-offs and mergers;

  • Counseling on the establishment of subsidiaries in Brazil and abroad;

  • Advising on offerings and the closing of capital operations, acquisition of control by takeover, management buy-out and the public offering of shares;

  • Providing representation in disputes related to corporate dissolution, asset determination, liquidation, cancellation, suspension or defense of business decisions, as well as ascertain the liability of shareholders, associates and administrators, among other corporate-related conflicts;

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for use in all sectors of the economy.

BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
  • Assist financial institutions with setting up operations in Brazil and abroad.

  • Advise on obtaining outside financing for cash flow and infrastructure-related projects.

  • Counsel on the structuring of guarantees.

  • Recommend the best means of payment.

  • Assist with the public or private offering of shares, debentures, bonds and other securities, as well as the re-negotiation of securities debt titles.

  • Carry out the registration and cancellation of registration by a publicly-held company.

  • Manage and support administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM).

  • Advise on the entire investment process as regards publicly or privately-held companies in Brazil.

  • Counsel on setting up investment structures in Brazil by domestic or foreign investment funds.

  • Work with investors on fundraising rounds.

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