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About Us

We are a firm that connects multiple agents to transform and develop society, building relationships to drive business, foster change and create positive impacts.

Our team is multidisciplinary. We articulate different areas of knowledge, in search of the best and most innovative legal solutions.

We understand and engage deeply in our clients' business, focusing on their needs, perceiving and assisting our clients to assess, take and handle risks while formulating and executing their strategies.

We operate in a transparent, decentralized way, with freedom and responsibility, combining technicity with simplicity and quality, in order to foster greater agility and dynamics in work and relationships.

We integrate an international network of partner offices, which enables us to offer transnational solutions to our clients in all of our practice areas.

recognitions

“The firm is among the 10 best Brazilian firms in TTR Deal Tracker ranking.”

TTR / nov.2015

 

Derraik & Menezes has received an award from the international guide IFLR1000. The publication “Financial and Corporate 2018”classified the firm on the Notable category for the M&A practice area.

IFLR1000 / Financial and Corporate 2018

Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition for the second  consecutive year as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the Análise Advocacia 500 2017 guide

 

Análise Advocacia 500 / nov.2017

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2018 ranking by the following practice areas: Private Equity  (Highly Recommended), Corporate Law and M&A, Corporate Tax: Counsel (Valuable Practice), and Corporate Tax: Litigation (Other Notable Practices)

 Leaders League 2018

 

EXPERTISE

Corporate

We assist several of our local and foreign clients to establish their local operations, including the analysis of corporate structure options and the relevant definition, incorporation of companies, obtaining of permits and licenses, corporate capital registration and several corporate aspects.

Our team has broad experience in dealing with commercial and contractual issues, such as drafting and negotiating corporate contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, project financing and biddings.

Antitrust

The antirust team assists our clients in M&As and other corporate and commercial deals in order to mitigate eventual risks related to competitive violations, also, with filings and obtaining authorization before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE).

Likewise, we represent clients in national and international cartel investigations and administrative proceedings before CADE, including negotiating leniency and other agreements with the antitrust authority.

We also provide corporate training, providing proper instructions related to the up-to-date antitrust rules and policies.

Aviation

Among our clients are several of the most important and recognized airlines of Brazil and the world. We provide legal advice for a wide range of subjects related to the aviation activity and its regulation, including registration, obtaining of slots and CHEETAS, routes, marketing and sales.

We have in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable to the aviation market and we work directly with the Brazilian regulatory authorities in the coordination of registrations and obtaining of authorizations, besides the coordination of registrations with authorities of other countries.

BioTech

We assist our clients in all biotech aspects, including registration of medical and pharmaceutical products before the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA, obtaining authorization for the creation and operation of laboratories and conducting clinical trials and research.

Compliance

 

The compliance team assist clients to implement and monitor compliance programs according to the Brazilian corruption law and international regulations, for the prevention of fraud, corruption and illicit conducts.

We are also experienced in conducting internal investigations and training aiming to enforce the compliance with the applicable regulations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisition were always one of our focus areas.

We represent buyers, sellers and companies in their M&A processes, conducting all deal aspects, including guidance on deal structuring, due diligence, negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, antitrust aspects and regulatory issues.

IP & Innovation

Our firm offers intellectual property and innovation services to assist our clients in protecting business assets, building negotiation and protection and strategies.

We are specialized in unfair competition, e-commerce, franchising, advertising (clearance of advertising campaigns and defense in proceedings before CONAR), information technology, among others.

We also provide services for the organization and management of intellectual property portfolios and inspect R&D areas for our clients, in order to identify possible projects that requires protection.

With the support of an international network of partner offices, we provide contracts, consulting and legal and administrative litigation services in the Brazilian and international markets, supporting large Brazilian companies in their internationalization processes.

Strategic Dispute Resolution

The Strategic Dispute Resolution team is multidisciplinary, structured to assist local and foreign clients on making strategic decisions in connection with corporate disputes, either preventing or providing the suitable legal remedies in connection with them

We are experienced on representing clients on national and international arbitrations, complex civil litigation before administrative and judicial courts of any level, and judicial recovery and bankruptcy proceedings.

Labor and Employment

Labor Law in Brazil is complex and interspersed with tax/social security issues.

We have an experienced and sophisticated labor team that, complemented by our fiscal team, assists our domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of their labor activities, including consultancy, due diligence, negotiation with unions, negotiation of labor agreements and labor litigation.

Tax

In Brazil businesses are not only impacted by the high tax burden, but especially by the complexity of the system that requires strategic and continuous monitoring. One cannot speak in decision-making without the absolute understanding of tax impacts that often cause severe competitive distortions.

We advise our clients, legal entities, individuals and various industry associations in all aspects of tax law, including direct, indirect, customs and social security taxes at federal, state and municipal levels.

We have broad experience in designing, formatting and reviewing business models, especially operational and logistic, with the purpose of maintaining the tax burden at efficient levels, particularly with respect to taxes on consumption, allowing our clients to increase margins and competitiveness.

We act differently in topics related to income taxation, always in the sense of suggesting the best organizational designs, with broad experience in issues related to transfer pricing, national and international tax planning and application of international treaties against double taxation.

 

 

 

We are strongly involved in strategic administrative and judicial litigation, providing innovative solutions in portfolio management, always focused on the proper assessment and measurement of risks and contingencies.

 

 

We have a multidisciplinary team that combines legal education with accounting, financial and economic education, that allow the construction of integrated and efficient solutions.

Venture Capital/ Private Equity

Our firm is a venture capital pioneer in Brazil. Our team works in the area since the first local wave of investments, in the late 90’s.

We advise our clients in structuring and formation of investment funds in Brazil or abroad, as well as in their liquidation process.

We also provide due diligence services, negotiation and drafting of documents for the entire ecosystem, foreign and local clients, investment funds, startups, from power point to listed companies with entrepreneurial spirit, corporate venturers, several startup accelerators and development agencies.

Our firm is committed to the ecosystem development: our team participates in committees and councils of various entities of the venture capital and entrepreneurship industry, ministers and coordinates courses in the most renowned educational institutions in the country, acts as mentors, as well as collaborates in legislative improvement for the development of the ecosystem in Brazil.

Infrastructure

We have broad experience with civil construction, especially with regard to EPC contracts for large projects. We are able to assist our clients in all kinds of construction contracts, representing owners, builders, subcontractors and equipment suppliers.

We represent Brazilian and foreign clients in large greenfield projects in several areas, such as gas, hydroelectric and wind power plants.

Real Estate

We advise our clients on typical real estate transactions, such as purchase and sale agreements, lease, transfer in lieu of payment, barter, as well as “built to suit” agreements.

We analyze real securities in transactions of different natures and conduct audits involving real estate transactions, in order to mitigate any risks involved in the acquisition of real estate and constitution of real securities.

We have a specialized team to advise our clients on the corporate and tax composition that offers the lowest risks and greater advantages in the acquisition or maintenance of their properties.

Impact Investing

Our firm has become a benchmark in social and environmental impact investing. We advise investment funds, institutions, associations, startup accelerators, companies and other active entities in the impact investing ecosystem, and actively participate in this.

We understand that our role exceeds mere legal advice: we are builders of this ecosystem, participating actively in deliberation and discussion forums, and committees. We are pioneers in the study on the possibility of foundations and institutes making impact investments and related tax issues.

Corporate Venture

Our firm advises a number of companies and financial institutions in their search for disruptive innovations that leads them into new markets or develop competitive advantages in their operations in niches that they already operate.

We assisted large players in the market, from the structuring of their corporate venture programs, for approaching startups and creating synergies and new business opportunities, until the performance of their investments.

Innovation, Startups & HiTech Companies

We are historically recognized as one of the biggest technology dealmakers. Our team is able to support companies and startups in their processes of innovation and protection of disruptive businesses, offering creative and innovative solutions, always observing the current legal framework.

Family Office

We perform a strategic role in themes related to succession and estate planning, always aiming to assure the most efficient tax burden, combined with the best designs of governance and wealth management.

We have a multidisciplinary team that combines legal education with accounting, financial and economic education, that allow the construction of integrated and efficient solutions.

FinTechs

Our firm offers creative and innovative solutions to companies and startups acting in the FinTech space, combining our cutting-edge experience and practice in innovation, startups and HiTech companies, IP, tax and regulatory.

We are engaged and this is a belief of our office. It would not be different in the development of this ecosystem: we are directly involved in the structuring and creation of ABFintechs – Brazilian Association of Fintechs.

Energy

Our firm has a multidisciplinary team with vats experience in the Brazilian power sector and related regulatory affairs, in its various sources, through transmission to distribution and trading of energy. We advise clients that require legal and regulatory advice and represent them before the state bodies of the Brazilian power sector, such as MME, ANEEL, ONS, CCEE, EPE, among others.

We are pioneers in the study of matters related to distributed generation of electric energy in Brazil and we also have extensive experience in the conception and negotiation of energy projects, including all the activities resulting therefrom, such as the ones of corporate, tax and real state nature.

Our lawyers are able to deal with all matters related to the power sector, which are being increasingly submitted to judicial and administrative courts, as well as to arbitration proceedings.

We also advise on the analysis of several contracts related to regulated and non-regulated electricity activities.

Our team counts with lawyers coming from electric energy companies, with a more extensive vision of the dynamics of the corporate world, which guarantees, better understanding, more quality, depth and agility in the treatment of the demands.

Third Sector

Our firm acts directly to foster the strategic social responsibility of our country. For this purpose we have a team specialized in Third Sector Law and Private Social Investment, able to meet all the necessities of institutions, companies and foundations for conducting their activities.

We advise our clients in aspects related to the structuring of partnerships with public authorities, tax issues and certifications for non-profit entities, legal structuring of public policies, implementation of governance and compliance structures for the third sector, as well as consulting in several legal areas.

We are pioneers in the study on the possibility of foundations and institutes making impact investments and related tax issues. In addition, our lawyers are members of Councils of relevant third sector entities, assuring multidisciplinary practice and in-depth analysis beyond legal issues.

News

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Derraik & Menezes Advogados is recognized by Leaders League international publication

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2018 ranking by the following practice areas: Private Equity  (Highly Recommended), Corporate Law and…
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Derraik & Menezes Advogados is recognized by Leaders League international publication

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2018 ranking by the following practice areas: Private Equity  (Highly Recommended), Corporate Law and M&A, Corporate Tax: Counsel (Valuable Practice), and Corporate Tax: Litigation (Other Notable Practices). Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level. For more information go to: http://www.leadersleague.com/en/company-directory/company/35630b8a-4207-46c6-9049-c84a67e46cb8  

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Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition for the second consecutive year as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the Análise Advocacia 500 2017 guide

Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition of the Análise Advocacia 500 guide as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil. The firm was recognized by its performance…
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Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition for the second consecutive year as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the Análise Advocacia 500 2017 guide

Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition of the Análise Advocacia 500 guide as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil. The firm was recognized by its performance in the financial and real estate sectors and by the developed work in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Partner Rodrigo Menezes was appointed as admired lawyer for his performance in corporate law and in the financial and telecommunications sectors. Análise Editorial undertakes a detailed research to identify the most admired lawyers and Law firms in the country among legal officers of the 1500 biggest Brazilian companies, resulting in a unique vision of the legal services available in Brazil. For more information visit: http://www.analise.com/site/maisadmirados

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Derraik & Menezes is recognized by the international guide IFLR1000

Derraik & Menezes has received an award from the international guide IFLR1000. The publication “Financial and Corporate 2018”classified the firm on the Notable category for the M&A practice area. The award…
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Derraik & Menezes is recognized by the international guide IFLR1000

Derraik & Menezes has received an award from the international guide IFLR1000. The publication “Financial and Corporate 2018”classified the firm on the Notable category for the M&A practice area. The award results from a client survey regarding the firms and lawyers they have hired. We would like to thank our clients and collaborators for the support and trust. For further information, please access: https://www.iflr1000.com/Firm/Derraik-Menezes-Advogados/Profile/4436#rankings    

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