Vaz de Almeida’s Corporate Department is highly qualified and experienced societary planning for corporate groups; constitution of consortia and joint ventures; refined M&A operations, incorporations, transformations and demergers; company set-ups abroad, subsidiaries or not; development of societal compliance policies; structuring of financial operations; fruition of operations vis a vis the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE); legal support for operations concerning the Central Bank (Bacen), the Commision for Real-Estate Values (CVM), the Control Council for Financial Activities (COAF) and other regulating agencies; wealth management, family businesses and succession planning; On-site management of legal departments and allocation of lawyers and «Turn-Key legal managers».
Furthermore, we have a unit that specializes in Contract Management (CLM) and other trade instruments — including negotiations, drafting or revision, digitalization, digital authenticity certification and insertion in our shared management platform — as well as other corporate solutions, in adaptable service levels.
We have an incredible team of specialists for compliance with Personal Data Protection (LGPD & GPDR), capable of leading multidisciplinary teams for legal, technological and process adequacy; mapping of critical points (gap analysis); Risk Assessment; drafting of policies and corporate documents; implementation of incident control and monitoring instruments; facilitation of workshops on good practices and data protection measures; legal support in cases of security incidents, as well as drafting of Impact Reports for Data Protection.
Our Legal Lab helps our clients to organize Corporate Governance Models for IT, and to manage the legal aspects of Cybersecurity; Big Data, AI and IoT; Blockchain and Smart Contracts; mining and investment models for cryptocurrencies; negotiation and drafting of development contracts, licensing and distribution of Software and Mobile Applications; Cloud Computing; digital technology transfer contracts; legal aspects of technology sharing between head office and branches; deployment of FinTechs and digital banks.
Located 12 minutes away from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and 15 minutes from the National Research Center for Energy and Materials (CNPEM), we are favored by the proximity to the most public institutions, world class companies and high technology hubs dedicated to research and development (R&D/RTD) in all of Latin America, which is the reason for our experience and qualification to deal with our clients' international portfolios in all IP-related areas.
We are also experienced in licensing agreements and transfers of copyrights and intellectual property; technology transfers; drafting of policies for the protection of industrial secrets; non-disclosure agreements; legal warnings for executives and employees; protection of industrial secrets in joint trade operations; disputes involving unfair competition, counterfeiting, piracy, violations of commercial names, brands and patents, including legal actions for seizure and compensation for material and moral damages.
It is our mission to reduce tax costs for our clients, identifying legitimate tax opportunities, exploring applicable legislations at federal, state and municipal levels, as well as its regulations, rulings, acts and queries; precedents that benefit taxpayers and tax-related Leading Cases, applicable to each singular case — carefully examining the companies' current tax planning, with customized approaches for each client — without reaching for off-the-shelf solutions. Our experts are completely aligned with the achievement of results, favoring less costly alternatives for conflict resolution, always in tune with the Tax Law Consultancy and Strategic Planning unit.
We work together with our clients to identify real opportunities to avoid and eliminate risks and contingencies, by means of tax compliance operations, which are essential for decision-making — at the lowest fiscal cost — ranging from the set-up of industrial sites to the logistics planning of the supply chains and distribution networks. Our experts develop strategic tax plans; provide support for Administrative Councils and CFOs; provide support for M&A operations, setting-up of Joint Ventures and restructuring of corporate groups; facilitate trainings and workshops on tax issues, for the improvement of executives, managers and analysts.
Our firm is acknowledged — by our clients as well as by specialized publications — as a benchmark in Legal Support to the players of the Automotive and Auto Parts Industries, a sector of great economic relevance with a long supply chain.
Relations are not always smooth, given that technical service suppliers, Tiers and assemblers are all extremely sensitive to economic circumstances, not to mention the rising competitiveness on all levels of the chain. Our experts know this scenario well, and have both the experience and the skills needed to handle demanding negotiations, to develop or analyze contracts and to manage the vast and complex contractual documentation of these relations.
Contracts in this industry are build up on several documents with debatable orders of predominance and, not seldom, tied to conflicting rules, in multiple languages and based on legislations, that are at odds with Brazilian law. Our specialists are at home in this universe, managing the vast chain of communication, documenting conflicts, identifying risks, notifying counterparties of their obligations and pursuing the restoration of balance in these relations.
We are always headed towards the best solutions and alternative means for resolving conflict — in the most intelligent, agile and least costly way for our clients — favoring negotiations over legal actions. Nonetheless, when negotiations are not possible, we have an experienced team, that specializes in legal disputes, highly qualified to act under pressure with agility, like an «offensive line». Among our requests are corporate and commercial disputes, as well as those related to customer relations; disputes involving supply chains, transport and distribution; real-estate related conflicts; disputes involving franchising and intellectual property; Conflicts of competition and disputes about succession and corporate crimes.
The oldest department of our firm upholds a precious tradition of technical excellence in legal writing, procedural strategy, edicts and oral arguments in court and lodgment of appeals in all instances, with the aim of assuring the discharge or transfer of obligations, the fulfillment of civil liabilities, the observance of contracts, possession and ownership, as well as consortia of goods and rights.
Our specialized unit for personal and labor relations advises administrative councils and business directors on how to handle continuous change, redesigning human capital management macroprocesses (integration, remuneration, development, accountability and global mobility); leading negotiations between unions and collective bargaining agreements; designing policies and facilitating workshops on inclusion, respect for diversity, observance of Human Rights and community relations; offering legal support for the leaders of Startups and the entrepreneurs of the emergent disruptive solutions; planning, implementing and monitoring Home Office and Anywhere Office arrangements; and providing legal support to labor relations involving Information Technology, digital connectivity, cybersecurity, professional secrecy, privacy agreements, non-competition agreements and protection of personal data (LGPD & GDPR).
We provide assistance in project financing operations (Project Finance); negotiation and preparation of engineering and architectural supply contracts and subcontracts; Turn-Key and Built to Suit; Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts (EPCs) e Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Management (EPCMs); participation in public bids and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP); assistance for the acquisition of urban and rural real-estate assets; Sale and Leaseback transactions; real-estate development and condominium set-ups; licensing processes; legal support for the constitution of high technology centers, smart campuses, smart cities, digital ports and technology hubs; urbanization and allotment plans; financial operations backed by real-estate assets, securitization of real-estate receivables and structured investment funds.
We have a vast experience in biddings, concessions, permits, licenses and administrative contracts; support for inspection operations; representation in administrative processes (CGU, COAF, TCU, AGU and ministries); proceedings related to regulating agencies; representation in federal and state-level audit courts; advice on prior consultation procedures and cancellations of administrative acts; assistance in processes of expropriation, preservation, easement, indirect expropriation and other state interventions in private property; constitutionality control actions; legal representation in public hearings, as well as acting as amicus curiae in processes of constitutionality control and of civil liability of the state for damages to private property.
Our mission is to ensure consistent growth of results for entrepreneurs, through intelligent exploration of natural resources, based on sustainable development, in search for eco-responsible solutions and mitigation of potential risks. We are experienced in coordinating the complex processes of environmental licensing, legal monitoring of environmental studies and participation in public hearings, as well as consultancy on the legal aspects of environmental management. Our lawyers also deal with environmental assets (forests, biodiversity and water resources); negotiation, drafting or analysis of sales and purchase agreements of carbon credits on the regulated and voluntary market; climate change mitigation programs, REDD+; conversion of fines into environmental services; biodiversity, genetic heritage and traditional knowledge; drafting of sectoral agreements with indigenous and traditional communities and, when necessary, taking legal or alternative action for the resolution of conflicts involving compensation for social-environmental damages.
What is Visual Law?
Visual Law is the visual communication of legal information with the lightness and comfort of graphic design and its creative tools, in order to ease up the understanding of the contents by addressees and, if applicable, persuade them more effectively, through the combination of high-quality graphic images and simple, straightforward texts. Without legalese.
People are in a hurry
Reports, presentations, contracts and legal petitions are increasingly perceived as dull, wordy and unassertive.
On the other hand, visual communication is, for the vast majority of people, extremely clear, objective and persuasive.
Image is synthesis
Understanding the world through images is a primitive trait of our nature, and that is why design techniques make communication so attractive and, above all, so effective.
After all, nobody writes for the sake of writing.
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