Our firm handles a wide array of corporate legal issues related to the business side of intellectual property and beyond. We advise corporations and their stakeholders, big and small, on matters related to Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Contract Negotiation. Our work spans a variety of business transactions as well as practical matters related to corporate governance, compliance, and government relations.
When it comes to business transactions in Brazil, whether between domestic entities or a combination of foreign and domestic parties, Di Blasi, Parente & Associados stands prepared to deal with the intricacies and challenges presented by these complex filings. From the due diligence level to the final tax recordings and contract filings, you can count on us to guide you through this process smoothly and efficiently.
Corporate Governance & Government Relations
Our firm has a unique and fundamental understanding of the complexity of the themes in Brazil surrounding political, legislative and public or private interest. We have dedicated a team to provide client support on the matters that involve Corporate Governance and Government Relations.
Our services in this area include:
Consulting on the preparation of Codes of Ethical Conduct
Implementation of compliance policies
Advice on the creation of internal control mechanisms, reporting channels, monitoring and due diligence
Workshops and training for corporate teams on best practices and standards set by the company
Development of Government Relations programs
Advocacy, which includes monitoring and reporting on bills of law and on actions related to legislative and regulatory processes. We also provide support in the mobilization of civil societies to engage or intervene in public policies, among other efforts.
The franchising industry in Brazil has been expanding by leaps and bounds for more than a decade, with growth rates being reported of between 10% and 13% annually, as foreign and domestic franchising brands make their mark in the largest economy in South America.
Di Blasi, Parente & Associados provides its clients with the full service related to area, including the elaboration of franchising systems, implementation, due diligence, drafting and recordal of contracts, and supporting the clients in relation to conflict resolution, all according to the nuances associated with the Brazilian Franchising Law.
Mergers & Acquisitions
As a developing country with an economy in recovery-mode, it is no surprise that Brazil is ripe for Mergers & Acquisitions. Our firm is prepared to handle all of aspects of preparing a company and seeing it through the process, including due diligence, contract negotation and drafting, closure, and compliance.
In Brazil, it is possible that the Brazilian Administrative Counsel for Economic Defense (CADE) would need to provide advance approval over business operations that result in a certain level of concentration control. In these cases, it is essential that the due diligence process include antitrust considerations – a specific area of our expertise.
Start-ups & Newly Emerging Business
We provide guidance and support to businesses looking to establish themselves in Brazil. Our services in this area include providing advice to newly established companies, entreprenuers, investors, and the like, in the areas of organization, financial matters, regulatory issues, intellectual property protection, and more.
Tax (Related to IP)
Brazilian regulations can sometimes result in unexpected tax obligations. These especially arise in relation to transactional matters, and they can have broad implications to firms required to make international remittances from Brazil.
Our firm analyses the specific contractual elements that would trigger these tax requirements and advises clients on compliance with local regulations and procedures, so they can minimize exposure, comply with the law, and continue to operate effectively.
Additionally, our firm takes these tax matters into consideration as we draft agreements for our clients, and we can explain in a straightforward manner exactly what to expect with regard to any tax requirements involved.