Advising for Major Events

Major events require the coordination of different stakeholders and legal requirements. In order for everything to run smoothly and for timelines to be met, a wide array of tasks are needed: from reviewing supply and service contracts, to obtaining permits and licenses, in addition to the necessary preparation for inevitable litigations. What distinguishes consulting for major events from legal services in general is a combination of different factors:

  • Strong media attention;
  • Close inspection by offices responsible for the protection of a range of different interests, such as the Brazilian Consumer Protection Office (PROCON) and the Prosecution Office (MP);
  • Relevance of schedules: the government can reschedule the construction of a road, but an international competition or a rock festival cannot be postponed.

Palma Guedes Advogados has solid experience in the critical management of these different factors and in coordinating effective legal services for the staging of major events. The 2007 Pan American Games, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup are some of the most prominent events advised by our team in the last 10 years.