ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY LAW

Excellence in administrative and regulatory law to represent clients’ interests in all aspects of public law.

The Palma Guedes specialized team provides multifaceted advice on public and regulatory law. The Firm team includes renowned individuals with ample professional and academic experience, who have worked on major government projects and whose skills have been recognized by several national and international publications in the field. This experience brings an efficient and fresh perspective to each case, providing results and new solutions to the challenges of relationships with government.

The Firm professionals are particularly experienced in project, concession and public-private partnership modelling, regulatory advice (including regulation projects) and sanctioning and internal and external control procedures. The Firm can offer a wide array of services to its clients with government contracts. Palma Guedes has worked in strategic issues in the civil construction, transportation (airports, ports, railways and highways), basic sanitation, oil & gas, telecommunications, commercial shipping, power, defense and new technologies industries.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Constitution as an instrument of transformation, for individual and collective liberties

Palma Guedes assists clients from different sectors in matters of Constitutional Law. The Firm has expertise in monitoring, drafting opinions and consulting related to the legislative process and other activities of the Legislative Power, including work in thematic committees and before parliamentary committees of investigation.

In the judicial field, the Firm represents clients before many Courts in constitutional control procedures. In high profile cases, the Firm also represents clients as amicus curiae in matters of general interest.

Due to its professionals academic background, Palma Guedes holds a solid trackrecord in the defense of client’s and community’s constitutional rights, not only in State regulation and economy intervention matters, but also on individual and social rights such as free speech, artistic liberties and equal protection under the law.

CORPORATE LAW AND M&A

High standard consulting in business law for personalized advisory in corporate issues and M&A

Palma Guedes provides high-quality advice in several areas of business law, especially in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. The Firm assists it clients from the definition of the most efficient way to organize its businesses to the maintenance of their corporate routine, through the drafting and filing of corporate documents before the relevant authorities, as well as in the planning and implementation of corporate reorganizations, including transformations, spin-offs, mergers and consolidations, always seeking the solutions that yield the most strategic benefits.

Palma Guedes is known for its fast and efficient advice in mergers and acquisitions, as well as for the individual and personalized treatment given to each project.

Palma Guedes professionals have been recently involved in relevant and complex corporate transactions in the Brazilian market, in numerous industries, and are used to giving advice on the drafting, negotiation and implementation of memorandums of understanding, term sheets, confidentiality agreements, investment agreements, stock, business and asset purchase and sale agreements, shareholders' agreements, as well as on the due diligence that precedes these transactions.

The firm further boasts solid experience in complex cases such as shareholder disputes, participation in shareholder meetings in litigious circumstances, advising corporate managers on the performance of their duties and on their relationship with partners, shareholders, regulators or the market.

CONTRACTS

Agility in drafting, negotiating, and implementing highly complex contracts.

Palma Guedes professionals have extensive expertise in drafting and negotiating complex contracts for Brazilian and international clients, with business in numerous industries, such as goods and services agreements, loan agreements with government and private-owned financial institutions, guarantee agreements and others. They also assist clients in their daily operations, with the expediency and efficiency required to properly develop their activities.

The Firm advise clients in defining the best legal strategies to renegotiate, rebalance or terminate agreements, as well as in negotiations related to obtaining repairs or enforcing penalties for breach of contract. The Firm is always ready to assist its clients in the implementation of the solutions defined for each such case - including in litigation scenarios.

LITIGATION

Judicial defense and representation of our clients’ interests, before all Courts in the country.

The Palma Guedes’ litigation team is focuses on civil and collective interest court proceedings, with emphasis on administrative, business, consumer, civil liability, contract, utilities and infrastructure law. The team stands out for representing Brazilian and international clients in complex court cases.

The Firm has ample experience in litigation, using their creative approach in private and public law disputes within several industries. The differential in this practice area comes from the efficient procedural strategies, deep knowledge of substantive law and understanding of the client's business and interests.

The Firm is also active in complex court proceedings regarding government contracts and relationships with government in general involving, for instance, misconduct in office, writs of mandamus, citizen suits etc. Since the Firm creation, the Litigation department has been helping clients achieve important victories in their court disputes against the Government.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY LAW

Excellence in administrative and regulatory law to represent clients’ interests in all aspects of public law.

The Palma Guedes specialized team provides multifaceted advice on public and regulatory law. The Firm team includes renowned individuals with ample professional and academic experience, who have worked on major government projects and whose skills have been recognized by several national and international publications in the field. This experience brings an efficient and fresh perspective to each case, providing results and new solutions to the challenges of relationships with government.

The Firm professionals are particularly experienced in project, concession and public-private partnership modelling, regulatory advice (including regulation projects) and sanctioning and internal and external control procedures. The Firm can offer a wide array of services to its clients with government contracts. Palma Guedes has worked in strategic issues in the civil construction, transportation (airports, ports, railways and highways), basic sanitation, oil & gas, telecommunications, commercial shipping, power, defense and new technologies industries.

CORPORATE LAW AND M&A

High standard consulting in business law for personalized advisory in corporate issues and M&A

Palma Guedes provides high-quality advice in several areas of business law, especially in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. The Firm assists it clients from the definition of the most efficient way to organize its businesses to the maintenance of their corporate routine, through the drafting and filing of corporate documents before the relevant authorities, as well as in the planning and implementation of corporate reorganizations, including transformations, spin-offs, mergers and consolidations, always seeking the solutions that yield the most strategic benefits.

Palma Guedes is known for its fast and efficient advice in mergers and acquisitions, as well as for the individual and personalized treatment given to each project.

Palma Guedes professionals have been recently involved in relevant and complex corporate transactions in the Brazilian market, in numerous industries, and are used to giving advice on the drafting, negotiation and implementation of memorandums of understanding, term sheets, confidentiality agreements, investment agreements, stock, business and asset purchase and sale agreements, shareholders' agreements, as well as on the due diligence that precedes these transactions.

The firm further boasts solid experience in complex cases such as shareholder disputes, participation in shareholder meetings in litigious circumstances, advising corporate managers on the performance of their duties and on their relationship with partners, shareholders, regulators or the market.

LITIGATION

Judicial defense and representation of our clients’ interests, before all Courts in the country.

The Palma Guedes’ litigation team is focuses on civil and collective interest court proceedings, with emphasis on administrative, business, consumer, civil liability, contract, utilities and infrastructure law. The team stands out for representing Brazilian and international clients in complex court cases.

The Firm has ample experience in litigation, using their creative approach in private and public law disputes within several industries. The differential in this practice area comes from the efficient procedural strategies, deep knowledge of substantive law and understanding of the client's business and interests.

The Firm is also active in complex court proceedings regarding government contracts and relationships with government in general involving, for instance, misconduct in office, writs of mandamus, citizen suits etc. Since the Firm creation, the Litigation department has been helping clients achieve important victories in their court disputes against the Government.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Experience in protecting our clients’ industrial property, advertising campaigns and copyright-related rights

The professionals at Palma Guedes Advogados are experienced in the most diverse aspects related to intellectual property, and are used to advising national and foreign clients on matters related to the management and protection of trademark portfolios, implementation and defense of advertising campaigns, including in relation to consumer regulations and CONAR's ethical standards, negotiation and drafting of industrial property contracts, such as confidentiality agreements, trademark license, exploitation of patents or industrial designs, provision of technology and know-how, technical support services, franchising, among others.

The team is also specialized in the negotiation and drafting of copyright contracts, such as the production of phonograms or audiovisual works, assignment or license of rights, artistic and sponsorship contracts, digital influencers, gaming licensing and development, commercial exploitation of audiovisual program formats. It also acts in disputes on intellectual property, including claims related to trademarks, copyright, software, databases, design, unfair competition and confidentiality.

CONTRACTS

Agility in drafting, negotiating, and implementing highly complex contracts.

Palma Guedes professionals have extensive expertise in drafting and negotiating complex contracts for Brazilian and international clients, with business in numerous industries, such as goods and services agreements, loan agreements with government and private-owned financial institutions, guarantee agreements and others. They also assist clients in their daily operations, with the expediency and efficiency required to properly develop their activities.

The Firm advise clients in defining the best legal strategies to renegotiate, rebalance or terminate agreements, as well as in negotiations related to obtaining repairs or enforcing penalties for breach of contract. The Firm is always ready to assist its clients in the implementation of the solutions defined for each such case - including in litigation scenarios.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Constitution as an instrument of transformation, for individual and collective liberties

Palma Guedes assists clients from different sectors in matters of Constitutional Law. The Firm has expertise in monitoring, drafting opinions and consulting related to the legislative process and other activities of the Legislative Power, including work in thematic committees and before parliamentary committees of investigation.

In the judicial field, the Firm represents clients before many Courts in constitutional control procedures. In high profile cases, the Firm also represents clients as amicus curiae in matters of general interest.

Due to its professionals academic background, Palma Guedes holds a solid trackrecord in the defense of client’s and community’s constitutional rights, not only in State regulation and economy intervention matters, but also on individual and social rights such as free speech, artistic liberties and equal protection under the law.

PROJECTS AND MAJOR EVENTS

Experience in legal matters and challenges of major international events.

In the course of their professional careers, Palma Guedes professionals have participated in the organization of or conducted complex projects and major sports and cultural events in various segments all over Brazil. The Firm has extensive experience in obtaining government and non-government funding, negotiating and drafting contracts, managing relationships with the authorities, obtaining government permits and analysing the relevant regulations.

Due to the multiplicity of issues involved and the peculiarities of these projects, the Firm experiences makes it unique in the marketplace due its initiative, comprehensive approach and close cooperation with the client. Organizing such an event demands confidence, efficiency and creativity and Palma Guedes is renowned in many industries exactly because of these qualities.

The Firm participation in infrastructure projects focuses on public-private partnerships that have contributed to change the landscape of old and new urban centers. The most significant cases are partnerships for the implementation of olympic, urban mobility and renewal projects, basic sanitation concessions and partnerships, support in the development of industrial districts and in structuring port projects.

TECHNOLOGY AND DATA PROTECTION

Vast understanding of the latest changes in the law to advise clients in technology and data protection

The experienced technology and data protection team at Palma Guedes Advogados provides consulting on the processing of personal data, whether in context of new technologies or more traditional markets. The Firm lawyers are familiar with the specific challenges faced by actors in the technology sector and understand the global dynamics of this fast-paced environment. In addition, they recognize the challenges faced by companies that, while not technology-focused, are required to comply with related laws and regulations in different jurisdictions.

This background enables the Firm to provide strategic and innovative business oriented advice on matters related to privacy, data processing and protection, internal and external policy development, data protection related to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts, international data transfers, investigations and litigation, data flow structuring and digital marketing, data sharing agreements with public and private entities, from simple data processing agreements to the most complex strategic supply structures, among others.

The Firm professionals also work in the negotiation and drafting of technology and innovation contracts, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions that require specialized input on technology or that have significant technology-related risk or value factors, business operation through the internet, including liability of application providers for content displayed on their platforms, preparation of terms and conditions for end users and business partners, liability of e-commerce platforms and other intermediary platforms in the provision of services, as well as dispute resolution, with strong experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as arbitration of judicial proceedings.

ARBITRATION

Consolidated performance in alternative dispute resolution.

In complement to the litigation department, Palma Guedes is also active in Brazilian and international arbitration proceedings, either assisting clients in contractual disputes against private or Government entities or indicating its partners and professionals to serve as arbitrators.

The Firm activities in this practice area are comprehensive and proactive, identifying risks and proposing mitigation measures ranging from the inclusion of arbitration clauses in a contract to preparing to engage in a proceeding. The Firm gives special focus to the debate on the use of arbitration proceedings in public law matters.

In their activities as arbitrators, the Firm’s professionals have accumulated knowledge and earned praise from Brazil's most important arbitration chambers.

TAX ADVICE

Tax law applied to specific cases, with high level risk management

So as to enhance and complement its services, Palma Guedes also has a dedicated tax team focused on providing advice on various contractual matters, tax risk mapping, corporate ownership transactions and government contracts.

The tax team fits into the Firm’s culture and values, providing comprehensive and focused advice and seeking efficient solutions for its clients.

PROJECTS AND MAJOR EVENTS

Experience in legal matters and challenges of major international events.

In the course of their professional careers, Palma Guedes professionals have participated in the organization of or conducted complex projects and major sports and cultural events in various segments all over Brazil. The Firm has extensive experience in obtaining government and non-government funding, negotiating and drafting contracts, managing relationships with the authorities, obtaining government permits and analysing the relevant regulations.

Due to the multiplicity of issues involved and the peculiarities of these projects, the Firm experiences makes it unique in the marketplace due its initiative, comprehensive approach and close cooperation with the client. Organizing such an event demands confidence, efficiency and creativity and Palma Guedes is renowned in many industries exactly because of these qualities.

The Firm participation in infrastructure projects focuses on public-private partnerships that have contributed to change the landscape of old and new urban centers. The most significant cases are partnerships for the implementation of olympic, urban mobility and renewal projects, basic sanitation concessions and partnerships, support in the development of industrial districts and in structuring port projects.

TECHNOLOGY AND DATA PROTECTION

Vast understanding of the latest changes in the law to advise clients in technology and data protection

The experienced technology and data protection team at Palma Guedes Advogados provides consulting on the processing of personal data, whether in context of new technologies or more traditional markets. The Firm lawyers are familiar with the specific challenges faced by actors in the technology sector and understand the global dynamics of this fast-paced environment. In addition, they recognize the challenges faced by companies that, while not technology-focused, are required to comply with related laws and regulations in different jurisdictions.

This background enables the Firm to provide strategic and innovative business oriented advice on matters related to privacy, data processing and protection, internal and external policy development, data protection related to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts, international data transfers, investigations and litigation, data flow structuring and digital marketing, data sharing agreements with public and private entities, from simple data processing agreements to the most complex strategic supply structures, among others.

The Firm professionals also work in the negotiation and drafting of technology and innovation contracts, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions that require specialized input on technology or that have significant technology-related risk or value factors, business operation through the internet, including liability of application providers for content displayed on their platforms, preparation of terms and conditions for end users and business partners, liability of e-commerce platforms and other intermediary platforms in the provision of services, as well as dispute resolution, with strong experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as arbitration of judicial proceedings.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Experience in protecting our clients’ industrial property, advertising campaigns and copyright-related rights

The professionals at Palma Guedes Advogados are experienced in the most diverse aspects related to intellectual property, and are used to advising national and foreign clients on matters related to the management and protection of trademark portfolios, implementation and defense of advertising campaigns, including in relation to consumer regulations and CONAR's ethical standards, negotiation and drafting of industrial property contracts, such as confidentiality agreements, trademark license, exploitation of patents or industrial designs, provision of technology and know-how, technical support services, franchising, among others.

The team is also specialized in the negotiation and drafting of copyright contracts, such as the production of phonograms or audiovisual works, assignment or license of rights, artistic and sponsorship contracts, digital influencers, gaming licensing and development, commercial exploitation of audiovisual program formats. It also acts in disputes on intellectual property, including claims related to trademarks, copyright, software, databases, design, unfair competition and confidentiality.

TAX ADVICE

Tax law applied to specific cases, with high level risk management

So as to enhance and complement its services, Palma Guedes also has a dedicated tax team focused on providing advice on various contractual matters, tax risk mapping, corporate ownership transactions and government contracts.

The tax team fits into the Firm’s culture and values, providing comprehensive and focused advice and seeking efficient solutions for its clients.