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Business Success in Brazil

Published: 20 February 2014

The eyes of the world are on Brazil right now. With the forthcoming 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in Rio in 2016, many businesses are evaluating the country as a potential export market, investment destination or collaboration partner. Luis Vasconcelos, a qualified lawyer in Brazil and Portugal (Advogado) and a Registered European Lawyer in the UK, and member of our Brazil Desk looks at both the challenges and the opportunities.

Doing business in Brazil can be seen as challenging, with concerns about complex regulations, costly labour and corruption, creating trepidation by businesses regarding the wisdom of venturing into the marketplace.

However, whilst some caution is valid and indeed healthy, it is also worth emphasising that no other country can boast such a promising environment for true entrepreneurship, with a population of 200 million people, abundant natural resources, a healthy democratic political structure, global sports mega-events in preparation and long-term infrastructure developments underway.

Business opportunities in Brazil are being created right now around the build-up to the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympics, together with major long-term infrastructure projects, clean energy initiatives, agri-business and mineral extraction developments. Doing business in each of these sectors requires a number of financial and legal issues to be addressed.

If you are interested in doing business with Brazil, we can provide you with practical help at every step of the way through our trusted partnership with Commercial Doctor, a consultancy company specialising in:

  • Strategy planning;
  • Capability assessment and planning to "fill the gaps"
  • Market research, due diligence and risk assessment;
  • Finding local partners;
  • Arranging visits and meetings;
  • Marketing and promoting your business operation in Brazil;
  • Commercial management including contract administration and import/export regulatory compliance

Our renowned team of dual qualified lawyers at Fletcher Day’s Brazil Desk, we assure you excellence and peace of mind in our advice covering both English and Brazilian law.

Whether your business is export or import focused, we can help maximise your opportunities and returns.

Contact our Brazil Desk for practical help in the following areas:

  • Non-disclosure agreements/confidentiality agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Company formations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross border transactions
  • Corporate finance
  • Employment law
  • Property and real estate
  • International dispute resolution and litigation
  • Immigration (business and individuals)

Commercial Doctor is an independent organisation providing complementary services for companies seeking to do business with Brazil. Together, Fletcher Day and Commercial Doctor can work as a co-ordinated team on projects where our shared knowledge and capabilities add most value for you.

Please contact Luiz Costa by email: click here or call him on 020 7632 1430 for more information.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.