Chambers Country Report

A report-based presentation of the main topics of concern by General Counsel operating within the Brazilian market (including high levels of bureaucracy, the Brazilian tax code, labour laws, compliance and billing practices). The presentation will take a ‘proposed solutions approach’, led by the Veirano team and followed by discussion among the participants. The session will be moderated by Ricardo Veirano, managing partner of the firm.

Tuesday, 6th November 2018


09.00 – 09.15: Reception and Registration
09.15 – 10.00: Country Report
10.00 – 10.15: Q&A
10.15 – 10.30: Networking

Room: Morumbi A

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- High Level of Bureaucracy
- Tax code
- Pro-Employee Labour Code
- Compliance
- Billing practices in the Brazilian market


Ricardo Veirano

Ricardo Veirano is a corporate partner based in the São Paulo office. His practice encompasses M&A, private equity, securities, banking and finance.

Ricardo represents corporations in divestitures and acquisitions, investment banks as underwriters in equity deals, Brazilian issuers in the international markets and private equity funds.

After completing his LL.M. at the University of Chicago, Ricardo spent two years in the mid-1990s working as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

Sílvia Araújo

Sílvia Araújo brings more than fifteen years of experience in labor matters and labor litigation to Brazilian and international clients. She assists human resources professionals/executives with complex employment issues, such as implementation of compensation and benefits policies, including stock options, bonuses and profit sharing. Ms. Araújo also provides counsel on transfer of employees to other countries and special employment circumstances, including confidentiality agreements and non-compete obligations, especially with IT industries.

Ms. Araújo is an active member of Ius Laboris, an international of leading Human Resources law practitioners, with more than 2,500 lawyers providing local labor knowledge and coverage in more than 100 countries.

Marco Monteiro

Mr. Monteiro is a partner with a practice emphasis in tax planning and consulting, as well as tax litigation. He has extensive experience assisting Brazilian and international clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, cross-border transactions, debt and equity securities, imports/exports and routine tax issues. He represents clients in both tax issues related to foreign investment in Brazil and Brazilian investment abroad.

Rodrigo Santos

Rodrigo Santos focuses his practice in the areas of antitrust, anticorruption.

With regard to the antitrust area, Rodrigo aids companies in notifying mergers to the Brazilian antitrust authority (CADE), and defends clients’ interests in investigations of anticompetitive conducts. Aside from performing before CADE, Rodrigo provides legal counsel during merger negotiations, drafting and reviewing antitrust clauses in contracts, as well as in due diligence procedures.

In the anticorruption area, Rodrigo drafts codes of conducts for companies, evaluates and adjusts internal procedures and advises companies regarding best practices in their field of activities. Rodrigo also prepares training presentations related to anticorruption, and reviews commercial agreements, to secure clients’ interests in cases of corruption practiced by third parties. Rodrigo’s activities also encompass coordinating and carrying out internal investigations to investigate possible anti-ethical conducts.