Managing Partners: Paulo Roberto Coimbra, Paula Chaves
Number of other lawyers: 35
Founded in 2012, Coimbra & Chaves is a comprehensive law firm with national coverage servicing the most diverse sectors of the economy, but specialising in corporate law, tax, structured operations and cross-border transactions, both domestic and international.
Areas of Practice:
Tax (Consulting & Litigation): 60%
Corporate, Contracts, M&A: 30%
Civil & Litigation: 5%
Employment & Labour: 5%
Main Areas of Practice:
Tax Consulting & Litigation:
Consulting and tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs (domestic and cross-border transactions); tax advisory services in connection with in-and out-bound investments to optimise investment vehicles and structures; consulting on sales of business assets and corporate restructuring; identification of federal, state and local tax incentives; tax review of business structures domestically and internationally; tax planning reviews; periodical tax reviews of corporate balance sheets; permanent tax consulting including tax compliance review, tax return review and tax incentive reviews; legal opinions on controversial tax issues; defence in administrative and judicial tax matters on a federal, state and local level; litigation of constitutional tax matters.
Corporate, Contracts, M&A:
Planning and structuring of business and investment activities and related tax planning; due diligence; mergers and acquisitions, incorporations and spinoffs; private equity and venture capital transactions; joint ventures; shareholder agreements; immigration matters; negotiation and drafting of contracts, such as agency, distributor, manufacturing and sales contracts; real estate contracts and transactions (lease, sale and acquisition); negotiation of infrastructure contracts and claims.
Business Law & Litigation:
Consulting and litigation related to civil, corporate and consumer law; commercial mediation and arbitration; representation in administrative proceedings and advice on Consent Decrees (TAC) before consumer, environmental, antitrust and other protection agencies in the federal, state and local sphere; corporate restructuring; judicial reorganisations, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings against main debtor and joint obligators, and other legal credit protection measures.
Employment & Labour:
Consulting on employment and labour legislation; review of labour and employment-related aspects of business and commercial transactions; immigration and expatriate employment issues; employment and labour litigation and administrative defence on all levels; review and identification of employment and labour contingencies; due diligence; representation before the Ministry of Labour and the Labour Prosecution Office; drafting and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
A significant part of the firm’s international work is done through the multilingual in-house international business desk, which offers a personalised and custom-made service to clients with international and/or cross-border operations. The international business desk provides legal and business advisory services on an international level directly or in concert with the firm’s international partners, in real time, bridging different business cultures and eliminating barriers in order to support clients.
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish.
The firm represents clients in the agribusiness, commerce, energy, industry, mining and metals, financial sector, infrastructure, internet, technology, service, education, third and healthcare sectors. More than 50% of all steelmakers in Brazil, 37% of the car-making industry in Brazil and two of the three biggest money transport firms in Brazil are clients of Coimbra & Chaves.