Managing Partners: Pedro Trigo, Eduardo Fraga
Senior Partners: Pedro Trigo, Eduardo Fraga, Paulo Leonardo Soares
Number of partners: 13
Number of other lawyers: 14
Fraga & Trigo Advogados offers comprehensive advice to its clients. The team of well-qualified lawyers is able to offer advice on the following specialities of law: tax, corporate, product liability, environment, compliance, competition, dispute resolution, family and successions, labour and real estate. The firm frequently works on complex, strategic mandates for a prominent clientele that comes from a variety of industry sectors, including the automobile, communications, mining and steel. With offices in Salvador and São Paulo, the team is able to represent clients all over the country and is known for its particularly strong presence in the North East and Northern regions of Brazil.
Main Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution: 30%
Product Liability: 20%
The department offers legal representation in strategic matters before courts and arbitration tribunals in disputes concerning civil law, commercial law, corporate law and administrative law. The team frequently handles high-value matters and is frequently involved in leading cases. It acts on all court spheres in Brazil.
The firm offers general advice, legal opinions and covers all matters arising from this subject area. Its experience in the product liability arena spans recalls, consumer rights, legal actions, court representation, administrative proceedings and public civil actions.
Fraga & Trigo Advogados’ tax department acts both on tax consultation and tax litigation cases. It covers direct and indirect taxation; municipal, state and federal taxes as well as social security taxation. The department is also able to represent clients on the lower and superior courts of Brazil. Tax planning is a core area of expertise of the team. It is highly qualified to provide advice concerning tax optimisation, which is a much valued service by its clientele.
The firm is able to cover all corporate issues with outstanding quality. Some of the areas on which the firm can advise include: commercial contracts, board meetings, foreign investment in Brazil, due diligence, restructuring, due diligences, risk management and analysis, joint ventures and corporate restructuring.
The department renders legal assistance on audit procedures, assesses labour routines and presents alternatives for the adjustment of the procedures adopted by clients. It aims at the elimination or reduction of the contingencies. Legal representation in labour disputes is a core area of expertise of the team.
English, Portuguese, Spanish.
The firm represents clients from a wide array of sectors. Its client portfolio includes heavyweight names from the telecommunications, automobile, mining and steel, construction and retail sectors.