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Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados

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Managing Partners: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja, Fabio Vieira
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 15

Administrative & Regulatory Law: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja
Consumer Law & Product Liability: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja
Corporate, M&A & Contracts: Fabio Alonso Vieira
Government Relations & Interaction with Regulatory Agencies: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja
Infrastructure: Fabio Alonso Vieira
Internet & Information Technology: Rubens Granja, Fabio Alonso Vieira
Labour: Aline Marques Fidelis
Life Sciences: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution: Beatriz Kestener
Startups & Innovation: Fabio Alonso Vieira, Rubens Granja
Tax: Aline Arruda Figueiredo
Other Matters: Beatriz Kestener, Rubens Granja, Fabio Alonso Vieira

Firm Overview:
KGV is a Brazilian law firm composed of partners with vast experience and knowledge in their practice areas. Technology and innovation are elements that are part of KGV’s essence and the expertise of its professionals, combined with a young, talented and innovative team, has led to high productivity since the firm’s inception. KGV has extensive knowledge in highly regulated fields, such as life sciences, food and drug, internet and information technology, cyber law, e-commerce, data privacy, startups and innovation enabling KGV to offer full and excellent legal services to clients active in these industries. Established on a solid foundation of ethics, transparency, and integrity, KGV’s mission is to establish long-term, unique and trusting relationships with its clients. The firm places a high value on understanding the needs and particularities of each client in order to provide customised and exceptional service.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, M&A & Contracts: 25%
Life Sciences: 35%
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution: 20%
Public Law: 10%
Startups & Innovation: 5%
Tax: 5%

Corporate, M&A & Contracts:
KGV’s corporate team provides legal counsel for all types of corporate structure in their day-to-day activities, the firm plays an active role in many deals in Brazil assisting in a wide range of projects related to mergers and acquisitions transactions, complex deals involving private equity and venture capital, purchase and sale of corporate holdings, assets and goodwill, planning and implementation of corporate reorganisations, corporate governance matters, finance transactions, such as offshore loans for working capital of companies.

Life Sciences:
The KGV team is a pioneer in the health, biotechnology, drug, food, agriculture and biodiversity areas, representing clients in all related sectors: pharmaceutical ingredients, drugs, biotechnology products, fresh and processed foods, food supplements, beverages, cosmetic and hygiene products, medical devices, sanitising products, animal health and crop farming products, including pesticides and fertilisers. The firm also advises many of the corresponding industry associations.

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
KGV’s civil litigation practice represents clients in disputes involving corporate, contract, civil liability and family and estate law. KGV also offers extensive advisory services, assurance and technical support to represent foreign and domestic clients’ interests in institutional or ‘ad-hoc’ arbitral proceedings in Brazil or abroad. KGV also holds a consumer law and product liability practice area, providing services on consumer law issues and representing clients in court cases and at the National Consumer Protection System hearings.

Public Law:
KGV´s Bidding Tenders and Public Contracts team supports clients involved in government tenders, contracts and agreements with the Public Administration, as well as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Startups & Innovation:
KGV provides a broad range of services focused on the development of innovative projects and in the creation of a safe and stimulating environment for Startups, individually or in cooperation with accelerators, venture capital funds, angel investors, regulatory agencies and other companies. Providing services with the involvement of many practice areas such as IP, tax, labour, compliance, consumer, civil, corporate, regulatory, etc.

The KGV team advises major Brazilian and foreign companies, as well as individuals, on a wide range of tax issues, offering consultation and litigation services on administrative and judicial matters. The tax area professionals have a solid academic and professional background, both in Brazil and abroad, specialising in direct and indirect taxes, social security, customs, international taxation, Universal Basis Taxation rules, Transfer Pricing and thin capitalisation issues.

International Work:
KGV attorneys have long-time experience in working in cross border matters as well as dealing with foreign companies doing business in Brazil.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.