Chairman/CEO: Vanêssa Fialdini
Number of employees: 35
Languages: English and Portuguese
Created in 2003, Fialdini Advogados is a Brazilian law firm with broad expertise in the payments and financial technology markets, including fintechs and insurtechs. Fialdini Advogados provides legal and regulatory services for companies of all sizes, from wannabes, startups and scaleups to consolidated players, acting for the industry as a whole: hardware manufacturers, software developers, card brands, financial institutions, payment institutions, issuers, acquirers, subacquirers, ISO, facilitators, gateways, loyalty program companies, investment funds, insurance companies, exchanges and even self-regulation associations.
Main Areas of Practice
The regulatory desk, coordinated by Vanêssa Fialdini, Tatiana Facchim and Mariana Mendonça, provides consultancy regarding financial, payments and insurance products and services, legal assistance for structuring or validating the legal feasibility of transactions and business models; assistance on obtaining authorisation to operate; assistance on administrative procedures and consultations before government agencies and regulated entities; follow up and monitoring of federal, state and municipal bills before the House of Representatives, the Senate, State Assemblies and City Councils; drafting and presentation of technical notes before committees, state representatives, mayors, city councillors and representatives of regulatory agencies, aiming at improving bills and regulations in force.
The tax planning desk, coordinated by Carlos Henrique Pelliciari, provides consultation regarding the most effective structures to optimise taxes; assistance on transactions involving payment companies, credit companies, financial institutions, cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin), investment funds and corporate restructuring; assistance on obtaining special taxation regimes, incentives and benefits and guidance on the classification of regulated products.
The civil litigation desk, coordinated by Lucia Helena Barros, provides assistance on the definition of legal strategies; analysis of risks aiming at preventing future claims and extensive acting before administrative bodies and courts.
The not-for-profit desk, coordinated by Vanêssa Fialdini, assists a number of associations on the structuring and drafting of technical notes to support the regulators’ decision-making process regarding the regulatory frame applicable to the market.
Electronic & Mobile Payment
Issuing & Acquiring