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Brazil is Latin America's economic superpower. Energy and natural resources, led by oil & gas exploration and development, are providing significant drivers to economic growth. Mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment have reached record levels in recent years, while government initiatives, Brazil’s hosting of the World Cup in 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016, are having a significant impact on infrastructure and related investments.

Based in Rio de Janeiro, CMS Brazil has a strong focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as mining, shipbuilding and telecommunications. Having worked within these industries for many years, our lawyers are true sector experts and provide legal advice fitting your commercial environment.

CMS Brazil also advises on cross-border corporate and finance transactions across a range of sectors, including foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, project finance and corporate lending.

As our international lawyers understand both Brazilian and international business practices and legal environments, they are ideally placed to advise multinationals on investments from and into Brazil. Working closely with our CMS colleagues from around the world, we can provide Brazilian clients with an easily accessible single point of contact for their global legal needs.

Our clients include BG Group, Bumi Armada, Casa & Video, CTS Eventim, Eneva, HSBC, Intelig Telecomunicacoes, Maersk, Markel, OSX, PetroRio, Prosafe, Swiss Re and many more. CMS Brazil is recommended in Latin Law 250, Legal500 Latin America and IFLR 1000 Latin America.

We work in conjunction with a select network of Brazilian-qualified lawyers and law firms for matters requiring specific Brazilian-law input. All of our attorneys in Brazil are fluent in Portuguese and English, and services from our team in Rio de Janeiro can also be provided in French and Spanish.

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