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Brazil is the nearest country from France in terms of culture into the “BRICS”. France has also set up a strategic partnership with Brazil and ambitious targets to strengthen their bilateral relations including, among others, investments in both countries of the private sector.

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’ Brazilian desk primarily advises French companies having projects in this country. The team also advises Brazilian companies having a presence in France and Brazilian individuals having or intending to have interests in France.

  • Advising on your activities in Brazil
  • Advising on activities in France and in the EU of Brazilian companies

Your activities in Brazil, how we can support you

We as lawyers, have a relevant and practical experience of the Brazilian market. We are fluent in Portuguese and have extensive and reliable local contacts in all relevant areas to offer a full service on the tax, corporate and social aspects. In addition, we have a deep knowledge of Brazilian environment of business and culture which, beyond the technical assistance, helps to understand how to do business in this country and optimize the chance of success

Our Brazilian desk is dedicated to act as a project manager to lead and coordinate with local lawyers the projects you have in Brazil such as :

  • Greenfield implantation
  • Acquisition – due diligence and structuration
  • Joint venture
  • Answer to international bids
  • Franco-Brazilian Tax planning
  • Management of the cross border flows between France and Brazil and Latin America
  • Transfer Pricing between France and Brazil
  • Expatriation/Secondment of employees to Brazil

Your activities in France and in the EU, how we can support you

Our firm, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats offers a full service advice that covers all areas of laws. Together with the firms members CMS, operating in 32 countries, , we can offer and coordinate legal, tax and social advice throughout Europe, including Russia, and beyond such as Africa and China. We advise Brazilian companies on their projects in France or in the UE where we have a strong presence especially in Central and East Europe and can support and advise for your projects as a central point of contact for your legal needs, coordinate a dedicated team of experts in all relevant aspects of your projects and offer tailor made and pragmatic solutions.

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