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Brazil desk – United Kingdom

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Building on several decades of advising on Brazilian projects and transactions, CMS has maintained an office in Rio de Janeiro since 2009. With 12 years as managing partner of that office, Ted Rhodes has now returned to London to lead our Brazil desk, which includes a number of Brazilian-qualified lawyers working out of London, and partners active across a range of sectors and practice areas with deep experience of the Brazilian market.

Our Brazil desk supports international companies with their investments into Brazil, as well as commercial matters and disputes involving that country. We also support Brazilian clients with their internationalisation and overseas business. Understanding the specifics of the Brazilian regulatory environment and differences from international practices is crucial in our provision of practical advice to our clients. 

Our Brazil desk assists local and international clients on Brazil-related matters focussing on the following areas:

  • Inbound and outbound investment
  • Inbound and outbound corporate and M&A transactions
  • Cross-border debt and equity financing
  • Energy, infrastructure and natural resources projects
  • Commercial and regulatory advice
  • International contracts, trade, shipping and logistics
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution, including international arbitration
  • Tax advice
  • Employment
  • Technology, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Insurance and reinsurance
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You need advisors who understand your business’ strengths and objectives. Our Brazil team spans our global network of offices and can deliver the expertise and high quality legal advice you expect from one of the world’s largest law firms.


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