We have had a permanent presence in Brazil since 1997 and have experience in Brazil since long before then. Our São Paulo office, together with our aligned Latin America group, which encompasses lawyers in several Linklaters offices, has an unrivaled track record of advising Brazilian and international corporations and financial institutions on their most challenging transactions and assignments in Brazil and abroad. We consistently participate in groundbreaking Brazilian deals, which allows us to follow the exciting development of the market and to adapt as it changes.
Our team is U.S. and UK trained and made up of fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English speakers who bring the right mix of Brazilian knowledge and international experience to the table. Several members of our team are native Brazilians and dual-qualified in Brazil and New York, England and/or other international jurisdictions. Other team members have lived and worked in Brazil for a significantly long time and are both familiar with and appreciative of the local business culture. This has proved to be a successful combination particularly for M&A, banking, capital markets and arbitration matters, where it is imperative that both sides are aligned and have a clear understanding of each other’s needs and objectives.
We understand that the right combination of local advice and international capabilities is critical for success in any matter or transaction. Seamless and efficient organization between the local and international counsel involved in any given transaction is necessary to succeed. Our collaborative approach to working with local counsel means we are able to think globally and act locally.
While foreign attorneys in Brazil may not practice Brazilian law, we have established close connections with the top-tier Brazilian law firms with which we regularly work on a number of our matters.