Trade Law

and Customs Law

Trade Law

Consultancy, preparation and conduction of antidumping, countervailing and safeguards investigation in Brazil or in other jurisdictions. Barral Parente Pinheiro Advogados also acts before the World Trade Organization on complaints and arbitral panels.

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International Commercial Contracts

Legal advisory on international transactions and commercial relations. Contractual review for implementation of commercial best practices and adoption of most adequate rules of contract. Conflict mitigation through the evaluation of the most adequate dispute resolution mechanisms. 

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International Financing and Remittances

Legal advising on financing for the acquisition, importation and exportation of goods and services. Evaluation of tax structures and double taxation agreements in international operations. Cost sharing and remittances for international payment or profit distribution.

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Customs and Tax Judicial and Administrative Contentious

Legal representation in judicial and administrative processes on customs matters and special customs regime. Evaluation and development of tax efficiency mechanisms.

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Special Customs Regimes
and Tax Incentives

Legal and strategical advisory for the assessment of tax advantages in international operations. Strategic planning for the subscription and request for inclusion of operations in special customs regime, aiming to mitigate losses and generate value in international operations.

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Administrative Law, Regulation and Infrastructure

Railways

Preparation and structuring of railroad authorization requests. Regulatory assistance in multidisciplinary matters regarding railroad-port infrastructure. Legal advice to railroad concessionaires and preparation of requests for economic-financial rebalancing of concession agreements and requests for contract extensions.

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Roadways

Assistance in drafting requests for rebalancing of administrative agreements before federal and state agencies. Negotiation of Conduct Adjustment Terms (TACs) with regulatory agencies. Actions in judicial and superior courts on sectorial and particular concessionaire issues..

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Setor Aeroportuário

Representação de entidades setoriais e concessionárias de aeroportos em pleitos judiciais e administrativos perante agências reguladoras. Elaboração de estudos e participações em consultas públicas e audiências. Revisão de regulamentações acerca de fiscalizações em infraestruturas aeroportuárias e revisão de métricas de qualidades de operadoras aeroportuárias.

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Ports

Administrative proceedings before ANTAQ and MINFRA. Regulatory advice for container, liquid and bulk cargo terminals. Advisory for the elaboration of public policies applied to the sector. Legal assistance to private terminals in legal claims and before administrative courts.

 

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Energy and O&G

Assistance to companies with claims before ANEEL. Consultancy on taxation in the electricity sector. Elaboration of regulatory and marketing studies in the scope of the power and O&G sectors. Legal action on behalf of electric power utilities.

 

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Mining and Environmental Law

Assistance to companies in obtaining environmental licenses, execution of due diligences aimed at identifying regulatory and environmental risks of mining enterprises. Conduction of administrative proceedings before the ANM. Action in legal proceedings of environmental nature.   

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Commercial and Infrastructure Dispute Resolution

Drafting of legal opinions, representation of national and international parties in negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and dispute boards. Drafting and review of tailor-made arbitration clauses, preparation and elaboration of litigation strategy in strategic procedures. Exequatur procedures foreign judgments.

 

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Government and Institutional Relations

Crisis Management

Barral Parente Pinheiro Advogados has extensive experience in institutional and political crisis management, assisting in the elaboration and strategic execution of damage control and responsive actions.

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Planning and
Strategic Actions

Through active monitoring, preparation of materials, and verification of behind-the-scenes information, Barral Parente Pinheiro offers its clients useful and strategic information that allows them to mitigate damages and be prepared to make decisions. Such services include:

  • Active monitoring of legislative rules and projects;
  • Monitoring of official gazettes and authorities' agendas;
  • Analysis and mapping of risks and stakeholders;

 

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Advocacy

Elaboration of claims and political engagement actions on behalf of companies and entities with federal, state, and municipal authorities.

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Business Law

Corporate Law

Legal advice to corporations and investment funds in M&As, corporate reformulation, commercial contracts, acting both in the advisory sphere and in litigation of corporate nature in lawsuits or out-of-court procedures, such as negotiation, mediation, and corporate arbitrations, representing minority or controlling shareholders.

 

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Competition Law

Barral Parente Pinheiro supports its clients on competition law matters, preparing legal opinions on the competitional impacts of corporate transactions, as well as representing companies and individuals in economic concentration and administrative proceedings before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) and in judicial proceedings related to competition matters.

 

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Insolvency and
Turnaround of Companies

We represent domestic and foreign creditors in judicial reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. Furthermore, based on the experience of our members and consultants, we assist companies in corporate restructuring processes, crisis management, financial restructuring of debts, management for performance improvement, raising of financing and investments for expansions and new projects.

 

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