Learn about the services offered by the office André Teles Lawyers. Areas of expertise:
We offer legal services to law firms and individual lawyers who need representation in Courts and local administrative bodies.
We provide legal assistance to support targeted business sectors and tax, running activities in judicial and administrative spheres. We follow procedures in temporary or permanent basis, as prior request. We undertake to comply with all procedural steps in progress and conduct of acts under our responsibility, such as hearings, orders, copies, protocols, oral arguments, among other services.
André Teles Lawyers has its headquarters centered in the capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil. We work in various administrative spheres that make up the state organs. We highlight in our performances of great relevance in business and tax spheres institutions such as: Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE), the Board of Tax Appeals (Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais – CARF), Superior Chamber of Tax Appeals (Câmara Superior de Recursos Fiscais – CSRF) and Appeals Council of the Financial System national (Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional – CRSFN), in addition to other federal agencies and district administration.
Our legal provision covers all organs of the judiciary based in Brasilia, and they were the Superior Courts (Supreme Court Federal – Supremo Tribunal Federal, Superior Court of Justice – Superior Tribunal de Justiça, Superior Labor Court – Tribunal Superior do Trabalho, Superior Electoral Court – Tribunal Superior Eleitoral and Superior Military Court – Superior Tribunal Militar), Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region (Tribunal Regional Federal da 1ª Região) and Court of Justice of the Federal District and the Territories (Tribunal de Justiça do Distrito Federal e dos Territórios).
The office André Teles Lawyers in preserving the institutional integrity of the companies which advises.
We operate in all matters relating to combating corruption, be it related to national legislation (Law on Money Laundering, Law Administrative Misconduct and the law Anti-Corruption, among others correlated), to international treaties and foreign laws such as the Law Practice corruption Abroad (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – FCPA) of 1977, the United States and British Anti-Bribery Law (UK Bribery Act – UKBA), 2010.
We work with the preparation, revision and modernization of compliance programs, according to area of expertise and institutional activities related to each business society.
With regard to the organizational activities of the company, we manufacture and instituted codes of ethics and internal control. We gave lectures and training to employees, advise issues related to internal disciplinary procedures, and the creation and improvement of reporting channels.
We work in administrative and legal defense related to the topic under discussion. We developed and followed due diligence processes directed to internal audit, acquisitions, mergers and takeovers of companies, consortia, joint ventures, including yourself those involving third parties.
We conduct crisis management, risk assessment and investigation of fraud in national and international corporations. Elaborate contractual and perform contract revisions, and we represent our clients in leniency agreements.
In a globalized and competitive landscape as we live in these days, the business expansion has occurred with great fluidity in various countries, it is common that companies eagerly seek the expansion of its revenues. Due to this fact, the state is present to prevent trade distortions, using market mechanisms for national defense and international trade rules, ensuring the preservation of the internal and external markets are respected.
We operate in the defense business of foreign and domestic companies, advising and representing our clients in matters involving international market, investigations and administrative reviews initiated by the Department of Trade Protection (Departamento de Defesa Comercial – DECOM) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (Secretaria de Comércio Exterior – SECEX); the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior – MDIC).
We provide advice and representation of companies before Brazilian and foreign authorities in discerning the subsidies, safeguards, administrative reviews, antidumping investigations and anticircumvention.
The office André Teles Lawyers directs operations linked to the banking system, with respect to trade finance on its three main segments: Letter of Credit, Bank Guarantee and Collection and Discounting of Bills.
We operate on loans and financing external and internal, raising foreign funds, securitization transaction, debt restructuring, financial agreement, banking services and products operations, and operations involving Project Finance.
Our team of experts promotes the structuring and regulation of any investment fund, performing consulting and advisory services in financial institutions (private banking), financial planning for asset management, wealth management and note purchase agreements.
We provide advisory services in all elements of payment (credit card, bills, etc.), structuring warranty (related to endorsements, chattel, bond among others) as well as defense in administrative proceedings involving the following organs: Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – BACEN) and the Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) and Appeals Council of the National Financial System (Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional – CRSFN).
The office André Teles Lawyers acts preventively out of court. Our professionals provide advice and consultancy in order to prevent or mitigate the impacts of judicial demands, institutional intra or extra, aiming at cost containment and preservation of the business assets of our clients.
Business planning under the scrutiny of advisory and consulting ensures the analysis of the facts and the formulation of strategic outputs for an object or material required. We provide services assisting and meeting all the requirements linked to the institutional legal person, as well as their partners and employees.
Contracts are the foundation of business relationships in the modern world, confirming the mercantile laws and new segments in existing commercial methods.
Bolstered by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, office André Teles Lawyers engaged in building of essential contractual structures in economic and legal areas whether imposed at the national or international level. We operate in the creation, negotiation, review, modification and termination of contracts in general.
We make financial and commercial contracts in several languages aiming to provide greater safety and convenience for our customers.
The constant search for global trade integration requires a strengthened by the current companies facing a highly competitive market. The operation of mergers and acquisitions are a strategic tool to strengthen the fact that this occurs both between multinational and among national companies.
We work on mergers, acquisitions (including management buyouts and takeover – MBO) operations and divisions. We offer due diligence services as well as research and polling company data focused. We conduct risk analysis, structuring, negotiating and modeling operations. We work in the preparation, review, modernization and negotiating contracts and agreements between shareholders.
We operate in corporate restructuring and preparation of joint ventures or consortiums. Execute transactions related to equity interests and assets (Drop Down). We assist companies before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE) and the other organs of preservation of the competitive market.
The Office André Teles Lawyers assists their clients in various axes that make up the Capital Market, including: equities, debt securities, investment funds, and renegotiations of debt securities (including debentures and promissory notes, among others).
Having specialist lawyers in this sector, the office André Teles Lawyers provides legal assistance to shareholders, investment banks and open capital companies. We offer holistic care with respect to operations of issuing securities, regardless of their public or private sources.
We operate in the defense of administrative litigation in proceedings before the Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM), as well as matters involving: rights trading and subscription receipts of securities, certificates of deposit of shares and derivatives approved for trading such as consent solicitations.
We provide support services for public offers for the acquisition of shares (IPOs); manufacture, modification and negotiation of documentation of offers; preparation and / or follow-up due diligence processes, which involve sets of evidentiary and investigative actions cleared before a business operation, and norms directed the open capital companies and corporate governance demands.
Natural and legal persons, besides providing customary business activities, have demonstrated zeal in intellectual content produced, using protection before the organs of existing intellectual property protection in Brazil and abroad. Due to global influences, the current legislation requires high caution with regard to intellectual property.
Due to the importance of the issue, the Office André Teles Lawyers works to protect all intellectual property assets of its clients (which involves issues related to Industrial Property and Copyright Law) at the national or international level is to use scientific, industrial, technological, literary, artistic and advertising.
André Teles Lawyers acts in the sphere of intellectual property in two segments:
At the administrative level, we record and track: trademarks, patents, industrial designs and domain names, among others, before the National Institute of Industrial Property (Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Intelectual – INPI) and other foreign bodies. Our services also include technical defense and representation in administrative procedures related to the following institutions: National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional Vigilância Sanitária – ANVISA), Self-Regulation Council (Conselho de Autorregulamentação Publicitária – CONAR) and National Institute of Industrial Property (Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Intelectual – INPI).
In the judicial sphere, the Office acts in civil and criminal actions associated with topics such as unfair competition caused by the exercise of piracy, as well as proposals with the purpose of asserting patent invalidity improperly transferred by the National Institute of Industrial Property (Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Intelectual – INPI).
Our team of experts works in various levels of composition of entrepreneurial companies. We assist companies of any corporate nature: publicly-listed or privately held, limited company and its derivatives, in addition to other existing segments. Our services include: preventive advice, supplement or modification of organizational structure, dispute resolution, monitoring of ordinary or extraordinary general meetings. We provide legal support at meetings the advice administrative and board of Directors, as well as tax advice. We also act in developing and corporate acts, regulations or opinions agreements.
Our team of professionals engaged in counseling that involves any tax issues. We provide legal consultancy aimed at taking advantage of tax benefits, as well as perform lawsuits fighting the impact of direct and indirect taxes.
The office André Teles Lawyers seeks to achieve tax compliance of companies to which it provides advice, fact essential to optimize the competitive power of these in public bids.
The Office André Teles Lawyers works preventively and ostensibly in the development and implementation of tax planning. We conduct technical defense in court and administrative litigation against boards of Contributors, Administrative Courts, the Board of Tax Appeals (Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais – CARF) and the Superior Board of Tax Appeals (Câmara Superior de Recursos Fiscais – CSRF).
Other services include: due diligence, estimated tax impact on contracts, use of tax credits, tax review and analysis of tax procedures and flow of operations, acquisition of special schemes and tax incentives, and subsidies in the recovery of tax credits.