For decades our Latin America team has advised clients on legal and business issues with a nexus in Brazil. Brazil offers increasing opportunities for companies as it maintains well-developed agricultural, energy, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors; has a rapidly expanding middle class; and continues to expand its presence in world markets. We assist Brazilian companies and those investing in the country in the areas of project finance, restructuring, energy, infrastructure, telecoms, investment management, data privacy, labor and employment, immigration, and more. Our lawyers’ experience and achievements for clients are reflected in Chambers Brazil naming Morgan Lewis among the leading international law firms in Brazil.

Our Scope

We serve project participants—including sponsors, private equity investors, startups, energy companies, financial institutions, and other organizations—across a broad spectrum of Brazil-related matters. Our services for clients include:

  • Cross-border transactions
  • Project development and finance
  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • International tax issues, including tax minimization or deferral from insurance proceeds
  • Real estate
  • Capital markets
  • Investment management
  • Labor and employment, including immigration issues
  • Antitrust
  • Telecommunications, media, and technology services
  • US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and enforcement actions
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Environmental matters
  • Insurance recovery; legacy liability structures including ring-fencing, insurance captives, and qualified settlement funds; and political-risk insurance policy structure and negotiation
  • Spinoffs, receiverships, and restructurings