Through the implementation of mediation techniques and encouraging the culture of negotiation, the Firm has worked to great effect in conflict resolution, enabling fast and efficient solutions for the parts. Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers thus avoid, by peaceful means, the installation of unnecessary litigation.
Practice with the Direct and Indirect Administration
For 40 years, Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers operates accurately and effectively with the most varied organs and entities of the Direct and Indirect Administration, actively representing the interests of businesses, ensuring its clients the best legal and financial alternatives to follow up their questions. The Firm also operates in administrative litigation, defending the rights of civil servants, as well as those of firms participating in the bidding process at the Direct and Indirect Administration.
Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers works with the following agencies:
Brazil’s Federal Revenue
Central Bank of Brazil
Resources Council of National Financial System
Development Banks (BNDES, BRDE, FINEP)
Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
Build-up of national and international operations New markets
The members of Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers have extensive experience, are multilingual and are fully knowledgeable in the area of International Law and Business, as well as have served as representatives of foreign companies and managers of its branches and subsidiaries in Brazil. The result is flexibility for companies, with an increase in their capacity to find new markets, both in Brazil and abroad. Example of the Firm’s expertise in this area is the legal advice on the acquisition of the American Group HOLLINGSWORTH by the German Group TRÜTZSCHLER , involving the transfer of assets and controlling stake in companies located in nine countries: Brazil, Germany, United States, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Highlights in this work area
Establishment of Brazilian subsidiaries of foreign companies.
Advising on large international transactions for the purchase and sale of assets, equity or transfer of corporate control, including as to the tax due.
Advice on developing international licensing agreements and/or acquisition of technology, patents and trademarks, import and export of products.
Assistance for the formation of strategic alliances for the marketing of products in Brazil and abroad.
International joint ventures with advice for all the steps of the process.
Advice for the entry and return of foreign capital with the conduct of the necessary procedures at the related agencies.
Expertise in litigation and international arbitration disputes.
With a differentiated team, Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers combines the expertise of specialists with over 40 years of experience with the agility of young professionals. With a strong performance in administrative and court litigation, the Firm has been prominent in major tax issues of national interest at the High Courts and the Administrative Tax Councils. This work has ensured a more competitive market for companies in various industries. The rationalization of costs is a need for companies seeking success, and taxation has a significant role in this reality. Reducing the cost of taxation depends primarily on organizational planning, thorough knowledge of tax law and recovery of undue payments.
Highlights in this work_area
Assistance in organizational planning.
Consulting on tax legislation.
Legal reports and specific studies about particular situations and their tax consequences.
Review of tax and accounting procedures, liabilities and tax contingencies.
Advisement in the management of tax liabilities and subdivisions.
Defense and administrative appeals at the Federal, States and Municipal Administrative Tax Councils.
Defense in foreclosures and other kinds of judicial tax proceedings, with action at the Regional Courts, Superior Court and Supreme Court.
Legal measures for customs clearance, obtaining tax clearance certificates, clearance of undue registry in active debt and CADIN etc.
Identification and recovery of undue payments of taxes.
In addition to the contentious demands, Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers has catalyzed the success of several projects, as the Firm decisively helps in the quality of a series of strategic choices. The type of company, the management system and distribution of skills, including the establishment of a sound balance between decision-making power and control within the company, are just some of the instances in which the Firm is able to act.
Highlights in this work area
Foundation of new companies.
Business reorganization including split-up, merger and/or foundation creation of new companies.
Transfer of capital control.
Assistance in large transactions for purchase and sale of assets including the sale of equity.
Advice on developing licensing agreements and/or acquisition of technology, patents and trademarks.
Advice on society valuations and economic-financial feasibility studies.
Assistance to companies in the assembly of financial operations for borrowing and risk taking.
Assistance in the operations of IPO’s at the Stock Exchange Market.
Acting in proceedings for partial or total ,dissolution of society, exclusion or withdrawal of partners, accountability, cancellation of corporate resolutions, etc.
Bankruptcy – Judicial and extrajudicial recovery of the company.
The growth and business success of an enterprise are closely related to the professional growth of its employees. In this context, Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers has guaranteed the smoothness of the organization, acting in a preventive manner, suggesting the implementation of the obligations of the company to employees and also protecting it from future complaints.
Highlights in this area of work
Assessment of labor contingencies (labor due diligence).
Labor Litigation in all instances, including at the Superior Labor Court.
Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers has been operating for 40 years in the legal and financial business and has evolved in line with the corporate environment. During this time its role has expanded and specialized in new industries, with the same proficiency, responsibility and seriousness: Criminal Tax Law, Bankruptcy Law, Financial Law, Economic Law, Foreign Law, Customs Law, Arbitration Law, Consumer Law, among others.
A History of security, opportunities and results
Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers began in the early 1960s, in the capital of Parana, with lawyer Eros Carrilho acting in the civil, commercial and tax areas. In the early 1970s, Brazil was in the process of modernization and the legal environment became more complex, with the arrival of many foreign companies. The Firm, under the leadership of senior partners Eros Carrilho and Rubens Cafareli, was strongly involved in this whole process. It expanded its range of activities in the field of international law. It brokered and coordinated the implementation of most of those companies in the metropolitan region of Curitiba. One of the Office’s main works in this period was the establishment of CIC Industrial City of Curitiba S/A. The new company emerged from the branching of the Urbanization Company of Curitiba, a fact that also led to the foundation of the current URBS – Urbanization of Curitiba S/A.
At the turn of the 1980s, government policies have led to credit shortages to businesses. That adverse scenario revealed the Firm’s expertise for structuring transactions and providing legal advice on executions of economic-financial corporate feasibility, including effective strategies to obtain the few official resources available.
Since the 1990s, the Firm’s experience has intensified, by advising business leaders in situations including but not limited to the purchasing and selling of companies, technology transfer, product distribution, licensing of trademarks and patents, among others, and operating in several countries.
Similarly, in Brazil, the Firm excelled in the advisory and tax litigation with significant operations in Judicial and Administrative Courts of the country.
Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers offers to its customers a broad and valuable experience: over 40 years of providing legal business services, including advice to business groups on the establishment and reorganization of companies, compliance with corporate law, litigation or settlement of corporate conflicts, among others.
Legal intelligence with International reach
The importance of managing risk and market opportunities by the legal perspective is becoming evident for a growing number of companies in our country. Finding different legal ways to protect and promote their interests is crucial to the success of the enterprise.
Carrilho&Cafareli Associate Lawyers focuses activities on corporate law, aiming to assist companies in their real needs.
For over 40 years, Brazilian and international entrepreneurs benefit from the vocation of our Firm: to move with ease through the legal maze, domestic and abroad, identifying options and conducting the processes in the best interest of our corporate customers.
Formada por uma equipe de jovens e também por experientes advogados, e estagiários de direito, a Carrilho & Cafareli foca sua atividade na empresa como ponto central de onde irradiam os desafios e para onde converge sua expertise, destacando-se as áreas de direito tributário, financeiro, comercial, internacional e administrativo.