Demarest has a special team that assists Asian clients in the various areas in which they require legal services in connection with their investments in Brazil.
The Asian Desk comprises two teams specialized in China and Korea, respectively. It currently assists more than 60 Chinese and Korean multinational and medium-sized companies investing in Brazil.
The purpose of this team is to meet the growing volume of business with Chinese and Korean investors and provide legal services in a simple and integrated manner aiming at mitigating any language and culture difficulties they may face in doing business with Brazil. So far, Demarest's Asian Desks have already assisted Chinese and Korean clients in setting up joint ventures with Brazilian partners as well as in the establishment of their Brazilian subsidiaries and development of the latters, assisting them in their day-to-day legal needs.
The Korean Desk was founded more than 10 years ago. Today, the team has two Korean lawyers, admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), focusing on providing expert advice to Korean companies in Brazil and also large Brazilian groups interested in investing in Korea.
The Chinese Desk was established in 2014, with the hire of a Chinese lawyer. The desk is focused on providing expert advice to Chinese companies in Brazil and also large Brazilian groups with interest in investing in China.