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 German Desk

The political and commercial relationship between Brazil and Germany is not recent; quite the contrary, German companies have been established in Brazil for more than a century. More recently, the business volume between the two countries has increased considerably, what is shown by the several political initiatives and initiatives by private entities to increase this relationship even further.

There are currently 1,200 full subsidiaries of German companies in Brazil offering about 250,000 jobs in the country. São Paulo concentrates practically 800 of these subsidiaries and is the non-German city with the highest concentration of German business deals worldwide.

This is also the reason why Demarest Advogados has a "German Desk", whose purpose is to serve new investors and German companies as well as Brazilian companies interested in making business or investments in Germany.

TheGerman Desk is prepared to provide advice in all practice areas of the Law to these clients in their business relations in Brazil as well as to Brazilian clients intending to make business in Germany; in these cases we work in association with renowned German law firms with which we maintain a close relationship.

The professionals in the German Desk team are fluent in both German and English and most of them have already lived in Germany either studying to obtain their Master's degree or in student exchange programs. This allows us to have a better understanding of several legal and commercial aspects involving German parties.

The German Desk performs the following activities:

  • Companies' planning, set-up and structuring
  • Foreign companies' operations in Brazil
  • Acquisitions, mergers, takeovers and spin-offs
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Public offerings of securities
  • Regulations of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM")
  • Legal due diligence reviews
  • Contracts
  • Competition
  • Trade Defense
  • Immigration and visas
  • Regulatory
  • General Litigation and Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property







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