Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide

Book Launch: Published by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, edited by our President Silvia Fazio with contribution of thirty seven leading Brazilian practitioners,  it is the first book in English to provide a detailed guide to the ways into and around the Brazilian Economy.


Brazil’s power to attract international investors has become irresistible. Large-scale economic development, massive infrastructure projects, substantial agribusiness and commodities markets, and newly discovered oil and natural gas resources—combined with improvements in social standards and a consolidation of democratic institutions—have spearheaded the emergence of Brazil as a formidable global economy challenging the developed nations.

In 696 pages, thirty seven leading Brazilian practitioners describe and interpret laws and regulations governing business set-up procedures, transactions, contracts, financing, taxation, securities, intellectual property, real estate, dispute resolution, environmental protection, labor, insolvency, competition, trade remedies, anti-corruption, private funds and insurance. They explore every issue likely to be important to investors, including the following:

  • competition, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures;
  • contractual clauses, statutory requirements on specific agreements;
  • tax incentives available for infrastructure projects;listing and offering requirements in capital and securities markets;
  • licensing, franchising, and other intellectual property agreements;
  • civil proceedings, arbitration, and the mechanisms of dispute resolution;
  • the structure of the Brazilian judiciary system;
  • rules on conflicts of law and competence of jurisdiction;
  • real property acquisition and development;
  • environmental liabilities;
  • forms of employment and employment contracts;
  • insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings;
  • trade remedy system;
  • anti-corruption legislation;
  • private equity, venture capital and investment funds and
  • insurance and re-insurance.
Published by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, edited by our President Silvia Fazio with contribution of thirty seven leading Brazilian practitioners
Silvia Fazio, Editor for Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide. Second Edition.


Taking the point of view of a commercial lawyer required to draft and negotiate agreements governed by Brazilian law, each author contributes particular expertise to this incomparable resource for potential and actual investors in Brazil and their counsel. Thoroughly up-to-date in its exploration and understanding of the legal transformations that are taking place in Brazil, this book will be invaluable to corporate lawyers, investors, academics, and policymakers interested in Brazil’s role in the global economy.

Table of Content

Chapter Expertise Brazilian practitioners
1 Setting up a Business in Brazil Luiz Fernando Amaral Halembeck.
2 Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions Adolpho Julio Camargo de Carvalho, Antônio José Mattos Morello & Natália Parmigiani Merlussi.
3 Commercial Contracts  Neil Montgomery & Evy Cynthia Marques
4 Financing and Investment in Infrastructure in Brazil Maurício Teixeira dos Santos
5 Taxation Ana Claudia Akie Utumi
6  Capital Markets and Securities in Brazil Jean Marcel Arakawa.
7  Intellectual Property Tatiana Campello & Esther Lins Lima.
8 Dispute Resolution Gilberto Giusti, Ricardo Dalmaso Marques & Fernanda Marques Dal Mas.
9 Real Estate Investments Rossana Fernandes Duarte and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca.
10 Environmental Legislation Roberta Danelon Leonhardt.
11 Labor Law in Brazil Andre Ribeiro & Nelson Mannrich.
12 Insolvency Eduardo Augusto Mattar, Renata Machado Veloso & Laura Massetto Meyer.
13 Competition Law in Brazil: An Overview on Merger and Cartel Enforcement Barbara Rosenberg, Luís Bernardo C. Cascão, Camilla Paoletti, Amanda Fabbri Barelli & Daniela Coelho.
14 CTrade Remedies in Brazil Ana T. Caetano, Gustavo Boni dos Santos & Ana Luiza Sanches.
15 Anticorruption Law Leonardo Ruiz Machado
16 Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investment Funds in Brazil Alexei Bonamin, João Busin & Silvia Fazio.
17 Insurance and Reinsurance Marcelo Mansur Haddad, Gustavo Armando Leon & Paulo Grassia

Second Edition: Book Launch in São Paulo, Brazil

Published by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, edited by our President Silvia Fazio with contribution of thirty seven leading Brazilian practitioners
Harmonia Tênis Clube – Book Launch: Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide. Second Edition, with Special Guest Speaker Mailson da Nobrega, former Finance Minister and Brazilian Economist.


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