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Carpena Advogados Associados

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Porto Alegre, Sao Jose Dos Campos

Founded more than 30 years ago and with one of the largest practices in southern Brazil, Carpena Advogados Associados' main office is strategically located in the city of Porto Alegre. The firm has developed a single method of work over time: in searching for the best solutions for its clients, it combines high-quality legal techniques with a focus on effective results. Its professional team, with a solid academic background and extensive experience, acts in an intelligent, efficient and secure manner. As a result, Carpena Advogados Associados has obtained recognition, not only from its clients - among them many national and international, large, medium- and small-sized companies - but also from the market in general, which has led to the expansion of its practice areas.

Areas of practice

Judicial and arbitral disputes: combining insight and accurate strategic planning, Carpena Advogados is recognised for its action in judicial and arbitral cases of high economic value and great legal importance. Its focus on details has produced many highly positive results.

Banking and finance: the firm has extensive knowledge and experience in banking law, primarily in advising financial clients, eg banks and financing companies etc, and in acting on credit recovery and high-level financial stress cases in regards to contract reviews and indemnities.

Judicial assets and liabilities: the firm's management is widely recognized for its ability to deal with judicial assets and liabilities, primarily on issues related to high-value assets. The firm's lawyers are focused on acting fast and accurately, building legal alternatives capable of providing economically significant results as well as providing excellent management and administration of case portfolios.

Civil liability: with a strong presence in the area of indemnification of materials and moral damages - mainly where large costs are involved - the firm works for both authors that have suffered rights violations and in making thesis defenses for defendants, before local courts and especially before superior courts.

Labor: with a proactive and comprehensive approach, Carpena Advogados offers its clients a complete and safe defense of their interests within complex Brazilian labor legislation, both at administrative and judicial levels. It also strongly operates to identify possible weaknesses and risks in the operations of its clients, suggesting the implementation of changes and improvements in work routines.

Tax: besides its consulting service and high-quality preventive operation in the fiscal area, the firm is equipped to work on judicial and administrative proceedings, maximizing positive economic results and minimizing potential losses for its clients in relation to taxes in general.

Environmental and regulations: the firm offers broad assistance on Brazilian environmental law and regulations, notably in the energy and industrial sectors. Over the years, Carpena Advogados has been following and advising several companies in making decisions relating to environmental issues and regulations, reducing legal and economic liabilities.

Restructuring and insolvency: Carpena Advogados' professionals are prepared to advise clients in situations of economic and financial crises, both in judicial and extra-judicial spheres. Combining judicial creativity and extensive knowledge, the firm creates solutions to overcome legal restrictions on business restructurings, and to protect the interests of investors, creditors and debtors.

Intellectual property: the firm acts in all areas of intellectual property to protect and defend valuable intangible assets. The team has specialized knowledge in this area, both in litigation or consulting.

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