Legal market overview in Brazil

The capital of Bahia, Salvador is a vibrant city known for its Afro-Brazilian heritage, huge Carnival celebrations, its rich cultural traditions and its historic centre. Among the oldest cities in the Americas, Salvador was the first capital of Brazil and today is the largest city in the country’s Northeast region. Among Bahia’s most important industries are agribusiness – particularly for soy production – petrochemicals, automotive and paper. It is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its inviting mix of culture, cuisine and coastline. Renewable energy is increasingly important in Bahia and the Northeast in general; utilising the great potential of the region, a number of wind and solar projects are in progress. Salvador’s is a small legal market; the firms present in the city focus to a large extent on dispute resolution, though a select few are also active in tax, labour law and corporate and M&A. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados stands out for its corporate law offering, as does Bomfim Novis Advogados. Other key players include Siqueira Castro – Advogados, Fraga & Trigo Advogados and Pessoa & Pessoa.