Gouvêa Vieira Advogados (GVA), a law firm founded in the early 1930s by João Pedro Gouvêa Vieira, is committed to professionalism and excellence, with an emphasis on tax and commercial law. GVA aims at strengthening Brazil’s corporate capabilities and has played an active role in the country’s economic development, handling a wide range of legal matters and the needs of the business community, providing clients with comprehensive service. GVA’s client portfolio includes Brazilian and foreign companies seeking planning and advisory services related to national and international transactions and litigations. A team consisting of lawyers, consultants and trainees with experience in a variety of practice areas ensures professional expertise is allocated wherever needed.
In Brazil, GVA has offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, relying on a network of independent law firms throughout the country, in order to assist clients who wish to concentrate their legal issues across fewer law firms, for cost-efficiency, quality and reporting purposes.
GVA has also been in Paris (CCO) since 1998. GV-Paris has a team of lawyers affiliated to a French and a Brazilian Bar. This team assists European companies with investments in Brazil and Brazilian companies or individuals with properties and investments in Europe. Arbitration, international tax planning, as well as real estate investments and inheritance planning are also in the core of GV-Paris’ activities. This office is frequently requested by notaries and courts in Europe to deliver Affidavits about Brazilian law.
GVA has participated in numerous M&A and joint ventures, assisting Brazilian and foreign companies, and contributed to the establishment of foreign capital companies in Brazil, having taken part in the privatisation of companies in virtually all segments of the economy.
In the field of insurance and reinsurance, the expertise of its partners in the public and private sector allows GVA to assist clients interested in developing activities in Brazil.
GVA is also well-equipped to handle administrative and judicial disputes in civil, commercial, labour and tax law.
In tax matters, GVA is dedicated to devising new legal strategies related to federal, state and municipal taxes, aiming at reducing the clients’ tax burden. The firm works on cases involving and employment, corporate and civil law, acting before the Brazilian courts. With regard to tax-related specific issues, GVA has successfully challenged tax claims against its clients. Throughout the firm’s history, it has succeeded in such cases before several judicial courts, while also succeeding in administrative decisions before the treasury department’s taxpayers’ councils. In consultancy, GVA develops tax strategies, and provides legal opinions, studies and responses to queries in all areas of law, besides performing due diligences to assess the labour, tax and litigation status of companies in mergers and acquisitions.
GVA acts in intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, industrial design, non-patented technology, trade-dress, internet, computer programs, company names, domain names and copyright. Our services provide clients with guidelines and representation in the administrative spheres (Brazilian Trademark and Patent Office, Registro.br, Copyright Entities etc), and in preventing disputes.
GVA has been active in structuring corporate governance for Brazilian family-owned companies as well as assisting wealthy families with their estate, tax and inheritance planning.
GVA’s performance in the area of labour and social security unites experienced and qualified professionals who are able to provide advice on labour and social security issues, including prevention (review of the procedures adopted by companies and departments) and litigation (administrative and judicial), with emphasis on corporate law (mergers, aquisitions and restructurings), especially in matters relating to employment (individual and collective contracts, employees and partners, directors of corporations, expatriates), safety and occupational health, collective bargaining, labour relations, international labour law, conventions and international treaties.Av. Rio Branco, 85
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