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Administrative Law

Brazil Law Firm of the Year – Chambers & Partners, 2020

  • Mattos Filho's Business Public law practice offers the following services to clients:


    Regulation and Administrative Procedure
    • Representation of clients in administrative proceedings with the Office of the Federal Comptroller General (CGU), Financial Activity Control Council (COAF), Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), ministries and other regulatory agencies;

    • Legal assistance in proceedings with the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Brazilian Water Transport Agency (ANTAQ), Brazilian Land Transport Agency (ANTT), and the Brazilian Mining Authority (ANM).


    Federal and State Courts of Accounts
    • Representation of clients in proceedings with the Federal and State Courts of Accounts;

    • Assistance for clients with appeals, hearings, and defenses in audit proceedings;

    • Assistance for clients in preliminary consultation proceedings, as well as annulment of administrative acts that impose bidding and contract-related sanctions.


    State-owned companies
    • Assistance for clients regarding their relationships with state-owned companies;

    • Consultation for clients on legal frameworks concerning statutes linked to state-owned companies;

    • Assistance in corporate transactions and the sale of state-owned assets;

    • Guidance for clients on legal frameworks concerning public employees in state-owned company corporate restructuring situations;

    • Assistance with compliance, corporate governance, and ethics in interactions with agents of state-owned companies;

    • Assistance with bidding processes, contracts, and sanctions imposed by state-owned companies.

    Administrative misconduct, conduct adjustment agreements, and public-interest civil actions

    • Representation in administrative misconduct lawsuits and conduct adjustment agreements;

    • Representation in public-interest civil actions and actions related to the protection of public assets.

  • Expropriation and other restrictions imposed on private property by public authorities

    • Legal assistance for clients facing direct and indirect expropriation, preservation, and easement, as well as other interventions on private property undertaken by public authorities.

    Constitutional control and review

    • Assistance and representation of clients in constitutional control actions before the Supreme Federal Court and other federal and state courts;

    • Representation of clients in public hearings and acting as amicus curiae in constitutional review proceedings.


    Judicial review of administrative acts and the State's civil liability
    • Filing of writs of mandamus, habeas data, and annulment actions;

    • Representation of clients in civil liability actions and proceedings against the State for damages to private assets.


    Bidding, concessions, and administrative contracts
    • Representation of clients throughout all stages of bidding processes;

    • Representation of clients in contract amendment proceedings due to adverse financial and economic outcomes within concessions;

    • Assistance with the reviewing of tariffs and imposition of sanctions on companies;

    • Assistance for clients entering into administrative contracts, analysis of public bidding notices, and challenges to bidding proceedings;

    • Guidance for clients regarding transportation, highway, railway, port, airport, public asset, and sanitation concessions.


    Permissions, licenses, and administrative acts
    • Assistance for clients regarding permission requests and administrative licenses;

    • Representation of clients before public authorities concerning administrative acts.

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