We believe in a collaborative and innovative work model that provides personalized service to our clients, most of whom are for-profit and non-profit supporting entities of educational institutions, including private companies, associations, foundations and investors who wish to understand the specific characteristics of this highly regulated market. Our expertise comprise issues involving onsite and distance learning education (EAD), from K-12 to higher education.

Our main goal is helping our clients in all stages of corporate decision-making, as well as interact on behalf of them with regulatory entities’, especially the Ministry of Education (MEC), in the context of administrative proceedings or supporting in public hearings and public consultations regarding new legal frameworks. In addition to that scope, we assist our clients in investigations before MEC, punitive administrative proceedings, civil inquiries and lawsuits involving educational matters.

We are the only full-service firm in Brazil with highly specialized professionals in the education sector

Our main services

We assist with the authorization and recognition of face-to-face and EAD courses at basic, higher and technological education institutions.

We provide full assistance for our clients interested in participating in public notices for opening new medical courses within the context of Brazil’s ‘Mais Médicos’ program.

We advise on public procurements for the acquisition of educational materials or services, teaching systems, and related items, as well as on any related administrative proceedings, including before State and Federal Court of Auditors.

We advise private educational institutions in all aspects involving the negotiation of agreements with public entities, such as cooperation agreements and administrative contracts, especially the ones involving internship for the students enrolled with educational institutions or for the use of public infrastructure for educational activities.

We assist our clients in examining regulatory risks for informing corporate and operational decisions in the context of new business models, product design, changes in the combination of onsite and online content, corporate reorganizations, shutting down courses or campuses.

We examine and draft bills that may be submitted to the House of Representatives, Senate or State Assemblies, as well as regulations involving regulatory entities, such as the Ministry of Education, National Education Council, Secretariat for Regulation and Supervision of Higher Education, State Departments of Education and State Education Councils.

We examine all applicable requirements for revalidating diplomas, assist in the submission of the respective requirements and monitor the correspondent proceedings, whether involving revalidation of undergraduate diplomas or recognizing postgraduate ones.

We assist our clients to identify failures to cope with the applicable regulations and regularizing medical and multi-professional residency programs in the healthcare sector with the Brazilian Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Secretariat (SESu).

We represent our clients in administrative proceedings initiated by the Brazilian Education Development Fund (FNDE) and the Brazilian Ministry of Education’s Regulation and Supervision Secretariat (SERES) and Higher Education Secretariat (SESu).

We assist educational institutions to assess peculiarities of the legal and regulatory framework of social programs involving public funding, including the University for All Program (Prouni) and the Brazilian Student Financing Fund (FIES). We also represent our clients in administrative proceedings and lawsuits involving the theme.

We provide risk assessment, advise and represent our clients in lawsuits discussing the regulatory framework of the activity and its’ interaction with consumer law, particularly in the context of class actions.

We advise non-profit and for-profit institutions in capital markets, finance and M&A operations.

Advice in drafting and negotiation of agreements involving the whole supply chain of educational activity.

Análise Advocacia – Education (2021 – 2023);

Chambers Brazil – Education (2022 – 2023).

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