Venture Capital

Venture Capital

We support early and growth stage transactions, applying the expertise we have acquired in many of the most important transactions in Brazil. Our services encompass legal and strategic support for highly scalable startups, including implementing their MVPs and business plans, as well as investment and divestment rounds in different series and other structures necessary for their economic development. Conscious of how important entrepreneurship is for economic and social development, we collaborate with a series of different institutional and academic initiatives to improve the innovative field of venture capital.

Our multidisciplinary team is focused on serving both investors and investee companies with the dynamism and agility that the industry requires

Our main services

We provide legal and strategic support for highly scalable startups in terms of their corporate structure and the structuring and implementation of their MVPs and business plans, in addition to advising on investment rounds and strategic exits in different series and necessary structures according to their stage of development.

We assist with preparing and negotiating memoranda of understanding, term sheets, convertible loans, investment and shareholder agreements, and corporate reorganizations, including in regard to internationalizing corporate structures and business activities.

With the support of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Intellectual Property practices, we advise startups on specific plans for stock options and other incentive mechanisms. We also advise on asset protection and provide general consulting for information technology, data protection and cyber risk management.

We assist with designing and implementing local and international investment structures. As such, we advise some of Brazil’s most active venture capital funds on regulatory concerns, as well as on their investments and conducting strategic exits.

We provide advice to various economic sectors, including on structuring of innovation hubs, acceleration programs and investment vehicles in startups and innovation, as well as support with forming partnerships and joint ventures.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Brazil – Venture Capital (2023);​

Chambers Brazil – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2023);​

Chambers Brazil – Capital Markets (2012 – 2023);

Chambers Global – Banking & Finance (2003 – 2024);​

Chambers Global – Capital Markets (2008 – 2024);​

Chambers Global – Investment Funds (2021 – 2024);

Latin Finance – Law Firm of the Year (2022);​

Latin Finance – Private Equity of the Year: Stonepeak’s acquisition of Lumen’s Latin American operations (2022);​

Latin Finance – IPO of the Year: Nubank – USD 2.6 billion (2022);​

Latin Finance – IPO of the Year: Rede D’Or – BRL 11.4 billion (2021);​

Latin Finance – Best Law Firm of the Year: Brazil (2020);                                         ​

Latin Finance – Atlantic Renováveis-CGN-Actis Fund (2019);​

Latin Finance – Excellence in Capital Markets Services by a Latin America Law Firm (2018);

Latin Lawyer 250​ – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2024);​

Latin Lawyer 250​ – Capital Markets (2012 – 2024);​

Latin Lawyer 250​ – Private Equity (2012 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250​ – Private Equity Deal of the Year​: Multiple firms steer Lumen’s USD 2.7 billion LatAm business sale (2023);

IFLR 1000 – Banking (2012 – 2023)​;​

IFLR 1000 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2023)​;​

IFLR 1000 – Investment Funds (2022 – 2023);​

IFLR 1000 – Private Equity (2012 – 2023)​​;

The Legal 500 – Venture Capital (2024);​

The Legal 500 – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2024);​

The Legal 500 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2024).

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