PRACTICE AREAS

Our experience in Arbitration, whether ad hoc or in domestic and foreign chambers, allows us to offer tailored solutions to our clients in matters such as agreements, corporate, engineering, civil construction, real estate, energy, mining, technology, agribusiness, labor relations matters, among others.

The team acts in arbitration proceedings not only as lawyers, but also as arbitrators.

We advise our clients in the various aspects of Administrative Law, accompanying the development of their activity before the Government in all its scopes. We have a solid experience in monitoring bidding procedures, as well as defining models for public-private partnership, concession and public service permit projects.

We operate in an advisory and contentious scopes, including before the Federal and State Accounting Courts.

Our team is also able to manage the execution of public and private works and infrastructure agreements, promoting the interface of legal aspects with technical engineering issues, as well as assisting in the preparation of claims for the restoration of economic and financial balance.

Our performance in corporate law is marked by deep interaction with our clients. In the advisory scope, our services include the preparation of opinions, corporate agreements, shareholders and quotaholders agreements, incorporation of companies, advisory in corporate operations, due diligence and the performance in shareholders’ meetings or partners’ meetings.

Our work in M&A operations involves the drafting, review and negotiation of investment agreements, as well as equity interests or assets sale agreement and other related instruments. We also perform corporate and equity reorganization, including for succession planning purposes.

Performance in corporate litigation includes the representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, including the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Our practice in Corporate Law is recognized for having a strong capacity to offer solutions in strategic and highly complex subjects, through consulting and litigation, either in the first degree or before the State and Superior Courts.

We are able to advise on broad Corporate Law scope, including in the areas of Environmental Law, Civil Law, Real Estate Law, agreements in general and compliance programs.

We maintain a close relationship with our clients, knowing their business and assisting them in everyday business issues, agreement analysis and drafting, participation in periodic meetings, preparation of opinion, risk analysis for decision making, among other interfaces.

Restructuring and Bankruptcy are matters that require extensive knowledge and experience. Our performance over the years has ensured us a reputation that includes us among the leading corporate restructuring and recovery offices, as well as bankruptcy.

We work closely with external consultants who specialize in financial, managerial and operational matters.

We advise companies in crisis, in the restructuring of their operations and also in their liabilities, in various sectors of the economy such as heavy construction, energy, agribusiness, industry and commerce, among others.
We have expertise in advising both debtors and creditors in a consultative and contentious manner.

Our team has extensive experience advising financial institutions, as well as their shareholders and managers, on intervention, extrajudicial liquidation and ordinary liquidation procedures.

We operate in negotiations with creditors, representation before the Central Bank of Brazil and conducting administrative and judicial proceedings related to the matter.

In litigation, such performance covers the follow-up of liability actions filed against shareholders and managers, as well as other related demands.

Our labor law provides differentiated legal assistance in the advisory and litigation areas, with the work of a specialized professional team to address issues related to individual and collective labor law.

We have strong expertise in processes and strategic advice, as well as preventive guidance on compliance with labor law.

We operate in the judicial and administrative areas, with recognized expertise in leading and resolving matters of high relevance.

We are also prepared to act in arbitrations involving labor relations.

The Tax Law team acts preventively, guiding behavior, including those related to tax installments, identifying problems and suggesting the most efficient planning for our clients.

In the litigation, administrative or judicial area, we are prepared for the discussion and development of the most varied theses.

Our team also works with the other areas of the office, in operations such as corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), estate and succession planning and tax criminal proceedings.

Considering the interdisciplinary character of Economic Criminal Law, we act in an integrated manner with the other areas of the office, in conducting demands related to the investigation of crimes against the economic, tax, financial system and capital markets, environment, bidding, bankruptcy and judicial recovery, money laundering and public administration.

We follow the demands since its administrative phase before various public authorities, such as the Federal Attorney’s Office, environmental, tax and police agencies, Central Bank, Securities Commission (CVM) and Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).

Our attorneys, attentive to questions regarding the most varied branches of L, have a specific preparation to follow up on your reflexes in the criminal area, avoiding the emergence of demands or conducting their follow-up.

We also advise our clients on the design of compliance programs.

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Who we are

Founded in 1990, JASA – José Anchieta da Silva Law Firm – is headquartered in the capital of the State of Minas Gerais with branches in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, acting nationally and internationally through its partners, always with the same commitment that built its reputation. With outstanding performance in the area of Business Law, the law firm consolidated its work with companies of various segments and sizes.

What differentiates the services provided by the office is a preventive and tailored law style, seeking the best result for its clients. Our commitment to law has been a source of pride. On several occasions, the firm and its professionals have been recognized by renowned publications. The founding partner, José Anchieta da Silva, has been awarded several times by public and private entities for his professional, academic and philanthropic performance.

What we do

We are a comprehensive office, with Corporate Law as the core of its activity. JASA’s team of lawyers advises companies on resolving Arbitration, Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Recovery and Bankruptcy, Liquidation of Financial Institutions, Labor Law, Tax Law and Economic Criminal Law issues.

Our law firm supports and acts in pro bono law by providing services to various non-profit entities in the areas of health, culture, philanthropy, among others.