Regulators have been stepping up enforcement of competition laws in Brazil. Running afoul of the laws can have serious consequences. Executives, as well as companies, can face criminal charges, and fines can be as much as 30 percent of a company’s annual earnings. For Brazilian companies doing business abroad, cross-border transactions are complicated by the different competition policies worldwide.
Trench, Rossi e Watanabe can help you play and win by the rules. They have been active in antitrust law in Brazil since 1991 when the Secretariat of Economic Law of the Ministry of Justice was created. Their lawyers have advised on more than 350 merger control cases in the country, including some of the most complex. They can defend your interests if you are investigated or protect your business against unfair competition.