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Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados (CMT) has been consistently recognized as one of the most solid and prominent law firms in South Brazil. Its team is comprised of carefully selected professionals who are held to perform at the highest level and provide advice at an international standard. CMT's lawyers have extensive experience dealing with complex transactions, providing in depth expertise in the firm’s core areas of practice.

CMT provides legal services to a range of clients operating in the agribusiness sector, especially those involved in agricultural equipment and machinery industry, commodities and financial services to rural producers. The firm’s origin in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a stronghold of the Brazilian agribusiness sector, has helped CMT’s lawyers to develop an understanding of this particular field. The team has the legal tools required to offer solutions to an industry that is evolving rapidly in Brazil, as a result of the boom on the demand side of emerging markets, especially in the fields of renewable energies, green soy, rice, wheat, grapes, barley as well as beef, poultry and pig farming.

Litigation and Arbitration
CMT is highly regarded for its practice in dispute resolution and renowned for its experience in assisting local and foreign clients in strategic court litigation as well as in arbitration. The firm regularly acts on behalf of clients in arbitration proceedings and partner Luciano Timm has built a strong reputation as an arbitrator.

Commercial Agreements
CMT is recognized for its expertise in drafting and negotiating complex business agreements. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge in the areas of commercial distribution, agency and franchising agreements, service contracts, and turnkey contracts in general, especially in an international context.

CMT routinely deals with international business operations which involve and demand an understanding of different laws, cultures and languages. Our team’s knowledge of foreign legal systems is unique, with lawyers licensed to practice in Brazil and in foreign jurisdictions. Our lawyers have experience in providing legal assistance in relation to foreign direct investment in Brazil, Europe, Latin America and Oceania.

Corporate Law / M&A
CMT is recognized for its practical legal solutions in corporate matters and relies on its wide-ranging experience in complex transactions involving corporate structuring and corporate disputes.

CMT works to minimize the risks and liability exposure of its clients. The team is creative and practical in its approach to solving our client’s employment-related problems.

Tax and Customs
CMT’s team is highly experienced in the provision of taxation advice to entities and high net-worth individuals. We offer objective, creative and realistic solutions, both in tax planning and tax litigation, as well as in structuring international agreements involving tax regulations in different jurisdictions.

Administrative Law
CMT’s team regularly deals with operations and disputes involving administrative law matters, including tender procedures, authorizations and licensing. The firm also acts in regulatory matters, especially in competition cases before CADE (Brazil’s Competition Body) and other government authorities.

Main Practice Areas

Administrative Law
Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Reorganization
Business, Commercial & Corporate Law
Competition Law
Corporate Governance
Cross-Border Transactions
Distribution Law
Employment & Labor
Environmental Law
Financing Transactions
Land Use and Real Property
Mergers & Acquisitions


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