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International: Brazil

International: Brazil


Carlton Fields has a strong presence in Miami and  New York, two cities that have historically served as gateways for business with Brazil. Our team has a long-standing commitment to the Brazilian community in the United States, having helped a large number of Brazilian companies and individuals start and develop their U.S. activities. For our Brazilian clients who want to expand their reach beyond their traditional New York and Miami hubs, we also offer a fast-growing Los Angeles office to serve their needs and place them closer to new, non-traditional opportunities in the United States.

Our experience with the Brazilian markets is also appealing to U.S. companies and investment funds acquiring assets and developing activities in Brazil. Our attorneys have developed close relationships with the most prominent Brazilian law firms throughout the years, which helps us deliver value-added services to projects in the region.

The Brazil Desk is comprised of attorneys and professionals with strong credentials and experience. Fluent in Portuguese, they have extensive knowledge of, and familiarity with, the Brazilian legal, commercial, political, and cultural landscape. Our team includes an attorney with more than 30 years of experience assisting Brazilian investments into the United States, and an attorney with an extensive background handling cutting-edge cross-border transactions into Brazil for more than 15 years.



  • Assisted Chinese mining and steel group in acquisition of equity participation in Brazilian mining project and structured related off-take iron ore arrangement.
  • Assisted several U.S. private equity technology funds with acquisitions of Brazilian IT companies and assets and subsequent capital raising in the United States.
  • Assisted Brazilian mining company with improvement of vertical integration through the increase of its equity participation in steel plant project in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Assisted shareholders of Brazilian companies with the sale of their equity interests to foreign investors.
  • Assisted U.S. data center group and U.S. private equity fund in acquisition of Brazilian data center.
  • Represented Brazilian cargo airline regarding issuance of euro medium-term notes.
  • Represented Brazilian-owned consumer electronics company that manufactures and distributes throughout Latin America under license from major multinational company.
  • Represented Brazilian investors regarding the acquisition of hospitality assets in Florida.
  • Represented Brazilian advisors regarding formation of private investment funds and their domestic and offshore feeder funds.
  • Represented Brazilian banks regarding loans to U.S. companies operating in Brazil.

Our Team

Key Contacts

Robert B. Macaulay

Additional Members

Thomas F. Morante
Senior Counsel


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