DEQ routinely acts in international business transactions and disputes that demand an understanding of different laws, cultures and languages. Our team’s knowledge of foreign legal systems is unique, with on the ground experience both in Brazil and abroad. Our lawyers have acted in matters relating to foreign direct investment in Brazil, Europe, Latin America and Oceania.

Among others, we note the following matters:

Acting as expert witnesses in foreign courts and arbitration proceedings
Acting as experts in Brazilian law in a variety of high profile cases such as Parmalat, Sadia (BR Foods) and Aracruz (Fibria) class actions in the US, as well as in court disputes and arbitrations in England and Australia.
Acting for lead plaintiffs in US class actions
Acting against large Brazilian corporations for the lead plaintiffs in class actions in the US regarding breaches of the Securities Exchange Act; acting in complex service-of-process procedures (letters rogatory), in the preparation of strategies, and carrying out discovery and evidence gathering in Brazil. We acted for the plaintiffs in the class actions against Parmalat, Sadia (now BR Foods), Aracruz (now Fibria), Banco Bradesco, Apple and for the largest opt outs in the class action against Petrobras.

Complex cross-jurisdictional succession and probate matters
Acting in complex succession and probate matters involving clients and assets in multiple jurisdictions including Germany, Australia, Greece and Brazil.