Souto Correa’s Contracts practice area encompasses national and international contracts, with full legal counseling to domestic and international clients in all phases of the process, from negotiation to drafting, review and discussion of contractual matters, both in court and in arbitration. The department provides counseling on drafting choice of court and arbitration clauses, negotiation of guarantees, review of penalties for breach and effects of contract termination, and recommendation of best practices to minimize the risk of liabilities for the contract term.
The professionals in our team have wide experience with cooperation contracts in many legal formats to facilitate the flow of goods and services, including distribution, commercial concession, commercial representation or agency, and franchising.
Our team also has relevant experience in infrastructure contracts, such as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreements, which includes counseling in negotiating any claims arising from such transactions. The area’s experience also includes consultancy in supply agreements, service agreements, transportation and logistics agreements, technology, confidentiality agreements, certificates of indebtedness and renegotiations.
- Drafting and reviewing EPC agreements for the execution of infrastructure works for the implementation of a thermoelectric power plant, as well as formalizing and negotiating contractual claims arising from the execution of this model of agreement;
- Review of agency and sales representation agreement models, possible terminations, review of practices, drafting of handbooks, and training contract managers for clients in the footwear, machinery and equipment, consumer goods, and electronics industries, both in Brazil and in other countries;
- Assessment of requirements for importing and selling products in Brazil by a foreign electronic equipment manufacturer, as well as drafting contractual instruments for the purchase and sale of these products;
- Review of certificate of indebtedness with collateral and fiduciary guarantees in an amount exceeding BRL 300 million involving companies in the real estate sector.