Startup Hub

Startup Hub

Souto Correa is committed to helping entrepreneurs, accelerators, and investors to unravel the legal particularities of their businesses so as to contribute to the development of the startup ecosystem in Brazil.  Our team provides full-service counseling to startups from the broadest range of segments, which includes consultancy, planning and risk mitigation in the areas of corporate, tax, intellectual property, labor, and consumer law.

The Startup Hub encompasses our entrepreneurial spirit and provides flexibility in developing alternative ways of charging for the legal services provided.

Our practice includes handling key issues from early-stage startups to unicorns, which comprise trademark registration, assistance in contract review, analysis of tax impacts arising from foreign investment and analysis of the best corporate and tax structure from a national and international perspective, tax aspects involving technology transfer and legal counseling in conflicts involving intellectual property assets.

Recent Representations

  • Consultancy to an investment crowdfunding platform;
  • Incorporation of an Interpersonal Loan Company (SEP);
  • Incorporation of a Direct Credit Company (SCD) to operate jointly with FDICs of the same group, which includes securing the operating authorization from the Brazilian Central Bank (BACEN);
  • Counseling to a fintech on tax and regulatory matters;
  • Counseling to a fintech in cashback business line;
  • Counseling on crypto-active exchange;
  • Counseling on real estate token structure    
  • Representation in a cross-border acquisition of an exchange-as-a-service startup for digital assets such as tokens and cryptocurrencies;
  • Representation of investors in an investment round (Series A) valued at BRL 100 million;
  • Representation in a sale of an EdTech to a private bank;
  • Counseling on a negotiation of terms and conditions (including drafting a memorandum of understanding and any other necessary agreements) to launch a new type of fully digital capitalization bond, featuring the brand of a Brazilian soccer team;
  • Counseling to an investor in the negotiation and execution of a convertible loan agreement signed with partners of a digital media company;
  • Counseling to a health software developer in negotiating a supply agreement with a multinational company that provides digital solutions for hospitals;
  • Counseling to a startup company on corporate and tax structure at international and national levels;
  • Review and drafting of privacy policies and terms of use; Management of patent and trademark portfolios in Brazil and in other countries for a number of startups;
  • Legal counseling on the adaptation to the General Law of Personal Data Protection (LGPD) and consultancy on privacy and data protection matters.


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