Trench Rossi e Watanabe is one of the largest law firms in Brazil and placed among the top-ranking in nearly all areas of practice. We bring to bear expansive cross-border capabilities and half a century of experience advising on all aspects of complex, pioneering deals. With approximately 250 practicioners in the key cities of São Paulo, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, we can steer you with knowledge and confidence through Brazil’s laws, legal systems and unique business practices.
São Paulo. Our approximately 150 lawyers in Brazil’s corporate and industrial center deliver multidisciplinary legal services and sector insight to help clients anticipate and manage all legal issues.
Rio de Janeiro. We can advise on all legal areas and have focused capabilities and experience in infrastructure, oil and gas, naval industry, mining and insurance.
Brasília. Close to the Supreme Court and regulators, our lawyers are on the ground and actively involved in a wide range of
regulatory issues, antitrust and competition matters, and high-level litigation.
Porto Alegre. With a strong focus on Southern Region of Brazil, our lawyers work with several industries, with a special emphasis on agribusiness, automotive industry and manufacture.
Trench Rossi Watanabe offers clients access to a global perspective through its strategic cooperation agreement with the firm
Baker McKenzie – one of the most extensive and solid networks of the legal market. This cooperation gives us the opportunity to develop projects collaboratively, with lawyers with extensive knowledge in various jurisdictions, providing the service that our customers need, wherever it may be. Always seeking to be ready for the economic challenges of the new century, Baker McKenzie has deep expertise and market knowledge, with more than 4,000 lawyers spread across 78 offices worldwide. Its widespread presence brings a global way of thinking, working and acting.
For more than 20 years, Ordinance No. 802/1998 (“Ordinance No. 802/1998”), issued by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, used to regulate the distribution of pharmaceutical products in Brazil. Needless to say that such rule, although very extensive, became outdated and stopped reflecting the dynamics and needs of those involved in the drugs supply chain. For this reason and for a period of more than two years, the update of Ordinance No. 802/1998 was discussed by the Brazilian National Health…
Biosimilars & biologics in Brazil – a comprehensive legal overview. Prepared in association with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe one of Brazil’s most prestigious law firms, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Brazil, which can be purchased for USD 99, here. 1. Are biosimilar medicines considered the same as generic medicines in your country? No, a biosimilar drug is not considered to be the same as a generic drug. There are specific rules governing generic and similar drugs, and they…
Want to know more about localization in Brazil? Read on! Prepared in association with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe one of Brazil’s most prestigious law firms, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Brazil, which can be purchased for USD 99, here. 1. Are there any rules or regulations requiring and/or encouraging localization in your country? What is the legal framework defining these localization rules and policies? Yes, there are rules encouraging localization in Brazil, such as the Federal Law No.…