2 THE FIRM Founded and composed of multidisciplinary professionals, Catta-Preta & Salomão Advogados is a specialized and innovative firm. The main office is located in Curitiba, with branches in São Paulo, Brasília and Itajaí. Electing ethics, quality, celerity and honesty as cornerstones in providing legal support, the Firm provides service to companies in Brazil and abroad, customizing solutions. Introduced into a new context of Brazilian and International advocacy, the Firm developed differentiated service, focused on proximity to the client and extensive knowledge of the client s profile and operations in business. Sharing the ideal of netweaving, the projects and cases developed to support and assist our clients are treated as partnerships to be cultivated. Thus, focused on the excellence of the solutions and results proposed, the Firm is fully dedicated to seeking fast and practical alternatives to our clients. In addition to legal advocacy, the Firm also engages in non-profit causes, with volunteer activities and participation in social organizations.
3 STAFF The Firm is composed of polyvalent members, with practical experience and business knowledge. Aiming to meet the new demands of the international market and the new feature of Brazilian and Latin American markets, our team is in constant update and learning by attending national and international courses and events. Besides the law, our members have alternative academic education, which includes: Economy International Relations International Trade Accounting Besides their contribution in the Firm, our members are also professors, lecturers or minister training courses in their areas of practice. For those who already understand that the world is increasingly complex and very dynamic, this tends to make all the difference. clients. Our team s profile allows flexibility and customization to projects and cases developed with our The Firm is specialized in solutions for international trade. Our members have extensive international experience, with focus on the new tendencies of the world market. Seeking to provide the best quality service, with specificity and agility, our members are grouped into dedicated teams, enabling more proximity to our clients.
4 MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE The purpose pursued through Law is to fulfill people, human beings. And we have always believed that the fulfillment of citizens all around the world would not become real without the important contribution made by business activity. We stand for a corporate world that thrives and in which people will feel and be fulfilled. Our growth has always been sustained and tuned to the needs of our clients and does not hold an end in itself. Long before that, our goal is always focused in the growth and the defense of interests of the companies and persons we represent. We have determined as a principle that we shall cooperate with all that we can and know in the best way possible. Among the areas of practice of the Firm, our expertise includes: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CUSTOMS LAW AND REGULATIONS CONTRACT LAW TAX LAW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CORPORATE LAW
5 CUSTOMIZED SERVICE The customized and incisive approach to the real needs of our clients is an outstanding characteristic of the Firm. Each situation, idea, possibility, problem or opportunity brought by our clients is closely analyzed, considering the objectives and structure of the company. Among the performed customized services, we provide the following: Opening and ongoing support for implementation of trade defense measures WTO based antidumping, subsides and countervailing measures (Un) fair competition research Support on international negotiations Structuring international corporate operations Negotiating, drafting and reviewing of international contracts Classification of goods and services according to HS; Tax Planning/Structuring (including international operation) Import and Export Tax benefits and refund HS Code exceptions/extensions Support on customs operations: Licensing; Customs valuation; Special customs regimes; Special customs procedures (SAPEA, IN RFB 1.169, IN RFB 228), including Notice of Infractions; International investments Foreign investments in Brazil Brazilian investments abroad Corporate (re)structuring and planning Establishment/Transfer of business (legal entities and societies) in Brazil and abroad; Due diligence; Off-shores, Joint-Venture; Holdings, Finances, Royalties, etc.; Merger and Acquisition; Reorganization and bankruptcy; Support on International Property (royalties, trademarks, patents, licenses, transference of technology) Application for and Structuring of Private Customs Cargo Terminals Customized legal advice
6 INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT STAFF LEADER MS. MARIA EUGENIA PADOAN CATTA-PRETA SENIOR PARTNER ATTORNEY Contact Information Skype: mepcp85 Linkedin: Direct Phone: Academic Background Postgraduate Degree in Law, Logistics and International Business Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Law Law School Degree at Faculdade de Direito de Curitiba International Relations Degree at Faculdades Integradas Curitiba (Award for best student in the class of 2006) Professional Experience Structuring and coordinating corporate operations, including startup, transfer (national and international), tax planning, suits; Execution and support for international trade operations (import and export of goods and services); (Re)Structuring international departments, including customs operations, commercial negotiations, contracts, logistics; Negotiating, drafting and reviewing domestic and international commercial/corporate contracts; Support on customs procedures, investigations and suits; Support for visa procedures in Brazil and abroad; Legal advice in corporate law. Memberships Member of International Law Comission at OAB-PR (Brazilian Bar Association in the State of Paraná) Member of CITBA Customs and International Trade Bar Association, USA Member of ABRADAMA Associação Brasileira de Direito Aduaneiro, Marítimo e Aeronáutico International Experience: North America, Latin America, India, China, Western Europe. Languages: English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, French.