Belgian – Brazilian Business Seminar
Thursday 19th March 2015
Targeted audience: Companies with filial in Brazil
Companies developing activities in Brazil
Companies in prospection phase (seeking local partners)
Abstract: The seminar will give a practical and legal overview of the usual types of business/contractual arrangements with a Brazilian partner, including services, agency, representation and distribution agreements between a Belgium based company and a Brazilian company, as well as joint ventures between Belgium companies and local or foreign partners in Brazil.
10h00 - Introduction. In a Brazil in crisis, what are the opportunities?
10h15 - How to find a local partner? Practical advices
By Mr Kurt Hammeuw, Managing Partner of Ponteaz. Kurt started to work in Brazil as General Manager Latin-America for Guardian Industries Corporation. He settled there a glass factory for AGC and stayed as supply chain manager for several years. Now, as Managing partner of Ponteaz, he is in charge of the internationalization in Brazil of a portfolio of Belgian companies. Closing deals with Brazilian partners is his daily life.
10h45 - Coffee break
11h00 - The different types of collaboration with Brazilian partners and related issues to be aware of, such as required authority approvals and other
By Mr. Marcio Dias Soares, Partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Mattos Filho, one of the leading Brazilian law firms, regularly advises both domestic and foreign clients with respect to various areas of law, including corporate/M&A, tax, financing, capital market, antitrust, amongst others.
Ms. Rita Motta, from Latham & Watkins LLP in Brussels. Latham & Watkins is a full-service international law firm with 33 offices around the world. Latham’s Latin America Group has deep expertise in Brazil and other countries in the region to assist clients in relation to antitrust, M&A, capital markets, privatizations, dispute resolution, project finance and other matters
11h50 - Conclusion, Q&A
12h15 - Lunch sandwich/Networking
Organization: BRASCAM, Belgian-Brazilian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and BECI, Chamber of Commerce of Brussels.
With the support of the Brazilian Embassy to Belgium, Agoria, AWEX, BIE and FIT Agency.
Venue: BRASCAM, Avenue Louise/Louizalaan 500, 1050 Brussels
Language: ENG. Q&A in NL, FR and PT
Fees: BRASCAM, AGORIA and BECI members: 40 € + VAT* 8,4 = 48,4 €
Non members: 80 € +VAT *16,8 = 96,8 €
* VAT is applicable only for Belgian residents, Belgian companies and foreign individual residents.
Invitation in PDF here.