Brazil is the seventh largest global economy and the fourth largest country in the world, with its large territory and population, the country has some great opportunities for investment. Major industries include iron and steel production, automobile assembly, petroleum processing, chemicals production, and cement making. Technologically based industries have also seen rapid growth in the region over recent years.

São Paulo is its largest city and the main business and finance centre. Gowling WLG has established relationships with many of the major Brazilian law firms, and has acted for the Federal Republic of Brazil and the City of São Paulo since 2005 on the long running corruption and asset recovery case against the City of São Paulo's former Mayor, Paulo Maluf.

The firm has also acted for a number of other high value fraud related matters and will be available to help service clients, and local law firms and their clients, outside of Brazil.

Gowling WLG has an office presence in São Paulo in co-operation with local, independent law firm, Duarte Forssell Advogados. The firm specializes in highly complex litigation, international asset recovery and transnational insolvency.

Our professionals have over 15 years of experience in complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and transactions involving Brazil. To find out more, please contact Andrew Witts.