Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez
Headquarters Brasília, Brazil
Date Founded 1990
Major Practice Areas Constitutional Law, Taxation, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Social Security Law, Mining Law and Civil Law.

“Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” is a Brazilian law firm established in 1990 in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. From the very beginning, the firm has been deeply committed to its clients, always seeking for the greatest outcomes through ethical principles and transparency. The firm objects to distinguish itself by providing its clients safe guidance and personal attention. The law firm “Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” has a solid experience in dealing with legal procedures towards the various Courts in Brazil. Its lawyers are well oriented in order to provide legal assistance in both judicial and extrajudicial matters within the Brazilian jurisdiction. Furthermore, the law firm has a strong knowledge in acting as “amicus curiae” on matters submitted to trial in the Superior Courts of Brazil -­‐ as the cases of repetitive petitions and general repercussion. The firm also acts as a legal correspondent, in Brasília, of many law firms and of the legal department of various companies from the several localities in Brazil. “Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” has its legal practice outlined by the following branches of activities: Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Social Security Law, Mining Law and Civil Law. In addition, the most expressive clients that draft its performance within the Brazilian legal system are as the sectors that succeed: construction companies, public sanitation, financial institution, steel mill, food, beverage industries, animal feed, sugar and alcohol fuel industries, data processing companies, petroleum industries, environmental engineering, collective transportation and mining.

Areas of Practice

Constitutional Law

The law firm acts, primarily, on topics related to the Constitutional Law. The firm’s lawyers promote the issuance of legal opinions and advices, especially as a preventive matter. The firm aims to guideline strategies towards the ongoing proceedings in accordance to the current jurisprudence and determinations of the Supreme Court of Brazil, as well as to provide legal services from any constitutional nature to its clients.

Tax Law

The firm elaborates anticipatory legal advices, as well as any further consultation towards federal and local tax matters. It provides legal defence in tax audits and supports, with distinction, any administrative or legal proceeding. Moreover, it acts in tax proceedings and tax and social security litigation, real estate and local taxation, corporate taxation, indirect tax recovery, social security consulting and special tax regimes.

Administrative Law

The law firm “Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” assists its clients in administrative litigation, including administrative impropriety, administrative contracts and licitation. It has its work, moreover, directed to the study of regulations, acts and laws issued by the various regulatory agencies resident in Brasília, in order to optimize the activities related to the products and services that are subject of the government inspection. Furthermore, the firm provides advices and monitors licitation procedures, administrative procedures of misconduct and public civil procedure.

Labor and Social Security Law

The firm assists its clients in labor and social security litigations in general. The firm’s main objectives are to provide preventive advises in order to outline further procedures and to provide its clients with the best outcomes towards its legal services. Moreover, the law firm “Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” deals with employment contracts, human resources, collective bargaining (collective transportation) and labor relations, dismissals and rearrangement, labor planning and revisions, arbitration and litigation, advisory services in judicial disputes, administrative and contentious proceedings (including sportive contentious labor proceedings).

Mining Law

The firm aims to provide its clients legal advice and advocacy in administrative and judicial proceedings towards the mining branch of law, specially royalties matters. It also aims to provide the assessment of companies towards the implementation of the existing legislation, mainly in order to obtain authorizations and concessions by the National Department of Mineral Production (DNMP).

Civil Law

“Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez” law firm provides a preventive consulting service in order to assist its clients towards the preparation of contracts (and their revision), general documents and agreements. It also supports its clients in negotiation conflicts by performing in these procedures and by concluding legal transactions. Yet, it offers advocacy services on the most general judicial proceedings, especially related to the Consumer Protection Law.

 Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Partners’ Profile

Fernanda Guimarães Hernandez LL.B, University of São Paulo, 1985 Doctor of Law, specialized in Tax Law, University of São Paulo, 2010 Postgraduate in Advocacy in the Higher Courts, Centro de Ensino Unificado de Brasília, 1986 Firm’s Partner since May 1990.

Luiz José Guimarães Falcão Career as a Labor Magistrate, from 1963 to 1995 Legal Magistrate of the Superior Labor Court, where he served as the Court’s President from 1991 to 1993 Lawyer since June 1995 Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, USA, presiding the Court over 1999 Firm’s Partner since April 2005.

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