Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Legal Representation for Today’s Digital Economy

Despite its most recent political and economic crisis, Brazil’s information technology sector has continued its steady expansion. In fact, its rapid growth (9.2%) even surpassed the sector’s world average (5.6%) in 2015.

According to the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) in partnership with IDC Brasil, the country leads Latin America in investments in hardware, software and services (US$59.9 billion).

Growth of the software service market in Brazil in 2015
US$ 33.4 bi
Total hardware service sales during the same year

Almeida Advogados’ highly-experienced attorneys advise Brazilian and foreign clients alike on structuring businesses, products and services in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector, including:

  • Managing and advising on administrative and judicial proceedings, while actively assisting clients to define strategies and seek conflict resolution;

  • Counseling on regulatory matters related to the technology, media and telecommunications sector, particularly in accordance with the rules of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) and the Central Bank of Brazil;

  • Drafting and negotiating software development and licensing agreements, OTT services, payment methods (issuance, processing and management) and other documents for use in the technology, media and telecommunications sector;

  • Providing specialized tax advice, with particular emphasis on tax planning for clients participating in the digital economy;

  • Offering specialized labor-related advice for clients in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors;

  • Counseling on the means of protecting clients’ intellectual assets, including trademarks, software and domain names;

  • Providing specialized advice on technological services, such as streaming, social media, online payment platforms and cloud computing;

  • Advising on matters related to privacy, information security and personal data, as applied to the technology, media and telecommunications sector;

  • Offering representation in defense of clients’ interests before Brazil’s executive and legislative branches on matters related to the technology, media and telecommunications sector;

  • Assisting with public contracting matters in the technology, media and telecommunications sector;

  • Advising Brazilian and foreign clients on their contact and interaction with government authorities responsible for regulating the technology, media and telecommunications sector.

  • Drafting and reviewing terms of use and privacy policies.

  • Assisting with preventing and managing data leakage security incidents.

  • Advising foreign clients on adapting global data protection and privacy policies for use in a Brazilian context.

  • Counseling foreign clients on the best means of processing and transferring data.

  • Drafting and implementing corporate policies and special procedures, including monitoring policies, use of IT resources, social media and retention of information.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
Infrastructure and Project Finance
Labor, Employment and Social Security
Technology, Media and Telecommunications