Commercial Litigation in Brazil
Rua Lysímaco Ferreira da Costa, 80 Centro Cívico – Curitiba, Paraná, Curitiba
Hapner Kroetz Advogados was established in 1994 and currently has forty lawyers in its team, including five partners, broadening its practice throughout the years. Located in southern Brazil, the firm provides legal advice and represents domestic and foreign clients in issues regarding corporate and M&A, financing and investment, corporate restructuring, real estate, timberland investment, infrastructure and construction, antitrust, tax and labor law.
The litigation department at Hapner Kroetz is highly experienced and qualified. It has great a strong group of lawyers specialized on corporate, commercial, construction, consumer, tax and labor matters. It represents clients in all levels of Brazilian courts.
The firm also includes lawyers with international experience on commercial arbitrations and mediations in several jurisdictions. The members of the arbitration team are versed in the rules, procedures and cultural background of the leading arbitration and mediation institutions worldwide, such the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Center for Dispute Resolution, as well as the main institutions based in Brazil, including the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Arbitration Chamber of Fundação Getúlio Vargas and the Arbitration Center of Paraná Business Association.
Organized in four different areas of practice, – Corporate, Tax, Labor and Arbitration & Litigation -, Hapner Kroetz’s main clients are local and foreign investors and companies of a wide range of industries, such as agribusiness, automotive, chemical, construction, consumer goods, energy, pulp and paper, media and telecommunication, real estate development and investment management.
The firm has wide experience in the formation of companies, drafting of contracts and articles of incorporation, shareholders agreements and the formation of joint ventures. It also advises and represents shareholders in meetings and corporate disputes.
The staff at Hapner Kroetz is prepared to advise clients in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German.Show more +
Foreign investment, Litigation, Tax, Infrastructure, Commercial Contracts, Antitrust, Real Estate, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Finance and Insurance, Collection, Insolvency, Debt Recovery, Corporate Reorganization, Public Bidding and Contracts, Intellectual Property.
English, Spanish and German.
LLB from the School of Law at Universidade Federal do Paraná, (1982). Academy of American and International Law, organized by the Center for American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, USA (1997). Master of Laws degree from the School of Law at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1989).
Mr. Hapner represents national and international corporations of various sectors in all areas of civil law. He provides legal advice in the areas of corporate, tax and contract law, assisting in corporate operations, foreign investment and in the development of industrial projects. Mr. Hapner has experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and financial contracts, at the national and international levels, including those regulating the of sale of stock and industrial assets.
Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Paraná Chapter, since 1983. Professor of Commercial Law at the School of Law of Universidade Federal do Paraná. Member of the Union International des Avocats (UIA), Paris Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), London Member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Chicago Vice-President of the Parana Section of the Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados (CESA), 2006-2009.Show more +