Tailored solutions for the innovation ecosystem
Our professionals have solid experience and know-how to counsel companies, investors and stakeholders through potential legal issues of Venture Capital investments, from the term sheet to the exit.
We provide both legal advice and expertise through every stage of startups’ growth. Our activity is adapted to the New Economy and not only fits the pocket of an Early Stage but also holds the technical knowledge of Scale-Ups and Unicorns.
Innovative solutions for established companies in order to form close ties with the Technology & Innovation front, such as the elaboration of legal frameworks for Corporate Innovation.
Corporate structuring and restructuring and advising on investment (Private Equity and Venture Capital) and M&A (Buy Side & Sell Side) transactions. Startup Fundraising, Deal Flow creation for investments and Due Diligence.
Strategies for managing and protecting intellectual assets; IP Due Diligence; Trademark, software and patent registrations; Licensing and technological partnerships.
Advice for projects based on blockchain, cryptoassets, asset tokenization, collections and drops of NFTs, DeFi, DAOs and support for Web3 projects.
Compliance with national and international standards and strategic vision of the privacy program. Adaptation to GDPR and advice related to data protection and privacy.
Strategic planning solutions aimed at reducing the tax burden within a context of tax and fiscal governance and compliance. Tax advice on innovative projects and corporate transactions.
End-to-end legal advice. From the elaboration and review of commercial contracts, to the promotion of business and relationship building with strategic partners.
Dispute resolution with a business focus, observing extrajudicial and alternative methods of conflict resolution, in addition to litigation with sponsorship in legal proceedings.
Fcmlaw has different work verticals that make the delivery customized to what you need. With a multidisciplinary team, we are able to share solutions seen from different perspectives, adding much more value to your company's legal area.
We are focused on the existing legal challenges in the technology environment, assisting in relationships between investors, startups, stakeholders and other global players on the innovation ecosystem.
Fcmlaw operates through agile and innovative methodologies with original frameworks based on Legal Design.
Here, Law talks to Design and Technology!
Legal Design serves as a central user-focused approach, with Design assisting in creating more interesting legal solutions to mapped problems.
Lean Law helps in the structuring of an agile methodology that allows the creation of backlogs, definition of priorities and work based on sprints, in order to speed up and optimize deliveries and generate more value for customers.
Fcmlaw also uses technological tools and works in a squad format, with multidisciplinary and collaborative teams, which allows for greater assertiveness and efficiency in deliveries.
How much equity interest each shareholder has? What to expect in return? What happens if a shareholder leaves the company? What if he wants to sell his interest?
How can I relate to investors? How to raise funds to finance my growth?
What legal rights will my investors be able to claim?
How are the relationships with suppliers and partners formalized?
Are there contractual obligations assumed that should be highlighted?
What measures should I take to protect my brand?
How can I protect my product from being copied by competitors? Was my software developed under the licenses I properly have?
What are my users’ rights and obligations? Is my business subject to the Consumer Defense Code (CDC)?
How to adapt?
Which is the best contractual form of employee recruitment?
Is it subject to the Consolidation of Labour Laws (CLT)? May I use encouraging methods such as stock options plans and vesting contracts?
What is the corporate type of my startup? How is it going to be administrated? What are the main taxes I must pay?
Is my startup subject to government regulation? What are the regulatory opportunities and requirements? Are there government incentives available? How do I prepare my startup to be hired by the government?
How to attract investments from Silicon Valley? How to sell to other countries?
Litigation banking manager at Fcmlaw
(Litigation for tech companies)
Specialist in Real Estate Law (UNESA)
Pioneer in the use of Visual Law in court documents in Brazil
(founder of Legalhack)
"We have been with Fcmlaw for two years now and we recommend their service to everyone. More than a law firm, they are partners of our business. The team is highly qualified, the work is agile and the feeling is that we have a legion of great professionals ready to help us out at any time, with any issue. The team is awesome!"
"Faria, Cendão & Maia Advogados has been StartSe's partner firm for a few years, both for internal matters and for educational content involving Law and Technology. The firm stands out for knowing the startup ecosystem and being able to provide innovative services applying to the players’ reality of who are part of this scenario."
"To be a startup entrepreneur in the Bay Area is to be part of a very unique ecossystem. We have our way of getting things done, one that outsiders usually don’t get. We are fierce competitors, but also generous collaborators. We also avoid waste at all costs, we need fast and effective solutions. Fcmlaw gets that, that’s why thei’re Luma Health’s lawyers in Brazil."
"The great advantage of Fcmlaw is the level of interest they have in our business. In addition, they are always aligned with the digital trends and hold a disruptive way of operating, eliminating excessive bureaucracy and formalities present in more traditional offices."
The specialized attorney in legal advice for SMEs and startups, Fábio Cendão, from the Faria, Cendão & Maia office, states that it is important to document everything that is being negotiated and formalize any type of relationship, even if the business has not been created yet
“LegalHack is an excellent opportunity for those professionals, since it is essential to develop and to organize events which increasingly promote the integration of Law with Technology, as well as the emergence of new legaltechs”, explains Fábio Cendão, event organizer and partner of Faria, Cendão & Maia Advogados.
"Attorneys with a digital profile gain space in offices. The adoption of new technologies changes the working way and requires other professional skills...The trend of applying resources such as artificial intelligence (AI) or automatic data analysis in the verification of processes has gained substance and draws a new profile to the legal professional, which is demanded by increasingly digital clients and law firms."