Tailored solutions for the innovation ecosystem
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.
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.
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.
The Labour team is not only responsible for labour counseling, but also for representing clients on Courts, lawsuits and administrative proceedings related to labour issues. Our team aims to mitigate legal risks and assists on decisions regarding matters as employment issues and compliance, as well as works along with other practice areas to provide complete solutions for the clients, including the elaboration of stock option plans and contracts in general.
The Lean Law and Design core is directed towards innovative projects that require both multidisciplinary knowledge and the ability to deal with complexity and uncertainty. Thus, our professionals implement Lean techniques in order to deliver results based on what we call Lean Law: focused on adding value through a systemic analysis on the clients’ needs, thereby removing waste such as unnecessary legal formalisms and regulatory barriers.
The Technology Contracts team meets the progressively digital demands of new human relationships. The practice seeks to deepen the technical expertise of documents that require skills such as dynamism, modernity, innovation and, of course, technology.
The Data Privacy area was built to provide legal advice on matters involving cybersecurity regulation applied to digital technologies in the international context, especially focused on projects regarding the application of data privacy standards rules.
The IP core operates on counseling, litigation (administrative and judicial spheres) and contractual domain regarding Intellectual Property matters such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names, softwares, legal marketing, franchising, entertainment and related areas.
We offer several legal solutions when it comes to cases in which there is no way other than judicialization. Working on a wide range of matters related to civil and corporate law, we seek the conflict resolution on many practice areas such as digital law, corporate law and IP, as well as civil property and non-property issues.
Our M&A practice advise on several matters related to the corporate world such as corporate restructuring, new companies establishment issues, shareholders and investors agreements, as well as is responsible for providing legal support both on mergers & acquisitions and fundraising on Venture Capital operations.
Cannabiz.law offers specialized and uncomplicated counseling on several fronts in the cannabis sector: since guiding the development of your project to market analysis, assisting in the process of decision making and definition of strategies, to even dealing directly with Anvisa.
That is how we call our legal actuation thesis.
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.
How do we do it?
Fcmlaw operates through agile and innovative methodologies with original frameworks based on Legal Design.
Here, Law talks to Design and Technology!
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?
LLM em Corporate Law
Doutorando/Mestre em Propriedade Intelectual
Mentor de Startups e Palestrante Internacional
Representante brasileiro - YLAI 2018
Gestor da banca contenciosa no Fcmlaw
(Litigation for tech companies)
Especialista em Direito Imobiliário
Especialista em Prevenção de Crimes Cibernéticos
com foco no consumidor
Pioneiro no uso de Visual Law
em peças judiciais no Brasil
(fundador da Legalhack)
MBA em Gestão Financeira,
Auditoria e Controladoria
Mentor de Startups
BNDES Garagem, Founder Institute)
Doutor em Direito
Pós-doutorado em Blockchain
e Políticas Públicas
(University of Southern California)
Certified Project Manager
(Universidade da Califórnia)
Pós graduado em Direito Corporativo - LLM
Membro da Comissão sobre os Aspectos Jurídicos
do Empreendedorismo e das Startups da OAB/RJ
Management Program for Lawyers
Especialista Direito Digital e Startups
"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."