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Banking and Finance

Strategic partnership for complex challenges

Our expertise in banking law is distinguished by a commitment to the highest quality, sophistication, and precision in seeking customized solutions, both in domestic operations and multi-jurisdictional contexts. 

We have an organizational structure widely recognized for its technical accuracy and deep market knowledge, known for its distinctive processes and exceptional efficiency. Our team is highly skilled in handling complex banking operations, both cross-border and domestic, covering structured transactions and restructuring. 

Our approach is built on long-term partnerships with our clients, allowing us to gain in-depth knowledge of their businesses. This enables us to provide effective and personalized responses even in the face of the most complex challenges. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Analysis, structuring, and adaptation of financial products and services
  • General financial transactions, including structured operations and securitization
  • Mergers and acquisitions of regulated institutions
  • Preparation of policies, such as anti-money laundering, know your customer (KYC), and cybersecurity policies
  • Structuring compliance programs
  • Customized training on regulatory topics
  • Conducting punitive administrative proceedings and authorization processes with the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB), the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the Council of the National Financial System Resources, and self-regulatory entities such as ANBIMA and BSM Market Supervision
  • Preparation of comments on public consultations by the BCB and CVM
  • Crisis management related to regulatory and market aspects
  • Preparation of memos, legal opinions, and audit reports on general financial regulation issues, including foreign exchange, derivatives, payment methods, and cryptocurrencies in general
  • Preparation of legal opinions in judicial processes
  • Advisory on regulatory issues related to Open Finance and the Central Bank's instant payment arrangement (Pix)

What clients say:

"The FAS team is always ready to meet demands and is up to date with legislative and regulatory changes in Brazil and abroad."

"They possess extensive legal knowledge and client dedication, providing quick and accurate responses." 

Source: Chambers and Partners

"FAS Advogados has a highly qualified team that has worked brilliantly with Brazilian regulators in the area of banks and fintechs."

Source: Legal 500

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Legal expertise aligned with the future of the economy . To meet the demands of the Fintech ecosystem, a mul­tidiscip­lin­ary knowledge is required,
In the dynamic and highly regulated payment methods sector, legal expertise is crucial for the success of companies aiming to operate securely, effici

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