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Driving Innovation in the Financial Sector

In the dynamic and highly regulated payment methods sector, legal expertise is crucial for the success of companies aiming to operate securely, efficiently, and innovatively. 

Our team possesses in-depth knowledge of regulations related to these services, providing precise and up-to-date guidance to assist your institution in making strategic decisions. We are prepared to support our clients in their expansion and compliance goals.

We work closely with national and foreign entities in the payment sector, addressing each challenge from an innovative and strategic perspective, ensuring that the specific needs of each client are met with excellence. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Collaboration with national and foreign entities in the sector, such as issuers, acquirers, banks, eFX service providers, retailers, e-commerce agents, gateways, general payment service providers, facilitators, and other industry agents
  • Specific expertise in payment methods for employee benefits, toll vouchers, electronic freight payment systems (IPEFs), and fixed-odds sports betting
  • 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 (AML), know your customer (KYC), and cybersecurity policies
  • Structuring compliance programs
  • Customized training on regulatory topics
  • Handling of punitive administrative proceedings and authorizations with the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB)
  • Preparation of comments on public consultations
  • Crisis management related to regulatory and market aspects
  • Preparation of memos, legal opinions, and audit reports
  • 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:

"FAS's team is always ready to address demands and is updated 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

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