The Current State of Doing Business in Brazil

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Kegler Brown

On Tuesday, August 22, join guest speaker Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho and Kegler Brown’s Global Business attorneys for a presentation and discussion on the current state of doing business in Brazil.

A partner at Brazilian law firm Peixoto & Cury, Rafael will provide an overview of Brazil and how its politics and economy are changing for the better. Using recent case studies featuring an Ohio company, he’ll discuss doing business and investing in Brazil, and will also give insight into the country’s education sector.

A panel discussion will follow with Rafael being joined by members of Kegler Brown’s Global Business team.


8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Presentation, Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion

Guest Speaker:

Rafael is specialized in business and corporate law with a focus on matters related to shareholding purchase and sale transactions (M&A), asset management, commercial contracts, corporate restructuring, foreign investment structuring in Brazil and corporate litigation. With international experience, he worked as an attorney at Stairs Dillenbeck Finley and Patterson Belknapp Webb & Tyler, both located in New York City. He graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and holds an LL.M. from Fordham University.

Panel Members:

  • Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho: business and corporate law attorney with Brazilian law firm Peixoto & Cury
  • David Wilson: co-chair of Kegler Brown’s Privacy + Data Security practice, global business and IP attorney, previously lived and practiced law in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Luis Alcalde: global business attorney at Kegler Brown with a specific emphasis on Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets
  • Vinita Mehra: global business attorney and Kegler Brown’s Global Education Leader


Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 15, by contacting Lindsey Dilsaver at [email protected] or (614) 462-5481. If you cannot make it into the office, we will also be offering a livestream of the discussion. Please RSVP for the livestream using the button below and we will send you the link the day before the event.


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Complimentary Parking: There are several options available for parking. We will reimburse tickets from the Columbus Commons Underground Garage, located at 191 S. 3rd Street or from the Sheraton Valet, which is located on 3rd Street at the Sheraton Hotel just before the Columbus Commons Underground Garage.

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