Administrative Law

TFS Advogados offers renowned expertise in the relationship between individuals and agencies or companies that integrate the government. The firm provides specialized legal advice on public-private contracts, regulations, public service concession, dealing with government intervention on economy, society and property, public property, administrative impropriety, administrative proceedings, civil liability of the State, civil personnel, public finance and budget, and legislative process.


In addition, it owns extensive experience in rendering services for those from the private sector interested in take part of public infrastructure projects. Our lawyers have made part of teams in charge for structuring concessions and public-private partnerships, dealing with concessional arrangements, risk matrix, remuneration system, and public aspects of private funding, grants as well as the rules for the reimbursement of private investments. We have also worked on the legal matters of corporate partnerships between the government and private companies, privatization of public companies, electoral matters, consortia, cooperation agreements and the so named program contract – contracts between different public entities for the delivery of public services.


The firm is qualified to deal with all levels of the Judiciary and the Courts of Auditors (Federal, State and of the Municipality) and other bodies in charge for the Brazilian system of Judicial Review. We have represented our client´s rights before supervision and control entities, as Public Prosecutors’ Office, presenting manifestations, defenses and appeals in administrative procedures of all kinds (sanctioning, invalidation, annulation, validation and disciplinary).


TFS Advogados has made formal defenses for the lawfulness of public-private contracts and similar legal instruments, accounts of the financial administration of public entities, previous examinations of public tendering announcements, representations, complaints and civil investigations.

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