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About Us

Warde Advogados is a law firm focused on complex corporate, securities and finance law issues.

The firm was established in 1996 and after 2008, it began working predominantly with Corporate, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance Laws.

Warde’s lawyers have been involved in important legal cases affecting the legal and economic development of the country and of its securities market institutions, publishing several books and articles that provide useful material to legal advisors, law professionals and authorities.

Its skilled professionals combine an active legal practice with a continuous stream of academic work, developing projects with key governmental authorities.

The firm´s main practice areas are corporate and securities litigation and arbitration, finance and M&A.

Institutional

Warde Advogados contributes to the development of projects in the fields of law, politics and arts.

Corporate Law - Bill No. 4,303/2012 – Special Regime for Simplified Corporations

Warde Advogados co-authored Bill No. 4,303 - “Special Regime of Simplified Corporations” to improve the general business environment in Brazil (please access http://www.saraiva.com.br/regime-especial-da-sociedade-anonima-simplificada-5822435.html for more information on this Bill).

The purpose of the Bill – submitted to the Brazilian National Congress by Congressman Laércio Oliveira – is to repeal Article 294 of Law No. 6,404/76 and replace it with Articles 294-A to J, to set forth the Special Regime for Simplified Corporations (“Regime Especial da Sociedade Anônima Simplificada – RE-SAS”). Companies could opt for this regimeif their NAV do not exceed BRL 48 million.

Corporations opting for the simplified regime (RE-SAS) are allowed to: (i) be held by a single shareholder - either an individual or a legal entity (ii) not publish several documents such as balance sheets and financial statements in newspapers, provided that such information is available at the corporation’s website and is registered with the board of trade – this measure would save significant costs; (iii) adopt distance voting for shareholders’ meetings (online); (iv) distribut profits disproportional to equity breakdown; (v) have a single officer with unlimited term of in office and (vi) freely increase or reduc the rights of shareholders to leave the company and to of remov defaulting shareholders if these measures are set forth in the bylaws.

This is an initiative to perfect the Brazilian legal corporate framework, particularly in respect of corporate types for small and medium-sized companies, that are adversely affected by the lack of an appropriate legal framework.”

Academic Work

“The members of Warde Advogados have systematically written solid opinions and works in business, commercial, corporate and tax laws.


JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Companies do not vote – Lobby regulation is indispensable to shape corporate conducts”. Valor Econômico, 05.14.2014 Edition.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido and JUNQUEIRA NETO, Ruy de Mello. “Applied Corporate Law”. São Paulo: Saraiva, 2014.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido; CAVALCANTI, Nelson; BAYEUX NETO, José Luiz. “Maritime and Port Law – New Issues”. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2013

BAYEUX NETO, José Luiz. “Is Power Actually Relevant in Contracts? An Economic Analysis of Adhesion Contracts”. RDEmp – Revista de Direito Empresarial. vol. 10., n. 1. Belo Horizonte: Fórum, jan./abr. 2013, p. 47 – 72.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido and MAIA DA CUNHA, Fernando Antonio. “The Arbitration and the Limitation of Courts in Corporate Litigation” in Processo Societário, São Paulo, Saraiva, 2012, pp. 725-758.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido and BAYEUX NETO, José Luiz. “Shareholders Activism. The Protection of Minorities and Preventing the Abuse of Minorities”, in Revista Capital Aberto, Year 10, Number 110, p. 27.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido and GOMES DE ARAÚJO, D. B. S. “The Group of Companies: Organization and Entrepreneurship”, São Paulo, Saraiva, 2012.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Brazilian Group Rights, the Hidden Control and its Transfer”, in Os Grupos de Sociedades: Organização e Exercício da Empresa. GOMES DE ARAÚJO, D. B. S. and JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido(coord.), Saraiva, São Paulo, 2012, pp. 115-150.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido and GOMES DE ARAÚJO, D. B. S. “The Group of Companies, its Present State and Technic”, in Os Grupos de Sociedades: Organização e Exercício da Empresa. GOMES DE ARAÚJO, D. B. S. and JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido (coord.), Saraiva, São Paulo, 2012, pp. 11-22

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “New World. The Brazilian Corporations in the Context of the Increase of Shareholding Dispersion”, in Revista Capital Aberto, Year 10, Number 108.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido “The Voting Rights and the Protection of Minority Holdings: a History of Regulatory Dysfunction – the Putative Advantages and Super Advantages”, in Temas Essenciais de Direito Empresarial.Estudos em Homenagem a Modesto Carvalhosa, Org. Luiz Fernando Martins Huyven, São Paulo, Saraiva, 2012, pp. 1.063 - 1.088.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Donator may Exercise the Right of Withdrawal? The Right Belongs to the Owner”, in Revista Capital Aberto. Antítese. Year 9, Number 103, p. 25.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Commercial Commission Agreement”, in Doutrinas Essenciais. Obrigações e Contratos. Contratos em Espécie: Serviços e Circulação, Org. TEPEDINO, Gustavo and FACHIN, Luiz Edson Volume VI, Revista dos Tribunais, 2011, pp. 563 to 578.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Responsibility of Partners and the Disregard of the Legal Entity”, in O Direito de Empresa nos Tribunais Brasileiros, Coord. CIAMPOLINI NETO, Cesar and JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido,São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2010, pp. 241-284.

LEHMANN Jr. Rudi A. “The Responsibility of the Company in Labor Accidents”, in O Direito de Empresa nos Tribunais Brasileiros, Coord. CIAMPOLINI NETO, Cesar and JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2010,pp. 287-323.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Drinking its Own Poison”, in Revista Capital Aberto, Year 7, Number 83. JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Company Rights in Brazilian Case Laws”, Coord., São Paulo, Quarti r Lati 2010.

LEHMANN JR., Rudi A. “Labor Law and Corporate Governance: Executive Hiring”, São Paulo, May 5, 2010.

LEHMANN JR., Rudi A. “International Labor Law: the Enforcement of Law No. 11,962/09 to Brazilian Companies with Activities Abroad”, São Paulo, March 26, 2010.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Rights and Moral in Dworkin: Right and Ethics”, in Revista do Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo, Nova Série, nº 23, Year 11, São Paulo, Editora Revista dos Tribunais, January/June 2009, pp. 276-286.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Mergers, Acquisiti and Related Subjects”, Coord., São Paulo, Quarti Lati 2009.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Corporate Governance Model in Corporate Reorganizations in Brazil?”, in Fusão, Cisão, Incorporação e temas correlatos, Coord. JORGE WARDE Jr., Walfrido, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2009, pp. 130-178.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and the Law on the Public Offer for Acquisition in the European Union: Overview, Problems with the Reform and Perspectives”, HOPT, Klaus, Trad. JORGE WARDE Jr., Walfrido, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2009, pp. 352-387.

LEHMANN Jr. Rudi A. “Problemati Subjects in Labor Law in Mergers and Acquisiti, in Fusão, Cisão, Incorporação e temas correlatos, Coord. JORGE WARDE Jr., Walfrido, São Paulo, Quarti r Lati 2009, pp. 320-350.

LEHMANN JR., Rudi A. “Lack of Labor Responsibility in Recovery Proceedings”, in Revista IASP, São Paulo, 07.28.2009.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Responsibility of Partners”, in Revista Jurídica, Faculdade de Direito de Sorocaba, Year III, n.º 3, 2008, pp. 175-238.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Contracts and the Insufficiency of Corporate Forms”, in Revista do Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo, Nova Série, nº 22, Year 11, São Paulo, Editora Revista dos Tribunais,July/December 2008, pp. 262-275.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Stock Exchange not as a Means of Indebtedness and the New Challenges of the Regulation of the Capital Markets”, in Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial Econômico e Financeiro, vol. 144, São Paulo, Malheiros, Oct./Dec. 2006.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Multi Dimensional Enterprise. Political Company and Lobby”, in Revista do Advogado, Year XXVIII, n.º 96, São Paulo: AASP, March, 2008.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Partners Responsibility”, Belo Horizonte, Del Rey, 2007.

A. J.; JABUR, G. H. (coord.), São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2006, pp. 193-207.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “Health Laws of the Mercosul (South American Commercial Zone)”, in Mercosul, Integração regional e globalização, Renova, São Paulo, 2000, pp. 1131-1140.

JORGE WARDE JR., Walfrido. “The Commercial Commission Agreement according to the Theory of the Imperfect Representation: Effects on the Contractual Responsibility”, Revista dos Tribunais, Year 85, October 1996, volume 732, pp. 55-63.

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