INSTITUTIONAL

NELSON WILIANS & ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS (NWADV) is an advisory firm in corporate law segment that stands out for its objective, upright, modern and effective approach to assist customers and solve their problems. Evaluating what is appropriate and necessary for national and foreign companies; optimizing the time by eliminating bureaucracy and excessive formalities, and acting in an ethical, transparent and responsible manner are crucial activities in NWADV.

NWADV has a wholly owned structure in all state capitals of Brazil and in some other strategic cities of the country. This unique feature enables us to provide our customers with agile, modern and effective legal services in diverse areas of law.

With operational costs as one of the company’s missions, NWADV has an unmatched ability to work closely with customers, as well as with administrative and legal agencies, mostly because it minimizes the transit of employees between cities and states due to its several offices throughout the country, which are equipped with the best human and technological resources.

Years of experience provide a lot of experience to identify needs, develop methodologies and pass on our technical expertise with word class performance according to the best global management practices in order to achieve the best results with ethics, responsibility, promptness and excellence for legal solutions, customer satisfaction and personal fulfillment of our employees.

Today, most organizations that account for important and significant portions of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Brazil are advised by NWADV, in the most diverse industries. These are national and international companies that entrust their legal actions to the most competent and qualified professionals in the market.
  • NWADV stands out by both the excellence, dedication and flawless performance of its professionals, and by the strength of its physical structure. The company has at least one office in each federal state of Brazil, each of them equipped with all technological resources required to meet the customers’ needs.

    In a country of continental dimensions, which has undeniable regional differences, the physical presence of NWADV in each Brazilian state gives its operation a real edge. When hiring our professional staff, NWADV focuses not only in hiring experts in each area of Law, but it also wants to ensure that it is hiring attorneys who have experience and successful practice in each region of the country and, therefore may contribute by sharing their personal experience.

    Whether at the headquarters located in São Paulo/SP or at any of its subsidiaries, NWADV can provide the customers an excellent service in any region or state of the country.
  • VISION

    In a country with continental dimensions like Brazil, the customers need a legal advisory firm that respects the socio-cultural diversities, while maintaining the consistency and balance between technical expertise and celerity.

    MISSION

    Provide corporate legal services throughout the country, with offices and unmatched professional team, consistently keeping the personality, technical expertise, speed and homogeneity.

    VALUES

    • • Ethics: as the foundation for any and all personal and professional relationships;


    • • Work: the only way to achieve results and overcome limitations;


    • • Union: of efforts and talents;


    • • Quality: sine qua non condition in all business activities of NWADV;


    • • Management: of people and information — without it, our work would be in vain and the high quality we want would not be achieved.


  • 1Purpose
    Our Code of Ethics is aimed to define the guidelines that should guide the internal relationship among NELSON WILIANS & ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS’ employees, and the relationship that they build with the customers and the Legal Practitioners


    2Scope
    The current guidelines apply to all members of NWADV — whether they are partners, associates, members of administrative staff or of the legal body.


    3Assumptions
    Knowledge and strict observation of national legislation — especially, the Code of Ethics and Discipline of OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) — mutual respect, transparency, truth, loyalty, responsibility and integrity.


    4Working Conditions
    NWADV shall provide its members impeccable working conditions: compliance with the law, rules, labor and contractual rights. NWADV shall provide ergonomic workspaces, computer equipment, books and research materials.


    5Workplace
    Everyone must contribute for a balanced, serene and pleasant workplace, without any kind of discrimination. Pranks, jokes and behaviors that imply scorn, moral, physical or sexual harassment will be repudiated.


    6Execution of Services
    Legal Services: strict observation of the legislation applicable to each case; as well as Case Law, study and research of legal tenets, and ongoing pursuit of excellence.

    Administrative Services: compliance with technical standards and appropriate procedures.

    Technical Guidelines: immediate and correct application of technical guidelines — best practices in legal and accounting areas, contract drafts, standardization of initial pleadings, control systems, among others. Noncompliance with these guidelines implies personal liability of the violator, without prejudice to item “11” below and eventual discharge for cause, depending on the severity of noncompliance.

    Fee Agreement: no service can be performed without its corresponding fee agreement, which must be unequivocal about the object, execution terms and conditions, compensation, and so on. Additional services or change of clauses must mandatorily be included in a proper Addendum to the Agreement.

    7Confidentiality
    Maintenance of strictest professional secrecy concerning legal matters entrusted to NWADV; as well as confidentiality of the internal information of the office.


    8Relationship with Customers
    Full transparency, clear recommendation of which legal measures should be taken, what are the potential risks, benefits and consequences; follow-up of the proceedings from the very beginning up to effective res judicata. Our team is always ready to answer questions quickly and provide reports, receipts, pleadings, and other documents, whenever requested by the customer. Any information and/or technical guidance must necessarily be made in writing with a unique identification (full name, number of professional identity card and contacts) of the signatory.


    9Relationship with Legal Practitioners
    We treat all professionals of the legal area with independence, respect and fairness, whether they are former litigant, competitors, government officials, judges or legal practitioners in general.


    10Individual Responsibility
    Our lawyers are individually responsible for their attitudes, procedural activities undertaken and guidance offered to customers in the administrative, civil and criminal laws.


    11Responsibility of Subsidiaries
    Each subsidiary of NWADV — a legal entity separated from the major company, with unique registers both at the Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (document known as CNPJ or National Register of Legal Entities) and at the local Sectional of OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) — is administratively, civilly and criminally liable in the person of its legal representative, the Institutional Director, for the acts, facts, debts, consequences, etc., practiced and/or generated within his/her subsidiary.


    12Personal and Professional Reputation
    Each professional working for NWADV must keep an unblemished personal and professional reputation; always behaving with dignity, respect and discretion, in a relentless search for technical and cultural improvement.


    13Respect for the Company Assets
    NWADV assets must be used exclusively for business purposes, and every member of the organization should feel responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the company assets. Computer hardware and especially electronic messages should not be used, by no means, for dissemination of personal messages, chain letters, jokes, and so on.

    14Questions and Violations
    Any questions about this Code of Ethics and any omission that may have occurred, as well as the reporting of any alleged violations, should be submitted in writing to the local Institutional Director. If the issue is not resolved within the subsidiary under discussion, it shall be forwarded, always in writing, to the shareholders at the Headquarters.


    15Disclosure
    This Code of Ethics, along with the Vision, Mission and Values Statement, will be disclosed internally, via email and on the website: www.nwadv.com.br. Copies will be provided to all partners, associates and employees, being such content for broad and general knowledge.