“BRAZIL IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS” – TOM JOBIM

Brazil is vibrant and diverse in both people and landscape, and many non-Brazilians think of it as their favorite place on earth. Brazilians are renowned the world over for their warmth. But people-warmth is not its only attraction. With a population of over 200 million, and an economy that’s the 8th largest in the world, the country is a virgin market for many non-Brazilian companies facing mature markets in their own countries.

So it’s not just a wonderful place to go to for Carnaval. With a new president and market-friendly Minister of the Economy who have promised to remove the traditional barriers to entry and reduce the crippling and famous “Brazil cost”, Brazil is open for business for manufacturing and consumer goods. They are no longer a market for just low tech companies. Instead, they are one of the leading markets for Hollywood blockbusters, internet penetration, Netflix and other streaming companies, gaming, apps, social media (Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram) and telecom. So Brazilians are avid for US products and services of all kinds – there’s a ripe and untapped market just waiting for international players to come in.

With all of this beauty and promise, it just makes sense that so many businesses have wanted to take a dip into the waters and open their doors in Brazil. However, what they often find is that, due to politics, economic challenges, and a way of doing business that is very different from our own, Brazil can be an exceedingly difficult place to start a business if you don’t have the help of someone with lots of experience and relationships of long duration in the entrant’s chosen field. That’s where Brazil Business Link steps in.

WHO WE ARE

Brazil Business Link provides strategic advice and business development services across a wide range of industries.

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SERVICES WE OFFER

At Brazil Business Link, we act as a link between Brazil and the U.S. providing business development services to companies looking to expand overseas.

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WHY USE US

Our Founder & CEO Nathalie Hoffman, a lawyer with an M.B.A., has been doing business in and with Brazil for 30+ years.

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COMPANIES & PEOPLE WE’VE HELPED

We have helped many companies open their doors in Brazil. We also connect Brazilian businesses and brands with American talent in Hollywood’s entertainment industry by negotiating terms and contracts for projects, like print advertising campaigns, TV commercials, celebrity appearances and endorsements, photoshoots, and product placement. Below are just a few of the companies we have helped and people involved in negotiations we have been a part of.

  • Talent – Ad Agency

  • FCB – Ad Agency

  • EuroRSCG – Ad Agency

  • Rio Film Festival – Multiple Years
  • ARRI

  • Citroen

  • Africa – Ad Agency

  • DM9 – Ad Agency

  • Petrobras

  • Vale

  • TV Globo

  • Grendene

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Sharon Stone

  • Kiefer Sutherland

  • Bruce Willis

  • Whoopi Goldberg

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Al Gore

  • Dean Cain

  • Ray Charles

  • Pelé

  • Araceli Gonzalez

  • Cirque du Soleil

GLOBAL CHALLENGE. WORLD CLASS RESPONSE.
Questions about creating a expanding your business to Brazil or the U.S.? Ask our experts. We’re here to help.

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Nathalie is an outstanding US lawyer with deep roots and thorough knowledge and understanding of Brazil and its legal system and business environment. Her proficiency in Portuguese and the fact that she has lived and worked in Brazil allow her to bridge the cultural gap with ease. Her management and lawyering skills make her a key business development tool for any US companies willing to do business in Brazil and Brazilian companies on thriving in the USA, especially in California, where she is based. Nathalie certainly is a door-opener in both jurisdictions.

Neil Montgomery • Founding and Managing Partner & Associados • São Paulo, Brazil

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We are thrilled to use our over 30 years of expertise help you navigate the complicated Brazilian marketplace.

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