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ABOUT US

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

- Mahatma Gandhi -

Barbizani Mello Caiado has a client oriented mindset, in which trust, ethics and commitment stand as paramount for solid business relationships. We only accept cases when we hold knowledge and skills to deliver a timely service of excellence.
We act locally with a global mindset, specialized in Portuguese, Brazilian and Chinese companies and citizens.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin -

PUBLICATIONS

[Ir]Redutibilidade Salarial e Princípio da Proibição do Retrocesso - Belo Horizonte: Editora D’Plácido, 2017

CAIADO, Bárbara Barbizani de Mello

2017

“Munida de coragem e de ousadia científicas, a autora propõe uma desconstrução do princípio da proibição do retrocesso – que não há de ser um princípio absoluto, até porque o Direito não é uma ciência que trabalha com o absoluto como regra –para o enquadrar no devido lugar reduzindo-o ao sentido que lhe é próprio na escala dos valores das instituições jurídico-laborais. E assim, na medida da constatação de sua ineficácia prática, faz a ponte com a jusracionalidade para evidenciar a incongruência dogmática que subjaz ao predito princípio.”

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As margens do juiz frente as restrições ao direito fundamental a retribuição: comentário as leis de Orçamento de Estado do Governo Português de 2011, 2012 e 2013 e as suas respectivas fiscalizações pelo Tribunal Constitucional. In: Jurisdição constitucional e direitos fundamentais: estudos em Homenagem a Jorge Reis Novais. Belo Horizonte : Arraes Editores, 2015.

CAIADO, Bárbara Barbizani de Mello

2015

“Como Direito Fundamental, a garantia retributiva é um trunfo contra a maioria política e, deste modo, atua como uma armadura face as intervenções que afetem o grau de concretização a ela subjacente, pois as concretizações legislativas diminuem o grau de abstração e generalidade da norma, e aumentam a margem de controle do juiz perante uma restrição, por meio da integração do conteúdo realizado à garantia fundamental.”

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A Desconsideração da Personalidade Jurídica na Sociedade por Quotas. Uma Perspectiva Comparada entre Portugal e Brasil. In: Revista do Instituto Brasileiro da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa – RIDB, Ano 3, nº 6, Lisboa, 2014.

CAIADO, Bárbara Barbizani de Mello

2014

“O recurso à desconsideração da personalidade jurídica, deve ser moderado como um penduluum mobile para que seja um recurso verdadeiramente credível, racional e justo do modelo econômico-social, atuando como mitigador dos desvios sistémicos e indutor de confiança no funcionamento econômico, mas com critérios transparentes, analiticamente determináveis e formalmente expressos, dispensando a ambiguidade que a arbitrariedade pode causar. Se assim for, ao invés de gerar o aniquilamento da personalidade jurídica, este recurso aprimora- rá o instituto coletivo, através da prossecução tão-somente de fins sociais lícitos, impedindo o desvio de finalidade das figuras societárias.”

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As Alterações ao Código do Trabalho de 2009 e Outros Impactos em Matéria de Remuneração. In: Revista do Instituto Brasileiro da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa – RIDB, Ano 3, nº 8, Lisboa, 2014.

CAIADO, Bárbara Barbizani de Mello

2014

“Não obstante pese a pessoalidade e a importância deste elemento na situação individual laboral, pois o trabalho não existe, o que existe são pessoas que trabalham, o trabalho é, do ângulo econômico das empresas, um fator de produção, que deve ser atrativo para que possa ser procurado. Não significa isso que o trabalho possa ser levado a todo custo na lógica de otimização absoluta da competitividade e empregabilidade, mas sim que em qualquer conjuntura econômica ele deverá sempre assumir lugar cativo”

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PARTNERSHIP MINDSET

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.."

- Andrew Carnegie -

We work together with companies and individuals with a partnership mindset, aligned with their goals and value optimization in their businesses and disputes. We pursue that clients feel assured they have made the right choice in partnering with us.
We have created a coherent process tool that enables not only delivering the best technical expertise but also doing that in a fast and robust way.

Head Lawyer

MSc in Legal and Labor Sciences – Lisbon Law University. Advanced specialist in Commercial and Labor Law by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Lawyer and legal adviser, Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Barbizani
Caiado

Bárbara


Academic researcher with several published articles and books. Has created business alliances in Portugal with Brazilians law firms. Besides bar disputes for independent clients, has created Abraito Group legal department and is currently founder and head lawyer at Barbizani Mello Caiado.

"It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity."

- Kofi Annan -

LOCATIONS

PORTUGAL

Mainland Portugal, along with the autonomous island regions of the Azores and Madeira, offers exporters a market of approximately 10.6 million people. As a member of the European Union (EU) and the euro zone, it is fully integrated with the EU, uses the euro currency, and follows directives from the European Commission in Brussels. As with all EU countries, Portugal’s borders and ports are completely open to the free flow of trade with other EU member countries. Besides Portugal has a skilled workforce, low unit labour cost and affordable real estate investment, thus making Portugal the perfect gateway to expand into European markets. Portugal has a politically stable environment with a democratically elected parliamentary government and is welcoming foreign businesses, investment and citizens. The structural reforms implemented since 2011 have created an economic and regulatory climate that is favorable to foreign investment which remains a priority focusing on niche sectors of the economy such as tourism, renewable energy, high quality industrial components, technology services, and value-added agricultural products.

BRAZIL

Brazil is the world's eighth largest economy. After almost an inclusive decade of strong growth (2002-2013), Brazil entered into the worst recession in its history in 2015 (-3.8% of GDP) and 2016 (-3.6%). This serious economic distress was due to the fall of commodities price and a drop in consumption and in investment. In 2017, the economy slightly rebounded and GDP recorded a 0.7% progression. Budgetary adjustment and favorable economic conditions have fostered the recovery. In 2018 the Brazilian economy should confirm its recovery with an expected growth of 1.5% (IMF). In 2017, growth was essentially driven by the performances of the agricultural industry, which expanded by 14.5%. Brazil is the world’s first producer and exporter of sugar and coffee and the second producer of soybeans. Industry and services also grew. Car production, a key branch in Brazil’s industrial landscape grew by more than 25% in 2017, compared to 2016. The surge in activity benefited to both internal and external demand. A steady decrease in unemployment in the last two quarters of 2017 contributed to an improvement in household consumption. Fiscal consolidation is still the government’s main objective but the announced pension reform seems so far impossible to pass.

MACAU CHINA

The economy of Macau has remained one of the most open and pro-business in the world since its handover to China in 1999. Apparel exports and gambling-related tourism are mainstays of the economy. Since Macau has little arable land and few natural resources, it depends on mainland China for most of its food, fresh water, and energy imports. Japan and Hong Kong are the main suppliers of raw materials and capital goods. Although Macau was hit hard by the 1997 / 98 Asian financial crisis, its economy grew approximately 13.1% annually on average between 2001 and 2006. Macau is a full Member of the World Trade Organization. Public Security has greatly improved after handover to People's Republic of China. With the tax revenue from the profitable gambling industry, the Macau government is able to introduce the social welfare program of 15 years of free education to all Macau citizens. Moreover, Macau has unique conditions for companies that are willing to sell or expand to Mainland China and Hong Kong.

RESPONSABILITY

"They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers.. call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order."

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt -

We are committed to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity. When advising clients we are aware we create an impact on community, that touches families and people’s lives.
Undertaking business responsibly is a primer for any activity that we develop. That is why we have been challenging ourselves to dedicate a part of our activity to pro-bono and direct operations, thus creating impact on other clusters of the social ladder.

CONTACTS

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