In June of 2013 Carlos Monteiro interviewed Matheus Viana, a highly experienced Brazilian tax lawyer focused on helping international companies to navigate through the challenging Brazilian tax system.

In addition to giving a general picture of the Brazilian tax system, Matheus also points out some of the common mistake foreign professionals make when doing business in Brazil.

In 2013, Carlos Monteiro spoke with Kent Hendricks who at the time was the Managing director of Nacora for the LATAM region.

Nacora is a brokerage firm “that offers insurance solutions tailored to the individual needs of specific industry segments”.

In this interview, Kent talks some of the things that ought to be done by Brazilian authorities in order for Brazil to fulfill its potential and “hit the ground running”.



Carlos Monteiro interviews Mikael Thomsen. Mikael is the former Director of DSV in Brazil. DSV is one of the leading global players in logistics and in this interview Mikael shares some of the challenges a gigantic company such as DSV faces when looking for growth and doing business in Brazil.


The Brazilian architecture and design market surely represent a huge potential for Danish architecture offices. But what are the restrictions when Danish companies come to Brazil? Can they use all the creative potential they want in a project?

Are there many barriers and restrictions? How about the opportunities and the future of cities in Brazil? These and other questions will be answered today by Marcelo Maia Rosa, partner of Andrade Moretin, a major architecture and design office in São Paulo, Brazil.


Leonardo Arozena former director of Bronzearte, the second largest importer, and distributor of lighting products, told me that end-customers in Brazil did not care much to lighting products when they had to visit a shop to buy supplies to refurbish their homes.

Leonardo adds that this picture is rapidly changing for a number of reasons. He believes that the main reason is the income expansion Brazil has experienced over the past years, which allows people to be worried about other things besides their very basic needs.