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Brazil urgently needs to improve its infrastructure – and foreign companies and law firms may have a part to play. Rafael d’Avila Dutra and Guilherme Ziegler Zugno report

As a result of its rapid recent economic growth, Brazil must make significant efforts to carry out a major renovation of its infrastructure. This is crucial for creating jobs and business opportunities, and increasing the necessary competitiveness to facilitate continued growth in a difficult market.

Furthermore, events that will be held in Brazil in subsequent years, including the 2014 World Cup, will require the completion of some major infrastructure projects in a short period of time.

Projects scheduled for the next few years include:

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